We have covered some French & Arabic (tuuti rekk) which are of course common in much of the parts that Wolof is spoken but another common native language is Pulaar which is spoken by the Peul peoples. Although most Peuls in Wolof speaking areas will understand Wolof it is always nice to be able to say at least a few things to someone in their mother tongue. So here are a few “essential” phrases that you may want to practice…
No ngoolu daa. Hello.
Nalleen e jamm. Goodbye.
A jaaraamah. Thank you.
Enen ndendidum. You’re welcome.
Achanam hakke. Pardon.
Ko Engale tan kaala mi. I speak only English.
Mi nani Faranse seeda. I speak a little French.
No mbiyeteedaa? What’s your name?
Ko … mbiyetee mi. My name is … .
Ko les USA njeyaa mi. I’m from USA.