Nouns

ā n. what — 'O le ā le mea lea?: What's this thing?;
a'ao
I. n. arm, leg, limb (polite);
II. v. to walk (polite);
afa n. half — 'Ua afa le ono: It's half past six;
afafine n. daughter (as realted to her father) — 'O ia le afafine a se ali'i sili: She is the daughter of an important chief; (made from fafine)
afakasi n. half-caste; (from half-caste)
afe n. thousand;
afi n. fire;
afiafi n. evening — Manuia le afiafi: Have a good evening;
afioga n. polite form of address for people of high social status;
afitusi n. matches — Alu e fa'atau mai afitusi le ogā'umu: Go to buy matches for the oven;
afu
I. n. waterfall;
II. v. to sweat;
aga n. actions, character, nature;
agaalofa n. loving actions;
agaga n. spirit;
agaleaga n. bad nature, ill-treadment; (made from aga + leaga1, opposite of agalelei)
agalelei (pv. agaleleiina) n. good nature; (made from aga + lelei, opposite of agaleaga)
aganu'u n. culture; (made from aga + nu'u)
agavale n. left; (opposite of taumatau)
'aiga n. meal; (made from 'ai + -ga, see also mea'ai)
'āiga n. extended family;
'aisa
I. n. ice;
II. n. refrigerator (abbreviation) — Tu'u i le 'aisa: Put it in the fridge;
(see also pusa'aisa, from ice)
aitu n. ghost, spirit, demon;
ala2 n. path; (see also 'auala)
ali'i
I. n. chief, as opposed to an orator;
II. n. men (polite), gentemen;
III. n. prop. the Lord;
alo2 n. son or daughter (polite);
'aluga n. pillow;
amataga n. start; (made from amata + -ga)
amioga n. behaviour; (made from amio + -ga)
amiotonu n. good behaviour; (made from amio + tonu)
aniani n. onion; (from onion)
ao1
I. n. cloud;
II. n. day;
(opposite of 1)
aofai n. population — E fia le aofai o Samoa?: What is the population of Samoa?;
aofia
I. n. population;
II. v. to gather a group;
ā'oga n. school;
'aogā n. use; (see also fa'a'aogā)
'Aokuso n. August;
'apa
I. n. sheet of metal, can;
II. n. metal containers, dishes, bowls;
apa'au n. wing;
'Aperila ('Apelila) n. April;
api n. exercise book, work book;
apogāleveleve
I. n. spider;
II. n. spider's web;
(made from apogā-)
'apu n. apple; (from apple)
araisa (alaisa) n. rice; (from rice)
'ārio n. silver; (similar to siliva, from άργυρος)
aso n. day — 'O le aso fia nei?: What's the date today?;
Aso Faraile (Aso Falaile) n. Friday;
Aso Gafua n. Monday;
Aso Lua n. Tuesday;
Aso Lulu n. Wednesday;
Aso Sā n. Sunday;
Aso Tofi n. Thursday;
Aso To'ona'i n. Saturday;
aso'uma n. every day; (made from aso + 'uma)
asu n. smoke;
ata n. picture, video, shadow, reflection; (see also tusiata)
atali'i n. son (when relating to father); (made from ali'i)
ato n. basket, bag;
atoa
I. n. whole;
II. adj. all of, entire, whole — 'O le lalolagi atoa: The whole world;
atumotu n. island country; (made from atu + motu)
atunu'u n. country; (made from atu + nu'u)
'au n. collection, group, bunch.;
'auala n. road, path — 'auala vave: shortcut; (made from 'au + ala2)
'aufa'i n. banana bunch; (made from 'au + fa'i)
'aufaigaluega n. staff, work team; (made from 'au + faigaluega)
'auivi n. skeleton; (made from 'au + ivi)
'auro n. gold; (from aurum)
autafa n. edge, side;
'autalavou n. youth; (made from 'au + talavou)
'auva'a n. boat crew, rowing team; (made from 'au + va'a)
'ava
I. n. a plant;
II. n. the ground-up root of the plant, which is distributed to visitors in the 'ava ceremony;
avanoa n. opportunity; (similar to )
'avepasi n. driver (of bus); (made from 'ave + pasi1)
'aveta'avale n. driver (of car); (made from 'ave + ta'avale)
ekalesia n. church (as an organisation); (from ecclesiastic)
'ele'ele n. dirt, soil;
eletise n. electricity; (from electricity)
'ese'esega n. difference; (made from 'ese'ese + -ga)
esi n. paw paw, papaya;
fa'aaloalo n. respect;
fa'aata n. mirror; (made from fa'a- + ata)
fa'afafine n. male cross-dresser; (made from fa'a- + fafine)
fa'aili n. band;
fa'aipoipoga n. marriage, wedding; (made from fa'aipoipo)
fa'alapotopotoga n. organisation;
fa'alavelave (pv. fa'alavelaveina)
I. n. trouble;
II. n. funeral, wedding, or other life-interrupting event;
III. v. to cause trouble for, annoy somebody;
fa'amālama n. window;
fa'amanatuga n. memorial; (made from -ga)
faamanuiaga n. blessing, good wish; (made from fa'amanuia + -ga)
fa'amāoni n. honesty;
fa'amasinoga n. judgement;
fa'amatai n. government by chiefs; (made from fa'a- + matai)
fa'amatala
I. v. to narrate, to tell a story;
II. n. narrator, story-teller;
fa'amau
I. n. button (of shirt);
II. v. to fasten, hold down;
(made from fa'a- + mau)
fa'amavae n. to farewell, send off; (made from fa'a- + mavae)
fa'amavaega n. farewell, send-off; (made from fa'amavae + -ga)
faamoemoega n. trust; (made from fa'amoemoe + -ga)
fa'apālagi (also fa'apapālagi)
I. n. European culture;
II. n. English language;
(made from fa'a- + pālagi)
fa'aperetania n. English; (made from fa'a- + Peretania)
fa'asala n. to punish; (made from fa'a- + sala1)
fa'asalaga n. punishment; (made from fa'asala + -ga)
fa'asamoa
I. n. Samoan culture and custom, "the Samoan way";
II. n. Samoan language;
(made from fa'a- + Sāmoa)
fa'asilasilaga n. notice, announcement;
fa'ata'ita'i n. to demonstrate, to give an example;
fa'ata'ita'iga n. example, demonstration; (made from fa'ata'ita'i + -ga)
fa'atau (pv. fa'atauina)
I. v. to exchange for money;
II. n. shopkeeper, seller;
(made from fa'a- + tau)
fa'atino n. to put into actions;
fa'atinoga n. demonstration; (made from fa'atino + -ga)
fa'atonuga n. instruction; (made from -ga)
fa'atuatua n. faith, belief;
fa'auli n. steering or driving; (made from fa'a- + uli2)
fa'avae (pv. fa'avaeina) n. to found something;
fafana n. to feed;
fafine
I. n. woman;
II. adj. female (of animals);
(similar to tama'ita'i)
fagu n. bottle;
fagususu n. bottle of milk; (made from fagu + susu)
fa'i n. banana;
faiā'oga n. teacher;
faife'au n. pastor, church minister, preist; (made from fai + fe'au)
faiga n. method, way to do something; (made from fai + -ga)
fainumera
I. n. digit, number;
II. v. to work with numbers;
faitauaofai n. census; (made from faitau + aofai)
faitoto'a n. door;
fala n. mat, pineapple;
fala saina n. imported plastic mat (literally 'chinese mat'); (made from fala + Saina)
falaoa
I. n. bread;
II. n. flour;
(from flour)
fale n. house, building;
fale'aiga n. restaurant, canteen; (made from fale + 'aiga)
faleā'oga n. school building;
falema'i n. hospital; (made from fale + ma'i)
falemanu n. barn, stable, kennel; (made from fale + manu)
falemeli n. post office; (made from fale + meli2)
fale'oloa n. shop; (made from fale + 'oloa)
falepuipui n. jail; (made from fale + puipui)
falesā n. church building; (made from fale + 1)
faleta'avale n. garage;
faletua n. wife (polite); (made from fale + tua)
faletupe n. bank; (made from fale + tupe)
fana n. gun;
fānau (pl. fānanau)
I. v. to be born;
II. v. to give birth;
III. n. offspring — Ia to'atele sou fānau: May you have many children;
fanua n. land;
fao n. nail;
fasi
I. n. piece;
II. v. to beat;
fasifalaoa n. sliced bread;
fasiga n. beating; (made from fasi + -ga)
fasimoli n. bar of soap; (made from fasi + moli)
fasipovi n. beef, steak; (made from fasi + povi)
fasipua'a n. pork;
fata n. bench, shelf;
fatafata n. chest;
fatu n. heart;
fautasi n. longboat;
fea n. where;
fe'e n. octopus (sometimes translated as 'devil fish');
feiloa'iga n. meeting (of two people); (made from feiloa'i + -ga)
Fepuari (Fepuali) n. February;
fesili
I. v. to ask;
II. n. question;
feso'ota'iga n. communication; (made from feso'ota'i + -ga)
fetalaiga n. speech, speaking; (see also fetalai)
fetū n. star;
fia'ai n. hunger; (made from fia1 + 'ai)
fiafia
I. adj. happy;
II. v. to like something;
III. n. celebration;
(opposite of fa'anoanoa, ita)
fiafiaga n. celebration; (made from fiafia + -ga)
fiamoe n. tiredness; (made from fia1 + moe)
fīlēmū n. peace;
filifili2 n. chain;
filifiliga n. option; (made from filifili1 + -ga)
finagalo n. desire;
fogā'ele'ele n. field; (made from fogā- + 'ele'ele)
foliga n. face; (similar to mata1)
foloa n. floor; (from floor)
fōma'i n. doctor; (see also ma'i)
fono n. meeting;
fu'a n. flag;
fua1 n. fruit, egg, edible product (of plant, animal);
fuālā'au
I. n. pill, tablet, medicine;
II. n. fruit;
(made from fua1 + lā'au)
fuālā'au'aina n. fruit and vegetables, edible plant products; (made from fuālā'au + 'aina)
fuāmoa n. chicken egg; (made from fua1 + moa1)
fugalā'au n. flower;
fulū n. flu, cold; (from flu)
gafa n. genealogy, family tree, lineage;
gagana n. language, speech style;
galu n. wave;
galuega n. work; (made from galue + -ga)
gasegase n. sickness, weakness; (similar to ma'i)
gaupapa n. slug;
gutu n. mouth;
i'a n. fish;
iata n. yard; (from yard)
'ie n. material;
'ie afu n. sheet; (made from 'ie + 'afu)
'ie faitaga n. plain, formal lavalava with pockets, often translated as 'kilt'; (made from 'ie + fai + taga1)
'ie tōga n. fine mat; (see also 'ie)
Igilisi n. English; (see also fa'apālagi, from English)
igoa n. name — 'O ai lou igoa?: What's your name?; (similar to suafa)
ili n. fan;
ipu n. cup, bowl, dish;
ipu mafolafola n. plate (lit. flat ipu); (made from ipu + mafolafola)
ipu mālamalama n. drinking glass;
ipupopo n. cup made from polished coconut shell; (made from ipu + popo)
iputī n. cup with handle, suitable for hot drinks (lit. tea-cup); (made from ipu + )
isu n. nose;
'isumu n. mouse, rat;
itū n. side;
itū'āiga n. type, kind, variety; (made from itū + 'āiga)
itūlā n. hour;
itūlau n. page; (made from itū + lau2)
Iulai n. July; (from July)
Iuni n. June; (from June)
iunivesite n. university; (from university)
ivi n. bone;
kalena n. Calendar; (from calendar)
kalone n. oil-drum; (from gallon)
kamela n. camel;
kamupanī n. company; (from company)
kapeneta n. cabinet; (from cabinet)
kapeta n. carpet; (from carpet)
kāpeteni n. captain (of boat etc); (from captain)
karesini (kalesini) n. kerosene; (from kerosene)
keke n. cake, biscuit; (from cake)
I. n. key;
II. v. to switch on — mōlī fa'amolemole: Switch on the lights please;
III. n. switch, control;
(from key)
kilomita n. kilometre; (from kilometre)
kirikiti n. cricket; (from cricket)
kitara (also kitala) n. guitar; (from guitar)
kofe n. coffee; (from coffee)
koko n. cocoa; (from cocoa)
koma
I. n. comma;
II. v. to take a break — E mamafa le mea, koma: The thing is heavy, take a break;
(from comma)
komiti n. committee; (from committee)
kuata n. quarter;
kuka n. cooking, the cook; (from cook)
kukama n. cucumber; (from cucumber)
kusi n. goose; (from goose)
1 n. sun, sunlight, daytime — 'Ua : It's daytime; (opposite of 1)
lā'au n. tree, stick;
lā'aupese n. musical instrument; (made from lā'au + pese)
lagi n. sky, heaven;
lago n. fly;
lagomeli n. bee; (made from lago + meli1)
laina n. line; (from line)
laisene n. licence; (from licence)
lalolagi n. world; (made from lalo + lagi)
lanu n. colour;
lāpiti n. rabbit; (from rabbit)
lāpo'a (pl. lāpopo'a)
I. adj. big, large, fat;
II. n. size;
(similar to telē, puta, opposite of pa'e'e)
lau2 n. leaf;
laulau n. table;
laumata n. eyebrow;
laumei n. turtle;
launiu n. leaf of coconut tree; (made from lau2 + niu)
laupapa
I. n. timber, plank;
II. n. board, chalkboard, blackboard — Va'ai i le laupapa: Look at the board;
lautī
I. n. tea leaves;
II. n. tea drink;
(see also iputī)
lauulu n. hair;
lau'ulu n. breadfruit leaf; (made from lau2 + 'ulu)
lavalava n. material, serong, wrap-around;
leo n. voice, sound, audio;
leoleo (pv. leoleoina)
I. v. to guard;
II. n. policeman, watchman;
lesona n. lesson; (from lesson)
lima
I. num. five;
II. n. hand, arm;
lisiti n. receipt; (from receipt)
loga n. hiccup;
logo n. bell;
loi n. ant;
loia n. lawyer — Ofisa loia: Law firm; (from lawyer)
loli n. truck; (from lorry)
lololo
I. n. fat;
II. adj. fatty;
loloto
I. adj. deep;
II. n. depth;
loto n. soul, feelings;
lotu (pl. lolotu)
I. n. church service — gaogao le lotu: The church service was empty;
II. n. prayer — Fai le lotu: Say the prayer;
III. v. to worship, attend chuch — Fia lotu 'oe?: You want to go to church?;
lulu n. owl;
lūlū (pv. lūlūina)
I. v. to shake;
II. n. raffle, lottery;
lumana'i n. the future;
lupe n. pidgeon;
ma'a
I. n. rock;
II. n. battery — 'Ua 'uma le ma'a: The battery is finished;
ma'ama'a n. small rocks, gravel; (similar to ma'a)
maea n. rope;
māfaufau n. brain, thought;
mago1 n. mango; (from mango)
maile n. dog;
maimau n. to waste, esp. food;
maketi n. market; (from market)
malaga
I. n. journey — Manuia le malaga: Have a good trip;
II. v. to travel;
mālamalama
I. v. to understand;
II. adj. clear, transparent;
III. n. light;
malie n. shark;
māliega n. agreement; (made from mālie + -ga)
mālō
I. n. government;
II. v. well done;
mālōlōga n. interval, break; (made from mālōlō + -ga)
malū n. calm;
māmoe n. sheep;
mana'o (pl. manana'o)
I. v. to want something;
II. n. will, wish, desire;
mana'oga n. want, desire, craving;
manatu (pv. manatua) n. to think;
manava n. belly, stomach;
manogi n. smell;
manu n. animal, bird;
manulele n. bird; (made from manu + lele1)
maota n. house (of chief); (similar to fale)
masi n. cracker, biscuit;
māsima n. salt;
masimasi n. dolphin;
māsina n. month;
masini n. machine; (from machine)
masipopo n. biscuit made from coconut; (made from masi + popo)
mata1
I. n. eye;
II. n. expression, mood;
III. n. face;
matāgaluega n. parish; (made from matā- + galuega)
matagi n. the wind; (similar to savili)
matai
I. n. somebody holding a title as a chief or orator;
II. n. the (usually male) head of a family, who others are expected to serve;
(see also tautua, ali'i, tulāfale)
mata'inumera n. digit, numeral;
mata'itusi n. letter; (made from mata'i- + tusi)
matā'upu n. subject; (made from matā- + 'upu)
Mati n. March;
matua1 (pl. matutua)
I. adj. old (of people);
II. n. age (of a person);
matua2 (pl. mātua) n. parent;
mauga n. mountain;
maukeni n. pumpkin; (from pumpkin)
Me n. May; (from May)
mea n. thing;
mea'ai n. food; (made from mea + 'ai)
meaalofa n. gift — meaalofa tupe: donation; (made from mea + alofa)
meaā'oga n. school-things; (made from mea + ā'oga)
meafaigaluega n. tool; (made from mea + faigaluega)
meafale n. furniture; (made from mea + fale)
meata'alo n. sports equipment (lit. play-things); (made from mea + ta'alo)
meli1 n. honey;
meli2 n. mail;
migi n. curl;
minisita n. minister;
minute n. minute;
miti3 n. dream — Fai se miti mālie: Sweet dreams;
mitiafu n. t-shirt;
moa1 n. chicken;
moa2 n. mower; (similar to moavao, from mower)
moana n. ocean;
moavao n. lawn mower;
moega n. bed, sleeping-place; (made from moe + -ga)
mogamoga n. cockroach;
mōlī n. light, lamp — Tapē le mōlī: Switch off the light. mōlī mālolōsi: laser;
moli n. orange, mandarin; (see also tīpolo, fasimoli)
mōlī matagi n. enclosed oil or kerosene lantern; (made from mōlī + matagi)
mōlī sela n. candle; (made from mōlī + sela)
mōlī uila n. electric torch; (made from mōlī + uila)
motu n. island — E tele motu i Toga: There are many islands in Tonga;
mūmū tutupa n. Elephantitis;
musika n. music; (from music)
naifi n. knife; (from knife)
namu n. mosquito;
nifo n. tooth;
niu n. young coconut, suitable for drinking;
nofoa n. chair;
nofoaga n. stay; (made from nofo + -ga)
Novema n. November;
numera n. number; (from number)
nu'u n. village;
ofisa n. office; (from office)
ofu n. clothing — Sui lou ofu: Change your clothes;
ofutino n. button-up shirt; (made from ofu + tino)
ofuvae n. pants, shorts;
ogā'umu n. oven; (see also 'umu)
oka
I. int. expression of astonishment — Oka e!: O sheesh!;
II. n. meal made from raw fish — 'E te mana'o i se oka?: Do you want some marinated raw fish?;
'Oketopa n. October; (from October)
olaga n. life; (made from ola + -ga, similar to soifuaga)
olioli n. joy and happiness; (similar to fiafia)
'oloa
I. n. goods;
II. n. wealth, riches, treasure — 'O le Motu o 'Oloa: Treasure Island (Title by Robert Louis Stevenson);
'omo
I. n. pot-hole;
II. n. dimple;
III. n. dent;
oneone n. sand;
oti (pl. feoti)
I. v. to die;
II. n. death;
'oti2 n. goat; (from goat)
2 n. wall, fence, pen;
paipa
I. n. water tap;
II. n. pipe;
(from pipe)
pālagi (papālagi, pl. pālalagi)
I. n. European person;
II. adj. of western style or origin;
(made from 1 + lagi)
palaka n. a wall-socket, power outlet; (from plug)
palapala n. dirt;
pālemia n. president, prime minister, premier; (from premier)
pāolo n. shade;
pasese
I. n. passenger;
II. n. fare;
(from passenger)
pasi1 n. bus; (from bus)
pata n. butter; (from butter)
Patele n. Father (when addressing a priest); (from padre)
pateta n. potato; (from potato)
pa'u
I. n. skin, peel;
II. n. elastic band, hair tie;
pe'a2 n. tattoo — Mānaia lou pe'a: ;
pefu n. dust;
peni n. pen; (from pen)
penisini n. petrol; (from benzine)
pepa1
I. n. paper, document, playing card;
II. n. packaging, packet;
III. n. plastic bag;
(from paper)
pepa2 n. pepper; (from pepper)
pepe1 n. baby; (from baby)
pepe2 n. butterfly;
peresetene n. president; (from president)
pese (pl. pepese)
I. v. to sing;
II. n. song;
pesega n. song, singing; (made from pese + -ga)
pia n. beer; (from beer)
pikiapu
I. n. pickup, ute, vehicle with tray on back;
II. v. to pick something up;
(similar to piki, from pickup)
pili1 n. small lizard;
pili2 n. bill; (from bill)
piliki n. brick; (from brick)
pisinisi n. business; (from business)
pito n. edge, side;
po
I. n. whether, or;
II. indicates a question;
1
I. adj. night-time — 'Ua : It's night;
II. n. the night — Manuia le : Have a good night;
polesi n. porridge; (from porridge)
polo1 n. pole; (from pole)
polo2 n. ball; (from ball)
poni n. pony-tail (hair style); (see also fili2, from pony)
popo n. brown coconut, suitable for eating;
potu n. room;
potumoe n. bedroom; (made from potu + moe)
pou n. post, pole (of house); (see also vaipou)
povi n. cow; (from bovis)
n. hole;
pua'a n. pig;
puapuaga n. conflict;
puipuiga n. imprisonment;
pule (pv. pulea)
I. n. boss — 'O le pule a 'oe: you're the boss;
II. v. to be in charge;
puleā'oga n. school principal; (made from pule + ā'oga)
pulega n. authority; (made from pule + -ga)
pulenu'u n. mayor of village;
pulou n. hat — pulou aitu: mushroom;
pulukalami n. program; (from program)
pusa n. box;
pusa'aisa n. ice-box, refrigerator; (made from pusa + 'aisa)
pusi1 n. cat; (from pussy)
pusi2 n. eel;
rakapī (lakapī) n. rugby; (from rugby)
ripoti (also lipoti) n. report; (from report)
1
I. adj. sacred;
II. adj. forbidden — le ulaula: No smoking;
III. n. A time in the evening when prayers are said.;
sa'a n. midget, short person;
saimini n. noodles;
saka
I. v. to boil — Saka le talo: Boil the taro;
II. n. parts of a meal which are boiled — Fai le saka: Boil the food;
salu
I. n. broom;
II. to sweep;
sami n. sea; (similar to vasa)
sapelu n. sword, machete, large knife;
savili n. breeze, wind — Mānaia le savili: It's a nice breeze; (similar to matagi)
se'evae n. (pair of) sandalls, thongs, jandalls or flip-flops;
sei n. a flower in the hair;
sekone n. second — e onosefulu sekone o le minute: There are sixty seconds in a minute;
sela n. wax;
sene n. cent; (see also tālā)
senetenari n. centenary; (from centenary)
Setema n. September; (from September)
setete n. state; (from state)
siaki2 n. cheque; (from cheque)
siamponi n. champion; (from champion)
siamu n. jam; (from jam)
sikulū n. screw; (from screw)
sipuni n. spoon; (from spoon)
sipunitī n. teaspoon; (made from sipuni + )
sisi1 n. snail;
sisi2 n. cheese;
sisi Aferika n. African snail; (made from sisi1 + Aferika)
si'usi'i n. tail;
soifua n. life, good health; (similar to ola)
soifuaga n. life; (made from soifua + -ga, similar to olaga)
soka n. soccer; (from soccer)
sole n. used to address a young man; (similar to tama)
solo (pv. soloina)
I. n. towel;
II. v. to sweep, wipe, go back and forth;
III. adv. around;
solofanua n. horse; (made from solo + fanua)
solosolo
I. n. handkerchief, small towel;
II. v. to wipe something;
sosi n. sauce; (from sauce)
sosisi n. sausage; (from sausage)
suafa n. name; (similar to igoa)
su'ega n. exam, test, search; (made from su'e + -ga)
su'esu'ega n. investigation, exploration, experiment; (made from su'esu'e + -ga)
suga n. used to address a young lady; (similar to teine)
sui
I. v. to swap, change;
II. n. change (of money);
(see also suisui)
suka n. sugar; (from sugar)
sukalati n. chocolate; (from chocolate)
suō n. spade;
supo n. soup; (from soup)
susu
I. n. milk;
II. n. breast;
III. n. other white liquids, eg mayonnaise;
susuga n. polite form of address;
ta'aloga n. game, sport — 'O le ā le ta'aloga 'e te fiafia i ai?: What sport do you like?; (made from ta'alo + -ga)
ta'amu n. a large root vegetable;
ta'avale
I. n. car;
II. v. to roll;
(made from ta'a- + -vale, similar to vili)
tae n. excrement;
taeao
I. n. tomorrow;
II. n. morning — Manuia le taeao: Good morning;
tafaoga n. a wander; (see also tafao, -ga)
taga1 n. pocket;
taga2 n. action;
tagata n. person;
taimi n. time — 'O le ā le taimi o le va'a?: What time is the boat?. Taimi nei: Now;
tala
I. v. to talk;
II. n. story — 'O le ā lau tala?: What are you saying?;
tālā
I. n. dollar;
II. n. currency unit in Independent Samoa (ST, formerly WST);
(see also sene, from dollar)
tala fou n. news; (made from tala + fou)
talanoaga n. conversation; (made from talanoa + -ga)
tali
I. n. answer;
II. v. to answer, wait for an answer;
talie n. a type of tree; (see also lā'au)
taliga n. ear; (made from tali + -ga)
talo (taro) n. taro (root vegetable);
talosaga n. prayer; (see also talosia)
tamā n. father;
tama
I. n. boy;
II. n. child, as related to their mother;
(opposite of teine)
tama'ilima n. fingers; (made from tama'i + lima)
tama'ita'i n. woman (polite), lady; (similar to fafine)
tamaitiiti (tamaititi, pl. tamaiti) n. child of either gender;
tamāloa (pl. tamāloloa) n. old man (polite); (made from tamā + loa)
tapa'a n. tobacco;
tau
I. n. cost;
II. n. fight;
III. n. weather;
taulima n. bracelet;
tauloto n. speech;
taumāfanafana n. warm-weather, summer; (made from tau + māfanafana)
taumatau n. right; (opposite of agavale)
tausaga n. year — E fia ou tausaga?: How old are you?;
tausami n. eat;
tautua n. to do service to one's family;
tauvae n. anklet;
teine n. girl; (opposite of tama)
teineitiiti (teineititi, pl. teineiti) n. child (girl);
tekonolosi n. technology; (from technology)
telefoni n. telephone; (from telephone)
televise n. television; (similar to tivi)
Tesema n. December; (from December)
teuila n. a type of flower;
teuteu n. to decorate; (see also teu)
I. n. tea;
II. n. any hot drink;
(similar to lautī, from tea)
timuga n. rain; (made from timu + -ga)
tinā n. mother;
tino n. body;
tīpolo n. lemon, lime;
tīpoti n. kettle, tea pot; (see also , from teapot)
tivi n. television; (similar to televise, from TV)
to'alua n. companion, partner, spouse; (made from to'a- + lua1)
toeaina n. old man;
tōfā (2)
I. v. to sleep;
II. v. bye — Tōfā soifua: Goodbye;
III. n. polite way of addressing orators;
togafiti n. trick; (made from Toga + Fiti)
toniga n. uniform;
toto n. blood;
totonu
I. lb. inside, central;
II. n. middle, centre;
tuafafine n. sister (of boy);
tuagane n. brother (of girl);
tui
I. n. fork;
II. v. to poke, jab;
tulāfale n. orator, talking chief;
tūlaga n. location; (made from )
tulilima n. elbow;
tulivae n. knee;
tuna n. eel;
tupe n. money;
tupu1 n. king;
tupu2 n. problem;
tusi (pv. tusia)
I. n. book;
II. v. to write;
(see also tusitusi)
tusi pa'ia n. Bible; (made from tusi + pa'ia)
tusiga n. writing; (made from tusi + -ga)
tusitala n. author; (made from tusi + tala)
tusitusiga n. place for writing; (made from tusitusi + -ga)
tu'uaga n. completion; (made from tu'ua + -ga)
tu'uga n. end; (made from tu'u + -ga)
uaea n. wire; (from wire)
uafu n. wharf; (from wharf)
uaina n. wine; (from wine)
uati n. clock, watch; (from watch)
uiga n. meaning — 'O le ā le uiga a lau tala?: What do you mean?;
uiga'ese n. unknown, strange, unfamiliar; (made from uiga + 'ese)
uili n. bicycle; (from wheel)
ula2 n. lobster, prawn;
'ulu n. breadfruit;
ulu n. head;
'umu n. preparation of a Samoan oven; (see also ogā'umu)
umukuka n. kitchen; (made from 'umu + kuka)
I. n. friend;
II. v. to befriend;
'upu n. word;
uso n. same-gender sibling, brother (of boy), sister (of girl);
n. space; (similar to avanoa)
va'a n. boat;
va'ai (pv. va'aia) n. to look — Va'ai ou mata: Look [with] your eyes;
va'alele n. aircraft; (made from va'a + lele1)
va'ava'aiga n. supervision;
vae n. leg;
vaega n. section, chapter;
vai n. fresh water;
vai'aisa n. cold water;
vāiaso n. week; (made from vāi- + aso)
vaifala n. pineapple juice — E suamalie le vaifala: The pineapple juice is sweet;
vāifale n. the space between two houses; (made from vāi- + fale)
vailā'au n. drug; (made from vai + lā'au, similar to fuālā'au)
vaimoli n. orange juice;
vaipaipa n. tap water; (made from vai + paipa)
vaipou n. space between two posts; (made from vāi- + pou)
vaipuna
I. n. spring;
II. n. boiling water;
(made from vai + puna)
vaisā n. holy water; (made from vai + 1)
vaitā'ele n. pool; (made from vai + tā'ele)
vaitafe n. river; (made from vai + tafe)
vaitīpolo n. lemon juice, lime juice — 'Ua fia inu 'oe i le vaitīpolo?: Do you want to drink the lemon juice?; (made from vai + tīpolo)
vaivai2 n. puddle;
vali
I. v. to paint;
II. n. paint;
valiga n. painting, rennovation; (made from vali + -ga)
vānimonimo n. in the blue sky;
vao n. grass, bush;
vasa n. open ocean; (similar to sami)
vase
I. n. a straight line;
II. n. ruler;
vasega n. class, division; (made from vase + -ga)
vaveao n. early morning;
vevela
I. adj. hot;
II. n. heat — E 'ese le vevela: It's damn hot;
(opposite of mālūlū)
vi'i (pv. vi'ia) n. praise, glorify;
vi'iga
I. n. praise, glory, credit;
II. n. hymn;
volipolo n. volleyball; (from volleyball)