olsem

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English all + same.

Adverb[edit]

olsem

  1. thus; as
    • 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 (indirect object, in the sense of "similar to")
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:5 (translation here):
      Sapos yutupela i kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai, bai ai bilong yutupela i op na yutupela i kisim save long wanem samting i gutpela, na wanem samting i nogut, na bai yutupela i kamap wankain olsem God. God i save long dispela, olsem na em i tambuim yutupela long kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai.”


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Conjunction[edit]

olsem

  1. as
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:12 (translation here):
      Na man i bekim tok olsem, “Dispela meri yu bin givim mi olsem poroman bilong mi, em tasol i givim mi pikinini bilong dispela diwai na mi kaikai.”

Preposition[edit]

olsem

  1. like

Derived terms[edit]