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Useful phrases in Tok Pisin

A collection of useful phrases in Tok Pisin, an English-based Croele language spoken in Papua New Guinea.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

English Tok Pisin
Welcome Welkam
Hello Gude / Hi / Hai
How are you?
Yu stap gut?
Mi stap gut
Long time no see
What's your name?
My name is ...
Husat nem bilong yu?
Nem bilong mi emi ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you Gutpela long bungim yu
Good morning Moning / Moning tru / Moning nau
Good afternoon Apinum
Good evening Apinum / Gut nait
Good night Gut nait
Goodbye Gutbai / Lukim yu bihain (inf)
Good luck
Cheers/Good health!
Have a nice day
Bon appetit Hamamas!
Bon voyage
I understand Mi save tok bilong yu
I don't understand Mi no harim tok bilong yu
I don't know Mi no save
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English? Yu save long tok inglis, a?
Toktok long tok inglis?
Do you speak Tok Pisin?
Yes, a little
Yu save long Tok Pisin?
Toktok long tok pisin?
Ya, liklik
How do you say ... in Tok Pisin?
Excuse me Skius
How much is this? Hamas long dispela? Em hao mas?
Sorry Mi sori (tumas)
Please Plis
Thank you
Tenkiu / Tenkiu tru / Tenkiu tumas
Nogat samting
Where's the toilet? Smolhaus i stap we?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I miss you
I love you Mi lavim yu
Get well soon
Go away! Larim mi!
Leave me alone! Larim mi!
Call the police!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas go long yu / Meri Krismas
Hepi Nu Yia
Happy Easter Hepi ista
Happy Birthday Hepi berthde
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Bilong me hangamapim bot stap pulap maleo
Balus em i no goupim bilong me em i pullup long liklik pela snek bilong solwarra

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