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Some Papua New Guinea pidgin words and phrases

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posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 11:13 AM
a reply to: Cloudbuster
Well you write English quite well. I wouldn't have known.

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 11:15 AM
a reply to: stargatetravels
I got a chuckle out of that one too. Being the weirdo that I am, I was asking some off the wall ones. She's a good sport.

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 11:18 AM
a reply to: TNMockingbird

I think it is very sweet of you to take an interest in her native tongue and learn it so that, if I recall correctly, you may ask her Father's permission to marry...properly...

Thank you. Yeah, I want to do things right by her and her people. I want them to know I'll take care of her and everything. I figured that learning pidgin so we could talk would be a big first step.

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 12:11 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark

No my English is good is great I was partly joking. But there are some words that I automatically say in my husband's language instead of the English version even when speaking to someone else. I did try to learn Spanish once and am amazed at what I can remember. A lot of the words I know in indonesian bahasa and Java are because they are one or two letters different than the Maori word for the same thing.

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 01:29 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark
Here are some more phrases I've been taught:

Sweetest heart, thoughts of you drive me so crazy I forget to eat all because of you:
Lewa, mi sa tingm you tasol na head blo mi sa go lonlon natin, mi sa lusim kaikai lo you tosal

I'm so happy for (because) of you:
Mi hamamas lo you

That's it, you said it:
Em tozal yah! You tok pinis

I love you with all my heart:
Mi lovim you stret lo heart blo mi
or Mi lovim you lewa stret lo lewa blo mi

Good morning to you:
Gudmorning lo you

You are a handsome man:
You nicepla reza man stret

You're a pretty woman:
You nicepla reza meri stret


I love my wife:
Mi lovim meri blo mi

I want to hug you:
Mi like holimpasim you

It's okay:
Em olrite

Don't worry or don't bother:
Nox bisi em olrite

You're the best:
You best

There is no other like you or there is no one the same as you:
You boss blo heart blo mi
Nogad narapla wankian oslem you

Honestly, I need you right now:
Honest please mi needim you now yet



I'm hungry:
MI hungry





Are you alright?:
You all right ah?

I miss you:
I miss you

I love your daughter:
Mi lovim pikinini girl blo you

I love you, my sweet heart:
Mi lovim you lewa blo mi

I will live with you forever:
Mi bai stap blo mi

I will die with you:
Mi bai die with you

I like your face:
Mi like lookim face blo you


I'm happy:
Mi hamamas

You're cool:
You best yah! For females it's you besta yah!

I like looking at your face:
Mi like lukluk lo face blo you or Mi sa like lookim face blo you

Pisin (also used for penis)

I had to go pee:
Mi go pispis yah!

Morning kaikai (note: on a lot of phrases eat (kaikai) is also used for love. The reasoning is that just like eating, we can't survive without love)

Can I marry your daughter?:
Mi like maretim pikinini meri blo you

You are my everything:
You em olgeta samtim blo

I know:
Mi save

I don't know:
Mino save


Sit down:

I'm sorry:
Mi sorry

I'm sorry for disturbing you:
Mi sorry lo disturbim you

She is my everything:
Em olgeta samtin blo

You got it:
Em tosal

You are amazing:
You no meri yah honest ( when addressing a man, replace meri (woman) with man

I am at a loss for words, you are in control:
Ayo hard lo toktok, you boss tumas

Your daughter is amazing:
Pikinini meri yah no meri honest

My biggest hello falls from the tips of your hair down to the tips of your toes:
Traipla hello blo me pundaun antap lo head grass blo em down lo tupla finger leg blo em


You are my baby:
You em baby blo mi stret or You baby blo mi






I dream of you:
Mi driman lo you

I need you:
Mi needim you

I ache for you:
Mi pilim pen lo you

I'm falling in love with you:
Mi die lo you

Kiss or kaiks mouth

Sleep or slip

Why not?:
Why bai no gad

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 04:51 PM
So. ...I just watched my first two episodes of Portlandia.....coincidence?

Hmmmm....prolly flashbacks.....

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 05:50 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark

Interesting the Maori word for food is kai, I wonder what other words other similar. For instance what is the pidgin words for bird, fish, fire, eyes. Maybe not pidgin maybe in your wife to be native language.

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 06:46 PM
a reply to: Enderdog
I have no clue. I've never watched it.

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 06:49 PM
a reply to: Cloudbuster
I know that pisin is bird. I don't know the others yet.

Once I'm fluent in pidgin I want to learn her mother tongue, as she calls it.

posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 10:51 PM
I haven't been here in a while. I thought I'd pop in and update the thread with more words I've learned. Enjoy!

That's it! Love you like crazy
Em tosil! Laikim you nantin tru

Good, real, pure:


Go quickly before you wet your pants:
Okay go pispis ariap nogud you wetm pants

I am falling in love with oyu
Mi die lo you

That's it for now. I know it's not much but I'll be stopping back soon. Take care!

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