Tahitian/Verbs

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  • Love – here
  • Accompany – 'ape'e
  • Accelerate – ha' apuai
  • Clap – popo
  • Bath – hopu
  • Buy – ho'o mai

Progressive[edit | edit source]

The modality represents to the Present continuos. Uses the marker preceding the verb, followed of the marker NEI.

read Flag of the United Kingdom.svg tai'o Flag of French Polynesia.svg
I'm reading tai'o nei au
You're reading tai'o nei o'e
He's reading tai'o nei 'ōna
Us two are reading tai'o nei tāua
Us two are reading tai'o nei māua
You two are reading tai'o nei 'ōrua
They two are reading tai'o nei rāua
We're reading tai'o nei tātou
We're reading tai'o nei mātou
You're reading tai'o nei 'ōutou
They're reading tai'o nei rātou

Past[edit | edit source]

Aspect grammatical that expresses a finished action and uses the marker 'UA.

write Flag of the United Kingdom.svg papa'i Flag of French Polynesia.svg
I wrote 'ua papa'i au
You wrote 'ua papa'i o'e
He wrote 'ua papa'i 'ōna
Us two wrote 'ua papa'i tāua
Us two wrote 'ua papa'i māua
You two wrote 'ua papa'i 'ōrua
They two wrote 'ua papa'i rāua
We wrote 'ua papa'i tātou
We wrote 'ua papa'i mātou
You wrote 'ua papa'i 'ōutou
They wrote 'ua papa'i rātou

Future[edit | edit source]

This modality expresses an unfinished action. The marker that precedes to the verb is E.

learn Flag of the United Kingdom.svg ha'api'i Flag of French Polynesia.svg
I will learn e ha'api'i au
You will learn e ha'api'i o'e
He will learn e ha'api'i 'ōna
Us two will learn e ha'api'i tāua
Us two will learn e ha'api'i māua
You two will learn e ha'api'i 'ōrua
They two will learn e ha'api'i rāua
We will learn e ha'api'i tātou
We will learn e ha'api'i mātou
You will learn e ha'api'i 'outou
They will learn e ha'api'i rātou

Others aspects[edit | edit source]

  • Imperative
    • Give me your hand! : 'a toro mai to rima!
  • Negative imperative
    • Do not eat! : 'eiaha e 'amu!