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EtymologyEdit

From English finish.

ParticleEdit

pinis

  1. Marks perfect tense
  2. (rare) Marks passive voice construction
    • 1995, John Verhaar, Toward a reference grammar of Tok Pisin: an experiment in corpus linguistics[1], →ISBN, page 433:
      Mekim olsem pinis, orait tupela i planim taro na banana, na kumu, painap, kon, tomato, na kaukau tu.
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See alsoEdit

Tok Pisin tense markers:

VerbEdit

pinis intrans., transitive pinisim

  1. be finished; done with
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