Tok Pisin > Verbs
Verbs in Tok Pisin
There are basically two types of verbs in Tok Pisin: transitive and intransitive.
- In general, transitive verbs end in -im. Example: kisim (sampela samting), take, receive smth. They are exceptions.
- In general, intransitive verbs do not end in -im. Example: slip (long nait), sleep (at night)
Some very common verbs of difficult use
Most verbs are easy to use for English speakers, but some of them may be puzzling because of their unexpected meaning or use.
Here are some of them:
Verbs can be nominalized. Examples: