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  • fatuʻāiga

    obligation, compulsory task. duties towards the family

    ʻasi

    tool used to scrape taro, breadfruit, etc. A coconut shell or cut off can could work

    teva

    walk out in anger

    fafao

    slip into something, pack, stuff, put something into something else

    faoʻaugutu

    fill to the brim

    tausoa

    2 men carrying something on a stick on their shoulders

    titipa

    be very lazy, po o fea le mea na e faatitipa ai?

    atigi pūpū

    empty coconut shell

    malili

    (of fruit) fall prematurely

    faafāgogo

    imaginary, made up, fake

    fagafao

    pet

    fuifui ki

    keys on keyring

    tautau ki

    keychain (with no keys on it)

    magafagafa

    ola sauniuni mo aso i luma, ola tapenapena

    faataʻimua

    to give (supernatural) forewarning

    lamalama

    set ambush, lay trap, be out to get someone

    ʻiʻite

    foretell, tell beforehand

    faapaologa

    porch or covering of house, building

    lotulotu

    carry on doggedly, continue despite something ua lotulotu mai mai lava le tama i le lā

    logologoā

    famous, notorious, well known

    mao

    accidentally, by chance, mea mao

    vai

    n. trick, trap, guile ua e lavea i si aʻu vai

    vāvāō

    make an uproar, disturbance, commotion

    ʻaui

    wrap, cover

    taʻi, fāʻata, fua

    aim a gun

    asa

    wade, ford, blaze (like a trail)

    māui

    go down (as in swellings)

    kalauna

    buckle (belt, shoes)

    tutaʻia

    hit, bang, be up against

    mapo

    be nice and firm when eaten (taro, ufi, potatoes)

    lōpā

    small red shiny seeds for eating and necklaces

    āto

    throw, fling, slam (door)

    oʻooʻo

    flow beyond high water mark (said of tide, etc)

    uʻa

    lash something together
    paper mullberry (tree whose bark is used for making siapo)

    lauāsa

    vagabond, slang

    malu

    women's tattoo, similar in location but not as dark as the tatau for men

    talutalu

    fresh growth of weeds, development

    mālō

    power, authority

    toʻatūgā

    obstacle, deterrent, ua fai ma toʻatūgā lana amio

    laualuga

    be uppermost

    liaʻi

    pull up by roots, (of blow, punch) strike, deliver

    fau

    secure

    pola

    coconut wall blinds, screen

    māoa

    be dense, thick

    tuasivi

    backbone, ridge of hill, etc

    tauagafau

    polite, well mannered, modest

    muro

    vinegar

    masimasi

    sting, feʻalasi

    māsei

    misfortune, trouble,

    māsesei

    be on bad terms with someone

    māseiga

    dispute, quarrel

    lou

    hook, fetch down (what you would say if someone is using a stick to get fruit down from a high tree)

    toli

    twist off (like when pulling a coconut off the tree)

    ʻiʻoimata

    pupil of the eye

    sulu

    fall forward, torch, tuck, slide, insert

    ʻalou

    pus

    ʻoso

    stick used to plant taro

    ou

    bark, like the dog bark

    sali

    scoop, like scoop out a coconut, undercut punch

    lega

    egg yolk

    molu

    dive, plunge

    faaseā

    complain

    fanuʻu

    baby oil

    fetoʻai

    clash, bump up against

    sēʻea

    straight (for hair)

    agiagia

    wave or flutter in the wind ua agiagia le fuʻa

    taulāsea

    bush doctor, doctor (hon)

    anoano

    a quantity or lot of something

    mamulu

    drop or slip away

    luluʻu

    carry in hand

    luʻuga

    handful

    tōaʻi

    compelled, persuaded against oneʻs judgement

    ʻanusā

    interjection: "you would think" or "Really?!"

    āfei

    to line something (like a basket) with paper or laufaʻi

    mati

    fig tree

    fuata

    season of crop for a plant

    geno

    make sign with eyes, eyebrows, head (such as raising the eyebrows up)

    vaetofia

    set apart

    faavasivasi

    stupid, be foolish, giddy, valea

    pātaga

    hit or smash
    Parking spot

    lave

    to catch, get caught on something, stumble

    tomo

    swear word - drop, fall, slip

    loa

    grave, especially like a small house, seplechre

    saʻa

    dwarf, be short legged

    laugatasi

    be level, even, all agreed of, one mind

    tautōulu

    fall season

    faatanoa

    cavity, revision, font

    fufui

    to water (plants)

    māunu

    bait (for fishing)

    fāaifo

    decrease, run down

    faasiasia

    frown (hon)

    tila

    mast (of boat)

    ālia

    brook, creek

    faalautataʻi

    walk or advance in line with each other

    faalāvaʻau

    be killed (hon) Sa faalavaʻau Iesu mo a tatou agasala

    sai

    ace (playing cards)

    fele

    clubs (cards)

    peti

    spades (cards)

    taimane

    diamonds (cards)

    ʻata

    hearts (cards)

    tautū

    stick to something, adhere to

    tausisi

    stick to something, adhere to

    tagulugulu

    slush around, like the inside of a coconut

    ōʻō

    slush around, like the inside of a coconut

    gogolo

    make noise of rushing water, churning, or noise in general
    A surge of people

    pāsio

    passion fruit

    momi

    sponge, pad

    ʻaveau

    starfish

    fānau lē au

    miscarriage

    maniti

    shudder, have feeling of horror, chills up the spine

    māfua

    cloud cover

    fesouaʻiina

    be tossed too and fro (upon the ocean?)

    manumanu

    really care about something and take extra good care of it

    peti

    strike, hit with a thrown knife or object

    ʻoʻosi

    scratch something

    pā or papā

    sterile (of woman)

    titina

    strangle

    taumate

    be uncertain, not sure, guess

    tulimanu

    hunt, hunter

    tatafi

    clean hands after fafaga

    sopo

    cross (bridge, water)

    fulilalo

    turn upside down

    fulialo

    turn to face you

    fulitua

    turn away from you

    susunu

    burn something, burn up

    manae

    dry up, wither

    pogai

    root

    māumau

    wasted

    tumutumu

    top (like top of head or mountain)

    muʻamuʻa

    tender, soft (branches)

    tātapu

    new shoots of plants

    totogo

    to shoot up (plants)

    totō

    plant

    faitaʻaga

    fornication

    manuaʻa

    wound, wounded

    fana

    shoot, gun

    aʻami

    fetch, bring something

    āvā

    wife

    tane

    husband or man

    faiāvā

    man who marries into a family

    maoaʻe

    amazing, superior, great, advanced

    mātau

    notice, observe

    osiosi

    dance (hon)

    iʻila

    shiny

    lomi

    to knead, print

    falala

    lean, like a tree

    ū

    sting (insects) or grip with tool

    suʻi

    sew, mend

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