Lesson 12.

 

She was open minded enough not to reject strange ideas: ma kwd pio lan voun gluin lwc 

 

familiar

 

 

 

glui = familiar, known, accustomed, used to.  

 

 

 

 

weird

 

 

Opposite, gluin = strange, unusual, spooky 

 

 

 

The patient was familiar with the procedure to make the body well: van gluid fe gi vw ga mos rau gli

(Literally: Person acted upon was familiar with action purpose to cause body to become well.)  

 

He chose his test subjects at random: man qied manh gou vanc vuin

 

The subject of her study was disrelated to the need of that moment: lwi mah lai fand liusi menh tioh


 

Interesting

 

 

lwi = topic, subject of interest 

 

 

 

 

The candidate promises to protect the right to travel: va gou rau viu moch fiuh fu goi rais go

(Literally: Person trying to become representive of the people of the community, promises to protect ability to travel.)


 

promise

 

 

 

fu = promise, hope, trust.  

 

 

 

 

betrayOpposite, fun = betray 

 

He was overwhelmed by the size of his student loan: manh piu fw vio za laih red qw gei zu manh rou

(Literally: His large debt resulting from the place of study was too much stress on his mind.)


 

debt

 

 

 

 

fw = debt, owe, required, obligation, obliged, bill, should.  

 

 

 

 

 

surplusOpposite, fwn = credit, surplus 

 

He earned a credit of 500 dollars: man viad gis ve qad fwn pupianpian dollars 

(Literally: He traded work and obtained credit 500 dollars.)


 

We will meet where those 2 roads intersect: mic fiaj za men pe zwuc fau 

 

intersection

 

 

 

fau = cross, meet, intersect, meeting.  

 

 

 

 

avoidOpposite, faun = avoid, miss 

 

We were amazed at how much food it took to fill him: mic ruid pie reih liu fei mans 

 

amazing

 

 

rui = amaze, surprise, wonder, extraordianary.  

 

 

 

ordinaryOpposite, ruin = ordinary, average, normal, common, natural 

 

satiated

 

 

 

fei = full, fill, satiated.  

 

 

 

 

 

emptyOpposite, fein = empty, hollow 

 

There is a long tunnel between England and France: re zia fein plio vw miuc go zain plias zen England ze France

(Literally: Exists a long hollow tube for vehicles to travel under the sea from England to France.)


 

abovezai = above, over.  

 

under

 

 

 

 

 

Opposite, zain = below, under 

 

 

 

 

He finds it difficult to work alone: re lun mansi gi fian 

 

Their relationship was no longer harmonious, so they wanted a divorce: moch fie gen re foun vai moc fod fien

(Literally: Their relationship ended being harmonious, therefore, they wanted divorce.)


 

Compare the brutal government of China with that of Denmark: fui rwin foi gia zo China fui vei zo Denmark

(Literally: Compare brutal authority control in china, compare that in Denmark.)


 

compare

 

 

 

fui = compare, ratio, proportion 

 

 

 

contrast Opposite, fuin = contrast. 

 

peacefulrwi = peace, peaceful, non-violent.  

 

violent

 

 

Opposite, rwin = harsh, brutal, violent 

 

 

 

 

Yes, you may have peace: la te lau fi rwi 

 

Hello, how are you doing? le vo te gli 

 

hello

 

 

le = hello, greetings.  

 

 

 

goodbyeOpposite, len = goodbye 

 

Goodbye, see you later: len mi rwj tes tie 

 

I suggest you agree to disagree: mi lwu vei tec lo lau lon

 

advise

 

 

lwu = suggest, advise, suggestion.  

 

 

 

 

warningOpposite, lwun = warn, caution 

 

agree

 

 

 

 

lo = agree, agreement, concur.  

 

 

disagree

 

 

 

 

 Opposite, lon = oppose, object to, disagree, refuse 

 

 

 

 

The food he puts in his mouth does not include animal products: rei vei man go zo manh liesi loin mai vioc 

 

The store was closed: plie vw via liend

(Literally: The building for purpose of trade was closed.)

 

 

There is no substitute for experience: pian rai viu piu gis zo moh vwis 

(Literally: Nothing can substitute for a lot of work in one's profession.)


 

The sexy lady suddenly found justice: rie ma rwu laid lous 

sudden

 

 

 rwu = sudden, suddenly, instantaneous  

 

 

 

 

gradualOpposite, rwun = gradual, slope, sloping 

 

sexy

 

 

 

rie = sex, sexual, sexy 

 

 

 

justice

 

 

 

 lou = justice, fair, balance.  

 

 

 

 

injusticeOpposite, loun = injustice, abuse of power, bias, abuse 

 

Traffic police sometimes abuse ordinary people: moc fi gia foi zu zwuc piun loun ruin moc

(Literally: People having control authority on roads sometimes abuse ordinary people.)


 

He bragged about how stupid his opponent was: man luid fe rain veinh moh zo fou

(Literally: He bragged about the stupidity of the other person in the conflict.) 

 

 

Ego

 

 

 lui = brag, ego, pretension, boast 

 

 

washing feet

 

 

 

luin = modest, self-deprecating, humble, humility

 

 

 

 

 

 

They paid attention to the interesting topic of discussion: moc riod bosi lwisi lih 

 

attention

 

 

 rio = pay attention, awake, attention, looking, focus, conscious, consciousness.  

 

 

 

sleepyOpposite, rion = asleep, sleep, unaware 

 

He was hungry except when he slept: man reind lian tai man riond 

 

There was no penalty for failure: piand roin fa riun

 

She likes to eat organic food, but drinks water from plastic bottles: ma bw qe glwi vin ma qe ki zo glwin zoic

(Literally: She likes to eat natural, but drinks liquid in unnatural containers.)

 

 

Healthy Foods

 

 

glwi = natural, organic.  

 

 

 

artificial

 

 

Opposite, glwin = plastic, artificial 

 

 

His buildings had similar geometric shapes: manh pliec fid voi zou vuic    


 

platonic solids

 

 

 zou = square, geometric shape.  

 

 

 

curve Opposite, zoun = round, turn, curve, roll, twist, circle 

 

 

 

 

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