Samoan Plural

Welcome to the fourth Samoan lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases.

book
book
tusi
books
books
tusi
car
car
taavale
cars
cars
taavale
tree
tree
laau
trees
trees
laau
flower
flower
fugalaau
flowers
flowers
fugalaau

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look when converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Samoan
I speak one language
[singular form]
e tasi le gagana ou te tautala ai
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
e tolu gagana matou te tautatala ai
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
e tele ni atunuu ua ia asiasi iai
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
ua fiafia i latou ile taimi nei
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
e lima ona seevae lanu mumu
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman
fafine
women
women
fafine
man
man
tamaloa
men
men
tamaloloa
house
house
fale
houses
houses
fale
cup
country
ipu
cups
countries
ipu
cow
cow
povi
cows
cows
povi
horse
horse
solofanua
horses
horses
solofanua

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Samoan by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Samoan
Help
fesoasoani
Call the ambulance
vili te ta'avale mo fa'alavelave fa'afuasei
I need a doctor
ou te moomia se fomai
Where is the closest pharmacy?
o fea le faletalavai pito i latalata?
Are you okay?
oa mai oe?
I am sick
ou te ma'i?
Call the police
vili leoleo

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Samoan? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Samoan Nouns   Samoan Nouns

Samoan Gender   Samoan Gender



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