- That was then, not now.
Em bipo, nau nogat; dispela taim.
- I was happy then, not now.
Dispela taim mi amamas, nau nogat; nau (for narratives of the past).
- Then they said ‘come in’.
Nau ol tok ‘kam insait’; orait.
- They ate at dawn, then they went to school.
Ol i kaikai long bikmoning, kaikai pinis, orait, ol i go long skul.