Toki Pona dictionary

The dictionary below is copied as it appears in Toki Pona: The Language of Good by Sonja Lang, the creator of Toki Pona. You may download the dictionary as a spreadsheet file (in ODS format).

a or kin PARTICLE   (emphasis, emotion or confirmation)
akesi NOUN   non-cute animal; reptile, amphibian
ala ADJECTIVE   no, not, zero
alasa VERB   to hunt, forage
ale or ali ADJECTIVE   all; abundant, countless, bountiful, every, plentiful
NOUN   abundance, everything, life, universe
NUMBER   100
anpa ADJECTIVE   bowing down, downward, humble, lowly, dependent
ante ADJECTIVE   different, altered, changed, other
anu PARTICLE   or
awen ADJECTIVE   enduring, kept, protected, safe, waiting, staying
PRE-VERB   to continue to
e PARTICLE   (before the direct object)
en PARTICLE   (between multiple subjects)
esun NOUN   market, shop, fair, bazaar, business transaction
ijo NOUN   thing, phenomenon, object, matter
ike ADJECTIVE   bad, negative; non-essential, irrelevant
ilo NOUN   tool, implement, machine, device
insa NOUN   centre, content, inside, between; internal organ, stomach
jaki ADJECTIVE   disgusting, obscene, sickly, toxic, unclean, unsanitary
jan NOUN   human being, person, somebody
jelo ADJECTIVE   yellow, yellowish
jo VERB   to have, carry, contain, hold
kala NOUN   fish, marine animal, sea creature
kalama VERB   to produce a sound; recite, utter aloud
kama ADJECTIVE   arriving, coming, future, summoned
PRE-VERB   to become, manage to, succeed in
kasi NOUN   plant, vegetation; herb, leaf
ken PRE-VERB   to be able to, be allowed to, can, may
ADJECTIVE   possible
kepeken PREPOSITION   to use, with, by means of
kili NOUN   fruit, vegetable, mushroom
kiwen NOUN   hard object, metal, rock, stone
ko NOUN   clay, clinging form, dough, semi-solid, paste, powder
kon NOUN   air, breath; essence, spirit; hidden reality, unseen agent
kule ADJECTIVE   colourful, pigmented, painted
kulupu NOUN   community, company, group, nation, society, tribe
kute NOUN   ear
VERB   to hear, listen; pay attention to, obey
la PARTICLE   (between the context phrase and the main sentence)
lape ADJECTIVE   sleeping, resting
laso ADJECTIVE   blue, green
lawa NOUN   head, mind
VERB   to control, direct, guide, lead, own, plan, regulate, rule
len NOUN   cloth, clothing, fabric, textile; cover, layer of privacy
lete ADJECTIVE   cold, cool; uncooked, raw
li PARTICLE   (between any subject except mi alone or sina alone and its VERB  ; also to introduce a new VERB   for the same subject)
lili ADJECTIVE   little, small, short; few; a bit; young
linja NOUN   long and flexible thing; cord, hair, rope, thread, yarn
lipu NOUN   flat object; book, document, card, paper, record, website
loje ADJECTIVE   red, reddish
lon PREPOSITION   located at, present at, real, true, existing
luka NOUN   arm, hand, tactile organ
NUMBER   five
lukin or oko NOUN   eye
VERB   to look at, see, examine, observe, read, watch
PRE-VERB   to seek, look for, try to
lupa NOUN   door, hole, orifice, window
ma NOUN   earth, land; outdoors, world; country, territory; soil
mama NOUN   parent, ancestor; creator, originator; caretaker, sustainer
mani NOUN   money, cash, savings, wealth; large domesticated animal
meli NOUN   woman, female, feminine person; wife
mi NOUN   I, me, we, us
mije NOUN   man, male, masculine person; husband
moku VERB   to eat, drink, consume, swallow, ingest
moli ADJECTIVE   dead, dying
monsi NOUN   back, behind, rear
mu PARTICLE   (animal noise or communication)
mun NOUN   moon, night sky object, star
musi ADJECTIVE   artistic, entertaining, frivolous, playful, recreational
mute ADJECTIVE   many, a lot, more, much, several, very
NOUN   quantity
nanpa PARTICLE   -th (ordinal number)
NOUN   numbers
nasa ADJECTIVE   unusual, strange; foolish, crazy; drunk, intoxicated
nasin NOUN   way, custom, doctrine, method, path, road
nena NOUN   bump, button, hill, mountain, nose, protuberance
ni ADJECTIVE   that, this
nimi NOUN   name, word
noka NOUN   foot, leg, organ of locomotion; bottom, lower part
o PARTICLE   hey! O! (vocative or imperative)
olin VERB   to love, have compassion for, respect, show affection to
ona NOUN   he, she, it, they
open VERB   to begin, start; open; turn on
pakala ADJECTIVE   botched, broken, damaged, harmed, messed up
pali VERB   to do, take action on, work on; build, make, prepare
palisa NOUN   long hard thing; branch, rod, stick
pan NOUN   cereal, grain; barley, corn, oat, rice, wheat; bread, pasta
pana VERB   to give, send, emit, provide, put, release
pi PARTICLE   of
pilin NOUN   heart (physical or emotional)
ADJECTIVE   feeling (an emotion, a direct experience)
pimeja ADJECTIVE   black, dark, unlit
pini ADJECTIVE   ago, completed, ended, finished, past
pipi NOUN   bug, insect, ant, spider
poka NOUN   hip, side; next to, nearby, vicinity
poki NOUN   container, bag, bowl, box, cup, cupboard, drawer, vessel
pona ADJECTIVE   good, positive, useful; friendly, peaceful; simple
pu ADJECTIVE   interacting with the Toki Pona book
sama ADJECTIVE   same, similar; each other; sibling, peer, fellow
PREPOSITION   as, like
seli ADJECTIVE   fire; cooking element, chemical reaction, heat source
selo NOUN   outer form, outer layer; bark, peel, shell, skin; boundary
seme PARTICLE   what? which?
sewi NOUN   area above, highest part, something elevated
ADJECTIVE   awe-inspiring, divine, sacred, supernatural
sijelo NOUN   body (of person or animal), physical state, torso
sike NOUN   round or circular thing; ball, circle, cycle, sphere, wheel
ADJECTIVE   of one year
sin or namako ADJECTIVE   new, fresh; additional, another, extra
sina NOUN   you
sinpin NOUN   face, foremost, front, wall
sitelen NOUN   image, picture, representation, symbol, mark, writing
sona VERB   to know, be skilled in, be wise about, have information on
PRE-VERB   to know how to
soweli NOUN   animal, beast, land mammal
suli ADJECTIVE   big, heavy, large, long, tall; important; adult
suno NOUN   sun; light, brightness, glow, radiance, shine; light source
supa NOUN   horizontal surface, thing to put or rest something on
suwi ADJECTIVE   sweet, fragrant; cute, innocent, adorable
tan PREPOSITION   by, from, because of
taso PARTICLE   but, however
ADJECTIVE   only
tawa PREPOSITION   going to, toward; for; from the perspective of
ADJECTIVE   moving
telo NOUN   water, liquid, fluid, wet substance; beverage
tenpo NOUN   time, duration, moment, occasion, period, situation
toki VERB   to communicate, say, speak, say, talk, use language, think
tomo NOUN   indoor space; building, home, house, room
tu NUMBER   two
unpa VERB   to have sexual or marital relations with
uta NOUN   mouth, lips, oral cavity, jaw
utala VERB   to battle, challenge, compete against, struggle against
walo ADJECTIVE   white, whitish; light-coloured, pale
wan ADJECTIVE   unique, united
NUMBER   one
waso NOUN   bird, flying creature, winged animal
wawa ADJECTIVE   strong, powerful; confident, sure; energetic, intense
weka ADJECTIVE   absent, away, ignored
wile PRE-VERB   must, need, require, should, want, wish