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English: ‘cry’.

  1. a cry, weeping, mourning
    krai bilong ol i pinis = their mourning is over

  1. a sound, call
    krai bilong belo = the sound of a bell, the peal of a bell
    krai bilong ensin = the noise of an engine
    krai bilong pisin = a bird‘s call

  1. to cry, to weep, to mourn, to squeak, to make a noise
    dua i krai = the door squeaks
    krai long man i dai pinis = to mourn one deceased
    pikinini i krai = the baby cries
    paul i krai = the cock crows

  1. to long for, to desire, to be always thinking of one absent
    meri i krai long nupela klos = the girl wants a new dress
    mi krai long ples bilong mi = I am homesick

Frank Mihalic 1971 (with permission) [Home]