Basics

Hello. 

Gude. (goo-DAY)

Hello. (informal

Hi. Hai. (HIGH)

How are you? 

Yu stap gut? (yoo stahp goot?)

Fine, thank you. 

Mi stap gut. (mee stahp goot)

What is your name? 

Husat nem bilong yu? (HOO-zaht naym bee-LONG yoo?)

My name is ______ . 

Nem bilong mi emi ______ . (naym bee-LONG mee em ee _____ .)

Nice to meet you. 

Gutpela long bungim yu. (GOOT-peh-lah long BOONG-im YOO)

Please. 

Plis. (plees)

Thank you. 

Tenkyu. (TENK-yoo)

You’re welcome. 

Nogat samting. (NO-gaht sahm-ting)

Yes. 

Yes. (YESS)

No. 

Nogat. (noh-GAHT)

Excuse me. (getting attention

Skius. (skyooz)

Excuse me. (begging pardon

Skius. (skyooz)

I’m [very] sorry. 

Mi sori [tumas]. (mee SOH-ree [too-MAHS])

Goodbye 

Gutbai. (GOOT-bigh.)

Goodbye (informal

Lukim yu bihain. (LOO-keem yoo bee-HIGHN)

I can’t speak tok Pisin [well]. 

Mi no save [gut] long Tok Pisin. (mee noh SAH-vay [goot] long tohk PIH-zin)

Do you speak English? 

Yu save long tok Inglis, a? (yoo SAH-veh long tohk ING-glis ah?)

Is there someone here who speaks English? 

Husat i save long tok Inglis? (hoo-ZAHT ee SAH-veh long tohk ING-glis?)

Help! 

Help! (HEHLP!)

Good morning. 

Moning/Moning tru/Moning nau (MOHN-ing/MOHN-ing troo/MOHN-ing now)

Good night. 

Gut nait. (guhd NIGHT)

Good night (to sleep

Gut nait. (good NIGHT)

I don’t understand. 

Mi no harim tok bilong yu. (mee noh HAH-reem tawk bee-LONG yoo)

Where is the toilet? 

Smolhaus i stap we? (SMOLL-hows ee stahp WEH?)

 

Problems

Leave me alone. 

Larim mi. (lah-rim mee)

Don’t touch me! 

Noken holim mi! (no-kehn hole-im mee)

I’ll call the police. 

Mi bai singautim polis. (mee buy sing-out-im pole-ees)

Police! 

Polis! (Pole-ees!)

Stop! Thief! 

Holim! Raskol! (hole-im! rahs-kohl)

I need your help. 

Mi nidim halivim bilong yu. (mee nee-dim hah-lee-vim bee-long yoo)

It’s an emergency. 

Dispela em wanpela imegensi. (dis-pela em one-pela ee-meh-jen-see)

I’m lost. 

Mi no inap painim rot bilong mi. (mee no ee-nahp phai-nim rote bee-long mee)

I lost my bag. 

Mi lusim bek/bilum bilong mi. (mee loo-sim bek/bee-loom bee-long mee)

I lost my wallet. 

Mi lusim hanpaus bilong mi. (mee loo-sim hahn-pows bee-long mee)

I’m sick. 

Mi pilim sik. (mee pheel-im seek)

I’ve been injured. 

Mi kisim birua/asua. (me kiss-im bee-roo-ah/ah-soo-ah)

I need a doctor. 

Mi nidim dokta. (me need-eem dohk-tah)

Can I use your phone? 

Inap mi yusim telefon bilong yu? (ee-nahp mee you-sim tele-fohn bee-long you?)

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