Traveling to Tahiti? Here is a 2nd guide on the language

October 31, 2012

Give yourself a reward for learning some of the language - here is a massage at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa on the island of Bora Bora, French Polynesia!

Lesson 2 is about to begin - but here is a refresher course on the Tahitian alphabet:

The Tahitian alphabet contains only thirteen letters.

Tahitian Vowels: a as incar, e as in may, i as in machine, o as in cold, and u as in salute.

Tahitian Consonants: f,h,m,n,p,r,t,v pronounced as in English with the exceptions of theh pronounced sh when preceded by i or followed by o and the r sometimes having a trill sound.

doctor - taote
police - muto’i

man - tane

woman - vahine
child - tamarii

yes - e, oi

house - fare

no - aita

small - iti
big, large - nui

islet in the lagoon - motu
ancient temple - marae
traditional quilts - tifaifai
traditional dance - tamurei
fenua - land
flower - tiare
ocean - moana
sun - mahana
moon - avae
star - fetia
earth oven - himaa
feast - tamaaraa

morning - poipoi
evening - ahiahi

For more information on the islands of Tahiti - call me, Teresa your Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or email Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net

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Traveling to Tahiti - A Guide to the Language

October 30, 2012

Congratulations!  You’re packing your bags and finally the holiday to the islands of Tahiti is becoming a reality!
The Tahitian culture is fascinating - to take a peek inside, here are some words and phrases to guide you on your way - although english is spoken and understood in most hotels, restaurants, and shops, learning a few Tahitian words and phrases is encouraged and appreciated.

It can also be helpful, but not mandatory, to brush up on a few basic French phrases as French and Tahitian are the official languages and both are commonly used.

The Tahitian alphabet contains only thirteen letters.

Tahitian Vowels: a as incare as in may, i as in machineo as in cold, and u as in salute.

Tahitian Consonants: f,h,m,n,p,r,t,v pronounced as in English with the exceptions of theh pronounced sh when preceded by i or followed by o and the r sometimes having a trill sound.

hello, good day, friendly greeting - ia ora na!
goodbye - nana
welcome - maeva
thank you - mauruuru
no problem!, no worries! - aita pe’ape’a
how are you? - eaha te huru?
good! - maita’i
to your health, toast - manuia

Here are a few more for you:

bank - fare moni
church - fare pure
post office - fare rata
hospital - fare ma’i
store - fare toa

For more information on the islands of Tahiti - call me, Teresa your Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or email Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net

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Our Trip to Europe with Private Car & Driver was Amazing!

October 9, 2012

Teresa,

I just wanted to let you know how wonderful our trip was! The accomodations were great, our tour guide was truly wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

London, England: the hotel service, breakfast and location were spectacular.  the rooms were small (typical of Europe) but the staff was wonderful.

Nice, France: The accomodations were great, it is a new hotel so very modern and spacious.

Our Private Tour guide ( Andreas H.) made our trip! He allowed us to see so much more than we would have seen on our own.  He was very friendly, spoke perfect english and very knowledgeable.  If you have the opportunity to plan a trip in the South of France, please recommend the tour service.  It seems quite pricey in the planning stages but it is more than worth what the charge.  We had a great time.

Thank you so much for helping to arrange everything for us.

Be thinking of a exotic locale Henry and I next fall.  I’m thinking French Polynesia or something similar, but I’m sure you will have some great ideas for us.:))) Thanks Again Summer H.

NOTE: Yes I specialize in the South Pacific - however, my Clients enjoy my trips so much, I end up assisting with their travel around the world!  I have fantastic contacts thru my affiliation with Park Avenue Travel which is a Virtuoso Agency.  This means my Clients receive VIP treatment, special amenities and upgrades not available to the general public. It also means they have a friend in every port around the world!

Contact the Travel Gal if you too are interested in experiencing an insiders view and luxury

amenities at 800 644-6659 or email Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net

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