Samoan Articles

If you're trying to learn Samoan Articles you will find some useful resources including a course about Definite and Indefinite Articles... to help you with your Samoan grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Samoan. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Samoan Articles

Learning the Samoan Articles is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Samoan language. But first we need to know what the role of Articles is in the structure of the grammar in Samoan.

Samoan articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an". Here are some examples:

English ArticlesSamoan Articles
articles
the
a
onee tasi
some
fewe feololo
the booko le tusi
the bookso tusi
a booko se tusi
one booko le tusi e tasi
some booksni tusi
few booksni tusi

Notice the structure of the Articles in Samoan.

List of Articles in Samoan

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Samoan. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Samoan vocabulary.

English VocabularySamoan Vocabulary
FoodTaumafa/Mea'ai
almondslama
breadfalaoa
breakfastti o le taeao
butterpata
candylole
cheesesisi
chickenmoa
cuminfa'amanogi mea'ai Initia
dessertmea'ai mama eg;after dinner
dinneraiga o le afiafi
fishI'a
fruitfuala'au 'ai mata
ice creamasi kulimi
lambmamoe
lemontipolo
lunchaiga o le aoauli
mealmea'ai/aiga
meata'ano manufasi
ovenoagumu
pepperfa'amanogi mea'ai
plantsla'au toto
porka'ano o le pua'a
saladsalati
saltmasima
sandwichsanuisi
sausagesosisi
soupsupo
sugarsuka
supperitu ti/mea'ai mama ae le'I moe ile po
turkeypipi
appleapu
bananafa'i
orangesmoli
peachespeaches
peanutpinati
pearspea
pineapplefala'ai
grapesvine
strawberriesstrawberries
vegetablesfuala'au faisua
carrotkaroti
cornsaga
cucumberkukama
garlicaniani saina
lettucelakisi
olivesolive
onionsaniani saina
pepperspolo faimea'ai
potatoespateta
pumpkinmaukeni
beanspi
tomatoestamato

Definite and Indefinite Articles have a very important role in Samoan. Once you're done with Samoan Articles, you might want to check the rest of our Samoan lessons here: Learn Samoan. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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