Monday, December 30, 2013

Past and future in Fijian

The Fijian language doesn't have a time or tense system as in the English system. For example in the English system adding-ing and -ed (most commonly) changes the tense of the verb to current and past tense.

In Fijian however two particles are used to denote the past and future - these are 'a' for the past and 'na' for the future.

Let us look at some examples:

English                                                                     Fijian
They will go to Suva tomorrow.                                E ratou na lako ki Suva ni mataka
The weather will be bad tomorrow.                           E na draki ca ni mataka.

I ran to the shop.                                                       Au a cici ki na sitoa.
I ate the cake.                                                             Au a kania na keke.

Try these using the past and future particles..

I will go to school next year.
I will go to the swimming pool tomorrow.
I walked to school.
I drank the water.

New words

School - koro ni vuli
swimming pool - tobu ni sisili
drink - gunuva
year yabakivi
run - cici
eat - kania

Friday, December 20, 2013

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