Common Definition

see, look, view, examine, read, watch; visual; eye, seeing organ; (preverb) try to

ku definitions

apparent², appearance³, assess², attention³, check⁴, detect³, encounter², examination³, examine³, eye², gaze⁵, glance², impression², inspection³, investigation², look at⁵, monitor², notice³, observation⁵, observe⁵, perceive², perception², read², reading², regard (v)², scan⁴, see⁵, seek², sight⁵, stare², surveillance³, try², view⁴, visible², vision³, visual⁴, watch⁴

pu definition

  • NOUN eye
  • VERB to look at, see, examine, observe, read, watch
  • PRE-VERB to seek, look for, try to


sitelen pona


pictogram of an eye. compare blissymbol “eye”

sitelen sitelen

lukin in sitelen sitelen format

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In common usage (both before and after pu), "lukin" and "oko" are separate words, each with their own meaning. In pu, they are considered synonyms. Those who consider them synonyms typically don't use "oko" at all, preferring "lukin" in all circumstances. The usage of "alasa" as a preverb meaning "try to" is more common than "lukin". In pu, only "lukin" has this meaning.


  • Tok Pisin: lukim; see, look at
  • English: look; look
  • English: him; him
  • Created by: jan Sonja
  • Coined in: pre-pu

Usage Data

  • Category: core
  • Usage: 99%
  • Book: pu

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