U - u

uas   n. jicama, sincama; bangkuang. Sweet juicy white root eaten raw.

uba   vn. change, become different, fluctuate, modify; ubah, robah. Co lu uba ini batu jadi roti. Bisa, ko sonde? Try to make this rock change into bread. Are you up to it, or not? Bisakah engkau mengubah batu ini menjadi roti?Variant: oba.

ubi kayu   n. cassava, manioc; singkong, ubi kayu, kasbi.

ubi patatas   n. sweet potato; ubi jalar.

ujan   n. rain; hujan.

ujan angin   n. rainstorm; badai, topan.

ujung   n.

1 • tip, end, point, top, peak, corner; ujung, puncak.

2 • edge; pinggir. Ana kici tu, ada pegang dia pung mama pung ujung baju. the small child was holding the edge of his mother's dress. Anak kecil itu sedang memegang pinggir baju ibunya.

ujung sablá   n. far side, other side; sebelah sana, bagian sebelah. pulo pung ujung sablá; the far side of the island. bagian sebelah dari pulau.

ujung-pohon   Idiom. basis, reason, point, purpose, cause and result; ujung-pangkal, pangkal, dasar, akar, alasan. In the negative, refers to something pointless that has no reasonable cause or useful purpose. Dalam betuk negatif, merujuk kpd sst yg tidak ada dasar yang masuk akal, ataupun tujuan yang bermakna. Dia salalu angka parkara yang sonde ada pung ujung-pohon. He is always creating disputes that have no basis and no purpose. They are pointless. Dia selalu menciptakan masalah yang tidak ada dasar dan tidak ada tujuan. Dia pung parkara pung ujung-pohon, apa? What is the basis for the dispute? Apa pangkal masalahnya? Lu maen omong bataputar sa. Ma sonde ada pung ujung-pohon sadiki ju! You keep beating around the bush. But there is not even a little bit of evidence for what you say! Kamu asal bicara saja, tanpa dasar yang jelas.

uk  

n. cornmeal; tepung jagung, ampas. hasil tumbukan yang sangat halus. Kotong makan jagung uk campor gula pasir. We eat cornmeal with sugar. Kami makan tepung jagung dengan gula pasir.

uk kayu   n. sawdust; serbuk gergaji. Similar: fufuk wood powder from boring insects; also from paper serbuk kayu karena dimakan serangga; juga dari kertas.

Uka  

n. Luke; Lukas. Usage: Nickname; Nama kecil.

ukur   vn.

1 • measure; ukur.

2 • judge, criticise; menilai, pertimbangkan, bandingkan. Kalo bosong ukur orang laen pung bekin, orang ju ukur bosong bagitu. If you judge what other people do, people will also judge you like that. Jika engkau menilai perbuatan orang lain, orangpun akan menilai engkau demikian.

3 • watch out, be careful, guard, be sensitive; jaga, awas, hati-hati. Ukur-ukur sadiki kalo ba'omong. Bosong tu kalo su kasi angin, suka talebe-lebe so'al bagosip orang. Be a bit careful when you talk. Give you all a chance and you'll go overboard in what you gossip about. Jagalah pembicaraan kalian. Kalau diberi kesempatan kalian suka berlebihan membicarakan nama seseorang.

ukur kuat   Idiom. strive, great effort, struggle; usaha keras, berjuang.

lari ukur kuat   Idiom. run as fast as you can; lari secepat-cepatnya.

batarea ukur kuat   Idiom. shout at the top of your lungs; berteriak keras-keras.

balajar ukur kuat   Idiom. study hard; belajar dgn tekun.

ulang   Adv. repeat, again; ulang. Dia pi ulang lai di laut. He went once again to the sea. Dia pergi ulang ke laut.

ulang kambali   vn. start over, return to square one; ulangi dari awal.

ular   n.

1 • snake; ular.

2 • worm, maggot; ulat.

ular leksain   n. python; ular piton, ular sawah.

ular mengge   n. coiled snake, snake twisted around on itself; ular berbelit-belit.

ulat   See: ular 1) snake, 2) worm, maggot 1) ular, 2) ulat.

ulat bulu   n. hairy caterpillar; ulat (bulu).

ulu hasil   n. first fruits, choice; ulu hasil, yang pertama, yang terpilih. Implies the first ones, the choice ones, those set aside for a special purpose.

ulu hati   n.

1 • solar plexus, lower chest region; ulu hati. Area where one feels heart-burn. Beta pung ulu hati tatikam, é! Ini dia pung tanda apa ni lai? My solar plexus feels like it's being stabbed! What does this indicate? Hati saya terasa sakit sekali. Apa gerangan maksudnya?

2 • inner being, depths of soul; hati nurani.

ulur   vn. kasi los; slide, stretch out, extend, pay out s.t; sorong, rentangkan, perpanjang, ulur. Ulur lu pung tangan ko be pareksa lu pung kuku dong. Stretch out your hands so I can examine your fingernails. Ulurkan tanganmu agar saya dapat memeriksa kukumu.

umpama   n. conto; illustration, example, allegory, parable, comparison; contoh, ilustrasi, umpama, gambaran, perumpamaan, alegori, perbandingan. Dia omong pake umpama ko orang dong bisa mangarti dia pung maksud. He spoke giving examples so that people could understand what he was driving at. Ia berbicara dengan menggunakan contoh-contoh agar orang memahami maksudnya.

Cnj. for example, if it were the case; umpamanya, misalnya, contohnya, seandainya. Umpama ke be dapa doi banya, pasti be su beli oto Mersi. If it were the case that I got a lot of money, I would definitely buy a Mercedes Benz. Seandainya saya mendapat banyak uang, pasti saya akan beli sebuah Mercedes.

umur   n. age; umur, usia.

Unu  

n. Jonah; Yunus. Usage: Nickname; Nama kecil.

upa   n. wages, payment, remuneration, reward; upah. For work done or services rendered.

upu  

n. grandchild; cucu. Borrowed word: Helong, Rote, Uab Meto.

urus   vn. arrange matters, manage, run, take care of, look after, deal with, handle a matter, organise; urus, mengelolah.

urus do   Interj. impossible!, inconceivable, no way!, forget it!; mana mungkin, ya, ampun, masak. Urus do! Doi su sonde ada, ma lu noki-noki minta mau beli mobil. Cabu bulu kateak mangkali! No way! We've got no money, but you keep nagging us to buy a car. You must think money grows on trees! Mana mungkin saya memberimu uang untuk membeli mobil! Kamu pikir uang gampang didapat?

urusan   n. dealings, arrangments, business, affairs, matters, concerns, problems; urusan, pekerjaan, bisnis, masalah, hal.

usa   n. necessary, needed; usah, perlu. Usage: Always with negative sonde or tar.; Selalu digunakan dengan negatif sonde atau tar.. Sonde usa pi balanja lai, te makanan sisa dong masi fol. There is no need to go shopping, cause we still have plenty of food left over. Tidak usah belanja lagi, karena masih ada banyak makanan sisa.

usaha   v. effort, exertion, attempt, struggle, endeavor, strive, labour; usaha, berjuang.

n. work, labor, effort; hasil kerja.

usaha ko   vn. coba ko; try to, make an effort to, attempt to; berusaha untuk, coba. Usaha ko bosong bisa idop deng tanáng. Jang tasosok deng orang laen dong pung urusan, ma satu-satu urus dia pung urusan sandiri. Try to live calmly. Don't butt in to other people's business, but each person should take care of their own business. Berusaha agar kalian dapat hidup secara tenang. Jangan campur-tangan di dalam urusan orang lain. Sebaiknya masing-masing orang mengurus urusannya sendiri.

usi   n. kaka parampuan; elder sister; saudara perempuan. Usage: Influence from Ambon.; Pengaruh dari Ambon.. Counterpart: bu older brother kakak laki-laki. See: susi.

usir   vn. foo; evict, kick out, chase out, expel, drive away, throw out; usir, halau.

Usu  

n. Joseph; Yusuf. Usage: Nickname; Nama kecil.

utan   n. bush (as in Australian English); wild, unplanted areas; tempat belantara. Does not necessarily imply trees or rainforest as does Malay cognate hutan.

Adj. wild, untamed; liar. Spec: babi utan wild boar babi liar; anjing utan wild or feral dog, wolf anjing liar; Antonym: piara tame, domesticed jinak.

uti   n. tolo, burung; cock, male genitals; kemaluan laki-laki. Usage: Vulgar; Kasar.. Borrowed word: Rote utik..

utus   vn. commission, delegate, send, charge to do; utus, kirim, tugaskan, wakili. Officially ask s.o. to do a specific task. Menugaskan secara resmi sso melakukan tugas tertentu.

utusan   n. tangan kanan, orang parcaya, wakil; envoy, messenger, emissary, ambassador, representative, apostle, delegation; utusan, wakil, rasul, delegasi, duta, petugas, pengemban tugas, pembawa pesan, pemberita. Usage: Mesolectal..