8 intend - government
        competent      
             
  know how to navare   clever navarana, cau tomoke
  be fit for / competent uhulen   capable fai-fain ma'ar lauhana
  skill mahirana   intelligent icakuru
  skilful mahire   quick cau tomoke*
  expert (nau) mestri   uneducated akam isikola
  gift, talent talenta, uhulana   slow cau matare
  charism karisma   stupid sasale
             
* clever, picks things up quickly
             
  specialise aanavarana   magic, -ian tani-tanipainu
  professional coru, profesional sulapu (M)   [spell] ina utucenenu
  certificate diploma   [wizard] ina haran nami
  amateur hala cicirai, amatir   [witch] ina haran tupur
      traditional healer ina haran
             
Tava ma'ar lauhana fote naanavarana. She's a specialist in surgery.
Komputer nae ana faraku. I'm no good at computers.
Tava pacain imahirana. He's a skilful carpenter.
fai-fain ma'ar lauhana   vovole ignorant
people who are capable, can work things out (akam nacun naunavare)
able to provide for others in need, generous meeko'o  
get things done       deficient, having a slight disability; silly
  kesinu   talisman, charm   sihirana trickery or fun magic,
    En akesinu. This is my charm.       magic that prevents people seeing
Hal mucune tour naunuku calpal horu luku-luku nu nim kesinpai.      
  When you go to war, everyone speaks with their ancestors tei, teifai, serious magic
    to put a strong charm upon them,   teifalen work magic
          teifalen molu-molu disappear by magic
  ahi haunted, under a spell (place, piece of water)      
  Irin in ahi. Those woods are enchanted.     ica kafu liare put under a spell
Lata paru hain ahi.       ica kafu liarana a spell
        The deserted village has become enchanted.      
jen in naneceremu.   is self-reliant, self-confident (positive idea)
Ana jen naneceremu.   I think for myself.    
Ana jen in naneceremu.    
jen halan eceremu   only consider oneself (negative idea)
jen in halan eceremu   only thinks of himself  
coru   professional, regular, expert Ma'ar lauhana kail coru, Uruvacu perecuan ocava.
luku-lukun coru speaker   People are regular sinners,
bola tielen coru footballer       and it's God's job to forgive.
competent
             
  practical   ifai-fainu    
  efficient amuvale   incompetent akam nacun nauhule
  ingenuity     foolish eceremun molu-molu
  self-reliant jen (in) naneceremu   awkward / clumsy mua vaari tu'upe
  careful purupale   careless nau napaniki (fai)
  sensible     helpless hulana pali
  foresight emer (n)eceremu emer (n)aci   drunk tua savi
  sober fanu hara    
             
             
  power foritu ica kuru   wise apanavarana
  powerful tali forite hai(n) ica kafu   mature ica kafu lafae
  powerless foritana pali   experience esperensia
  vulnerable faraku, hulanapali esperensia vale   experienced hain ica kuru / kafu
  He cannot help it. Tava akam uhulen nacun fai.   experienced (animals) pulu, pule
  Tava t'em teva'apai? [tu em]   virgin virgen
  do st. about it nacun apafai   sophisticated ica kuru
      nave meeko'o
             
             
      correct maise
  adapt (ica) helupai   right(ly) / correct inauva'ane
  adapt to (hai) helupai   wrong ete-, kapare, sala
  adjust, tune acakpai   suitable ihini naunu
  match em nita acakne   appropriate aarau
  blend kahure   It'll do. I o rau.
  clash nita atare   imperfect akam maise
      perfect mai-maise
      holinpali *
             
* holi: fault, flaw
ipar pulu experienced (hunting) dog ma'ar imiri raw person, recruit
ipar puli va'ane like an experienced hunting dog Tava havarana icoru. He is an experienced hunter
kuca pulu a horse of experience
Tava etekuru icoru. He's experienced as a (marriage) go-between.
tua savi va'an napaniki nau ta'a talk nonsense like a drunk
Moko-mokor hulanapalit akam navar in defende.
Children are vulnerable because they can't defend themselves.
        competent: additional material      
Umani t' em en acita'a? Who told you / explained it to you?
Ana jen hau eceremu. I thought it for myself.
Tava jen in vasi tali naneceremun e hai kaparpai. His overconfidence has done this damage.
Amerika inasaun forite nanipo ifaraku itu akam uhulen tahanet' ima'ar lauhana lafanen umunoro.
Amerika inasaun forite nanipo ifaraku itu akam uhulen ima'ar lauhana tolune tu lafanen hai(n) umunoro.
America is a strong nation but their weakness is that they cannot put up with very high casualties.