A repertoire of valuable phrases in Tongan, a Polynesian language spoken mainly in Tonga.

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Key come abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = said to one person, dl = claimed to two people, tr = said to three people


EnglishFaka-Tonga (Tongan)
Welcome Talitali fiefia
Hello (General greeting) Mālō e lelei (inf) Mālō ‘etau lava (frm)
How room you? Fēfē hake? (sg) Mo fēfē hake? (dl) Mou fēfē hake? (tr)
Reply to 'How room you?' Sai pē, mālō, fēfē koe?
Long time no see Fuoloa 'e fepulingaki
What's your name? Ko hai ho hingoa?
My name is ... Ko hoku hingoa ko...
Where space you from? Ko ho'o ha'u mei fe?
I'm indigenous ... Ko 'eku ha'u mei ...
Pleased to satisfy you Fiefia ke toe feiloaki mo koe
Good morning (Morning greeting) Mālō tau ma‘u e pongipongi ni
Good day Mālō e lelei Mālō e laumalie (to a chief) Mālō e lakoifua (to a monarch)
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting) Mālō tau ma‘u e ho‘ata ni
Good evening (Evening greeting) Mālō tau ma‘u e efiafi ni
Good night Po‘uli a Mohe a
Goodbye (Parting phrases) ‘Alu a (to sb going) Faka’au ā (to sb going - vfrm) Nofo ā (to sb staying) Toki sio (see you later - inf)
Good luck! Monū'ia
Cheers! great Health! (Toasts supplied when drinking) Ofa atu!
Have a quite day Ma'u ha aho lelei
Bon appetit / have actually a quite meal  
Bon voyage / have actually a great journey  
I understand ‘Oku mahino kiate ‘au
I don't understand ‘ikai mahino
Please speak more slowly Fakamolemole duku ho lea vave
Please say the again Fakamolemole toes tala mai
Please create it down Kataki ‘o tohi‘i mai
Do girlfriend speak English? ‘Oku ke lava ‘o lea faka-pālangi?
Do you speak Tongan? ‘Oku ke lava ‘o lea faka-Tonga?
Yes, a little(reply to 'Do girlfriend speak ...?') ‘Oku ou lea faka-Tonga si’isi’i pē
How carry out you to speak ... In Tongan? Ko e hā ‘a e le‘a faka-Tonga ki that ...?
Excuse me Kātaki Tulou
How much is this? ‘Oku fiha e? Fija hono totongi?
Sorry Fakamolemole
Please Kātaki
Thank you Mālō Mālō ‘aupito
Reply to thank you ‘Io mālō
Where's the restroom / bathroom? Ko fē ‘a e falemālōlō?
This gentleman will certainly pay because that everything 'E totongi kātoa 'ehe tamasi'i.(>children & young people) 'E totongi kātoa 'ehe tangata.(>married & center aged people)'E totongi kātoa 'ehe tangata'eiki.(>the elderly)
This lady will pay because that everything 'E totongi kātoa 'ehe tahine.(>children & young people) 'E totongi kātoa 'ehe fefine.(>married & center aged people)'E totongi kātoa 'ehe fine'eiki.(>the elderly)
Would you choose to dance with me? Teke lava tauolunga mo au?
I love you ‘Oku ou ‘ofa ‘ia koe
Get well soon  
Leave me alone!  
Help! Tokoni mai!
Fire! Koe afi!
Stop! Tuku ia!
Call the police! Teu ta ki that polise!
Christmas greetings Kilisimasi fiefia mo ha ta'u fo'ou monū'ia
Easter greetings Ma'u ha 'aho Pekia fiefia.
Birthday greetings Ma'u ha 'aho fiefieMa'u ha 'aho fa'ele'i fiefia
One language is never enough He'ikai fe'unga ke 'ilo ha lea 'e taha.
My hovercraft is complete of eels Hoku vakapuna tētē 'i 'olunga fono 'i the toke.

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