1. to look for something
- Tomas i painim wanpela balus long bus.
Thomas is looking for an aeroplane in the jungle.
- Mi painim yet.
I’m still looking (for it).
- Mi givap long painim.
I’ve given up looking for it.
- painim wok to look for work, to be unemployed
2. to find
- painim pinis found
- Mi painim pinis.
I have found it.
- Maria i wok long painim galip long maket, tasol i no painim pinis.
Maria is looking for galip nuts in the market, but she hasn’t found any yet.