nimi pi toki pona

mi open e lipu ni. lipu ni li wile e pali mute.
lipu ni li jo e nimi ale pi toki pona.
tenpo pini la nimi ijo li lon. taso tenpo ni la nimi ijo li lon ala.


a - an emotion word.
pona a! great!
ike a! terrible!
a a a! ha ha ha

akesi - a reptile or crawling animal, not a mammal.
akesi li moku e pipi. The lizard eats bugs.

ona li moli e akesi jaki. He killed the gross scorpion.

ala - no, nothing, nothingness, opposite.
mi jo ala. I have nothing.
ona li ken ala pali e ni. He cannot do that.

alasa - to hunt, gather, seek, collect, harvest.
mi alasa e moku. I'm gathering food.
ona li alasa e pan. They are harvesting the grain.

ale - everything, everythingness. older form of the word, see 'ali'
ale li pona. Everything is good.
jan ale li lon ma. All humans live on the ground.

ali - new synonym for ale. usage seems preferred over ale
ali li pona. Everything is good.
jan ali li lon ma. All humans live on the ground.

anpa - bottom, floor, underneath, low, to lower; rarely to defeat, to be defeated.

ante - difference, different, otherwise, else, to change, to alter, to modify

anu - or

apeja - to embarrass, to cause negative emotion. apocryphal, not official

awen - to wait, pause or stay; to keep in the same state as before.

e - marks a direct object.

en - and

esun - a market, shop, or other place that exchanges goods and services for money.

ijo - something, stuff, anything, to objectify

ike - bad, evil, overly complex, unhealthy, to have a negative effect on, to worsen, to be bad

iki - he, she, it; obsolete, same as ona

ilo - tool, device, machine

insa - inside, internal, stomach, inner

ipi - he, she, it. obsolete, never used; see ona.

jaki - dirty, gross, filthy, yucky

jalan - leg, foot. obsolete, never used; see noka.

jan - person, people, somebody, anybody, human, to personify or humanize

jelo - yellow, light green

jo - to have, to contain

kala - fish, water-dwelling creature

kalama - sound, noise, make noise, play an instrument

kama - to come, to cause to happen, an event, an arrival

kan - with, among. obsolete - see poka
o tawa kan jan Tuki. Go with Tuki.

kapa - extrusion, hill, mountain, button. obsolete, see nena.

kapesi - brown, grey. obsolete, see pimeja.

kasi - plant, plant-like, plant-derivative

ken - can, possible, possibly, is permissible, allow, make possible

kepeken - to use, with

kijetesantakalu - any animal from the Procyonidae family, such as raccoons, coatis, kinkajous, olingos, ringtails and cacomistles. Also may reference an armadillo, although this is not official. not obsolete, never used seriously.

kili - fruit, vegetable, edible mushroom

kin - also, too, even, indeed, emphasizes the word before it.

kipisi - to cut

kiwen - hard like a rock, rock, stone, metal, mineral

ko - something between solid and liquid, like sand, snow, gum, a paste

kon - the air, airy, a smell, a soul, ethereal

kule - color, to paint, colorful

kute - to hear

kulupu - group, community, company

la - a grammar word which seperates an adverb or phrase of context and a sentence

lape - sleep, to sleep

laso - blue, turquoise

lawa - to lead, leader, leading, literal or figurative head

leko - stairs, square. obsolete.

len - clothing, fabric, textiles

lete - cold, to make cold

li - grammar word separating the subject from the verb.

lili - little, small, young, to make little.

linja - something that is long, thin, and floppy; string, hair, line, noodle, rope

lipu - something that is flat and bendable; paper, page, webpage

loje - red

lon - to be in, at, or on; to exist; to exist in a certain place; to be present

luka - arm, hand, fingers. unofficially, luka can mean '5'.

lukin - read, watch, look, see, to look a certain way.

lupa - door, opening, portal, window, orifice

ma - land, countryside, country, geographic area

majuna - old. obsolete
ona li majuna la ona li jo e sona mute. The older you are, the more wisdom you have.

mama - parent, mother, father, elder

mani - money, monetary, currency, wealth

meli - female, woman, girlfriend, wife, feminine

mi - I, me, myself, of or relating to myself, mine; we, ours, of or relating to us.

mije - male, man, husband, boyfriend, masculine

moku - food, to eat, to drink, to swallow

moli - to die, death, dead, to kill, to murder

monsi - behind, butt, back, rear

monsuta - something to be feared, causing a negative fearful emotion.

mu - an animal noise

mun - the moon, weekly, lunar

musi - fun, game, to have fun, to play a game, artsy, entertainment

mute - many, a lot of, numerous, in abundant quantity, to make a lot of

namako - a spice, an accessory, to excite, something that excites. as of pu, synonym with sin. however usage seems to align with the old definition.

nanpa - number

nasa - crazy, wild, to make crazy, foolish, stupid, odd

nasin - a path, a road, a way of doing things, a doctrine or methodology, a custom

nena - a hill, bump, or extrusion, a button, a nose

ni - this, that

nimi - a word or name

noka - leg, foot

o - used to address someone or give a command.

oko - eye

olin - affectionate love, especially towards a person.

ona - he, she, it

open - begin, open, start, turn on

pakala - in a state of disarray, destroyed, hurt, injure, to inflict chaos; a swear word.

pake - to block. apocryphal.

pali - to do, to make, to work, work, project, work-related activity.

palisa - a stick or stick like object.

pan - bread, grain, cereal, wheat.

pana - to give, to send, to emit, to release, to exchange

pasila - good, easy. obsolete, see pona.

pata - sibling. obsolete.

pi - grammar word affecting groupings of adjectives and adverbs.

pilin - to feel, to think, emotion, heart, sense

pimeja - black, dark, shadow

pini - to end, the end, complete, finished

pipi - a bug, insect, arachnid

po - four. obsolete.

poka - with, aside, side, next to, accompanying

poki - a container, box, bowl, cup

pona - good, easy, simple, to fix, to make better, positive, correct

powe - unreal, false, untrue, pretend, to deceive, to trick. obsolete.

pu - to consult the official toki pona book.
mi pu. I check the official toki pona book.
nimi pu li ike tawa mi. I don't like the word 'pu'.
tenpo kama ale la mi kepeken ala nimi 'pu'. I'll never use the word 'pu' in the future.

sama - the same, alike, similar, equal

seli - fire, warm, to make warm, to cook

selo - outside, surface, skin

seme - the question word; what, why, how, etc.

sewi - high, up, holy, sacred, top, religious

sijelo - body, physical state.

sike - circle, sphere, wheel, one year (as in, the Earth circles the Sun)

sin - new, fresh, additional, extra, another

sina - you

sinpin - face, front, wall

sitelen - image, picture, symbol, writing

sona - knowledge, to know, wisdom, to be wise

soweli - animal, mammal

suli - big, heavy, tall, important

suno - the sun, light

supa - horizontal surface, table, (with lape) bed, (with moku) dining table

suwi - sweet (literally and figuratively), cute

tan - cause, because, to cause, by, from

taso - but, however, only

tawa - going to, towards, for, movement

telo - water, liquid, a drink

tenpo - time

toki - speech, to communicate, language, to speak, think (for think, see pilin)

tomo - a construction, room, house, building

tu - two, to make two, to divide

tuli - three. obsolete.

unpa - sex

uta - mouth

utala - battle, fight, war, struggle

walo - white

wan - one, whole, to make whole

waso - bird

wawa - power, strength

weka - absent, to remove, to make absent

wile - want, need, desire

sources: - 404's

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