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oba   vn. change, become different, fluctuate, modify; ubah, robah. See: uba.

obat   n.

1 • medicine, tonic, potion, drug, elexir, serum; obat. Use: makan obat take medicine minum obat; kodo gulp, swallow telan; User: dokter doctor dokter; orang pintar healer, shaman, traditional doctor dukun, tukang jamu.

2 • sorcery, hex, spell; ilmu hitam.

obat Cina   n. Chinese medicine; obat Cina.

obat dokter   n. modern medicine; obat moderen.

obat kampong   n. traditional medicines, traditional treatment; obat tradisional, jamu.

obat nona   n. spell for getting reluctant girl; obat pemikat gadis yg tak peduli.

obat subur   n. fertility drugs; obat penyubur. For getting pregnant, growing hair, moustache, breast enlargement, etc. Penyubur kandungan, rambut, kumis, pembesaran buah dada, dll.

obor   n. flaming torch, usually with a rag or similar material soaked in kerosene or diesel fuel; obor.

oe   n. water; air. See: aer. Specific: Oe Sapa, Oe Baa, Oe Boboo, Oe Sao, Oe Pura, Oe Kabiti, Oe Nesu, Oe Hala. Borrowed word: Rote, Uab Meto.

oek   v. deaf; tuli. Resulting from chronic middle ear infection that produces smelly pus. Yang diakibatkan dari infeksi telinga yang mengeluarkan nanah yang berbau. Whole: talinga oek infected ear tuli dari infeksi. Lu pung talinga oek, ko? Are you deaf? . Borrowed word: Rote.

ofek   vn. make mess, tear apart, destroy; bongkar-bangkir.

ofen   n. oven; open. Borrowed word: Dutch oven.

ofer1  

vn. surrender to, turn over to s.o., transfer, hand over, yield s.t. to s.o; serahkan, beri, kasih. Borrowed word: Dutch (preposition) over 'over, across'..

ofer2   v. overreact, hyper, intense; berkelebihan, panik. Antonym: kalam calm, sensible, reasonable, stable tenang, stabil. Borrowed word: English.

olaraga   n. sport; olahraga.

Olin  

n. Caroline; Carolina. Usage: Nickname; Nama kecil.

olok   v. ridicule, tease, spite, mock, deride, make a laughingstock; ejek, olok, hina, tertawakan. Always negative or destructive. Gara-gara olok sa, satu kampong bisa baparáng na. Simply because of one instance of ridicule, an entire village can go to war. Hanya karena saling menghina saja, seluruh isi kampung bisa saling berperang.

olok-olok   vn. omong bekin malu; mock, ridicule, scoff, deride, make fun of, treat as laughingstock, abuse, embarrass; olok-olok, ejek, tertawakan, permainkan, ganggu, permalukan.

om   n. uncle, mother's brother; paman; saudara laki-laki dari ibu. The term around Kupang refers to mother's brother (any classificatory male), not to father's brother. It can be extended as a term of respect or affection to any male of an older generation who is not in a kin relationship to ego. Synonym: to'o uncle, mother's brother (for people of Rote) paman, saudara laki-laki dari ibu (bagi orang Rote); Counterpart: tanta aunt, father's sister tante, bibi, saudara perempuan ayah; te'o aunt, father's sister (for people of Rote) tante, bibi, saudara perempuan ayah (bagi orang Rote). Borrowed word: Dutch oom..

oma   n. grandmother; nenek. Borrowed word: Dutch oma..

ombak   n. wave; ombak, gelombang.

Omi  

n. Naomi; Naomi. Usage: Nickname; Nama kecil.

omong   v. say, speak, tell; broad range of usage, different from Indonesian omong 'chat'; bicara, cakap-cakap, berkata; makna lain dari Bahasa Indonesia omong. Itu sama ke beta su omong tadi. That's like what I said earlier. Hal itu sama dengan apa yang saya katakan tadi. Dia sonde pikir dolo. Dia omong sambarang sa. Dia pikir pake panta, sonde pake otak. Dasar! He didn't think first, He just blurted out whatever came to mind. He thinks with his butt, not with his brain. That's him to a tee! Dia tidak berpikir terlebih dahulu. Dia berbicara asal bunyi saja. Itu namanya, ia tidak berpikir memakai otaknya. Ya, itulah sifatnya!

n. speech, talk; pembicaraan. Ju dong samua akór deng dia pung omong tu. And so they were all in agreement with what she had said. Dan mereka semua sepakat dengan pembicaraannya. Balom dengar bae-bae mama pung omong, te lu su langsung sambar sang beta. Dasar ana kurang ajar! You haven't finished listening to what I have to say, and you are already interrupting me. How rude can you get! Dengarlah dulu hingga selesai pembicaraan ibumu ini, jangan langsung menjawab sebelum ibu selesai bicara. Kurang ajar kamu ini! Idiom: omong kosong lie, talk nonsense omong kosong; ba'omong kiri-kanan gossip gunjingan, gosip, kabar angin; omong sonde ada pung titik-koma talk non-stop bicara terus-menerus; omong sonde pele-pele speak forthrightly, without fear, without pulling any punches bicara terbuka, jujur, terus terang, tanpa takut apa-apa.

omong asal babunyi   Idiom. speak aimlessly, say whatever comes to mind; bicara asal bunyi, bicara tanpa pikir.

omong asal kaná   Idiom. talk without thinking, talk aimlessly; bicara asal bunyi, asal-asalan. Kalo omong asal kaná tu, dia sonde ada pung guna batúl. When someone talks without thinking, there is no purpose to it. Berbicara asal bunyi tidak memberikan efektifitas apa-apa.

omong bekin busuk nama   Idiom. slander, defame, libel, denigrate; fitnah, hujat.

omong besar   Idiom. mulu besar; boast, talk big, brag about, presumptuous; sombong.

omong ga'ang-ga'ang   v. stutter; gagap, terbata-bata. Antonym: omong ke aer, (omong) boto-boto speak fluently, speak confidently lancar berbicara.

omong karang-karang   v. omong bekin-bekin, omong lebe-lebe; make up story, lie; karang cerita, bohong, dusta, tipu.

omong kasi jato   Idiom. undermine, denounce, knock s.o. down by what is said, defame, slander, blaspheme; hina, jatuhkan sso, fitnah, hujat.

omong ke aer   Idiom. speak fluently, speak confidently; lancar berbicara. Antonym: omong ga'ang-ga'ang stutter gagap.

omong kosong   Idiom. nonsense, pointless chatter, lies; say s.t. in reponse or explanation that knowingly leads to nowhere, or is without foundation; bullshit; omong kosong. In contrast with omong sambarang 'blurt s.t. out without thinking', omong kosong implies the speaker is knowingly leading the hearer nowhere, or presenting an argument that is completely made up and without foundation. It is not quite categorised as 'lying', nor as 'deceiving'. Considered a popular past-time around Kupang.

ompong   v. toothless; ompong.

onak   n. brier patch, thorn bush, stand of thorns; onak, duri.

onar   v. chaos, confusion, disturbance; onar, ribut, haru-biru, kacau.

onde-onde   n. cake; onde-onde. Made of grated cassava mixed with grated coconut, filled with palm sugar and deep fried.

onderdél   n.

1 • parts, pieces; alat, bagian. Lu bongkar itu motor, na, jang kasi dia pung onderdél dong cabaré! When you take apart that engine, don't have all the pieces scattered all over the place! Bila membongkar mesin, janganlah mencerai-beraikan alat-alatnya.

2 • body parts; bagian tubuh. Of older people that have started to degenerate. Yang sudah mulai tidak berfungsi lagi dengan baik, karena usia. Borrowed word: Dutch onderdeel..

ondersuk   vn. investigate; periksa, menyidik, selidiki. Criminal, legal, or moral transgression. Usually associated with police or military, but may be head of household. Pelanggaran hukum atau moral. Polisi ada ondersuk orang-orang ko mau cari tau sapa yang isap narkoba dong. The police are investigating to find out who has been taking illegal drugs. Polisi menyidik orang-orang yang disangka sebagai pengguna narkoba. Borrowed word: Dutch onderzoekken..Variant: andersup.

ondor   v. retreat, reverse, shy away from; mundur.Variant: mondor.

tola kasi ondor   vn. resist, contradict, conflict, defy, oppose, challenge; lawan, menentang, tolak.

ondor-ondor   n. ant-lion; undur-undur. Lives in loose soil near houses.

Oni  

n. John; Yohanes. Usage: Nickname; Nama kecil. See: Anis John Yohanes.

onslak   vn. dismiss, fire s.o., discharge, suspend; pecat, hentikan. Borrowed word: Dutch ontslag 'dimissal'..

ontong   vn. overcome, surpass, exceed, succeed, surmount, advantage, benefit, win, profit; atasi, berhasil, menang, untung, guna. Dia pung ana laki-laki deng ana parampuan samua datang kokoe sang dia, ma sonde ontong. All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but they couldn't succeed. Anak laki-laki dan anak perempuannya semua datang menghibur dia, tetapi tidak berhasil. Dia pung ontong apa? What good is it? What use is it? What benefit is it? Untungnya apa?

opa   n. grandfather; kakek. Borrowed word: Dutch.

opal   v. sik-sak; tack; sail back-and-forth against the wind; opal; berlayar melawan angin.

opas   n. tukang suru-suru; servant, slave, errand boy; pesuruh, pembantu, budak, hamba, upas. Usage: Archaic.; Kuno.. Borrowed word: Dutch oppas 'guard'..

orang   n. 1 • person; orang.

2 • people group, ethnic group, personal origins; bangsa, suku, etnis. Bapatua orang Atoni, ko? The old man is ethnically Atoni, right? Orang tua itu, orang Atoni, bukan? Mamatua orang Kupang, ko? The old woman is from around Kupang, right? Orang tua itu, dari Kupang, bukan?

Pro. 1 • you (sg); kamu, engkau, anda. Orang tu musti pikir bae-bae samua parkara. Ini balóm apa-apa, su napsu pendek memang. You need to think through everything. Nothing has happened, yet you are already steamed up. Kamu itu harus memikirkan baik-baik semua hal. Jangan cepat marah sebelum mengetahui inti permasalahannya!

2 • I; aku, saya. Orang balom mandi, su basuru pi macam-macam. I haven't yet bathed and you are already telling me to do things. Saya belum mandi, kalian sudah menyuruh saya.

orang banya   n. crowd, mob; massa, banyak orang.

orang banya dong   n. crowd; kerumunan. Similar: banya orang dong many people banyak orang.

orang bui   n. prisoner; tahanan.

orang buta   n. blind person; orang buta.

orang dalam   n. insider, inside man; orang dalam.

orang jahat   n. bad person, evildoer, criminal; orang jahat.

orang kampong   n. 1 • villager; penduduk kampung.

2 • simpleton, country bumpkin, naive, unsophisticated, hick, boor; orang kampungan, orang lugu.

orang karja   n. worker, laborer, employee; karyawan, pekerja, petugas.

orang kasian   n. orang susa; unfortunate, desolute, beggar; orang kasihan, penderita, pengemis.

orang kaya   n. wealthy person, rich person; orang kaya.

orang kici   n. common man; orang biasa. Unimportant and not influential. Tidak berpengaruh dan tidak penting.

orang laen   n.

1 • another person, different person; orang lain.

2 • other race, not of ourselves, stranger, foreigner; bangsa lain, orang asing, orang luar.

orang mati   n. dead person, corpse; orang mati, mayat.

roh orang mati   n. spirit of a dead person; roh orang mati.

orang parcaya   n.

1 • trusted assistant, emissary, envoy; wakil, tangan kanan.

2 • believer, Christian; orang percaya, orang Kristen.

orang pintar   n. diviner, seer, healer, shaman, sorcerer; dukun, suanggi. See: orang yang pintar smart person, clever person orang terpelajar.

orang pung suka   Idiom. it's s.o.'s wish, it's my desire, I want; sesuka hati, semaunya. Orang pung suka mo jadi tukang jual ikan é! Jang paksa ko maso tantara iko bosong pung mau! It is my wish to become a seller of fish! Don't force me to join the army according to what you want. Semaukulah mau jadi penjual ikan! Jangan paksa saya menjadi tentara menuruti keinginan kalian!

orang susa   n. poor, needy, people in need of humanitarian assistance; orang miskin, orang yg perlu bantuan.

orang tani   n. farmer; petani.

orang tenga   n. jambatan; mediator, go-between, negotiator, messenger, match-maker, intermediary; perantara, pembawa pesan, penghubung, pengantar. Someone who negotiates between two parties. E.g. a peace-maker between fighting parties, a negotiator between wedding parties, an introducer to government officials. Sso yang menjadi jembatan antara dua pihak. Mis. yang mencari damai dalam perkelahian, yang menjadi perantara dalam perkawinan, atau yang menjadi pengantar dengan pejabat.

orang tua   n.

1 • parents; any classificatory papa ‘father’ or mama ‘mother’; orang tua; merujuk baik pada ayah dan ibu kandung, maupun pada orang lain yang berpangkat ‘ayah’ atau ‘ibu’. Usage: Implies plural. Usually refers to collective action or decision.; Biasanya merujuk pada kegiatan atau keputusan bersama..

2 • stok lama; older generation; generasi tua.

3 • wise person, respected person; orang bijak, orang terhormat, orang yg berpengalaman. See: tua old tua.

orang tua-tua   n. elders, leaders; pimpinan, kepala, orang tua. See: orang-orang tua parents ayah-ibu, orang tua.

orang yang pintar   n. smart person, clever person, educated person; orang cerdas, orang terpelajar. See: orang pintar diviner, seer, healer dukun.

orang-orang tua   n. mama-bapa; parents; orang tua, ayah-ibu. See: orang tua-tua elders, leaders pemimpin, orang tua.

oras   n. time, hour; waktu, jam. Borrowed word: Portuguese.

otak   n.

1 • brain; otak.

2 • sense, thinking, idea; pikiran, akal. Dia pikir pake panta; sonde pikir pake otak. He's thinking with his rear end (short-sighted); he's not thinking with his brain (taking the long view). Dia berpikiran pendek; dia tidak berpikiran panjang.

putar otak   Idiom. seek a solution, find a way; cari akal, cari jalan. Di muka tantara. Di balakang musu. Putar otak su ko bekin diri salamat. There are soldiers in front and enemies behind. Find a way to save yourself. Di depan ada tentara. Di belakang ada musuh. Carilah jalan agar kita selamat.

otak encer   Idiom. clever, quick-witted, perceptive, smart; pintar, encer, cepat mengerti, cepat tanggap. Antonym: otak kea slow-witted bodoh.

otak kea   n. dumb, slow-witted, dense, stupid; bodoh, lambat mengerti. Antonym: otak encer quick-witted pintar. Borrowed word: Rote.

oto   n. car, automobile; mobil, oto. Borrowed word: Dutch auto..