TokiPona Classic Word List grouped by part of speech.

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(Due to the fluid nature of Toki Pona grammar, part of speech classifications are somewhat arbitrary and vary from author to author.)

Parts of speech

conjconjunctionothspecial, other word
contcontext word used before laprepquasi-preposition
kamacompound verb preceded by kamaviverb, intransitive
modmodifier (adjective or adverb)vtverb, transitive (normally used with e)
nhead noun

1.a interj:ah, ha, uh, oh, ooh, aw, well (emotion word)
2.akesi n:non-cute animal, reptile, amphibian
3.ala interj:no!mod:no, not, none, un-n:nothing, negation, zero
4.alasa[1]vt:to gather, to hunt
5.ale, ali mod:all, every, complete, whole n:everything, anything, life, the universe
6.anpa mod:low, lower, bottom, down n:bottom, lower part, under, below, floor, beneath
7.ante conj:otherwise, or else mod:different n:difference vt:change, alter, modify
8.anu conj:or
9.awen mod:remaining, stationary, permanent, sedentary vi:stay, wait, remain vt:keep
10.e sep:(introduces a direct object)
11.en conj:and (used to coordinate head nouns)
12.esun n:market, shop
13.ijo mod:of something n:thing, something, stuff, anything, object vt:objectify
14.ike interj:oh dear! woe! alas!mod:bad, negative, wrong, evil, overly complex, (figuratively) unhealthy n:negativity, badness, evil vi:to be bad, to suck vt:to make bad, to worsen, to have a negative effect upon
15.ilo n:tool, device, machine, thing used for a specific purpose
16.insa mod:inner, internal n:inside, inner world, centre, stomach
17.jaki interj:ew! yuck!mod:dirty, gross, filthy n:dirt, pollution, garbage, filth vt:pollute, dirty
18.jan mod:human, somebody's, personal, of people n:person, people, human, being, somebody, anybody vt:personify, humanize, personalize
19.jelo mod:yellow, light green kama:receive, get, take, obtain n:having vt:have, contain
21.kala n:fish, sea creature
22.kalama n:sound, noise, voice vi:make noise vt:sound, ring, play (an instrument)
23.kama mod:coming, future n:event, happening, chance, arrival, beginning vi:come, become, arrive, happen, pursue actions to arrive to (a certain state), manage to, start to vt:bring about, summon
24.kasi n:plant, leaf, herb, tree, wood
25.ken cont:it is possible that n:possibility, ability, power to do things, permission vi:can, is able to, is allowed to, may, is possible vt:make possible, enable, allow, permit
26.kepeken prep:with vt:use
27.kili n:fruit, pulpy vegetable, mushroom
28.kin mod:also, too, even, indeed (emphasizes the word(s) before it)
29.kipisi[1]vt:to cut
30.kiwen mod:hard, solid, stone-like, made of stone or metal n:hard thing, rock, stone, metal, mineral, clay
31.ko n:semi-solid or squishy substance, e.g. paste, powder, gum
32.kon mod:air-like, ethereal, gaseous n:air, wind, smell, soul
33.kule mod:colourful n:colour, paint vt:colour, paint
34.kute mod:auditory, hearing vt:listen, hear
35.kulupu mod:communal, shared, public, of the society n:group, community, society, company, people sep:(between adverb or phrase of context and sentence)
37.lape mod:sleeping, of sleep n:sleep, rest vi:sleep, rest
38.laso mod:blue, blue-green
39.lawa mod:main, leading, in charge n:head, mind vt:lead, control, rule, steer
40.len n:clothing, cloth, fabric
41.lete mod:cold, uncooked n:cold vt:cool down, chill sep:(between any subject except mi and sina and its verb; also used to introduce a new verb for the same subject)
43.lili mod:small, little, young, a bit, short, few, less vt:reduce, shorten, shrink, lessen
44.linja n:long, very thin, floppy thing, e.g. string, rope, hair, thread, cord, chain
45.lipu n:flat and bendable thing, e.g. paper, card, ticket
46.loje mod:red
47.lon prep:be (located) in/at/on vi:be there, be present, be real/true, exist, be awake
48.luka n:hand, arm
49.lukin mod:visual(ly)vi:look, watch out, pay attention vt:see, look at, watch, read
50.lupa n:hole, orifice, window, door n:land, earth, country, (outdoor) area
52.mama mod:of the parent, parental, maternal, fatherly n:parent, mother, father
53.mani n:money, material wealth, currency, dollar, capital
54.meli mod:female, feminine, womanly n:woman, female, girl, wife, girlfriend
55.mi mod:my, our n:I, we
56.mije mod:male, masculine, manly n:man, male, boy, husband, boyfriend
57.moku n:food, meal vt:eat, drink, swallow, ingest, consume
58.moli mod:dead, deadly, fatal n:death vi:die, be dead vt:kill
59.monsi mod:back, rear n:back, rear end, butt, behind interj:woof! meow! moo! etc. (cute animal noise)
61.mun mod:lunar n:moon
62.musi mod:artful, fun, recreational n:fun, playing, game, recreation, art, entertainment vi:play, have fun vt:amuse, entertain
63.mute mod:many, very, much, several, a lot, abundant, numerous, more n:amount, quantity vt:make many or much
64.namako[2]mod:extra, addtional n:spice
65.nanpa n:number oth:-th (ordinal numbers)
66.nasa mod:silly, crazy, foolish, drunk, strange, stupid, weird vt:drive crazy, make weird
67.nasin n:way, manner, custom, road, path, doctrine, system, method
68.nena n:bump, nose, hill, mountain, button mod:this, that
70.nimi n:word, name
71.noka n:leg, foot
72.o interj:hey! (calling somebody's attention)sep:O (vocative or imperative)
73.oko n:eye
74.olin mod:love n:love vt:to love (a person)
75.ona mod:her, his, its, their n:she, he, it, they vt:open, turn on
77.pakala interj:damn! fuck!n:blunder, accident, mistake, destruction, damage, breaking vi:screw up, fall apart, break vt:screw up, fuck up, botch, ruin, break, hurt, injure, damage, spoil, ruin
78.pali mod:active, work-related, operating, working n:activity, work, deed, project vi:act, work, function vt:do, make, build, create
79.palisa n:long, mostly hard object, e.g. rod, stick, branch
80.pan n:grain, cereal
81.pana n:giving, transfer, exchange vt:give, put, send, place, release, emit, cause
83.pi sep:of, belonging to
84.pilin n:feelings, emotion, heart vi:feel vt:feel, think, sense, touch
85.pimeja mod:black, dark n:darkness, shadows vt:darken
86.pini mod:completed, finished, past, done, ago n:end, tip vt:finish, close, end, turn off
87.pipi n:bug, insect, spider
88.poka mod:neighbouring n:side, hip, next to prep:in the accompaniment of, with
89.poki n:container, box, bowl, cup, glass
90.pona interj:great! good! thanks! OK! cool! yay!mod:good, simple, positive, nice, correct, right n:good, simplicity, positivity vt:improve, fix, repair, make good
91.sama mod:same, similar, equal, of equal status or position prep:like, as, seem
92.seli mod:hot, warm, cooked n:fire, warmth, heat vt:heat, warm up, cook
93.selo n:outside, surface, skin, shell, bark, shape, peel
94.seme oth:what, which, wh- (question word)
95.sewi mod:superior, elevated, religious, formal n:high, up, above, top, over, on
96.sijelo n:body, physical state
97.sike mod:round, cyclical n:circle, wheel, sphere, ball, cycle
98.sin mod:new, fresh, another, more vt renew, renovate, freshen mod:your n:you
100.sinpin n:front, chest, torso, face, wall
101.sitelen n:picture, image vt:draw, write
102.sona kama:learn, study n:knowledge, wisdom, intelligence, understanding vi:know, understand vt:know, understand, know how to
103.soweli n:animal, especially land mammal, lovable animal
104.suli mod:big, tall, long, adult, important n:size vt:enlarge, lengthen
105.suno n:sun, light
106.supa n:horizontal surface, e.g furniture, table, chair, pillow, floor
107.suwi mod:sweet, cute n:candy, sweet food vt:sweeten
108.tan n:origin, cause prep:from, by, because of, since
109.taso conj:but mod:only, sole
110.tawa mod:moving, mobile n:movement, transportation prep:to, in order to, towards, for, until vi:go to, walk, travel, move, leave vt:move, displace
111.telo n:water, liquid, juice, sauce vt:water, wash with water
112.tenpo n:time, period of time, moment, duration, situation
113.toki interj:hello! hi!mod:talking, verbal n:language, talking, speech, communication vi:talk, chat, communicate vt:say
114.tomo mod:urban, domestic, household n:indoor constructed space, e.g. house, home, room
115.tu mod:two n:duo, pair vt:double, separate/cut/divide in two
116.unpa mod:erotic, sexual n:sex, sexuality vi"have sex vt:have sex with, sleep with, fuck
117.uta mod:oral n:mouth
118.utala n:conflict, disharmony, competition, fight, war, battle, attack, blow, argument, physical or verbal violence vt:hit, strike, attack, compete against
119.walo mod:white, light (colour)n:white thing or part, whiteness, lightness
120.wan mod:one, a n:unit, element, particle, part, piece vt:unite, make one
121.waso n:bird, winged animal
122.wawa mod:energetic, strong, fierce, intense, sure, confident n:energy, strength, power vt:strengthen, energize, empower
123.weka mod:away, absent, missing n:absence vt:throw away, remove, get rid of
124.wile mod:necessary n:desire, need, will vt:to want, need, wish, have to, must, will, should


[1] Not in original classic list
[2] New word
[3] Obsolete