Samoan Vocabulary

If you're trying to learn Samoan Vocabulary you will find some useful resources including a course about vocabulary and 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 Vocabulary

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

Samoan vocabulary is the set of words you should be familiar with. A vocabulary usually grows and evolves with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Here are some examples:

English VocabularySamoan Vocabulary
Vocabulary
CountriesAtunu'u
AustraliaAusetalia
CambodiaCambodia
CanadaKanata
ChinaSaina
EgyptAikupito
EnglandEgelani
FranceFalani
GermanySiamani
GreeceKuliki
IndiaInitia
IndonesiaIndonesia
ItalyItalia
JapanIapani
MexicoMesiko
MoroccoMoloko
PeruPelu
SpainSepania
ThailandTailand
USAAmerika
LanguagesGagana
Arabicfa'a Alapi
Chinesefa'a Saina
Englishfa'a Igilisi
Frenchfa'a Falani
Germanfa'a Siamani
Greekfa'a Kuliki
Hebrewfa'a Eperu
Hindifa'a Hindi
Italianfa'a Italia
Japanesefa'a Sapani
Koreanfa'a Kolea
Latinfa'a Latina
Russianfa'a Lusia
Spanishfa'a Sipaniolo
Urdu
DaysAso
MondayAso Gafua
TuesdayAso Lua
WednesdayAso Lulu
ThursdayAso Tofi
FridayAso Faraile
SaturdayAso To'ona'i
SundayAso Sa
timetaimi
houritula
minuteminute
secondsekone

List of Vocabulary in Samoan

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

English VocabularySamoan Vocabulary
different objects
Vocabulary
colorsLanu
blacklanu uliuli
bluelanu moana
brownlanu enaena
graylanu 'efu'efu
greenlanu meamata
orangelanu moli
purplelanu viole
redlanu mumu
whitelanu pa'epa'e
yellowlanu samasama
sizes
biglapo'a
deeploloto
longumi
narrowlauiti
shortpu'upu'u
smallla'ititi
tallmaualuga
thickmafiafia
thinmanifinifi
widelautele
tastesTofo
bitter
freshfou
saltyo'ona
sour
spicyfeu
sweetsuamalie
qualities
badleaga
cleanmama
darkpogisa
difficultfaigata
dirtypalapala
drymago
easyfaigofie
emptygaogao/leai se mea o iai
expensivetaugata
fastmasau/saoasaoa
foreignmai fafo
fulltumu
goodlelei
hardmalo
heavymamafa
inexpensivee le taugata
lightmama
local
newfou
noisypisao/pa'o
oldmatua
powerfulmalosi
quietfilemu
correctsa'o
slowlemu
softvaivai
very
weakvaivai/lelava
wetsusu
wrongsese
youngla'ititi/e le matua
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
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
objects
bathroomfale ta'ele
bedmoega
bedroompotumoe
ceilingfa'alo
chairnofoa
clotheslavalava
coatofu talaloa
cupipu
deskkesi/laulau
dressofu
floorfoloa o le fale
forktui
furnituremeafale
glasstioata
hatpulou
housefale ta'ele
inkvaitusi
jacketofu tele I tua
kitchenumukuka
knifenaifi
lampmoli
lettertusi
maptusi fa'afanua
newspapernusipepa
notebooktama'I 'api
pantsofuvae
paperpepa
penpeni
pencilpenitala
pharmacyfaletalavai
pictureata
plateipu mafolafola
refrigeratorpusa'aisa
restaurantfale'aiga
rooftaualuga
roompotu
rugfasi kapeta teufale
scissorsseleulu
shampookulimi tofu ulu
shirtofutino
shoesse'evae
soapfasimoli
sockstotini
spoonsipuni
tablelaulau
toiletfaleuila/fale I tua/fale laititi
toothbrushpulumu fulunifo
toothpastemea fulunifo
towelsolota'ele
umbrellafa'amalu
underwearofulaititi
wallpuipui
walletato tupe
windowfa'amalama
telephonetelefoni
thiso lea
thato lena
theseo laia
thoseo na
Questions
how?fa'apefea?
what?O lea?
who?O ai?
why?Aisea?
where?O fea?
different objects
arttusiata
bankfaletupe
beachmatafaga
booktusi
by bicyclealu I le uila afi
by busalu I le pasi
by caralu I le ta'avale
by trainalu I le nofoa afi
cafefale'aiga fa'atau ai kofe/mea'ai mama
countryatunu'u
deserttoafa
dictionarytusi fa'amatala ai uiga o 'upu
earthfoga'ele'ele
flowersfugala'au
footballlakapi
foresttogavao
gameta'aloga
gardentogala'au
geography
historytala'aga ose mea
housefale
islandmotu
lakevai tuloto
libraryfale su'e tusi
mathmatematika/numera
moonmasina
mountainmauga
moviestifaga
musicmusika
oceanogasami
officeofisa
on footsavali
playertagata ta'alo
rivervaitafe
sciencesaienisi
seasami
skyvanimonimo
soccersoka
starsfetu
supermarketsupamaketi
swimming poolvai ta'ele
theaterfale tifaga
treela'au
weatherTau
bad weatherleaga le tau
cloudyauaoa
coldmalulu
coolmalu
foggypuaoa
hotvevela
nice weathermanaia le tau
pouringma'ulu timuga
raintimu
rainingtimuga
snowaisa
snowingto'a le aisa
iceaisa
sunnymugala
windysavili/matagi
springtautotogo
summertau mafanafana
autumntau e afu ai la'au
wintertau malulu
peopleTagata
auntuso o lo'u tina/tuafafine o le tama
babypepe
brothertuagane
cousintama ale tuafafine o le tama/tama ale uso ole tina/tama
daughterafafine
dentistfoma'I fa'I nifo
doctortamaloa foma'i
fathertama
grandfathertama o le tama/tama o le tina
grandmothertina o le tina/tina o le tama
husbandto'alua(tamaloa)
mothertina
nephewtamatama alo'u uso
niecetama teine a lo'u uso
nurseteine fomai
policemanleloleo
postmantama tufa meli/tama faigaluega I le falemeli
professorpolofesa
sonatali'i
teacherfaia'oga
uncleuso ole tama/tuagane o le tina
wifeto'alua(fafine)

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