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a, an wan abandon livim, lego able to save about long saed blong above antap abroad ovasi accident aksiden account kaon act aktem add up ademap, plasem adult bigman aeroplane plen affect (badly) kilim afraid fraet after afta long afternoon aftenun afterwards afta, biaen again bakegen against agensem ago taemi pas finis agree agri air win, ea airplane plen airport epot alcohol alkol algae nalumlum alive adj. laef all olgeta, evriwan allow alawem allowed alao almost klosap alone wan nomo already finis alright oraet also tu although nomata we always oltaem America Amerika anchor angka and mo, wetem angry kros animal anamol announce talemaot another nara answer ansa(rem) ant anis any eni anything eni samting apple (normal) apol (Malay apple) nakavika approximately raonabaot, samwe long area eria argue raorao argument rao arm han around raon arrive kamtru arrive at kam kasem as (like) olsem ash asis ashamed sem ask askem at long attempt v. traem aubergine obesin aunt anti (mother's sister) smol mama Australia Ostrelia avoid stewe long away i no stap (far away) farawe awful rabis axe akis back bak backside baksaed baby bebi bad nogud, rabis bag basket bald bolhed ball bol bamboo bambu banana banana bank bang banyan tree nambangga base stamba basket basket battery batri be stap beach sanbij bean bin, ariko beard wiskas, mustas beat (exceed) bitim because from we become kam bed bed bee waelbi beef mit blong buluk been (past tense) bin beer bia before bifo, fastaem befriend frenem begin stat(em) behind adv. biaen believe biliv(im) belly bel belong to blong below daon, aninit bend ben(em) beneath aninit long best nambawan better mo gud, mobeta between bitwin bicycle baskel big big bill (to be paid) kaon bin tin doti, pubel bird pijin biscuits biskit bit n. pis, pat (a little bit) lelebet bite vt. kakae bitter konkon black blak black magic posen, nakaemas blade naef, resa blame blem(em) blank emti blanket blangket bleed blad i ron bless blesem blind adj. blaen, blaenae block blokem blood blad blow blo(em) blow up bosta blue blue boat bot, lanis, sip body bodi boil v. boel(em), n. boela bone bun book buk boot but born bon (pikinini i bon) boss bos bottle botel bottom as boundary baondri bow and arrow bonara bowl n. dis box bokis boy boe, yangfala brain bren branch bransis bread bred breadfruit bredfrut break brek(em) breakfast dring ti breast titi breathe pulum win breeze fres win bridge brij brilliant gud tumas bring karem i kam broken brok, bagarap brother brata brother-in-law tawian brown braon brush bras(em) bucket baket bug bebet build bildim, mekem building haos bullock buluk bundle, bunch bandel burn bon(em) (olsem faea) burst bosta bury berem (the) bush bus bush nut navele business bisnis busy bisi but be butter bata butterfly bataflae butterfly fish papiong buy pem cabbage kabis cake kek call kol(em), singaot(em) camera kamera can (be able to) save (container) tin cancel kanselem candle kandel candy loli canoe kenu capable naf, inaf capsize kafsaed(em) card kad care kea care for lukaotemgud carry karem cassava maniok cat puskat catch kasem (fish) huk(um) cause kosem, mekem cave hol blong ston celebrate selebretem cement simen centipede milpat, handredleg centre medel ceremonial ground nasara ceremony seremoni, lafet certain (sure) sua (particular) samfala chair jea chance janis change jenis(im), tan(em) charcoal jakol chase ronem, aftarem chat storian cheap jip check vt. jekem chest jes chicken faol chief jif child pikinini chilli pepper pima chocolate joklet choko susut choose jusum chop katkatem Christian Kristin Christmas Krismas chuck sakem church jioj clam natalae class (in school) klas clean klin(im) clear klia climb klaem(ap) clinic klinik clock klok close (near) klosap (shut) sarem, satem cloth kaliko clothes klos cloud klaod club nalnal coast (seaside) solwota coat (jacket) jaket cockroach kokros cocoa kakao coconut kokonas coffee kofi cold kolkol (illness) kof collapse foldaon collect kolektem college skul colour kala comb kom(em) come kam complain komplen complete finis(im) completely fulwan computer kompiuta conch shell pupu connect joen(em) container kontena continue gohed contract kontrak control kontrol(em) cook v. kuk(um) cooked tan cookies biskit coral korel cord rop, string

cork busong corn kon corner kona correct adj. stret, vt. stretem cost vt. kostem cottonwood burao cough kof country kantri court kot cousin kasen brata/sista cover vt. kavarem(ap) cow buluk crab krab crayfish naora crazy krangke creek krik cricket kriket crooked kruked cross (angry) kros (crucifix) kros (go across) gokros, krosem crowded fasfas cruise ship turisbot cry krae cucumber kukumba cup kap (for drinking kava) sel currently naoia custom kastom, fasin customer kastoma cut katem cycad tree namele cyclone saeklon, hariken damage vt. spoelem dance danis dancing ground nasara danger, dangerous denja dark dak darkness tudak daughter dota, gel day dei daylight, dawn delaet dead, death ded deaf sora i fas decide disaed(em) decorate flasem deep dip defaecate sitsit demon devel depart aot, lego ples depend dipen design disaen despite nomata we develop divelop(em) devil devel different defren difficult had difficulty trabol dig digim dignitary bigman dirt doti (soil) graon dirty doti discover faenemaot discuss tokbaot dish dis distribute seraotem dive, diver daeva divorce divos dizzy hed i raon do mekem, wokem doctor dokta

dog dog dolphin dolfen door doa double dabol(em) doughnut gato down daon dragon plum nakatambol draw dro(em) dream drim dress dres drink v. dring drive draev(em) driver draeva drop dropem drown draon(em) drug drag drum (slit drum) tamtam drunk drong dry drae duck dakdak dugong dugong, kaofis during long taem blong dust das dustbin tin doti, pubel ear sora, ia early eli earth (world) wol (soil) graon earthquake etkwek east is Easter Ista easy isi eat kakae edge en, kil eel namarae egg eg eggplant obesin eight eit eighteen eitin eighty eiti elbow hinsis blong han electricity lektrik, paoa eleven eleven embarrassed sem empty emti end n. en, v. finis(im) enemy enemi engine enjin England Inglan English (language) Inglis enough naf, inaf equal semsemak erupt faerap especially speseli even semsemak even if iven sapos evening sava, naet every evri everyone evriwan everywhere long evri ples, olbaot exceed bitim excellent nambawan exchange jenjenisim, tanem exist stap expand solap, kam bigwan expensive sas expert kleva explode bosta, faerap eye ae fabric kaliko face fes

faeces sitsit fail mestem fall vi. foldaon false false, giaman family famle, laen fan n. fan far farawe fart fat fashion fasin fast adj. kwik fasten fasem fat adj. fatfat, n. gris father papa, dadi feast bigfala kakae fee fi feel harem, filim female woman fenis fenis festival lafet fetch karem i kam fever fiva few wanwan, smol field fil fifteen feftin fifty fefti fight faet(em) fill fulumap find faenem find out fanaemaot finger fingga final (last) las finish vt. finisim, flatem finished finis fire faea first adj. fes, nambawan, adv. fastaem fish n. fis, vi. huk five faef fix fixim(ap) flashlight toj flashy flas flat level flesh mit float flot floor floa flour, flower flaoa flea laos fly flae flying fish flaengfis flying fox flaengfokis fold fold(em) follow folem food kakae for blong forbidden tabu forest dakbus forget foget(em) forgive fogivim fork fok foot fut, leg footpath smol rod foreign blong ovasi forty foti four fo fourteen fotin fowl faol France, French Franis free fri freezer aesbokis fresh fres friend fren frightened fraet

force fos(em) from long front fored fruit frut fry fraenem full fulap fully fulwan funny fani future fiuja
(future tense) (bam)bae game pleiplei garbage doti garden garen gate get gather kolektem, hipimap gasoline bensin gay (homosexual) pufta gecko geko, bigae genuine tru get kasem, winim get up girap ghost devel, spirit gift presen girl gel give givim glad glad glass, glasses glas glue glu, lakol go go goat nani goatfish mustasfis god god goggles glas blong daeva good gud goodbye tata, baebae, ale government gavman grade (in school) klas, yia grandchild smol bubu grandparent bubu, abu grapefruit grefrut, pamplimus grass gras grasshopper kriket grass skirt grasket grate rasras(em) grave gref grease gris great hog plum naos green grin grind granem, pasis ground graon grouper los grow vi. gru, vt. planem grow up gruap guesthouse reshaos guitar gita gulley krik gun masket guts gat hair hea half haf hammer hama(rem) hand han hang hang(em) happen hapen harbour pasis, wof hard had, strong hat hat hate no laekem have gat, holem (past tense) bin, finis have to mas hawk hok

he hem head hed headland poen health helt heap n. hip, vt. hipimap hear harem heart hat heavy hevi hello yes, halo help helpem, givhan hen woman faol her hem, blong hem here long ples ia hermit crab nakato hide haed(em) hike wokbaot hill hil him hem his blong hem history histri hit kilim hold holem hole hol holiday holede holy tabu homosexual pufta hope hop hornet honet horse hos hospital haospetal hot hot, hothot hour haoa house haos how hao, olsem wanem how many, how much hamas hundred handred hungry hanggre hunt han(em) hurricane hariken, saeklon hurry hareap husband man I mi ice aes identical semak if sapos ill sik individually wanwan injury kil insect bebet in long, insaed long inside insaed interested interes intestines gat iron aean island aelan it hem, em its blong hem jacket jaket jail prisen, kalabus jammed fas jaw jo jealous jalus jetty wof job wok join joen(em) journey trip juice jus jump jiam judge jaj(em) just (only) nomo (recently) jes, tes kava kava

keel kil keep kipim, holem taet kerosine kerosin key ki kick kik(im) kidney kidni kill kilim ded kind (sort) kaen kingfisher nasiko kiss kis(im), pulum tang knee ni, hinsis blong leg kneel nildaon knife naef know save lady woman lagoon lugun lamp laet land (ground) graon land diving nanggol language lanwis large big last las late let later afta, biaen laugh laf launch (boat) lanis, bot law loa lazy les lead lidim leaf lif learn lan(em) leave vi. aot, vt. livim, lego left (side) lef lemon lemon let letem, alawem letter leta lichen nalumlum lid busong, top lie (tell untruth) giaman lie down ledaon life, live laef lift liftimap light laet(em) lightning laetning, tanda like (be fond of) laekem (similar to) olsem lime laem line laen link v. joen(em) linen kaliko blong bed lip skin blong maot listen lisen little smol liver leva lizard lised lobster naora blong solwota lock lok(em) long longfala look lukluk look after lukaotem look out for lukaotem lorikeet parot, nasiviru lose lusum lost lus lots plante louse laos love lav(em) low daon luck, lucky laki lunch dina lung lang machete bus naef

machine masin mad (crazy) krangke (angry) kros maggot maget magic (black) nakaemas mail pos(tem) maize kon make mekem, wokem Malay apple nakavika man, male man manager bos mango manggo mangrove tree natongtong manioc maniok manner fasin market maket marriage, married mared marry mared(em) mat mat matches masis maybe mebi me mi meat mit medicine meresin meet mitim meeting miting meeting house nakamal megapode namalao member memba message mesej metal kapa, aean midday medel dei middle medel midnight medel naet milk melek millipede milpat minute minit mirror glas miss mestem missing adj. lus mix meksem(ap) money mane month manis moon mun more mo more than bitim morning moning mosquito moskito, mostik moss nalumlum mother mama, mami motorcycle moto mound hip, smol hil mountain bigfala hil mouse smol rat, maos moustache mustas, wiskas mouth maot move muv(um) much tumas, plante mud sofmad mullet malet mushroom masrum music miusik must mas my blong mi nail (spike) nil naked malmal name nem national nasonal native (person) man ples navel nambuton near klosap neck nek

need nid(im) nephew smol angkel net net nettle tree nanggalat never neva new niu New Zealand Niusilan news nius next nekis nice naes niece smol anti nine naen nineteen naentin ninety naenti night naet no, not no nobody, no-one no gat man noise noes normal nomol north not nose nus nothing no gat samting (insignificant) nating notice notis now nao number namba nurse nes nut nat ocean dipsi octopus nawita of blong office ofis often plante taem oil oel OK oraet, stret old, old man olfala on long, antap long once wantaem one wan one by one wanwan onion anian only nomo open open(em) or o orange n. aranis order oda(rem) ordinary nomol organise oganaesem other nara our blong yumi/mifala outside afsaed over ova overseas ovasi overturn kafsaed(em) owl hoknaet own onem owner ona paddle v. pulum kenu paint pentem pants (trousers) traoses papaya, pawpaw popo paper pepa paraffin kerosin parrot parot, nasiviru parrotfish blufis part pat, pis, haf particularly speseli party pati pass pasem passage pasis pastor pasta path rod

pause spel pay n. pei, v. pem peace pis peanuts pinat, pistas peel pil(im) peninsula poen penis kok penis wrapper nambas people pipol, ol man perhaps ating, maet person man petrol bensin phone n. telefon, vt. ringim photograph foto piece pis pig pig pigeon (different kinds) sotleg, nawimba, grin pijin, nataroa pile n. hip, vt. hipimap pineapple paenapol, ananas pipe paep pit hol place n. ples plane plen plant vt. planem plastic plastik plate plet play plei, pleiplei pleasant naes please (polite) plis plug plag(em) plenty plante plover nasivi point poen poison posen police polis poor pua pork mit blong pig possess gat post pos pound (ram) ramem pour kafsaedem powder paoda power paoa praise presem prawn smol naora pray pre prayer prea pregnant gat bel prepare priperem, mekem rere present presen press prestem price praes prick vt. stikim prison prisen, kalabus problem trabol proceed gohed programme program promise promis proper stret proud praod, tingting i hae prove pruvum province provins public pablik pudding (savoury) laplap pull pul(um) pulp makas pump pam(em) pumpkin pamken punish panisim pursue aftarem

push pusum put putum quarter kwota quay wof question kwestin(im) quick kwik quickly kwiktaem, hareap quiet kwaet rabbitfish piko race (running) resis radio redio rafter rafta rail (bird) nambilak rain ren rainbow renbo ram (pound) ram(em) rape rep(em) rat rat razor resa reach (attain) kasem read rid(im) ready rere real, really tru realise tingsave recognise luksave record rikod(em) red red reef rif release lego, lusumaot remember rimemba remove karemaot, tekemaot repair fixim(ap) report ripot(em) request v. askem require nidim residue makas, sit respect n. rispek, vt. rispektem rest spel result risal return gobak, kambak rice raes rich rij ring ring(im) ripe raep rise go antap, kam antap river reva, krik, wota road rod roast rus(um) rob stil rock ston roll rol(em) room (in building) rum (space) spes roots rus rope rop rotten roten rough raf roughly (approximately) raonabaot, samwe long round raon row (argument) rao (boat) pulum rubbish n. doti, adj. rabis roof ruf rooster man faol ruin vt. spoelem rule n. rul run ron run away ronwe sacred tabu sad sad safe sef

salt sol(em) same sem, semak sand sanbij sauce sos, lasos saucepan sospen saw n. so say talem, se scales skel scared fraet schedule program school skul scratch skrasem scrub bras(em) sea solwota sea snake blakanwaet search for faenem, lukaotem seat jea second (2nd) nambatu (unit of time) seken see luk(im) seed sid seem i olsem sell salem sellotape skoj select jusum send sanem seven seven seventeen seventin seventy seventi sew somap sex (intercourse) puspus shadow sado shake sek shame sem share serem shark sak sharp sap shave vi. pulum resa sheep sipsip sheet (of cloth) kaliko shelf selef shell sel shift seftem shine saen(em) ship sip shocked sek shoes sus shoot sutum shop n. stoa short sot should sud shoulder solda show some shrimp smol naora shut sarem, satem shy sem sick sik side saed sieve sev(em) sign saen(em) similar olsem since (because) from we (starting from) long i kam sing sing(im) sink v. draon(em) sister sista sit sidaon six sikis sixteen sikistin sixty sikisti size saes skin skin

skinny bunbun sky skae slack slak sleep slip slice n. pis, vt. pisisim slightly smol, lelebet slip, slippery glis slit drum tamtam slope hil slow slo, sloslo slug nameme small smol smash smasem smashed smas smell smel(em) smile smael smoke smok(em) smooth smut(um) snail snel snake snek sneeze snis soccer futbol soft sofsof soil graon some sam something sam samting somewhere samples son boe song singsing soon i no longtaem sorcerer kleva sore soa sorry sori sort (type) kaen soul spirit sound saon soup sup, lasup sour konkon soursop korosol south saot space spes speak tok spear n. spia, vt. sperem special spesel speech toktok spider spaeda spike n. nil spirit spirit (drink) strong dring spit spit split splitim spoil spoelem spoon spun squeeze skwisim, melekem squid longfala nawita stomach bel stack n. hip, vt. hipimap stand stanap star sta start stat(em) stay stap steal stil(im) stick n. pis wud sticky stiki sticky tape skoj still adv. yet stingray stingre stink sting stone ston stop stop(em) stopper busong store stoa

storm saeklon, hariken story stori straight stret stream n. krik strength paoa strike kilim string string strong strong student studen study stadi stuck fas stump stamba stupid krangke succeed win(im) sufficient naf, inaf sugar suga sugarcane sugaken sun san supper sava supply saplae suppose sapos (think) ting se sure sua surgeonfish strongskin surprised sapraes, sek surround raonem swallow v. solem swamphen nambiru swear swea sweep brum(um), swip(im) sweet swit sweetlips tiklips sweet potato kumala sweets loli swell solap swim swim switch off ofem switch on onem table tebol taboo tabu tail tel take tekem, karem talk tok, toktok tall longfala tamanu nabangura, nambagura tank tang taro taro taste test(em) tattoo tatu tax takis tea ti teach tij(im), lanem teacher tija tear v. terem tease jikim telephone telefon tell talem ten ten tent haos kaliko terrible rabis testicles bol thank talem tangkyu long that (over there) hemia longwe (which) we their blong olgeta there longwe there is, there are i gat therefore taswe, tastawe they, them ol, olgeta thick tiktik thief stil man

thin tintin (skinny) bunbun thing samting think ting third adj. nambatri thirsty testi thirteen tetin thirty teti this ia thorn nil though nomata we thought n. tingting thousand taosen thread n. string three tri throat traot through tru long throw, throw away sakem throw up traot thunder tanda thus taswe, tastawe tie v. fasem (tie up with rope) ropem tight taet til kasem time taem tin tin tiny smolsmol tip over kafsaed(em) tired taed tobacco tabak today tede toe fingga blong leg together tugeta toilet toelet, klosis, smol haos tomato tomato tomorrow tumora tongue tang too tu too much tumas tooth tut top top torch toj totally fulwan touch taj(em) tough had, strong town taon track rod, trak tradition kastom trash doti travel wokbaot tree fern blakpam trevally karong triggerfish sanpepafis triton trumpet pupu trouble trabol trousers traoses truck trak true tru trunk (of tree) stamba try v. traem turn tan(em) turn off ofem turn on onem turtle totel tusk tut blong pig trip trip trust tras(tem) two tu type (kind) kaen tuna bonit twelve twelef

twenty twante umbrella ambrela uncle angkel (father's brother) smol papa under aninit long underneath aninit, daon unicornfish strongskin unimportant nating up antap unripe grin, no raep untie lusumaot until kasem urine pispis us (you and me) yumi (me and others) mifala use vt. yusum vagina kan valley krik vegetables legim very tumas, bigwan village vilej, stesen vine rop visit visit(im) voice voes volcano volkeno vomit vi. traot vote vot wait wet wake up wek(em)ap walk wokbaot wall wol warm adj. hot lelebet wash was(em) (bathe) swim wasp honet waste wes(tem) watch waj(em) (writstwatch) hanwaj water wota wave wef way we, rod, fasin we (you and me) yumi (me and others) mifala weak slak, no strong wear putum weave wiv(im) wedding mared weed (in garden) rabis gras (seaweed etc) nalumlum week wik weigh (with scales) skelem welcome welkam west wes wet adj. wetwet whale welfis wharf wof what wanem wheel wil when wetaem, wanem taem where wea, weples, wehem which (that) we (which one) weswan while taem we whip wip(im) whistle wesil white waet white person waetman who hu whole ful why from wanem, blong wanem wife woman

wild wael wild cane waelken win win(im) wind n. win window windo wine waen wing wing, han blong pijin wire waea wise, wisdom waes wish wis(im) witchdoctor kleva with wetem without wetaotem woman woman wood wud woodland bus work wok world wol worm wom, maget worry wari wound n. kil, vt. kilim wristwatch hanwaj write raet(em) wrong rong yam yam year yia yellow yelo yes yes (after negative question) si yesterday yestede yet yet ylang-ylang nandingori young yang you yu (plural) yufala your blong yu(fala) zero siro

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