Toki Pona/WordTpEn

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Official Word List[edit]

Total 123 words from official site

a
interj ah, ha, uh, oh, ooh, aw, well (emotion word)
akesi
n non-cute animal, reptile, amphibian
ala
mod no, not, none, un-
n nothing, negation, zero
interj no!
alasa
vt gather, hunt
ale, ali
n everything, anything, life, the universe
mod all, every, complete, whole
anpa
n bottom, lower part, under, below, floor, beneath
mod low, lower, bottom, down
ante
n difference
mod different
conj otherwise, or else
vt change, alter, modify
anu
conj or
awen
vi stay, wait, remain
vt keep
mod remaining, stationary, permanent, sedentary
e
sep (introduces a direct object)
en
conj and (used to coordinate head nouns)
esun
n market, shop
ijo
n thing, something, stuff, anything, object
mod of something
vt objectify
ike
mod bad, negative, wrong, evil, overly complex, (figuratively) unhealthy
interj oh dear! woe! alas!
n negativity, badness, evil
vt to make bad, to worsen, to have a negative effect upon
vi to be bad, to suck
[sounds like icky]
ilo
n tool, device, machine, thing used for a specific purpose
insa
n inside, inner world, centre, stomach
mod inner, internal
[inside]
jaki
mod dirty, gross, filthy
n dirt, pollution, garbage, filth
vt pollute, dirty
interj ew! yuck!
[yucky]
jan
n person, people, human, being, somebody, anybody
mod human, somebody's, personal, of people
vt personify, humanize, personalize
jelo
mod yellow, light green
[yellow]
jo
vt have, contain
n having
kama receive, get, take, obtain
kala
n fish, sea creature
kalama
n sound, noise, voice
vi make noise
vt sound, ring, play (an instrument)
kama
vi come, become, arrive, happen, pursue actions to arrive to (a certain state), manage to, start to
n event, happening, chance, arrival, beginning
mod coming, future
vt bring about, summon
[come up]
kasi
n plant, leaf, herb, tree, wood
ken
vi can, is able to, is allowed to, may, is possible
n possibility, ability, power to do things, permission
vt make possible, enable, allow, permit
cont it is possible that
kepeken
vt use
prep with
kili
n fruit, pulpy vegetable, mushroom
kin
mod also, too, even, indeed (emphasizes the word(s) before it)
kipisi
(yet undefined entry in the official word list)
kiwen
mod hard, solid, stone-like, made of stone or metal
n hard thing, rock, stone, metal, mineral, clay
ko
n semi-solid or squishy substance, e.g. paste, powder, gum
kon
n air, wind, smell, soul
mod air-like, ethereal, gaseous
kule
n colour, paint
mod colourful
vt colour, paint
kulupu
n group, community, society, company, people
mod communal, shared, public, of the society
kute
vt listen, hear
mod auditory, hearing
la
sep (between adverb or phrase of context and sentence)
lape
n, vi sleep, rest
mod sleeping, of sleep
laso
mod blue, blue-green
lawa
n head, mind
mod main, leading, in charge
vt lead, control, rule, steer
len
n clothing, cloth, fabric
lete
n cold
mod cold, uncooked
vt cool down, chill
li
sep "(between any subject except mi and sina and its verb; also used to introduce a new verb for the same subject)"
lili
mod small, little, young, a bit, short, few, less
vt reduce, shorten, shrink, lessen
linja
n long, very thin, floppy thing, e.g. string, rope, hair, thread, cord, chain
lipu
n flat and bendable thing, e.g. paper, card, ticket
loje
mod red
lon
prep be (located) in/at/on
vi be there, be present, be real/true, exist, be awake
luka
n hand, arm
lukin
vt see, look at, watch, read
vi look, watch out, pay attention
mod visual(ly)
[looking]
lupa
n hole, orifice, window, door
[sounds like loop]
ma
n land, earth, country, (outdoor) area
mama
n parent, mother, father
mod of the parent, parental, maternal, fatherly
[sounds like momma]
mani
n money, material wealth, currency, dollar, capital
[money]
meli
n woman, female, girl, wife, girlfriend
mod female, feminine, womanly
[Mary]
mi
n I, we
mod my, our
[me]
mije
n man, male, boy, husband, boyfriend
mod male, masculine, manly
moku
n food, meal
vt eat, drink, swallow, ingest, consume
moli
n death
vi die, be dead
vt kill
mod dead, deadly, fatal
monsi
n back, rear end, butt, behind
mod back, rear
mu
interj woof! meow! moo! etc. (cute animal noise)
[moo]
mun
n moon
mod lunar
[moon]
musi
n fun, playing, game, recreation, art, entertainment
mod artful, fun, recreational
vi play, have fun
vt amuse, entertain
mute
mod many, very, much, several, a lot, abundant, numerous, more
n amount, quantity
vt make many or much
[multi]
namako
n food additive, accessory, something extra
vt season, embellish, stimulate
nanpa
n number
oth -th (ordinal numbers)
[number]
nasa
mod silly, crazy, foolish, drunk, strange, stupid, weird
vt drive crazy, make weird
nasin
n way, manner, custom, road, path, doctrine, system, method
nena
n bump, nose, hill, mountain, button
ni
mod this, that
nimi
n word, name
noka
n leg, foot
o
sep O (vocative or imperative)
interj hey! (calling somebody's attention)
oko
n eye
[similar to oculist]
olin
n love
mod love
vt to love (a person)
ona
n she, he, it, they
mod her, his, its, their
open
vt open, turn on
pakala
n blunder, accident, mistake, destruction, damage, breaking
vt screw up, fuck up, botch, ruin, break, hurt, injure, damage, spoil, ruin
vi screw up, fall apart, break
interj damn! fuck!
pali
n activity, work, deed, project
mod active, work-related, operating, working
vt do, make, build, create
vi act, work, function
palisa
n long, mostly hard object, e.g. rod, stick, branch
pan
n grain, cereal
pana
vt give, put, send, place, release, emit, cause
n giving, transfer, exchange
pi
sep of, belonging to
pilin
n feelings, emotion, heart
vi feel
vt feel, think, sense, touch
[feeling]
pimeja
mod black, dark
n darkness, shadows
vt darken
pini
n end, tip
mod completed, finished, past, done, ago
vt finish, close, end, turn off
pipi
n bug, insect, spider
poka
n side, hip, next to
prep in the accompaniment of, with
mod neighbouring
poki
n container, box, bowl, cup, glass
[box]
pona
n good, simplicity, positivity
mod good, simple, positive, nice, correct, right
interj great! good! thanks! OK! cool! yay!
vt improve, fix, repair, make good
[bonam]
pu
(yet undefined entry in the official word list)
sama
mod same, similar, equal, of equal status or position
prep like, as, seem
seli
n fire, warmth, heat
mod hot, warm, cooked
vt heat, warm up, cook
selo
n outside, surface, skin, shell, bark, shape, peel
seme
oth what, which, wh- (question word)
sewi
n high, up, above, top, over, on
mod superior, elevated, religious, formal
sijelo
n body, physical state
sike
n circle, wheel, sphere, ball, cycle
mod round, cyclical
sin
mod new, fresh, another, more
vt renew, renovate, freshen
sina
n you
mod your
sinpin
n front, chest, torso, face, wall
sitelen
n picture, image
vt draw, write
sona
n knowledge, wisdom, intelligence, understanding
vt know, understand, know how to
vi know, understand
kama learn, study
soweli
n animal, especially land mammal, lovable animal
suli
mod big, tall, long, adult, important
vt enlarge, lengthen
n size
suno
n sun, light
supa
n horizontal surface, e.g furniture, table, chair, pillow, floor
suwi
n candy, sweet food
mod sweet, cute
vt sweeten
[sweet]
tan
prep from, by, because of, since
n origin, cause
taso
mod only, sole
conj but
[that's all]
tawa
prep to, in order to, towards, for, until
vi go to, walk, travel, move, leave
n movement, transportation
mod moving, mobile
vt move, displace
[towards]
telo
n water, liquid, juice, sauce
vt water, wash with water
tenpo
n time, period of time, moment, duration, situation
toki
n language, talking, speech, communication
mod talking, verbal
vt say
vi talk, chat, communicate
interj hello! hi!
tomo
n indoor constructed space, e.g. house, home, room, building
mod urban, domestic, household
tu
mod two
n duo, pair
vt double, separate/cut/divide in two
[two]
unpa
n sex, sexuality
mod erotic, sexual
vt have sex with, sleep with, fuck
vi have sex
uta
n mouth
mod oral
utala
n conflict, disharmony, competition, fight, war, battle, attack, blow, argument, physical or verbal violence
vt hit, strike, attack, compete against
walo
mod white, light (colour)
n white thing or part, whiteness, lightness
[sounds like wall, which is often white]
wan
mod one, a
n unit, element, particle, part, piece
vt unite, make one
[one]
waso
n bird, winged animal
wawa
n energy, strength, power
mod energetic, strong, fierce, intense, sure, confident
vt strengthen, energize, empower
weka
mod away, absent, missing
n absence
vt throw away, remove, get rid of
wile
vt to want, need, wish, have to, must, will, should
n desire, need, will
mod necessary


Parts of Speech[edit]

  • n head noun
  • mod modifier (adjective or adverb)
  • sep separator
  • vt verb, transitive (normally used with e)
  • vi verb, intransitive
  • interj interjection
  • prep quasi-preposition
  • conj conjuncion
  • kama compound verb preceded by kama
  • cont context word used before la
  • oth special, other word