hat, hatpela

1. hard, difficult

  • Em i hat tru long stopim.
    It is hard to stop this.
  • Taim bilong hanger i hatpela taim bilong ol man.
    A famine is a hard time for everyone.
  • Em i wanpela hatpela wok.
    It is a hard task.

2. heart

  • Hat i pam.
    The heart beats.
  • Hat bilong i wok long pam yet.
    His heart is still beating.

3. a hat, a cap, helmet

4. hot, warm

  • Ples i hat nogut tru.
    The place is very hot.
  • Wasim dis long hatpela wara.
    Wash the plates in hot water.

5. to be energetic, zealous

  • Em i hat long mekim skul.
    He is zealous about teaching.

6. hat liklik lukewarm

  • Ti bilong mi i hat liklik.
    My tea is lukewarm.

7. bel i hat to be angry, fired up

  • Bel bilong mi i hat.
    I am angry.

8. strict, uncompromising

  • hatpela man a hard man, a strict man
  • Em i hatpela bos.
    He’s a strict boss.

het

1. head, skull

  • Olsem wanem yu katim het bilong yu?
    How did you manage to cut your head?
  • Het bilong mi i pen na mi laik kisim marasin.
    My head hurts and I want to get some medicine.
  • het bilong wara headwaters of river
  • het i pen a headache

2. highest point or summit

  • Em i kamap long het bilong maunten.
    He climbed to the top of the mountain.

3. main

  • Em i het tok bilong projek.
    It is the main point of the project.

lek

a leg, a foot, the hind leg

  • lek mak footprint
  • Man i lukim planti lek mak long graun malumalu.
    The man saw a lot of footprints in the mud.
  • Inap yu stretim lek bilong yu?
    Can you straighten your legs?
  • pinga bilong lek toe
  • skru bilong lek knee
  • lek nating barefoot
  • karim lek Highlands courting ceremony
  • lek na han i dai pins and needles
  • sikispela lek (six legs) – man with two wives

lewa

1. liver, heart, spleen, innards, mind, desire (affections)

  • brukim lewa (break the liver) very sorry
  • Lewa bilong mi i sut.
    My heart throbs.
  • lewa pen (liver pains) brokenhearted

2. something one craves

  • Lewa bilong mi, i mangalim yu tumas.
    My heart craves for you.

3. a darling, a sweetheart

  • Lila, yu lewa tru bilong mi.
    Lila, you are my sweetheart.

maus

mouth, beak of bird, voice, opening into something

  • arere bilong maus lip
  • Bihainim maus bilong tisa.
    Repeat after the teacher.
  • bilong tupela maus deceitful
  • kisim maus act as the spokesperson
  • maus bilong to speak on behalf of
  • maus bilong paus cervix
  • pasim maus keep quiet
  • Ol memba i maus bilong ol manmeri long Palamen.
    The members are the people’s voice in Parliament.
  • tok maus the spoken word