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.
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|
|I speak one language|
|e tasi le gagana ou te tautala ai |
|we speak three languages|
|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|
|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.
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.
|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|
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.