Learn How to Use the Word “Although” in Samoan

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e ui lava ina is the English equivelent for Although, even though, and though. 



Let’s look at the parts of e ui lava ina.

e is the present habitual tense marker.  In most cases when Although is used, the speaker

is speaking in the present habitual tense. 

 

ui is the Although, even though, though equivelent. 

 

lava is used to emphasize the statement.


and ina is used to introduce the upcoming statement 



1.  E ui lava ina e aulelei o ia, e sili ona aulelei le teine Samoa.

Although she is pretty, the Samoan girl is prettier.



Present tense marker E,

then ui for Although

Lava for emphasis,

ina to introduce the pretty girl



2.  O le a ou alu i le fa’alavelave e ui lava ina fai mai leai lo’u tina. 

I’m going to the party even though my mom said no.:



Present tense marker E,

then ui for Even though

Lava for emphasis,

ina to introduce what mom said.

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