English. Of any living thing: lives, grows, sprouts.
Subanen. Mintubu' na su pimulau kapi.
English. The coffee I planted has already sprouted.
Subanen. Su milened badeku ditu mesempel Zamboanga, maika' gupiai getaw mitubu'; melaun dai minatay.
English. When the ship sunk there near Zamboanga, few people survived; many died.
Subanen. Ki galsadu megbenwa di gulangan, laak kilawan tantu, iini mitubu' tug bagyu.
English. The "frightening ones" that live in the forest, but are really mortal, they are the ones who survived the flood.
English. Life of s.t., germ.
Subanen. Unglanan ig beni', pu' sa' megangu gupia, matay su tubu'en.
English. Seed for planting is dried briefly, because if it is dried out throughly, the germ dies.
English. Visible fungi such as mushrooms; gen. for mushrooms.
Subanen. Ki tubu' galengaleng, ndi' mpia pa'aan di gembata', pu' sa' sugu'en, laak dayun megalengaleng.
English. It's not good to let children eat alengaleng mushrooms, because when you send them on an errand, they just go looking around.
In group with: alengaleng 2; lansung 2; lelembu'; ligbes; ligetusen; tetuay 2; uliktep; upas 3; yabeg
English. Earliest growth stage of a plant, shoot; gen. for various shoots.
Subanen. Su talimpuku, ndi' pa pia giiken, pu' migleginit gupia. Subay sa' pa metigdaw, muka' matay pai tubu'en kia.
English. My sheaves aren't ready to thresh yet, because heat has gathered in them. I'll have to wait until they cool, and their new
shoots have died.
In group with: saa'
English. One's return on a business venture, interest, profit.
Subanen. Su tubu' nu kwadetau, nda' pa nilan begay dinaan sampay nemun.
English. They haven't given me the interest on my money until now.
Synonym. bata'; ganansia
English. Makes one's living.
Subanen. Naa, kiin migawid ma na amu duayan, iini pektalentenay niu ki kegleketubu' niu, mengimbaal muka' megimula.
English. Now then, here you are married, this is what you are to attend your living, cutting the forest and planting.
English. Any animal, insect, terrestrial or marine.
Subanen. Naa sa' mitubus na sug butuk, sumiled dayun si Dumpeken ditug dialem nug butuk, sampay su nga gapenen, muka' su gininisan nga metetubu', sumiled dadema diag dialem.
English. Now when the butuk was finished, then Dumpeken entered the butuk, including his children, and the various animals, they entered too.
English. An unseen being, spirit.
English. Any domesticated animal or fowl.
Subanen. Ki gansa', gasal dadema petubu'en nu getaw.
English. Geese are customarily raised by people.
Idiom: ketubu' nda'i tamanen
Variant. ketubu' nda'i gikteben
English. The concept of living without end, immortality.