Lojban and Chinese, A Word A Day
pinca = urine/piss/pee = 尿 niao4
djica = want/desire = 要yao4
the “nu” is a event abstraction descriptor; grammatically: it turns a whole bridi into a selbri, and adding le in front of the selbri, it becames a sumti.
nanba = bread = 面 mian4 (noodle) 包 bao1 (bun) (traditional: 麵包).
gletu = fuck = 肏 cao4. (often as 操, but incorrect.)
In the sentence: “mi gletu ko” , “ko” is a command form of you. So the whole sentence means “come be fucked by me”, or in Chinese 你 ni3 (you) 来 lai2 (come) 给 gei3 (give) 我 wo3 (I) 肏 cao4 (fuck). Of course, in normal English or Chinese people do not say such odd sentences. The word fuck and 肏 are used almost only as an interjection or as expletives. People would say “make love”, “sleep together”, “copulation”, “coitus” or other synonyms. But in a logical and artificial language like lojban, gletu is the way to say it.
for a Chinese essay on the word 肏, see: this file
citka = eat = 吃 chi1
pa = one = 一 yi1 .
One easy way to remember lojban numbers is to use them in varius online passwords. For example, joe123 can be joepareci. (pa=1 = 一yi1, re=2 = 二 er4, ci=3 = 三 san1)
cidja = food = 食 si2 (eat) 物 wu4 (object)
pinxe = drink = 喝 he1
djacu = water = 水shui3