Samoan Phrases

Samoan Phrases

If you're trying to learn Samoan Phrases you will find some useful resources including a course about phrases and daily expressions... 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 Phrases

Learning the Samoan Phrases 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 Phrases is in the structure of the grammar in Samoan.

Samoan phrases are a group of words functioning as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence. Here are some examples:

English PhrasesSamoan Phrases
Phrases
hellotalofa
byetofa
congratulationsfa'amalo
sorryfa'amalie atu
reallye mo'i?

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Phrases in Samoan has a logical pattern. Locate the Phrases above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Samoan.

List of Phrases in Samoan

Below is a list of the phrases and daily expressions in Samoan placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Samoan vocabulary.

English PhrasesSamoan Phrases
a green treela'au lanu meamata
a tall buildingo se fale maualuga
a very old mano se toeaina matua
the old red houseo le fale mumu tuai
a very nice friendo se uo lelei
I read a book sometimesE faitau sa'u tusi I seisi taimi
I will never smokeE le taitai ona ou ula tapa'a
are you alone?E na'o 'oe?
my carO la'u ta'avale
green carta'avale lanu meamata
three carsta'avale e tolu
car garagefale ta'avale
outside the carfafo o le ta'avale
my booko la'u tusi
my bookso a'u tusi
our daughtero le ma tama teine
our daughterso le ma fanau teine
I'm coldUa 'ou ma'alili
we're coldUa matou ma'alili
his chickenso moa ale tama
their chickeno a latou moa
he is happyUa fiafia le tama
she is happyUa fiafia le teine
he is AmericanO ia o le tama mai Amerika
she is AmericanO ia o le teine Amerika
I can accept thatOu te taliaina lena
she added itua fa'aopoopo iai ele teine
we admit itmatou te fa'ailoa atu
they advised himna latou fautua ile tama
I can agree with thatOu te malie iai
she allows itua fa'ataga ele teine
we announce itua matou fa'ailoa fa'aleotele
I can apologizee mafai mona ou fa'ato'ese
she appears todayna sau nei le teine
they arranged thatSa/na latou fa'atonuina lena
I can arrive tomorrowE mafai ona ou taunu'u atu taeao
she can ask hime mafai ele teine ona fesili I le tama
she attaches thatna avatu fa'atasi ma lena ele teine
we attack themo I tatou e osofa'ia latou
they avoid herua latou 'alo'ese ma le teine
I can bake itE mafai ona ou taoina
she is like hime pei le teine o le tama
ua matou manumalo ai
they became happyua filiga fiafia I latou
I can begin thatE mafai ona ou amataina lena
we borrowed moneysa/na matou nono tupe
they breathe airE manava e latou le 'ea
I can bring itE mafai onam ou aumaia
I can build thatE mafai ona ou fausia lena
she buys foodo le teine fa'atau mea'ai
we calculate ittatou galuea'ina
they carry ito I latou na tau'aveina
they don't cheate le faagaoi I latou
she chooses himo le teine e filifili le tama
we close ito tatou e tapunia/e tapuni e I tatou
he comes heree sau inei le tama
I can compare thatE mafai ona ou fa'atusatusaina
she competes with meo le teine ma te tauva
we complain about itna matou faitio iai
they continued readingna fa'aauau le latou faitauga tusi
he cried about thato le mea lena na tagi ai le tama
I can decide nowE mafai ona ou filifili nei
she described it to mesa fa'amatala mai e le teine ia te a'u
we disagree about itma te le'I malilie iai
they disappeared quicklyna vave na mou atu I latou
I discovered thatO a'u na mauaina lena
she dislikes thate le fiafia le teine I lena
we do itO I matou e faia
they dream about itna moe miti iai I latou
I earnedsa maua lo'u totogi
he eats a lote 'ai tele le tama/o le tama e 'aitele
we enjoyed thatsa matou fiafia I lena
they entered hereo I na latou ulufale mai ai
he escaped thatna sao ai le tama
I can explain thate mafai ona ou fa'amatalaina lena
she feels that tooe lagona fo'I e le teine lena
we fled from therena matou sosola mai ai iina
they will fly tomorrowe felelei taeao I latou
I can follow youE mafai ona ou mulimuli atu ia te 'oe
she forgot meua galo a'u I le teine
we forgive himua matou fa'amagalo I le tama
I can give her thatE mafai ona ou aveina iai le mea lena
she goes thereO 'o e alu iai le teine
we greeted themNa matou fa'afeiloa'I atu ia te'I latou
I hate thatOu te 'ino'ino Ile mea lena
I can hear itE mafai ona ou lagonaina
she imagine that
we invited themSa matou vala'auina I latou
I know himou te iloaina le tama
she learned itna a'oina ele teine
we leave nowTatou o loa
they lied about himna pepelo mai I latou e uiga I le tama
I can listen to thate mafai ona ou falogologo iai
she lost thatna leiloa e le teine le mea lena
we made it yesterdayna matou faia ananafi
they met himna latou feiloa'I ma le tama
I misspell thatua sese la'u sipelaina o le mea lena
I always prayO lo'o to'aga ia e tatalo
she prefers thate fiafia atu le teine I le mea lena
we protected themna matou puipui is te'I latou
they will punish herlatou te fa'asalaina nei le teine
I can put it theree mafai ona ou tu'uina iina
she will read ito le'a faitau e le teine
we received thatsa matou mauaina le mea lena
they refuse to talke mumusu I latou e tautatala
I remember thatOu te manatuaina le mea lena
she repeats thatna fa'alua ona fai ele teine le mea lena
we see itua matou va'ai iai
they sell itna latou fa'atauina
I sent that yesterdayna ou lafoina atu ananafi
he shaved his beardua sele lana 'ava
it shrunk quicklyna vave meme'i
we will sing ito le'a tatou usuina
they sat thereo latou na nonofo iina
I can speak ite mafai ona ou tautala ai
she spends moneyteine fa'aalu tupe
we suffered from thatua matou safa ai I lena
they suggest thatna fautua mai I latou I le mea lena
I surprised himna ou fa'ate'ia le tama
she took thatna ave ele teine lena
we teach itmatou te a'oa'oina
they told usna ta'u mai e latou
she thanked himna fa'afetai le teine I le tama
I can think about ite mafai ona ou mafaufau iai
she threw itsa togi e le teine
we understand thatmatou te malamalam I lena
they want thate manana'o iai latou I lena
I can wear ite mafai ona ou ofu ai
she writes thato le teine na tusia le mea lena
we talk about itna matou talanoa ai
they have itO la e ia latou
I watched itSa ou matamata ai
I will talk about itO le'a ou talanoa iai
he bought that yesterdayna fa'atau ele tama ananafi
we finished itua 'uma na matou faia
inside the housetotonu o le fale
outside the carfafo atu o le ta'avale
with mema a'u
without hime le'I iai le tama
under the tablelalo o le laulau
after tomorrowpe'a 'uma taeao
before sunsetae le'I goto le la
but I'm busypeita'I ou te pisi
he is not hereE le o inei le tama
that is not my booke le o la'u tusi lena
do not entersa le ulufale
where is he?O fea o iai le tama?
what is this?O lea lea mea?
why are you sad?Aisea e te fa'anoanoa ai?
how do you want to pay?E fa'apefea ona e mana'o e totogi?
can I come?e mafai ona ou alu atu?
is he sleeping?O moe le tama?
do you know me?E te iloa a'u?
do you have my book?O ia 'oe la'u tusi?
how big is it?E tele fa'apefea?
can I help you?E mafai ona ou fesoasoani ia 'oe?
can you help me?E mafai ona e fesoasoani mai?
do you speak English?e iloa e'oe Igilisi?
how far is this?o lea le mamao?
what time is it?ua ta se fia?/o lea le taimi lea ua iai?
how much is this?e fia le tau?
what is your name?O ai lou igoa?
where do you live?O fea e te nofo ai?

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