Valentainz Day Don Gaahn Lang, Bot Noh Mek di Lov

                                        Da Hoo Ga Makoabi?

                                       Da Hoo Ga Kabanka?

                                      Da Hoo Ga Krisisisilo?


  kabanka  n. lovesickness. Jan loan ga kabanka sins ih gyal gaahn lef ahn da

           Stayts. John is suffering from lovesickness since his girl left him and went

           to the States. See: makoabi, krisisisilo.


  krisisisilo  n. extreme lovesickness. Jan hihn mi ga krisisisilo aaf a Agnis til

          ih mi feel laik kil ihself. John was so lovesick over Agnes that he felt like

          killing himself. See: kabanka, makoabi.


  makoabi  n. lovesickness. Poa Joa mi ga bad makoabi wen di gyal lef ahn.

          Poor Joe was really lovesick when the girl left him. See: kabanka,

          krisisisilo; miskoabi.


  makoabi seed  n. parched pumpkin or squash seeds. If yu waahn kyoar yu

          makoabi, yu hafu eet kinel waata ahn makoabi seed. If you want to cure

           your lovesickness, you have to eat canal water and pumpkin seeds. See:



  miskoabi  n. love sickness; female version of ‘makoabi’. See: makoabi.


  pepeetos  n. pumpkin (squash) seeds. Dehn seh fi get oava makoabi yu hafu

          eet pepeetos ahn jrink kinel waata. It is said that if you want to get over

          a heartbreak, you should eat pumpkin seeds and drink water from the

          canal. See: makoabi seed.

Valentainz Day Don Gaahn Lang,  Bot Noh Mek di Lov Don!

Silvaana Udz, Ed.D da fahn Bileez. If yu waahn tel shee bowt sohnting speshal fu put eena dis Kriol
aatikl, eemayl:          Vizit: 

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