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