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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English Gagana Samoa (Samoan)
Welcome Afio mai / Susu mai / Maliu mai
Hello Talofa / Falopa
How are you?
Fine, thanks, and you?
O a mai oe?
Manuia, fa'afetai, ae a oe?
Long time no see Ua 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 you Ua ou fiafia ua ta feiloa'i
Good morning Manuia le taeao
Good day Manuia le aso
Good evening Manuia le afiafi
Good night Manuia le po
Goodbye Tofa soifua
Good luck Ia manuia
Cheers/Good health! Manuia!
Have a nice day Ia manuia le aso
Bon appetit Ia manuia le tausamiga
Bon voyage Ia manuia le malaga
I don't understand Ou te le malamalama
Please speak more slowly Fa'amolemole, ia fa'atelegese lau tautala
Please say that again Fa'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 me Tulou lava
How much is this? E fia le tau?
Sorry Fa'amalie atu
Please Fa'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 everything
O si alii/tama'ita'i lea o le a totogiina uma
Would you like to dance? Ete ta fia siva?
I love you Ou te alofa ia te oe
Get well soon Ia 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 Easter Ia manuia le Eseta
Happy Birthday Ia manuia lou Aso Fanau
One language
is never enough
O le gagana e tasi e le lava
My hovercraft
is full of eels

What!? Why this phrase?
Ua tumu lo'u va'a i pusi

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