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H.O.₁   n. (abbrev.) Babeldaob (used pejoratively);.

chad er H.O.   expression. country rube (used pejoratively with reference to inhabitants of Babeldaob).

H.O.   v.s. unexperienced in Western ways; ignorant of modern conveniences.

H.O.₂   v.s. unexperienced in Western ways; ignorant of modern conveniences.

haburas   n. (Jap.) toothbrush.

haburasi   (Jap.) tootbrush.

hadaka   (Jap.) bare-breasted; nude; naked.

hadasi   (Jap.) bare-footed.

hai   interj. ho-hum (exclamation of boredom or annoyance). hai a ochotii a checherd el reng; hai ng seselk a renguk! hai tia el omeleot! hai ng kuk ngerang!

Hai, kemeral bekelilangel. ugh, you whine so much.

haibio   (Jap.) tuberculosis; tubercular.

haisara   see haizara. (Jap.)

haisia   (Jap.) dentist.

haitsio   (Jap.) cabinet.

haizara   n. (Jap.) ashtray. [syn: haisara]

hake   (Jap.) paintbrush.

hall   interj. (Ger.) Halt!; Stop!; Wait! hall a mongiil el telkib, mhall, msall e kulekoi.

msall   interj. Stop!; Wait! msall e kdu a cheldechedechak, mhall el telkib, mongiil el telkib.

 Hall, e kdeb er a ngerem. Let me interrupt you.

hambung   (Jap.) half; half-witted.

hanabi   n. (Jap.) fireworks; firecracker.

hanahuda   n. (Jap.) Japanese card game.

hang₁   n. (Jap.) hamlet; neighborhood; section of village or town.

hang₂   interj. Oh! (exclamation of surprise). hang a kibetiekl, hang kom ngar tiang! hang komlei!

hang subong   (Jap.) short pants.

hangkats   n. (Jap.) handkerchief.

hansubong   n. (Jap.) shorts; walking pants.

hantai   v.s. (Jap.) opposite; opposed or disagreeing.

Tial uak a mla metecherakl. Kam hantai mel mengubt. The anchor is stuck. Back up and see if it will come out.

hanzi   see henzi. (Jap.)

harau   v.i. (Jap.) pay.

 A sensei a mle harau a blals. The teacher paid the fine.

 Ng techa a mle harau? Who paid?

A mlo harau a belsek era bangk. I went to pay my debt at the bank.

hasi   n. (Jap.) chopsticks.

hatoba   n. (Jap.) pier; dock.

hats   n. (Jap.) bee; wasp.

heia₁   n. (Jap.) room.

heia₂   n. (Jap.) room (interchangeable with rooms).

henzi   n. (Jap.) answer (to question). [syn: hanzi]

Alii! Kam henzi er tial dengua! Hello! Answer the phone!

Hereng   n. Helen reef (southwest of Koror). Hereng a iungs er a Belau, ngar er a dimesngebard er a Belau.

hermet   n. (Eng.) helmet.

Hesus   n. (Spa.) Jesus.

himbiokai   n. (Jap.) fair; exhibition.

himits   n. (Jap.) secret.

hinbiokai   (Jap.) fair, exhibition (celebration with displays and games, a fair).

hngob   interj. exclamation uttered to draw attention to unpleasant smell. hngob a melungl er a mekngit el bau; hngobe; hngob a melngokl, melungl, hngob a bul. [syn: hngobe. hngobe a melungl er a mekngit el bau, hngobe ngera bediu? hngong. hngong a melungl er a ungil bau, hngong ngera ungil el bechochod? hngong a bul a bechetechet.]

hngobe   see hngob. hngobe a melungl er a mekngit el bau, hngobe ngera bediu?

hngong   see hngob. hngong a melungl er a ungil bau, hngong ngera ungil el bechochod? hngong a bul a bechetechet.

hokori   n. (Jap.) dust.

homrang   n. (Jap. < Eng.) home run (in baseball).

hong   n. (Jap.) book.

 A Sally a menguiu aike el hong. Sally is reading those books.

 A Sally a menguiu er se el hong. Sally is reading that book.

 Ke milenguiu a ngii di el hong er a elecha el sils? Did you read any a single book today?

 Ak liluut el menguiu er a hong. I reread the book./I read the book again.
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honto   n. (Jap.) Babeldaob. honto a babeldaob, ochalechutem.

chad er a honto   expression. inhabitant of Babeldaob.

 Ak mo er a honto. I'm going to Babeldaob.

 Ak omtech er a Masaharu a lebo er a honto e obengkel. I'm waiting for Masaharu so he can take me to Babeldaob with him.

hos   n. (Eng.) hose (of automobile).

hosengka   n. (Jap.) garden balsam.

hotai   n. (Jap.) bandage.

hoter   n. (Jap. < Eng.?) hotel.

huda   n. (Jap.) identification/name tag.

huei   huei a ua isei, onger a chesols, melecheech a tekoi er a chesols,.

hui   hui a orriik, hui el bilis, hui el iaes, mengelebed a iaes.

Huiribing   see Huribing. (Jap.)

huiriping   (Jap.) Philippines (just for place name, not for people; pronouced [h], not [f]). [syn: huriping]

Hurans   n. (Jap.) France.

Huribing   n. (Jap.) Philippines. [syn: Huiribing]

huriping   see huiriping. (Jap.)

huseng   n. (Jap.) balloon.

 Ng ulebuu a huseng. The balloon exploded.

huto   n. (Jap.) envelope.

hutsu   v.s. (Jap.) common; usual.

huuhuu   n. sound of dog barking; bow-wow.

ouhuu   v.i. (dog) bark.

huu-huu   n. the barking of a dog. huu huu a ngerel a bilis, oteb el bilis, tebul a bilis.

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