Samoan Nouns

Welcome to the third Samoan lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Samoan to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes
pateta
tomatoes
tomatoes
tamato
onions
onions
aniani
carrots
carrots
karoti
fruits
fruits
fuala'au 'ai mata
apples
apples
apu
bananas
bananas
fa'i
oranges
oranges
moli

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Samoan
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
o iai sau susu?
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
o lo'o iai le susu ma le kofe
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
e iai ana apu e tolu
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
e na o le tasi lana apu o lo'o iai
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
matou te nonofo ise fale laititi/tamai fale
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
ou te fiafia i la tatou ti ole taeao

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread
falaoa
milk
milk
susu
butter
butter
pata
cheese
cheese
sisi
coffee
coffee
kofe
sandwich
sandwich
sanuisi
meat
meat
a'ano manufasi
chicken
chicken
moa
fish
fish
i'a
breakfast
breakfast
ti o le taeao
lunch
lunch
aiga o le aoauli
dinner
dinner
aiga o le afiafi

Conversation in Samoan

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Samoan
Do you speak (English/ Samoan)?
e te iloa tautala fa'aigilisi/peretania/fa'asamoa?
Just a little
e ititi
I like Samoan
ou te fiafia ile gagana samoa
Can I practice with you?
e mafai ona ou fa'ataitai fa'atasi ma oe?
How old are you?
e fia ou tausaga?
I'm thirty three years old
e tolusefulu tolu o'u tausaga
It was nice talking to you
manaia le ta talatalanoaga

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Samoan. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Samoan Adjectives   Samoan Adjectives

Samoan Plural   Samoan Plural



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