Samoan Adjectives

Welcome to the second Samoan lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Samoan to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black
lanu uliuli
grey
grey
lanu 'efu'efu
white
white
lanu pa'epa'e
blue
blue
lanu moana
green
green
lanu meamata
yellow
yellow
lanu samasama
red
red
lanu mumu
brown
brown
lanu enaena

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Samoan
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
o lo'u fale e lanu pa'epa'e
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
e tele lou atunu'u
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
matou te fiafia iinei
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
e toatolu ana tamai maile
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
e faigofie tele lenei gagana
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
e iai lo'u tamai fale lanu meamata
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold
malulu
hot
hot
vevela
cloudy
cloudy
auaoa
rainy
rainy
timuga
snowy
snowy
to'a le aisa
sunny
sunny
mugala
windy
windy
savili/matagi
warm
warm
mafanafana

Conversation in Samoan

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Samoan
hi
malo
how are you?
oa mai oe?
I'm good, thank you
manuia, fa'afetai
and you?
ao fa'apefea oe?
what is your name?
o ai lou igoa/suafa?
my name is Maya
o lo'u igoa o maya
nice to meet you
ua ou fiafia ua ta feiloai

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Samoan. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Samoan Alphabet   Samoan Alphabet

Samoan Nouns   Samoan Nouns



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