Buhutu - English


a


abi heyayaabi heyayaVin1feel bad (to)feel bad (to)feel bad2have bad feeling (to)have bad feeling (to)have bad feeling 3receive s.th. bad or evilreceive s.th. bad or evilreceive s.th. bad or evil4get s.th .badget s.th .badget s.th .bad5have s.th. bad happenhave s.th. bad happenhave s.th. bad happen6feel badly (to)feel badly (to)feel badlyBuluhagalagala wa ya abi heyaya yo gwama wa hinaga.Buluhagalagala felt badly and so did the boy.7have s.th. bad happen (to)have s.th. bad happen (to)have sth bad happen8feel badly, tofeel badly, to
abi hiti'iabi hiti'i1pick uppick uppick up2hit againsthit againsthit against
abi komakomani'iguabi komakomani'iguVtr1do carefully toward me (to)do carefully toward me (to)do carefully toward me, to2treat me carefully (to)treat me carefully (to)treat me carefully, toabi komakomanimiutreat you carefully
abi lam sigilidiabi lam sigilidi1get roots which penetrate downward (to)get roots which penetrate downward (to)get roots which penetrate downward, to2form roots which go downward and penetrate (to)form roots which go downward and penetrate (to)form roots which go downward and penetrateyo pa'ana hige ti abi lam sigilidi, wa'amo wa sa hohoya.and because they had not gotten their roots going down, the corn dried up.
abi lau1abi lau1Vintake across (to)take across (to)take across, to2Vingrasp onto (to)grasp onto (to)grab onto, to3Vinreach out for something (to)reach out for something (to)reach out for something, toMagesubu 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.4Vinreach out and touch someone (to)reach out and touch someone (to)reach out and touch someone, toYesu ya nuwatohatoha'en, yo fede ya abi lau tauna yai.Yesu had pity on him and so he reached out to his body.5take something across (to)take something across (to)take something across, toNa Oulalapa i abi lau, edi boyaoda i uya ofi. Luma i uya ofi.But Oulalapa went across, she finished sweeping their village, she finished sweeping their house.
abi lau2comp. of-lau
abi lau afulediabi lau afulediVtr1abolish (to)abolish (to)abolish2take s.th and leave it (to)take s.th and leave it (to)take s.th and leave it
abi lidiabi lidiVtr1take down (to)take down (to)take down, to2put down (to)put down (to)put down, to3reach down (to)reach down (to)reach down, toYa dago lau haufata ofi'ofina yai ya abi lidi alahiya luwaga wa ya abidi.He jumped and went to the last platform, and he reached down and grabbed the tweo spears.Na ma esega natuna wa ya abi lidi.But all at once the child reached down.4take over the north (to)take over the north (to)take over the north, to5reach down to the north [e.g., to stretch across the sky]reach down to the north [e.g., to stretch across the sky]reach down to the north, toYa abi lidi, be ya abi hasa. Galewa ya fadidiga. Usa ma palepalelena ma namanamalinaIt was to the north and to the south. It covered the sky: Rain with thunder and with lightning.
abi lisiabi lisiVtrthresh (to)??thresh (to)??thresh, to??
abi nonohaiabi nonohaiVtrget it ready, toget it ready, to
abi-hitinimabi-hitinimhold you up (to)hold you up (to)hold you up
abi'abi1abi'abi1ndoingsdoingsdoings2nwayswaysways3ncustomscustomscustoms4nmanner of lifemanner of lifemanner of life5nactivityactivityactivity6dummyone's ways; the getting or obtaining of s.th.; activities; knowledge; things; customs.one's ways; the getting or obtaining of s.th.; activities; knowledge; things; customs.what one doesEna abi'abi me dofa awa'e: oyagi ie gabu ta'i'ili, abo kopina youyou wa i opafai.What she did was like girdling an "awa'e' tree by burning. Then she shed the youyou snake skin.Ena ya lau oyagi ya dem, nanatuna tatau bena ami lau watan be haba abi'abi te ami sibai hinaga.If he [father] goes to chop firewood, you his sons should follow him, so you you will now how to do this also.7dummydoingsdoingsdoingsMa'esega mate, adi ya'oya'o mahudo'ina ya ofi. Abi'abina ese'esegana doha: an'oi yo uma.Wth that all of their garden clearing was finished. The one-time activity was like this: striking [down] and planting.Buhutu dodogadi adi ulutubu edi luma abi'abidi doha ite.The things which the ancestors of the Buhutu people used for their houses were like this.
abi'abi2abi'abiholding s.th. (to be)holding s.th. (to be)holding s.th.
abi'abi yo laulauabi'abi yo laulauIDIOM1customscustomscustomsov. synmiyamiya yo laulau 4miyamiya yo laulau 1ov. synmiyamiya yo laulau 12lifestylelifestylelifestyle3way of lifeway of lifeway of lifeov. synmiyamiya yo laulau 1
abi'abi'iabi'abi'iVtrgot (as a completed action)got (as a completed action)gotNa tinagu iye, "Somo wa abi'abi'i?"And my mother said, "What have you got? / What's happening?
abi'abi~lisiabi'abi~lisiNPwinnowing basketwinnowing basketwinnowing basketYa gela ya lau weee-- laisi tumana abi'abi lisi nonohana ya ita yo fede ya ani'i hinaga.He ran away and went on until he found a winnowing basket full of rice, and he ate it all up.
abi'abidiabi'abidinthings (their)things (their)things (their)
abi'abihamaabi'abihaman used when sorcerers or rascals attack someone using magic powers or weapons used when sorcerers or rascals attack someone using magic powers or weaponsattack by sorcery
abi'abinabi'abinVtr1doing something (to be)doing something (to be)doing something. to beEgu tana'ai yai te, somo wa abi'abin?Here in my forest, what are you doing?2getting something (to be)getting something (to be)getting something, to be
abi'abinaabi'abinandoingdoingdoings
abi'abiyemiu2abi'abiyemiuVtr1get something for you (to)get something for you (to)get something for you, to2get you something (to)get you something (to)get you something, to