be

verb [am, are, been, is, was, were]

1. the eggs are good. ol kiau i gutpela.

2. (indicating existence in time, be present) stap

  • He’s here.
    Em i stap.
  • Let it be.
    Larim i stap.
  • to be good stap gut; sindaun gut
  • to be in trouble kisim taim, karim trabel, gat trabel
  • to be sick i sik
  • Where are you?
    Yu stap we?
  • I am reading.
    Mi rit i stap.

3. there is, there are i gat

  • There are two eggs here.
    I gat tupela kiau i stap.

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