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Useful phrases in Samoan

A collection of useful phrases in Samoan. You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

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EnglishGagana Samoa (Samoan)
WelcomeAfio mai / Susu mai / Maliu mai
HelloTalofa / Falopa
How are you?
Fine, thanks, and you?
O a mai oe?
Manuia, fa'afetai, ae a oe?
Long time no seeUa leva tele ona o'u le toe va'ai ia oe
What's your name?
My name is ...
O ai lou igoa?
O lo'u igoa o ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
O fea e te sau ai?
Ou te sau mai ...
Pleased to meet youUa ou fiafia ua ta feiloa'i
Good morningManuia le taeao
Good dayManuia le aso
Good eveningManuia le afiafi
Good nightManuia le po
GoodbyeTofa soifua
Good luckIa manuia
Cheers/Good health!Manuia!
Have a nice dayIa manuia le aso
Bon appetitIa manuia le tausamiga
Bon voyageIa manuia le malaga
I don't understandOu te le malamalama
Please speak more slowlyFa'amolemole, ia fa'atelegese lau tautala
Please say that againFa'amolemole, toe fai mai lau tala
Please write it down Fa'amolemole, ia tusi mai
Do you speak English?E te iloa tautala fa'aIgilisi?
Do you speak Samoan?
Yes, a little
E te iloa fa'aSamoa?
Ioe, ae laiitiiti
How do you say ...
in Samoan?
E faafefea ona ta'u le.... i le faaSamoa?
Excuse meTulou lava
How much is this?E fia le tau?
SorryFa'amalie atu
PleaseFa'amolemole
Thank you
Response
Fa'afetai / Fa'afetai tele
E le afaina
Where's the toilet?O fea le fale ta'ele?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everythingO si alii/tama'ita'i lea o le a totogiina uma
Would you like to dance?Ete ta fia siva?
I love youOu te alofa ia te oe
Get well soonIa vave ona e manuia
Leave me alone!Alu ese ma a'u!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Fia ola!
Le afi!
Hey!
Call the police!Vili le leoleo!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Ia manuia le Kerisimasi ma le Tausaga Fou
Happy EasterIa manuia le Eseta
Happy BirthdayIa manuia lou Aso Fanau
One language is never enoughO le gagana e tasi e le lava
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Ua tumu lo'u va'a i pusi

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