noun bikpela magani; tree kangaroo kapul.
adjective 1 (enthusiastic) hat, traim hat; he doesn’t look too keen em i no luk olsem em i hat long dispela samting; John was keen to learn to drive Jon em i traim hat long kisim save long draiv; 2 (committed) wok strong, gat laik; Herman is a keen worker Herman i strong long wok; he is keen to win em i gat laik long win.
verb 1 holim, lukautim; to keep a secret holim tok hait; to keep the laws holim of lo; to keep a promise holim promis; to keep someone’s money holim mani; I am keeping his money for him mi holim mani bilong em; 2 keep straight on go olsem; 3 keep from (abstain) tambu; to keep from smoking tambu long smok; 4 keep quiet! sarap!, pasim maus!; 5 keep back pasim; they kept her back in hospital overnight ol i pasim em long haus sik long wanpela nait; 6 to keep on doing mekim olgeta taim; don’t keep on talking no ken mekim toktok olgeta taim; 7 to keep clear of klia long; keep clear of trouble klia long ol trabel; 8 kept by (at) stap long; the cars are kept inside the fence ol ka i stap insait long banis.
noun arere bilong rot.
noun 1 sit; a kernel of rice sit rais; 2 liklik hap; a kernel of truth i liklik hap bilong tok i tru.
noun tipot; to put the kettle on hatim wara long tipot.
verb kik, kikim; the horse kicked me hos i kikim mi.