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aOjjej a iọkwe kōj ke rōbōk ān in āneed,” ḷeḷḷap eo eba.Well, too bad for us when they take this island,” the old woman said. P201āne
 Ak jab meḷọkḷọk naan eo an rūtto ro, ekadu tōllọk in a eaetok peḷọk in’ ñe koṃ ḷokan kanne wa ṇe kōn jọkpej, ej kab naaj kauwōtataḷọk wōt.”But don’t forget the old saying staying within the realm of possibilities is short, but being adrift like this is long’; when you guys fill the boat with scrap, it will be more dangerous.” P99kauwōtata
 O, a ta kākaṇe!” Bojin eo eraññōḷọk im jitōñ ḷọk ioon lọjet.Hey, what are those!” the Boatswain was almost overcome with excitement as he pointed at the ocean. P996raññōḷọk
 O, a baj mālkwōj wōt men kein,” Bojin eo eba.Oh, those things are really strong,” the Boatswain said. P1050mālkwōj
 A bwe eṇta kwōj inepata ke ñe etal im apañ tok, jejujen kōjerbal kōṃadṃōdin aelōñ kein.”But what are you worried about; if we go and something is wrong, then we’ll fix it in the traditional ways.” P289apañ
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NaaaNaaa ḷakukkuk!” armej eo ej teeñki ekar libaake ḷọk kidu eo.Bad dog!” the person with the flashlight shooed away the dog. P177ubaak
bōḷāāWōn enaaj jarōk bōḷāā eṇWho will raise the flag?jarjar
baTa ṇe kwōj ba aer kake?Why do you say it's theirs?aer
 Rej ba eaiji ioon dān ilo North Pole aolep iien.It is said that there is always ice on the water at the North Pole.aij
 Kaalikkare ṃōk ta eo kwōj ba.Will you clarify what you're saying?alikkar
 Aṃtōkū ekōṃṃan an bōd ba naan eo.My biting my lips made me mispronounce the word.aṃtōk
 Men eo ear ba ear kaapaproroik .What he said troubled my conscience.apaproro
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abaEṃṃan tata aba eṇ iarin Likiep.Likiep has the best anchorage.aba
 Eaar ruṃḷọk juon tiiṃa in Jepaan eo ilo aba eṇ Likiep.A Japanese ship sank in the harbor at Likiep.aba
 Wa ko erko ilo aba eo rej añkō.The boats were there at the anchorage/harbor.erko
 Ālikin an kaaṃtōūki eḷak memaan ilo aba eṇ Kuajleen emmejaja ṇa ioon dān.After he repaired it, he anchored it in the Kwajalein harbor, and it looked very beautiful on the water. P14kaaṃtō
babaKwōn ajjinono bwe ekiki baba.Speak softly for my father is sleeping.ajjinono
EppebabaEppebaba nabōjān ṃwiinThere is lots of paper (on the ground) outside this house.peba
kōjjobabaLedik in Ṃajeḷ rōjeḷā kōjjobaba.Marshallese girls can really play marbles.kōjjobaba
 Ñe kwōj bu ilo kōjjobaba, kwōj kōjerbal ḷōttekōḷkōḷ eṇ.When you shoot while playing marbles, you use a shooter marble.ḷōttekōḷkōḷ
ekkōbabaWōn in ekkōbaba?Who smells like copper?kōkōbaba
kilabaÑe ri-Ṃajeḷ rej kilaba, rej kālọk jān ni.When Marshallese commit suicide, they jump off coconut trees.kilaba
 Ri-anjin-wōlbo eo ear kilaba.The black magician to make people win contests committed suicide.anjin-wōlbo
abbaRōkijoñ abba in jota.They're used to dynamiting in the evening.abba
 Ekauwaroñroñ aer abba.Their dynamiting is noisy.abba
ri-abbaEbooḷ ṇakṇōkin ri-abba raar itok ilo iien Jepaan ko.There were lots of experts in dynamiting during Japanese times.abba
 Kōnke rej ri-abba, meḷeḷein bwe rej bareinwōt ri-kaajeḷḷā ek.Because they fish with dynamite it means that they'll also kill the fish indiscriminately.ajeḷḷā
ebbāḶōṃaro rej bōbwā (ebbā).The men are tending the traps.bōbwā
KōbbaKōbba in ia ṇeWhere is the canvas cover from?kabba
 Nejū, mọọn ṃaan waj ṃōk i lowa im jibwe tok tiinin petkōj eo ijene iuṃwin kōbba ṇe,” Jema eba.Son, go up to the front and get the tin of biscuits from under the cover,” Father said. P806tiin
EkōbbaEkōbba waini eo.The copra is covered up.kabba
nōbbaEjaje nōbba ṃōñāHe can't combine greens with food.nōbba
robbaEjeḷā kōjañjañ robba.He knows how to play the trumpet.robba
ebaKe ikar roñ naan kein an Kapen eo, iḷōmṇak im bwilōñ bajjek ippa taunin an Jema maroñ kile ṇoin likin Pikeej jān ṃōṃakūtkūtin wa eo ak Kapen eo eba ej aikuj kar lo kōn mejān.When I heard the Captain say this, I thought about it and was amazed that Father was able to recognize the waves on the ocean side of Pikeej from the movement of the boat while the Captain says he needs to actually see them. P799bwilōñ
 Eba jaab em kadikāāḷāḷ kōṇaan ko an.She said no and thwarted his desires.dikāāḷāḷ
 Ḷak ke ejjeḷọk men eṇ Kapen eo eba, Jema ejujen wōnṃaan ḷọk wōt.Since the Captain didn’t say anything, Father went on. P734jujen
 Ḷak ke ejjeḷọk men eṇ Kapen eo eba, iwanlōñ ḷọk ippān Jema.Since the Captain didn’t say anything, I went topside with Father. P353ḷak
 Ke ikar roñ naan kein an Kapen eo, iḷōmṇak im bwilōñ bajjek ippa taunin an Jema maroñ kile ṇoin likin Pikeej jān ṃōṃakūtkūtin wa eo ak Kapen eo eba ej aikuj kar lo kōn mejān.When I heard the Captain say this, I thought about it and was amused that Father was able to recognize the waves on the ocean side of Pikeej from the movement of the boat while the Captain says he needs to actually see them. P799ṃōṃakūt
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JebaJeba wōt ṃool!A true fake! or We thought he was real! A coward!ba wōt
 Jeba ren aini waini ko im raar pokake.We said for them to gather the coconuts and they obeyed. ba
pebaJerbal eo an eṇ baeḷi peba kaṇHe's employed as a file clerk.baeḷ
 Ḷeo edeḷọñ ḷọk ilowaan ruuṃ eo im ḷak diwōj tok ej jibwe ruo ḷoobwin pilawā, eṃōj an limi kōn peba būrawūn, ej ja āindeeo aer māāṇāṇ ke rej kab mat tok.The man went into a room and when he came back out he was holding loaves of bread, already wrapped in brown paper, still warm from the oven. P264būrawūn
 Edāpijek peba ko ippān doon.The papers are fastened together.dāpijek
 Wōn e ear imkilkil peba ṇai ilowaan mwiin.Who tore up these fine pieces of paper inside the house?imkilkil
 Kōnke kajin Ṃajeḷ ear jab pād ilo peba ṃae iien eo ear itok ri-pālle, ej jab kanooj lōñ armej rej mour wōt kiiō rejeḷā inọñ ko an ri-Ṃajeḷ.Because the Marshallese language wasn’t put into writing until Westerners came, not many people living today know the legends of the Marshallese people. S13inọñ
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IbaIba kwaar pād iṃōn utaṃwe eṇ?Could it be that you were in the asylum?iṃōn utaṃwe
 Iba wōt emeḷeḷe kōn an ṃōṃjidjid (eṃṃajidjid) ke ij kōnono ñaneI thought he understood my point because he nodded when I talked to him about it.ṃajid
 Ke ij roñ ainikien ṃōṃōjānjānḷọk (eṃṃōjānjānḷọk), iba wōt kwōj eañiñin .When I heard footsteps I thought you were calling my name.ṃōṃōjānjān
 Ḷeo iba eppedodo ṇeThis is the man that always falls on his face.pedo
 Iba ippa make, Eban ñe eraan.”I said to myself, I don’t believe there’s daylight already.” P221ban
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pibaIj ḷōmṇak ewōr jidik piba ippān.”I think he has a bit of a fever.” P1164piba
Ri-baRi-ba pata etan armej eo ṇeHe is the one who always calls people's names for nothing.ba pata
jelbaJāān jelba.Silver coin.jelba
 Ṃani jelba.Silver coin.jelba
 Jibuun jelba in Amerdka.A US silver spoon.jibuun
kajelbaRej kajelba.They are searching for silver.jelba
Ri-kajelbaRi-kajelba.People who are looking for silver.jelba
TijōṃbaTijōṃba ej allōñ eo kein kajoñoulruo ilo juon iiō.December is the twelfth month of the year.joñoul ruo
KōmbaKōmba wōt kwōnaj kar mej.We thought you would die.ba wōt
 Kōmba emaat raij iāneo ak rejab tōmak.We said the island was out of rice but they didn't believe us.ba
EjeptōṃbaEjeptōṃba kiiō ak kwojjañin kōḷḷā ṃuri eo aṃ.It's September now but you haven't paid your debt yet.Jeptōṃba
jobaRaar wiaik juon joba.They bought a sofa.joba
kobaRaar jarin kōtḷọke kōn an koba waanThey excommunicated him for promiscuous cohabitation—"living together" without being married.jarin kōtḷọk
 Ñe koba en jab idaak, tōrreo ej kab idaak.If you tell him not to drink, he'll drink all the more.ñe
 Raar emṃōṇōṇō ke raar koba ippān doon.They were happy when they got together.ippān doon
 Ke baj lowaan wa eo eo kōmmān kar kabijje ie, men eo jemaroñ roñ de eo ijo ej aininkien ammān kañuri petkōj ko, koba ippān ainikien an jejelōblōb dān eo i kōtaan eḷḷa ko.The only thing we could hear inside the boat was the sound of us eating our biscuits and of the water splashing around between the ribs of the boats. P813eḷḷa
 Elañe kwōj ruwamāejet ilo aelōñ in Ṃajeḷ armej ro rej koba im bōkwōj ṃōñā im men-in-leḷọk ko ñan eok.If you are a newcomer to the Marshalls, the people gather and bring you food and gifts. S4ruwamāejet
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kōbaKe raar wia kōba, aolep ri-ānin raar kōkōba.When copper (scrap) was being bought, everyone on this island went looking for copper.kōba
 Ekadik ḷotok kōba eṇThe outfielder is too shallow.ḷo-
kōkōbaKe raar wia kōba, aolep ri-ānin raar kōkōba.When copper (scrap) was being bought, everyone on this island went looking for copper.kōba
 Eṃōj ṇe aṃ kōkōba bwe an ri-kien kwe.Stop chasing women because you are married.kōba
ḷobḷobaEwi ḷobḷoba eo ?Where is my lava-lava?ḷobḷoba
 Kwōn ḷobḷoba kōn tọọl ṇeUse your towel as a lava-lava.ḷobḷoba
RōbaRōba eṃṃan ñe ej jeje etan ippān baaṃle eṇ bwe en kab ri-jolōt ie.They said that it would be good if he register with that family so he could be an inheritor there. ba
 Ej aḷkwōjejeḷọk ñan ṇe rōba en bōjrak.He stays in the sun until he's told to stop.aḷkwōjeje
 Kōto eo ekọto im Kapen eo kab Jema rōḷak kōbbaal tok rōba ke enaaj kar āindeeo an ṃōṃan ñan boñ.The trade winds were blowing favorably and the Captain and Father looked up at the clouds and predicted it would be like that for the rest of the day. P969kọto
 Rōba wōt kwōnāj kar etal.They thought you would go.ba wōt
OktobaEḷaññe kōṃro to, kōṃro kab ḷe wōt ilo Oktoba, iien eṇ enaaj bar wōr piiḷtūreep.If the two of us don’t go, we will have to wait until October when there will be another fieldtrip ship. P130ḷe
kwobaIjo wōt kwoba,” euwaak.Whatever you say,” he replied. P1112ijo
kwōbaKiiō kōṃro ḷak jab kọkkure aṃ kiki im kakkije bwe kwōn ājmourḷọk, kwōba ke kōṃro en kar kọruj eok.And now we tried to let you sleep and rest so you would get better, and you say we should have woken you up. P1237ājmuur
 Injinia eḷak kar ba ke jen itaḷọk wōt bwe jej pād wōt i rōtlein Likiep, kwōba ke jeḷe i reeaar.The Engineer said we should go eastward so we would stay on course to Likiep, but you said we were already to the east. P1235rāātle
KiubaInej eo an Amedka ear barōk wa ko waan ri-Rojia jān aer itok ñan Kiuba.The American fleet blockaded Russian ships from coming to Cuba.bōbaar
AmericaBaar in America bwe epen.It's a crowbar made in America because it's strong.baar
 Baar in China eṇ edik jān baarin America eṇThe Chinese saloon is smaller than the American saloon.baar
 Ennọlok bae in America.American pie is better.bae
 Baij in America bwe ekajoor.The vise was made in the USA because it's strong.baij
 Ri-bait eo jān America ewiinThe boxer from America won the fight.bait
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daEar tọọrḷọk da eo daan ioon debwāāl.His blood flowed on the cross.da
CanadaEwi wāween iaḷ ṇe aṃ ḷọk ñan Canada?What is your itinerary on your trip to Canada?iaḷ
idaKwōn kōṃṃan tok ida bwe jen jino bọk pāle.Make some bands so that we can start making some torches from dry coconut fronds.ida
KaidaKaida tokGet some idaida
ḶaidaKōn an widdikḷọk Ḷaida jāne, Ḷakkilmeej ear bōd im atowaane.Ḷakkilmeej made a mistake in underestimating Ḷaida because he was physically smaller.atowaan
ejodaEjjeḷọk kwoṇan bwe ejoda.He didn't catch any fish because he is unable to catch fish.joda
wōdaEḷap an wōda likao eṇ.That young man can catch a lot of fish.wōda
eaBakbōk in ea ṇe aṃ?Where did you get your knife from? / Where was your knife made?bakbōk
 Banin ea ṇe liṃōṃ?Where did you get that punch from?ban
 Baninnor in ea ṇe aṃ?Where did you get your small basket from?banonoor
 Banōl in ea ṇe aṃ?Where did you get your funnel from?banōḷ
 Nemān uwi in ea in ej jāālel tok?Where is the smell of cooking fish wafting this way from?nām
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ebbajinjeaeaEnañin ḷap aṃ bōbajinjeaea (ebbajinjeaea)?Why do you ride so much as a passenger?bajinjea
bōbajinjeaeaEnañin ḷap aṃ bōbajinjeaea (ebbajinjeaea)?Why do you ride so much as a passenger?bajinjea
euweaeaJuon eo baj pako tiltil iaer ejaad alikkar an lāj jān aolep bwe ñe ej ikueaak ikōtaan pako ko jet, aolep im euweaea ḷọkIt was obvious that one of the spotted sharks was fiercer than the rest because whenever it swam back and forth between the other sharks, they would all swim away. P1003uwea
ewweaeaJuon eo baj pako tiltil iaer ejaad alikkar an lāj jān aolep bwe ñe ej ikueaak ikōtaan pako ko jet, aolep im ewweaea ḷọkIt was obvious that one of the spotted sharks was fiercer than the rest because whenever it swam back and forth between the other sharks, they would all swim away. P1003ikueaak
iaeaJej iaea keAre we going to split into teams?iaa-
AiaeaAiaea iban kōṇaan!Nuts! I won't like it!aiaea
ErrajjiiaeaErrajjiiaea ajri raṇ nājin.All of his children have yaws.rajjiia
kawiiaeaJab kawiiaea jān .Don't avoid me.kawiiaea
bwijiaeaIṃōk in bwijiaea.I'm tired of treading water.bwijeae
leeaKoṃwin jab tōtōñ (ettōñ) leea bwe rej kiki.Don't laugh so loudly because they are sleeping.leea
 Iar kiki im roñ ainikien al im leea.While I was asleep, I heard the sound of song and laughter.leea
ineeaEnaaj kanooj ineea ñe erūttoḷọk.He'll be very tall when he grows up.ineea
ri-ineeaKoleiat ej juon ri-ineea.Goliath is a giant.ineea
JukweeaJukweea in ea eṇ aṃ?Where was your square made?jukweea
 Ej kab ṃōj wiaik juon jukweea.I have just bought myself a square.jukweea
EjukweeaEjukweea ke kōjām ṇeHas the bottom side of the door been squared?jukweea
jeaIar kājoon jea eoI jumped over the chair.kājoon
 Kwōn jab kọkuti jea kaṇeDon't put those chairs so close together.kut
 Jab iper jea ṇe bwe jemmāālel.Don't drag that chair because it gives us the shivers.memāālel
 Raar deḷọñ im ukukōj jea koThey went in and threw the chairs around.ukok
 Kọuraaketok jea ṇeMove that chair here.uraak
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bajinjeaKwōn je etaṃ ñan bajinjea.Write your name as a passenger.bajinjea
 Kwōn lipjerjere bajinjea raṇe bwe jen jerak ḷọkHurry those passengers up so we can sail right away.lipjerjer
 Jab kallōñlōñ bajinjea bwe kwōnaaj kōtōmaruk wa ṇeDon't overload the boat or you'll sink it.timaruk
 Kwōj bajinjea ḷọk ñan ia?Where are you going as a passenger?bajinjea
ri-bajinjeaE juon iaan ri-bajinjea ro ḷọk ñan Japan.He is one of the passengers to Japan.bajinjea
keaEj jab kea kōjS/he doesn't care about us.kea
Ri-kajikeaRi-kajikea ro jān Taiti remottok.The hip dancers from Tahiti are here.kajikia
injineaEtan injinea eṇ an wa eṇ?What is the name of the engineer of that ship?injinia
 Ewōr jilu an tiṃa eṇ injinea. Aolep ri-injinea rein jilu raar diojḷọk jān jikuuḷ injinea.The ships has three engineers. All three of them have graduated from mechanical engineering school.injinia
 Ewōr jilu an tiṃa eṇ injinea. Aolep ri-injinea rein jilu raar diojḷọk jān jikuuḷ injinea.The ships has three engineers. All three of them have graduated from mechanical engineering school.injinia
ri-injineaEwōr jilu an tiṃa eṇ injinea. Aolep ri-injinea rein jilu raar diojḷọk jān jikuuḷ injinea.The ships has three engineers. All three of them have graduated from mechanical engineering school.injinia
boeaEllu kōnke rej ba ej boea wōtHe's mad because they say he's still just a kid.boea
 Ellu kōnke rej ba e boea wōtHe’s mad because they say he’s just a kid.boea
 Boea im ej jab aikuj kōbataat.He's only a kid and should not be smoking.boea
 Aolep kumi eṇ ilo kilaaj emān boea wōtClass four has nothing but delinquents.boea
 Ej boea wōt ñan an kōbataat.He's too young to smoke.boea
peaJuon pea kiiñA pair of kings.kiiñ
 Jete pea in jodi eo kwaar wiaiki?How many pairs of zoris did you buy?pea
 Iar wiaik juon pea in jodi.I bought myself a pair of zoris.jodi
Ullepa/rūkoreaUllepa/rūkorea.My uncle (my mother's brothers).jema-
weaKoṃro jeḷā eor ke wea i wa in?” Jema eba, Kain rot eṇ ekijñeñe.Do you guys know if there’s any wire on the boat” Father said, the kind that’s really thick?” P731kijñeñe
 Ejjeḷọk wea rot ṇe i wa in eṇ ijeḷā kake,” Bojin eo euwaak.We don’t have that kind of wire on the boat that I know of,” the Boatswain replied. P733rot
jukweaTarrin juon ne jimettan jukwea dettan bọọk eo kaṃbōj eo ej ie.The box the compass was in was about one and a half square feet in size. P511jukweea
ikinọweaEpād ikinọwea.He is in my way.kinọwea-
TongaKe iar pād i Tonga iar kanooj ketak kōn an kōbbōkakkak alin jar kaṇ an Katlik raṇ ie.When I was in Tonga I was deeply moved by the hymns sung by the Catholic congregation.alin jar
 Ke iar pād i Tonga iar kanooj ketak kōn an kōbbōkakkak alin jar kaṇ an Katlik raṇ ie.When I was in Tonga I was deeply moved by the hymns sung by the Catholic congregation.ketak
iaEj addimejmejḷọk ñan ia?Where is he going with his lethargic attitude?addimej
 Aemọkkwein ia ṇeWhere is that aemọkkwe from?aemọkkwe
 Ḷōṃare, ej ajjiḷapḷapḷọk ñan ia?Man, I wonder where he's going with his unpleasant body odor to?ajjiḷapḷap
 Akadeiktok ia eṇ bao ṇe ej edde ie.Go find out where that bird is roosting.akade
 Kwōj akāḷọk ñan ia?Where are you taking your palsy to?akā
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AiaAia, eḷap wōt an bwil.Good grief! It's so hot.aia
 Aia, iban etal.Nuts! I'm not going.aia
IndiaEḷap an eḷḷap elbōn in India.The elephants from India are huge.eḷbōn
KodiaKodia.Bottom's up.kodia
 Emoot ḷōṃaro in kodia.They've gone to do some serious drinking.kodia
iiaJuon uweo iia irilikThere is a rainbow to the west.iia
EmejjiiaEmejjiia wōn eṇ.That turtle is slow to die.mejjiia
eaḷakiiaAmāne ke ej ja wōr bwe eaḷakiia.Enjoy it while it lasts because it's hard to get.aḷakiia
 Jab kọkkure bwe eaḷakiia men rot ṇeDon't waste it because it's hard to come by.aḷakiia
 Juon ṃōñā eo eaḷakiia.A type of food that's not easy to find.aḷakiia
EjaaḷiiaEjaaḷiia wa eṇ.This canoe is hard to turn.jaḷiia
awiiaElōñ kidu awiia buḷōn āninThere are wild animals in the middle of the island.buḷōn
etokwiiaEban bwil bwe etokwiia.It won't burn because it's incombustible.tokwiia
jọwiiaEtōke enañin jọwiia kaar eṇ waan?Why is his car so hard to start?jọwiia
EkelejiaEkelejia ko an Jarin Radik Doon ilo ṂajōḷThe congretations of the United Church of Christ in the Marshall Islands.eklejia
EklejiaEklejia eṇ ej allōñijuuki wōṇāān ṃōn jar kāāl eṇ aer.That congregation is using their monthly contributions to build their new church.allōñ iju
 Aolep eklejia ko an Jarin Radik Doon ilo Ṃajōḷ rej kwelọk aolep ḷọkin juon iiō ilo Mājro.All congregations of the United Church of Christ meet in Mājro every two years.eklejia
MaikronejiaEkkar ñan bujen eo kōtaan Amedka im Maikronejia,...According to the agreement between the United States and Micronesia,....bujen
Ri-EijiaRi-Eijia.AsianEijia
ṂaikronijiaKwelọk eo ṃoktata an Kọñkorej eo an Ṃaikronijia ear kōṃṃan ilo Juḷae 1965The first meeting of the Congress of Micronesia was in July 1965. S16ṃokta
 Juon, raar kowaḷọk bōḷāāk eo an Ṃaikronijia im ruo, raar kōṃṃan bwe Julae 12 raan en an Ṃaikronijia raan in kakkije in kakeememej jinoin Kọñkorej eo an ṂaikronijiaOne was to decide upon a flag for Micronesia, and the second was to set July 12 as a holiday to commemorate the beginning of the Congress of Micronesia. S16keememej
 Juon, raar kowaḷọk bōḷāāk eo an Ṃaikronijia im ruo, raar kōṃṃan bwe Julae 12 raan en an Ṃaikronijia raan in kakkije in kakeememej jinoin Kọñkorej eo an ṂaikronijiaOne was to decide upon a flag for Micronesia, and the second was to set July 12 as a holiday to commemorate the beginning of the Congress of Micronesia. S16keememej
 Juon, raar kowaḷọk bōḷāāk eo an Ṃaikronijia im ruo, raar kōṃṃan bwe Julae 12 raan en an Ṃaikronijia raan in kakkije in kakeememej jinoin Kọñkorej eo an ṂaikronijiaOne was to decide upon a flag for Micronesia, and the second was to set July 12 as a holiday to commemorate the beginning of the Congress of Micronesia. S16keememej
 Aolep laḷ ko rōḷḷap raar kanooj in itok limoier kōn men in bwe raar tōmak bwe men in juon kōkaḷḷe in an Ṃaikronijia jino wōnṃaanḷọk ñan an make jutak im bōk eddoin jerbal ko an make.The major powers of the world were quite interested in this because they believed it to be a sign of the beginnining of Micronesian independence and of their taking responsibility for their own affairs. S16kakōḷḷe
ri-ṂaikronijiaEar jab kanooj ḷap tōprak kōnke ej kab juon alen aer kwelọk bōtab ewōr ruo men eḷḷap raar karōki ñan an ri-Ṃaikronijia ḷooriNot a great deal was accomplished, as it was their first session, but there were two important things set for Micronesians to follow. S16kōkar
RoojiaEnaaj itok ñāāt ḷaikaalalin Roojia eoWhen will the Russian big-shot come over?ḷaikaalal
 Riuñtaak eo jān Amedka ear ekbabe ḷeo jān Roojia.The wrestler from America threw down the wrestler from Russia.ekbab
 Ri-jibai in Roojia.The Russian spy.jibai
 Raar jibwe ri-jibai eo an Roojia im kalbuuji.They caught the Russian spying and put him in jail.jibai
ri-RojiaInej eo an Amedka ear barōk wa ko waan ri-Rojia jān aer itok ñan Kiuba.The American fleet blockaded Russian ships from coming to Cuba.bōbaar
kajikiaRi-Kilbōt rōjeḷā kajikia.Gilbertese swing their hips well.kajikia
AustraliaEjọwiin ṃweiuk in Australia.Australian goods don't bring in the business.wiin
AujtereliaRaij im pilawā, jukwa, im ṃōñā ko jet ilo kāān rej itok jān Amedka, Aujterelia, kab Jepaan.Rice and flour, sugar and other foods in cans come from America, Australia, and Japan. S6kāān
injiniaEṃōj an injinia eṇ ane tok injinlọk e im elukkuun ṃōṃan (eṃṃan) an jerbal.My outboard engine has been tuned up by that mechanic and it's working perfectly.an
 Injinia eo ear katooj injin eo jān kaar eo.The mechanic took the engine out of the car.tooj
 Wōn eṇ ej injinia in wa eṇ?Who is the engineer on that boat?injinia
 Injinia eo ej ba enaaj kadedeḷọk an booje ilju ej jibboñ im likbade ālikkin raelep innem kemmān jino ektak.”The Engineer says he is going to put it together tomorrow morning and test it in the afternoon, and then we will start to load.” P81ālikin
 Erjel kar ajeji jerbal ko rōḷḷap ikōtaerjel im āindeo bwe juon enaaj Kapen, juon Injinia, im eo juon Bojin.They distributed the big jobs among themselves, so that one of them would be Captain, one Engineer, and one Boatswain. P29kōtaa-
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piaRi-idaak pia.Beer drinker.idaak
 Ear kōrabōle juon limen pia jān kuḷab eo.He got the club to give him a free beer.kōrabōl
 Ṇoojtok juon liṃō pia.Sneak in a beer for me.ṇōṇooj
 Ettiinin pia e kōn an ṃorThis beer has a metallic taste because of its age.tiin
 Kwōj ajjibanbaneḷọk keejin pia ṇe ñan ia?Where are you lugging that case of beer to?ajjibanban
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IntiaEeḷbōne buḷōn Intia.There are elephants all over India.eḷbōn
wiaIj jab wia bajin Jepaan.I'm not buying Japanese buses.baj
 Eddek ṃōn wia eṇ an.His store is progressing.dedek
 Kōṃro ej diwōjḷọk wōt ak eokkoḷọk lowaan ṃōn wia eoWe were going out when there was a crash inside the store. P163diwōj
 Ta ṇe ekōmṃan bwe en kaitileoñeoñ armej ilo ṃōn wia eṇWhy are a lot of people milling around in the store?itileoñeoñ
 Limaro rej kōjerajkotok ilo iṃōn wia eṇThe women are bringing clorox from the store.jerajko
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wiāEṃōj an ḷōḷḷap eṇ wiā lọjiliñinThe old man has pierced his ears.wie
ṃōnwiaAereañ ṃōnwia eoThey (foursome) owned the store.aereañ
ruwiaEjjeḷọk pilawā āinwōt pilawāin ṃwiin, rej make wōt ennọ,” ḷeo ilo jikin wia eo ekar ba ñan juon iaan ruwia roThere’s no better bread than the bread they sell here; it’s really delicious,” the man at the store said to one of the customers. P262nenọ
jaIj ja bọọkọk kōn bọọk e aṃ.I'll use your box for now.bọọkọk
 Kwōn buwaddele ke ej ja epaak.Throw a firebrand at him now while he's still close.buwaddel
 Ḷeo edeḷọñ ḷọk ilowaan ruuṃ eo im ḷak diwōj tok ej jibwe ruo ḷoobwin pilawā, eṃōj an limi kōn peba būrawūn, ej ja āindeeo aer māāṇāṇ ke rej kab mat tok.The man went into a room and when he came back out he was holding loaves of bread, already wrapped in brown paper, still warm from the oven. P264būrawūn
 Komaroñ itōn ja jipañ jerbal.Could you come and help me in my work.itōn
 Ta nenaan (ennaan) bajjek? ...Ej ja jejeḷọk ejjeḷọkwōt.Any news yet? ... Nothing yet.ja
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Juon ṇeejino waḷọk mejaṃ.A cataract is starting to form on your eye.
jajaAjiri eo ej jañin jaja.The baby is crying to be carried on the hip.jaja
 Eto an jaja bọọḷ eo.The ball remained in the air for a long time.jaja
ejajaBọọḷin anidep eo ejaja im to an jok ilaḷ.The ball made specifically for anidep remains in the air for a long time.jaja
jejajaEjjeḷọk wōt jejaja (ejjaja) in eṇ ajri.That child is always being carried (on the hip).jaja
emmejajaLio emmejaja ippa eṇ.That's the girl that caught my eye.memejaja
 Ālikin an kaaṃtōūki eḷak memaan ilo aba eṇ Kuajleen emmejaja ṇa ioon dān.After he repaired it, he anchored it in the Kwajalein harbor, and it looked very beautiful on the water. P14kaaṃtō
rōmmejajaIar ruj kōn ainikien ko rōmmejaja imejatotoI awoke to the sound of beautiful music about me.memejaja
ErrejajaErrejaja ḷeeṇThat man shaves often.reja
ejjajaEjjeḷọk wōt jejaja (ejjaja) in eṇ ajri.That child is always being carried (on the hip).jaja
ejjājāWa eo ejjājā eṇThe sail of that canoe is always falling (toward the outrigger).
eokwōjajaWa in eokwōjaja.This canoe is riding high.okwōjaja
abjaKar baj abja wōtThat's just the way I am. I'm funny that way.abja
EjāEjā wa eo.The sail of the canoe is falling (toward the outrigger).
 Ejā mejaI have a cataract on my eye.
jejaKōn an jeja ek eṃṃan ḷeo ear kaalle kijen lio pāleen.Because there wasn't any good fish around he had to catch wrasse to feed his wife.alle
 Enañin jeja aṃ itok?Why did you seldom visit us?jeja
 Ekkein jeja (ejja) ḷeeṇHe used to talk in his sleep.jeja
 Ekkein jeja (ejja).He used to walk in his sleep.kōkein
 Ilo raan kein i Ṃajel ekanooj in jeja ellolo aer kōjerbal aje.Today in the Marshalls one rarely sees aje being used. S11jeja
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EjejaEjeja aṃ allolo.You rarely go around.allolo
 Ejeja būraaj iṂaajeḷ.Brass is hard to come by in the Marshalls.būraaj
 Ejeja an wōt.It seldom rains.jeja
 Ejeja kain wōjke rot in.This kind of tree is scarce.jeja
 Ri-jeṃaan ejeja aer nañinmej.People in olden times didn't get sick easily.jeṃaan
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ejejāRaan kein ejejā eṇ eṃṃan an inwijet.Few people nowadays can do a good lashing job.inwijet
mejaEbokbok meja.My eyes have sand in them.bokbok
 Ejiṃalejlej meja kōn an to riit.My head is giddy from my reading so long.jiṃalejlej
 Ke erro ej kōnono, eitok wōt in kilōk tok meja, meñe iṃōk in kate bwe en jab.As the two of them were talking, my eyes kept closing, because I was so tired of trying to keep them open. P255kakkōt
 Eokkorōtrōt buḷōn meja.My eyes smart.korōt
 Epelọk meja.There's something in my eye.pelọk
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mejāJeañ rakij juon mejā.Let's clear a channel.mejā
rejaLetok juon reja bwe in jeore bōraṃ.Hand me a razor so that I can trim your hair.jeor
 Enemwak neen bwe ear reja.Her legs are smooth because she shaved them.nemwak
IjāIjā, emake baj ṃōṃan (eṃṃan) an lur.Goodness, it's so nice and calm.ijā
lijāEppānpān wōt lijā eṇShe's quite an attractive girl.pepānpān
pijaImaroñ ke aluje bokun pija ṇe aṃ?May I take a look at your album?bokun pija
 Eṃṃan ke bwebwenato eo ilo pija eo boñ?Did the movie last night have a good story?bwebwenato
 Raar jipeḷḷọk doon nabōjān ṃōn pija eoThey shoved one another about outside the theater.jipeḷḷọk
 Imejki kōn pija eoThe movie has made me sleepy.mejki
 Kwōn ṇooj pija ṇeHide that picture.ṇōṇooj
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ripijaEj juon ripija eṃṃanHe's a good artist.ri-pija
opijaEinōknōke ubōn opija eoThe officer was much decorated.inōknōk
ejjaLedik eo jatū ekkā an ejja im etetal.My younger sister often walks and talks in her sleep.jeja
 Ej kallōñlōñ an nuknuk ke ejja dik oṇān.He's buying up on clothes while the sale is on.lōñ
 Jen etal kiiō ke ejja meḷaLet's go now while it has stopped raining.meḷa
 Ke erro kar juur tarkijet ebaj waḷọk tok jilu armej jān ejja mejate eo wōt erro kar diwōj tok jāne.As soon as the two of them stepped onto the beach three more people appeared on the path where Father and the Boatswain had come out. P1259jān
 Ekkein jeja (ejja) ḷeeṇHe used to talk in his sleep.jeja
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JejjaJejja kōttar an juae in im jerak.Let's wait for the current to weaken before we set sail.juae
 Jejja bar kōraeleplep ḷọk innem jenaaj eṃṃakūt.We're just waiting until after noon again, and then we'll get moving. We're just finishing lunch again and then we'll get moving.raelep
ijjaBaj lewaj jebwe e bwe ijja kakkijeYou take the wheel so I can take a rest.jebwe
pijjaBọọḷ eo eanōr(e) pijja eoThe ball grazed the pitcher.anōr
 Iboor im ijjab kōṇaan pijja.I throw wildly and I don't want to be a pitcher.boor
 Tōteiñ (Etteiñ) tok ṃōk liṃō dān ilo pijja ṇeWould you give me a drink of water from the pitcher?pijja
 Wōn naaj pijja ñan kōj?Who'll be our pitcher?pijja
 Ibwilōñ an bōbooror (ebbooror) pijja eoI'm surprised at how often the pitcher threw wildly.boor
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WōjjāWa eo ear itaakḷọk Wōjjā inneThe boat arrived at Wotje yesterday.itaak
 Ekajju wa eo ñan Wōjjā.The boat goes directly to Wotje.kajju
 Wa eo ear jerak ñan Wōjjā inne eo ḷọk juon.The boat sailed away to Wotje the day before yesterday.inne eo ḷọk juon
 Eḷap an lōñ eañ ilo aelōñin Wōjjā.There are lots of eañ shells at Wotje Atoll.eañ
 Eḷap an ekmouji likin Wōjjā.There are lots of ekmouj on the ocean side of Wotje.ekmouj
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ri-WōjjāEttaidikdik ri-Wōjjā.People from Wotje are always doing folk-dances.taidik
KwōjjaKwōjja wia kijerro bwe ijiban.You buy our food cause I'm a little short of money.jiban
tokja-Ḷap tokja-.Valuable.tokja-
 Dik tokja-.Cheap, of little value.tokja-
koṃjaKoṃwin kintak bwe enaaj itok koṃja eo ilju.Clean up because the Distad is coming tomorrow.kintak
 Kōmiro naaj lo ilo opiij eṇ an Koṃja eṇ.”You can find me in the District Administrator’s office.” P283koṃja
 Kwōmaroñ loe ilo opiij eṇ an Koṃja eṇ bwe ekar etal ñan e.”You can find him at the District Administrator’s office, because that’s where he went.” P311koṃja
 Elōñjak jar ko im pukōt ḷọk koṃja eoThe group got up and went looking for the commissioner. lōñaj
ikōjaKwōn deñtak waj ikōja ak ña iretam.You strike needlefish on the leeside while I do so on the outrigger side.deñtak
koṃōjaRej etal in wōnṃae koṃōja eṇ ilo jikin kajokjok eṇ.They are going to meet the administrator at the airport.jok
rooṃojaṂweiuk in Oñkoñ rooṃoja.Hong Kong products are of poor quality.oṃoja
ErrojaJowi eo an jinō Erroja, im kōn menin jowi eo ej bar Erroja.My mother's clan is Erroja, for this reason my clan is also an Erroja.Erroja
 Jowi eo an jinō Erroja, im kōn menin jowi eo ej bar Erroja.My mother's clan is Erroja, for this reason my clan is also an Erroja.Erroja
jitojaIar jitoja in jota.I went for an evening drive.jitoja
wōjaEnnọ kōṃattin jijidiiñ e wōja.My broiler cooks very well.jijidiiñ
 Aenōṃṃan tata mour ilo Wōja.Residing in Wōja is the most peaceful.aenōṃṃan
EpjāArmej rein ioon Epjā rej jerbal ilo Kuwajleen, jikin kōkeḷọk mijeḷ an rūttariṇae in Amedka.These people on Ebeye work at Kwajalein Island, site of missle launching of the American military. S1kālọk
 Epjā, ilo aelōñ in Kuwajleen, ej jikin eo kein karuo an kien ilo aelōñ in ṂajeḷEbeye, in Kwajalein Atoll, is in 1965 the secondary seat of government in the Marshalls. S1kein karuo
Eṃṃan ñe jebar ektaki tok aḷaḷṃokta jān an wōt bwe ej kab naaj apañḷọk wōt.I think we should reload the lumber before it starts raining even if it will be more difficult then. P728apañ
 Būki waj atabuñim kōmatti.Take these fruit and cook them.atabuñ
 Iāliklik kōn ṃōñākōnke jejjab naajdik er.I am ashamed that we're not sharing this food with them.āliklik
 Kwōn bwini ek kā.Count these fish.bōnbōn
 Bōjen in ek kotok.Here come several schools of fish.bwijin
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akāIban ellolo jikka kiiō bwe eḷap an akā ñan kombani.I can't get any cigarettes because the companies can't get any.akā
 Eḷap an akā ñan delọñ.It's too inaccessible to try and enter.akā
EakāEakā aṃ etetal.You walk stiff-leggedly.akā
ri-akāJijej ear kōmour ri-akā eo im kabwilōñ Pārōji ro.Jesus healed the palsy and amazed the Pharisees.akā
kākāBao ko kākā. Ierrārā.Those are the chickens. There they are.errārā
 Bao ko kākā. Ierkākā.Those are the chickens. There they are.errārā
eddekākāEjjeḷọk wōt dedekākā (eddekākā) in ḷadik eṇ.That boy is really covered with yaws.dekā
dedekākāEjjeḷọk wōt dedekākā (eddekākā) in ḷadik eṇ.That boy is really covered with yaws.dekā
JekakaJekaka in bōb rot ṇeWhat type of pandanus did you make the jekaka from?jekaka
 Ñe ej emmed, kwōj uṃwini im ewaḷọk liped ak jekaka.When it is ripe, you bake it and it becomes liped (baked breadfruit) or jekaka (breadfruit chips). S12memed
jijikkakaEbwiin jijikkaka (ijjikkaka) lowaan ruuṃ in.The odor of cigarettes is all over this room.jikka
ijjikkakaEbwiin jijikkaka (ijjikkaka) lowaan ruuṃ in.The odor of cigarettes is all over this room.jikka
IaajeḷkākāIaajeḷkākā kōn kar emmej im eọñōd aolepān boñ.My body is still all over from staying up all night fishing.ajeḷkā
EkaajeḷkākāEkaajeḷkākā an kwaḷọk.His sermon is boring.ajeḷkā
ijōkākāBao ko kein ij roñjaki ainikier ijōkākā.I've heard the sound of the chickens somewhere around here.ijekākā
ErkākāErkākā, jāān ko ij pukoti.Here they are, my coins I've been looking for.erkākā
IerkākāBao ko kākā. Ierkākā.Those are the chickens. There they are.errārā
JedkāJedkā im lali erki wōt ni in entak kein.Choose trees that are good for picking green coconuts and note their location. jedkā
AmedkaBata in Amedka men raṇe.Those are American priests.bata
 Inej eo an Amedka ear bōbaar (ebbaar) waThe American fleet set up a blockade.bōbaar
 Inej eo an Amedka ear barōk wa ko waan ri-Rojia jān aer itok ñan Kiuba.The American fleet blockaded Russian ships from coming to Cuba.bōbaar
 Ekkar ñan bujen eo kōtaan Amedka im Maikronejia,....According to the agreement between the United States and Micronesia,....bujen
 Eṃṃan ke tūrep eo aṃ ñan Amedka? ...Bwe bōta iar etal.Did you have a good trip to America? .. (You're) assuming I went.bwe bōta
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AṃedkāAolep taktō rej jerbal ñan kien, ej jab āinwōt Aṃedkā.All doctors are employees of the government, unlike in the USA. S7taktō
Ri-AmedkaNorth Vietnam Ri-Amedka raar bọkutañe!The Americans bombed North Vietnam.bọkutañ
 Ri-Amedka rōkijoñ ito-itak.Americans are great travelers.ito-itak
 Ri-Amedka raar jodiki Kuwajleen im pād ie ṃae rainin.The Americans invaded Kwajalein and have stayed on it ever since.jodik
 Eṃṃūrarrar kooḷan bōran ri-Amedka.Lots of Americans have blond hair.ṃūrar
 Etar jān joñan an ri-Amedka ro kōṃṃan aeñwāñwā.The Americans made noise beyond endurance.Amedka
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rūAmedkaKōn an kar rūAmedka ro ilo waan kōrajraj ko jino bōktok nañinmej in ñan riṂajeḷ, raar ṇa etan mādke.Because of the fact that venereal disease was first introduced to the Marshallese people by the American whaleship crewmen, they called it mādke ("America").mādke
AmerdkaJibuun jelba in Amerdka.A US silver spoon.jibuun
iAbūdkaEaadikọọtotḷọk meḷaaj eo ilo bukwōn eo iAbūdka.The field in Africa had more index fingers scattered around.addi-kọọtot
ekāKōto in ekā iōñThe wind is shifting to the north.
 Ej ja ajjewewe bajjek wōt ijo ak ekā tak juon jekad im jok ioon aeran anbwijmaroñ.While he was whistling a black noddy flew over and landed on the Captain’s right shoulder. P1035ajwewe
 Ke ekar tōpar kūrọọjti eo, ebuñjenōṃ ḷak bwijbwij, ekā lōñ ḷọk im jok ioon im jijet.When he reached the cross-stick at the top of the mast, he suddenly started kicking, then he jumped up to the top and landed on it and sat down. P1192bwijbwij
 Ke ekar tōpar kūrọọjti eo, ebuñjenōṃ ḷak bwijbwij, ekā lōñ ḷọk im jok ioon im jijet.When he reached the cross-stick at the top of the mast he suddenly started kicking then he jumped up to the top and landed on it and sat down. P1192kūrọọjti
 Ke kōmmān kar tōpar likin tōkā eo tak ḷọk, ekā tak juon ajbōkruo im pen.When we reached the ocean side of the reef stretching eastward, a tuna so big it would require two men to carry it leapt at the lure and was firmly hooked. P1302ajbōkruo
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dekaKwōn ruktok buōrro deka killep bwe kōjro en kadeḷọk ri-nana eṇ.Gather up some good-sized stones for us to throw at that culprit.ruk-bo
dekāWāween aer kōṃṃani, rej kibwiji ñan ñe epo dān innām jimeeṇe tōrerein ak apare tōrerein kōn kaajliiñ ak dekā bwe en jab rōṃ tōrerein im kōṃṃan an ettoon.The way they make them, they dig down until it is near water, then cement the sides but put a rim around it with an oil drum or stones so that the sides don’t crumble and make it dirty. S22apar
 Bōk ṇe buoṃ dekā.Take that stone for a missile.bo
 Men ko rej kōjerbali ñan bubu remaroñ kimej, juubub, maañ, ekkwaḷ, dekā, im bōlōk.The things used for divination could be coconut fronds, shoots, pandanus leaves, sennit, stones, and leaves. S21bubu
 Kwōn ejaaki dekā kaṇe ṇai ijeṇe.Pile up those stones there by you.ejaak
 Kwōn kaemjake wa ṇe kōn juon dekā kileplepUse a big rock to anchor the boat.emjak
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AmedekaRūttariṇae ro an Amedeka raar kōmeḷan jidik innem bar jino ṃurṃur ñan maatin ri-Viet Cong ro.The American troops waited a bit before they resumed the assault and wiped out all the Viet Cong.meḷan
diekaRūkọọt eo ear tarlepe ejoujikin waini eo im etal kake kōn dieka eoThe thief scooped up the entire pile of copra on the rear cart and took off with it.tarlep
ijekāḶaddik ro ijekā.The boys are here somewhere.ijekā
 Ij roñ ke bao ko ijekā.I heard that the chickens are here somewhere.ijekā
 Ij roñ ijekā ke kwōj ḷōmṇak in jerak ḷọkin wiik in ñan Likiep.I hear around here that you are thinking of sailing to Likiep next week. P76ijekā
pekaEwi peka eo bwe jen kilọki bōb ?Go find the pandanus scraper so that we can extract the juice from these pandanus.peka
AbdikaEttaikōkō buḷōn mar in Abdika.There are tigers all over the African jungles.taikō
 Kileptata aḷkitain Abdika.The biggest alligators are found in Africa.aḷkita
aṃonikaRi-aṃonika eo eḷak kōjañ aṃonika eo nejin, kōmwōj eppaḷ.When the harmonica player played his harmonica we were all flabbergasted.aṃonika
 Ekōppaḷpaḷ an ri-kōjañjañ eo aṃonika.The musician's ability with the harmonica was spectacular.aṃonika
 Aṃonika ṃōk bwe in lale kwojeḷā ke.Play a number on the harmonica so I can see if you're good.aṃonika
Ri-aṃonikaRi-aṃonika eo eḷak kōjañ aṃonika eo nejin, kōmwōj eppaḷ.When the harmonica player played his harmonica we were all flabbergasted.aṃonika
kōjkaNaaj kōjka wōjHow can I come?kōjka-
ekkāAjokḷāin juon āne ekkā wōt an ejjeḷọk armej ej jokwe ie.There is usually no one living on either end of an island.ajokḷā
 Ekkā an kōrā dāde bar ñe rej ire.Women usually pull hair when they fight.dāde
 Ledik eo jatū ekkā an ejja im etetal.My younger sister often walks and talks in her sleep.jeja
 Ekkā wōt am teej in Bōḷaide.We often have tests on Friday. We normally have tests on Fridays.kōkā
 Ekkā wōt an ṃōñā raij.He usually eats rice.kōkā
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jikkaBaj letok ṃōk juon jikka?Say, how about giving me a cigarette?baj
 Ri-baṃ jikka eo ṇeHe is the cigarette bummer.baṃ
 Eḷak epaak an maat jikka, ebūḷake oṇāān.When the cigarettes were nearly sold out, he raised the price.būḷak
 Letok ḷalem jāān em kabweḷọk oṇāān juon jikka.Lend me a nickel so I'll have enough money for some cigarettes.bwe
 Jablọk in jikka.Cigarette butt.jablọk
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kajikkaRej kajikka.They are looking for cigarettes.jikka
rōkkaWōjḷā ṇe kōṃṃan jān rōkka.That sail is made of parachute material.rakka
 Enaaj rōkka laḷtakHe'll make a parachute jump.rakka
Ri-rōkkaRi-rōkka ro rōkaaḷḷañe jarlepju eo.The parachutists flabbergasted the crowd of spectators.aḷḷañ
ajeḷkāÑe baj ña eo, ekwe ilukkuun kar ajeḷkā.And me, I was starting to feel very weak. P1030ajeḷkā
ri-ajeḷkāUno eo ekōmōur ri-ajeḷkā eoThe medicine healed the person who felt weak from hunger.ajeḷkā
OḷkaEkōjaij Oḷka.Olga is a doll.jaij
WūlkaÑa ij jokwe Wūlka.I live on Uliga.jokwe
 Ewūjabōj Wūlka.Uliga is narrow.wūjabōj
peeñkaRej peeñka.They are playing banker.peeñka
JenkāIjọ kōn tutu ilo naṃ eṇ ikōtaan Jenkā im Ḷōtoonke tōre ko kōmjel jinō im jema kar jokwe im kowainini ilo Jālukra.I used to swim in the salt-water pool that lies between Jenkā and Ḷōtoonke when I went with my parents to make copra at Jālukra wāto (on Emejwa Islet on Likiep).naṃ
ṂōñkaṂōñka men eṇ.He's a joker.ṃōñka
bōkāEṃṃan bōkā in ñan aubō.The tide is just right for spear fishing on the reef.aubō
 Eṃṃan ke bōkā in ñan eọñōd?Is the tide good for fishing?bōkā
 In baj lale ṃōk bōkā ṇe kaptōṃ?May I please see your oil (or perfume) containerbōkā
 Ejen bōkā inThe tide is going out.jen
 Ledik eo ej ukōt bōkā ñan aḷap ro raar lale jān ke ear dik.She's looking after the old folks to repay them for looking after her when she was quite young.ukōt bōkā
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DōkāDōkā eo ear lel bōran kake ear kōjebwālele.The stone that hit him on the head made him stagger.jebwāālel
lōkāLikao eṇ etijeṃḷọk ilo lōkā.He's a surfing expert.tijeṃḷọk
 Ekar wanlōñ ḷọk men eo im ḷak bōlen jibukwi jiṃa ne utiej, erọọl im lōkā laḷ tak.The flare went up approximately 100 feet in the air before it turned and made a dive back down. P943lōkā
rilōkāRaar tọre rilōkā roThe surfers got washed out.tọr
kōllōkāRuo eo ke raan in ammān kōllōkā ippān ṇo im kōto ṃōṃanṃōn eo.We must have been surfing downwind across the waves with favorable winds at our back for two days. P913kōllōkā
ṃōkāṂōta iaan ṃōkā?Which one of these houses?ṃōt
wūnokaNaaj ta wūnoka ke ijorrāān.What's the remedy for relieving me of this heartache.wūno
animrokaElo animroka im ko.He caught sight of me and took off.animroka-
tōkāEike ioon tōkā eṇ ñe ej pāāt.That strip of reef has quite a few fish on it when the tide is low.tōkā
 Ke kōmmān kar tōpar likin tōkā eo tak ḷọk, ekā tak juon ajbōkruo im pen.When we reached the ocean side of the reef stretching eastward, a tuna so big it would require two men to carry it leapt at the lure and was firmly hooked. P1302ajbōkruo
ErkāErkā jaki ko kineō .These are the mats that belong to me.erkā
 Erkā ilowiI found them.erkā
kōtkaEdidbōlbōl an e kōtka dedek (eddek).My breadfruit plant is growing well.didbōlbōl
 Pinana eo kōtka ear kalle ḷọk nan ke emaat an maroñ.My banana plant bore fruit until it couldn't anymore.le
 Iar wiaik juon kōtka abōḷ pinana.I bought myself an apple banana plant.abōḷ
 Kwōmaroñ ke bōktok juon kōtka AnidepCould you get me an Anidep cultigen cutting that I could plant?Anidep
 Juon eṇ kōtka pinana jeina.I have a banana plant variety.Jeina
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ṃootkaRaar raabe āne tak ṃootka eoThe automobile was brought ashore on a raft.raab
Ke ejwa eo ikālọk im jirok ippān Jema.When the boat rolled again, I flew over and hung onto Father. P690kālọk
 Ke ejwa eo ikālọk im jirok ippān Jema.When the boat rolled again, I flew over and hung onto Father. P690jirok
 Ejej wōt kar ṃōṃanin anim etal.There was nothing better than the feel of the roll and advance of the boat. P853ṃōṃan
 Ñe ikar ruṃwij jidik inaaj kar lukkuun ñarij lowa, kōnke ej ṃōj wōt lutōk ḷọk ak ebar tar tok juon ṇo im kōjbouki wa eo im ewātin lā.If I had waited any longer I would have fallen down hard; just as I emptied the bucket a wave smacked the boat so hard that it almost capsized. P650kōjbouk
ḷāṂōkein kōṃṃan jān aj im ilowaer ejjab jimeeṇ ak ḷā.These buildings are made from thatch and their interiors have gravel, not cement as floors. S24aj
 Ṃōkein kōṃṃan jān aj im ilowaer ejjab jimeeṇ ak ḷā.These buildings are made from thatch and their interiors have gravel, not cement as floors. S24jimeeṇ
 Ṃōkein kōṃṃan jān aj im ilowaer ejjab jimeeṇ ak ḷā.These buildings are made from thatch and their interiors have gravel, not cement as floors. S24ḷā
 Bao eṇ ej ebaje ḷā kaṇ.That chicken is scattering that gravel.ebeb
lalaEwi jenḷap in lala eoWhere is the mother hen?jenḷap
EddilalaEddilala ṇeThe board has lots of nails in it.dila
kakkilalaKōjro etal in kaakajintok ad kakkilala.Let's go bring some akajin fish to put in the basket of food tribute.akajin
jejokḷāḷāAllōñ in eḷap an jejokḷāḷā (ejjokḷāḷā).This month the wind often comes from the north.jokḷā
ejjokḷāḷāAllōñ in eḷap an jejokḷāḷā (ejjokḷāḷā).This month the wind often comes from the north.jokḷā
EkkōḷāḷāEkkōḷāḷā nōbōjān ṃwiinThere are lots of fruit stems all around (on the ground) outside this house.kōḷā
EaunwōḷāḷāEaunwōḷāḷā arin ān eṇ.There food scattered on the beach of that island.aunwōḷā
jejepḷāḷāLiṃakaak ko rej jejepḷāḷā (ejjepḷāḷā) imejatotoThe kites are gliding in the air.jepeḷā
ejjepḷāḷāLiṃakaak ko rej jejepḷāḷā (ejjepḷāḷā) imejatotoThe kites are gliding in the air.jepeḷā
talaPāāñ eo ear kajjilibuwiḷọk aer tala.The bank gave each of them three hundred dollars.jilubukwi
 Kar rubukwi lemñoul wōt tala eo im iar bar likit lemñoul im kajilibukwiki.There were only two hundred fifty dollars and I put in fifty to make it three hundred.jilubukwi
 Ewōr jilibukwi tala.I have three hundred dollars.jilubukwi
taḷaIar likūt juon kuṇaō taḷa.I contributed a dollar as my share.lilik
 Kwōmaroñ ke kaṃuriik e juon taḷa?Can you loan him a dollar?ṃuri
 Imaroñ ke ṃuriik juon taḷa ippaṃCan I borrow a dollar from you?ṃuri
 Oṇāān jata eo an ṃweeṇ ij jokwe ie ej jibukwi ruwalitoññoul taḷa.The rental for my apartment is one hundred eighty dollars a month.oṇāān jata
 Ij kōjaake jilubukwi taḷa allōñ in.I'm aiming to earn $300 this month.jaak
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likōblaEjejjet utōn likōbla inThis likōbla is well prepared.likōbla
ElāElā baḷuun eo ke ej jeer.The plane banked when it turned.
 Elā wa eo.The boat capsized.
jeeḷaIar jeeḷa ḷọk ñan Jepaan.I was a sailor on trips to Japan.jeeḷa
 Jeeḷa in waan tariṇae eṇ.Those are the sailors from that warship.jeeḷa
ejeeḷaJemān ḷadik eṇ ejeeḷa.The father of that boy is a sailor.jeeḷa
jelāḶōṃarein aolep ri-Likiep im rej mājur ḷọk wōt ilo men in jejerakrōk, joñan aerjel jelā.All of these men were from Likiep, and they were so good at sailing that they could do it in their sleep. P31aer
JeḷaJeḷa ro rej kañkañe tiṃa eo.The sailors are chipping off rust from the ship.kañkañ
 Aolep jeḷa raṇe aṃ mejjani wōt.Your crew members are a sorry bunch.mejjani
 Ñe ej or waan Nepi, ettileñeñ jeḷa.When there's a Navy ship in port, sailors are all over the place.tileñeñ
jeḷāAerṃwein jowi in ad ej ñan indeo kōn aer jeḷā aerṃweiki doon.The relationship within our clan will last forever because it's alive and well.aerṃwe
 Enaaj jeḷā bwe e ri-kaaerṃwe.She'll know, being someone who influences others to live as relatives toward one another.aerṃwe
 Juon e kain annor kwoban jeḷā.This is a special kind of knot you'll never learn.annor
 Kwōj aikuj jeḷā bajete oṇāāṃ bwe kwōn jab būbūrookok (ibbūrookok).You have to know how to spend your money so you aren't constantly broke.bajet
 Ibarāinwōt jeḷā ke kwokōṇaan itok.I also know that you want to come.barāinwōt
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ejeḷaRijebwebwe eo ejeḷa tata jebwebwe eṇ.He is the one who is expert in steering.jebwebwe
EjeḷāEjeḷā anijnijHe knows how to make magic.anijnij
 Iñak ñāāt wōt eo ekar lo animrokaṃro ilowaan iaḷ eo, kab etke ejeḷā ke kōṃro ej jibadek ḷọk ṃweoI don’t know when he saw a glimpse of us on the road, and why he knew we were trying to reach the house. P227animroka-
 Ekar jeḷati baib ko wōt me ejeḷā ke rōboṇ kōn peinael.He only took off the ones he knew were clogged with paint oil. P714boṇ
 Ejeḷā bọbo (bọọḷ).He's a good (baseball) catcherbọbo
 Ejeḷā bōttaHe's a good hitter.bōtta
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jejeḷāJān wōt an ekkonono ak jejeḷā ej juon ri-jājjāj.From the way he talks, we know that he’s a show off.jājjāj
 Jejeḷā ḷọk kōn meto kein ad jān er bwe jaar dik im rūttoḷọk ie ippān ro jiṃṃaad.We know more about our ocean than them because we grew up learning about it from our grandparents.” P402rūttoḷọk
 Jejeḷā ke jejeblaak.”I’m sure we’ll be able to go.” P327jeḷā
 Bwe ta jejeḷā ñāāt eo enaaj kar waḷọk āne,” Bojin eo ejiroñ ḷọkHow were we supposed to know when we would see land?” the Boatswain yelled over to him. P1233ta
 Bwe ta jejeḷā ñāāt eo enaaj kar waḷọk āne,” Bojin eo ejiroñ ḷọkHow were we supposed to know when we would see land?” the Boatswain yelled over to him. P1233naaj
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rejeḷāKōnke kajin Ṃajeḷ ear jab pād ilo peba ṃae iien eo ear itok ri-pālle, ej jab kanooj lōñ armej rej mour wōt kiiō rejeḷā inọñ ko an ri-Ṃajeḷ.Because the Marshallese language wasn’t put into writing until Westerners came, not many people living today know the legends of the Marshallese people. S13inọñ
 Team ko rejeḷā tata raṇ rej kajiāik er.The best teams are arranged to compete each other.jiāe
 Ḷaddik eṇ ej juon iaan ri-ju ro rejeḷā juThat boy is one of those who is very good at walking on his hands.ju
 Rejeḷā ke ri-kaaddeboulul armej kōrā eṇ.They are aware of the fact that that woman causes people to get giddy.addeboulul
 Rejeḷā jibwi ritto raṇ.The old couple know how to take care of their grandchildren.jibwi
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IjeḷāIjeḷā ke ibbate.I know I was too late for it.bōbat
 Kiiō ijeḷā ke kwōj būḷabe .Now I know that you're bluffing.būḷab
 Ijeḷā jājjāj ioon dān.I know how to water-ski.jājjāj
 Kiiō ijeḷā etke eaajliptaak kōkan in.Now I know why this food is not good.ajliptaak
 Aet, ijeḷā ke kwōj bọọj im kwomaroñ kōtōprak aikuj e .Yes, I know that you are my boss and you can handle my request.aaet
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NitijeḷāEṃōj an Nitijeḷā koweppān aḷbapeetin kajin Ṃajeḷ eo ekāāl bwe en jerbal.The Nitijeḷā has approved the standardized Marshallese alphabet.aḷbapeet
 Boot eo inne ilo Nitijeḷā ekar ḷe juon aet ak jipikōr eo ekar kajeboiki ilo an kar boot jaab.In yesterday's vote in the Nitijelā there was one more vote in favor, but the speaker tied it by voting no.jebo
 Jen ba bwe ālkin wōt an Nitijeḷā koweppān bajet jenaaj jino maroñ kōḷḷā.Let's just say that after the Nitijeḷā passes the budget we can get our pay.jen ba
EjjeḷāEjjeḷā toon bōbtowa.Anchor until everything is clear to me. (words from chant)ejjeḷā
kōjjeḷāRaar tilmaake kōjjeḷā eo ilo retio.The message was spread abroad on the radio.tilmaak
 Eajeededḷọk kōjjeḷā kiiō ke ewōr retio ej jerbal.Announcements are more widespread now with the broadcast station functioning.ajeeded
 Kōjjeḷā ḷọk ñan Hawaii.Send a message to Hawaii.jeḷā
 Eṃōj kōjjeḷā ilo mejatoto ke ewōr juon taibuun ej itok.There is an announcement on the radio that a typhoon is coming.jeḷā
 Eor ke kōjjeḷā kōn jiraik eo ke ejjibboñ?Was there any news bulletin about the strike this morning?kōjjeḷā
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ekōjjeḷāKiin ejino jen wa eo jān tōrerein wab eo im Kapen eo ekōjjeḷā laḷ ḷọk bwe en pāāk injin eo.At that moment the boat started moving away from the side of the pier and the Captain called down that the engine should be put in reverse. P481kōjjeḷā
ri-kōjjeḷāWōn ṇe ej ri-kōjjeḷā?Who is making the announcement?jeḷā
kwōkōjjeḷāKab pād wōt turin im waje bwe ñe enana taṃṃwin, kwōkōjjeḷā lōñ tak.”You stay here and watch him and let us know if his mood changes for the worse.” P1068kōjjeḷā
kōjeḷāIar bọuri kōjeḷā eo ilo retio.I received my message by radio.bọur
rōjeḷāLedik in Ṃajeḷ rōjeḷā kōjjobabaMarshallese girls can really play marbles.kōjjobaba
 Ri-Kilbōt rōjeḷā kajikiaGilbertese swing their hips well.kajikia
 Aolep kapenin aelōñ kein rōjeḷā bwe allōñ in wa otemjej rej ār bwe ren kōttar im lale ebuñlọk ke Likabwiro.”All island captains know that this month all boats should be beached so they can wait to see when Likabwiro appears.” P251ār
KwojeḷāKwojeḷā ke aik booj?Do you know how to tow boats?aik
 Kwojeḷā ke aṃbwidilā?Do you know how to use the umbrella?aṃbwidilā
 Aṃonika ṃōk bwe in lale kwojeḷā kePlay a number on the harmonica so I can see if you're good.aṃonika
 Kwojeḷā ke ḷōt raṇ rej kōjāibotok mọọr?Do you know who the men are who are looking for jaibo for bait?jāibo
kwōjelāÑe kwōjelā del kwōn del tok kijed.If you know how to prepare and cook pandanus pudding in hot rocks, then make some for us.del
KwōjeḷāKwōjeḷā ke bōk aḷ?Do you know how to use the sextant?bōk aḷ
 Kwōjeḷā ke bōnbōn?Do you know arithmetic?bōnbōn
 Kwōjeḷā ke iiōk pilawā?Do you know how to mix dough?iiōk
 Kwōjeḷā ke ju?Can you walk on your hands?ju
 Kilen jājeik ṃōk e bwe in lale kwōjeḷā keFence with him so I can see whether you're good or not.kilen jāje
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meḷaJen etal kiiō ke ejja meḷa.Let's go now while it has stopped raining.meḷa
eoweḷāJenaaj le eoweḷā ilo kakkuṇaṇa in laḷ.We'll contribute next time according to household.eoonḷā
dilaEwi bọọkin dila eoWhere is the box of nails?bọọk
 Ebwe ke dila kaṇe aṃ?Do you have enough nails?dila
 Kwōn kūḷiniji dila kaṇeClinch the nails.kūḷinij
 Elōlō neen ilo dila eoHe stepped on a nail.lōlō
 Ṃakneete dila kaṇPick up those nails with the magnet.ṃakneet
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aṃbwidilāEar aṃbwidilāḷọk kōn aṃbwidilā eo ñan ṃweo iṃōn bwe en jab kanooj ṇokTo get to her house without getting very wet she used my umbrellaaṃbwidilā
 Imaroñ ke ja kōjerbal aṃbwidilā e aṃ?Could I use you umbrella for a moment?aṃbwidilā
 Kwojeḷā ke aṃbwidilā?Do you know how to use the umbrella?aṃbwidilā
Ri-aṃbwidilāRi-aṃbwidilā ro raar iiookḷọk baḷuun eo.The umbrellaed passengers made a beeline to the airplane.aṃbwidilā
TōḷeiḷaTōḷeiḷa ear kōrā rot eṇ ekanooj in kijoñ.Tōḷeiḷa was a woman with very loose morals.kijoñ
jilaEṃōj kōḷaak jila eo an booj eo.The boat's tiller has been installed.jila
 Ej kōnono wōt ak ejoto ḷọk jila eo bwe en bwābwe wa eo ñan to eo; wa eo ekar kaiok ḷọk wōt lukoḷpān to eo im etal.As he spoke he threw the tiller, steering the boat right toward the middle of the pass. P503bwābwe
 Kapen eo ejo rōkeañ ḷọk jila eo im wa eo, ke ekar baj kipeddikdik niñeañ ḷọk, ejaaḷ im kabbwe bōran im jitōñ kapilōñ.The Captain cast the tiller to the south and the boat, which was advancing slowly but steadily to the north, turned downwind P908jaaḷ
 Jema ewelọk ilo jila eo ak Bojin eḷọrronpā lōñ ḷọk idāpin kaju eo lōñ ḷọkFather took over the tiller, and the Boatswain, using a climbing method in which only the feet and hands touch the tree, climbed up the base of the mast. P1191ḷọrronpā
 Iḷak baj rōre lik lọk Kapen eo ettōḷọk poub in kōnono ippān jet armej ijo ḷọkwan, turin jila eoI looked to the back of the boat and saw the Captain back there busily talking to some people next to the tiller. P459ḷokwa-
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lejḷāKe kōṃro ej jikrōk ḷọk ilo etōñaakin ṃweo, Jema eṃōkaj im iọkiọkwe ḷọk irooj eo ej jijet ippān lejḷā eoWhen we approached the veranda of the house, Father quickly greeted the chief who was sitting with his wife. P228lejḷā
wōjḷāKwōn atrouk wōjḷā ṇe bwe en jab ute.Cover that sail so that it doesn't get rained on.atro
 Ededeḷọk an jeḷọk wōjḷā eoThe sail has already been pushed and secured.jeḷọk
 Enañin kōbobo ke wōjḷā eṇHasn't the sail been fastened yet?kōbobo
 Kwōn kōbobooj wōjḷā eṇFasten that sail.kōbobo
 Lokore wōjḷā ṇeWrap that sail.lokor
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lewōjḷāKwōj lewōjḷā ḷọk ñan ia?Where are you sailing?lewōjḷā
 Ekar barāinwōt kōḷaak juon injin ṇa ilowaan kein an tōtōr eḷaññe edik ak ejjeḷọk kōto ñan lewōjḷā.He also assembled an engine inside so that it could motor if there was little or no wind for the sail. P8lewōjḷā
 Ej jab daan ṃōkaj ilo lewōjḷā ak ebwe an wōnṃaan.It was not so very fast when it was sailing, but it went well enough. P11daan
wūjḷāEj ṃōj im pojak wōt men otemjej ak Kapen eo etal lik tak im jibwe jebwe eo im kōttar an Bojin eo im Jema kōmaatiḷọk jikka ko kijeerro ṃōṃkaj jān aerro jerake wūjḷā eoWhen everything was ready to go the Captain went to the back and took the wheel and waited for the Boatswain and Father to finish their cigarettes so they could raise the sail. P837maat
 Innem ke ej ṃōj jerake wūjḷā eo im ej jejopālpāl, epoub in ubaatake jebwe eo bwe bōran wa eo en jaaḷ niñeañ ḷọkOnce the sail was up and flapping in the wind, the Captain was busy steering the wheel in order to point the boat northward. P850ubatak
 Kapen eṇ ej ba dedeḷọkin adeañ ṃabuñ, jejerake wūjḷā ñe im jibadek jidik,” ejiroñ tok eō.”The Captain says we should finish our breakfast, raise the sail, and be on our way,” he called over to me. P826jerak
 Im jidik wōt an wa eo jino jaaḷ im ḷak anlọk, eletlet wūjḷā eo im wa eo ejino ajādik.The boat slowly turned to the north and when it was finally on course the sail filled with wind and we started to advance slowly. P851anlọk
 Wa eo ewōnāne ḷọk i lowaan todik eo i turōkin ān eo im ḷak ṃwelọk i ar, Jema im ḷōṃaro rōpone wūjḷā eo im joḷọk añkō eo.The boat went toward the island through the small channel to the south and when it entered the lagoon, Father and the other two men the sail and threw out the anchor. P1250wāānāne
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lewūjlāIkar kate bajjek innem eurur ak ejepāpe jikin kōmat eo kōn an wa eo lewūjlā.I kept trying to light it but the sail was up which made the cooking area list over to one side. P884urur
lewūjḷāKōl eo de eo kōmmān maroñ kar kōṃṃane, eḷaññe eṃṃan kōto, lewūjḷā kōnke alikkar ke eban ṃōṃan injin eo ammān.The only way we would make it was for the wind to die down enough for us to raise the sail; clearly the engine was not going to work. P787kōl
 Eapdikḷọk kōto in im wōt kein ak ej jañin lukkuun ṃōṃan ñan lewūjḷā,” Kapen eo ej kab bar oḷañi ke ej jiljino awa jọteen eo.The wind and rain have died down but not enough to put up the sail,” the Captain uttered at about 6 o’clock in the evening. P788waḷañi
 Ej kab kar jino meraḷọk ālikin jiljino awa ijoke ekar jañin ṃōṃan ñan lewūjḷā.The storm started to subside after about 6 o’clock but not enough for us to be able to put up the sail. P786mera
 Ekar barāinwōt kōḷaak juon injin ṇa ilowaan kein an tōtōr eḷaññe edik ak ejjeḷọk kōto ñan lewūjḷā.He also assembled an engine inside so that it could motor if there was little or no wind for the sail. P8kōḷaak
 Lukkuun juon eṇ mejatoto ekōbbōkakkak ñe jej uwe ioon wa lewūjḷā.It is such a thrill to ride on a boat with a sail. P856kōbbōkakkak
jelewūjḷāIm ñe eḷọk mowi ṇe im eṃṃan kōto, jelewūjḷā.And when the storm calms down a bit and the wind is right, we can raise the sail. P737ḷọk
 Ejab jeṃḷọk an Jema kōnono bwe Kapen eo ekkōnono, Jenaaj leinjin tak ḷọk im ñe eṃṃan kōto, jelewūjḷā,” Kapen eo eba.Father was still in the middle of talking when the Captain interrupted him, We will use the engine first and then when the wind picks up we will use the sail,” the Captain said. P423le
 Im ñe eḷọk mowi ṇe im eṃṃan kōto, jelewūjḷā.And when the storm calms down a bit and the wind is right, we can raise the sail. P737mowi
jokḷāRi-amān jokḷā in men eṇ.He's the type who cashes in on any opportunity that comes by. or He's an opportunist.amān
 Ruo de raan in an jokḷā.The wind has been coming from the north for two days.jokḷā
ajokḷāIar lo an kadkad ajokḷā iōñI saw him throw-netting at the northern end of the island.ajokḷā
EjokḷāEjokḷā.The wind is coming from the northjokḷā
 Kōto eo ejokḷā im eṃṃakroro im wa eo ekar jab diak ak kankan wōt im etal.The wind was coming from the north favorably filling the sail, and the boat wasn’t tacking and was going ahead at full sail. P1183jokḷā
ElḷaElḷa in booj eo kōṃṃan jān lukweej.The ribs of the boat are made of calophyllum inophyllum.eḷḷa
eḷḷaKe baj lowaan wa eo eo kōmmān kar kabijje ie, men eo jemaroñ roñ de eo ijo ej aininkien ammān kañuri petkōj ko, koba ippān ainikien an jejelōblōb dān eo i kōtaan eḷḷa koThe only thing we could hear inside the boat was the sound of us eating our biscuits and of the water splashing around between the ribs of the boats. P813eḷḷa
EḷḷāEḷḷā piiḷ eo.The bill has been passed.ḷōḷā
ajeḷḷāĀlikin an atomiik baaṃ eo debokḷok ilo ṃaḷoin Pikinni, eḷak ajeḷḷā ḷọk ek iparijet.After the atom bomb was detonated in the Bikini lagoon, there followed a deluge of dead fish washed up on the shores of the islands.ajeḷḷā
ri-kaajeḷḷāKōnke rej ri-abba, meḷeḷein bwe rej bareinwōt ri-kaajeḷḷā ekBecause they fish with dynamite it means that they'll also kill the fish indiscriminately.ajeḷḷā
EajeḷḷāEajeḷḷā ḷọk āneo kōn ri-mej ṃōjin an eerbooj in Amedka boktañe.The corpses were scattered all over the place after the U.S. Air Force bombed it.ajeḷḷā
kōḷḷāIj jilkinḷọk eok bwe kwōn ṃupi bōtaab kwōnaaj make kōḷḷā oṇeaṃI'm sending you to the movies, but you'll have to pay your own way.bōtaab
 Ejeptōṃba kiiō ak kwojjañin kōḷḷā ṃuri eo aṃ.It's September now but you haven't paid your debt yet.Jeptōṃba
 Eṃōj ke aṃ kōḷḷā?Have you been paid? Did you get paid?kōḷḷā
 Iar itōn kōḷḷā likjab.I came to pay my debts.kōḷḷā likjab
 Inaaj kōḷḷā oṇāān aṃ jouj.I'll recompense your kindness.kōḷḷā oṇea-
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eoonḷāEwor ruo eoonḷā ilo wāto eṇ .There are two households on my tract of land.eoonḷā
bōḷaTa ṇe kwōj bōḷa?What are your saying?bōḷa
koḷaEor liṃō (limō) koḷa.I have some coke.lime-
 Eor ke liṃōṃ koḷa?Have you got some coke?lime-
kōḷāKwōn joḷọk jān kōḷā in kaṇe.Throw the stems of those breadfruit away.kōḷā
tolaLiṃaraṇ rej tola bwiroThe women are kneading preserved breadfruit.tola
EwōlaEwōla injin in wa eo waō.My car's engine has broken down.wōla
BwijwoḷāBwijwoḷā men eṇ.He's a doddering old man.bwijwoḷā
bwijwōḷāIlo an armej bwijwōḷā ḷọk ej diñōjḷọk ānbwinnier. Ilo an armej bwijwōḷā ḷọk ej diñōjḷọk ānbwinnierAs people grow old their bodies begin to shrivel.diñōjḷọk
 Ilo an armej bwijwōḷā ḷọk ej diñōjḷọk ānbwinnier. Ilo an armej bwijwōḷā ḷọk ej diñōjḷọk ānbwinnierAs people grow old their bodies begin to shrivel.diñōjḷọk
IbwijwoḷāIbwijwoḷā ḷọkI'm getting old.bwijwoḷā
akwōlāEinwōt ebaj akwōlā ḷọk jān ṃoktaIt seems the akwōlā fish are more teeming than previously.akwōlā
 Ewōr ke kwoṇaṃ akwōlā?Did you catch any akwōlāakwōlā
kaakwōlāKwaar kaakwōlā ke jota?Did you fish for akwōlā last night?akwōlā
ri-kaakwōlāEnañin jepḷaaktok ke ri-kaakwōlā roHave those who went fishing for akwōlā returnedakwōlā
rōwōlaEjej tokjān ad bōbōk tok ak kōṃṃan im wia waad waan pālle bwe eḷaññe rōwōla, ejej kein jerbalier ak kōbwebweier.There’s really no point in buying Western boats because the materials we need to fix them aren’t even available here. P859jerbal
 Ejej tokjān ad bōbōk tok ak kōṃṃan im wia waad waan pālle bwe eḷaññe rōwōla, ejej kein jerbalier ak kōbwebweier.There’s really no point in buying Western boats because the materials we need to fix them aren’t even available here. P859kōbwebwei-
EjepḷāEjepḷā bao eo laḷtak.The bird is gliding downward.jepeḷā
uḷaEar kōṇak juon uḷa rōōj Būḷāide eo.He wore a loud aloha shirt on Friday.rōōj
 Jiroñin Awai bwe eṃṃan an uḷa.That girl must be from Hawaii because she can hula.jiroñ
MaMa, etke jej jab baj ellolo bao ak jokwā?” ekkajitōk Bojin eo.So then, why don’t we see any birds or driftwood?” the Boatswain asked. P926kajjitōk
Eamejḷọkkein jān ko inne.These breadfruit are less well-cooked than the ones yesterday.amej
 Rej bōk waj bao im piik imim aolep kain ṃōñā, kab amiṃōṇo.They bring chickens, pork, breadfruit, and all kinds of food and handicraft. S4amiṃōṇo
 Rej jab nenọ (ennọ)kaṇe kōnke reālkūṃur.Those breadfruit are not good because they're from an old tree.ālkūṃur
 Badik jān raanṇe bwe enaaj itaak bōraṃ ie.Duck under the branch of that breadfruit tree or your head will bump it.badik
 Ebbōlōklōk iuṃwineṇ.There are lots of leaves under that breadfruit tree.bōlōk
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ṂaṂa e enaaj lur bwe ejetḷādik.Know ye by this lightning that there will be calm weather.jetḷādik
 Ij roñ an ṃa.I hear its cry.ṃa
 Ṃa e, emour būrūṃrūṃ,” juon iaan rieọñōd ro eba innem aolep im tōtōñin kajjirere.Hey guys, Vroom Vroom is alive,” one of the fishermen said, and everyone laughed mockingly. P317mour
ṃāEj kalle ilo enañin aolep aelōñ bōtab ewōr juon iien, kōtaan eṇ ilo Mae im Wọkwōj, etan rak,” im ṃā ej lukkuun ḷap an kalle im kouwa.It grows on almost every island, although there is a season, between May and August, called summer, when breadfruit bear most fruit. S28le
aṃaEmaroñ bōd kilen aṃ aṃaiktok tiin ṇe; en kab baj ke kwōj jañin kar aṃa juon alen.You might not hammer the tin properly; especially since you've never once used a hammer before.aṃa
ObamaKe ear kōnono ñan armej ro, Būreejtōn Obama ear ba, "Koṃwin aolep tok bwe kannin laḷ jok!"In his speech to the people, President Obama said, "You all come; the food is sufficient for everyone." kannin laḷ jok
iaṃaEṃōj aer bar iaṃaiki kōn bar juon iaṃa.They have striped with another stripe.ieṃa
ri-aṃaJerbal eo aṃ ri-aṃa; ebar ejjeḷọk men eṇ kwōn kōṃṃane.Your job is to be hammerer; you shouldn't do anything else.aṃa
ṃaṃaKōm ḷak tōprakḷọk, kōm iioon aer ṃaṃa.As we arrived at the place, we were in time to witness the celebration of the breadfruit season.ṃaṃa
 Kwōn ba ḷọk ñan ṃaṃa ke ij jab etal.Tell mother that I'm not going.ba
EieṃaṃaEieṃaṃa pein ḷeeṇHis arm is covered with stripes.ieṃa
EmmāmāEmmāmā nuknuk e .My clothes have scraps of breadfruit on them.
 Emmāmā ḷam jako lowaan ṃwiinThe inside of this house is really covered with breadfruit scraps.
jejeṃṃaṃaKobwiin jejeṃṃaṃa (ejjeṃṃaṃa).You smell of sardines.jeṃṃa
ejjeṃṃaṃaKobwiin jejeṃṃaṃa (ejjeṃṃaṃa).You smell of sardines.jeṃṃa
 Ejjeṃṃaṃa nuknuk ṇe aṃ.You have sardines all over your dress.jeṃṃa
deṃaIutūk jiiñlij eo im iri ḷọk menokadu eo i deṃa im turin meja.I took off my shirt and wiped the sweat from my forehead and my face. P991daṃ
ieṃaJilu an ḷeeṇ ieṃa.He's got three stripes.ieṃa
[Jema]Tarrin jiljinoññoul ṃaiḷ,” [Jema] ebaAbout 60 miles,” Father said. P1207jiljinoñoul
JemaJema ekar kate wōt ak elukkuun alikkar an dedodo im addiṃakoko.Father was doing his best to persevere but it was obvious that he was growing hopeless and uneasy. P1027addiṃakoko
 Erro ej kōnono wōt ak iḷak bōk bōra im rōre āne ḷọk ilo animrokan Jema iturun ṃweo iānein wab eo.Those two were still talking and as I raised my head and looked toward the island I caught a glimpse of Father on the shore side of the wharf. P84āne
 Jema ebar lale jidik innem etal.Father looked over at him for a bit and then headed up. P1069bar
 Jema ekwaḷọk juon mājet jān bōjọọn jedọujij eo an im tile ḷaaṃ eo.Father took a match out of his pants pocket and lit the lamp. P140bōjọ
 Ke ikar roñ naan kein an Kapen eo, iḷōmṇak im bwilōñ bajjek ippa taunin an Jema maroñ kile ṇoin likin Pikeej jān ṃōṃakūtkūtin wa eo ak Kapen eo eba ej aikuj kar lo kōn mejān.When I heard the Captain say this, I thought about it and was amazed that Father was able to recognize the waves on the ocean side of Pikeej from the movement of the boat while the Captain says he needs to actually see them. P799bwilōñ
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jemāKwōjeḷā jemā.You know how to respect your father.jemā
 Wāto eo jikin jemā inThis is tract owned by my father.jiki-
tiiṃaEaar ruṃḷọk juon tiiṃa in Jepaan eo ilo aba eṇ Likiep.A Japanese ship sank in the harbor at Likiep.aba
jiṃaInaaj kālọk joñoul jiṃa raan in allōñ in.I will leave on the plane shortly after the tenth of this month.jiṃa
 Ewōr joñan in joñoul jiṃa taḷa wōṇāān juuj e .There is a little more than ten dollars for my shoes.jiṃa
 Ak eor jibuki jiṃa ṃaiḷ kōtaan Pikeej im Kapinwōd.And it’s more than a hundred miles from Pikeej to Kapinwōd. P795jibukwi
 Bojin eo edikḷọk wōt jidik jān Jema eo me eor jilñuul jiṃa an iiō.The Boatswain was a little younger than Father, who was thirty-some years old. P38dik
 Ekar wanlōñ ḷọk men eo im ḷak bōlen jibukwi jiṃa ne utiej, erọọl im lōkā laḷ tak.The flare went up approximately 100 feet in the air before it turned and made a dive back down. P943lōkā
IoliṃaIoliṃa.see what you gals have done.io-
timaEkar unoke im kōkāāle ijoko ekar wōr kurar bajjek ie ke ri-pālle ro rōkōn leāne lemeto jeḷaan tima ko waer eake.He painted it and fixed the places where there were scratches from when they used to use the boat to set sailors ashore. P13leāne-lemeto
tiṃaEṃōj aer baaṃe tiṃa eoThey bombed the ship.baaṃ
 Men eo ejjeḷọk de eo waan ektaki ḷọk men kein ñan Likiep, ijellọkin wōt tiṃa in raun eo, ak kōnke kōmmān aikuj naaj kar kōttar tok bar jilu allōñ.The only thing they lacked was a vehicle to haul these things to Likiep, except for the fieldtrip ship, but we would have had to wait for that for three months. P19de
 Ewōr jilu an tiṃa eṇ injinea. Aolep ri-injinea rein jilu raar diojḷọk jān jikuuḷ injinea.The ships has three engineers. All three of them have graduated from mechanical engineering school.injinia
 Tiṃa eo ear jilele an jerak.The ship blew its horn to signal its departure.jilel
 Ejjo ḷọk wōt tiṃa eṇ jān ṃoktaThe ship is rustier than before.kajjo
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EḷmaEḷma ḷọk ñan ān ṇe iōñ ke kiin eibwij mejje ṇeHow am I to get to the next island north of here since it's high tide?eḷmān
jeṃṃaIj jab lo ta ṇe ennọ ilo raij kab pilawā im jeṃṃa.”I don’t see what’s so delicious about rice or bread with canned mackerel.” P334jeṃṃa
kōjeṃṃaKōjro tōn kōjeṃṃa tokLet's go get some canned sardines.jeṃṃa
jiṃṃaEḷap an ekkañ jaḷtok eṇ an jiṃṃa.My grandfather's adze is very sharp.jaḷtok
kōṃaEwi libobo eo an kōṃa ṇeWhat happened to that cauldron's lid?libobo
LōṃaLōṃa e, to eo ṇe i ṃaan,” Kapen eo eba.Guys, there’s the pass up ahead,” the Captain said. P501ḷōṃa
ḶōṃaḶōṃa e eiie rak tok bwe edik lọk kōto in.Men, summertime is near as the wind is fairer.iien rak
 Lieṇ ḷōṃa ri-kattoojojGentlemen, she's a flirt.kattoojoj
 Baj adenpein arin ānin ḷōṃa.The lagoon side of this island is teeming with adenpe sharks.adenpe
 Ta ḷōṃa ta eṇ ekaalijerḷọk.I wonder what's he so sprightly about.alijerḷọk
 Ḷōṃa raṇ rej jemānjiik doon.The two men are related by their having married two sisters.jemānji-
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tōṃaKobōk kajoorin tōṃa in meja.You've taken the light right out of my eyes. (You dazzle me).tōṃa
 Ej likūt ledik eṇ jibwin tōṃa in mejān.Her granddaughter is the apple of her eye.tōṃa
ametōṃaLetok ṃōk kijō ametōṃa.Could you give me some candy?ametōṃa
kurṃaKwōn kọọọjọje kurṃa ṇeHitch the horse to the cart.ọọjọj
naJej kōjeek mokwaṇ eṇ, im ñe eṃōrā, limi na ilowaan maañ.We put it under the sun, and when it is dry, wrap it in pandanus leaves. S12mokwaṇ
ñaEḷap aṃ amṇakḷọk jān ña.You're luckier than I am in terms of owning much more land.amṇak
 Kwōn jab arū bwe ña rinana.Don't follow my example for I'm a bad model.ari-
 Ña ij kaat.I'm looking for a hat.at
 Kwōmaroñ atōrejetok ñan ña.You can address it to me.atōrej
 Kwōn jerbal em ḷak ṃōk, baj ña.Work and when you're tired, I'll work.baj
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ṇaAeṃōḷoḷoū ṇa ijin ekōṃṃan abwin etal.The coolness I get at this spot makes me want to stay.aeṃōḷoḷo
 Eaetoiki ṇa iturin ṃweoHe got bewitched near the house.aeto
 Ej ṃōjin ak ibar tōbtōb ṃaan ḷọk im ḷak ijo ippān injin eo, ijibwe tok bakōj eo im jino ānene ḷọk dān eo ṇa ie.When I was done, I pulled myself to where the engine was, picked up the bucket, and started to bail out the rest of the water. P605ānen
 Kwōn etal in ṇa balliṃ.Go put on your clothes.balle
 Ikar būki ḷọk im doori ṇa i turierjel.I took biscuits and put them in front of the men. P963dedoor
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jibanaJibwe tok ṃōk ṃañke jibana ṇe i lowaan tuuḷbọọk ṇe, Nejū.”Son, bring me the monkey wrench inside my toolbox.” P622ṃañke jibana
nanaAṃ jerbal nana enaaj kāeñtaan aṃ bōklōkōt.Your evil deeds shall torment your conscience.bōklōkōt
 Ebwiin nana.It smells bad.bwiin
 Anij enaaj iden-onieik eok kōn nana kaṇe aṃ.God will punish your evil deeds.iden-oṇe
 Ejjaromrom kōn an nana lañThere is frequent lightning because of the bad weather.jarom
 Ejemḷam ḷap aṃ nana.You're awful.jemḷam
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EnanaEnana ankōmājurI don't like being taken by surprise.ankōṃad
 Ḷeen enana būruonHe has an ugly disposition.bōro
 Enana ad mour ñe jej būḷañi katak ko ad.We don't feel well whenever we flunk any of our courses.būḷañ
 Enana wōt bwilmeleeñ.How I hate this heartburn.bwilmeleeñ
 Enana ñan eọñōd kiiō bwe ejatloñ.It's not good to go fishing at this time because the tide is not favorable.jatloñ
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renanaKiiō aolep al jān aolep aelōñ rej jañ ilo mejatoto im armej remaroñ in kālet ko rōkōṇaan, ko rōṃṃan, ak ko renana.Now all songs from all islands are heard on the air, and people can choose those they like—those that are good and those that are not. S26mejatoto
 Naaj ṇawōṇāān jerbal ko ad ekkar ñan ñe rōṃṃan ak renana.Our actions will be rewarded in as much as they are good or bad.ṇawōṇāān
pinanaEj aḷkoot kōn bwilkōn pinana.He's using a banana leaf as raincoat.aḷkoot
 Pinana eo kōtka ear kalle ḷọk nan ke emaat an maroñ.My banana plant bore fruit until it couldn't anymore.le
 Iar wiaik juon kōtka abōḷ pinana.I bought myself an apple banana plant.abōḷ
 Juon eṇ kōtka pinana jeinaI have a banana plant variety.Jeina
 Juon eṇ kōtka pinana jilibukwiThat's a Jilubukwi banana plant.jilubukwi
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rinanaEj allimōmōḷọk ñan rinana roHe peeked for the bad guys.allimōmō
 Kwōn jab arū bwe ña rinana.Don't follow my example for I'm a bad model.ari-
 Raar jilkinḷọk ña bwe in iaroñroñe ḷọk ṃōṃkūtkūt (eṃṃakūtkūt) ko an rinana roThey sent me to spy on and report the enemy movements.iaroñroñ
 Ḷōmān rinana.He's got the characteristics of a delinquent.ḷōma-
 Rōnotoñe rinana eoThe bad guy got clobbered.notoñ
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ri-nanaAloklokūṃ enaaj kōṃṃan ad po ippān ri-nana raṇYour appearance will give us away and get us captured by the enemy.aloklok
 Āiṃ wōt ri-nana raṇYou're no different from a bad person.āi-
 Āteo ri-nana.Now that's a rascal for you. (What he's done is his expected behavior.)āteo
 Etao kar lukkuun ri-nana im maroñ ko an rōkanooj in kabwilōñlōñ.Etao was a real rascal and his powers were amazing. S13nana
 Jab aililōk ri-nana bwe kwōnaaj jorrāān.Don't go around with bad company for you'll get into trouble.aililōk
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KōnanaKōnana men ṇeShe's ugly.kōnana
EkkonanaEkkonana ḷeeṇThat man always sneaks away.kona
EḷḷaṇtōnanaEḷḷaṇtōnana wāto jab in.This particular spread is grown over with lantana.ḷaṇtōna
kuṇaṇaKwōj kuṇaṇa kōn ta?What (thing) are you contributing?kuṇaṇa
 Kwōj kuṇaṇa kōn ta?What are you contributing?kōn
kakkuṇaṇaJenaaj le eoweḷā ilo kakkuṇaṇa in laḷ.We'll contribute next time according to household.eoonḷā
kọkkuṇaṇaRaar kọkkuṇaṇa.They collected the contributions. They contributed.kuṇaṇa
AḷaṃowanaEwōtlọk oṇāān meiuk ilo Aḷaṃowana.There's a sale at Ala Moana.wōtlọk kōn oṇāān ṃweiuk
KabnaKabna eo ad ṇeThat's our governor.kabna
keenaEj ba enaaj mej ami ilo keena.He claims that your souls will die in hell.ami
ikenaKwōnāj bwil ikena kōn aṃ kōtrai.You'll burn in hell for being profane.kōtrāe
penāEwōtlọk tibat eo im penā.The tea kettle fell and got dented.penā
ri-JainaEmmaḷkoko kooḷan bōran ri-Jaina.Lots of Chinese have straight hair.maḷko
ṃainaEj alin ṃaina.He's singing a romantic song.alin ṃaina
 Eṃṃan alin ṃaina ippān ri-kadek.Drunks love to sing love songs also.alin ṃaina
 Ewōr ke teepin alin ṃaina iṃwiinDo you sell love song cassette tapes here?alin ṃaina
 Ri-kaki eo ear ubaakeḷọk ri-alin ṃaina roThe parson shooed away those who were singing love songsalin ṃaina
JeinaEṃṃan aji in Jeina.Chinese chopsticks are good.aji
 Akajein ia ṇe? Akajein Jeina.Where is that expert from? A Chinese expert.akaje
 Juon eṇ kōtka pinana jeina.I have a banana plant variety.Jeina
 Etūkanne ḷọk tūrakin Pālle jān tūrakin Jeina.U.S.-made trucks can carry more cargo than the Chinese-made ones.tūkanne
 Elōñ apkaaj in Nippoñ, Jāmne, Jeina, Bodeke, im bar elōñ laḷ.Many are part Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese, and also from other countries of origin. S3apkaaj
ri-JeinaElōñ wōt im lōñ ri-Jeina ilo aelōñ kein.There are lots and lots of Chinese in the Marshalls.Jeina
 Ewōr ke eṇ ejeḷā kōn menmenbwijin ri-Jeina raṇe iānin?Does anyone know about the genealogy of the Chinese on this island?menmenbwij
kari-JeinaRej kari-Jeina.They are looking for Chinese people.Jeina
ChinaBakōj in Japan eṃṃan jān bakōj in China.Japanese buckets are better than Chinese buckets.bakōj
 Baar in China eṇ edik jān baarin America eṇ.The Chinese saloon is smaller than the American saloon.baar
jiñaKwōjeḷā ke jiña?Can you draw? jiña
 Kwōj jiña ḷọk ñan ñāāt ke eboñ ḷọkWhen are you going to stop painting, as the night is getting on?jiña
 Kwaar bōk ke kilaajin jiña eṇ ilo CMI?Did you sign up for the art class at CMI?jiña
 Kōjro jiña ḷọk ñan jabōn āninLet's draw pictures until we come to the end of the island.jiña
Ri-jiñaRi-jiña eo ear jiñaiki pijain wa eo eṃōj an bōk kakkije.The artist who drew the picture of the boat is no longer living. jiña
 Kajjitōk ippān ri-jiña eṇ bwe en jiñaiktok juon pijaiṃ bwe in bōke ippa.Ask the artist to paint me a picture of you that I can take with me. jiña
InñāInñā, inaaj iwōj.Yes, I will come.iññā
IññāIññā akō wōn enaaj kōnono ñan kōj?Yes, but who'll speak out for us?akō
 Iññā,” Jema eba, Ikar lo wōt an Bojin karpeni potak jiddik ko ie raan eo ḷọk. Ak …”Yes,” Father said. I saw the Boatswain patching up some little tears the other day. But …” P422karpen
 Iññā. …” Bojin eo ekar bar tōn kajjioñ likūt kuṇaan ippān Kapen eo ak eloe bwe ejej tokjān.Yeah…” the Boatswain was going to try to give the Captain his opinion on the matter but he saw there was no point. P902kuṇaan
 Iññā,” euwaak.Yeah,” he answered. P125iññā
 Iññā,” euwaak Bojin eo.Yes,” the Boatswain replied. P409tāāñ
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LōññaLōñña tok ṃōkPlease tell me a riddle.lōñña
RilōññaRilōñña eHe's a riddle teller.lōñña
kobōnaKwōn jab al bwe kobōna.Don't sing because you're flat.bōna
JoñaJoña wōt kwe.I am the same size as you. We are the same size.joña
ejonaWōn in ejona?Who is bringing us bad luck?jona
 Ḷeo ejona tata ṇeHe's the one who brings us the most bad luck.jona
RijonaRijona eo ṇeHe's the one who always brings bad luck.jona
konaEpād ilo kona eṇIt's in the corner over there.kona
 Rej kona jān aer jerbal.They are goofing off from their work.kona
 Erro ar kona.They had a tryst.kona
 Ej riab nañinmej bwe en kona.He's malingering.kona
koṇaEpeljo ek ko koṇa ippān ko koṇan.My catch got mixed in with his.peljo
 Juon eo koṇa ajorṃaanI hooked an exceptionally big fish.ajorṃaan
 Juon eo koṇa ekpā kileplep.I caught a big ekpāekpā
 Ear ṃōñā ek eo koṇa.He ate of my fish.ṃōñā
 Ear kañ ek eo koṇa.He ate my fish.ṃōñā
mōñāKōjota eo ear jab jejjet an jinoe bwe eḷap an raelepe aer kōmatti mōñā koSupper was late because they hadn't started cooking until noon. Supper wasn’t served on time because they had started cooking late.raelep
 Ededeḷọk karreoiki jikin mōñā eo kab kōnnọ ko.I finished cleaning up the place where they had eaten and washing the dishes, P313kōnnọ
ṃōñāKwōaikuj ṃōñā.You need food.aikuj
 Ijaje ṃōñā kōn aji.I don't know how to use chopsticks.aji
 Aḷḷañ im ṃōñā ḷọñStare and eat flies (a proverb).aḷḷañ
 Kwōn jab aḷḷañ bwe kwōnaaj ṃōñā ḷọñDon't stare with your mouth open or you will eat flies.aḷḷañ
 Rej bōk waj bao im piik im im aolep kain ṃōñā, kab amiṃōṇo.They bring chickens, pork, breadfruit, and all kinds of food and handicraft. S4amiṃōṇo
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ṃọñāRi-ajej ro rej ajeje wōt ṃọñā eoThose who are distributing the food are still doing it.ajej
EjaṃōñāEjaṃōñā kōn an liṃ.The fish aren't biting because the water is murkyjaṃōñā
kōṃōñāErro ṃoot in kōṃōñā tok kijedeañ.They've both gone to fetch us some food.ṃōñā
KwoṃōñāKwoṃōñā itujablik kaṇ; kwōdodoor timmej. Ḷak ban kūr eo in!Jabōn kōnnaan (proverb): You eat to your fill on the ocean side (in secret); your eyeballs are about to pop out. When you're in need you beg for help!" In other words, no man is an island. We should always all look out for one another.timmej
rūṃōñāKwōn buwaeḷọk ñan rūṃōñā raṇServe the diners.buwae
rōñaKwōn ṃōk erre rōña waj ḷe Kapen,” ḷōḷḷap eo elaṃōj tok jān ioon wab eo.Captain, look over there to the south,” the Old Man yelled from the pier. P485rōña
Ri-aṃwineo ṇeHe's charged with washing people's hands after eating.aṃwin
 Tarrin juon ne jimettan jukwea dettan bọọk eo kaṃbōj eo ejie.The box the compass was in was about one and a half square feet in size. P511jukweea
jipapaḶadik eṇ ej juon eṇ ri-jippapa bwe aolep iien ej jipapa ippān jemān.That boy is one who is always playing jipapa with his father.jippapa
ekkopāpāAolep iien ej kōkopāpā (ekkopāpā).He always wears a coat.kopā
EkkōpapaEkkōpapa ḷeeṇThat man is always falling in love with relatives.kōpa
kōkopāpāAolep iien ej kōkopāpā (ekkopāpā).He always wears a coat.kopā
ejippapaḶadik eo ejippapa ippān jemān.The boy is playing jippapa with his father.jippapa
ri-jippapaḶadik eṇ ej juon eṇ ri-jippapa bwe aolep iien ej jipapa ippān jemān.That boy is one who is always playing jipapa with his father.jippapa
adpāEñeo ear adpā towaj ijeṇeṇe waj.I saw him stagger in that direction toward the west.adpā
kwōadpāEtke kwōadpā?Why do you strut?adpā
EjepaEjepa ḷadik eṇ.That boy is ugly.jepa
Ri-jepaRi-jepa in ia raṇ ke ij lo er?Where are those homely people I saw from?jepa
kaadipāErraṇ rej kaadipā imejān ātātThey're fishing for adipā not far from shore.adipā
pipaNōōj ro raar arkooḷe niñniñ eo bwe en dik ḷọk an pipa.The nurses rubbed alcohol on the baby to reduce its fever.arkooḷ
ekpāKwōn ekpā ḷọk bwe jen ilān eọñōd.Put on old clothes because we're going fishing.ekpā
 Juon eo koṇa ekpā kileplepI caught a big ekpāekpā
 Ekpā ko kaṇe.Those are my working clothes.ekpā
bokpāÑa ij bokpā bwe ipiọ.I am folding my arms because I'm chilly.bokpā
Ri-bokpāRi-bokpā eo eṇ.That's the man who always has his arms folded.bokpā
ṃaanpāAn jejjo wōt ṃaanpā.The arts of self-defense are known by but a few.ṃaanpā
Ri-ṃaanpāKōmij make wōt Ri-ṃaanpā rainin ilo aelōñ kein,” Saimon Latdik eba.We’re the remaining members of the clan in the islands with the traditional martial arts skills,” said Saimon Latrik.ṃaanpā
Ri-jalenpāRi-jalenpā eo eṇ.That man always lifts things using only one hand.jalenpā
eḷọrronpāJema ewelọk ilo jila eo ak Bojin eḷọrronpā lōñ ḷọk idāpin kaju eo lōñ ḷọkFather took over the tiller, and the Boatswain, using a climbing method in which only the feet and hands touch the tree, climbed up the base of the mast. P1191ḷọrronpā
kopāIjaje wōn eo ekōrabōle kopā eo .I don't know who took off with my coat.kōrabōl
ippaEar baijini ñan lio ippa.He tried to turn my wife against me (by telling her bad things about me).baijin
 Eṃṃan wōt būtoñtoñ ippa bwe emeoeo.I like to sleep on a mattress because it's smooth.būtoñtoñ
 Eṃṃan tutu kōn bwijinbwije ippa.I like using a coir fibre when bathing.bwijinbwije
 Ke ikar roñ naan kein an Kapen eo, iḷōmṇak im bwilōñ bajjek ippa taunin an Jema maroñ kile ṇoin likin Pikeej jān ṃōṃakūtkūtin wa eo ak Kapen eo eba ej aikuj kar lo kōn mejān.When I heard the Captain say this, I thought about it and was amazed that Father was able to recognize the waves on the ocean side of Pikeej from the movement of the boat while the Captain says he needs to actually see them. P799bwilōñ
 Men in eddo ippa.I take this as a personal insult.eddo ippa-
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raEpen an rōḷọk to eṇ bwe ejāliñiñ ilo ra eṇ.That rope won't slip because it's wrapped around the branch.jāliñiñ
 Jab kepaak jabōn ra ṇe bwe enaaj kwōjjeḷọk.Don't go near the end of the branch or it will give way.kwōj
 Jabōn eo ear jāliñiñ ilo ra eo.The serpent coiled around the branch.jāliñiñ
Kōpooj rimej ṇe bwe ri-āmej rotok.Get the deceased ready because the mourners are coming.āmej
 Bwijin in armej ro wōjtok.Here come several groups of people.bwijin
 Kwōn dilaikṇeNail that board.dila
 EddilalaṇeThe board has lots of nails in it.dila
 Kōpooj kijeek ko bwe ri-ekkoonak rotok.Get the cooking fires ready because those who went to fish for rainbow runners are on their way back.ekkoonak
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KūḷaraKōjro etal ñan ṃōn ṃōñā eṇ an Kūḷara.Let's go to Clara's restaurant.ṃōn ṃōñā
liṃarārāWeeak, liṃarārā.Gracious, girls.liṃarārā
ḷōṃarārāKoṃwin kaiur ḷọk ḷōṃarārā.Step on it, you guys.ḷōṃarārā
EjjeraraEjjerara likin āniinThere are lots of squirelfish on the ocean side of this island.jera
jaliraraEotlọk jān eo im jalirara.He flopped down from the breadfruit tree.jālirara
jāliraraItipiji im jālirara kōn an iiṃ an itok.I tripped him and sent him flying because of his tremendous speed.jālirara
ekkōrārāEjjeḷọk wōt kōkōrārā (ekkōrārā) in āninThis island is full of women.kōrā
kōkōrārāEjjeḷọk wōt kōkōrārā (ekkōrārā) in āninThis island is full of women.kōrā
rōraraEḷap an rōrara (errara) eṇ.That breadfruit tree has a lot of branches.ra
erraraEḷap an rōrara (errara) eṇ.That breadfruit tree has a lot of branches.ra
IerrārāBao ko kākā. Ierrārā.Those are the chickens. There they are.errārā
EbbūraraEbbūrara aolepān ānbwinnūṃYou've swollen all over your body.būbūra
EowuraraEowurara libōn irooj eo.The dead chief had a lot of dead companions in his grave.ura
aeraLikūti ioon aera tuanmiiñPut it on my left shoulder.aerā
jeraAlboketok ṃōk juon wūtin ledik eṇ jera.Please put together a flower bud wreath for my girlfriend.albok
 Iar atōreje lōta eo ñan ledik eo jera.I addressed the letter to my girl.atōrej
 Kōjro etal ñan kọpe jọọb eṇ an Jera.Let's go to Jera's restaurant.kọpe jọọb
 Iar iioon jera inneI ran into my friend yesterday.iioon
 Ioḷe jera e, letok peiūṃ bwe koṃwij tan etal kiiō,” eba im jaake tok pein.Well my friend, let me shake your hand because it looks like you are leaving now,” he said as he reached out his hand. P472
jerāRaar jerā jān ke rar dik.They've been friends since they were young.jerā
 Ekōjak ippa bwe kōṃro kar jerā ālikin aṃro kar ire im ekar puwaḷ jān ñaIt was funny because we became friends after getting into a fight—he was so scared of me. P470puwaḷ
 Ke ij rōre lọk im lale turin mejān, ibar ememej tok iien eo jinoin aṃro kar jerā.I looked at my friend’s face and thought back to when we first became friends. P469jerā
 Bōtaab jerā eo aṃro ekar juon jerā eo elukkuun pen im ṃoolBut after that we developed a very strong and true friendship. P471jerā
 Bōtaab jerā eo aṃro ekar juon jerā eo elukkuun pen im ṃoolBut after that we developed a very strong and true friendship. P471jerā
jeṃjerāAerār in jeṃjerā ilo ṃoolTouching shoulders in true friendship.aerār
 Erro ej jeṃjerā.They are friends.jeṃjerā
Ri-jeṃjerāRi-jeṃjerā ro remoot in kakkije.The two friends went on a vacation.jeṃjerā
kōjeraRemoot in kōjera.They went to fish for squirrelfish.jera
meraEnaan mera likao eṇ.He's a soft-spoken man.naan mera
 Joñan an mera iep eo, lio ear albakbōke.The basket was light enough for her to carry under her arm.albakbōk
merāKoṃwij etal ke in jabuki baruun merā eṇ ej lọklọk ioon pedped?Are you going to use the jabuk method and catch the school of parrotfish feeding on the reef?jabuk
 Jero etal in kōttọọri merā ko bwe bōkāiier kiiō.Let's go chase the parrotfish into the weir because this is the right tide for them.kōttọọr
 Kajiṃwe kiju ṇe bwe enaaj merā wa ṇeStraighten the mast or the canoe will capsize.merā
ImeraImera ḷọk jān ṃoktaI am lighter than before.mera
jiokraRaar ilọk in kajiokratok ilo ṃōn wia kake jiokra eṇ.They went to buy jiokra from the store where they sell it.jiookra
EjiokraEjiokra mejānwōd ko.The clams have been made into jiokrajiookra
JālukraIjọ kōn tutu ilo naṃ eṇ ikōtaan Jenkā im Ḷōtoonke tōre ko kōmjel jinō im jema kar jokwe im kowainini ilo Jālukra.I used to swim in the salt-water pool that lies between Jenkā and Ḷōtoonke when I went with my parents to make copra at Jālukra wāto (on Emejwa Islet on Likiep).naṃ
enrāRaar kōjerbal wōt enrā ilo keemem eo.They just used coconut-frond trays at the birthday celebration.enrā
 Enrā in ia ṇe aṃ?Where did you get your enrā from?enrā
bōraKwōn ṃōk aiji bōra bwe en jab bōbōj (ebbōj).Would you press some ice cubes to my head to prevent swelling?aij
 Erro ej kōnono wōt ak iḷak bōk bōra im rōre āne ḷọk ilo animrokan Jema iturun ṃweo iānein wab eo.Those two were still talking and as I raised my head and looked toward the island I caught a glimpse of Father on the shore side of the wharf. P84āne
 Emetak bōra.I have a headache.bar
 Emetak buḷōn bōra.My head hurts from deep inside.buḷōn
 Kōjro jānij at bwe edik at e jān bōra.Let's trade hats because this one is too small for me.jānij
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kōrāRūkkaaerer in kōrā.An overly possessive woman.aer
 Ajriin uwaakin kōrā eṇ enaaj kōjerataiki.Her relying so much on child help will be her downfall.ajriin uwaak
 Eḷap an arōk kōrā ḷeeṇHe is jealous and possessive of his wife.arōk kōrā
 Kōrā eḷap aer arōk naan.Women like to gossip.arōk naan
 Kōrā ebanban jān ṃōṃaaṇ (eṃṃaaṇ).Women are weaker than men.banban
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KọrāKọrā eo ej jañ im kōjjeraṃōlṃōl.The woman is crying and shows her loneliness.jeraṃōl
EkōrāEkōrā ḷeeṇHe's effeminate.kōrā
ri-aekōrāLukkuun baj ri-aekōrā.Now that's a genuine expert in the fastening of the sail to the boom.aekōrā
ḶoraRejaṃbo toḷọk ñan Ḷora.They are hiking westward to Laura.jaṃbo
 Emake kōkaj (ekkaj) iaḷ eṇ ñan Ḷora.The road to Laura is very bumpy.kōkaj
 Kwōn likūt ḷọk ñan Ḷora.Transport it to Laura.lilik
 Kōm ar piknikḷọk ñan Ḷora.We went on a picnic to Laura.piknik
 Kumi in al eo jān Ḷora ear lukkuun tūtileñeñ (ittileñeñ) ilo jebta eo.The singing group from Laura was the most impressive at the song-fest.tileñeñ
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riḶoraEttaiṇaṃṇaṃ riḶora.The people of Laura always use mosquito nets.taiṇaṃ
ṃōrāKwōn atitiik waini kaṇe bwe ren ṃōrā ḷọkSmoke that copra so that it will get drier.atiti
 Eañtak in Ṃajōḷ eḷap ṃōrā.The northern side of the Marshalls is dry.eañtak
 Ebwiin jatbo nuknuk kōn aer jab lukkuun ṃōrā.These clothes have the damp smell because they didn't dry properly.jatbo
 Ebwiin jejatbobo (ejjatbobo) nuknuk kōn aer jab lukkuun ṃōrāThe clothes have the smell because they didn't dry properly.jatbo
 Kwōn atitiik waini kaṇe bwe ren ṃōrā ḷọkSmoke those copra nuts so that they will get drier. / … so that they will dry faster.bwe
emōrāElañe eṃōj, likit ilo nuknuk im totouki ṃae iien emōrā.When that is finished, wrap it in cloth and hang it up to dry. S20toto
EṃōrāEṃōrā kane kaṇe.Those pieces of firewood are dry.ṃōrā
 Ejjeḷọk men in kabwilōñlōñ ekar bar waḷọk ñan kōmmān raan ko tokālik ṃae iien kōmmān bar tōprak ilo āne eṃōrā.Nothing too surprising happened to us after that until we reached dry land. P1181tokālik
 Jej kōjeek mokwaṇ eṇ, im ñe eṃōrā, limi na ilowaan maañ.We put it under the sun, and when it is dry, wrap it in pandanus leaves. S12mokwaṇ
 Kōjeke im ñe eṃōrā, tūrtūri ña ilo maañ im lukoj kōn ekkwal im epojak ñan ṃōñāKeep it under the sun, and when it is dry, wrap it in a bundle with pandanus leaves and tie it with sennit, and it is ready to eat. S12tūrtūr
rōṃōrāṂōjin, jej kōjeeki, im ñe rōṃōrā, kọkoṇi ṇai lowaan iiep, bọọk, ak tiin, ṃae iien jeaikuji ñan ṃōñāThen we put them to dry in the sun, and when they are dry, fit them into a basket, box, or can until we need them for food. S27koṇ
 Ṃōjin, jej kōjeeki, im ñe rōṃōrā, kọkoṇi ṇai lowaan iiep, bọọk, ak tiin, ṃae iien jeaikuji ñan ṃōñāThen we put them to dry in the sun, and when they are dry, fit them into a basket, box, or can until we need them for food. S27kōjeje
ḶooraEoonkappe in Ḷoora ebokbokeThe shore of Laura is sandy.eoonkappe
 Eḷap an kōkabroro likin Ḷoora.There are lots of groupers on the oceanside of Laura.kabro
rōrāWōn ṇe kwōj rōrā (errā) ippānWhich side are you on?rōrā
 Koṃwin rōrā (errā) ṇai turājet.Please move to one side.rōrā
tōpraEor tōpra ṇa ilo āninI did much work (planted many things) on this islet.tōpran
errāWōn ṇe kwōj rōrā (errā) ippānWhich side are you on?rōrā
 Koṃwin rōrā (errā) ṇai turājet.Please move to one side.rōrā
 Raar errā ilo elmakot ko.They agree on the suggestions.elmọkot
 Errā ijeThe things are here.errā
EajerrāEajerrā tata ilo jerbal.He's a loner the most in working.ajerre
irrāĀinwōt irrā ilo ḷōmṇak e an Injinia,” Bojin eo eba ḷọk ñan Kapen eo.I agree with the Engineer,” the Boatswain said to the Captain. P895rōrā
bōrrāEor ke aṃ (jidpān) bōrrā?Do you have a rip saw?bōrrā
 Ewi bōrrā eo aṃ?Where is your rip saw?bōrrā
EbōrrāEbōrrā waini eo.The coconut was cut in half.bōrrā
LauraEkabokbok tata jabōn Laura.The sandiest place in Majuro Atoll is at the end of Laura.bokbok
 Kwōj ḷōmṇak in itoḷọk ṇāāt ñan Laura?When are you planning to go (westward) to Laura?ito
 Laura ej eoonene eo an Mājro.Laura is the main islet of Majuro Atoll.eoonene
 Eouwi jaap in likin Laura.The red snapper from the ocean side of Laura are delicious.jaap
 Ewōr jojaab ej eddōk ilo Laura.The sour-sop can be grown in Laura.jojaab
ḶauraRemoot in kajojaab Ḷaura.They went looking for sour-sop in Laura.jojaab
EbbūraEbbūra ḷọk ānbwinnūṃ jān ṃoktaYour body is more swollen than before.būbūra
missaJuon iaan jerbal ko an baata ej ri-aje katok in missa.One of the functions of a priest is to offer the sacrifice of the Mass.aje
TaTa ṇe kwōj abṇōṇō eake?What are you complaining about?abṇōṇō
 Ta in ej kaabore an wa in etal?What's impeding the progress of this boat?abor
 Ta ṇe kwōj ba aer kake?Why do you say it's theirs?aer
 Kaalikkare ṃōk ta eo kwōj ba.Will you clarify what you're saying?alikkar
 Ta eo kwōloe ālikin aṃ anloke?What did you find after pausing to admire her?allọk
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baataJuon iaan jerbal ko an baata ej ri-aje katok in missa.One of the functions of a priest is to offer the sacrifice of the Mass.aje
paataBojin eo ej bwebwenato ñan Jema kōn an kar nana kōjeien ilo paata eo an kar America im Japan.The Boatswain was telling Father a story about how bad things were for him during the war between the United States and Japan. P978kōjea-
inepaataEtke kwōj inepaata ke ej aikuj waj ñan eok?Why do you worry so much when she's expressing her needs to you?aikuj
BataBata in Amedka men raṇe.Those are American priests.bata
 Bata eo ear kọkwōjkwōje ri-nañinmej ro.The priest gave holy communion to the sick people.kwōjkwōj
 Bata eṇ ear peptaiji ajri e.That priest baptized this child.peptaij
EbataEbata.He's become a priest.bata
JebataJebata wūnin aṃ jorrāān ṇeNo wonder you are in trouble.jebata
jataEar jata kake wa eo waō.He borrowed my boat.jata
 Oṇāān jata eo an ṃweeṇ ij jokwe ie ej jibukwi ruwalitoññoul taḷa.The rental for my apartment is one hundred eighty dollars a month.oṇāān jata
 Innem juon raan Jema kab ḷōṃarein ruo erjel kar kwelọk ippān doon im lo juon ḷōmṇak bwe Jema en kepaak ḷeo waan booj in im roñoul ruo ne aitokan im kajjitōk ippān emaroñ ke kōtḷọk wa eo waan bwe erjel en jata kake ñan Likiep.Then one day Father and the two men met together and the idea arose that Father should approach the man who owned the twenty-two foot boat and ask if he would allow them to charter it to Likiep. P20jata
ri-jataḶōṇe ej juon ri-jata kake kaar.That man is one who rents out cars.jata
pataEamṇak kōn an kar peran jiṃṃaan ilo pata.He has a lot of land as a result of his grandfather's bravery in battles.amṇak
 Ri-ba pata etan armej eo ṇeHe is the one who always calls people's names for nothing.ba pata
 Kwōn jab ba pata etan aṃ Irooj.Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.ba pata
 Ear ḷap kwōle ilo bwiltōñtōñin pata eoThere was a great famine when the war was in full-swing.bwiltōñtōñ
 Ijoko raar kakkuri ilo pata eo rej pād wōt jenkwāer.The traces of what they destroyed during the war were still there.ijeko
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inepataJab inepata kōn an iien iabuñi koṃ.Don't worry about time catching up with you.iabuñ
 Jab inepata kake bwe ikōn-ālkinṃwio.Don't worry about him because he's not with it.ikōn-ālkinṃwio
 Eḷap an ineemṃan im ejjeḷọk an inepata.He's very patient and has nothing to worry about.ineeṃṃan
 Kwōn jab inepata bwe ekeke ṇa ireeaar kiiō.Don't worry about him; he's mature now and can take care of himself.keke ṇa ireeaar
 Jab inepata bwe kijen niñniñ.Have no fear for it'll be a cinch.kijen niñniñ
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IinepataIinepata kōn ainikien dān eo innem ijujen jibwe tok bakōj eo kab kuwat eo im jino kar ānenI was worried about the sound of the water so I used a can to bail it into a bucket. P348inepata
ri-inepataTony ej juon ri-inepata ilo mour eṇ an.Tony is one who is always looks worried.inepata
mejpataJab mejpata eake bwe eor pāleen.Don't fall over her for she's married.mejpata
EmejpataEmejpata ḷeeṇHe thinks he's God's gift to women.mejpata
jerataKwōn jab bbweetkōnkōn bwe wūnin aṃ jerata ṇeDon't be discouraged so easily; that is the reason why you have misfortunes.bweetkōn
 Eor iien jeraaṃṃan im eor iien jerata.There are good times and bad times.jeraaṃṃan
 Rūtto ro rōkein ba jab kadkadajaj bwe enaaj or jerata.The old folks used to say to never attempt the impossible or sorry consequences might follow.kadkadajaj
 Jab kōrkōr ioon kūro bwe kwōnaaj jerata.You'd better not be choosy or you'll be sorry.kōrkōr ioon kūro
 Ajineañroin ear bōktok jerata.His doing so many other things brought bad luck.ajineañro
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jeratāRūtto ro raar ba, "Jab ajineañro eḷaññe kwōj etal in eọñōd bwe kwōnaaj jeratā."Our forebears said, "Plan your fishing in advance or you will not catch any fish."ajineañro
ejerataÑe ejerata alikkar ke eṃōj bōkjān koṇan.If he didn't catch any fish, black magic has been put on him.bōkjān koṇa-
 Ejerata ḷokwan an jerbal kōn an kijoñ ajriin uwaak.Whatever he does always gets fouled up in the end because he relies on child help.ajriin uwaak
 Ekar juon tūreep eo ejerata.It was an unfortunate trip.jerata
JejerataJejerata wōt ke rōkaliaik kōj.It will be bad fortune when they banish us.P202jerata
 Jejerata wōt ke rōkaliaik kōj.It will be bad fortune when they banish us. P202kalia
RijerataRijerata men raṇ.They are unfortunate people.jerata
 Raar naajdik rijerata.They gave food to the unfortunate people.jerata
tataEṃṃan tata aba eṇ iarin Likiep.Likiep has the best anchorage.aba
 Eaeṃōḷoḷo tata iuṃwin Alele.The coolest spot is under the Alele Museum.aeṃōḷoḷo
 Aidik tata MedeMary is the slimmest.aidik
 Ailuwaan tata armej in aelōñ in.The noisiest people are found in this atoll.ailuwannañnañ
 Ajjinono tata an kōnono eo ṇeThat's the one who speaks the lowest in volume.ajjinono
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EaḷakiiatataEaḷakiiatata.It's the scarcest of all.aḷakiia
jejatataḶeo eḷap an jejatata (ejjatata) ṇeThat man is always borrowing.jata
ejjatataḶeo eḷap an jejatata (ejjatata) ṇeThat man is always borrowing.jata
JeḷātataJeḷātata ilo