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.
fuala'au 'ai mata
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|
|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.
ti o le taeao
aiga o le aoauli
aiga o le afiafi
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.
|Do you speak (English/ Samoan)?|
|e te iloa tautala fa'aigilisi/peretania/fa'asamoa?|
|Just a little|
|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.