a Java almond nut or tree.
See also: Galip in Papua New Guinea
gun (also masket, raifol).
- gan pisin a shotgun
- masin gan machine gun
- faktori gan a factory-made gun
1. to have, to own, to possess
- gat dinau (got debt) to owe someone something
- gat kot (got court) to be on trial
- gat trabel (got trouble) to be in trouble through one’s own fault
- Meri i gat bel.
The woman is pregnant.
- Mi gat ka.
I own a car.
- Mi gat bel hevi.
I have a complaint.
- Mipela i gat rait long stap.
We have a right to stay.
2. there is, there are (see no gat there is/are no, nogat no!)
- I gat wanpela meri long haus.
There is one woman in the house.
3. a guard, to guard (also wasman)
- Gat i slip na em i no wok.
The guard is asleep and he’s not working.
- graun bilong gavman government property
- Gavman i mas senisim sampela lo.
The government must change some of the laws.
- Em i wanpela sekreteri bilong Gavman.
She is a Government secretary.
- Em i wok long gavman.
He works for the government.
- Em i pasin bilong gavman.
That is a custom of the government. (That is the government way of doing things.)
- Gavman em i giaman tumas.
The government is very hypocritical. / The government is lying.
See also: Government of Papua New Guinea