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Vocabulary: Character

Ateso

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Iyapepeara

Soft, soft-spoken, polite, humble

Epatana

Easy-going, easy (to deal with)

Etiono

Mean, difficult (to deal with)

Iyalana

H/She is funny or H/she likes cracking jokes

Ejokuka iponesio

Being polite or good-mannered

Esegaana

To be finicky

Emunonut

To be trustworthy

Ekalanyanut

To be lazy

Ekorana

Generous (lit.: ‘he/she gives’)

Ibitiono/etiono etau

A selfish person (lit.: a person who doesn’t give)

Iriono etau

Horrible person (Lit.: Dark hearted)

Etitingu/Eboluna

To be confident/brave

Atitinganut/Aboluna

Being self-confident/being brave

Ededeng

Hard, tough, strict, cruel, rude

Erimaana/Iyakiana

Obedient

Egitara

Special, different, superstar

Examples:

Ateso

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Irai ijo ekurieu/akurieu/ekuriai/ akuriai!

You are a coward!

Arai eong aberu na ejokuka/ejoka iponesio

I’m a well mannered lady

Ipalioko/isialaka idwe kec

Their children are stubborn or cheeky

Iyalana/itwekenana ijo noi

You are very funny

Ededeng ikesisianakinakaka noi, aitelekarit kacut Ejakait Oselle lo enyunyura ngin duc

My teachers are very strict, especially Mr. Oselle who is always grumpy.