as (English)

adverb, conjunction

1. olsem

  • He works as a taxi driver.
    Em i wok olsem taksi draiva.

2. as usual olsem olgeta taim

  • As usual, nobody came.
    Olsem olgeta taim, i no gat wanpela i kam.

3. bikos

  • As there were no canoes, we waited.
    Bikos i no gat kanu, mipela sindaun na wet i stap.

4. as…so olsem… olsem tu

  • As the father works in the garden, so must the child also.
    Olsem papa i save wok long gaden, olsem na tu pikinini i mas lainim.

5. as much… as, as many… as inap olsem…

  • I haven’t eaten as much as you.
    Mi no kaikai inap olsem yu.

6. as long as sapos

  • We’ll go tomorrow as long as it’s not raining.
    Sapos i no ren tumora, bai mipela i go.

7. as soon as long taim stret, hariap, kwiktaim

  • (adverb) go as soon as possible yu go kwiktaim
  • (conjunction) as soon as he came, he saw me.
    Long taim stret em i kamap, em i lukim mi.

8. as if olsem

  • He struck me on the head as if he were mad.
    Em i paitim het bilong mi olsem em i longlong.
  • The bird fell down as if its wing were broken.
    Pisin i pundaun olsem han bilong en i bruk.

9. just as stret long taim

  • Just as they thought he had died, he opened his mouth.
    Long taim stret ol i ting em i dai pinis, em i opim maus bilong em.

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