before, previously, in the past
- bipo bipo tru long, long ago (at the beginning of a story) once upon a time
- Ol sumatim bilong bipo i helpim skul.
Previous students help their school.
- long bipo long ago
- Ol tisa i bin redim ol samting bipo skul i stat.
The teachers got everything ready before school started.
- Kiroki i intiviuim wanpela man i bin tisa bipo.
Kiroki is interviewing someone who used to be a teacher.
- pasin bilong tumbuna bipo the way of our ancestors