Tausug - English


alak1unspec. var.arak1nStrong drink, liquor, (as whiskey, rum, gin).In mag'inum alak langgal sara' pa Tuhan.To drink strong drink is against the law of God.ptbīrover-syntuba'
alak2vag mag-; ran/ben -an.To play a set of indigenous instruments.Usu. composed of three instruments played together.Mag'alak sila ha pagtiyaunan.They'll play a set of indigenous instruments at the wedding.Bang magtingkuwang subay alakan in pangantin supaya malami.When we parade the newlyweds we should play the set of indigenous instruments so that it will be jolly.nalakanA set of indigenous instruments composed of agung, kulintangan, and gandang.over-syntabunggu'2
alalvpat -un, magka-, ma-.To delay (something), be delayed; (for a death) to be slow and difficult.A slow and difficult death is believed to be the result of the dying one's great sins.In tau baldusa magkaalal bang mapatay.Sinners are delayed in their dying moments.Subay di' alalun in patay ha bāy, subay hikubul magtuy.We should not delay the corpse in the house, it should be buried immediately.Daran kami iyalal sin nakura' namu' ha pagkaun.We are always delayed in eating by our boss (i.e. he doesn't let us eat at the normal time).Maalal in pagkamatay sin tau kaibanan.The death of some people is slow and difficult.over-syntarasaw *tahala'antala'
ālamnUniverse.In ālam landu' maluag.The universe is very, very wide.over-syndunya2
alamat1nGreetings written at the beginning of a letter, respectful salutation.Used in earlier days by people of low degree when writing to people of higher station.Alamat ini sulat naug dayn kan Sali dumatung mari ha bagay ku.Greetings, this letter comes from Sali and is sent to my friend.over-synbahwa
alamat2nAn omen; feeling within oneself of an impending danger, ill or misfortune.Usu. tells of an impending ill but sometimes an omen of good fortune or luck.Mangi' in alamat ku adlaw ini.I have a feeling that something unfavorable will happen to me today.over-synsaat
alangadjAlways rdp.Reluctant, hesitant, undecided.Alang-alang siya sumuuk kaymu.He is reluctant to approach you.Alang-alang aku magad kanila.I'm hesitant to go with them.vag mag-, -um-; ran -an.Does not occur with pa2. Often rdp.To hesitate, be reluctant or undecided; bluff (an action at someone).Ayaw kaw mag'alang-alang mangayu' tabang kāku'.Don't hesitate to ask help from meDi' sa kaw yan alang-alangan niya, tabangun sa kaw yan magtuy.He won't hesitate (to help) you, he'll help you right away.Alangan mu sadja siya sampakun, hangkan sa yan di' mabuga' kaymu.You're always bluffing slapping him, that's why he's not afraid of you.over-synutung-bisudsynāng-āng hawal-hawal
alangga'nRed biting ants (usu. found in trees).Mabuga' kaw ha alangga'?Are you afraid of the red biting ants?ptsanam makut4
alasnAn ace (in playing cards, dice, or dominoes).Bang alas in sugal mu dumaug kaw.If your card is an ace you'll win.
alaypronTo him, on him.found only in Arabic phrases and in compounds as listed below.Alayhi.To him, on him.Alayka.To you (sing.).Alaykim.To them, on them.Alaykum.To you, on you (pl. in Arabic, in Tausug used for sing. and pl.).Assalamu alaykum. Alaykum ussalam.Peace to you. And peace to you.
aligatunA spark.over-synsinag2
ālimnA religious wise man, Muslim teacher, ascetic.In manga ālim amu in namiat sin āgama Islam.The religious wise men taught the Islamic religion.over-synawliya'
*alimatavran ka--an.To notice (always occurs with negative di', way, or wala').Wala' ku kiyaalimatahan sin miyurul siya kāku'.I didn't notice that he was following me.Di' kaalimatahan in adlaw, tapus bulan na kunsūm.We didn't notice the days passing, it'll be the end of the month tomorrow.
alimatuknA leech-like creature (that lives on mangrove trees).In alimatuk magpanupsup da isab dugu'.The leech-like creature also sucks on blood.over-synlinta'
alimpūs1unspec. var.aympūs1nA whirlwind.vinone mag-.Does not occur with pa2, except if agent is God.For a whirlwind to occur.Nag'alimpūs ha Parang kahapun.There was a whirlwind in Parang yesterday.ptbuhawi'over-synbulihuk
alipnThe first letter of the Arabic alphabet.
alisnA black mark.Drawn in soot on the forehead and down the cheeks of bride and bridegroom as makeup in preparation for the wedding.vAR ag mag-; ran -an.To put black markings on (a bride and bridegroom).Mahang na in manga pangantin pag'alisan bihaun.Nowadays the wedding couple are seldom marked with black markings.
alistuadjQuick, prompt, alert, ready.Alistu siya bang kumaun.He is quick if it's in eating.Alistu siya maghinang.He is quick in working.Alistu tuud siya dumaawa.He is very quick in reasoning to defend himself.vaux -um-, mag-, -an.If used as a main verb, another verb is implied in the context.To be quick, prompt, alert, ready (to do something).Alistuhi kawaa in pistul pag'īg niya.Be ready to get the revolver as soon as he leaves.Bang kaw di' umalistu kumawa' sin bahagi' mu kawayan kaw.If you are not prompt to get your share you will lose it.Alistuhan ku in dān ha alupan sin bay.I'll quickly (block) the road in front of the house.over-synsapat biskay2samut kasay
alitnA stain on clothes or fabric (made by color running in another material).vran ka--an.To be stained (by something).Kiyaalitan in badju' niya.Her dress is stained.over-synbaluba2tamak
aliyannSlang, jargon (known only to an initiated group).Di' ku kahatihan in aliyan sin manga kabataan.I don't understand the slang of the children.vag mag-; pat -un.To use such jargon or slang.Subay kamu mag'aliyan bat niya di' kahātihan.You should talk in jargon so he won't understand.synmalikata
alkansiyanA (small) savings bank, any container with a slot in which money, esp. coin is saved.Hipu' sin pilak in alkansiya ku.My savings bank is full of money.vag mag-; pat -un.Does not occur with pa2.To save money (esp. coins) in a small savings bank.over-synbaung-baungtumpung
allaintjAh! (an exclamation expressing delight, regret, disgust, surprise, etc.).Shade of meaning indicated by intonation.Alla! asal di' na mapinda in bata' ini.My goodness! this boy is beyond reform.Alla! in lanab sin pagkaun.Ah! the food is delicious.over-synabāaha
Allahn(The Muslim name for) God.In Allah asal isa-isa niya, way limbang niya.God is innately one, he has no partner.synTuhan Allahu Taalacomp.Jehovah; Most High God; Almighty God.