wiki:i18n/tok/Terminology

List of common translations and figures of speech

Important: Most of these are suggestions that work in most contexts. In situations where you need more or less precision, obviously use what fits best. For example, if you need to tell apart an icon and a full image, you might want to use "sitelen lukin lili" and "sitelen lukin suli" to clear up the difference; while most of the time, "sitelen lukin" or even "sitelen" gets the point across.

A
Application ilo (pali)
Archive poki awen
Association see With
Attention! ni li suli a! / o kute!
Automatic ... la (tenpo) jan ala / ... la ilo taso li pali
B
Brightness wawa suno
Browser ilo (pi lukin e/kepeken) linluwi
C
Change ante
Choose see Select
Computer ilo sona
D
Data ijo
Default meso
Delete weka
Desktop (application) ilo Desktop
Desktop (folder) poki Desktop
Directory see Folder
Disk poki suli
Document see File
E
Error pakala
F
File lipu
Folder poki
Format nasin (lipu)
G
Game ilo musi
Group kulupu
H
Hide weka lukin (Do not just use "weka" as that might be confused with deletion)
I
Icon sitelen lukin (lili)
ID ID (do not translate)
Image sitelen lukin
Include kan
Info/Information sona
Input- (... pi) pana insa
Internet see Network
J
K
Kind see Type
L
Link (as in link to another file) lipu kan lipu ante
Link (as in hyperlink) toki kan lipu ante
Load kama jo / lanpan
Load panel/window lupa lanpan
Logo see Icon
M
Media musi
Media server ilo linluwi pi pana musi
Modify see Change
Mount (kama) lon
Move tawa
N
Network linluwi
New sin/namako
Next kama
No ala
O
OK pona
Okay see OK
Online see Network
Output- ... kama / ... pana / ... pi pana tawa ante
Open (with) open/lukin (kan) or: kepeken lon
Options see Preferences
P
Parameter ijo insa
Password nimi open/nimi awen
Plain meso or pona >> Exception: "plain text" is not "toki pona" to avoid confusion. Use "toki pi pona" or "nasin toki meso" instead.
Preferences wile
Previous pini
Q
Quality nanpa pona ala pona/nasin pona ala pona
R
Raw see Plain
Read-only lukin/oko taso
Reboot see Restart
Rectangle leko
Remove see Delete if permanent, see Hide if temporary
Regular Expression/RegEx ijo RegEx/nasin RegEx/toki RegEx
Replace (with ...) ante (tawa ...)
Restart pini en open
S
Save (to ...) awen (tawa ...)
Save panel/window lupa awen
Screen saver musi pi lape ilo/musi lape
Search alasa
Select wile
Server ilo linluwi
Show lukin/oko/weka ala (the latter only if it was previously hidden)
Size nanpa suli
Sort (nasin) pona
System ilo insa/ilo suli
T
Terminal ilo pi toki ilo
Translator (as in you and me) jan pi ante toki
Translator (as in a converter) ilo pi ante nasin
Trash poki jaki
Type nasin
U
Unknown sona ala
V
Value (as in valuable) mani
Value (as in a variable) ijo insa/nanpa
Version nanpa
Volume (as in storage) poki suli
Volume (as in sound) wawa kalama
W
Window lupa
Window title nimi lupa
With kan
Write (to) see Save (to)
X
Y
Yes lon/pona (depending on context; is the action good or merely confirmed?)
Z
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