mi wile ala pali e ni lon tenpo sin.

English Translation

I don’t want to do it again.

  1. “mi”: This word refers to “I” or “me” in English.

  2. “wile ala”: This is a negation, meaning “do not want.” “Wile” means “want” or “need,” and “ala” negates the word.

  3. “pali e ni”: “Pali” is a transitive verb meaning “to do” or “to make.” The use of “e” which is a direct object marker, followed by “ni” (this/that), shows the thing getting affected by the verb. So, “pali e ni” means “do this.”

  4. “lon”: It’s a preposition meaning “at,” “in,” “true,” or “exist.”

  5. “tenpo sin”: It means “new time,” equivalent to “future” in English.

So, if we put it all together, “mi wile ala pali e ni lon tenpo sin” means “I do not want to do this in the future.” The sentence structure may seem different because Toki Pona follows a subject-verb-object (SVO) order.