Fijian-English Dictionary
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Audio Fijian word English word Fijian pronouciation comments
a marker for common nouns
a past tense
adi honorific prefix (woman)
Ai Vola Tabu Holy Bible
alatala pastor
aspirini aspirin
au first person singular, "I"
au I
au vinakata I want aoo vina kahtah
aua hour
ba fence
audio balavu long, tall
audio balavu tall
bale bale i- meaning
baleta, ni because
baqe bank
baravi Coast
baravi shore
baravi nuku beach (bathing)
basi bus
basikeli bicycle
basu-ka break open
bata butter
audio batabata cold, coolness
bati soldier, bodyguard holder of the marches
bati tooth
bebe butterfly mbeembee
beitaka blame
beka perhaps if you please, expre
bele Eatible Greens Island gabbage
audio berabera slow
bia beer
biau Wave
audio bibi heavy
bili bill
bilo cup
bini beans
bisinisi business
biu-ta abandon lai-va vakadua
bo boil (n)
bogi night
bokola Corpse to be eaten
bomu bomb
bose meeting
Bose levu vakaturaga Great Council of Chiefs
boso boss
braun, raradamu brown
bubu tagane Father's father
bubu tagane Mother's father
bubu yalewa Mother's mother
bubu yalewa Father's mother
buja butcher
buka fire
bula life, healthy
bula! Hello mbula
bulu healthy
bulu.makau cattle
bulu.makau cow
bulumakau cattle
bulumakau beef
burogo bug
buta blister
buto dark
audio ca bad thaa
audio ca bad, evil, ruin
cabe-ta ascend
cagi wind (n.)
cagi air
cakacaka work
cakau reef
cakava do, make work
cake up
cala err
cala miss (v.)
ca-ta abhor
ca-ti abhorrent vakasisilataki
cauravou youth
cauravou bachelor (eligible)
cava which?
cava what, which
cegu breathe
cegu, vaka.cegu rest
cei who?
cici run
cina torch
cina lamp
ciqoma accept
ciqo-ma catch (thing thrown)
audio ciwa nine
cola-to carry on shoulder
cudru angry
curu enter
dabuiloa bruise
dai.dai, nikua today
daku back (n)
daku, i muri back
daliga ear
dalo taro
dalo Eatible root similar to taro
audio damudamu red
daru first person dual inclusive, us
daru, datou, da, we kei.rau, kei.tou, kei.ma mi
dau expert
dau teitei farmer
dau-, manamana- addict
dau, tu ga always tuu gaa always laughing - dau dredre, dredre tu ga
daugunuyaqona addicted to kava manamanayagona
daukerekere beggar
daulomani Husband
dauvauimadrai baker
dawai bachelor
dede long (time)
dela top
dela above
derekona, todroge belch
dina genuine
audio dina true, genuine, sincere
dodonu straight
dodonu right, correct, straight
dodonu correct
dolava open
dou 2nd person trial
dovu Sugar cane doh voo
dra bleed
dra blood
draiva drive
draiva driver
draki weather
drau Leaf
drau hundred dua na drau
drau 2nd person dual
drau ni ulu hair
dravuisiga arid
dredre difficult
drega chewing gum
dreke-ta carry on back
audio drokadroka, karakarawa green
audio dromodromo yellow
audio dua one, or a in front of nouns
dua One ndoo ah
dua ga any (at random) ndua ngaa
dua tale another another (different) - duatani
dua tale One more ndooah tahley
dua.tani, dui.dui different
duadua, taudua alone
duavata, vakadonuya agree
dui differently
dui each
duka dirty
e he she it, in at
e in
e dua na a, an one of
e muri behind
e ra underneath
e, mai at
era 3rd person plural
eula Needle
Fijian Kin term Relationship
foot feet (meas.)
ga just
ga, dua.dua, wale ga only
gade Walk, stroll, go for pleasure
gade, tau.bale walk
gaga bitter
galala empty
gane brother ngaane female's brother
gata sharp
gata snake
gauna time
gauna chance
gone child
gone child
gone dau fisherman
gone vuli student
gonetagane boy
audio gunu Drink goo noo
gunuva drink
gusu mouth
gutuva break (rope, vine)
high chief gone turaga
i to
I cake, I dela above
I dakumu behind you
I liu ahead
I liu before
I loma ni… kei… between
I maliwa ni among (things) I maaliwa ni
I muri, daku- behind
I ra below
I tai across (the road/river)
I waqa aboard
I yasa beside
I, mai at
ia, ga but ngaa
ibale.bale meaning
audio ibe mat
ibulubulu cemetery
icurucuru admission
idabedabe chair
idrekedreke backpack
ika fish (n.)
ikatalau breakfast have breakfast - katalau
iko 2nd person singular
iko, drau, dou, onε, nε you
ilakolako talei adventure
ilavo money
ima.tai first
ima.tau right side
imau cards (deck of)
imocemoce, idavodavo bed
audio io, ia yes ee-oh
ira 3rd person plural
isau payment
isau answer (n)
isau cost
isele knife
isulu clothes
itaba camera
itala.noa story
itau friend
itau (tagane) boyfriend
itei.tei garden
itei.tei farm
ituku.tuku report
ituku.tuku news
I-vadreti bandage (n)
ivava shoe
ivi Chestnut
ivodo.vodo fare
ivola book
ivolatabu bible
iyaya baggage
jaina banana
jeke cheque
jisi cheese
jokeliti chocolate
audio ka thing
kabani ni waqavuka airline
kabata climb
kadrala candle kaandrala
kai inhabitant of
kai people
kakana food
kakua don't
kalo.kalo star
kaloko clock
kalou Spirit
kalou God
kalou, yalo spirit
kalove bent
kama burn (v)
kama tiko ablaze
kami.kamica sweet
kamusu broken
audio kana Eat kahnah
audio karakarawa blue
kareti carrot
karua Husband's brother's wife
karua Wife's sister's husband
audio katakata hot, feverish
kateni box
kato box
kato basket
kato, basikete basket
kato, taga, beki bag
katolika catholic
kau stick
kau wood, stick, tree
kau, vu ni kau tree
kau.kaua strong
kau.kaua hard
kau-ta carry
kauta mai Bring ka ou tah my
kaveti cabbage
kavoro broken (glass, china)
ke, kevaka if
ke, oqo here
kea, keya there
keba camp (n - army)
kece, taucoko all
kei with, and
kei, ka, ia and
kei, qai and
keke cake
keke, bisikete biscuit
audio kele arrive, come to a stop
kemesi chemist (pharmacy)
audio kemuni you cardinal pronoun 2nd person plural
kena vinaka advantage
kere.kere request
kere-a ask for
kerea, vakayagataka borrow
kerekere Beg, to
keri, kea , oya, oqori there
kete stomach
kete-na abdomen boto ni kete-na
keve-ta carry baby in arms
ki to, towards
kila know
kila sara ga certain kilaa sara ngaa
kodro bark (v)
koli dog
koro Village kohroh
koro ni vuli school
koroturaga capital
koya she
koya he
koya 3rd person singular, "he", "she"
koya, oya that, there
kudrukudru grumbling
kuli skin
kuli bark
kuli bark (n)
kumi beard
kunea find
kuro pot
kutunitana bedbug
laea Sail
laga Fly
laga sere sing
audio lailai small
audio lako go
lako mai Come la ko my
lako tani Go away la ko tanee
lali bell
lali drum large wooden drum
lase Coral
lawa net
lawa-vaka abduct vakabaca-na
audio lekaleka short
leqa trouble
lesoni lesson
lesu return
lesu mai back (be back, come back)
audio levu big
audio levu great
lewa authority
lewenivanua commoners
liga arm
liga hand
audio lima five
liwa blow (wind)
audio loaloa black
loli candy
loma center
loma inside
loma-donu centre
lomana sorry
lotu religion
lovo Earth Oven loh-voh
lulu Owl
lululu handshake
luve- child (offspring)
luvequ tagane Son
luvequ tagane Sister's son
luvequ yalewa Daughter
luvequ yalewa Sister's daughter
maca dry
maca, lala empty
macala clear (results)
macawa week
madrai bread
madua bashful
madua ashamed maanduaa
audio mai at, from, hither
audio mai from
mai valagi abroad mai vaalangi
maile mile
makawa old
makawa ancient
makete market
makubuq tagane Daughter's son
makubuqu tagane Son's son
makubuqu yalewa Son's daughter
makubuqu yalewa Daughter's daughter
maliwai among (persons)
audio malua gently
mama Chew, to
audio mamada light in weight
mamau full
mana power
manumanu animal
manumanu (vuka) bird
maqo mango
marama Lady mahrahmah
marau pleasure
marau happy
masese matches
masi tapa
mata face
mata eye
mata ambassador
mata ni vanua herald
mata.nitu government
mata.qali type
matabani band (military)
mataboko blind
matai family head (elected) (Samoan)
matai smart expert, skilled; car
matai carpenter
matai i first
matai, mataisau carpenter
mataka morning
matanitu confederacy government
matanivanua herald, ambassador spokesman
mataniwai Well
matanqali landowning group defined by descent, clan
mataqiriqiri band (musical)
matasawa beach (landing)
matata clear (understood)
mate die
mate disease
matua ripe
matua mature
me in order to
me, ni that (conj.)
meimei babysitter
meki Dance
miniti minute
moce sleep, goodbye
moku hit (usually with a stick)
moku siga waste time (hit the day)
moli Orange
moli citrus
momo Wife's mother's brother
momo Husband's mother's brother
momo Father's sister's husband
momo Mother's brother
momo Husband's father's brother
momo Wife's father's brother
mosi ache
moto spear
motoka car (Eng.)
motoka car
motu Spear
mua sailor as in kai mua
mudre breeze
muni 2nd person plural or singular polite
musuka break
na any (a quantity of)
na will
na marker for common nouns
na 3rd person singular
na cava oqo What is this na thava on go
na, a the
nabugoqu tagane Husband's father
nabugoqu tagane Wife's father
nabugoqu yalewa Husband's mother
nabugoqu yalewa Wife's mother
naica when?
namu Mosquito
nana Mother
nana lailai Mother's younger sister
nana lailai Father's younger brother's wife
nana levu Father's elder brother's wife
nana levu Mother's elder sister
audio nanoa yesterday
nanuma think
nei Father's sister
nei Mother's brother's wife
nei Wife's mother's sister
nei Husband's mother's sister
nei aunt father's sister
nei Husband's father's sister
nei Wife's father's sister
ni for
ni 2nd person plural (oni)
ni when (conj.)
ni mataka tomorrow
ni sa moce Goodbye ni sa mothey
ni sa yadra Good Morning ni sah yan-dra
ni, nei of
audio nikua today
nima Bail, to
audio nimataka tomorrow
nimima Bailer
niu, bu coconut new
niusi.veva newspaper
noqu daku tagane Husband's brother
noqu daku yalewa Husband's sister
noqu veitabuki tagane Husband's sister's husband
noqu veitabuki yalewa Wife's brother's wife
noti, ilavo pepa banknote
nui.taka hope
nuku sand
o Marker for proper nouns (ko)
oca tired
ogavae Thigh
oiau contraction of ko i au
oni 2nd person plural or singular polite
audio ono six
oqo this
oqo here, this
oqori there, that
oqori, oya that (adj.)
ose horse
osooso, ogaoga busy
otela hotel
otela, icili accommodation ootela
oti finished
oti after (wards)
ou Cloud
pea avocado
peipei, gonedramidrami baby
peni pen (Eng.)
peni penny
polo ball
positovesi post office
pusi cat
qalo swim
qarauna, maroroya care to take care of
qaravatu cave
qase old person
qase ni vuli school teacher
qasi ni vuli teacher
qasikalolo ant nqasikaalooloo
qato bracelet
qele earth
qele, vanua land
qito play, recreate
qoli fish with nets
qoroya admire
qu 1st person singular
ra down
raica see
ramase bright
ramusu broken (bone)
rara village green
raraba wide
rarawa unhappiness
rau, ratou, era, ra, ira they
audio rauta enough
audio rauta about (approx)
ravi-ta against (lean against)
rawa able
rawa possible
rawa.rawa easy
rere afraid
rerevaka afraid of
rogoca hear
rokete, boro chilli
roqo-ta carry in arms
rourou Eatible Greens leaf of dalo root
audio rua Two roo ah
ruarua both
ruasagavulu twenty
rui too much
rumu room
sa verbal particle
sa bula good day, hello
sa vakaisini abased
saka sir
saka sir, madam
sala, gauni.sala road
sala, gaunisala path, track, road
saqa boiled
saqata against (be against)
sara very
saulailai, saurawarawa cheap
sauma answer (v)
savata wash
savata clean
se or
se whether
se qai vuli beginner
sede cent
sede cent
audio sega No senga
sega ni not
segai No
sele Knife
senikau flower
sere Chest
sevusevu formal presentation usually of kava
audio siga day stop raining, daylig
audio siga sunny
siga.levu noon
sigaanisucu birthday
sigalevu afternoon (till about 3pm)
sili, sisili bathe
sisili bathe
sitoa store
sitoa Shop seetoah
sitoa no ivola bookshop
siwa fish with line
siwa, qoli fish (v.)
so some
sogota close (v.)
soko Beam
soko sail (v.)
solia give
soro apology (ceremonial act of)
sote shirt
sovu soap
sua.sua wet
audio sucu born
audio sucu breast
sucuna Mammae
suka sugar
sulu Sarong ss-loo
tabana Branch
tabu forbidden
tabu sacred, forbidden
tabua whale's tooth
tabua whaleÆs tooth
taci- brother male's younger brother
taciqu tagane Younger brother
taciqu yalewa Younger sister
tagane man
tagica cry
takoso-va across (go across) taakoso-va
tale again
tale ga also tale ngaa
tama father
tamanibulumakau bull
tamata person
tani away
audio tanoa bowl
tanoa Kava-bowl
tara build (building)
tara.lala, danisi dance
tarausese trousers (Eng.)
taro-ga ask
tata Father
tata lailai Father's younger brother
tata lailai Mother's younger sister's husban
tata levu Mother's elder sister's husband
tata levu Father's elder brother
tau fall (rain)
tau.tau.vata equal
tau.tau.vata even
taubale walk, stroll
taube Lock of hair of virginity
taukei ni qele owner of soil
taura hold
tauvi.mate ill
tauvu sharing ancestral god
tavalequ tagane Wife's brother
tavalequ yalewa Wife's sister
tavaya bottle
tavi.oka tapioca
tavioka cassava
tavu ni sisili bath
tea plant (v.)
tei tuu abeyance
teitei agriculture
teitei garden plot farm,
tekivu begin
teveli table
tiki bit
tiko stay
tiko, dabe sit remain, be in a plac
tina mother
tina-lailai aunt mother's younger sister
tina-levu aunt mother's older sister
audio tini ten
toa Fowl
toa chicken
toba bay
toba Bay
tobo-ka catch (thing running)
tokatoka sub-clan
audio tolu three
totoka handsome
totoka pretty
totoka beautiful
audio totolo, vakatotolo fast, quick
tovo.lea try
tu stand
tu cake stand up (tu=stand, be;cake=u
tuaka- brother male's older brother
tuakaqu tagane Elder brother
tuakaqu yalewa Elder sister
tuba outside
tui a title when prefixed to a place name
tukuna tell
tukuna say
audio tulou/tilou Excuse me too-low
turaga Mister turangah
turaga chief tuuranga
turaga chief or gentleman
tuva build (wall)
tea
ualeti Papwe
audio uca rain
uci.wai river
ucu nose
udolu thousand
ueu Nose
uludamu brunet, brunette
ulunivanua mountain
uluvula blond
urou Lobster
uto breadfruit
uvi Yam
uvu-ca blow (person)
audio va four
vadreti-taka bandage (v)
vaka causative adverb prefix
vaka lailai Little vahkah lie lie
vaka levu Plenty vahkah lay voo
vaka totolo Quickly vahkah toe toe lo
vaka.cava how?
vaka.cegu retire
vaka.evei how about?
vaka.levu, sara greatly
vaka.matea kill
vaka.mau marriage
vaka.rai.taka show
vaka.rau ready
vaka.saqa cook
vaka.yakavi dinner
vakabatabatataki air conditioned vakambatambataataki
vakabauta believe
vakacaca apporximately vakathaathaa
vakacalaka accident vakathalakaa
vakadinata admit
vakadonuya allow vakandoonuya
vakaisi-na abase
vakalailai-taka abate
vakalekaleka-taka abbreviate
vakaloloma abject lomani; dawai
vakalougatataka bless
vakama burn (n) vaakamaa
vakamadua-taka abash
vaka-malua slowly
vakasala advice
vakasaqa-ra boil (v)
vakasucuma breastfeed
vaka-valagi English
vakavalelaca, keba camp (v)
vaka-viti Fijian
vakavucesa boring
vake-cegu rest, retire
vale building
vale ni kana restaurant
vale ni kuro kitchen, cooking house
vale ni lotu Church vahley nee lohtoo
vale ni vola.vola office
vale ni yaqona yaqona-drinking house
vale ni yaqona bar
vale tabu church building
vale/bure House vahley/mburey
vale/lailai Toilet vahley lie lie
valelevu chief's house
valenigunu bar
valenikana café
valenisili bathroom
vanua place
vanua land, place
vaqumia bribe
varada balcony
vasu sister's son
vatu stone
vava carry (person) on back vavaa
vava shoe, sandal
vavalagi white person
vavalagi Caucasian also valagi
vei where?
vei.kau forest
vei.tau friends
vei.vuke help
veiba, veileti argue
veibuka appointment
veiliutaki administration
veimama half
veimama middle
veimau cards (play cards)
veisau-taka change (money)
veitalanoa chat
veitalia (vei au) care I don't care
Veitarogivanua Native Lands Commission
veivakadrukai amazing
veivuke aid
via want to
viavialevu presumptuous, to be
vica how many?
audio vinaka good
vinaka Thank You vee-naka
audio vinaka (cake) better
vinaka duadua best
vinakata want
vinivo dress (Eng. pinafore)
viri.taka throw
viri-a build (bridge)
audio vitu seven
vodo mount (v.)
vodo board (ship)
vodo board (v)
vokete bucket
vola write
vola letter, book
voleka almost vooleka
voleka near
voli.taka sell
voli-a buy
vonu turtle
voroka break (glass, china)
vosa speak, talk, word, language
vosa word
vosa talk
vositi au pardon me
vosoti au pardon me
vou new
vu source, root
vu ni niu coconut tree
vua fruit
vua seed
vuaka pig
vucesa bored
vudi plantain, banana cooking banana
vugoqu tagane Brother's son
vugoqu yalewa Brother's daughter
vuka fly (v.)
vuke-a abet too-taka
vuku ability rawa kaa
audio vula month
audio vula moon
vulagi visitor
vulaimatumatua autumn
vulaqeti blanket
vuli learn
vuniwai doctor
vuqa many
wai water
wainimate antiseptic ni mavoa
waka, vu root
walesi radio
walesi wireless
audio walu eight
waqa, boto boat
waqavuka airplane
waraka wait for
wasa, wasa.wasa sea wai tui
wasa.wasa, wasa ocean
wati spouse
watiqu Wife
wavu bridge
weleti papaya
wilika read
wilika count
yabaki year
yabaki age
yaca name
yaco happen
yaco arrive
audio yadra awake
audio yadra awake, good morning
yaga use
yago- body
yakavi evening
yakavi afternoon (from about three)
yalewa woman
yalo soul
yalo vinaka, beka, mada please
audio yaloka eye eggs
yaloqaqa brave
yame Tongue
yani, tani away
yanuyanu island
yapolo apple
audio yaqona kava
yasana province
yava foot
yavato tree grub
yawa far
yawa distant

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