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American Samoa => Samoan Language => Topic started by: giakmi6 on June 21, 2010, 11:50:32 PM

Title: can someone please tell me what this means..
Post by: giakmi6 on June 21, 2010, 11:50:32 PM
Kalofae ia ..... (the rest was in english haha) I am married to a samoan and have learned a few words here and there but never heard this one... and if you can tell me how it is pronounced too ... thank you
Title: Re: can someone please tell me what this means..
Post by: holladad on June 26, 2010, 10:42:17 AM
It's a little difficult to explain what talofae means without having the context of its use as it can mean a couple different things.  In general this means "poor thing" or "poor you", in other words, its an expression showing sympathy of a person or situation.