Tboli - English



k-varke-1pfxAs an inflectional prefix on verbs or adjectives they become nouns.2pfxAs a derivational prefix it makes a verb function as a noun, but its meaning is always the action of the verb from which it is affixed.Deng mom momot Iwas kun ditu ta, bang tô keblayen ke Hnu de.But Monkey just ate (the way monkeys do) there on top, giving nothing to Turtle.Timbow deng kkusu le du, omin le mkó kwoten.When they finish threshing it, then they remove the rice stalks.
kaan dulékadvRepeated, to do something a second time because it wasn't done well the first time.Mò nmò kaan dulék ni kem ngà ni.These children are doing things a second time.
kaan lafinadvDouble talk, as promising to do one thing, then immediately doing something else.
kabanPeriplaneta americana.The American large cockroach.synmóg 1Appendix 13-01 Flying insects
kabal*varhekabalvTo carry a person or animal on one's back with hands and feet in front of the carrier.h-, s-.Appendix 07 Ways of carrying
kabangvTo make something spotted, speckled black and white.g-, h-, ke-, -m-, -n-, s-, sem-, sen-.adjSpotted, speckled black and white.cfbuling 1
kabìvarkmabìadj(Of certain tubers) tough, leathery, no longer edible.he-, ke-, -m-.Là buden hyu mken du yem bugel klut huluhu abay se deng kmabì.It's no longer good to eat the tubers of the klut that I planted because it is already tough.-n-.cfbiking 1bok 2klut 2
kabidTagalog repolyo1nBrassica oleracea/capitada.Cabbage.Appendix 17-01 Vegetables2vTo sleep with knees resting on someone or something.ge-, he-, ke-, -m-, -n-, se-.
kabilBlaannA small pouch made of abaca with a woven strap, used for carrying ingredients for betel nut chews.cftlagà 1
kadas1nHarrow used in field work.Ayaw là balingen nmou kemdaw ni laen gunuw mdóm kadas.It's evident my work isn't going to become anything today. There isn't anywhere to borrow a harrow.Appendix 21-02 Harvesting and planting implementsvTo harrow.g-, h-, ke-, -m-, -n-.Gu laan le là deng mulu silà na le ne knadas gna.Before they plant corn they first harrow (the field).2advSpeedily; swiftly; quickly.Ke gel me msut bè yem libun me Yê Ham tódô kadas hemken kum.Whenever we arrived at our sister Yê Ham's (home) she would feed us quickly.h-.synbetik 1dfo 1lingas 1
kadawvTo crawl.kadawen ngà ni, angat btang ni kdeng.This child is full of energy to crawl around, he will fall later.g-, h-, ke-, -m-, -n-, s-.
kadi1nDimple.2nA tree and its fruit.cfbkelen 1Appendix 09-03 Fruit trees
kaemfromconjFor; because (meaning you don't have to worry or you'd better worry); the fact is.Là kô le seglef tu, kaem slibun le.They won't kill each other for (you don't need to worry) they are sisters.Béem salig hmung bélê le ngaem kaem tólóng ktonu kdol le tu kem tau tu.Don't entrust your child to go along with them because I never trust those people (lit. their movement is different).Igoem/Kaem tahu.The fact is that it is true.Kaem sudu.The fact is that it's not.Kaem ni.The fact is that it's today.synabay se kóem 1igoem
kafvarskaf monvTo climb, as up a tree.ge-, he-, ke-, m-."E Sembilà, fen u mkaf du kut," mon Hnu, "anì fen tudaem do ke wen tógó nù ta.""Oh Friend, you be the one to climb for both of us," Turtle said, "so that you can throw to me if there are ripe ones on top."n-, s-.synkambal 1
kafanChaff; empty husks.Gel des halay, ken sdô, ken ungé, ken sit, tenmongu, kafa, ne dê duen.There's always something that goes wrong with (lit. its sickness) the rice: pigs eat it, rats eat it, maya birds eat it, insects get in it, or there are empty husks and many other things.vTo have empty husks.Tedu knafahen halayu leged tu?What caused my rice upstream to be all chaff?h-, ke-, -n-.Béem knafa ktauhem gi!Don't make chaff (by bad reputation) of your life!
kafa henlùnEmpty bullet shell.
kafalnShip, any large vessel used on the sea.cfówóng 1
kafivarskafiadjThree-fourths.Tek kafi abì nutahu halay.I only harvested three-fourths basket of rice.g-, h-, ke-, -m-, -n-, s-.Appendix 16-02 Units of measurement
kafi hayavarkafi mwasnAlmost daybreak, between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m.
kafôvTo regret.Géhél benlihem anì là kafói du.Hurry and buy it so that you won't regret (missing) it.Ke là géhél benlihem du angati kafô ke wen gna edu.If you don't buy it, you will regret it when someone else gets it first.syngsel 1sel
kafukTagalog kapoknCeiba pentandra.Silk cotton tree.Appendix 09-02 Trees for lumber and other uses
kafulnAshes, residue of anything burned.Kul kebeng tau kem Afun són kafulen lebeng le.The Japanese bury their dead by burying only their ashes.vTo turn something into ashes.g-, h-, ke-, -m-, -n-.cf1
kafunIlongovTo neuter, castrate a male animal, person.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.adj(Of males, person or animals) castrated, neutered.
kafusvTo lack, be deficient, needing; to run out of something before everyone has received some; to miss out on something just by a little bit; to jump to a log or stone and miss by a fraction.Wen se kem tau gel le gkafus bè ken.There are some people who always run out of food.g-.Gkafus yem filak blihu hla.My money for buying rice seed was lacking.h-, ke-, -m-, -n-.synghangus 1