te, n., [From Japanese] ability; skill; style.
meoud a teexpr.slow witted.
mereched a teexpr.clever.
Examples:
> How many friends do you have?
> They're from Beliliou (where preserved breadfruit is eaten)
> The children were becoming strong on their own.
> They're from Ngerechelong (where clams are abundant).
> People tend to start arriving at one o'clock.
Proverbs:
> They are as though eating deldalech.
Deldalech is the material once used to blacken teeth in Palau. When the deldalech was applied it was "eaten" by keeping the mouth and lips completely immobile for several hours until the dye had set. May be applied to a meeting at which some problem is presented for discussion and no discussion takes place, all the participants sitting in stony silence; also to a person or group that receives a reprimand in silence.
> They're from Angaur.
They eat rope; rope is used to tie slaves and is therefore a symbol of inferiority.
More Examples:
> How many females are wearing rings.
> The men and women from Ngeremlengui are ideal spouses because they are well-versed in customs and traditions.
> Theyre from stupid family from eons ago.
> We can say they're like sardines without heads in a can.
> I don't want to go listen to the politicians speak because they're so boring and talk forever but I wouldn't mind just going to eat the food.
te, pro.they/them (nonemphatic).
te a tir, te ngar ker? te mor ker? te ngerang?
Examples:
> The sheep clucked in disapproval and were starting to get very angry, and they stared at it again.
> They gave him an injection to put him to sleep./They anaesthetized him.
> All the animals were starting to be really glad and they were somewhat comforted.
> They were happy in an hour.
> The travelers stopped being thirsty in a few hours.
Proverbs:
> They're from Angaur.
They eat rope; rope is used to tie slaves and is therefore a symbol of inferiority.
> They are as though eating deldalech.
Deldalech is the material once used to blacken teeth in Palau. When the deldalech was applied it was "eaten" by keeping the mouth and lips completely immobile for several hours until the dye had set. May be applied to a meeting at which some problem is presented for discussion and no discussion takes place, all the participants sitting in stony silence; also to a person or group that receives a reprimand in silence.
More Examples:
> Who won?
> The men and women from Ngeremlengui are ideal spouses because they are well-versed in customs and traditions.
> We were listening to the radio. They were playing Belauan songs.
> As the election nears, they'll be singing coated lies for the people to digest.
> Lukes was sulking because they chewed all of her betelnut.

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