In this lesson, we are going to learn wishes in Tahitian: have a nice day, happy birthday, merry christmas, happy new year in Tahitian. And other expressions as well. In short, only good things. And how to say: I wish that in Tahitian.
We are going to use 2 basic words in this lesson.
We already know this very common word Maita’i which we have learned through previous lessons:
- Hello, How are you, Thanks, Goodbye in Tahitian
- Ask and answer to How are you in Tahitian
- Adjectives in Tahitian- E mea – Particle I, No – Suffix raa
Let’s get to know ‘Oa’oa.
|Maita’i||Well, good, nice|
The expressions: have a nice day, good night, happy birthday, merry christmas, happy new year in Tahitian
In this second chapter, we get to the heart of the lesson : wishes in Tahitian. So, bluntly here are these expressions. In green, the words we already know.
|Have a nice day||Ia maita’i i teie mahana|
|Good night (literally, sleep well)||Ta’oto maita’i|
|Good weekend. Have a nice week end||Ia maita’i i teie hôpe’a hepetoma|
|Happy celebration||Ia ‘oa’oa i teie ôro’a|
|Happy birthday||Ia ‘oa’oa ‘oe i to ‘oe ôro’a fānauraa|
|Merry Christmas||Ia ‘oa’oa i te ôro’a noera|
|Happy Easter||Ia ‘oa’oa i te ôro’a pāta|
|Happy New Year||Ia ‘oa’oa i te matahiti âpī|
The already known vocabulary
We recognize the particle i of the lesson Particle I in Tahitian – Location, time, object, achievement – Ia as well as the following vocabulary:
|Teie mahana||This day|
|To ‘oe||Your (singular)|
|Fānau||To give birth, to bring into the world, to give birth, to beget, to procreate|
|Te matahiti||The year|
|Âpī||New, young, fresh for food|
The new vocabulary
Let’s discover the new vocabulary:
|Te hôpe’a||The end, the last, the conclusion|
|Te ôro’a||The celebration (religious)|
|Te fānauraa||The birth|
|Te ôro’a fānauraa||The birthday (literally, the birthday celebration)|
|Te ôro’a noera||The Christmas celebration|
|Te ôro’a pāta||The Easter celebration|
Say the celebration of … in Tahitian
We observe the following repetition:
|Te ôro’a …||The celebration of …|
The particle Ia, the wish particle
Also, we notice that each wish phrase begins with Ia. Some of you will tell me: is it a particle? And yes, Ia is indeed a particle. We have already met it in the lesson: Particle I in Tahitian – Location, time, object, achievement – Ia
Ia is the particle of the wish.
|Ia||Particle of the wish that introduces the expression I wish / I do not wish|
The grammatical construction of the affirmative form is as follows.
|The wish||I wish that||IA + VERB + (SUBJECT) + COMPLEMENT|
The subject is in parenthesis because the 2 sentences exist: with subject and without subject.
Let’s explain the expressions in more detail.
|Ia ‘oa’oa’ outou i te matahiti âpī||Happy New Year !
Literally, I wish you were happy during the New Year. Particle i has the function of a time particle.
As a reminder :
We will see, in a next lesson, the negative form.
Ia as in Ia ora na
Some of you have noticed that the expressions we have just learned start with Ia as in Ia ora na.
|Ia ora na||Hello|
|Ia||I wish that|
We will see in a next lesson Na.
Let’s take stock
Finally, with this lesson, we learned 20 words or vocabulary expressions on wishes in Tahitian. We now know how to say good day, good night, wish happy holidays.
See you soon for a next lesson!