klou, v.s.big; large; great; old.
klou a diak le kekerei; babii a klou er a katuu.
kiklouv.s.redup.a little bigger.
kiklou a telkib el klou; kiklou el blai.
klungangv.s.inch.is getting big/growing.
klungang a mla mo klou.
meklouv.s.pl.big; large; great; old (required with plural subject).
meklou a betok el klou; meklou el ngikel, meklou el blai, mekllungel; orekerekoang.
klou a chullexpr.heavy rain.
klou a rengulexpr.patient; confident.
klou el chadexpr.adult.
klou er a rengulexpr.determined.
See also: ,
Examples:
> An empty drum makes a large noise (i.e., those who talk a lot really have little to say).
> Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering.
> Children tend to grow up.
> Whenever a spider has disappeared (from its web), I take it as a sign that there will be a big storm.
> They were determined to chase the robbers.
Proverbs:
> Like the duck of Ngechur, he became industrious after growing old.
The idiom is applied to a person who has more or less vegetated into maturity and old age and who, already far past his prime, suddenly tries without success to do all the things he might have done when younger. It may be used with reference to an elder who tries to be a dandy.
More Examples:
> I heard there is a big party for Reklai's birthday.
> I'm coughing and sneezing. There's something going around.
> Such a tiny country to have so much issues.
> There is a strong current at the river.
> All the kids belonged to the village. Everyone cared about each other.
oikab
/oisab
, v.s.improved or better from illness.
oikab a telkib; soak a oikab el betok el udoud, smecher a oikab el mesisiich.
oisab a oikab.
oikikabv.s.redup.oikikab a telkib el oikab; oisisab.
oika el kekereiexpr.rather small.
oika el kiklouexpr.rather large.
oikab el kekereiexpr.rather small.
oikab el kiklouexpr.rather large.
Examples:
> She's a bit better.
More Examples:
> Our house is a bit closer to the zoo.

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