1. to grease or oil something

2. to flatter or bribe, to talk someone into something

  • grisim grisim tok (grease talk) to talk someone into something
  • grisim long mani to bribe
  • Meri i grisim em.
    The woman flattered him.
  • Yumi grisim em long baim loliwara.
    We will talk him into buying us soft drinks.


1. Good day! Hello!

  • Em givim gude long mi.
    He said hello to me.
  • Sapos yu lukim em, mi salim gude long em.
    If you see her, pass my hello to her.

2. to greet

  • Meri i givim tok gude long em.
    The woman greeted him.
  • Em i bungim wanpela lapun man na em i tok gude long em.
    He met an old man and greeted him.
  • Em i gude long mi.
    He greeted me.


1. a trembling, a tremor, an earthquake

  • Rabaul em i ples bilong planti guria.
    Rabaul has a lot of earthquakes.
  • graun i guria earthquake
  • Graun i guria na olsem haus bilong mi i klostu bagarap.
    There was an earthquake and as a result my house is almost ruined.

2. to tremble, to shiver, to be nervous, to be afraid

  • Em i pret nogut tru na skru i guria.
    He was so afraid his knees were trembling.
  • Sikman i stat long guria tumas long sik malaria.
    The patient started to shiver from the malaria.
  • Skin bilong yu i guria o nogat?
    Have you been shivering?

3. to long for, to long to

  • Em i guria long lukim TV.
    He longed to watch TV.

gut, gutpela

1. good, well, attractive, fine

  • givim gutpela tok to advise
  • gutpela long kaikai good to eat
  • gutpela sindaun a good situation or condition
  • gutpela tok, gutpela skul advice
  • mekim gut to do good
  • Ol i save stap poroman gut.
    They are good friends.
  • stap gut to be well
  • was gut long to look after

2. greetings

  • gutbai goodbye, take leave of
  • Mi tok gutbai long papamama.
    I said goodbye to my parents.
  • gut ivning good evening
  • gut moning good morning

3. i moa gut better (also i moabeta)

  • I moa gut yumi go nau.
    It would be better for us to go now.
  • I gutpela yumi go nau.
    We’d better go now.