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.
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.
to'a le aisa
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|
|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|
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