How to Express “About” or “Regarding” in Samoan

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“E uiga i” means about or concerning.  E uiga i connects phrases by leading an object phrase.  E is a current tense marker, uiga means about,  and i leads the object phrase.  

Examples:

Ou te fia talanoa atu ia oe e uiga i le malaga.

I want to speak to you about the trip.  

O le fono lenei e uiga i lana tupe.

This meeting is about his money.  

The tense marker in “e uiga i” can also be changed.  For example,  “sa uiga i” means past concerning or meant.  

Sa ou fia talanoa atu ia te oe sa uiga i le malaga.

I wanted to talk to you about the trip.  

O le fono lena sa uiga i lana tupe.

That meaning was about the trip.  

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