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DyirbalEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gunga

  1. (of fruits or nuts that ripen in the sun) Unripe, green.
  2. (in cooking) Raw, uncooked.
  3. (of humans and animals) Alive.

Usage notesEdit

When translating Dyirbal into English, to use the term 'raw' is a rough translation; it may be better to say not yet ready for eating. So, if asking a Dyirbal speaker if something may be eaten gunga, you’ll be self-contradictive (like asking Can I eat this inedible thing?).

AntonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Language in Danger, Andrew Dalby, 2003.


IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gunga f (genitive singular gungu, nominative plural gungur)

  1. coward, craven

DeclensionEdit

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Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hindi गूंगा (gūṅgā).

NounEdit

gunga

  1. mute (a person who cannot speak)

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

gunga c

  1. a swing (hanging seat or foothold)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of gunga 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gunga gungan gungor gungorna
Genitive gungas gungans gungors gungornas

VerbEdit

gunga (present gungar, preterite gungade, supine gungat, imperative gunga)

  1. to swing (on a hanging seat or foothold)

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