1. (to express obligation) mas

  • You must come.
    Yu mas kam.
  • You must go.
    Yu mas go.
  • He must always follow your lead.
    Em i mas oltaim bihainim yu.

2. must not no ken

  • You must not burn the grass.
    Yu no ken kukim kunai.
  • They must not chew betelnut at my house.
    Ol i no ken kaikai buai insait long haus bilong mi.

3. (to express probability) ating

  • You must be tired.
    Ating skin bilong yu i les.
  • It must be six o’clock.
    Ating taim em sikis kilok.
  • He must have forgotten.
    Ating em i lusim tingting.

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