tasol

1. however, but

  • Mi laik kam, tasol em i hat.
    I want to come, but there are difficulties.
  • Mi laikim Lois, tasol em marit.
    I love Lois, but she is married.

2. only, alone, merely, nothing else, just

  • Kisim liklik tasol i kam.
    Bring just a little.
  • Mi tasol.
    It’s only me.
  • Em i kaikai kaukau tasol.
    He/She is eating only sweet potato.
  • Em tasol.
    That’s it, nothing else, the end.
  • Mi kam bilong lukim ples tasol.
    I’m just coming to have a look at the village.

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