samting

1. something

  • Samting mi mekim, yu no save long en.
    I’m making something that is unknown to you.

2. a thing

  • liklik samting a small thing, something of little consequence
  • olgeta samting everything
  • wanem samting which thing

3. etcetera (etc.)

  • Buk i gat piksa bilong hos, bulmakau, samting.
    The book has pictures of horses, cattle etc.

4. samting olsem approximately

5. samting bilong pait weapons

  • Polis i kam na kisim na kukim olgeta samting bilong pait.
    The police arrived and collected and burned all the weapons.

6. samting nating a trifle, something of no consequence

  • No ken tingting long em, em i samting nating.
    Do not give it another thought, it is of no consequence.

7. samting nogut

(1) something poisonous

  • No ken kaikaim dispela, em i samting nogut.
    Do not eat that, it is poisonous.

(2) something immoral or illegal

  • Sapos yu mekim samting nogut, bai ol i kotim yu.
    If you do something illegal, you will be charged.

8. samting olsem

  (1) something like

  • Jeli em i samting olsem puding.
    Jelly is something like pudding.
  • Tes bilong em i samting olsem puding.
    It tastes like pudding.

(2) approximately

  • Yumi mas wokabaut i go samting olsem tupela aua.
    We will need to walk for approximately two hours.

9. samting tru something of value or importance

  • Em i samting tru.
    This is important.
  • Lav em i samting tru.
    Love is of great value.

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