to show surpise, or ask ‘isn’t that so?’; Tru, a? True? Really?; Yu bai kam long Trinde, a? You’ll come on Wednesday, eh?
- to miss; mi sut long pisin tasol mi abrus I shot at the bird but I missed; katres i abrus long manki the bullet missed the boy;
- to avoid, to keep away from; yumi mas abrusim sik we must avoid getting sick;
- to pass; mi abrusim em long rot I passed him on the road.
- meat, protein; kakaruk na pik, em ol gutpela abus long kaikai chicken and pig are good meat to eat;
- animal; i gat planti kain kain abus long bikbus there are many kinds of animals in the deep jungle;
- easy mark; ol i abus bilong mipela they were an easy mark for us.
See also: Meat Consumption in Papua New Guinea
- to mix (also miksim); abusim rais wantaim tinpis mix rice with tinned fish;
- to include meat or fish; mobeta yumi abusim long pis it would be better to add fish.
See also: Government of Papua New Guinea
to adore (religious).
address; mi no save adres bilong poroman bilong mi I don’t know my friend’s address; yu mas raitim stret adres long skin pas you must write the address on the envelope properly.
to address a letter or parcel; em i adresim pas bilong pren bilong em he addressed his friend’s letter.