skin (Tok Pisin)

skin, hide pod, husk, shell, rind

  • skin bilong haus outside wall of a house
  • skin bilong kiau an egg shell
  • skin bilong trausel turtle shell
  • skin bilong kokonas coconut husks
  • skin hat fever, malaria
  • skin guria tremor, shivering
  • skin i guria (skin (be) tremble) to shiver
  • Skin bilong yu i guria o nogat?
    Have you been shivering?
  • skin i hat to have a fever
  • Skin bilong yu i hat o nogat?
    Do you have a temperature / fever?
  • skin i kol (skin (be) cold) to have the chills
  • skin i wara (skin (be) water) to sweat
  • Skin i les.
    I don’t feel like doing it.
  • skin i slek wrinkled skin, to feel weak, tired, lazy
  • skin indai give up, loser
  • Skin bilong yu i sikarap sikarap?
    Is your skin itchy?
  • skin diwai bark of a tree
  • No ken rausim skin diwai. Nogut diwai bai bagarap.
    Don’t remove the bark. Otherwise the tree will be damaged.
  • skin palai lizard skin (used to cover drums)
  • skin pas an envelope
  • Putim pas insait long skin pas na go long pos opis long salim i go.
    Put the letter in an envelope and go to the post office to send it off.
  • Raitim nem bilong em long skin pas.
    Write his name on the envelope.
  • skin pilo a pillow case
  • Senisim skin pilo.
    Change the pillow cases.
  • Yu pilim skin les (olgeta taim)?
    Do you feel tired (all the time)?


1. pig

  • Tomas i go long baim wanpela pik.
    Thomas has gone to buy a pig.
  • hap lek pik leg of pig (used in traditional exchanges)
  • gris bilong pik lard
  • pik man male pig or boar
  • pik meri sow

2. pork

  • Mi laik kaikai pik.
    I like to eat pork.

3. pick (also pika)

  • Yusim pik long brukim graun.
    Use the pick to break up the ground.

See also: Pigs in Papua New Guinea