Three important parts to greetings in Fijian are your name, your village and your mothers village.
Your mother's village is your 'koro ni vasu'. Your father's village is your 'koro'.
1. Na yacaqu o ________________ (My name is _______)
2. Na noqu koro o _______________(My village is _____)
3. Au vasu i __________________ (My mothers village is ______)
Another way of saying my mothers village is :
Na noqu koro ni vasu o ____________.
yaca - name
yacaqu - my name
au - me
yacamu - your name
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Sa vica na kaloko? - What is the time?
Notice 'kaloko' is the translation for time when referring to the exact time. Gauna is another word for time but is more general.
To tell the time to the exact hour:
Sa tini na kaloko - Its 10 o'clock
Sa tinikadua na kaloko - It's 11 o'clock.
To tell the time to 30 minutes after the hour:
Sa veimama na tini - It's half past 10
Sa veimama na tolu - It's half past 3
To tell the time to minutes before the hour
Sa vo e tini na miniti me tolu - It's 10 minutes to three
Sa vo e tinikalima na miniti me va - Its 15 minutes to 4
To tell the time to minutes after the hour
Sa oti na ono ena tinikatolu na miniti - It's 13 minutes past 6
Sa oti na rua ena ruasagavulukava na miniti - It's 24 minutes past 2
Exercises - Sa vica na kaloko ena kaloko era tu era qo.