Samoan Plural

If you're trying to learn Samoan Plural you will find some useful resources including a course about Plural and Singular... 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 Plural

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

Samoan Plurals are grammatical numbers, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. In the English language, singular and plural are the only grammatical numbers. Here are some examples:

English PluralSamoan Plural
Plural
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

Notice the structure of the Plural in Samoan.

List of Plurals in Samoan

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

English PluralSamoan Plural
alligatorole korotokaila
alligatorso korotokaila
bearpea
bearstele pea
birdmanulele
birdsmanu felelei
bullpovi po'a
bullspovi po'a e tele
catpusi
catso pusi
cowpovi
cowso povi e tele/tele povi
deer
many deer
dogmaile
dogsmaile e tele/tele maile
donkeyasini
donkeysasini e tele/tele asini
eagleaeto
eaglesaeto e tele/tele aeto
elephantelefane
elephantselefane e tele/tele elefane
giraffeserafi
giraffesserafi e tele/tele serafi
goatoti
goatstele 'oti/'oto e tele
horsesolofanua
horsestele solofanua/solofanua e tele
lionleona
lionsleona e tele/tele leona
monkeymanuki
monkeysmanuki e tele/tele manuki
mouseisumu
micetele isumu/isumu e tele
rabbitrapiti
rabbitstapitie tele/tele rapiti
snakegata
snakestele gata/gata e tele
tigertaika
tigerstaika e tele/tele taika
wolfluko
wolvestele luko/luko e tele

Plural and Singular have a very important role in Samoan. Once you're done with Samoan Plural, 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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