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

Until

Until :  Se’i or Se’ia (perfective form)






Examples:

Ia, savali se’i va’ai se a’ai piniki.

Walk until you see a pink building.


Study until the class is finished.

Ia, su’esu’e se’i uma le vasega.


*Se’i uma is translated as until over or until finished.



Until should be paired with the action word or adjective. 


Here is an example of an adjective:

Ia, tatalo se’i fiafia ia te oe.

Pray until you are happy.



Se’i o’o is used with adjectives of time.

An adjective of time is something that describes a time but not

the exact time.  If you have the exact time, you don’t need

to use Se’i o’o,  just se’i or se’ia.



Example:  

O le a ou tamo’e se’i o’o tina o’u vae.

I’m going to run until my legs hurt.



Sa ia galuega se’i o’o i le vaveao.

He worked until the morning.


 

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