chull, n.rain; rainy season.
chull a ralm el ngar er a eanged e ruebet; chellel.
chellekn.poss.1s
chellemn.poss.2s
chelleln.poss.3s
chellamn.poss.1pe
chelledn.poss.1pi
chelliun.poss.2p
chellirn.poss.3p
chellangv.s.inch.is getting rainy.
chellang a mocha chull, robeta chull; merema chull.
chullv.s.rainy.
chellel a measexpr.rain which attracts large school of rabbit fish.
chellel a ngebardexpr.rain coming on west wind.
chellel a ongosexpr.rain coming on east wind.
chellel a orakiruuexpr.rain at time of full moon.
menga er a chullexpr.get caught or drenched in the rain.
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Synonyms: , , , , ,
Examples:
> We're getting ready in case of rain.
> It's the first time it's rained in a long while.
> It has started to rain/be rainy.
> It finished raining in an hour.
> The rain isn't stopping.
Proverbs:
> Like the uul [Cettria cantans?] with its house open, calling for rain.
The uul may be heard to call out usually just before it rains; some say that it is calling for rain. This seems foolish, since the bird constructs its house with an opening at the top that will let rain in. A person who makes a decision or starts some action without adequate preparation is likened to the uul.
> Like eastern showers from white clouds, still the raincoat is ripped
During the months of the east wind, During the months of the east wind, roughly January through June, rain often comes from innocent-looking white cloud and is accompanied by brief gusts of wind strong enough to tear the traditional betel-nut-spathe raincoat; hence, an opponent whose strength is greater than anticipated.
> A good leader, like rain, stills the ocean.
Rain falling during an ocean squall often seems to wipe away the winds and still the ocean. A good leader should be able to dispel the problems facing his people. He can calm down disputes and settle problems easily.
More Examples:
> Is it raining hard over there?
> It's raining.
> It's raining heavily and continuously.
> It's raining here but only lightly.
> It's raining heavily and continuously.
meas,
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, n.
rabbit fish.
meas a ta er a bedengel a ngikel; "usangi".
Proverbs:
> He's like the rabbit fish in Ngetmeduch, which jumps into the net (seemingly) of its own will.
i.e. He always drops by without having been invited. At one point in their life cycle the meas, a tasty, black reef fish, school close to the surface in the shallow lagoon near Ngetmeduch (Koror) and may be easily caught with the derau, a two-part net consisting of two scoop nets, one held in each hand (hence sometimes "butterfly net"). The idiom is applied to a person who habitually appears without invitation at parties or feasts.
> A small, black reef fish of excellent quality. Rabbitfish.
Can be used to refer to the people of Airai who seasonally harvest this fish in abundance when it spawns on nearby tidal flats. During the spawning season, traditionally, the people of Airai host specific other villages, including Koror, for a feast featuring meas

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