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  • 'ai

    to eat /bite/sting

    'aumai

    bring/give (to me)

    'ave

    take/pass along

    'o le ā?

    what?

    fa'afetai

    thanks

    fa'amolemole

    please

    igoa

    name (o-class)

    inu

    to drink

    ipu

    cup/glass

    laulau

    table

    mālō

    well done

    mogamoga

    cockroach

    nofo i lalo

    sit down

    nofoa

    chair

    penitala

    pencil

    savali

    to walk

    ta'avale

    car (a-class)

    tago

    grab/hold something

    tama

    boy/male

    toe fai

    repeat

    tū i luga

    stand up

    tu'u

    to put/place something

    tūlou

    excuse me

    tusi

    to write

    tusi

    book/letter

    ua lelei

    OK

    uati

    clock/watch (a-class)

    'ua mālamalama

    understand

    api

    notebook

    e lē āfāina

    no problem (response to tulou)

    fa'alogo

    to listen

    fa'atali

    to wait

    fagu

    bottle

    faiā'oga

    teacher

    fale ā'oga

    school building

    ipu kofe

    cup of coffee

    ipu pia

    glass of beer

    laupapa

    chalkboard

    leo tele

    loud

    maile

    dog (a-class)

    mea'ai

    food

    moe

    to sleep

    pepa

    paper

    popole

    to worry

    potu

    a room

    saini

    to sign

    su'ega

    test

    tamā

    father (o-class)

    tautala

    to speak

    tautala fa'agesegese

    speak slowly

    tinā

    mother (o-class)

    ulaula

    to smoke

    va'ai

    to look/see

    vai'aisa

    ice water

    vasega

    class (a-class)

    'Ailoga

    Probably not.

    'E te iloa tautala Fa'asāmoa?

    Can you speak Samoan?

    'E te iloa tautala Fa'aperetania?

    Can you speak English?

    'io'e

    YES!

    'O 'oe 'o se Sāmoa?

    Are you Samoan?

    'O ai lou igoa?

    What's your name?

    'O ai lou suafa?

    What's your name?

    'O le ā le Fa'apālagi o le 'upu ___?

    What's the English for the word ___?

    'O le ā le Fa'asāmoa o le 'upu ___?

    What's the Samoan for the word ___?

    'O le ā le mea lea?

    What is this thing?

    'O le ā lenā?

    What's that?

    'o lea lava.

    yes (polite)

    'O lo'u igoa 'o ___.

    My name is ___.

    'Ou te lē iloa.

    I don't know.

    'Ua 'e mālamalama?

    Do you understand?

    'Ua 'ou mālamalama.

    I understand.

    'Ua lava.

    That's enough.

    E fa'alēlelei la'u Fa'asāmoa.

    I don't speak Samoan very well.

    Fa'afetai fo'i.

    You're welcome!

    fatafata

    chest

    gutu

    mouth

    lauulu

    hair

    lima

    arm, hand (o-class)

    manava

    stomach

    Masalo

    Perhaps.

    mata

    eye, face

    nifo

    tooth

    O le ā lea?

    What's this?

    O le ā?

    What?

    taliga

    ear

    tuli lima

    elbow

    tuli vae

    knee

    ulu

    head (o-class)

    vae

    leg, foot (o-class)

    'o ia

    him/her

    ā'oga

    school /to go to school

    fa'amalama

    window

    fa'atumu

    fill out (a paper)

    faitoto'a

    door

    faleuila

    bathroom

    Filipaina

    Filipino

    Hawai'i

    Hawaiian

    Initia

    Indian

    kofe

    coffee

    Kōlea

    Korean

    leoleo

    policemen

    māfaufau

    to think/contemplate

    Pālagi

    White Man

    Sāmoa

    Samoan

    Siapanī

    Japanese

    tagata ā'oga

    student

    Tagata Uli

    Black

    Tōga

    Tongan

    friend (a-class)

    afe

    thousand

    fitu

    seven

    miliona

    million

    sefulu

    ten

    selau

    hundred

    tolu

    three

    valu

    eight

    'afa

    half past

    'aisakulimi

    ice cream

    'apa i'a

    canned fish

    'apa inu

    soft drink

    'apa pia

    can of beer

    'apa pīsupo

    corned beef

    'Ua lima mīnute e te'a ai le __.

    __:05/past the hour

    'Ua tā le ___

    __:00/on the hour

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