Learn How to Connect Phrases with the Term “Then” in Samoan

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Then is expressed as Ona ——  lea.  

The entire expression of “Then” sandwiches an 

action or predicate phrase.




The dog died, then she cried.

Sa pe le maile, ona loimata lea o ia.

               


The man lost his money, then he was mad.

Ua leiloa lana tupe, ona ita lea o ia.  

                


You can also put the descriptive pronoun inside of the then statement

Sa pe le maile, ona ia loimata lea.      

The dog died, then she cried.



Ua leiloa lana tupe, ona ia ita lea. 

The man lost his money, then he was mad.



Sa ou po le tamaloa i lona fofoga ona ia pa’u ai lea.

I slapped the man in the face and then he fell.



*Since pa’u was caused po, then use ai lea.

1st verb caused the 2nd verb or 2nd verb caused by the

first verb then use ai lea.



If you have more to say after the lea, then continue the 

phrase with particle o   ….. ex.. o le, o se, o ni, o le teine

                     

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