Learn How to Use the Terms “Except” and “Especially” in Samoan

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Vagana is the Samoan word for except.  In some cases, vagana can also mean unless. 



E mafai ona tagata uma o i le ta’aloga vagana Lole.

Everyone can go to the game except for Lole.




E mafai ona ou taliaina le mea uma vagana lena mea. 

I can accept everything you said except for that. 




Aemaise is the Samoan word for Especially.  It is the word used to highlight something in particular.


Sa ou fiafia i tatou uma, aemaise le teine poto.  

I was happy with everyone, especially the smart girl. 


E masani ona misia lo’u aiga, aemaise i lenei tau malulu.  

I miss my family, especially this winter.  


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