make

verb

1. mekim (never in the physicals sense)

  • to make a contract mekim pepa; mekim kontrak; mekim taim
  • to make them come mekim ol i kam
  • Make the child get down!
    Yu mekim pikinini i kam daun!
  • He made them go.
    Em i mekim ol i go.
  • to make peace mekim kol bel; sekan
  • to make trouble mekim trabel
  • (mathematical formula) Two and three make five.
    Tu na tri mekim faiv.

2. to make angry sutim bel, skrapim bel, krosim

3. to make a fist brukim han

4. to make a goal kikim gol

5. to make a noise singaut, krai, meknais

6. to make fun of tok bilas long

7. to make public telimautim, autim

8. wokim (physical, for example to build)

  • to make a canoe wokim kanu
  • What are you making?
    Yu wokim wanem samting?
  • to make a meal wokim kaikai
  • to make a bed wokim bet
  • make the fire wokim paia
  • make some bread wokim bret
  • make tea wokim ti

9. make a hit kamap bikman, apim nem

10. make a living kisim mani, wok long

  • She makes a living selling her vegetables in the market.
    Em save wok long kisim mani long maketim ol kumu.

11. make a point of trai hat long

  • He makes a point of not being late.
    Em save trai hat long i no kam let.

12. make a success of win, kamap gutpela

  • She has made a success of her trade store.
    Em i win long tretstoa bilong em.

13. make believe verb driman, pilai

  • The children like to make believe they are flying an aeroplane.
    Ol pikinini i save pilai olsem ol i pailotim balus.

14. make clear tok klia long

  • I want to make my point clear so you all understand.
    Mi laik tok klia bai yupela olgeta i save harim gut.

15. make fast taitim

16. make friends poromanim

17. make good time kamap long gutpela taim

18. make headway gohet

  • We are not finished yet, but we have made good headway.
    Mipela no pinis yet, tasol mipela bin gohet liklik.

19. make off with stilim

  • Someone made off with the machete I left here.
    Man i bin stilim busnaip mi lusim hia.

20. make out save long, harim save, ritim

  • He speaks softly, can you make out what he’s saying?
    Em save tok isi, yu inap harim save?

21. make ready redim

22. make room for someone givim spes

  • Make room for these women, please.
    Givim spes long ol mama ya, plis.

23. make sense i klia, tok gut, tok stret

  • I don’t think this story makes sense.
    Mi ting dispela stori i no klia.

24. make sure save gut

25. make the acquaintance of someone kisim save long man o meri

26. make use of yusim

27. make way (for) givim spes

  • Make way for the sick people.
    Givim spes long ol sikmanmeri.

28. make up (excuse) giaman, kusai

(1) He made up an excuse. Em giaman long stori.

(2) (after a quarrel) mekim kol bel, mekim dai tok, sekan