Tboli - English


tbugelvTo uproot the whole plant.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-.cfbugel 1
tbukvarletbukvTo chop, tap or pound something.Ni tiol abalen mò lelen tenbukem bè kem ngà.Here's a shoulder bone for you to chop for the children (meaning to chop the meat off the bone and enjoy eating it).Lelen tenbuk ye kut yem dù halay mò ken kimel.Find time to pound the remaining rice for supper.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-.Tenbuk ye kun badak yóó ke deng mélél.Tap the jackfruit to see if it's already ripe.se-.syntbal 1Appendix 08 Ways of cutting
tbuk klélétnMusic tune mimicking the woodpecker sound.-en-.Appendix 19 Sounds
tbukunButton.vTo button up or put buttons on.ge-.getbukuhu du kgalu.I was not able to button my shirt.he-, ke-.Ketbuku là gulit mom salà.What careless buttoning up, it's not right.-em-, -en-.Tenbukuhem kgalem.Button up your shirt.synhetung 1
tbulnSpring, continuous trickle of water, as a spring under a rock or on the side of a hill.vTo trickle, as water from a spring.ge-, he, ke-, -em-, -en-.synsfut 1cfél 1
tbul iwolnThe continuous salivation, as when thinking of something sour, as a mango or as when one starts to feel like vomiting.vTo salivate.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-.
tbulegvarkbulegnXylocopa.Large carpenter bees, resembling bumblebees.cféfél 1songkò 1tebwón 1Appendix 14 Bees and wasps
tbuludnA haircut close to the skin, shaved head.vTo shave the head.ge-, he-, ke-, -m-, -n-, se-.syntbungaw 1
tbungawnShaved head.vTo shave the hair off close to the head.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.syntbulud 1
tbutek1vTo hit something with the sharp edge of a bolo or knife.Béem tbutek bè yó badungu kô tful.Don't hit the edge of my bolo there; it might chip off.ge-, he-, ke-, -m-, -n-, se-, sem-, sen-.cftek 2tbutek2idiomTo bombard or storm someone with questions.Na le e hendlà tenbutek snólók ou.They really bombarded (hit/stormed) me with questions.Appendix 08 Ways of cutting
tbùadvSuddenly, abruptly, as when something starts without warning.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-.Là demenem du sana tembù tey tmengeb.You don't realize it's already suddenly overcast.-en-.synhbélét 1bélétkto 1seklób 1klóbcfhefésék 1
tdaannConfluence, the place where two streams meet together and flow into a large river.vTo meet, join, as rivers, streams.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-.Temdaan Luhan bè Gaaw.Luhan (stream) met (flows into) the Gaaw River.-en-, se-.
tdadulIlongo tiradorvartladólnSlingshot.Bemlihi do guma lemnek mò bkes tdadulu.Buy me small rubbers to tie my slingshot with.Appendix 21-01 Hunting and war implementsvTo use a slingshot.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.cffintik 1
tdafuIlongo traponDishcloth, tea towel for drying dishes; rag for wiping up.vTo mop, as the floor; to wipe off, as the table.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.cfifu 1
tdakEnglish truck1nVehicle.2nDrippings, as oil, wax from a candle.vTo drip.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.synléwés 2
tdanannPillow.vTo use a pillow.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.
tdanan hotuknThe dry season, usually from the last week of February through March, after the field has been cleared, while waiting for it to dry enough to be burned (lit. a time of resting).Appendix 01 Phases of the moon
tdeknStick.vTo hit downward with a stick.Bê ye tdek ta untud ubi yem okol telem kô hnalì bugelen.Don't hit down on the sweet potato hill with the sharp digger, the sweet potatoes might be cut.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.
tdesvTo crush, as head lice between fingernails.Moi kut ilot mò tdes te kutu.Make for us a lice-pick to crush our lice.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.
tdénMetal earrings worn in a series from tip of ear to lobe.vTo pierce ears.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.
tdélénGlance.vTo glance at something.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.synhénég 1énéglénég 1énégtenngón 1tngóncfbinguy 1hlunu 1tngel 1
tdòadj(Of deer horn) tiny, soft.-em-.Hanà tolo temdò hangahen yem ngà uhu guta me.The little deer we got was only a tiny, soft horned one (they expected a big one).
tdofvTo take care of, provide for someone.Ni wen ngom hwit tuónem mò tdof le kóm kun.Here are these items sent by your in-laws by which they are taking care of you reportedly.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-.Yem kwen desu són kem weu yem temdof do.When I was sick it was only my friends who took care of me.-en-, se-.
tdokvarhetdok1varsetdoktdok lem matanFinger, pointer.Ne lemwót yó kem banay tdoken, baling le seben ne lahak.From his finger sections came (two kinds of) bamboo.cfkudél lohò1 1tnii 1Appendix 12 Body parts of a personvTo point out, point at.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-, -en-, se-.
Finger parts of the hand
tdok datùmiddle finger
tdok klifen/kudél lohòforefinger
tdok tniilittle finger
tdok tnisingring finger
2adjStiff.he-.Deng tódô hetdok yem ngà alì mkik.The child was stiff due to his crying.Naw na henyu nim filaku hanà temdok.I must put away this paper money that's still stiff.-em-.Là knahem du ne fak deng temdok lem kuleng.It's already been a long time for frog, he's already stiff in the kettle (from being thrown into boiling water).gehe-, kehe-, hem-, hen-.syntudel 1deng temdokidiomAlready stiff, as one gets stiff after death, or as new paper money.
tdok datùnMiddle finger.Appendix 12 Body parts of a person