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adahalienable nounSurráinEnglishrain (generic term)Tok PisinrenThis is an old word for rain, replaced in the last few decades by ráin, but it is coming back into use more recently.ráin1.7Nature, environmentnature
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ararákintransitive verbSuroboi rákánEnglishspread out; branch outThis describes a tree that has many branches spread out from very low down, thus being easy to climb. Also used of a river branching. And also used of one's thinking, i.e. having many ideas.Kubau imuda a tu ararák sang tiladi bim uramuni iát, pasi tan kalilik di lu lala nem sang i sasasa i tan rákán.That tree back there branches out a lot from down at the ground up to the top, resulting in the children very much like to climb on its branches.Pákánbung tan kálámul di worwor suri arasosah i buk án sak, te tili di a ararák i kándi hol suri longoi te marán táit on á pákánbung erei.When the people were talking about the dedication of the hymnbook, some of them had lots of ideas in their minds for doing many things at that time.rákán1.7Nature, environmentnature
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ararpásángintransitive verbSurkubau káp a tini mon i rákán, mái sár ngo ák mon mái rákán; pákán kubau a ararák; aru wán táit diar patap tiklikEnglishmulti-pronged; multi-branched; branched unusuallyThis refers to having many prongs, fingers, or branches. It is used to describe a tree that normally has no lower branches, as a coconut palm, but has grown abnormally and has a branch. It is also said of a leaf with many pronged parts, as a pawpaw/papaya leaf.Lamas ngo a mon i rákán, ki di lu parai ngo lamas erei a tum kabin ngo káp a tini mon i rákán á lamas, mái sár lamas er a ararpásáng.A coconut (tree) if it has a branch, then they said that that coconut has joined together (grown a branch) because coconut trees do not have branches, but that coconut has branched.arpásángpásáng1.7Nature, environmentnature
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armongohalienable nounSurarlih kápte táit onEnglishspace; empty place between things; atmosphereThis word is used to refer to the heavens in a nearby sense. It refers to air as the space above the ground, not what one breathes. This area is located between earth and the bát (sky, heavens).bátarmongoh kalimkáhái uri armongohtanián armongohworwor án armongoh1.7Nature, environmentnature
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arpangiaalienable nounEnglishborder; boundary; limitThis marks the ends or the edges of different arlih (space, area).Nagogon a para talsai tan arpangia i kángit tatalen án liu suri gitáng kis án matau.The law shows us the limits of how to live in peace.pang kuspang1.7Nature, environmentnature
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arpásángintransitive verbSuroboi rákán; ararákEnglishbranch out; forkNengen i libung gim dákdák tangrai dan. Gim tur pasi tilami mutwán dan átik ada er a arpásáng ái á dan. Má namur gimá dákdák kaleng namurwai kesi rákán bul á dan urmain i mutwán.Last night we hunted with torches along the river. We began from out at the mouth of the river back up to where the river forks. And then we hunted returning following the other branch of the river to here at its mouth.ararpásángpásáng1.5Plant1.7Nature, environmentnature; tree/plant
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ábáninalienable nounEnglishbank of a river; earthen bank; sides of a canoe or shipDan a tibin máng kasi risán malar ák lala pakta i ábán má dan ák lala idi lal sang, pasi tan kalilik di lu hom on.The river flooded and dug beside the village so the riverbank was very high and the river was very much lower, resulting in the children were playing on it.1.7Nature, environmentnature
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ángánalienable nounSurkon a niárEnglishblack sandkon11.7Nature, environmentnature
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bail hatalienable nounEnglishcliff; rockfacehám1.7Nature, environmentnature
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balsáninalienable nounSurrisánEnglisharea; sideTok Pisinsait bilong ...Kalik, ák bam má á inbul erei u sawi. Unák ariwai bul pasi kesi risán náng kis i kámnah. Má ngo káp una te ariwai, ki na pim i kesi balsán sár, má kesi balsán kápte.Child, that yam you are cooking is burned. Turn it over next so one (another) side will be in the fire. And/but if you don't turn it, then only one side will be cooked, and one side not.balis8.5Location1.7Nature, environmentlocation; nature
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bángbágil hatbángbángil hatalienable nounSurbail hatEnglishcliff; rock wallTan hat inang i bail hat á Talangan a tuan sursuru, pasi tan kálámul kápdite lu láklák uramuni pátmi bángbágil hat erei.The rocks down at the rockface at Talangan are very thorny, resulting in people do not walk up there near that cliff/rock face.hat21.7Nature, environmentnature
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bát1alienable nounSurmuni iátEnglishsky; heavenThis is higher than armongoh (space, atmosphere) and refers to the upper sky or heaven, the realm belonging to God. When referring to God's realm or dwelling place, there seems to be no difference between bát and naul_bát.
armongohlalin naul bátnaul bátnaul bát má naul bimrohon bát1.7Nature, environmentnature
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bebemintransitive verbSurbos ngo poron ur a lala kutEnglishovergrown; bushy; thickThis term applies to thick or overgrown jungle or grass area that is difficult to traverse.Nabung gim tipri kesi bor mai pap, má bor ák táu uri poron ur a lala bebem. Tan pap kápate arwat suri da rut pátmi kabin poron ur er a lala kut má a rakrakai si di suri ser pasi bor, má ngorer kápgimte tolai á bor.Yesterday we chased a pig with dogs, and the pig fled into a grassy area that was very overgrown/thick. The dogs were not able to run close to it because the grassy area was very blocked and it was difficult for them to find the pig, and so we did not capture the pig.boson1.7Nature, environmentnature
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belbelenmodifierSura nokwan kápte pungpung onEnglishlevel; flatGimhat pupun gim him i pokon a nokwan má kápte te pungpung on. Má kabin a belbelen pokon sár, pasi tan táit gimhat soi a lain kopkom kuluk sang.We grandfather and grandchildren work in a place that is straight and there are no mountains on it. And because it is just a level/flat place, therefore the things we plant grow very well indeed.1.7Nature, environmentnature
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bimalienable nounEnglishground; earth; landTok Pisingraunbimánbimán rumbimunkáukáu bimmurwán bimnaul bimpálkibán bim1.7Nature, environmentnature
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bimáninalienable nounEnglishplot of ground used for some purposebimbimán rum8.5Location1.7Nature, environmentlocation; nature
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bodaualienable nounEnglishdetritusThis is an appropriate term to use when speaking of detritus from a flood.1.7Nature, environmentnature
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bos1alienable nounEnglishuninhabited area; jungle (generic term); bushTok PisinbusWhile bos includes the term taman (wilderness), bos is typically used for the areas closer to one's village, the places where a person frequents, making his gardens and going to hunt.taman8.5Location1.7Nature, environmentlocation; nature
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bosoninalienable nounEnglishthick; thickness; bushy-nessThis term can refer to a thick jungle or overgrown area with high grass. It can also be used of a thick plank or other object.Te á is a pakta i boson má te a tu gengen i boson. Is er a tu gengen i boson, a malmu i kán lal. Má koner a pakta i boson, kápte a lu lal.Some knives their thickness is big and some their thickness is just small. That knife whose thickness is just small, its bending is easy. And that one whose thickness is big, it does not bend.bebemmadepdep1.7Nature, environmentnature
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bukbuksukalienable nounEnglishovergrown areaThis describes an area overgrown with vegetation so that it is impossible to make one's way through it.buksuk1.7Nature, environmentnature
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buksukalienable nounEnglishspace hidden; shadeThis refers to the space hidden from outside view formed by leaves overhanging to the ground.bukbuksuk1.7Nature, environmentnature
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bures2alienable nounEnglishmoss1.7Nature, environmentnature
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danalienable nounEnglishfresh water; river; creek; streamTok PisinwaraSursurungas use different words for different kinds of water: dan (fresh water), tas (salt water), pakat (beach spring water), and upup (fresh spring water).tasdan kauldan saldan taliupolon dan1.7Nature, environmentnature
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dan kaulalienable nounEnglishlake; pondround waterdan taliukauli1.7Nature, environmentnature
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dan salalienable nounEnglishriver; flowing waterwater flowingThis typically refers to a river that has a significant current.1.7Nature, environmentnature
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