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A FEW COMMON WORDS

English   Samoan   Pronunciation
Yes   Ioe   Eeoeh
No   Leai   Le-eye
Please   Faamolemole   Fa-aah- moly-moly
Thank you   Faafetai   Fa-ah-fe-tie
That's all right   Ua lelei   Oo-a lelay
big / small   lapoa / laititi   larpoh-ah / lar ee-tee-tee
quick / slow   tope / gese   tor-peh / nge-seh
early / late   vave / tuai   varveh / two eye
cheap / expensive   taugofie / taugata   tar-oo-ngo-fee eh / tar-oo-nga-tar
near / far   latalata / mamao   lar-tah-lar-tar / mar-mar-oh
hot / cold   vevela / malulu   veh-veh-lar / mar-loo-loo
full / empty   tumu / gaogao   too-moo / nga-oh-nga-oh
easy / difficult   faigofie / faigata   fye-ngo-fee-eh / fye-nga-tar
heavy / light   mamafa / mama   marmarfar / mar-mar
open / shut   tatala / tapuni   tartarlar / tarpoo-tartarlar / tarpoo-nee
right / wrong   sa'o / sese   sar-oh / seh-seh
old / new   tuai / fou   too-eye/foe
old / young   matua / laititi   mar-too-ah / lar-ee-tee-tee
beautiful / ugly   matagofie / mataga   mar-tar-ngo- fee-eh / mar tar ngah
good / bad   lelei / leaga   leh-leh-ee / leh leh-ar-ngah
better / worse   feololo / leaga tele   fur-oh-loh-loh / leh-ar -ngah-teh leh