1tasi
2lua
3tolu
4fa
5lima
6ono
7fitu
8valu
9iva
10sefulu
11sefulu-tasi
12sefulu-lua
13sefulu-tolu
14sefulu-fa
15sefulu-lima
16sefulu-ono
17sefulu-fitu
18sefulu-valu
19sefulu-iva

20lua-sefulu
21lua-sefulu-tasi
22lua-sefulu-lua
23lua-sefulu-tolu, etc.
30tolu-sefulu
40fa-sefulu
50lima-sefulu, etc.
100selau, tasi-selau
200lua-selau
300tolu-selau, etc.
1000afe, tasi-afe
2000lua-afe
2300lua-afe-tolu-selau
2310lua-afe-tolu-selau-sefulu
2315lua-afe-tolu-selau-sefulu-lima
millionmiliona, tasi-miliona.

ALPHABET

Lettercompare letter in English
Aagain
Eegg
Iill
Oold
Usounds like o'o in too
Ffall
Gsounds like 'ng' as in sing
Llook
Mman
Nnone
Ppeople
Ssun
Ttop
Vvision
Hhelp
Kkind
Rroom

Merry Christmas.Manuia le Kerisimasi
Happy New Year.Manuia le Tausaga Fou
Merry Christmans and Happy New Year.Manuia le Kerisimasi male Tausaga Fou 
Happy Easter.Manuia le Aso Eseta 

Language

Do you speak English?Ete tautala Igilisi?
Do you know someone who speaks English?Ete iloa se isi e tautala Igilisi?
I don't understandOute le malamalama 
Please speak more slowlyFamolemole tautala lemu 
Please write it downFamolemole tusi i lalo 
Do you speak Samoa?Ete tautala Samoa? 
Yes, a littleIoe, lai'titi. 

Greatings

WelcomeAfio mai
HelloTalofa
Long time no see.Leva foi aso ta le vaai. 
What's your name?O ai lou suafa? (less formal: O ai lou igoa?)
My name is [...]O lo'u suafa (igoa) o [...as an example: Peterson]
Where are you from?O fea ete sau ai? 
I'm from [...]Oute sau mai [...] 
Pleased to meet you.Fiafia ua ta feiloai. 
Good morningManuia le taeao.
Good dayManuia le aso.
Good afternoonManuia le afiafi 
Good nightManuia le po. 
GoodbyeTofa
Excuse meTulou lava.
Thank youFa'afetai

 

 

 

 

 

 HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS

Easter (day)(Aso) Eseta 
Thanksgiving (day)(Aso) Fa'afetai 
ChristmasKerisimasi 
(New) YearsTausaga (Fou) 
birth(day)(aso) fanau 
weddingfa'aipoipoga 
election (day)(aso) palota 
 
Happy ThanksgivingManuia le Aso Fa'afetai 
Merry ChristmasManuia le Kerisimasi
Happy New YearManuia le Tausaga Fou
Memorial DayAso Fa'amanatu 
Happy BirthdayManuia lou Aso Fanau 
Happy Mothers DayManuia le Aso o Tina 
Happy Fathers DayManuia le Aso o Tama 

  Personal

How are you?O fa'apefea mai oe? -or- O a mai oe? 
I'm fine, thank you.O Lelei au, fa'afetai. 
How was your day?O fa'apefea mai lou aso? 
Do you love me?Ete alofa ia a'u?
I love you.Oute alofa ia oe  (E alofa a'u ia oe).
I'm okay.O lea lava o lelei a'u. 
SorryFa'atoese lava. 
Who are you?O'ai oe?
Happy Birthday.Manuia lou Aso Fanau.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD

ricealaisa 
fried ricealaisa falai 
fried chickenmoa falai 
chickenmoa 
soupsupo 
chicken soupsupo moa 
chicken currykale moa 
currykale 
cakekeke 
bunpani 
Taro leaves cooked with coconut milk and onion.palusamipalusami
tarotalo 
bancakepanikeke 

 

DAYS

SundayAso Sa
MondayAso Gafua
TuesdayAso Lua
WednesdayAso Lulu
ThursdayAso Tofi
FridayAso Faraile
SaturdayAso To'ana'i

TIMES

secondsekone
minuteminute
houritula
dayaso
weekvaisao
monthmasina
afternoonafiafi
eveningpo
nightpo uliuli
morningtaeao

MONTHS

(All names for months are derived from non-Samoan words.)
JanuarayIanuari
FebruaryFepuari
MarchMati
AprilAperila
MayMe
JuneIuni
JulyIulai
AugustAuguso
SeptemberSetema
OctoberOketopa
NovemberNovema
DecemberTesema

 

NAMES

AbrahamAperaamo
AdamAtamu
BenjaminPeniamina
DavidTavita
EveEva
GeorgeSiaosi
JesusIesu
JonathanIonatana
JohnIoane
JosephIosefa
KaiserKaisa
MagaretMareta or Maleka
MaryMaria or Malia
MosesMose
PaulPaulo
PeterPeteru or Pita
RachelRasela
RoseRosa or Losa
RuthRuta or Luta
SmithSamita
SusanSusana
TimTimo or Kimo
WillVili
WillaimViliamu
doctorfoma'i
driver (car)ave ta'avale
governorkovana
policeleoleo
pilotpailate
presidentperesitene
GodAtua
 
headulu
feetvae
handlima
mouthgutu
eyemata
facefoliga
hairlau'ulu
eartaliga
backtua
boneivi
noseisu
housefale
church buildingFale Sa
Fale Lotu
ChurchLotu
LibraryFale Tusi
restroomFale Vao
Police StationFale Leoleo
storeFale Oloa
boatva'a
carta'avale
 
sunla
moonmasina
skylagi
earthlalolagi
dirtpala'pala
landfanua
seasami
oceansami loloto
watervai
lakevai totoa
islandmotu
shorematafaga

Books of the Old TestmentBooks of the New Testment 

BibleTusi Paia
GenesisKenese
ExodusEsoto
LeviticusLevitiko
NumbersNumera
DeuteronomyTeuteronome
JoshuaIosua
JudgesFaamasino
RuthRuta
1, 2 Samuel1, 2 Samuelu
1, 2 Kings1, 2 Tupu
1, 2 Chronicles1, 2 Nofoaiga A Tupu
EzraEsara
NehemiahNeemia
EstherEseta
JobIopu
PsalmSalamo
ProverbsFaataoto
EcclesiastesFailauga
Song of SolomonPese a Solomona
IsaiahIsaia
JeremiahIeremia
LamentationsAuega a Ieremia
EzekielEsekielu
DanielTanielu
HoseaHosea
JoelIoelu
AmosAmosa
ObediahOpetaia
JonahIona
MicahMika
NahumNauma
HabakkukSapakuka
ZephaniahSefanaia
HaggaiHakai
ZechariahSakaria
MalachiMalakai

 MEASUREMENTS

inchinisifootfutuyardiata
milemailaounceaunesepintpaina
galongalonepoundpaunafarmamao
nearlatalatahotvevelacoldmalulu
warmmafanafanahighmaualugalowmaualalo
fastvaveslowalulemuloudmaloa
quitefilemu    

MatthewMataio
MarkMareko
LukeLuka
JohnIoane
The ActsO Galuega
The Epistle to the RomansO Tusi i Roma
1, 2 Corinthians1, 2 Korinito
GalatiansKalatia
EphesiansEfeso
PhilippiansFilipi
ColossiansKolose
1, 2 Thessalonians1, 2 Tesalonia
1, 2 Timothy1, 2 Timoteo
TitusTito
PhilemonFilemoni
HebrewsEperu
The Apistle of JamesIakopo
1, 2 Peter1, 2 Peteru
1, 2, 3 John1, 2, 3 Ioane
JudeIuta
RevelationFaaaliga