tasol

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English that's all.

Adverb[edit]

tasol

  1. just, only
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:9 (translation here):
      Bihain God i tok olsem, “Wara i stap aninit long skai i mas i go bung long wanpela hap tasol, bai ples drai i kamap.” Orait ples drai i kamap.
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Conjunction[edit]

tasol

  1. but, however
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:30 (translation here):
      Tasol mi givim ol grinpela lip na gras samting olsem kaikai bilong olgeta bikpela na liklik animal na bilong olgeta pisin.” Orait ol dispela samting i kamap olsem God i tok.
    • Porer Nombo and James Leach, Reite Plants, p. 23
      Yu ken sindaun long haus na paitim [kundu] long hamamasim yu yet, tasol taim bilong man i dai, em bai nogat tru.
      People also enjoy drumming inside their houses, but is strictly forbidden when anyone in the area is in mourning.


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