Tboli - English



lóhówadj(Of person or things, as a boat) sleek, slender, slim.h-, k-, -em-, -en-.synkahab 1lehen 1tahà 1
lókónA tree from which red dye is made.cfluhéb 1Appendix 09-02 Trees for lumber and other uses
lónóbvarmónób1n(Of blood) freshness on a trap showing that the trap was just recently released.Maan lónóben bè bak yem blatik.Its freshness (the blood) is still evident on the blade of the trap.adj(Of complexion) fair, beautiful; in good condition or mood.Gel mon le lemónób lem uyóhen yem ngà libun deng wen hen-gifaten.They always say a young girl's face is smooth and clean after puberty (after menstruation).Tey mónób lem uyóhen.Her face (skin) is very fine (used to be rough).-em-, m-.Là dengen mónób nawahu, bê ye senbeweg o.I am not in good condition (mood); don't bother me.cfhyu 1maan 2laan 12vTo soften, weaken fresh banana leaves over the fire before using as wrappers.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-.
lónólvTo soak in order to soften, as beans.-em-.Lemónól ye yó blotung anì mahil któgóhen.Soak the mung beans so that it's easy to cook them.
lónónnReason.Tedu lónónem du ngà ni ke nfesem?What is your reason for whipping this child?vTo blame an incident on someone else.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-, s-.synduón 1
lóngónvarhlóngónvTo be anxious about getting things done; to worry about or fear something; to attend to a need, do something about a problem.g-, h-.Beém alì gel hlóngón kem tuhahem nim uu!Don't always cause your parents to worry.k-, -em-.Na le gel gna sfamak, ne igò le tu mamak igò le lemóngón kken le.First they give each other betel nut to chew, and while they are chewing they are anxious about what they will eat.-en-.Géhél gel lenóngón ye kkenen yem tau lomi mkó desen kô bud mulék yem desen.Immediately do something about the meals of the one who just recovered from sickness, perhaps his sickness will return.s-.synlangaf 1cfslaf 1
lós1vTo lop branches from a felled tree.g-, h-, k-.Deng klós le du, són nangat le kékéngen ne kdawen ktem le du.When they finish lopping off the branches, then they wait for it to dry and for the day of their burning it.m-.Deng kedof le, omin le mlós du.When they finish felling the trees, then they lop off the branches.n-.Appendix 08 Ways of cutting2nItems received by the groom's family from the bride's family.Items such as Tboli cloth, brass belt and embroidered blouse or even cash are given to the groom's family from the bride's family prior to a wedding which serves as a capital investment so that they will have something to buy items for the dowry.cftud kimu 1vTo match the dowry by giving items to the groom's family.Yem kimu gu bè libun, yó se yem mon le lós.The items from the bride, that's what they say is to match the dowry.Hilet tnoyong yem lós le.A brass belt with bells is what they gave to match the dowry.g-, h-, k-, m-.Tey le bong mlós yó kem dou lai.My son/daughters-in-laws are really good to match dowry.n-, s-.cflaf1 1
lósól1nThe swept ground area surrounding a house.Tey tilob keklohen hilol lósól yem tuha libun tehe heklohu.The old woman I had weed the area surrounding the house really did a good job.2vTo resort to; to go (to get).Són yem tfayau tendo lósól le.It's my papaya tree that they always resort to (for vegetable).g-, h-, k-, -em-.Tey tau tendo lemósól ebè Mà Sém.Many people always go to (the house of) Mà Sém.-en-.Bê ye tendo lenósól yem dou hulu.Don't always resort to my plants (for your food, why don't you plant for yourself).
lówóvarhnówónBody, the trunk or torso of a person or animal; the main or central part of something.Deng klibut le, omin le mken tum ken libut, ne nbut le hógów yem lówó halay.When the ritual is finished, then they eat the food involved in it and begin (to plant) the main part of the field of rice.lówó élMain part of the river.Appendix 12 Body parts of a personadjEmpty-handed.h-, k-.cfhlówó 1fes lówó2idiomOne's immediate family (parents and their children, grandparents).Kdê kun fes lówó gotu gbót mken.All of his immediate family joined to eat.fun lówóidiomFamily of bride or groom.Sotu fayen mung semlong bè gun gdek mangat kem fun lówó.One sister-in-law went along to meet them at the place where they waited for the family of the groom.hbong lówóidiomProud, show off.hogot lówó1idiomTo make something your business when it isn't.Sundu uu du yem knuli kem ngà béi tódô hogot lówó.It's not you the children are laughing at, don't make it your business (you shouldn't be offended).hyu klówóidiomTo be in good health.lelen lówóidiomExpression used when one does not believe what someone is doing is worthwhile, or just to pass the time with something worthless.mógów hlówóidiomTo go empty-handed.Béi tódô mógów hlówó, ihi tey nwit slansud bè soluhem.Don't just go empty-handed, see the big pile in front of you to take.mulu bè lówóidiomWedding feast referring to either the bride or groom.
lóy1nEuphemism for any activity one can do, such as stealing, killing, depending on the context.Wen kô kóm gunu mton lóy?Is there anywhere you can find money?mò lóyidiomTo eat.Kuy deng gunù mò lóy du koni?Where have you eaten?2vTo run.g-, h-, k-, m-.Là dog bud tngónem du betek, tódô bulow, ne tódô le skó mlóy bè yó.You don't see any design, just brown, and they (the two lizards) immediately separated from each other to run from there.n-.varhlóyseflóysyngwà 1
lóyóf1nSoul; the immaterial part of everything that breathes, sleeps and dreams; the part that goes on to another world after death.Mon le udél lóyóf tau.They say it's the speech of a person's soul.Ke tendo leneyen des yem ngà, wen hnebel lóyófen.If a child is always sickly, there is (something) his soul is seeking.The traditional belief is that every person has a soul which leaves the body when a person dreams. What is dreamed is actually experienced by the person through his soul. It is also believed that animals and chickens have souls, since dogs bark in their sleep, horses neigh, chickens cluck. A person's soul is an inveterate wanderer. The danger of this is that it may either get lost or get caught by spirit-beings and is not able to return. The result is that the person becomes ill. If the soul is eaten by its captors, the person dies. It is a good sign if a sick person sneezes, for that means his/her soul has returned, and the household would then expect a quick recovery.; A spirit-being called Fun Des 'Owner of Sickness' can be bargained with through offerings to return the soul. If the soul is returned, the sick person recovers immediately. One of the functions of the Ngà Bù 'familiar spirits' is to find souls that have wandered away and bring them back.; It is believed that if a baby is sickly, the soul of the child is either looking for a different mother or for a spouse. To cure the child is to find out which is wanted and to provide this for him/her.vardes tabag lóyófAppendix 12 Body parts of a person2adj(Of people) lightweight.-em-.Tey lemóyóf ngà ni.This child is very lightweight.cflaan 1maan 1fromlaan 1
luproThey, them ou set, functions only as substitutes for focused noun participants in a sentence.Gotu lebengem lu lem tonok.You bury them all in the ground.Wen tukung tahu sù le lemen mò sakub le halay sok benlay lu mò hla le yó kem libun.They put a china bowl inside as their rice dipper when they give the seed to them for the women to plant.
lubnA tree with fruit growing along the branches which bats like to eat. This tree is used for making troughs and storage bins.Appendix 09-02 Trees for lumber and other uses
lubagvTo process woven abaca cloth to make it soft by pounding it.g-, h-, k-, -em-.Suloy le buteng lemubag yem nes lomi newel le, omin le smaki du.All night they pound the newly woven material, then they burnish it.n-, -en-.Lelen lenubag ye kut yem nes lomi deng omin yó smaki du.Pound the newly finished woven (abaca) cloth, then burnish it (with a seashell).sem-, sen-.Senlubag ye do lem él, kem ngà, nim sewel bew kendamalu.Children, pound these dirty jeans in the river for me.By beating the cloth with a big heavy club (the size of an arm), the new, stiff cloth becomes soft.synbogul 1boug1 1fuk 1
lubednA preparation made of anything powdered or mashed and wrapped in small amounts in banana leaves or corn husks and cooked by boiling. When cooked it is of a thick, sticky consistency. It is usually made from a variety of glutinous rice as well as corn, cassava.Ke deng semyumé, mon le deng hyu masà du mò lubed.When the corn is at the milky stage, they say it's good to grate it for sticky corn.vTo make this food.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-.
lubekfromubek1nTracks, traces of a scuffle.Lumun tô lubek sdô nim bè ni ni.It's like pig tracks here.synluna 12v(Of rice) to pound in order to remove the husks.g-, h-, k-.Deng klubek le yem halay, omin le mówól buteng.When they have pounded the rice, then they tie-knots for setting the date.-em-.Ke sok deng keslumfê le, omin le lemubek yem halay.When they have finished playfully pounding on the mortar, then they pound the rice.-en-, s-, sem-, sen-, kes-.synlufang 1Root refmubekubek
lubéknSmall landslide.vTo erode, landslide.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-.syntbék 1cfbikó 1tbag 1
lubónnBellows, large bamboo tubes used for bellows in brass making.Appendix 21-02 Harvesting and planting implementsvTo work the bellows.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-.
lubungnBird blind (for hiding).vTo make a bird blind, a place where the hunter sits with his bow and arrow in readiness while he waits for the birds to land.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-.
ludnA variety of wild beans.Appendix 17-01 Vegetables
ludavarhludavTo get tired of, be weary of, not to care about someone any longer.g-, h-, k-, -em-, -en-, s-, mef-.syntakas 1
ludennWild abaca.synwaka 1wogu 1Appendix 17-07 Other plants