em

1. he, him, she, her, it

  • Em i wanpela liklik boi Simbu.
    He is a little Simbu boy.
  • Em i gat 11-pela krismas.
    He is eleven years old.
  • Em i go karim kago bilong em.
    He went and got his goods.
  • Em save raun long taun.
    He wanders around the town.
  • Em i namba wan taim bilong em.
    It was his first time.
  • em yet himself, herself, itself
  • Kamda i paitim em yet.
    The carpenter hit himself.
  • Mi lukim em.
    I see her.

2. this, that

  • em hia this here, that there
  • Em hia rot i go long ples.
    This is the road to the village.
  • em nau!
    (exclamation) there, you see!
  • em ol these, those
  • Em ol i stap.
    Those people are here.

See also: Personal Pronouns in Tok Pisin

mipela

we, us (not including the person or people being spoken to) (see yumi)

  • bilong mipela our
  • Em i samting bilong mipela yet.
    It is something between ourselves (but not you).
  • Mipela i go pinis asde.
    We went yesterday (but not you).
  • mipela olgeta all of us (but not you)
  • Mipela tasol i go long danis.
    Only we are going to the dance.

See also: Personal Pronouns in Tok Pisin

ol

1. they, them

  • Mi lukim ol i kam.
    I see them coming.
  • Ol i go long ples.
    They went home.
  • Ol i save stap gut wantaim.
    They were happy together.
  • Ol i save tingim ol yet tasol.
    They only think of themselves.

2. their, theirs bilong ol

  • Em i haus bilong ol.
    That is their house.
  • Papamama bilong ol i dai pinis taim ol i liklik yet.
    Their parents died when they were still little.

3. (to form the plural of nouns)

  • ol lain the clans
  • ol man men
  • ol meri women

See also: Personal Pronouns in Tok Pisin