Greetings Basics

Hello. Farewell. Peace. Hi.

See you later. How are you? Very well, (reply) Fine/Good/Great. OK.

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190 LANGUAGE ••

People

How much is this?

mi kihavaraka?

What is that?

mikorche1

What did you say?

kike tha buni1

I'm leaving.

aharen dani

Where are you going?

kong taka dani1

How much is the fare? fikihavare?

I/me

aharen/ma

you

kale

she/he

mina/ena

name

nang, nama

expensive

agu bodu

very expensive

vara agu bodu

cheap

agu heyo

enough

heo

now

mihaaru

little (for people, places) kuda

mosquito

madiri

mosquito net

madirige

bathroom

gifili

toilet

fahana

inside

etere

outside

berufarai

water (rain, well)

vaare feng or valu feng

swim

fatani

eat

kani

walk

hingani

sleep

nidani

sail

duvani

go

dani

stay

hunani

dance

nashani

wash

donani

PEOPLE

friend

ratehi

mother

mama

father

bapa

atoll chief

atolu verin

island chief

kateeb

VIP, upper-class

befalu

person

white person

don miha

(tourist or expat)

religious leader

gazi

prayer caller

mudeem

fisherman

mas veri

toddy man

ra veri

evil spirit

jinni

PLACES

atoll

atolu

island

fushi/rah

sandbank

finolhu

reef/lagoon

faru

street

magu

lane or small street

golhi/higun

mosque

miski

house

ge

TIME & DAYS

today

miadu

tomorrow

madamma

yesterday

iye

tonight

mire

day

duvas

night

reggadu

Monday

horma

Tuesday

angaara

Wednesday

buda

Thursday

brassfati

Friday

hukuru

Saturday

honihira

Sunday

aadita

NUMBERS

1

eke

2

de

3

tine

4

hatore

5

fahe

6

haie

7

hate

8

ashe

9

nue

10

diha

11

egaara

12

baara

13

tera

14

saada

15

fanara

16

sorla

17

satara

18

ashara

19

onavihi

vihi

30

tiris

40

saalis

50

fansaas

60

fasdolaas

70

hai-diha

80

a-diha

90

nua-dlha

100

sateka

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