Creating a list of words is key in making the language stick. Remember, I said "creating." Simply reading a dictionary or this list will do nothing . You must write down the words physically! You can come back and use these online flash cards to help memorize words. In your own journal save your self 20 to 30 pages just for compiling your word list.
I've listed ten verbs below in English. The best way to start a word list is just writing down every English word you can think of. You can use a Dictionary to help your writers block if you need on this! Then we will take those words and find somebody who knows the Fijian equivalent and we write it down in our journal. Lets do this.
Pour---- (as in pour glass of water/cup of rice)
Turn your head--
dip/soak (into liquid)---
jump (on the ground)
jump (from a high place landing somewhere lower (off a boat or waterfall)
Below are flash cards for all the words above---use them to help memorize the vocab. YES your Brain can hold another language!
Below Words Submitted by Malia
Wake up: Yadra Mai
Stand up: Tu cake
Washing (dishes/cups) Sava na yaya
Get dressed: Dara nai sulu
Drive: Va vodo
Paddle (with paddle):voce
Surf: Vasisi (to slide)
to Photograph: Vei taba
Paint: Va boro
Call on the phone: Qiri
Brush teeth: Barasi na batimu/batiqu/batina (your/my/his,her)
Wash face: Sava na matamu/mataqu (your/my)
to be dead: Mate
scold (someone with words) Vosataki