Learn How to Use the Conjunction “But” in Samoan

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Ae, peta’i, and ae peta’i are all interchangeable equivelants for but.

The usage of but in Samoan is very similar to it’s use in English 

 


‘Ae

For example: 


Ou te mana’omia se isi fasi moa, ‘ae e leai se mea.

I want another piece of chicken, but there’s no more.





Sa matou savavali i le faleola, ‘ae  sa tapuni ai. 

We walked to the stoer, but it was closed. 



Ou te alofa ia te oe, ‘ae ou te le fia fa’aipoipo.

I love you, but I don’t want to get married.  



HOWEVER

However is expressed as peita’i, ae peita’i, and peita’i ane

Like but, it is also used in the same manner as it’s used in English.





Ou te fiafia ia te oe, peita’i o lo’o i ai se uo teine ia te a’u.  

I really like you, however I still have a girlfriend.



E mafai ona e sau ia i matou, peita’i e filemu tumau e oe.

You can come with us, but you must remain quiet.

  


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