besos, n.oar; paddle; propeller; war spear; small paddle-shaped fish which swims vertically.
besos a oius, klekedall er a omeus; bedesil a mlai er a daob.
bedesiln.poss.3s
bedesil a beluuexpr.village chief.
ududel a besosexpr.money paid to victors in war.
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Proverbs:
> Like the oar of Ngerechemai, breaking on the down stroke
A rapid stroke technique in rowing, originated at Ngerechemai in northern Palau, consists of dipping the paddle deep with a strong, rapid stroke and bringing it forward with a smooth flip. The technique gives the appearance of considerable ease, while the canoe obtains great speed. The coxswain desiring more speed of his men may shout at them: "Besos Lechemai!" ("Oars Ngerechemai!"). The secret of the success of Ngerechemai racing canoes was not known until observers noted that the oarsmen frequently broke their paddles on the swift downstroke. Thus, when the secret of a successful leader-the leadership technique or magic that he uses-is revealed, this idiom may be applied.
udoud, n.money; cash.
udoud a klalo el usbechall er a klaiuechar; udoud a omechar a kar; udoud er a Belau; bekerrekerongel a merau; udoud a kedmekill el omech a bkaischemrungel; ududel
ududekn.poss.1s
ududemn.poss.2s
ududeln.poss.3sududel a udoud el ngii a oudoud.
ududedn.poss.1pi
ududamn.poss.1pe
ududiun.poss.2p
ududirn.poss.3p
ududek el lluich el klukexpr.my twenty dollars.
ududir a rengalekexpr.Palauan money given to children by father's family when either parents died.
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Examples:
> If I had money, (then) I'd buy a new car.
> If only I had some money, then I'd be able to go to America.
> Toki wanted to go to Guam, but her money ran out.
> If I had money, (then) I'd go to Guam.
> Toki always used to borrow money.
Proverbs:
> Destroying his money.
Marriage within the clan, generally considered incestuous, limits the value of the food-money exchange, since the materials simply change hands within the same clan group. A man so married is criticized as having destroyed his source of wealth.
More Examples:
> Father/mother, I need money to go to college/university.
> Did you pay back your debt to your father, the money you borrowed last month?
> My cousins and I helped with some money for my uncle's wife.
> My budget was low, I could not buy cigarettes.
> The value of such stone money is not only the sheer size of the discs, but the physical and treacherous labor of carving then, and then transporting them back to Yap via outrigger canoe.

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