Lesson 7.

 

She likes dogs, but is hostile towards cats : ma bw plouc vin ma bwn pluic 

 

canine

 

 

 

 

plou = dog, canine. 

 

 

 

 

 

Conditionalvi = if, conditional, depend. 

anyway

 

 Opposite, vin = but, anyway, no matter what, although, unconditional 

 

 

 

cat

 

 

 

plui = cat, feline 

 

 

 

 

The child was excited about the circus: rian bod fe gwu fa maic

(Literally:  Child was excited about entertainment with animals.) 

 

bod = was excited (added “d” makes it past tense) 

 

The movie was boring: gwu vie mou zu zei zie bond

(Literally: Entertainment using light on vertical surface was boring.)  

 

bond = was boring (opposite of bo, past tense) 

 

I am grateful for sunshine and blue skies: mi bu pliusi ve rwsi zi tusi kesi

(Literally: I grateful for sunshine and for looking up to blue sky.)  

 

grateful

 

 

bu = grateful, gratitude, thanks, thank you.  

 

 

 

resentmentOpposite, bun = resentment, resent 

 

sunshine

 

 

pliu = sunshine, sun, star 

 

 

She resented her overly polite mother: ma bund mah qw biu rias ma

 

toomany

 

 

qw = too much, too many, overly.  

 

 

 

insufficientOpposite, qwn = not enough, insufficient 

politeness

 

 

 

biu = polite, please.  

 

 

 

 

rudeOpposite, biun = rude, obnoxious 

 

The whole village was unhappy about the oil drilling: pia piun fiu bind fe ga kwic zo ploi vw qa ki rei miucsi 

(Literally: Entire small community was unhappy about making holes in the earth purpose to take liquid fuel for vehicles.)


 

village

 

 

fiu = village, tribe, community, nation 

 

 

hole

 

 

kwi = hole, gap, crack, interrupt. 

 

 

 

 

continuousOpposite, kwin = continuous, unbroken 

 

They were telling funny stories: moc lid bai qinc 

 

laughing

 

 

 

 

bai = funny, laughing, laughter.  

 

 

 

 

cryingOpposite, bain = cry, crying, grief 

 

The romantic novel sometimes made her cry: bei gui piun ga mas bain

 

romantic

 

 

bei = romantic, poetic, melodic.  

 


 

 

discordantOpposite, bein = discordant, jarring, crass 

 

 

writing

writingwriting1writing2

writing3  gui = Write, writing, written form, book, magazine  


 

 

That statesman was greatly admired: men va vei gia fius red piu baud

(Literally: That doer who leads the community was much admired.)  

 

doer

 

 

 

 

va = person or thing who does, cause, source, origin, force behind action or condition.   

 

 

 

 

 

receivingOpposite, van = person or thing acted upon, done to.  

 

 

admire

 

 

bau = admire, appreciate, admiring. Added “d” = past tense 

 

 

 

hateOpposite, baun = despise, hate. 

 

They despise rude people: moc baun biun mocs 

 

The music was loud and discordant: gai rud re tia fid piu gei ve red bein

(Literally: The sound thought to be beautiful had much loudness and was discordant.)  

 

sound

 

 

gai = sound, vibrate, shake, noise. 

 

 

 

 

calmOpposite, gain = calm, silent 

 

opinion

 

 

 

ru = opinion, expect, believe, belief, think. 

 

 

 

 

Would you please try to improve that ugly building? Vo te biu gou ga men bian plie qo tia

(Literally: Asking you please try to make that unpleasant building more beautiful?)


 

attempt

 

 

Vo te biu gou ga men bian plie qo tia

gou = try, attempt, test, experiment.  

 

 

 

 

give-upOpposite, goun = give up, abandon 

 

pleasingbia = pleasant, pleasure, pleasing. 

 

slum

 

 

Opposite, bian = unpleasant, pain, painful 

 

 

 

 

He definitely has the courage to climb that mountain: man vu fi bio go zi men pou zei zie pio zausi

(Literally: He definitely has the courage to go up that almost vertical surface as far as the top.)  

 

Commitment  promisefor sure  vu = definitely, emphasis, promise, commit.  

 

 

prohibited  not No Opposite, vun = not, negation of phrase 

 

 

 

 

courage

 

 

 

 

bio = courage, confident, brave, confront, face up to.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

worryOpposite, bion = fear, worry, concern 

 

 

 

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