English. Helps, does with s.o., is with s.o. in his difficulty.
Subanen. Mekpabangu dun sug bebaan ku.
English. I will ask s.o. to help me with what I'm carrying on my back.
English. Aid, help or presence one extends to s.o. in need.
Grammar. tabang used only to affix for reciprocity.
In group with: dangep; limbang; sagang; sugut; tangkis; tulung
English. Pays rent for a dwelling, usually. by the month; payment for use of a dwelling, rents.
Subanen. Sug balayu ditug lunsud, pabangu na laak di nga getaw, adin su meliag.
English. As for my house there in town, I'll have it rented to people, whoever wants it.
English. The payment one makes when renting s.t., esp. a dwelling.
English. Of one or few, is/are opposed by a larger, superior number, in arguments, fighting, games: ganged up on.
Subanen. Kalabung ditu padi'an si Kanas, inabang nilan meksemba', nda' nilan daagay.
English. Yesterday at the gathering-place, they (all) competed with Kanas singing, but they could not prevail.
English. A gift of money.
English. Medical practitioner, esp. a traditional midwife, male or female.
Subanen. Kali' pegbata' si Sila, nda' ilan ganam angay mengabang, kaas nda' ganam pegigetaw su gembata', pu' sui'.
English. When Sila had her baby, they didn't go for a midwife right away, and so the baby wasn't born quickly, for it was breach.
Subanen. Sug leduun ku kitu, sa' kana' da ducturi mingingabang dun, matay nau sia.
English. As for that illness of mine, if it had not been a doctor who was the one to treat me, I would've died.
Idiom: abang tampilu'
English. Betrays by appearing to help s.o. while actually helping one's adversary.
Subanen. Ki gukum kiin, melaat megabang dig duma nen, pu' masi' laak gabang tampilu' ig daniin kitu.
English. As for that arbiter, he's an evil helper of others, because what do you know, his (help) is a betrayal.