How to say thank you in FijianIn Fijian, how can you say thank you?
Fijian version of Whale the Whale and Talc the Talc
If you are preparing for your journey (or plan a Fiji holiday), this is your first Fiji class. Fijian is slightly different from English, so let's begin with a few grounding principles. The Fijian Laguage Principles: Now, some popular words and sentences English-Fijian translations.
The Fijian language: Thoughts to know for the visitor
Every vacation becomes more enjoyable by acquiring some catchwords used by the natives, and a visit to Fiji is no different. Even a small preparatory step can help to avoid complicated situation and avoid misunderstanding with the local people, no matter where in the whole wide oceans.
It is one of the best places for the spontaneous traveler, as it is quite straightforward even for the novice traveler, as most travellers, especially on the coast, have a good knowledge of English. Fijians enjoy listening to the Fijian tongue with a smile, albeit for nothing more than a smile, and so it's a good idea to study a few sentences.
It' s altogether a easy speech to say, as it does not have some of the bewildering tone features that certain tonalities do, and it is generally phonetic - good those below. Fijian has a very round and sometimes gut-tural tone, so remember that when you try to say the words.
I' ve attached some fundamental spelling aids in written form, but to see how each of the words is actually said, please playback the brief videos below each of the descriptions. It is the most frequent Fijian term you will ever heard, and it means "hello". Bula " is not only an all-purpose salute, but above all a way of wanting people to have it.
You' ll probably be hearing it on your first day in Fiji. This means "good morning" and you will probably at least one of the hotelman. However, please keep in mind that "Yadra", unlike the general-purpose salute "Bula", is only used in the mornings. Type the letter'E' and then start saying the word'or', but do not say the'r'.
It' a very useful term and you will need it very much when you get out of your hotels and go to the market and travel to the different cities. When you don't want to get in a cab, aren't interested in the souvenirs beckoned in front of you, or don't like the approach attempts of one of the native men, this is your ticketing name.
Here is another really important term in every tongue. It is" Vinaka" and means" Thank you". Pro Tip: Another good way to make it a good memory in the Fijian tongue is to add it to the Bula underline. It' also less informal, a little more respectable - and in Fiji regards Fiji as a cultural centre, so you get points for reminding yourself and using it well.
The name Yaqona is the Fijian name for the Fijian traditionally produced Fijian wine, known in the West as "Kava" or "Kava Kava". It is inseparable from Fijian civilization and must be shown around the drinks. Nowadays there are opportunities for taking caava that do not need a wedding service, but much caava is ritual and as a traveler, definitely straying on the side of esteem and accepting a small portion of caava when tender.
Last, but not least, the term "Moce" - which means "goodbye". It is always great to be able to walk away from a place with the feeling of the city. Well, it should be pointed out that "Moce" has more than one significance - it also means "to sleep" - so if you don't listen to it during your vacation, you will know what it's about.
However, if someone smiles and waves at you and says "Moce", you can be sure that he is just saying goodbye to you. Moce's pronunciations are a little hard to describe - so just click on the video below to listen! Hopefully you have had a good overview and are feeling a little better equipped for your journey to Fiji.
Have you noticed any useful Fijian words that have assisted you in surviving your journey?