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After arriving in Senegal, as you make your way out of the airport you will need to have your passport and yellow fever certificate ready
I have put together some of the more informative posts from this blog and organized them into a book which you can take with you
This post is the second in my weekly series of translating the book “J’apprends le Wolof” by Jean-Léopold Diouf & Marina Yaguello (published by Karthala)
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aa – well baylo – jeweler ciyam – leak eda – buffalo fasde – boil ferde – exile jaggude – seize jakre – hollow kohaljinta
These are some Pulaar women in Garelboubou, Mauritania, singing during a break in a dyeing training.
Things you will need to enter Senegal; Passport – You can either visit the websites below or your local post office to apply for a
I am in the process of translating the Wolof lesson book “J’apprends le Wolof” by Jean-Léopold Diouf & Marina Yaguello (published by Karthala) from French
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. english n. wolof / french A abandon v. baayi, wocca / abandonner abdomen n. naxa / abdomen ability n. mën,
Traditional wolof singing and drumming by Group Rakaju of the Gambia. A onegambia.com production.
POPULATION: 12,853,259 (July 2008 est.) ETHNIC GROUPS: Wolof 43.3%, Pular 23.8%, Serer 14.7%, Jola 3.7%, Mandinka 3%, Soninke 1.1%, European and Lebanese 1%, other 9.4%
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Wolof is a language spoken in Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania and to a lesser degree in other west African countries, and it is the native language
Omar: Salaamaaleekum. Peace be upon you. Moodu: Maaleekum salaam. Peace return to you. Omar: Jaama ngaam? Do you have peace? Moodu: Jaama rek. Peace only.
Vocabulaire Français – L & M law juridique linguistics linguistique literary littéraire masculine masculin mathematics mathématiques medicine médecine music musique
Archaeological findings throughout the area indicate that Senegal was inhabited in prehistoric times. Islam established itself in the Senegal River valley in the 11th century.
Vocabulaire Français – G, H & I geography géographie geology géologie geometry géometrie grammar grammaire historical historique interjection interjection invariable invariable
Vocabulaire Français – E & F economics économie education éducation electricity électricité english anglais especially surtout euphemism euphémisme familiar familier feminine féminin figurative figuré finance
Traditional singing at a programme organised by OneGambia Promotion. More videos at http://www.onegambia.com.
I used French for the Wolof when I was not able to find a Wolof word. Please leave a comment if you know the appropriate
Vocabulaire Français – B & C biology biologie botany botanique british britannique chemistry chimie commerce commerce computers informatique conjunction conjonction cooking cuisine
Today is May Day or International Workers Day (Fête du Travail) which is observed all around the World as well as Senegal & Gambia.
Vocabulaire Français – A abbreviations abréviations adjective adjectif adverb adverbe agriculture agriculture anatomy anatomie and et architecture architecture astrology astrologie astronomy astronomie attributive devant le
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A quelle heure part … ? – What time does the … leave? le bateau – the boat le bus – the bus le bac
Hausa is the Chadic language with the largest number of speakers, spoken as a first language by about 24 million people, and as a second
l’environnement – the environment biodegradable – biodegradable conservation – conservation deforestation – deforestation jetable – disposable secheresse – drought ecosysteme – ecosystem especes en voie
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Senegal gained partial independence from France today in 1960 with complete independence achieved upon the dissolution of the Mali Federation
More time & directions… Phrases To Practice / Phrases à la pratique Ban waxtu moo jot? – What time is it? Minwi jotna. – It
Gambian Wolof… aifaare – pagan aik – climb aikerty – lift/elevate ailake – tomorrow aina – mold ainay – wish alcarly – village leader alfun
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Midi Jotna. – It is noon. Netti waxtu ci ngoon jotna. – It is three in the afternoon. Jubelal ci
Wolof Numbers & Money In Senegal they use the franc CFA (Communauté financière d’Afrique). But the traditional unit of currency is the dërëm which is
The Diola people inhabit the Casamance region of Senegal, and also southwestern Gambia, where their name is spelt Jola. Their language is Diola or Jola,
All of these can be found in the side bar… Tag Cloud; this is comprised of all the tags that have been used on this
Courtesy of Firicat.com. jula, , trader, peddler of foods, to trade teret, n , trading season daaj, , to nail (see pontu) digal, , to
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Words & phrases with religious significance starting with the letter B. Many of these terms may actually be Arabic or
Adopted from 101 Languages of the World. Please mouse over each word for a direct translation. Mme Jóob: Naka suba ngi? Dégg nga Angale? Good
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I have a list of links on the right hand side of this blog of places that teach Wolof. Check it out, perhaps there is
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Courtesy of Firicat.com. lef, n , thing naju, adj. , be compressed téng, , tight baatale, verb , to leave a message with someone for
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. See Travel Vocabulary III ——————————————————- Here are a few things that you may come across if traveling to Senegal or
…But I’ve been busy doing other things but I’m back!
Toubab Cuts It All Off by Katie Krueger One day, the Senegalese heat made me desperate to find ways to cool down. Impulsively, I walked
Words & phrases with religious significance starting with the letter A. Many of these terms may actually be Arabic or Wolofized Arabic. Many Wolof speakers
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. See Travel Vocabulary II ——————————————————- Here are a few things that you may come across if traveling to Senegal or
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. The weather is … today. Dafa … teiy. cold sehda cool sehda hot tarnga It’s going to rain. Dafa werra
Gambian dialect… foot – foot gallon – gallon gram – gram kilogram – kilo kilometer – kilo liter – leebahre meter – meter mile –
Senegalese HipHop group Daara J which raps in Wolof, French and English. This track is called “Allah”. Rest In Peace DJ Makhtar…
baby > bébé > néné cow > vache > nag east > est > penku god > dieu > yaala milk > lait > mééw
Extended greetings are an important part of social interaction and many doors will open for you if you are capable of exchanging simple greeting phrases
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Wolof vocabulary words bennen, benen – another bennen u xarit am – another of his friends doonte – if it
Help! – Wóoy! (wohy) Call an ambulance! – Wooyal ma ambilaans bi! (woh-yal ma am-bi-laans bee) Call a doctor! – Wooyal ma doktoor! (woh-yal ma
Lonely Planet Phrasebooks: Africa Along with 12 other languages used in Africa, including French & Arabic, this little phrasebook has a great little Wolof section.
See Travel Vocabulary I ——————————————————- Here are a few things that you may come across if traveling to Senegal or the Gambia. alham – white
BASIC FRENCH NUMBERS Nombres francais de base un un 1 deux der 2 trois trwa 3 quatre ka-trer 4 cinq sungk 5 six sees 6
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Happy New Years! Bonne Années! And here is a video, although not of a New Years celebration but a celebration none the less…
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. *** See an updated list here: Basic Wolof Phrases 2012 *** “Expressions Ouolof Essentielles” Na nga def. – Hello. (singular) Na ngeen def.
Assalamu alaykum. – Peace be upon you. Wa alaikumus salam. – And peace be upon you. (reply to above) Allahu akbar. – Allah is greater.
If you are wondering why the weather and solar/lunar conditions for Banjul is not appearing (located on the side bar on the right-hand side) it
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Wolof names for the days of the week are mostly adopted from Arabic. As usual you can mouse over for
New List Thanks To Tubaab bu jigeen See The Original List & Comments Here “Opposites Attract” beginning – ending (verb): door/tammbali
Merry Christmas to all of our readers!
These were taken from the Gambian Wolof – English Dictionary By David P. Gamble. banxa – water lily caxa – necklace daay – bush fire,
What’s orthography? It is basically a spelling system. Answers.com defines it as: The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage. The aspect
beginning – end dohre – jehh/rach cheap – expensive yormba – sehre easy – difficult yormba – nahary friend – enemy harit – mbargne happy
Today is the Muslim holiday Tabaski. In most Muslim countries it is called Eid al-Adha but in much of West Africa it is called Tabaski.
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La League DJ Décalé Wolof I do not know where this video is from but Décalé is very popular in the Ivory Coast which I
family – njabort grandfather – marm-bu-gore grandmother – marm-bu-gegain father – papa mother – yarboie husband – jaycahre wife – jabahre son – dorm-bu-gore daughter
What time is it? Ban waxtoo jot? Et maintenant en français; Quelle heure est-il? Do you have a watch? Am nga montar? Et en français;
The Mandinka language, sometimes referred to as Mandingo, is a Mandé language spoken by millions of Mandinka people in Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Ivory
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Sai Sai – “That little crafty one.” (Euphemism given to AIDS in the poor suburbs of Dakar, Senegal.) Also means
Note that these are just general tips and that these rules may not always apply as writers of Wolof sometimes use different spelling systems. CONSONANTS:
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Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. A Wolof version of that classic song from the movie Grease…
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Top 10 verbs according to http://www.verbix.com/languages/wolof.shtml dem joxe foto wax saaga naan am tux julli jóge
Do you understand? Dégg nga? (deg nguh) and now en français; Comprenez–vous? I understand. Dégg naa. (deg naa) and en français; Je comprends. I don’t
facatalu v. stumble sehy v. melt wenne n. breast holl n. heart targue n. obituary fuca n. ten marb n. braid njail n. dawn hoolow
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Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Below is a table showing how the various portions of the day are labeled in Wolof. ENGLISH WORD WOLOF WORD
This is a great online dictionary for translating Wolof words into English and vice versa. http://www.FIRICAT.com
GEMMIN BI – THE MOUTH Some of these expressions are not common in Wolof and may not always be readily understood by some Wolof speakers.
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We have covered some French & Arabic (tuuti rekk) which are of course common in much of the parts that Wolof is spoken but another
Yes – Waaw (wow) and now en français; Oui (wee) No – Déedéet (dey-deyt) and en français; Non (non) Maybe – Xejna (khedj-nuh) en français;
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Wolof numbers are basically counted in groups of five. The numbers one through five (and ten) are the main numbers
Here are a few things that you may come across if traveling to Senegal or the Gambia. afra – grilled meat, or grilled meat stall
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How would they say “Thanksgiving” in Senegal if they were to celebrate it? Perhaps, Indil Jërejëf? or Jërejëf Jorhh? Any ideas?
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. ENGLISH WOLOF SINGULAR SINGULAR I, me maan, ma my, mine suma you yow your, yours seen he, she, it ñoom