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Arguing, defending oneself and apologizing in Ateso

When people are disturbing you, you should express yourself clearly that you don’t want that. Worrying about being impolite should be a second thought since a lot of times situations might become uncomfortable and people don’t take you seriously unless you speak up for yourself.





Step back or move away!


Calm down!

Ingarakisi ngesi or kesi!

Help her/him or them!

Iuta ijo adiakar/aibucar/aswam adiakaret/aswam aibucaret!

You are making a mistake!

Eworouni eong ipolisin/Kenomak ber eong ipolisin!

I will call the police/Let me call the police

Koinak ngesi ainapakin!

Give her/him some peace!

Ikwaikini ijo ai …

What will you...

Ijo ngesi

How dare you

Itakadikit ijo eong

You are annoying me

Itakadikit ijo eong

You are pissing me off

Solving conflicts

Etironikin/Etoronikin eong

I apologize

Auta eong aitukurian ijo

I was just teasing or scare you

Adiakarit or ebucarit eong

I regret it

Ijaas ijo kede etau loajokan loitimono

You have a good heart, that is forgiving

* In order to say ‘to be worried about’, the about has to be conjugated the following way: