Learn How to Use the Word “After” in Samoan




After (in past terms):  Ina ua uma

After (in future terms): A uma 



Since uma is an auxially verb, you can add ona to say what is being finished.  For

example:


Sa alu a’u aumai la’u meai ai ina ua uma ona la’u galuega. –> I went to get my food

after I finished work. 



You can also use Ina ua uma in the front of the sentence:

Ina ua uma ona la’u galuega, sa alu aumai la’u mea ai.   –> I went to get my food

after I finished work. 




A uma ona tou aoga, savavali i le falefaitautusi. –> When you all finish school, 

walk to the library.  



You can also use A uma in the middle of the sentence, except it must be said as

“pe a uma”.


Ia, savavali i le falefaitautusi pe a uma ona tou aoga. –>  Walk to the library

when you all finish school.


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