1. to have, to own, to possess

  • gat dinau (got debt) to owe someone something
  • gat kot (got court) to be on trial
  • gat trabel (got trouble) to be in trouble through one’s own fault
  • Meri i gat bel.
    The woman is pregnant.
  • Mi gat ka.
    I own a car.
  • Mi gat bel hevi.
    I have a complaint.
  • Mipela i gat rait long stap.
    We have a right to stay.

2. there is, there are (see no gat there is/are no, nogat no!)

  • I gat wanpela meri long haus.
    There is one woman in the house.

3. a guard, to guard (also wasman)

  • Gat i slip na em i no wok.
    The guard is asleep and he’s not working.

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