a main road, a highway

  • Ol bikpela haiwei i stap long Amerika.
    America has very broad roads.
  • I no hanrot, em i haiwei.
    It is not a side road, it is a highway.
  • haiwei meri women who hang around on the highway, very likely prostitutes
  • hailans haiwei/hailens haiwei¬†Highlands Highway


1. how much

  • Em i givim yu hamas mani?
    How much money did he give you?

2. how many

  • Hamas pik i stap?
    How many pigs are there?
  • hamas taim how many times
  • Mi no save hamas manmeri i stap.
    I don’t know how many people there are.
  • Hamas kain diwai i stap klostu long ples bilong yu?
    How many types of trees are there near your village?


1. boastfulness, showing off, pride

  • Meri i hambak tru long gaden bilong en.
    The woman is boasting about her garden.

2. to be boastful

  • Memba i hambak long bikpela kar bilong en.
    The member is showing off his big car.

3. to fool around noisily

  • Maski long planti hambak nabaut.
    Never mind about this fooling around.
  • Ol manki i hambak tasol.
    The children are messing around.


1. the hand, the wrist, the palm, the arm, a handle, a branch

  • han diwai, han bilong diwai tree branch
  • han bilong dok paw
  • han bilong singlis o siot sleeve
  • han i hevi clumsy
  • I stap long han bilong yumi.
    It is in our hands/it is up to us.
  • Lusim long han bilong mi tasol.
    Leave it up to me.
  • Mipela i kisim bagarap pinis long han bilong ol.
    We had a lot of trouble from these people.
  • paitim han clap
  • Pas i kamap long han bilong em.
    He received a letter.
  • putim han i go antap put up one’s hand
  • singautim long han to beckon

2. the foreleg of animals

  • Mipela i save kaikai han bilong pik.
    We like to eat the shoulder of pork.