Tok Pisin word for 'Translation'

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Tok Pisin word for 'Translation'

Postby Purple Julie » 2007-04-13, 14:13

Hello, I noticed that someone asked how to say 'translation' in Tok Pisin, and the answer that was given was 'translesen' or something like that.

I don't know a lot of Tok Pisin, and I know people here know more than me, but I have been to PNG twice and in the future I am planning on going there to do translation work. The PNG people told me that you say 'tanim tok' when you want to say 'translate', etc.

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Postby mymasalai » 2007-11-20, 3:09

Tarnim Tok, also has other meanings such as manipulator of the truth,
This is a bit unusual as I would not normally come across the need to express this phrase

Cenesim tok

Does that help?

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Re: Tok Pisin word for 'Translation'

Postby zeme » 2012-02-01, 13:57

I've seen people use the word tantok to express "translation", but senisim tok makes sense too. Something along the lines of man bilong senisim tokples could be used to mean "translator".
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