Tboli - English



fak11.1nFrog, generic.Smolok le subô él mebel le fak.They used a torch going upriver looking for frogs.Frogs are an important item in the diet of the Tboli. All varieties are eaten except fak bnutél 'toad', although some eat the thighs of this variety also.cfgoson 1.11.2vTo have many frogs.
fak bnutél1nToad, also known as Hawaiian frog.
fakay1adjProper; good, all right.Là kóen fakay ke sulék tô nwahem yem sotu kmó abay se wen gel sidek du.It isn't good if you would take all of one bunch because there are always some that are bad.synhyu 1
fala11.1nShovel.1.2vTo shovel.
fan1nBread, as rolls.Mlihi kut dé fan mò utón te kefi.Buy bread for us to go with our coffee.syntnafay 1.1cfmambang 1.12nBait, lure used for fishing.Mahil le bkó bè yem hengalaf sok ken le yem fan le du.They (prey) easily spring the trap when they eat the bait put in it.umù fanidiomnUnfair judgment, one suffers even though all were involved (lit. using someone as bait at the frontline).3vTo put food aside for someone; to reserve.Fanem kem ngà katayen.Put aside its liver for the children.synangat 4htifes 1.2igam nawa 1.1tdù 1.1tginof 1.2cfabung 1.2hlinok 1.2hyu 2tgama 1.2
fandan1nA palm tree, the leaves of which are used for weaving mats. The tube-like roots which grow up the outside of the plant are split in two and woven into window shades.cfblungis 2Pandanus odoratissimus.
fandì1nAny kind of ordinary cloth used for a Tboli skirt blanket.Kihu balaen du ke fandì duhen ke dumu nes, syan sundu kumù Tboli du.He can respond with anything like a Tboli skirt blanket or other cloth, but it can't be a Tboli woven blanket.cfkumù 1.1lewék 1.1tleben 1.1
fas11.1nMowed grass lying on the ground.1.2vTo cut grass off very short, as in clearing a field.Fasem du ni legadaw.Cut the grass with this sickle.cfalab 1.2gahit 1.1ótó 1.1
fasad11.1nAgreement, promise.Béi gedlug gel mò fasad.Don't always be quick to make a promise.Tahu se, tikóng le kól bè Datù, bud tulónen kul yem ktungóen ne yem fasaden bè yó kem fulisen.True, after they arrived at the Chief's, again he told them of his sleeping and his agreement with his policemen.1.2vTo promise; to make an agreement, contract.
fat11.1nCardinal number 4.Mdengen ke ket tau ket ne tlu duhen fat hunges ken nù béléen.It's plentiful if each person has three or four (pieces of) wrapped food placed with him.1.2vTo make something four.1.3adjFourth.
fat dangaw1nA four-handspan long bolo used in bartering at weddings.Ni fat dangaw tóbóngu kóm mò balen mken (limun bigu).I'll help you with this four handspan bolo (on the basket) for a signal to eat.At a wedding feast it is customary to exchange items of value in this way. It is placed on top of the food basket and no one eats until someone decides that he wants that item and will exchange it later.
fay11.1nTerm used when speaking of one's sister-in-law or brother-in-law and other relatives except the parents.Nkay le bigu ke wen tuón le duhen kem fay le.They lift up a winnowing basket (full of food) when their parents-in-law or brothers/sisters-in-law are there.1.2vTo be sisters or brothers-in-law.cf1.21.1
11.1adjImprudent, rash, lacking in due caution.Ke là mà dì deng ndelen mi témê lan me kmuli.If it wasn't for uncle (talking to him), grandfather would have fined us because of our imprudent laughing.1.2advRashly, carelessly, incautiously, imprudently.Tek udì gunu me là bkó blatik lan me tódô mama.We almost got caught in a pig trap because we just wandered carelessly.antadat 1.2
fedyan11.1nWeek; market; market day.1.2vTo go to the market.
fen1nThe one; one designated.Ke htóbóng le, wen se fen meted ken bélê le.When they hire help (to plant), there is one designated to bring them food.
feng1advDelay; loiter, dawdle about doing something.Bê ye feng nunung, géhél ye mken igò mton là kem hol kehyuhen nim ken là bong ni.Don't waste time dawdling to watch it, hurry and eat as you see it's not very good this little food here.Customarily, the one who serves a meal will claim it to be not good and not much even if it is a big feast.cfgalà 1.1tlek 3
fes kudà1nHorse whip.
Fes Loos Klagan1nA healing ritual performed in relation to the Loos Klagan.
fes lówó11nOne's immediate family.Kdê kun fes lówó gotu gbót mken.All of his immediate family all join in to eat.
fes lówó2idiom oflówó 1.2Empty-handed.
fet11.1nA length of cut firewood.1.2vTo cut firewood into lengths.cfhutu 1.2otok 1.2

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