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ryba, vodní zvíře

semantic space · lipamanka

Any creature that swims habitually is a kala. This can include anything from fish to whales to seals. The most important aspect of a kala is its relation to water. kala tend to either live in the water or spend a good portion of their time in it. Some speakers extend this usage a bit and let it refer to anything that is in water, like a human swimmer or a pool noodle. Sometimes, toki ponists will describe the act of showering as kala. This usage is often interpreted as somewhat funny, but it is commonly understood. If it isn't, it's easy to clarify.

ku translations

fish100, sea creature82, salmon62

pu verbatim

NOUN fish, marine animal, sea creature


core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


Finnish · kala ‘fish’

coined by jan Sonja

sitelen pona

kala kala2

pictogram of a fish

sitelen sitelen

kala sitelen sitelen

sitelen jelo


sitelen Emosi





kala Asi

jan Lakuse

luka pona

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