On the Subject of Insa Ilo

mi toki sina ken sona ala seme tenpo toki ni wile...

This module consists of six buttons at the top each with an English word on them, and two screens at the bottom with symbols on them. The symbols on the screens represent two words from Toki Pona, with each symbol being a unique word. To solve the module, press the button with the Toki Pona words translated to English. Pressing an incorrect button will cause a strike. This page shows which symbols represent which words. Subsequent pages have definitions for each word.

aakesialaalasaaleanpaanteanuaweneenesunijoikeiloinsa
jakijanjelojokalakalamakamakasikenkepekenkilikiwenkokonkulekulupu
kutelalapelasolawalenletelilililinjalipulojelonlukalukinlupa
mamamamanimelimimijemokumolimonsimumunmusimutenanpanasanasin
nenaniniminokaoolinonaopenpakalapalipalisapanpanapipilinpimeja
pinipipipokapokiponapusamaseliselosemesewisijelosikesinsinasinpin
sitelensonasowelisulisunosupasuwitantasotawatelotenpotokitomotuunpa
utautalawalowanwasowawawekawile

Words can have multiple different meanings, the intended meaning can be determined through context.

If you get two number words, add the two numbers together to get what those two words actually represent.

a

particle

(emphasis, emotion or confirmation)

akesi

noun

non-cute animal; reptile, amphibian

ala

adjective

no, not, zero

alasa

verb

to hunt, forage

ale

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

center, 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

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 official 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

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