keen

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.

keep

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.