good

adjective gut, gutpela; better, best mobeta, gutpela tumas

1. (general term) good gut, gutpela

  • He’ll be a good doctor.
    Em bai kamap gutpela dokta.
  • good weather gutpela taim
  • She is a good girl.
    Em i gutpela pikinini meri.
  • to be good to eat gutpela bilong kaikai
  • The mangoes are good.
    Ol mango i gutpela long kaikai.

2. (in combination with other words)

  • good reputation gutnem
  • good works actions or deeds gutwok

3. to be good at gutpela long

  • good at swimming gutpela long swim

4. to be/do good to mekim gut long narapela man

  • They’ve been good to him.
    Ol i mekim gut long em.

5. to be good for orait long, gutpela long

  • This tool is good for the job.
    Dispela samting i orait long wok.

6. a good-for-nothing person lesbaga, lesman, lesmeri

7. no good nogut

8. for good pinis, pinis olgeta

  • I’ve stopped smoking for good.
    Mi pinis olgeta long smok.

9. good afternoon exclamation apinun!

10. good behaviour noun stretpasin, stretpela pasin.

11. good conduct, good habits noun gutpela pasin.

12. good day exclamation gude!

13. good heavens exclamation olaboi! olaman! olapukpuk!

14. good morning exclamation moning! moning tru!

15. good wishes, to give good wishes tok amamas

16. good worker noun man o meri bilong wok

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