survival samoan

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1 Samoan survival vocabulary Good morning Reply to Good morning Talofa Good afternoon Reply Talofa Good evening Reply Talofa Hello Reply Talofa How are you? Reply e.g. Fine, thank you. O a mai oe? Manuia fa'afetai Goodbye Tofa soifua Thank you Reply Fa'afetai Please Fa'amolemole Excuse me [sorry] It doesn't matter E le afaina Delicious Manaia le mea'ai Can I take your photo? fai ona ou pu'eina lou ata? E ma I want ... Ou te mana'o... Do you have ...? E i ai... Yes Ioe No Leai This (one), That (one) [pointing at goods] O lea, O lale There isn't any E leai se.. How much does it cost? E fia le tau? or O le a le tau?

2 A cheaper one Se mea taugofie One Tasi Two Lua Three Tolu Four Fa Five Lima Six Ono Seven Fitu Eight Valu Nine Iva Ten Sefulu Eleven Sefulu tasi TwelveSefulu Lua Thirteen Sefulu tolu Fourteen sefulu fa Fifteen sefulu lima Sixteensefulu ono Seventeen sefulu fitu Eighteen sefulu valu Nineteen sefulu iva Twenty lua sefulu Thirty tolu sefulu

3 Forty fa sefulu Fifty lima sefulu Sixty ono sefulu Seventy fitu sefulu Eighty valu sefulu Ninety iva sefulu One hundred selau Two hundred lua selau Five hundred lima selau One thousand (tasi le) afe Two thousand lua afe One million tasi le miliona UNITS OF MONEY tala, sene UNITS OF WEIGHT AND SI ZE kilokalama, kalama half afa all of it le mea atoa (one) more ma seisi tasi (one) less ave ese le tasi Excuse me [to get attention] fa'amolemole lava Too expensive taugata tele Can you lower the price? e mafai ona tu'utu'u i lalo le tau? An English newspaper se nusipepa palagi A map se fa'afanua

4 Stamps fa'ailoga tusi Gents Ali'i Ladies tama'ita'i Entrance/In Ulufale Exit/out Ulufafo Closed Tapuni E mafai ona e fesoasoani Can you help me? mai.. or Se'i e fesoasoani mai lava Where is ...? O fea Where is ... street? O fea le auala What place is this? street town O fea lenei? O le a lenei auala? O le a lenei taulaga? Toilet fale laititi Bank fale tupe Department store faleoloa Restaurant fale aiga Airport malae va'alele Train station fale o nofoa afi Underground Bus station fale faatali pasi Hospital falema'i Doctor foma'i Police leoleo

5 Post-office falemeli Telephone telefoni Market maketi How far? Is it near? o le a le mamao? E latalata mai? How long (to get to ...)? O le a le umi e alu ai i... Left agavale Right taumatau Straight ahead alu sa'o Slow down alu lemu Stop here tu i or taofi i Wait fa'atali Ticket When afea? Where is ... o fea Hotel fale talimalo at ... o'clock i le ta o le... Leave at what time? O le a le taimi e alu ai? today nei or le aso tomorrow taeao Bill, please pili fa'amolemole NAMES OF A FEW DISHES AND DRINKS talo - taro luau sapasui - chopsuey moa - chicken

6 vai aisa - ice water A FEW COOKING TERMS falai - fried saka - boiled faavela lele i - well done I am (name) O a'u o, or o lo'u igoa o Where do you come from? o fea e te sau ai I am (a New Zealander) I come from (New Zealand) O a'u o le Niu Sila Ou te sau mai Niu Sila O le a lau galuega? What do you do? I am a (teacher) tourist O a'u o le (faiaoga) O a'u o le turisi You speak (Spanish)! E te iloa fa'a Samoa A little Feololo What is your name? O ai lou igoa How old are you? E fia ou tausaga or O le a lou matua? Years [for telling age} -tausaga I have been here ... days Ua - aso talu ona ou iinei I have been here ... weeks Ua - vaiaso talu ona ou iinei - masina talu ona ou iinei I have been here ... months Ua I am sick Ou te le o malosi or o lea ou te ma'i Do you understand? E te malamalama? I (don't) understand Ioe oute malamala Ou te le malamalama Repeat toe fai mai faamolemole

7 Please speak slowly faamolemole fa'agesegese I speak only a little (Thai) e la'iti ti lava se fa'a Samoa ou te iloa What do you call this in (Spanish)? O le a le fa'aSamoa o le mea lea?

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