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big, heavy, large, long, tall, wide; important, relevant

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semantic space · lipamanka

suli is big, tall, wide, vast, deep, etc. Any physical dimension of largeness can be suli. toki pona doesn't use different words to distinguish different ways of being big. In the metaphysical of toki pona, if something is big that means it is important, so suli can also mean important. suli could mean that something is made up of a lot of stuff, often implying that it's complex. suli can talk about necessity. If something is crucial, it is suli. Combining suli with perspectives can show what people value, allowing us to construct a map of what matters more or less to others. seme li suli tawa seme?

ku translations

big100, importance100, large100, important92, significant87, matter (v)86, grand80, significantly80, huge79, tall77, vast77, weight77, crucial75, extensive73, prominent73, broad70, fat70, long69, substantial69, significance67, size67, giant65, heavy65, extended64, wide64, considerable63, thick62, major60, tremendous56, extent55, magnitude54, great53, height50, length50, vital50, greatly47, importantly47, severe44, dramatically42, mass42, essential40, largely40, massive40, relevant40, emphasize38, fundamental38, enormous37, extend37, stretch37, heavily36, critical33, expand33, expansion33, depth32, age31, extension31, volume31, profound30, deeply29, density29, widely29, influential28, dominant27, dramatic27, emphasis27, grow27, growth27, super27, mainly25, remarkable25

pu verbatim

ADJECTIVE big, heavy, large, long, tall; important; adult


core · 100% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


Finnish · suuri ‘big, large, great’

coined by jan Sonja

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ideogram showing bigger size compared to lili

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