Pidgin English as spoken in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. This list compiled by Terry D. Barhorst and Sylvia O'Dell-Barhorst and obtained from their web-site.


Pidgin English Dictionary

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L

label - namba
lake - raunwara
lamb -pikinini bilong sipsip
lamp - lam
lance a boil - katim buk
laplap - laplap
lard - gris bilong pik
large - traipela
last - bihain tru
late (behind time) - bihaintaim or taim i lus
later - bai
later on - bihain
laugh - lap
laundry - haus bilong wasim klos
laundry (clothes) - klos was
law - lo
lawnmower - mowa
lawyer - loia, loya, loman, saveman long lo
laxative - solmarasin
lay (something) down - slipim
lead (vb) - go pas long
leaf - lip, lip bilong diwai
learn - lainim
learn about - lain
learned person - man bilong save
least, at - liklik tru
leather shoes - su let
leave (place) - lusim
leave behind - larim
left - kais
left hand - han kais, lep han, lephan
leftovers - hap kaikai bilong asde
leg - lek
leg, lower - lek daunbilo, lek tamblo
leg, upper - lek antap
lemon - muli
lemonade - limonad, muliwara, loliwara
let, allow - larim
letter - pas, leta
letter (character) - rait
lettuce - letis
liar - man bilong giaman, giamanman
licence - laisens, pemit
lick - likim
lie (n) - giaman
lie down - slip
lie to - giamanim
lift (vb) - liptimupim
light - lait
light (colour) - tulait
light (weight) - i no hevi
light the lamp - kamapim lait
light (gas) - laita
lighter (flint) - ston masis
lighter (cigarette) - sigaret laita
lightning - klaut i lait
like, as - olsem, olsem long
like (doing something) - save laik
like - laikim
lime, lemon - muli
lime juice, lemon drink - muliwara
lime (powder) - kambang
lime spatula - stik kambang
line - lain
lipstick - pen bilong maus
listen - harim
litre - lita
little - liklik
live (reside) - stap
liver - lewa
living person - laipman
lizard - palai
loaf of bread - bret
loafer, lazy man - lesbaga
loan - lon
local language - tok ples
lock (n) - lok
lock (vb) - lokim
lock door - lokim dua
lock up, imprison - kalabusim
loincloth - laplap
lolly, candy - loli
long - long, longpela
long (size) - longpela
long (time) - longpela taim
long ago - bipo tru
longer than - longpela mo
longest - longpela long olgeta
longest of all - longpela winim olgeta
look - luk, lukluk
look after - lukautim
look-alike - wanpes
look at - lukim, lukluk, lukluk long
look for - painim
look out! - lukaut!
loose - lus, slek
loosen, slacken - slekim, lusim
lose - lusim
lost - lus
lot, a - planti
loud - strong
loudmouth - man bilong bikmaus
louse - laus
love - laikim
low - daun
low tide - tait i slek
lunch - liklik kaikai or belo
luck - kas
lucky (card game) - laki
lungs - wetliva, lang
Lutheran - luteran
lying down - slip


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