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Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English him.

Pronoun

em

  1. The third person singular pronoun refers to a person or thing other than the speaker or the person being spoken to. Pronouns in Tok Pisin are not inflected for different cases.
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 1:15:
      God i mekim kamap tupela bikpela lait. Bikpela em san bilong givim lait long de, na liklik em mun bilong givim lait long nait. Na God i mekim kamap ol sta tu.
      →New International Version translation


8 Planti yia bihain wanpela nupela king i kamap na em i bosim ol Isip. Dispela king i no save long Josep. 9 Na king i tokim ol manmeri bilong en olsem, “Ol Israel i gat planti manmeri na strong bilong ol i winim strong bilong yumi. 10 Sapos pait i kirap, ating bai ol i bung wantaim ol birua bilong yumi na pait long yumi, na ol bai i lusim kantri bilong yumi na ranawe. Olsem na yumi mas painim wanpela rot bilong pasim ol bai ol i no ken kamap planti tumas.”


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