1. and

  • em i lap na krai wantaim.
    she laughed and cried at the same time.
  • i go i go na taim bilong pilai i pinis.
    they went on and on then it was time to stop playing.

2. so, and so

  • mi no gat kaikai na mi hangre.
    I have no food, so I am hungry.


1. about, around

  • ol dok i go nabaut.
    the dogs went in all directions.
  • ran nabaut run about

2. carelessly, here and there

  • em i mekim wok nabaut.
    he did the job carelessly.
  • ol meri sindaun na toktok nabaut.
    the women sat down and chatted about nothing.

3. things like that, etc.

  • em save danis, smok, nabaut.
    she goes dancing, smokes, things like that.


1. a number, a number rank

  • em kamap long namba 22 i go inap long namba 31 de long mun Julai.
    it starts on the twenty-second day and goes until the thirty-first day of July.
  • em i gat inap namba.
    he has the numbers (in a political sense).
  • kolim ol namba bilong Bingo call out the numbers in Bingo
  • namba wan (see nambawan) first
  • namba tu (see nambatu) second
  • namba nain Festival ov Pasifik Ats the Ninth Festival of Pacific Arts
  • namba wan taim the first time
  • namba wan ples bilong gavman capital
  • putim namba to put first, to give a number

2. authority or rank

  • memba i gat namba.
    the member has the authority/fame.