Tboli - English



a1exprAn expression of dislike, disdain or refusal."A," mon Datù, "tahu se ni kuy.""Okay (in disgust)," Chief said, "your (case) is true/you're right."ante 1el 1.1e 1
a wê1exprThe expression of one's frustration at someone's refusal to do what is asked or when learning about something which is not expected.A wê, ngà ni tô hwahu koyu mom bulà kun.Oh no, this child (he's lazy, rebellious), I sent him to get wood, instead he played basketball.A wê, moen tu du?Oh no, why is that?
aawvarnaaw11.1n(Of animals) mange, a skin disease caused by a parasite, the mange mite.1.2v(Of animals) to be infected with the mange.1.3adj(Of animals) unhealthy, as skin and fur full of sores.cfketel 1.1kékél 1.1lafu 1.2
abavarmabav1To start to clear a rice field.Suk du abahem du yem tnibahem?What bolo (did you use) to begin to clear your rice field?Just a little work is done on a small area in order to listen to the omen bird for direction. If the omen bird call is good, more work will be done, but if not it will be abandoned.blotik abavStars looked for to begin a rice field.bulón abavMonth for beginning to clear a rice field.suk abavBolo used to begin to clear a rice field.2To fell a tree in a certain direction by the way it's cut.Abahem eleged yem koyu nofokem.Make it fall upstream that tree you are cutting down.synledof 2.2ofok 1cfeled 1.1ewed 1
abal11.1nShoulder.Ne yó kmò keslagi le tódô slé le bè abal le yó kem blówón le.And the way they play the gongs (there on the path going to the wedding), they just hang the gongs over their shoulders.1.2adjBroad shouldered.
abang1vTo push or lift something heavy.
abas11.1nMeasles.1.2vTo have the measles.
abatv1To dig out, as a sliver or thorn.2For the sick to go to a traditional healer to remove a curse or sickness encountered.
abat sual1nSafety pin (lit. what is used to remove a thorn with).
abay1advDare, gives special emphasis when used with the negative bê 'don't'.Béem abay nmò yó.Don't you dare do that.2conjReason why.Abay blayu bè dumu tau lanem là géhél bemli du.The reason why I sold it to somebody else is because you did not buy it immediately.Abay glumfaku nim blanggù lanem mit do mnagaw.The reason why I am afflicted in this jail is because you took me along with you to steal.
abay dé1exclWatch out!Abay dé ngà, na te nfes u.Watch out! Child, I'll whip you.cfyéy 1.1
abay se kóem1conjBecause.Abay se kóem mdà bè lan yó gónó le gemslob du.Because she stood in the way, that's why they bumped into her.synkaem 1.1cfasem 1.1
abid11.1vTo whip something or someone many times or severely.Na ye olò abid du yó dé skél anì medlà.Go ahead whip (several times) him with that rattan stick so that he'll stop doing it.1.2adv(Of whipping) severely, repeatedly.cffes 1.2ifit 1.1
abì11.1nA large basket used for harvesting, carrying camote, etc.Yó muhen nim ni, mò gunu le hemyón yó kem abì gunun nù halay mò hla le bè yem kehek le yó.The purpose of this (table) here, is where they are to set the baskets of seed rice for their dibblestick planting there.cfsafak 1.1tfuul 1.11.2vTo fill or use this large basket.cfteef 1.2
abu11.1nYoung, unfurled, edible leaves of the taro plant.Ke là holen wen tau htibahen yem fun tniba, ne ke hlò kun dumu yó kem tau yó, lelen laen hol halayen, yó olo nmoen snóbów abu duhen basuk, dobung duhen ke kihu klasi ken.If the field owner doesn't have many people help make the field, and if those people are all his relatives, and at the same time he doesn't have much rice, what he does is make a soup of young taro leaves or squash, bamboo shoots or whatever kind of food.1.2vTo have lots of young leaves.
abung11.1nPreparation, preparedness, readiness.1.2vTo prepare ahead; to think ahead; to get ready for.synigam nawa 1.1cffan 3hlinok 1.2htifes 1.1hyu 2tdù 1.1tgama 1.1tginof 1.2
abung lówósubentry ofabung 1.1Preparation, preparedness, readiness.
abung nawasubentry ofabung 1.1Preparation, preparedness, readiness.
abù11.1nFat.Yem htilob yem lówóhen yó se yem abuen.What makes the body look nice is its fat.1.2adjFat; (of plants) healthy.cfknabut 1.1
adal11.1nA dance.1.2vTo dance; to dance to the music of...Tey tilob adalen du yem heglungu.She danced beautifully to my playing the lute.Adal Btoti du doli tihen.Wagtail (a bird) danced it with her other (one) foot.synsóyów 1.2
adal blilasubentry ofadal 1.1A dance.
adangn1Grasshopper, smallest.cfkfadang 1.1tlangas 1.1Paurometabola.2Stilts.
adas11.1nIrritation of the throat caused by eating something very sour or bitter or too sweet, as when drinking a concentrate.Moen là géhél mkó adas lem liholu ni?Why isn't this irritation in my throat going away?1.2vTo have an irritation in the throat.
adat11.1n(Of an individual or a group) a custom, practice, attitude, characteristic.Tey tilob adaten libun tu, hulung hmódó.That woman has a beautiful custom, she knows how to be hospitable (entertain).A person with a good custom is described as being respectful of others, generous, even-tempered. To be stingy is considered to be the worst custom of all.1.2vTo respect, show consideration for someone or something.ant1.2synasal 1.1balu1 1egem 1.1kmò 11knawa 1.1