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


1. it (used after long and bilong)

  • dispela skul i gat planti sumatin long en.
    this school has many pupils.
  • rausim kaikai long en.
    take the food out of it.
  • long arere bilong en alongside it

2. him, her

  • Mito lukim papa bilong en.
    Mito sees his father.

(en is often used instead of em when it refers back to the subject of the sentence)