Toki Pona/Word list

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Official Word List edit

Total 123 words from the official word list in the book at [1].

a
interj ah, ha, uh, oh, ooh, aw, well (emotion word)
akesi
n non-cute animal, reptile, amphibian
ala
mod no, not, none, un-
n nothing, negation, zero
interj no!
alasa
vt gather, hunt, forage
ale, ali
n everything, anything, life, universe
mod all, every, complete, whole
anpa
n bottom, lower part, under, below, floor, beneath
mod low, lower, bottom, down, lowly, humble, dependant
ante
n difference
mod different
conj otherwise, or else
vt change, alter, modify
anu
conj or
awen
vi stay, wait, remain
vt keep
mod remaining, stationary, permanent, sedentary
e
sep (introduces a direct object)
en
conj and (used to coordinate head nouns)
esun
n market, shop, business, trading, selling, buying
ijo
n thing, something, stuff, anything, object
mod of something
vt objectify
ike
mod bad, negative, wrong, evil, overly complex, (figuratively) unhealthy
interj oh dear! woe! alas!
n negativity, badness, evil
vt to make bad, to worsen, to have a negative effect upon
vi to be bad, to suck
[sounds like icky]
ilo
n tool, device, machine, thing used for a specific purpose
insa
n inside, inner world, centre, stomach
mod inner, internal
[inside]
jaki
mod dirty, gross, filthy
n dirt, pollution, garbage, filth
vt pollute, dirty
interj ew! yuck!
[yucky]
jan
n person, people, human, being, somebody, anybody
mod human, somebody's, personal, of people
vt personify, humanize, personalize
jelo
mod yellow, light green
[yellow]
jo
vt have, contain
n having
kama receive, get, take, obtain
kala
n fish, sea creature
kalama
n sound, noise, voice
vi make noise
vt sound, ring, play (an instrument)
kama
vi come, become, arrive, happen, pursue actions to arrive to (a certain state), manage to, start to
n event, happening, chance, arrival, beginning
mod coming, future
vt bring about, summon
[come up]
kasi
n plant, leaf, herb, tree, wood
ken
vi can, is able to, is allowed to, may, is possible
n possibility, ability, power to do things, permission
vt make possible, enable, allow, permit
cont it is possible that
kepeken
vt use
prep with
kili
n fruit, vegetable, mushroom
kin
mod also, too, even, indeed (emphasizes the word(s) before it)
kipisi
n part, partition
vt split, cut, divide
kiwen
mod hard, solid, stone-like, made of stone or metal
n hard thing, rock, stone, metal, mineral, clay
ko
n semi-solid or squishy substance, e.g. paste, powder, gum
kon
n air, wind, smell, soul
mod air-like, ethereal, gaseous
kule
n colour, paint
mod colourful
vt colour, paint
kulupu
n group, community, society, company, people
mod communal, shared, public, of the society
[group]
kute
vt listen, hear
mod auditory, hearing
la
sep (between adverb or phrase of context and sentence)
lape
n, vi sleep, rest
mod sleeping, of sleep
laso
mod blue, blue-green
lawa
n head, mind
mod main, leading, in charge
vt lead, control, rule, steer
len
n clothing, cloth, fabric
lete
n cold
mod cold, uncooked
vt cool down, chill
li
sep "(between any subject except mi and sina and its verb; also used to introduce a new verb for the same subject)"
lili
mod small, little, young, a bit, short, few, less
vt reduce, shorten, shrink, lessen
linja
n long, very thin, floppy thing, e.g. string, rope, hair, thread, cord, chain
lipu
n flat and bendable thing, e.g. paper, card, ticket
loje
mod red
lon
prep be (located) in/at/on
vi be there, be present, be real/true, exist, be awake
luka
n hand, arm
lukin
vt see, look at, watch, read
vi look, watch out, pay attention
mod visual(ly)
[looking]
lupa
n hole, orifice, window, door
[sounds like loop]
ma
n land, earth, country, (outdoor) area
mama
n parent, mother, father
mod of the parent, parental, maternal, fatherly
[sounds like momma]
mani
n money, material wealth, currency, dollar, capital
[money]
meli
n woman, female, girl, wife, girlfriend
mod female, feminine, womanly
[Mary]
mi
n I, we
mod my, our
[me]
mije
n man, male, boy, husband, boyfriend
mod male, masculine, manly
moku
n food, meal
vt eat, drink, swallow, ingest, consume
moli
n death
vi die, be dead
vt kill
mod dead, deadly, fatal
monsi
n back, rear end, butt, behind
mod back, rear
mu
interj woof! meow! moo! etc. (animal noise)
[moo]
mun
n moon
mod lunar
[moon]
musi
n fun, playing, game, recreation, art, entertainment
mod artful, fun, recreational
vi play, have fun
vt amuse, entertain
mute
mod many, very, much, several, a lot, abundant, numerous, more
n amount, quantity
vt make many or much
[multi]
namako
n food additive, accessory, something extra
vt season, embellish, stimulate
nanpa
n number
oth -th (ordinal numbers)
[number]
nasa
mod silly, crazy, foolish, drunk, strange, stupid, weird
vt drive crazy, make weird
nasin
n way, manner, custom, road, path, doctrine, system, method
nena
n bump, nose, hill, mountain, button
ni
mod this, that
nimi
n word, name
noka
n leg, foot
o
sep O (vocative or imperative)
interj hey! (calling somebody's attention)
oko
n eye
[similar to oculist]
olin
n love
mod love
vt to love (a person)
ona
n she, he, it, they
mod her, his, its, their
open
vt open, turn on
pakala
n blunder, accident, mistake, destruction, damage, breaking
vt screw up, fuck up, botch, ruin, break, hurt, injure, damage, spoil, ruin
vi screw up, fall apart, break
interj damn! fuck!
pali
n activity, work, deed, project
mod active, work-related, operating, working
vt do, make, build, create
vi act, work, function
palisa
n long, mostly hard object, e.g. rod, stick, branch
pan
n grain, cereal
pana
vt give, put, send, place, release, emit, cause
n giving, transfer, exchange
pi
sep of, belonging to
pilin
n feelings, emotion, heart
vi feel
vt feel, think, sense, touch
[feeling]
pimeja
mod black, dark
n darkness, shadows
vt darken
pini
n end, tip
mod completed, finished, past, done, ago
vt finish, close, end, turn off
pipi
n bug, insect, spider
poka
n side, hip, next to
prep in the accompaniment of, with
mod neighbouring
poki
n container, box, bowl, cup, glass
[box]
pona
n good, simplicity, positivity
mod good, simple, positive, nice, correct, right
interj great! good! thanks! OK! cool! yay!
vt improve, fix, repair, make good
[bonam]
pu
vi interact with the official toki pona book
sama
mod same, similar, equal, of equal status or position
prep like, as, seem
seli
n fire, warmth, heat
mod hot, warm, cooked
vt heat, warm up, cook
selo
n outside, surface, skin, shell, bark, shape, peel
seme
oth what, which, wh- (question word)
sewi
n high, up, above, top, over, on
mod superior, elevated, religious, formal
sijelo
n body, physical state
sike
n circle, wheel, sphere, ball, cycle
mod round, cyclical
sin
mod new, fresh, another, more
vt renew, renovate, freshen
sina
n you
mod your
sinpin
n front, chest, torso, face, wall
sitelen
n picture, image
vt draw, write
sona
n knowledge, wisdom, intelligence, understanding
vt know, understand, know how to
vi know, understand
kama learn, study
soweli
n animal, especially land mammal, lovable animal
suli
mod big, tall, long, adult, important
vt enlarge, lengthen
n size
suno
n sun, light
supa
n horizontal surface, e.g furniture, table, chair, pillow, floor
suwi
n candy, sweet food
mod sweet, cute
vt sweeten
[sweet]
tan
prep from, by, because of, since
n origin, cause
taso
mod only, sole
conj but
[that's all]
tawa
prep to, in order to, towards, for, until
vi go to, walk, travel, move, leave
n movement, transportation
mod moving, mobile
vt move, displace
[towards]
telo
n water, liquid, juice, sauce
vt water, wash with water
tenpo
n time, period of time, moment, duration, situation
toki
n language, talking, speech, communication
mod talking, verbal
vt say
vi talk, chat, communicate
interj hello! hi!
tomo
n indoor constructed space, e.g. house, home, room, building
mod urban, domestic, household
tu
mod two
n duo, pair
vt double, separate/cut/divide in two
[two]
unpa
n sex, sexuality
mod erotic, sexual
vt have sex with, sleep with, fuck
vi have sex
uta
n mouth
mod oral
utala
n conflict, disharmony, competition, fight, war, battle, attack, blow, argument, physical or verbal violence
vt hit, strike, attack, compete against
walo
mod white, light (colour)
n white thing or part, whiteness, lightness
[sounds like wall, which is often white]
wan
mod one, a
n unit, element, particle, part, piece
vt unite, make one
[one]
waso
n bird, winged animal
wawa
n energy, strength, power
mod energetic, strong, fierce, intense, sure, confident
vt strengthen, energize, empower
weka
mod away, absent, missing
n absence
vt throw away, remove, get rid of
wile
vt to want, need, wish, have to, must, will, should
n desire, need, will
mod necessary


Parts of Speech edit

  • n head noun
  • mod modifier (adjective or adverb)
  • sep separator
  • vt verb, transitive (normally used with e)
  • vi verb, intransitive
  • interj interjection
  • prep quasi-preposition
  • conj conjunction
  • kama compound verb preceded by kama
  • cont context word used before la
  • oth special, other word