Speak like a Samoan

Samoan is the national language, although English is the official language of business. English is widely spoken, but you’ll find the following Samoan words useful to learn:

English  Samoan  Pronunciation 
Hello  Talofa  Tah-low-far 
Hi  Malo  Mar-lor 
Goodbye  Tofa  Tor-far 
Thank you  Fa'afetai  Far-ah-fay-tie 
Please  Fa'amolemole  Fah-ah-moh-le-moh-le 
Yes  Loe  Ee-oh-e 
No  Leai  Le-eh 
Maybe  Masalo  Mar-sar-lor 
That's all right  'Ulalelei  Oo-a-lelay 
Big / small  tele / la'ititi  teh-leh / lah ee-tee-tee 
 quick / slow tope / gese  toh-peh / nge-seh 
 early / late vave / tuai  vahveh / two eye 
 near / far latalata / mamao  lah-tah-lah-tah / mah-mah-oh