v. 1. tell a story. Iisturya didtu sa kurti ang tinúud nga nahitabù, Tell the court what really happened; 1a. tell something untrue. Ayaw kug isturyáhi! Don’t tell me! 1b. tell someone about something Ayawg iisturya ning sikritúha, Don’t tell the secret; 2. converse, talk to someone Unsay inyung gipanag-isturyáhan? What are you discussing? Kinsa tung ímung gikaisturya? Who were you conversing with? 3. talk something out with someone to reach an understanding. Nagkaisturya na mi ug ang ákung trátu, ug nagkaúlì na mi, I have already talked it out with my girl, and we’re on good terms again. Mas maáyung inyu nang isturyáhun arun dì mu magdinumtanay, You should thrash out your differences so that you won’t end up hating each other; n. 1. story. Daghan siyag isturya báhin sa gúbat, He has lots of war stories to tell; 1a. plot of a story. Unsay isturya sa sini? What was the movie about? 1b. something told. Mutúu ka ba sa isturya níyang namatay ang prisidinti? Do you believe his story that the president died? 2. conversation. Taas kaáyu inyung isturya sa tilipunu, Your telephone conversation lasted a long time; 3. talk, useless talk. Daghan nímug isturya. Buháta lang nà, You talk too much. Just go ahead and do it. isturyahánay, isturyahay v. converse, tell each other stories. -dur(→) a. 1. fond of telling stories; 2. fond of engaging in conversation. Hilumun nà. Dì kaáyu isturyadur, He’s a silent sort. He doesn’t like to talk very much; v. become a good conversationalist.