Tboli - English


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lebósvTo work steadily at the same thing; to talk steadily, continually.-m-, -n-.
lebsongvarlegsongadjSunken, sagging, as a hammock, cot.Deng dô leed ngà yó tey lebsong matahen.That child is already serious (sick); his eyes are very sunken.cflegnò 1
lebuvTo sink into something, as loose dirt, quicksand.Béi mdà bè yó gunun lebu.Don't stand there where it sinks down.adj(Of soil) soft.Tey lebu yem tonok gunun mteg kleb ni.The soil is very soft where this taro stands.
lebudvTo dig up around flowers, trees, to pulverize around a plant.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.
lebutnAnger.vTo be angry.Deng nee lembut Bulón, gotu ntólen eben ngaen.Moon was angry, so she chopped up the child's blanket sling.g-, h-, k-, -m-.Abay se bè Tboli, là hyun ke stulón bè ngà libun yem ngà logi, wen tuha yem libun, kô lembut.Because for Tboli, it's not good for a young man to talk to a young girl, her parents might be angry.-n-, s-, sems-, sens-.synheglenget 1glengetcfgdà 1
lebutengadj(Of weather) overcast, threatening rain.
lebuutadj(Of weather) dark, cloudy, rainy but with sunny intervals; (of a child) always angry and crying.cfgdà 1
lebùvarhebùv/advTo create, originate; devise, invent; to start.g-, h-.Tódô tensoben yem nù lem kum hendem, là du du yem kum senkuli, tódô hebù lemangat kól ditu bè gónóen.She presumed what was in our mind; it wasn't her we were laughing at; she just started to scream as soon as she got to her house.k-, -m-.Béi tódô gel lembù udel kdumum yake wen gungolem gu lem kun lembak.You don't just create words of another, it's good if you hear it from his mouth.-n-.Wen se benli le bè Newen, wen se tódô kul lenbù nmò.Some (of the knives) they buy from the Muslims, some they just invent themselves.s-.synhulu 2
lebwagvTo disturb, stir up the water, as fish moving in water.g-, h-, ke-, -m-, -n-.
lebwónnA clay water jug.
ledvarmlednledvTo appropriate unlawfully, to claim ownership of someone else's property; to grab; to contend, strive in opposition.Là dog me gled bà mon tódô meskel tau.We weren't able to strive due to the fact that people were crowding the way.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.Béem nled kimu sotu tau.Don't claim ownership of someone's property.s-, sems-, sens-.synalaw 1tfel 1cfaga 1egef 1fun 1fu 3hamfas 1hugus 1kuhì 1
ledaknRottenness.vTo be rotten; to drip and ooze, as a wound.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-.synbolok 1lebóg 2ledég 1ledug 1cfbonu 1totol 1
ledek1nA kind of tree with a small trunk, large leaves. Its sap is very slippery and slimy.Appendix 09-02 Trees for lumber and other uses2nA well-worn path, free from grass.hedek lanidiomOf a person who goes back and forth or someone who goes along without an important purpose, thus a well-worn path caused by him is implied.ledek gulomidiomRunways of ants.
ledelvarmedel1nSlipperiness.vTo be slippery.g-, h-, k-, -m-, m-, -n-, n-.synledus 12nA kind of tree.Appendix 09-02 Trees for lumber and other uses
ledemnConscience.cfhedem 1utek 1
ledég1nSmell of rotting meat.vTo smell something rotten, as meat.h-, k-, -m-, -n-.synledak 1adj(Of meat) rotten.synbolok 1lebóg 2ledug 1cftotol 12adjLazy, not wanting to work.-m-.Alì lemdég tau ni laen dog olo tóbóngen.How lazy (useless) this person is, there's nothing he helps with.-n-.synledut 2lefu 1
ledivarmesedivTo squeeze, as to remove juice.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-.Nahem gna lendi nanaken yem haliem ominem hemsù du bulung.First you squeeze the pus out of your wound, then you put medicine on it.s-, sems-, sens-.adjWell-squeezed.mes-, (mesedi).
ledof1nSense, rationality; feeling.Ke wen ledofen yem tau là kô tu du monen.If that person had any sense he certainly wouldn't say that.Tey ngà ni, laen dù ledofen, nogoten yem là mólósen.My this child here, he has no sense, he holds that dirty (thing).synhendem 1hedemvTo be clean, tidy, neat.Olò ye hedof dé.You should be clean (poor sanitation, untidy).synnawa 1ungef 1mudél/knawa là lemdofSaid of a person whose word and character are not clean.2nA felled tree.cfdofuk 1vTo fell trees left standing in a field otherwise prepared for planting.Ni beyung mò ledofem.Here's the axe for felling (the trees).g-, h-.Hedof ye kul yem koyu tebel kuy ekimel.Let them fell the trees we left yesterday.k-.Deng kedof le, omin le mlós du.After felling (the trees), then they lop off the branches.-m-.Sok deng malù legen, sok mékéng, omin le lemdof, nofok le kem koyu lembang.After some time, when it's dry, then they fell and cut down the big trees.-n-.Ke deng deng ke wen tniba, ne hékéng yem tibahen, omin le lemdof ke wen lendofen.When he has finished clearing a field, and lets it dry, then they fell (the trees left) if there are some to be felled.synaba 2ofok 1
ledolvTo sit straight-legged.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.
ledot1nStrands of material; short, reject pieces of abaca that are still good for certain things.Benlay o kun ledot kdungon mò biteku yem tnoolu.Please give me a reject strand of abaca to use as a needle for my threading beads.vTo pull out a strand of something; to get into other things.g-, h-, k-, m-, -m-, n-, -n-, s-.ken ledotenidiomOrdinary food.ledot2idiomAnything not important, less in value.tau ledotenidiomOrdinary people.udél ledotenidiomNonsense talk.
ledug1nState of decomposition.adjDecomposed, bloated.he-, ke-, -m-.Slong ton le yem tau hnatay le deng lemdug.They only found the person they killed when he was already decomposed.-n-.synbolok 1lebóg 2ledak 1ledég 1cftotol 12nLaziness.vTo be lazy.adjLazy.antleged 2synawal 2duk 1ledut 2lefu 1
ledusvTo jump off of something in order to go after something, as a dog after a cat; to jump off from fear; to slide or slip off, usually of slippery fish.g-, h-, k-, -m-.Là dog gtenes le du lem bnóón yem alù mom lemdus lem hólól le.They weren't able to put away in the fish container that mudfish, instead it slipped out of their hands.-n-, s-.Na le e sektes Kitem yó tey blek deng tódô sedus etlem.When Kitem (a dog) chased the big boar they slid together far down below.syngwà 1hkak 1ledel 1
ledutvarlemdut1vTo bounce back.he-, ke-, -m-.adjBlunt, dull, unsharp, as an arrow; unable to penetrate.-m-.Botonge lemdut béléen yem ngà yó.I can't penetrate that child there.-n-.cftót 12v(Of people) to be useless due to laziness.antleged 2synawal 2duk 1ledég 2ledug 2lefu 1
leedadjSerious, as a sickness; grave, severe.h-, k-, -m-, -n-.