Lesson 15 – Emotions, sickness and health

In this lesson we will learn how to talk about our emotions, sickness and health.

 

Emotions

Arabana
English
pankirda
happy
wiya-wiyarnda
laughing
manngarnda
shy
kudlanta
wild, angry
thiri
cheeky
munpulu
tears
walpara
clever, cunning
kudnali-kudnali
lazy person
madla
no good, dodgy
madla-madlanthi
bad person, bad thing
kudna-parnda
greedy
manu-manu
thoughtful, worried
manuthirnda
thinking a lot about something
mirarnda
showing off
mirara
friend, companion
ngamarlarnda
grieving, feeling sorry about a loss
ngamarla
sorry, pitiful
ngardliyanta
to feel sorry, worry, sad, have regrets
ngarra-ngarra
mad, insane, silly
ngarramala
silly
ngurkarnda
understand, know
nguyara
jealousy
nguyarathirnda
becoming jealous
paku-yanhirnda
joking, to tell a lie
ngumarnda
liking someone, having a crush on someone
minyarnda
bearing your teeth (like a dog)
pantirda
to quarrel, to fight
pantili-pantilli
troublemaker, always fighting
parnduthirnda
to forget
thadlarawanta
to fear (something)

 

Here are some sentences using these emotion words.

Uka thiri-nhuka.
He's really cheeky/ready to fight.
Minhaku anpa munpulu-munpulu?
Why are you teary?
Walpara nhiki!
Here's a clever person!
Uka madlanthi awarnda.
That thing's dodgy.
Antha manu-purdu.
I don't know (no thoughts).
Antha manu.
That's what I think (my thoughts).
Uka ngura-ku ngardliyanta.
She's feeling worried about her home.
Anpa ngurkarnda?
Do you understand?
Maltya parnduthirnda!
Don't forget.
Antha parndumayangu.
I forgot.
Athu tyirkarnda ngunthaka.
I told (him) the right way.

uka means he/she, minhaku means why, anpa means you, nhiki means this, awarnda means that, antha means I, ngura means home and the ending -ku means for, maltya means no/not/don’t, ngunthaka means told.

 

Sickness and Health

Here are some ways to talk about sickness and health.

madlhirawanta
feeling cold
madlhirathirnda
getting cold
kurpirnda
shivering, shaking
karrirnda
coughing
kurrungkuru
a cold
kurrungkuru-purru
having a cold
ngulpa
sick, ill, diseased
tyalku
awake, alert
tyalkuthirnda
waking up
kawarnda
to vomit
ngurku
good, well, healthy
manturarnda
snoring
ngulkarnda
swallowing
ngarrangkarda
breathing
ngatarda
resting
nhintararnda
sneezing

 

Here are some sentences using these sickness and health words.

Kurrungkuru ananha pirdaka.
That cold just took me down.
Uka nharla ngulpa-purru.
Bringing a sick person (somewhere).
Kawarnda minhaku? Puntyu puka tharnika.
Why are you vomiting? I ate rotten meat.
Mathapurda ngurku?
Is the old man well?
Mathapurda ngatarda.
The old man is resting.

ananha means me, pirdaka means hit/took down, uka means he/she, nharla means person, minhaku means why, puntyu means meat, puka means rotten, tharnika means ate and mathapurda means old man.

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