In this lesson we will learn how to talk about our emotions, sickness and health.
no good, dodgy
bad person, bad thing
thinking a lot about something
grieving, feeling sorry about a loss
to feel sorry, worry, sad, have regrets
mad, insane, silly
joking, to tell a lie
liking someone, having a crush on someone
bearing your teeth (like a dog)
to quarrel, to fight
troublemaker, always fighting
to fear (something)
Here are some sentences using these emotion words.
He's really cheeky/ready to fight.
Minhaku anpa munpulu-munpulu?
Why are you teary?
Here's a clever person!
Uka madlanthi awarnda.
That thing's dodgy.
I don't know (no thoughts).
That's what I think (my thoughts).
Uka ngura-ku ngardliyanta.
She's feeling worried about her home.
Do you understand?
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.
having a cold
sick, ill, diseased
good, well, healthy
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.
Is the old man well?
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.