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backtauligu3nback (my)Gabagabana ya kafukafu na taulina ya dubadubaIt's breast is white and it's back is black (i.e. dark colored)na ya mulimuli suhasuha mate, lagalaga wa, taulina yai ya gwaliyen mate, ya lau be nuwa domdomna yai ya kalamahano.and behind ?? at, its branch has pierced through his back and come out at his throat (Adam's apple).
back againfiyofiyo 2advback again
back of somethingmulina yai 4PPback of something
backstaulidataulinbacks (our.incl)'Wapina mate te oi papa be taulida sa kamna e lisilisida sa kamna mate ai oyagi ala'alana te ladai be ai tauda te fapatudima. We peel off the bark and when our bodies ache, or our ribs have pain then we heat it in a burning flame, and then we plaster it on our bodies.
bad voicesgadomai sa heyaya 1CLbad voices (to have)Ai tau le'i loloho, in moho wana yai, gadomai sa heyaya.We are good dancers, but in regard to singing, our voices are bad.
bake itgabu2 3gabu goluVtrbake it (to)Na haba sa gabudi, edi aba tegatega yai.And then they baked them, in the place where they make cakes.
bambooile'ile 2nbamboo container
bananaasai1 1WSasai5ESasai5BHbihiya1BNbaela1nbananaasai5WS ofasai1ES ofasai1nbananaantbihiya2 6antmulumuluwaantbwakaka 2antmisilukiantasai1 2anttembaov. synbabakagolagolanbanana (wild )Magesubu wa ya lofo lidima mate, ya abi lau golagola atipudi yai.Eagle flew down and then he grasped the wild banana stalks in the middle.ov. synbihiya2 6mulumuluwatembamisilukisamosamoa 1gongon 1nwild bananaSa leu --, asai hesana gongon sa oi. They went on west and then they cut some wild bananas called gongon.Wild bananas bear edible fruit, but it is full of large seeds.gongon 2nbush banana
banana varietysamosamoa 1nlarge banana varietyov. synbihiya2 6golagolamulumuluwatembamisilukiov. synasai1 2bwakaka 1
bandagesbandisinbandageswain yo oliwe uluna gilisina ya fagoidi ana omata yai, na ya auꞌauwidi bandisi yaiHe poured wine and olive oil on his woulds and tied them up with bandages.
baptised, to bebabasito 'to be baptized'fababasitodiVinbaptised (to be)"Au nuwa~bui na au babasito, Haba Yaubada emi heyaheyaya ya nuwa~afuledi.""Turn your minds [repent], and be baptized; then God will leave your sins from his mind [forgive them]."
baptize them, tofababasitodibabasito 'to be baptized'Vtrbaptize them (to)Dodoga mahudoꞌidi Diyon ya fababasitodi lahaina yai,John baptized many people on (that) day.
bark'wapina 1DAopina3BLkopina5SUopina2BBkopina4nbark (its)ph. v.'wapigubununa 2nbarktalabwauVinbark (to)salai sa laulau~kule, yo 'wayowa sa talabwau.Pigs are grunting and dogs are barking.
basepa'adipa'anbase (their)Gomna, mate tapa'au ini fwaufwau pa'adi yai mate gomna.In regard to the palm heart: at the base of crown's new shoots is the palm heart.
basispa'a 2pa'adinbasispa'ana1 1nbasis (its)
basis ofmata pa'ana 3NPbasis ofmata~pa'ana 2NPbasis of
basketkodeSU ofkwade2nsmall basketNa oula ni ganahewana yai mate, kode esega ye famohafu. . . Na in moho, hige ya mode, pa'ana egu kode ye famohafu.And from that pool I filled up one small basket. . . .But I was not worried because I had filled my basket.ov. synbodaunoho1noho1nbasket for carrying garden produce{Noho} is a basket for carrying garden produce, etc. it is carried on one's back held with a trumpline to the forehead. It is woven from a coconut frond.ov. synbodaukodeov. synkwade1 2kwade3 1lati 1ov. syntobo 26.6.4.2Weaving baskets and mats6.2.1.7.1Growing coconuts
bat speciesdiudiunkind of small, insect-eating batYa laulau eda'eda yai na maileya, na diudiu, na pwahopwaho, na bui sa faigwanegwaneidi, yo fede ya 'wasabu.She was going along the road and cockatoos, little bats, Papuan frogmouths and owls were calling back and forth, and so she was frightenedsmall bat which often flies about catching insects at dusk.ov. synmalibon 2badimalibon 1kautipenapena
bat, fruitmalibon 2nvarious species: Flying Fox, Large Fruit Bat, Greater Flying Foxflying fox, or fruit-eating bat: probably Dobsonia moluccensisov. synbadikautipenapenadiudiu
befede1 1fede incopbe (to)
be about tonuꞌanuꞌanaVindie (be about to)Natugu waiwaihin mate nuꞌanuꞌana.My daughter is about to die.
be fixed on totally, to beala~lolo~esegahidiVtrbe fixed on totally (to be)matadi sa ala~lolo~esegahidi, in hewana yai.their eyes were fixed on him
be hotgigibwali1 3nbe hot (as a physical quality of a person)Simon botiyana waiwaihin mate ya atu'uhi; tauna sa gigibwali be ya laulau eno.As for Simon's mother in law, she was sick; her body was hot and she was lying down.der.ma gigibwalina1
be quietfamakanofafamakanoVinbe quiet (to)"bena ya famakano.""he should be quiet."
beachgelegele 3nbeach (of sand); beach; sandy or gravelly beachYo fede, waihin wa ya gayo ya fuyo eee--, gelegele yai. Sa yoga fuyo lisina, Itebom,And so the woman [waded] back across, until she reached the beach. And they called back to her, and said,
beach (of sand)gelegele 3nbeach (of sand); beach; sandy or gravelly beachYo fede, waihin wa ya gayo ya fuyo eee--, gelegele yai. Sa yoga fuyo lisina, Itebom,And so the woman [waded] back across, until she reached the beach. And they called back to her, and said,
bearersfelufelunbearersFelufelu te an'oi, habahim te bahe~tuhuidi be luma aba~abina yai te pei’i~gogoidi. We cut the bearers, then we carry them to the place where the house is bieng made and pile them together.
beat him until crookedpidili~fagewagewagewapidiliIDIOMbeat him until crooked (to)haba ya pidili~fagewa.He will beat him until crooked (very severely).
beat somethingCompare Suau {lubi}. 2Vtrbeat something (to)
beat terriblypidili~fafaheyaya 1Vtrbeat terribly (to)Fayofayo dogana haba ya pidili~fafaheyaya yo ya lau~weꞌaiHe will he beat hs servant-person badly and chase him away
beating themanlau~tubinidiVtrbeating them (to be)Be fayofayo tau abinana haidana ya anlau~tubinidi, yo ya fatubu be, kalahe ya faꞌofi yo ya nom yauyaule–.And then that servant is beating his companions, and he begins to finish off the food and get drink until foolish--,lau~tubitubinidiVtrbeating them (to be)Yo fede, ya fatubu falena paula tau abidi ya lau~tubitubinidi, ya andom yo ya nom~yauyaule. And then he is beating up on his fellow servants, and swallowing up (the food) and getting drunk.
beautifulloholohona 2SUloloWSloloBNnamwaadjbeautifulooouli 2adjbeautiful (very)
becausepa'ana2CONJbecauseHige ai laowa Gelemalaiya, pa'ana bolowada ya wewe.We didn't go to Gelemalaia because the flood came up.Na haisa mate sa gela, be sa lau oyagi galina yai, pa'ana ye sigu hige benai dagugugu yai, be sa lau.But as for the others, they fled and went inside a hole in a log, because I did not swim quietly in regard to [making] noise, so they fled away.
becomefamala1 7Vinchobecome (to)"Itete, au abi. Au an. Ya famala yau taugu, logena."Take this. Eat it. It now becomes my body.
become a young manhewali2 1Vinbecome a young man (to)
become dividedfaꞌita~modailinidiVrecipbecome divided (to)Yo boga esega sa lulu~fuyoꞌidi mate, haba sa faꞌita~modailinidi. And if one family fight with one another, then they will become divided (break up).
become giantstubu taugigi 1become giants (to)
become something elsefamala1 1Vinchobecome something else (to)
begintubu1 3tubu hasaVinbegin (to)comp.tubu la'i
beginningtubu2gerbeginning
behindmuli 1nbehindmulimulimuli yai 2PPbehindmulidi 1nbehindmulimulimulinbehindmulimuli suhasuhabehind fromna ya mulimuli suhasuha mate, lagalaga wa, taulina yai ya gwaliyen mate, ya lau be nuwa domdomna yai ya kalamahano.and behind ?? at, its branch has pierced through his back and come out at his throat (Adam's apple).mulina 1nbehindantsadainaantganahewa 6anthewana 7antantganamuliantubunamulina yai 2PPbehindWalagofe wa sa we'ai. Wayo'wayowa mate, in ya naha oyagi mulidi yai.The drove off the crocodile, but as for that wild dog, he was lying in wait behind a tree.mulina yai is also used in aboth a temporal and a locative sense "in back of s.th."mulita 1gerbehind
behind themmulidi 3nbehind them
behind us.exclmulimainbehind us.excl
behind youmulimiunbehind you
beingfafahesadi 2***high ranking (being)fafahesamai 2gerfamous (being)fafamakanofamakanoVinquiet (being)Be in mate tau bebedula edi bebedula hesauna ganahewana yai in i miyamiya be in i fafamakano.So he was staying inside one of the pig netters other pignets, and he was being quiet.pe'ipe'ina 2partdead, beingNa gwama mate pe'ipe'ina, na ya fafaliba lidiyenBut as for the boy, he was dead, and he was speaking down to him.
being squeezedma'ima'i pusipusinafrom POC <puti> "semen"coconut cream being squeezed{ma'ima'i pusipusina} the thick coconut cream coming out while the grated coconut is being squeezed.ov. synfolo, ma'ima'i yama'ima'i masinama'ima'i masitauna1ma'ima'i ya holima'ima'i ya foloma'ima'i kouna 1ma'ima'i ho'owanali'una, ma'ima'i, hasalina, ma'ima'i5.2.3.1.1Food from seeds6.2.1.7.1Growing coconuts
beltbwa'ulunbeltna ana bwa'ulu mate bulumakau wapina,and his belt was made of cow skin.
bend it down intofada'o lidiyen 1Vtrbend it down into (to)Hinau Masali, ainiya kulum u fada'o lidiyen ai Sigei Ho'owana ganahewana.Hinau Masali, bend your head down into Sigei River right there.
bent overpwalouVinbent over (to be)Dagilana mate ya pwalou, be hige gonowana i safi~lolo.Her back was bent over so that she couldn't straighten up.
betel-like nutantuanbetel-like nutBeda ya yo'o. Hige beda wananaha, na nenena doha kelakela. Ini moho hesana antua.He searched for Betelnut. Not true betelnut, but one that looks like "Kelakela." Just one thing, it is called "Antua."ov. synbeda 1kelakelago'apu 1hwaiya 1haufidaafuli2 1afuli3