1. to look for something

  • Tomas i painim wanpela balus long bus.
    Thomas is looking for an aeroplane in the jungle.
  • Mi painim yet.
    I’m still looking (for it).
  • Mi givap long painim.
    I’ve given up looking for it.
  • painim wok to look for work, to be unemployed

2. to find

  • painim pinis found
  • Mi painim pinis.
    I have found it.
  • Maria i wok long painim galip long maket, tasol i no painim pinis.
    Maria is looking for galip nuts in the market, but she hasn’t found any yet.

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