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paitim - Tok Pisin English Dictionary


1. beat

  • paitim bret (fight bread) to knead dough
  • paitim kundu (fight drum) to beat the drum
  • paitim mak (fight mark) to tattoo
  • paitim nating (fight nothing) to hit or beat for no reason
  • Wep i wok long paitim garamut.
    Wep is beating the slit drum.

2. knock

  • paitim dua (fight door) to knock at the door
  • Husat i paitim dua?
    Who is knocking at the door?

3. knock down

  • Paitim mango i kam daun.
    Knock down the mango.

4. paitim han (fight hand) clap

  • Olgeta meri i paitim han bilong ol long Jenny.
    The women all clapped for Jenny.

5. hit

  • Ol tru tru man ol i no save paitim meri.
    Real men do not hit women.

6. strum

  • Taim em paitim gita, mi laik sing.
    When he strums the guitar, I feel like singing.

7. intoxicate

  • Buai i paitim mi.
    The betel nut made me drunk.

8. ring

  • Paitim belo.
    Ring the bell.

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