Buhutu - English


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abi heyayaabi heyayaVin1feel bad (to)feel bad (to)feel bad, to2have bad feeling (to)have bad feeling (to)have bad feelings, to3receive something bad or evil (to)receive something bad or evil (to)receive something bad or evil, to4get something bad (to)get something bad (to)get something bad, to5have something bad happen (to)have something bad happen (to)have something bad happen, to6feel badly (to)feel badly (to)feel badly, toBuluhagalagala wa ya abi heyaya yo gwama wa hinaga.Buluhagalagala felt badly and so did the boy.
abi hiti'iabi hiti'iVtr1pick up (to)pick up (to)pick up, to2hit against (to)hit against (to)hit against, to
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 sigilidiVtr1get 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 penetrate, toyo 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 lauabi 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.5Vinreach out and grasp something (to)reach out and grasp something (to)reach out and grasp something, to6take 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 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 it (to)thresh it (to)thresh it, to
Abi nonohaAbi nonohagerprerparationprerparation
abi nonohaiabi nonohaiVtrget it ready (to)get it ready (to)get it ready, to
abi-hitinimabi-hitinimVtrhold you up (to)hold you up (to)hold you up, to
abi'abi1abi'abiger1doingsdoingsdoingsMa'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.2wayswaysways3customscustomscustoms4manner of lifemanner of lifemanner of life5activityactivityactivity6what one doeswhat one doeswhat 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.
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)got, as a completed actionNa 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'abidigerthings (their)things (their)things, their)
abi'abihamaabi'abihaman attack by sorcery (to) attack by sorcery (to)attack by sorcery, toUsed when sorcerers or rascals attack someone using magic powers or weapons
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'abinagerdoingdoingdoings
abi'abiyemiuabi'abiyemiuVtr1getting something for you (to)getting something for you (to)getting something for you, to be2doing something for you.pl (to be)doing something for you.pl (to be)doing something for you.pl, to be3get you something (to)get you something (to)get you something, to
abi'inaabi'inaVtrtouch something (to)touch something (to)touch something, toYa lau, ya lau, ya lofo, ya sae ya sae, ya sae yeee--, Ya hanahanau bena Nawalahi ya abi'ina, ...He went and went, he flew, he went up and up and up until-- he drew near so that he might touch the moon, ...na nuwana ganahewana yai iyen, "Ibe ena leli moho E abi'ina, haba E loholoho."and in her mind she said, If I only touch his clothing, I will become well."ov. synabi'ona