Tboli - English


htu1exprWord used to sic a dog onto something, as tu, tu, tu...vTo sic a dog onto a prey or to respond to a suspicious sound.Sok gel htu le etahen ohu yem sdô là kóen legen keslubà le du.When they sic a dog onto a pig, it isn't very long before they corner it.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.2vTo cook a vegetable in water without seasoning.Yó mu le du, gel htu le, gel bol le libol, ne gel bol le snóbów silà ke deng gefet silà.Their purpose for it (an edible weed) is to cook it without seasoning or mix it with cereal, and they always mix it with corn soup if the corn is ready.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-.
htuhodfromtuhodadvFor someone to bear, endure, as having nothing.Tey kegenen tódô htuhod là myehen.It was a very long time he just endured without getting married.Botong sendawen htuhod là mken.It was all day long he endured without food.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-.cfhbala 1bala 3
htukulfromtukulvTo clarify.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-.Ke là géhél gel glileben du yem tau fun gunù yem mon yem tau lawa bélê le yó, ominen yó hendlà gel hemtukul du se kun.If the owner of the house doesn't quickly absorb/understand what the visitor said to him, then he will go all out to clarify it.-en-, se-.
htulukfromtulukadvArrogantly, haughtily.Alì htuluk mudél tuón bè kukum.Father-in-law really spoke arrogantly in court.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-.synhagang 2
htuntunvTo drift, float down, as a bird, leaf.ge-, he-, ke-, -en-.
htungnOne's upper clothing.cfkgal 1
htunganfromtungan 2vTo do something with all one's might.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-.Tahu se, ne e hentungan Goson hmowik yem bakbak...True, Goson lifted and swung the hammer with all his might...se-.synhtodos 1cfkudung 2advForcefully, excessively.synhennóm 1htawê 1htayul 1cfhtawid 1tbogò 1
hudemvTo keep silent, quiet, as an angry person not wanting to talk.Yem libun ke mlolu són moen hudem.A woman who is pregnant always keeps silent (when she doesn't get what she wants).ge-, he-, ke-, -n-.synhutù 1utù
hudulvTo step, go or move backward; to postpone; to back out, as from an unaffordable transaction.g-.Ghudule du btesen yem bew tô benlihu.I was caused to back out by the high cost of the carabao I wanted to buy.Nam na hnudul muhenem he.Postpone your trip until later since the turtledove warned you.h-, k-, -m-, -n-.Hnudul ye ktem ye du.Start your burning (of the field) at the top to move downwards.s-.
hugónvTo fall over, tumble down, as an old house.Yó se gunun e hugón kekem yó se danà lówóhen nim dmatal nii.Where kekem fell over, that's the mark of its body this flat area here.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-.Ke lumun haya ktem, gotu eles ntok le hanga yó kem koyu deng hnugón le anì gotu tegnù elaan ne tilob klóben.If they are going to burn their field the next day, then they will chop off all the branches of the trees they have felled so that they will settle and burn well.cfkohil 1
hugusvarmefugusvTo confiscate, take away by force (usually from a minor/inferior).g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.cfaga 1egef 1hamfas 1adjForceful.me-.cfkuhì 1led 1tfel 1
huhednUmbilicus, navel.Efet ni se kmoen ni sana kandalen tum mon le mkina kahì nù seblà huhed mohin.They say the salt machine is still running there by the navel (core) of the ocean.Appendix 12 Body parts of a person
huhównA wild edible vegetable similar to taro, usually grows along small creeks in a forested area.Appendix 17-07 Other plants
huketnA large net used for fishing in deep water.Appendix 25-02 Fishing implementsvTo fish with a net.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-.
hulasfromulasv(Of horse) to challenge; (of people) to act superior.Laen kudà mlos bà mon nan e hulas Bulaw.No horse dared to move when Bulaw challenged.ge-, he-, ke-, -m-, -n-.syngeta 1ta 2hegeta knù1 1
hulenvTo be fed up with something or someone because of his rebellious nature.Denge hulen du yem kudau gunuhu bemlay du.I was fed up with my horse, that's why I gave him away.ge-, he-, ke-, -m-, -n-.Moen de ke hnulenem yê?Why are you fed up with mother?se-.synhulów 1takas 1
hulékfromulékvarsfulékvTo bring, give or send back, as returning the effect of the curse back to the sender.g-, h-, k-.
hulivTo stay behind and follow later on; to do things later.ge-, he-, ke-, -m-, -n-.adjLast; following behind; later.Yó ne kun Iwas, hganag són huli yakà blat ikong niten.Monkey was coming slowly following behind for his tail was very heavy that he was bringing.Okóm ke tódô blay le hulin kdaw nim blogo ne sakub halay ni, yó nmò le, tenwél le él.But if they give this betel nut container and rice dipper away later, what they do is pour water on them (to remove the taboo).halay huliNext year.libun huliLatest wife (of several still together).
hulingnSpeck, something in the eye.Tehe but gunun butô Fadal lanen huling bè helek.The reason Fadal is blind is because of the sand he got in the eye.vTo have a speck in the eye.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.
huloknEyebrow.Hek, mdef ngà blawang udì tmengen blóng hulok Datù Fak.Listen to this, a small mosquito is biting between the eyebrows of Chief Frog.hulok lebanidiomThe ridges woven on baskets are called eyebrows.Appendix 12 Body parts of a person
hulônThe color red.vTo make something red.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.adjRed.Benwu kdê tonem hlò hulô.(Of Kayung) a place where everything you see is all red.Ke nbuten hulô, mon le deng mlotik.(Of rice) when it begins to be red, they say it's already to be (like) a star.Deng hulô but longit, lemneb mata kdaw són layagen duen.The sun is setting (lit. the base of the sky is already red), the eye of the sun has disappeared, there's only light left.
hulókfrombulók1nTassel on a woman's comb; tufts of thread on necklaces; small beads on earrings which were designed like flowers.vTo trim, decorate combs and necklaces with decorative beads.-m-.Hmulók le du bukay yem sewat.They decorated the comb with white.-n-.2vTo let a plant blossom.
hulówvTo be disturbed, fed up with, upset, as when kept awake by much talking and laughing when trying to sleep.Teye hulów kul yó kem dumuhu sebét ket kifu le gel hlengel.I'm really disturbed by my neighbors, every night they are drunk.Yó gunuhu hulów kul le Simyun gbek le mnagaw onuku.The reason I am fed up with Simyun and company, they are bold to steal my chickens.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.synhulen 1kbuleng 1megulat 1takas 1
hulu1nAnything that is planted which will be of benefit (such as grains, vegetables, tubers, herbs, coffee, cacao, coconut, fruit trees, bamboo, flowers).Tey wen hulu le yó kem tau Lem Snólón, tódô lengeb hilol gunù le.The people of Lem Snólón have so many plants, each of their yards are full.Appendix 17 PlantsvTo plant something.E tenngelem dé, deng gotu mékéng dounen soging huluhu.O look, the leaves of the banana I planted are already dry.m-.Deng bulung bolos, omin le tahu mulu silà ni du kem libun.When the early corn has been planted (by the man), then the women actually plant the corn.n-.Deng hnuluhem timun bè skê tnibahem kô?Have you planted cucumbers at the bottom of your field?There is a spirit-being named Mulu 'the one who plants'. According to tradition, at the beginning of all things he planted everything that grows in this world. Some time after that, he left this world and moved to some remote place. Since then he has had nothing to do with this world or the people living in it. Many associate Mulu with the God of the Bible.synehek 1sohul 1cfbnes 12vTo plant false information; to tell that which is not true, make something up.g-, h-, k-, -m-.Béi tódô hmulu.Don't just make something up.-n-.Béem tódô hnulu kun udél sotu tau.Don't just plant false information in the words of another person.s-.synlebù 1