daunim

1. overcome, to put down, defeat

  • Sik TB i daunim planti manmeri.
    TB overcame many people.
  • Yumi mas daunim ol pasin nogut na kranki tingting.
    We must overcome our sinful behaviour and erroneous ways of thinking.
  • daunim spak pasin to overcome a drinking problem
  • daunim tok (down talk) to suppress gossip

2. to lower, to put down, swallow

  • daunim kaikai (down food) to swallow food
  • Meri i daunim kaukau.
    The woman swallowed the sweet potato.
  • daunim sel (down sail) to lower the sail

3. to humiliate someone

  • daunim hambakman (down humbug man) to humiliate a show off, to humiliate a braggart

4. daunim yumi yet to be humble

daun

1. down

  • Em i kam daun.
    It came down.
  • Kisim i kam daun wantaim yu.
    Bring it down with you.
  • Yu go daun.
    You get off (the vehicle).

2. deep, low

  • i no daun shallow
  • Solwara i daun.
    The sea is deep.
  • ples daun valley
  • Wagi em i ples daun long Hailans.
    Wahgi Valley is a valley in the Highlands.

3. steep

  • rot i go daun tumas a very steep road

4. low

  • Haus i daun.
    The house is low.