All nouns can take the definite article na, which is equivalent to English the. Na is used with both singular and plural nouns. However, if na starts the sentence, it can be replaced by a, however, na is generally more specific and formal than a. Keep in mind that a can also be used for the indefinite article, which is equivalent to English a/an. Proper nouns get the article o when they are the subject of the sentence. Fijian does not distinguish between plural and singular nouns, so for example, vale, house, can also mean houses.


  • dua na otela sau lailai
  • Translation: "a cheap hotel"
Fijian   English  Grammar
dua one/a article indefinite
na the article definite
otela hotel common noun
sau lailai cheap adjetive

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