lesson 2 - the particle li


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󱥆 ona - third-person pronoun (he/she/it/they)

󱤻 musi - artistic, entertaining, frivolous, playful, recreation

󱤑 jan - human being, person

󱤍 ike - bad, negative; non-essential, irrelevant

󱥢 soweli - animal, beast, land mammal

󱥴 waso - bird, flying creature, winged animal

~ particle

󱤧 li - marks the predicate


~ sentences without mi or sina

we covered sentences with only mi or sina as the subject, but for sentences with any other word as the subject, it's different.

in this case, you use the particle li to introduce the predicate:

subject li predicate

~ examples

ona li suwi

~ they are cute

waso li waso

~ birds are birds


~ translate from toki pona to english

ona li waso

they're a bird

jan li musi

people are playing

~ translate from english to toki pona

evil is bad

ike li ike

sweets are great

suwi li pona

i like movies

musi li pona


movies are a type of entertainment; a musi


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