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:
> He left the road to look at the lion he had killed, and he was surprised to find a swarm of bees.
> The children left lots of trash in the garden.
> Satsko told Toki a lie (saying) that John has lots of money.
> Droteo really know a lot of proverbs.
> I have quite a rash on my neck.
Proverbs:
> 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.
> 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.
More Examples:
> The pond at the taro swamp has a lot of water eels.
> He says he's been there several times.
> Palauan language is limited and there are many foreign words being used.
> I have lots of vegetable plants.
> We need to more fire wood.
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:
> His family and the villagers were quite surprised at the boy's sudden good health and quick recovery.
> People tend to start arriving at one o'clock.
> On another occasion the Lord was angry with Israel.
> People tend to start arriving at one o'clock.
> If there are fifty innocent people in the city, then ...
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:
> Sick people go to the hospital.
> Jehovah's witnesses carry umbrellas.
> There are 8 people in my family.
> No matter where we go, we never stop thinking of our families.
> SDA church people do not eat pork.

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