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2 number - happen
degree acuina
             
  extent / level / degree kusina / evene / acuina   exceed tali, hai tali
  standard ineere-neerenana   excessive tali
  meet ihirohe   extreme hai nau tali
  up to evene, hala evene   moderate hala
  fall short of terune   medium sokina
  limit evene      
       
hala masu-masu mohe moderate speed
        hala pana-panake moderate pain
  almost / nearly tapi la'a, tutu, ana anat hala masun eceremu moderate
  hardly tapil' akam halam evencutu moderate drinking
  nauvara akam va'an
  only, just hala
  quite tapi      
  very tali   at the most italin ia -atere
  too vasi   at least nehen
          approximately, about va'ane, itane
  accurate oco
          exactly mai-maise
  partly afarika      
  mainly / mostly ilafanana
  completely nau auf(u)      
  thoroughly masupai(n)   widespread inau aufne
  superficially acu-acu, futa-futal   global mua aufne
  narapai(n)   local unu hala nae
  uneven isi-hiamui   lata hala nae
             
        hiamuinu      
  rate hira aanisi   slope (uphill) mua hapa, mua apa
  per -- , tuu   slope (downhill) surupene, isinu
  proportion teacu   steep hoi-hoike, ha'ate
  factor neemana   gradual, gentle teiteile
             
ivi halan evene just up to there neemela'a almost
Te evene? Where are (we) up to? ecehere overfill
Kois afa nita hai soke. We nearly collided. A vasi valal mau. You've come too quickly.
Inglaterra ana molu. England nearly lost. Ana anat hai mara. I almost came.
Botil tapi la'a(n) aracane. The bottle almost fell over. Italin ia neematere. six at the most
Ana tapi la'a po'ote. I was nearly ill. metru lime mai-maise exactly five metres
Po'otina en inau aufne. This sickness is widespread. rehune itane about a thousand
En afarika tavar isirivesu. This is partly their work.
En ilafanana tavar isirivesu. This is mostly their work.
En nau aufu tavar isirivesu. This is entirely their work.
Tava nauvara akam sirivesi va'an. He hardly works at all.
Tava tapi(l) akam inait ana ta'a navare. He barely understands what I say.
Tava isirivesu naunuku masupai. He does all his work thoroughly.
Capur en tapi masu-masu varese The kitchen is thoroughly clean.
degree: additional material acuina: upata'a itavanana
kusina level, measure Tahi ilohain te kusina?   How deep is the sea?  
    nita kusina   of the same height  
tekusina how much Ira vahu mau ira hiamuin tekusina jete?    
        When the river floods, how far does the water come?
kusina [singular] em nita kusinapai (two items only)   adjust, make to the same length
kusevere [plural] em nita kuseverpai (several items)      
         
evene extent Ikaparana te'evene?     What's the extent of damage?
acuina degree Ikaparana te acuina?     How bad is it?  
teacakne? where exactly? Tava an riku. She was nearly rich.
eacakne right here Tapi la'a an riku. I was nearly rich.
foniacakne right there Tava tapi la'an riku. She was nearly rich.
Ant an tain kota mara nanipo an akam ali la'a. I nearly went to town today, but I didn't.
acu-acu navare bits of knowledge talin ica rau-rau very happy
futa-futal navare knowledge, but not a good grasp tapin ica rau-rau quite happy
paun lime tuu oras ukani five pounds an hour
Paun lime oras ukani tu ana semu. I get five pounds an hour.
Gazolina tapi la'a Baucau hirohen acane. There's almost enough petrol to reach Baucau.
Nehen ana oras kafa sirivesu. I work at least eight hours.
Ineeere-neerenana fabrika eluhet oras ukani mucu komputador ta'an fai.
Normally, the factory wants to make ten computers an hour.
Alivana tu haul an(en) mua kohe kaparana te nau va'an lafai?
The place where they had the earthquake, how bad was the damage.
neeme-neeme kica almost, nearly   ana almost
neeme la'a almost, nearly   anat' (ana tu) almost
neeme la'a molu almost lost   neeme la'an umu almost died
         
Neeme-neeme kica tavar an hai manane.   They almost won.  
         
Tava an' emer hai luku nanip lalaficar hai mau hinta em aaci'ire    
    He was about to speak but, as the elders arrived, he gave way.
         
Tava itanaliarana ana fanu hai mela'a nanipo kaparana it fai tu em uraseile.  
      His business almost went forward but the problem set it back.
numu, tu'u, fa'a   very, excessively, more than expected  
numu luku-luku   talkative    
tu'u luku-luku   talkative    
fa'a mautule   always lazy    
tu'u muahaka   very friendly    
nana-   exceedingly (crazily so)  
     
tura   even more    
Hai tura nikare.   It's got even colder.  
Imecikara tura kaparpai. It makes your throat even worse.  
Ivi'it hai turam ranupai nara. So that makes it even better.  
Hai tura tavane.   It's increased a lot.  
     
Tava kaiare nanipo akam aten nau tura tavasirivesi.    
      He was tired but without resting he put in even more work.