atiavbiteKa aaꞌo hiiba geemai ruu rio-ka, moo ma ratiai.And that large crocodile was wanting to bite me.EIDI auo aibo-ka, roo-ro eaꞌai-da tomoio-ka heamo bia, irai ruu-ro roo ai-amatia roo ihiai-ka.AIDS is like a snake, that when you see it looks harmless, but if it bites you, you will die.1.6Animal
atimatidiopliatimatidioonceatimaivcovering one thing with one other thing, such as a blanket, a hat or an umbrella used to protect a person.Atimatidio, mihai oropoio bia.Keep covering on, the rain hasn't stopped yet.
atovar.=topost1movement to, through or from a locationIraua ato Mapaio.From Inau we went to Mapaio.Heamo uubi amiꞌa Austalia ato pooꞌumo peei-da Papua Rew Guirea-to.Some sailors of the Australian navy sailed across to Papua New Guinea.Ka pitoi-ro umui ato hetai-ka, "Roo raibau maꞌai-ka."And the cuscus asked the dog, "What happened to you?"Moo goꞌu mati ato rooꞌu.I am coming from the crabbing place.Moo abeai rautu patai-to pirodaido.I went with my father down to a fishing camp.Roo paidubui-to amoromidio, kehibuo gaboi roo emapui aꞌai-ka.If you want to follow God, he will show you the narrow road (the right road).Ata himioi moo mamui rautu, mooi-ti buꞌi-to pirodaido tiꞌo paha iahioi.One day my mother and I went into the bush to cut pandanus leaves.9.2.4Prepositions, postpositions2atKa Maiperairu ato tutu emidioumo bia.We did not stay long at Maipenairu.Ka doꞌou Reurigomumu ato remidiokaumo ararie.Now we are staying here at Neurigomumu.3for (a length of time); with (a tool)Urei emaꞌoi aꞌai retoa omei-to.He coughs continually for two months.9.2.4Prepositions, postpositions4with (a tool)Moo-ro beumai-to itai raꞌai.I will cook using the bamboo.
atomovfold your legsOotoi imedebeai meree da'oda'oi atomoi-da ma ohiai-ka. Fold your legs under and let the baby sleep on your lap.
atomudiovinform, describe, showMa atomudio aa'o mereei ra'ai bo'u meree-ra Describe what the person looks like.
atotaivslapRuu piroha poo'ui-da patotai Mr Matare. He came quietly and slapped Mr Matare.
atuhetransematuhiapliatuheselfaratuhearatuhutiv1deny, hideRoo-ro moo retoꞌa-gaaꞌu atuhe made aaꞌoi aꞌai.You will deny me three times.2hide someone by denying you know where they are
atuhutitransematuhutioncearatuhutiselfaratuhutiv1deny repeatedly2immitate, repeat what someone is saying, such as class echoing a teacher, or a child echoing someone to be annoying.Moo ratuhuti, roo ahiai raꞌai. Repeat what I'm saying, I will cut you. Moo aa'o madei atuhuti. He is imitating the words I am saying