Toki Pona Dictionary

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a
  • interjah! ha! oh! ooh! aw! (emotion word)
akesi
  • nnon-cute animal, reptile, amphibian, dinosaur, monster
ala
  • modno, not, none, un-
  • nnothingness, negation, zero
  • interjno!
alasa
  • modhunting-, -hunting, hunting
  • nhunting
  • vtto hunt, to forage
ale (ali)
  • neverything, anything, life, the universe
  • modall, every, complete, whole
anpa
  • nbottom, down, under, below, floor, beneath
  • modlow, lower, bottom
  • vtlower, down, defeat, overcome
ante
  • ndifference
  • moddifferent
  • contotherwise, or else
  • vtchange, alter, modify
anu
  • conjor
awen
  • vistay, wait, remain
  • vtkeep
  • modremaining, stationary, permanent, sedentary
e
  • sep(introduces a direct object)
en
  • conjand (used to coordinate head nouns)
esun
  • nmarket, shop, fair, bazaar, business, transaction
  • modcommercial, trade, marketable, for sale, salable, deductible
  • vtto buy, to sell, to barter, to swap
ijo
  • nthing, something, stuff, anything, object
  • modof something
  • vtobjectify
ike
  • modbad, evil, wrong, evil, overly complex, (figuratively) unhealthy
  • interjoh dear! woe! alas!
  • nnegativity, evil, badness
  • vtto make bad, to worsen, to have a negative effect upon
  • vito be bad, to suck
ilo
  • ntool, device, machine, thing used for a specific purpose
insa
  • ninside, inner world, centre, stomach
  • modinternal, central
jaki
  • moddirty, gross, filthy
  • ndirt, pollution, filth
  • vtpollute, dirty
  • interjew! yuck!
jan
  • nperson, people, human, being, somebody, anybody
  • modpersonal, human, somebody's, of people
  • vtpersonify, humanize, personalize
jelo
  • modyellow, light green
jo
  • vthave, contain
  • nhaving
  • kamareceive, get, take, obtain
kala
  • nfish, sea creature
kalama
  • nsound, noise, voice
  • vimake noise
  • vtsound, ring, play (an instrument)
kama
  • nevent, happening, chance, arrival, beginning
  • modcoming, future
  • vicome, become, arrive, happen, pursue actions to arrive to (a certain state), manage to, start to
  • vtbring about, summon
kasi
  • nplant, leaf, herb, tree, wood
ken
  • npossibility, ability, power to do things, permission
  • vican, is able to, is allowed to, may, is possible
  • vtmake possible, enable, allow, permit
  • contit is possible that
kepeken
  • vtuse
  • prepwith
kili
  • nfruit, pulpy vegetable, mushroom
kin
  • modalso, too, still, really, even, indeed
  • interj*really!, truly!, indeed!
  • cont*moreover, indeed, in addition
kipisi
  • n*section, fragment, slice
  • vt*to cut
kiwen
  • nhard thing, rock, stone, metal, mineral, clay
  • modhard, solid, stone-like, made of stone or metal
ko
  • nsemi-solid or squishy substance; clay, dough, glue, paste, powder, gum
  • vtto squash, to pulverize
kon
  • nair, wind, odour, soul
  • modair-like, ethereal, gaseous
kule
  • ncolor, paint
  • vtcolor, paint
  • modcolourful
kulupu
  • ngroup, community, society, company
  • modcommunal, shared, public, of the society
kute
  • vtlisten, hear
  • modauditory, hearing
la
  • sep(between adverb or phrase of context and sentence)
lape
  • n, visleep, rest
  • modsleeping, of sleep
laso
  • modblue, blue-green
lawa
  • nhead, mind
  • modmain, leading, in charge
  • vtlead, control, rule, steer
len
  • nclothing, cloth, fabric
lete
  • ncold
  • modcold, uncooked, raw
  • vtcool down, chill, freeze
li
  • sep(between any subject except mi and sina and its verb; also used to introduce a new verb for the same subject)
lili
  • modsmall, little, young, a bit, short, fes, less
  • vtreduce, shorten, shrink, lessen
linja
  • nlong, very thin, floppy thing, e.g. string, rope, hair, thread, cord, chain
lipu
  • nflat and bendable thing, e.g. paper, card, ticket
loje
  • modred
lon
  • prepbe located in/at/on
  • vibe there, be present, be real/true, exist, be awake
luka
  • nhand, arm
  • modfive
lukin
  • vtsee, look at, watch, read
  • vilook, watch out, pay attention
  • modvisual, to seek to, try to, look for
lupa
  • nhole, orifice, window, door
ma
  • nland, earth, country, (outdoor) area
mama
  • nparent, mother, father
  • modof the parent, parental, maternal, fatherly
mani
  • nmoney, material wealth, currency, dollar, capital
meli
  • nwoman, female, girl, wife, girlfriend
  • modfemale, feminine, womanly
mi
  • nI, we
  • modmy, our
mije
  • nman, male, husband, boyfriend
  • modmale, masculine, manly
moku
  • nfood, meal
  • vteat, drink, swallow, ingest, consume
moli
  • ndeath
  • moddead, deadly, fatal
  • vtkill
  • vidie, be dead
monsi
  • nback, rear end, butt, behind
  • modback, rear
monsuta
  • n*monster, monstrosity, fearful thing, fright, mythical creatures, fear
mu
  • interjwoof! meow! moo! etc. (cute animal noise)
mun
  • nmoon, night sky object
  • modlunar
musi
  • nfun, playing, game, recreation, art, entertainment
  • modartful, fun, recreational
  • viplay, have fun
  • vtamuse, entertain
mute
  • modmany, several, very, much, a lot, abundant, numerous, more
  • namount, quantity
  • vtmake many or much
namako
  • n*spice, something extra, food additive, accessory
  • vt*to spice, to flavor, to decorate
  • mod*spicy, piquant
nanpa
  • nnumber
  • oth-th (ordinal numbers)
nasa
  • modsilly, crazy, foolish, drunk, strange, stupid, weird
  • vtdrive crazy, make weird
nasin
  • nway, manner, custom, road, path, doctrine, system, method
nena
  • nbump, hill, mountain, button, nose
ni
  • modthis, that
nimi
  • nword, name
noka
  • nleg, foot
o
  • sepO (vocative or imperative)
  • interjhey! (calling somebody's attention)
oko
  • neye
olin
  • nlove
  • modlove
  • vtto love (a person)
ona
  • nhe, she, it, they
  • modhis, her, its, their
open
  • vtopen, turn on
pakala
  • nblunder, accident, mistake, destruction, damage, breaking
  • vtscrew up, fuck up, botch, ruin, break, hurt, injure, damage, bungle, spoil, ruin
  • viscrew up, fall apart, break
  • interjdamn! fuck!
pali
  • nactivity, work, deed, project
  • modactive, work-related, operating, working
  • vtdo, make, build, create
  • viact, work, function
palisa
  • nlong, mostly hard object, e.g. rod, stick, branch
pan
  • ncereal, grain, barley, corn, oat, rice, wheat, bread, pasta
pana
  • vtgive, put, send, place, release, emit, cause
  • ngiving, transfer, exchange
pi
  • sepof, belonging to
pilin
  • nfeelings, emotion, heart
  • vifeel
  • vtfeel, think, sense, touch
pimeja
  • modblack, dark
  • ndarkness, shadows
  • vtdarken
pini
  • nend, tip
  • modcompleted, finished, past, done, ago
  • vtfinish, close, end, turn off
pipi
  • nbug, insect, spider
poka
  • nside, hip, next to
  • modneighboring
  • prepin the accompaniment of, with
poki
  • ncontainer, box, bowl, cup, glass
pona
  • ngood, simplicity, positivity
  • modgood, simple, positive, nice, correct, right
  • interjgreat! good! thanks! OK! cool! yay!
  • vtimprove, fix, repair, make good
pu
  • nbuying and interacting with the official Toki Pona book
  • modbuying and interacting with the official Toki Pona book
  • vtto apply (the official Toki Pona book) to…
  • vito buy and to read (the official Toki Pona book)
sama
  • modsame, similar, equal, of equal status or position
  • preplike, as, seem
  • contsimilarly, in the same way that
seli
  • nfire, warmth, heat
  • modhot, warm, cooked
  • vtheat, warm up, cook
selo
  • noutside, surface, skin, shell, bark, shape, peel
seme
  • othwhat, which, wh- (question word)
sewi
  • nhigh, up, above, top, over, on
  • modsuperior, elevated, religious, formal
sijelo
  • nbody, physical state
sike
  • ncircle, wheel, sphere, ball, cycle
  • modround, cyclical
sin
  • modnew, fresh, another, more
  • vtrenew, renovate, freshen
sina
  • nyou
  • modyour
sinpin
  • nfront, chest, torso, wall
sitelen
  • npicture, image
  • vtdraw, write
sona
  • nknowledge, wisdom, intelligence, understanding
  • vtknow, understand, know how to
  • viknow, understand
  • kamalearn, study
soweli
  • nanimal, especially land mammal, lovable animal
suli
  • modbig, tall, long, adult, important
  • vtenlarge, lengthen
  • nsize
suno
  • nsun, light
supa
  • nhorizontal surface, e.g. furniture, table, chair, pillow, floor
suwi
  • ncandy, sweet food
  • modsweet, cute
  • vtsweeten
tan
  • prepfrom, by, because of, since
  • norigin, cause
taso
  • modonly, sole
  • conjbut
tawa
  • prepto, in order to, towards, for, until
  • nmovement, transportation
  • modmoving, mobile
  • vigo, leave, walk, travel, move
  • vtmove, displace
telo
  • nwater, liquid, juice, sauce
  • vtwater, wash with water
tenpo
  • ntime, period of time, moment, duration, situation
toki
  • nlanguage, talking, speech, communication
  • vtsay
  • vitalk, chat, communicate
  • interjhello! hi!
tomo
  • nindoor constructed space, e.g. house, home, room, building
  • modurban, domestic, household
tu
  • modtwo
  • nduo, pair
  • vtdouble, separate/cut/divide in two
unpa
  • nsex, sexuality
  • moderotic, sexual
  • vthave sex with, sleep with, fuck
  • vihave sex
uta
  • nmouth
  • modoral
utala
  • nconflict, disharmony, competition, fight, war, battle, attack, blow, argument, physical or verbal violence
  • vthit, strike, attack, compete against
walo
  • modwhite, light (colour)
  • nwhite thing/part, whiteness, lightness
wan
  • modone, a
  • nunit, element, particle, part, piece
  • vtunite, make one
waso
  • nbird, winged animal
wawa
  • nenergy, strength, power
  • modenergetic, strong, fierce, intense, sure, confident
  • vtstrengthen, energize, empower
weka
  • modaway, absent, missing
  • nabsence
  • vtthrow away, remove, get rid of
wile
  • vtto want, need, wish, have to, must, will, should
  • ndesire, need, will
  • modnecessary