Tboli - English



lavarhlanSeed which is planted by dropping it in a hole.Tedu lahem du yem nehekem yó.What seed did you dibble-stick-plant there?la blotungMung bean seed.la halayRice seed.la silàCorn seed.Appendix 05-01 Stages of rice and corn growthvTo plant by dropping a few seeds in a hole.g-, h-, k-, m-.Ke wen lukas hla le, nólól le bè yó kem libun mla.If there is extra seed, they divide it among the women (who) plant.n-, s-.
laan1varmaannLightness, as in weight, mood.vTo make the weight of something lighter; to lighten one's mood.g-, h-.Hlaan ye nawa ye mò du ke wen nmò ye ni hlafus.Make your mood light when you do your work this morning.k-.adj(Of people, animals, things) lightweight.-em-.Tey lemaan yem silà tnimbangu ginu, là kóen bong kiluhen.The corn I weighed earlier was very lightweight, its kilograms were not many.-en-, s-.Tey le slaan nawa.They have light feelings for each other (lit. they like each other).antblat nawaidiom ofblat 1cflóyóf 2lemaan nawaidiomLighthearted, in good mood.Lemaan nawahu lanu dyo ginu.I feel lighthearted because I bathed earlier.2prepUnderneath; below. When used with gu, it usually means before.Yó kmò le yó kem hunges ken, bnos le lu laan tiba.What they do with the food wrappers is hide them underneath the cut grass.Gu laan le là deng mehek, yó nmò le, natul le ken le mehek ne utón le snéen.Before they plant rice (with dibble-stick), what they do is plan their food for planting and their meat also.varsnaan
laan kònArea under the chin leading to the throat.Appendix 12 Body parts of a person
laan ktaannArea behind the knee.Appendix 12 Body parts of a person
LaatpnName of a river and location.
labvarglabvTo be general; to take and use someone else's things without permission just because it is convenient and what you need at the moment.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.advGenerally.Béem tódô lab mudél yake hentukulem ke tau du gunun e gbak.Don't just talk generally, make it clear who the person is.synlumang 2cflakit 1
labasadj(Of rooster) having multicolored feathers.cfbuling 1lamay 1
labatnFence.vTo put a fence around something.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-.cfbeng 1
labiadjOld; aged.cfdulas 1legen 1
labukTagalog uponLagenaria siceraria.Bottle gourd, a white squash.Appendix 17-01 Vegetables
labutnInvolvement or part in something.Laen dù kóm labut du.You don't have any involvement in it.synhentengón 1tngóncfkibil 1vTo get involved, be a part of an activity, argument.Wen labuten du sem yó du katay yem tau yó.He is involved in the killing of that man.g-, h-, k-, -em-.Béi lemabut sok laen kóm du.Don't get involved if it has nothing to do with you.-en-, s-.syndakit 1hentngónhomong 1omong
laf1varglafvTo cut off knots in wood, joints in bamboo, leaves from coconut fronds.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.synsfak 2cflós 2laf2idiomTo scold, cut people off with no consideration.
lafangnStep, the act of walking.vTo take a step, to walk; to skip/step over something.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-, s-.syngulé 1ulé1
lafìvTo fold up; turn over.Lafiem eta.Fold it upward.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-, s-.synhedweleng 1lakun 1cfbkut 1suk lafìPocketknife, folding knife.
lafinnLayer, as layers of clothing; sheet of paper, as a page in a book.vTo add another layer.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-, s-.To apply an additional layer, one on top of the other.sem-, sen-.cfafid 1slafi 1
lafun(Of people) scabies.cfkékél 1vTo be infected with scabies.-en-.cfaaw 1ketel 1
lafùnDry leaves or twigs.
lagafvarslagaf1nEmbrace, encirclement with the arms.vTo embrace heartily, as when you see someone you haven't seen for a long time.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-, s-.2nA unit of measurement; one circling of both arms, as around a tree with the finger tips touching.Tey koyu bong tum nofoku botong tlu lagaf. It was a very big tree I cut down, as much as three circlings of both arms (around the base of it).Appendix 16-02 Units of measurementvTo measure something (as if embracing) with both arms.
lagan1nShuttle used in weaving cloth.2n(Of locusts and bees) the few that begin to appear ahead of the great cloud of them coming along behind; forerunner, precursor.3n(Of blacksmith) the framework used for putting the heated iron in, in order to bend it and make it curve, as the frame for a plow.vTo make/use this framework
lagasvTo leave to decompose unburied under the sun and rain, as clothes, flesh.g-, h-, k-.Tódô desen klagasen bè yó yem onuk nékét ohu là tngónem du funen.What happened to that chicken the dog bit was that it had just been left to decompose, you can't tell who it belonged to.-em-, -en-.
lagàvTo take whatever is available instead of cash payment; to barter.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-.Lenagaem do.Pay me in kind.s-.
lahaknA kind of bamboo usually used for walling.Appendix 23 Bamboo
lahilvarhlahilmahilnEasyness.vTo be or to make something easy.g-, h-, k-, m-, -em-, n-, -en-.adjCompatible, as partners in business or marriage.s-.Tilob keslomong le tey le slahil bè kihu nmò le.Their going together is nice, they're compatible in whatever they do.antlima 1
lahuvTo slip on, as a bracelet; to pull on over the head, as clothing.g-, h-, k-, -em-.Tahu se, sok kól ditu yem linti yó bè yem ngà wen desen, omin le lemahu du bè sigelen.True, when the bracelet has arrived there to the sick child, then they slip it on his/her arm.-en-.To sleep together in a tubular blanket.s-.