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obobopunspec. var. ofomobop
oboi i holidiomSurhol páptaiEnglishremember purposely; not forgetput in one's mind/thinkingobop/oboi
oboi tuh i ngudunidiomSurtotor pasiEnglishflatter; incentivizeput sugar in his mouthThis is equivalent to the English idiom 'sweeten the deal'.Ái komiti kápate gas i bál suri han tiklik mai tan kalilik er di saksak. Má kabin di lain totor on sang ngo da huli kán tekesá mobail, pasi ák han tiklik mam di. Di oboi tuh i ngudun pasi ák taram di má ngorer ák han tiklik mam di.The headman's stomach was not happy about going together with those guys who were singing. But because they pleased him that they would buy his mobile phone, it resulted in he went together with them. They placed sugar in his mouth (sweetened the deal, gave him an incentive) resulting in he obeyed/cooperated with them and so he went together with them.totorngudungobop/oboi3.5.3.1Word3.5.1Sayinteresting idiom; speak
oboi uri minatidiomEnglishdeliver to death; judge to die; condemn to dieplace/put to deathThis refers more to those who do the judging rather than to those who carry out the sentence.ur1obop/oboi
obop / oboihoboi2transitive verb, irregularEnglishput down; placeTok Pisinputimcause to lie downbopoboi i holoboi tuh i ngudunoboi uri minatomobopobop akelkelnai; obop timani
obop akelkelna-itransitive serial verbSurilwa pasi tili katbán huhu suri longoi lite talarEnglishselect; put asideput selectDi obop akelkelna diar suri diara longoi lite him.They selected them two so they would do a different job.obop/oboi
obop timan-itransitive serial verbSurlain oboiEnglishplace nicely or tidily; sanctify; put aside for special useput straightly/correctlyThis connotes straightening things, putting something in a safe place, putting something aside for a special use.Lik, kam tan hat imuda a tu bop sara. A arwat ngo una ru pasi má obop timani iamuda i suh án hat?Daughter, your stones back there are just laying around all over. Can you collect them and place them nicely on the table for stones?Kak siot minái a bal iau obop timani uri pákánbung ngo ina mat, ki dák asolai i iau.This white shirt of mine I have put carefully aside for the time when I will die, then they will put it on me.obop/oboi4.9.7.2Christianitylotu
obotoialienable nounEnglishlove magicmaleralatlat4.3.9.1Customanthro
okparticleEnglishattention getterThis has been described as an expression you cry out when you throw a stone at another person.3.5.1Sayspeak
oksamtransitive verb taking onSurbia; wáinEnglishvainly; futilelyThis only occurs following another verb indicating what is being done futilely.Tan kálámul di ruruna oksam i memba ngo na tar te táit si di á nabung er a hut. Má pákánbung a hut, kápte bul a tar te táit si di pasi ák lala mos i bál di ur on.The people believed in vain in the member that he would give things to them yesterday when he arrived. But when he arrived, instead he did not give anything to them resulting in their stomachs were very angry at him.tarngi
oksar-i1áksari2transitive verbSurasari uri táitEnglishraise; ground; landThis is used of a boat that is run ashore or on to a sandbar, or a vehicle that goes off the road and ends up stuck on a tree. It may also be used in the sense of lifting up Jesus to be nailed to the cross.Kákán kar a lala ngin i dan rakrakai pasi ák oksari kán kar i kabin lamas mák sák.The owner of the car had drunk a lot of strong water (liquor) with the result that he ran his car into the base of a coconut tree and it was wrecked.asariasosihasihái7.2Movemotion
oksar-i2transitive verbSurasolai; akaiEnglishslip a loop overIo, namur ding kip pasi bus,...dik longoi mátán pál on má dik lum mai iamudi katbán dan. Dik han tapam hut iatung singin huái i katbán dan má dik oksari iatung i lul ák han gap iatung i aru limán.So, later they got cane vine,...they made a loop from it and they dived with it down into the the water/river. They went arriving there at the crocodile in the water and they slipped it there on his head going sticking/catching there on his two hands (front legs).
ol-oiálái2transitive verbEnglishlight a fire; start a fireTok Pisinmekim paiaKalilik, iak gáwár! Gama oloi kámnah inak manmanir.Hey guys, I'm cold! Light a fire so I can warm up.
olas-itransitive verbSurololoh on nák lasEnglishtame; cultivate; domesticatecause to be tame, familiar, used to somethingThis word implies bringing something under one's care that previously was wild or on its own, such as transplanting a flower into one's hamlet or even allowing a flower to remain rather than clearing it out. This is also used of animals, but is not appropriate for referring to people.Kak purpur erei iau soi, iau kipi til Kavieng. Iau olasi suri nák pakta be. Má namur ngo na pakta ki gamáng kip kamu te gamák soi bul.That flower of mine I planted, I brought it from Kavieng. I cultivated it so it would grow. And later when it is big/grown then you can get some for yourselves and plant them.alasilasololas
ololasalienable nounEnglishanimal (generic term); tame animal; domestic animalOlolas is the big/generic name for those things that have four legs and they domesticate them like the dog or pig and some other things like that. (Additional information: This term refers to animals that are tame and live in village areas, contrasted with rokoi who are wild and live in the jungle.)rokoiolasi1.6Animalanimal
ololás1transitive verb taking onEnglishcook in coconut milk2alienable nounEnglishfood cooked in coconut milkThis is typically root vegetables sliced, placed in a food package made from banana leaves, covered in coconut milk, and mumued. But it may refer to any food cooked in coconut milk, mumued or boiled.papal ololás5.2.1Food preparationcooking
ololohhololohtransitive verb taking onEnglishlook out for; take care ofTok PisinlukautimThis is the generic term for 'care for'.bálbál káuribelbelkenmákmákáitugáietwani; kebeptai; mákmák suriololoh suri
ololoh sur-itransitive serial verbSurlain mákmák kalarEnglishwatch out for; guard againstcare concerningNgo gama lu lumlum má gamá lu soi isu, ki gama lu lain mákmák kalar gam be suri beu na káp arat gam. Beu a lu arat bingi kálmul má gama ololoh suri.When you all dive and you spear fish, you should well watch guarding yourselves so a shark does not bite you. Sharks bite-kill people and you should watch out for them.tumarangsuri1
omlawa-ihom lawai2transitive verbSurarah biaEnglishspoil; waste; forfeit; spend unwiselyTan kalilik di lu omlawai kándi pákánbung mai homhom bia. Má kápdite lu himna te táit suri nák arwat mam di er namur.The guys are just wasting their time with playing nothing (doing things that are fruitless). And they are not doing/making anything that will provide for them later.eralawai1
omobopobobopalienable nounEnglishpossessions; treasure; resources; wealthThis particularly refers to money, but may include anything one may have or store....maris án mokos minái a tari a pakta si di no ái rung di obop pirán tabal main i nián omobop, kabin ái rung er di tari gengen risán sár tili kandi tilik omobop má ngorer kápdite sáhár. Mái sár ái koner a maris muswan a tar noi sang i kán pirán tabal erei a mon singin ngo na tángni kán liu. (Luk 21.3-4)...this poor widow gave the most of all of them who put money here in the offering place, because those ones they gave just a small part from their great wealth and therefore they do not lack. But that one who is truly poor gave everything indeed of that money of hers that will help/provide her living.minsikobop/oboi
omon-oitransitive verbSurtar páksi kalik suri dák monmon maiEnglishplace into another's carecause to existThis is typically to place a child into the care of another person so the normal caregiver can go off alone to town or to her garden.Pákánbung iau lu han ur Námátánai má iau matai ngo giur no ái kauh, iau lu omonoi si kán tau suri diara monmon.When I go to Namatanai and I don't want to take my son, I give him into the care of his auntie so that they will remain together in the village.mon2