mekim

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Tok Pisin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English make +‎ -im.

Verb[edit]

mekim trans.

  1. To make; to create
    • 1995, John Verhaar, Toward a reference grammar of Tok Pisin: an experiment in corpus linguistics[1], ISBN 0-8248-1672-2, page 433:
      Mekim olsem pinis, orait tupela i planim taro na banana, na kumu, painap, kon, tomato, na kaukau tu.
  2. To do
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:13 (translation here):
      Orait God, Bikpela i askim meri olsem, “Watpo yu mekim dispela samting?” Na meri i bekim tok olsem, “Snek i grisim mi na mi kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai.”

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