1. overcome, to put down, defeat

  • Sik TB i daunim planti manmeri.
    TB overcame many people.
  • Yumi mas daunim ol pasin nogut na kranki tingting.
    We must overcome our sinful behaviour and erroneous ways of thinking.
  • daunim spak pasin to overcome a drinking problem
  • daunim tok (down talk) to suppress gossip

2. to lower, to put down, swallow

  • daunim kaikai (down food) to swallow food
  • Meri i daunim kaukau.
    The woman swallowed the sweet potato.
  • daunim sel (down sail) to lower the sail

3. to humiliate someone

  • daunim hambakman (down humbug man) to humiliate a show off, to humiliate a braggart

4. daunim yumi yet to be humble


1. day

  • de bilong malolo holiday
  • de bilong wok work day
  • long de during the day
  • namba tu de long mun Julai the second of July
  • makim de to assign a day or set a date
  • de holi holy day, religious festival

2. weather

  • De i gutpela.
    The weather is good.


1. expensive

  • Mosbi i dia tumas. Pe bilong olgeta samting i antap tumas.
    Port Moresby is very expensive. The price of everything is high.
  • Kaikai i dia long mipela.
    The food is too expensive for us.

2. dear (salutation)

  • Dia ol wantok bilong mi
    Dear relatives (at the start of a letter)