SPRING BREAK™ Experience FIJI – Top 10 Fijian Words
Whenever you travel it is always a good idea to brush up on the language. Not only can getting your tongue around the language get you out of trouble (and very much in!) but it also helps you be the best possible traveller you can be!
It’s safe to say that wherever you go in the world local people will be over the moon at the effort you make to communicate with them…they’ll still answer in English though! English is one of the official languages of Fiji.
All our island staff and SPRING BREAK™ Experience FIJI can speak English, so no need to be fluent in Fijian! We just thought you’d like to know a few Fijian words and phrases so you can spread the Spring Break love a little further!
Bula Bula Bula! You’ve seen this word crop up there and there on our website but what does it mean? Bula means hello in Fijian.
Don’t really need to say any more than that, do we?!
Ni sa bula
Ni sa bula means welcome. This is used as a more formal greeting, when you get to the island you mean be greeted with a heartfelt ‘ni sa bula’.
You can use bula at any time of day. Should you want to test your skills a little more, of a morning say ‘yadra’ instead! Yadra is the Fijian greeting used in the morning time.
Kerekere means please in Fijian. Like, ‘Barman, another Mojito kerekere!’….you’re getting it!
Fijian is actually a really easy language to learn. ‘Io’ means yes and is pronounced ee-oo.
So you’ve ordered or Mojito and the barman asks ‘double shot?’ To which you reply…io bro!
If you learn yes you should learn no. Sega means no.
‘Sega…I don’t wanna board the plane to Auckland!’
So the barman has made your drink, what do you say now? Although ‘cheers bro’ would suffice, expand your language skills and learn ‘vinaka’, it means thank you.
Au domoni iko
Feeling the love on Spring Break, spread the love in Fijian! Au domoni iko means I love you…nawww!
Sega la neqa
Sega la neqa is like the Fijian version of hakuna matata. It really does mean ‘no worries!’. You’ll hear this phrase bounced about a lot!
Vainui vinaka e nomu volau
This phrase a little more tricky to get to grips with but it’s one you don’t have to use all too often, sadly only when you’re leaving! ‘Vainui vinaka e nomu volau’ means travel safe, or bon voyage!
Send this to your mates who need a helping hand with their Fijian! With all the studying going on right now there’s no need to get learning a new language! Bookmark this page and have another look over these helpful Fijian phrases when you’re on the plane!