1. really! (an exclamation added at the end of a sentence)
- kaikai i swit ya!
the food is delicious!
2. that (also dispela)
- mi go lukim man long hap. Man ya i no laik toktok wantaim mi.
I went to see the man over there. That man didn’t want to talk with me.
- mi go painim yam long maket.
I am going to look for yams in the market.
See also: Yam in Papua New Guinea
See also: Guava in Papua New Guinea
1. the constellation Pleiades whose appearance on the horizon at dusk begins the traditional year in many societies
- yar i makim taim bilong planim yam.
the constellation Pleiades marks the time for planting yams.
2. a species of casuarina used in the highlands as a fallow tree
- ol Hailans i yusim yar long wokim banis.
Highlanders use the timber from casuarina trees to build a fence.
3. year (also yia)
1. yes sir (to agree with a superior)
- yesa bos, mi redi long wok.
yes sir, I am ready to work.
2. to answer
- sapos yu harim mi singaut, yu mas yesa long mi.
if you hear me call, you must answer.