1. to line up, to put something in line

  • Lainim ol buk.
    Line up the books.

2. to put in order, to arrange, to get ready

  • lainim plet (line plate) to set the table
  • Lainim ol samting bilong wok.
    Get the tools ready.

3. to learn something, to study something

  • lainim pasin bilong skul become accustomed to school ways
  • Yu lainim wanem samting long skul?
    What are you learning in school?

4. to teach someone something

  • lainim hos (line horse) to train a horse
  • Lainim ol meri long rit.
    Teach the women to read.


1. liver, heart, spleen, innards, mind, desire (affections)

  • brukim lewa (break the liver) very sorry
  • Lewa bilong mi i sut.
    My heart throbs.
  • lewa pen (liver pains) brokenhearted

2. something one craves

  • Lewa bilong mi, i mangalim yu tumas.
    My heart craves for you.

3. a darling, a sweetheart

  • Lila, yu lewa tru bilong mi.
    Lila, you are my sweetheart.