Tboli - English



yaadvHow senseless; how stupid, depending on the context. Often used with intensifier tey.Yem klawa le bè yó ya tey kehta le kul.When they visit there, how int they are welcomed.Ya tey keskuli le du abay se hentaw ton le bè Hnu.How they laughed at him because they were astonished at what they saw on Turtle.Ya tey kbitil me.How very hungry we were.Ya uu!How senseless of you!/How stupid of you!Ya ngà ni kdeng, angat btang.I don't know what will happen to this child here by and by; he will fall.
Ya mon ke...exprIt doesn't mean that...
ya se yóóexprAn expression of disbelief along with teasing, it's nonsense.Expression used when speaking to someone who is trying to get something that doesn't really fit him.synna dugaw 1
yagadjUnreasonable.Yag kóm là fmilak tey dê nmò mangat hmilol.It is unreasonable for you not to have money when there is lots of work around waiting (to be done).Yag kul alì nusing kem ngà ni tey él bong mlel moni bè ni.It is unreasonable for these children to be dirty when there is a big river flowing near here.
yakvarheyaknShame, embarrassment.vTo be ashamed of someone or of a sinful act; to cause someone shame.ge-, k-, kem-, ken-, se-, semk-, senk-.adjAshamed; shy.m-.Abay se gel myak yem tau ke skon bè gunun wen duhen ke beklen.Because a person is always ashamed if he chokes (on liquid) in public or if he chokes on food.syngefì 1lefìgnê 1
yakàconjFor it is, because it is.Yó ne kun Iwas, hganag són huli, yakà blaten ikong niten kun.There was Monkey, lagging behind, for the tail he was bringing was very heavy.
yakevaryakemadvIt is good if; it's reasonable if, better if.Okóm yem tau mò du yó, yake hol klet dyo anì klet yem kkulónen.But the person who is the one to do (the rain ritual), it is good if he bathes often so that it rains often.Yakem géhél bud kmulón anì mowil kem hulu.It's good if it will rain again so that our plants will live.synilóem 1cfékem 1
yakùnRound worm; angle worm.cfbitek 1Appendix 13-02 Worms and other crawling creatures
yeproYou, your plural (-e, -u sets).Bud dóken yó kem fulisen, monen, "Tu, na ye e bud nwa le Blawang."He again ordered his policemen, he said, "There, now you get the mosquitoes."
yehenvarsyehennSpouse.Yehenem kô yem dumuhem tu kimel?Was that your spouse who was your companion yesterday?vTo marry.g-, h-.Bè kem tuha yem libun gunun mbut ke móyô hyehen yem ngaen.It begins with the parents of the girl, if they want to let their child marry.Bè Sbù gunu le myehen.They were married at Sbù.k-, m-.Deng myehen ne yem sotu ngau libun.My one daughter has married now.n-, s-, kes-, sem-, sen-.synsefet 2efet1 2setlomin 1tlomin*setnù 1tnùcfsgefet 1gefet
yemvaryóm1demThe; that one, specifying a certain object, person.Ke mtem yem logi, eles mit silà balù là bongen mò gna huluhen du.When the man burns (his field), he brings some corn along even if it's not much for his first planting.2adjQuiet, not saying anything; silent.Béi tódô yem.Don't just be silent.g-, h-, k-, n-, s-.synneb 1
nMother.Bè mà ne yem libun gunun mbut ke móyô hyehen yem ngaen.It begins with the father and mother of the girl if they want to let their child marry.Appendix 03 Terms of address vTo mother or to be mothering.g-, h-, k-, me-, men-.Móyô lóyófen menyê bè dumu tau yem ngà wen desen yóó.The spirit of that sick child wants to be mothered by someone else.yê abuidiomYoung, edible leaf of the huge, main tuber of a taro plant.yê lenosidiomTyphoon.
yê bongnAunt; term of address for a big, older woman.Appendix 03 Terms of address
yê dìnAunt; term of address for a small, older woman.synidì 1Appendix 03 Terms of address
yéyexprAn expression of the speaker (first party) indicating coming punishment, misfortune by a third party for the listener (second party).synkyò 1cfabay dé 1
yingexprWord used for calling a kitten.
yofn(Of animals) snort, the sound of air being expelled through the nostrils.Yem yof sedof ke tódô béléem gotu bolok lówóhem.If the snort of a cobra hits you your body will swell.Appendix 19 SoundsvTo snort, as a carabao, horse; a snake puffing out its breath.n-, s-, h-.Ofol do mon du ebuteng ke hyof sedof, anì monem hyof kudà.Last night I thought it was a cobra snorting (heard), but instead it was the horse snorting.geh-, keh-, hem-, hen-, sef-.
yolnFoolishness.Deng mung yolen là buden stódô kestulónen.His foolishness accompanies him; his conversing is no longer right.syngamaw 1sngót 1sondit 1cfbakà 1bo 2book 2me 2méw 3mo 1motoy 1smet 1ukô 1ungel 1
yolovarmyolonInsomnia.vTo suffer insomnia.g-, h-, k-, m-.
1demThe, that, there. okay. du kóm, olò són ikóng kóm nit yóó.That as for you, it's just only a tail that you have to bring there. se kwen kéen, se angat kwen sigang halay le.The number of pieces of feces, that also will be the number of stacks of their rice.2vOkay; that's good, that's it"," mon Ko."Okay," Hornbill said. dé.That's good emp!/Look out emp! (may be in trouble).Yó kmoen yóAt that time.Yó seThat's it.
nTerm of address for one's daughter-in-law.Appendix 03 Terms of address
yóemdemThat one.Nawaw yóem ngà yóo tey sebwag hatay.Imagine that one child over there; he's extremely careless.
yóhôexprThe word used to scare birds.cfhyóhô 1

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