betok, v.s.many; numerous; plenty; abundant.
betok a obdois; betekngang, betok a kall, diak le kesai, iltekngel a kall.
bebetokv.s.redup.just more than enough.
bebetok a telkib el betok.
beltokn.beltok a betok; beltok er a kall a ungil.
betekngei
/betekngang
v.s.inch.accumulating; increasing in number.
betekngei a mla mo betok; betekngang, betekngei a udoud.
rebetokv.s.many (required before noun referring to human beings).
rebetok a betok, rebetok el ngalek; rebetok el chad.
toklechadslangmany people.
rebetok el chadexpr.many people.
rebetok el senseiexpr.many teachers.
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Synonyms: , ,
Examples:
> Satsko told Toki a lie (saying) that John has lots of money.
> Droteo really know a lot of proverbs.
> The children left lots of trash in the garden.
> We talked about lots of problems.
> I have quite a rash on my neck.
Proverbs:
> Like one who has eaten the thorny puffer fish, full of many things.
The thorny puffer fish is sometimes gulped by the wide-mouthed grouper fish. The puffer, expanding and extending its thorns in the grouper's mouth, renders the latter rather "full of things" and completely helpless. Groupers in this predicament are occasionally caught by fishermen. The idiom is applied to anyone who faces more problems, more work, or more sweethearts than he can cope with.
> You're like sardines, very many but only enough for one wrapped piece of fish.
Fish are properly wrapped individually in a leaf for cooking, but sardines are so small that a bunch of them may be wrapped together to make up only one small bundle. The idiom may be applied to a numerous but weak enemy or to a clan that is large but ineffective as in raising money for its members, or for a large group of workers who do not accomplish very much.
More Examples:
> He says he's been there several times.
> You caught a lot of fish so at least give me one red snapper.
> Government has many redudant job titles with likely the same job duties.
> The reason is, there are too many crimes in the society.
> A lot of talk but no action.
re-
/r-
, affixused to indicate a plurality of people.
re a melekoi el kirir a rebetok; rechad, rebuik, rekebil, rebeluu a kldibel.
rechadn.people.
rekebiln.pl.girls.
remo
/remong
n.pluralthose people going (somewhere).
resensein.teachers.
rebetok el chadexpr.many people.
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Examples:
> These are the people who cause divisions, who are controlled by their natural desires.
> But the Most High God does not live in houses built by human hands.
> There are eight people in my family.
> The inhabitants of Ngiual eat constantly (lit. seven times) throughout the day.
> On another occasion the Lord was angry with Israel.
Proverbs:
> Narrow was our birth as humans.
The saying defines life as a confined, perilous journey, symbolized by the painful narrowness of the birth canal. Generally applied to the trials of life, or sometimes by a parent to a child that does not want to do his chores.
> The mountains of Koror are people.
Several interpretations are given for this idiom: (i) Koror doesn't have mountains as high as other districts to the north, but the people are as high (elite) as mountains. (2) Others lay claim to the height of the mountains near their village, in Koror the people make the villages great. (3) A group of warriors from a northern village set out to raid Koror, but, as they approached the islands on which the hamlets of Koror are situated, they saw mountain after mountain fading away into the distance; dispairing any success against such a great nation, the raiders turned home. Actually, the mountains that they saw rugged, raised limestone islands-are nearly uninhabited, with Koror's population concentrated on islands of clay and volcanic origin along the northern fringe of the group.
More Examples:
> I have a message for my folks.
> And you, how many people are in your family?
> The dental program is visiting the village tonight.
> Mormons ride bicycles.
> The people of Melekeok are very attractive.

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