kmeed
, v.s.near; close; approaching; basic.
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v.recip.near each other.
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kileedv.s.pastalmost; nearly (past tense).
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kmedangv.s.inch.is getting near or close.
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kmedungv.s.pred.is about to get near or close.
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Examples:
> It's been almost a week since he's been staying here.
> When your heart wants to come close to my heart, it's like a person who wants to travel to the rocks in the reef.
> I nearly got left behind by the plane.
> I almost got run over by a car.
> I was so embarrassed I thought I'd die.
Proverbs:
> Like the insects which stays at ashes of fire but doesn't burn.
You're near a situation which needs immediate attention but you don't lend a hand.
> Be strong, morning is nigh.
Keep a stiff upper lip - things will improve (lit. morning is approaching). Encouragement to the depressed to take heart.
> Our nose is close (to the mouth), but cannot be licked.
i.e. we shouldn't be too sure of, or overconfident in, ourselves. The nose is very close to the mouth, but, no matter how reassuringly available, it cannot be licked by the tongue. The idiom cautions those who are careless with their possessions to be less assured about wealth.
> Be strong, shallows are close
Crossing the lagoon, a canoe is poled in shallow water, paddled in deep. The phrase refers to canoeists tiring after a long paddle over deep water. Applied when someone is about to give up, though better times are ahead.
More Examples:
> I was close to worrying everyone as I was a little late.
> Sit next (or near) to your friend.
> Would you clean them taros as you are closer to them.
> Who is the one closest to the door?
> I almost got ran over by a car riding my bicycle.

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