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to be above adv.
a tree overlooks the well
tiim
garab a tiim teen ba
adolescence n.
you shouldn’t have revealed what he did in his youth
ndaw gi
waruloo woon sulli li mu def cig ndawam
all people pron.
this task falls to everyone
ñépp
liggéey boobu ñépp la war
attack n.
the attack was hard
song mi
song mi metti na
basket n.
I bought this basket
pañe (panier) bi
pañe bii laa jënd
beauty n.
this woman is aware of her beauty
taar bi
ndaw soosu dafa yëg taaram
black adj.
he wears a black boubou
ñuul
mbubb mu ñuul la sol
loose-fitting blouse n.
with this strong heat only a loose blouse is suitable
mariñeer (marinière) bi
tàngaay bu metti bii mariñeer rekk a ci baax
breathe v.
he is not breathing
nokki / noyyi
noyyetul de
brother n.
my brother took a wife
càmmiñ li
sama càmmiñ takk na jabar
gas bubbles adj.
buy me some effervescent aspirin
fuur
jëndal ma aspirin biy fuur
calculate v.
if he doesn’t know how to calculate he will be duped
séefër
bu mënul séefër ñu nax ko
cancel v.
I don’t play with you because you cancel too often
tebbi
dama wure ak yow danga mën a tebbi
cemetery n.
the cemetery is far from here
sëg yi
sëg yi sori nañu fi
chest n.
his chest hurts
dënn / dënna bi
dënnam dafay metti
city n.
kaolack is a big city
dëkk bi
kawlax dëkk bu rëy la
club n.
he wants to be part of our association
mbootaay gi
dafa bëgg bokk ci sunu mbootaay gi
consult (a psychic) v.
in your place I would not consult a psychic for the theft I would report it to the police
seetlu
bu ma doon yow duma seetlu càcc gi damay dem polis yëgle ko fa
crowd n.
there was a large crowd
mbooloo mi
mbooloo mu takkoo fa nekkoon
the day before yesterday n.
the day before yesterday we had class
bëkk-démb / bërki-démb
bëkk-démb jàng nanu
die v.
his father passed away last night
gaañu
pàppaam gaañu na biig
double bed n.
I’m looking for a double bed
lalu ñaari nit bi
lalu ñaari nit laay wut
drink (alcoholic) n.
they set aside money to purchase alcoholic beverages
naan gi
dañu ber xaalisu naan gi
duck n.
he raises ducks
xànqel bi
dafay yar ay xànqel
estimate v.
we assess the value of the house
xayma
dañuy xayma njëgu kër gi
ever adv.
I won’t ever forgive you
mukk
duma la baal mukk
faith n.
his faith is strong
ngëm / ngóm gi
ngëmam dëgër na
hammer n.
if I had a hammer and nails I would’ve fixed the chair
màrto (marteau)
su ma amoon màrto ak pont daajaat siis bi
herd n.
he has a herd which must number thirty heads
gétt / geeta gi
am na gétt gu war a mat fanweeri nag
high adv.
the roof of the hut is not high
kawe / kowe / kow
puju néeg bi kowewul
hollow (of a tree) n.
don’t put your hand in the hollow of the tree
lëm mi
bul dugal sa loxo ci lëm mi
a type of hug v.
his uncle took him out of the arena by putting his arms around his shoulders
lëng / lënga
nijaayam a ko lëng génne ko géew bi
hunt v.
if you want to hunt warthogs go to walo
rëbb / rëbba / robba
boo bëggee rëbb mbaam-àll demal waalo
in prep.
do not put chili in it
ca / ci
bu ci def kaani
interest v.
if you are interested in this case tell me about it
soxal
bu la mbir mi soxalee nga wax ma ko
light blue adj.
she dyed her boubou light blue
baxa
baxa na mbubbam
mouse n.
the mouse entered the hole
janax / jinax ji
janax ji dugg na ci kan mi
first name n.
members of the assembly I greet you each by first and last name
tur wi
mbooloo mi maa ngi leen di nuyu ku nekk ci turam ak santam
last name n.
what is your last name
sant / santa wi
sant wa
bird nest n.
the nests are not alike
tàgg / taaga mi
tàgg yi nuroowuñu
night n.
in the cold season the night comes early
guddi gi
sedd lañu nekk guddi gi dafay teel a dugg
opinion n.
everyone has a right to give their opinion
xalaat mi
ku nekk sañ nga joxe sa xalaat
orange n.
the orange is sweet but not juicy
sorãs / soras / soraans (orange) si
sorãs si suukare na waaye amul ndox
patient adj.
he is a patient person
teey
nit ku teey la
peanuts n.
he left here a little before the peanut harvest
gerte gi
ba ñuy bëgg a déqi gerte la fi jóge woon
prepared adj.
are you ready
pare / paree (préparer)
pare nga
quiet adj.
he is a quiet person
teey
nit ku teey la
the rest n.
give the leftovers to the cats
des wi
joxal des wi muus yi
second n.
take the second street on the left
ñaaréel bi
jëlal ñaareelu koñ bi ci sa càmmooñ
send v.
I couldn’t be there so I sent a representative
yónee / yónnee
mënuma fa woon teew dama yónnee
male sex organs n.
he was given medication to apply to his genitals
sàkkara si
dañu ko jox garab gu muy diw ci sàkkara si
shirt n.
I want to make a shirt with this fabric
simis (chemise) bi
piis bii laa bëgg def simis
sit down v.
there are people who have no place to sit
toog
am na ñu amul fu ñu toog
smoke n.
I saw black smoke
saxar / saxaar si
saxar su ñuul kukk laa séen
snail n.
the women cooked the snails and dried them before selling them to the street vendors
tuufa ji
jigéen ñi dañuy nëbal tuufa ji weer ko ba mu wow sog koo jaay baana-baana yi
so conj.
I have finished paying you so you have to delete my name (from your ledger)
kon
fey naa la ba mu jeex kon danga war far sama tur
so much det.
there are so many people in the house
bare / bari
nit ñu baree ngi ci kër gi
sorrow n.
he is in the grip of sorrow
mettit / méetit wi
metit wee ko jàpp
spit v.
don’t spit here
tëfli / tufli
bu fi tëfli
offspring n.
he has two children
doom ji
am na ñaari doom
stab v.
two thugs were fighting and one of them stabbed his mate
jam
ñaari wayoo doon xeex kenn ki jam moroom mi
study v.
I’m learning to drive a car
jàng / janga
damay jàng dawal woto
to slightly suffer v.
he is suffering slightly which is why he left the office early
libbat
dafa libbat moo tax mu teel a wàcc tey
swear v.
I swear you won’t get in here
giñ
giñ naa ne doo fi dugg
sweat n.
I don’t know where he comes from with the sweat dripping down his face
ñaq / ñax wi
xamuuna fu mu jóge ak ñaq wiy siit ci kanam gi
nevertheless adv.
and yet I often gave him advice
ndaxam
ndaxam yedd naa ko ba tàyyi de
there adv.
I just came from your and place nobody is there
fa
sa kër laa jóge kenn nekku fa
something pron.
if you start something you have to continue it until the end
lëf / yëf ki
lëf boo ko dooree nanga ko yeggale
united adj.
be united let no one divide you
jàppante / jàppoo
nangeen jàppoo kenn bañ dox seen diggante
urgent adj.
I have an urgent matter to entrust to him
jamp
dama am soxla su jamp su ma koy diis
vacation (from school) v.
the children have been on vacation since yesterday
bër
xale yi bër nañu démb
watch v.
look at what comes on your left
xool
xoolal liy ñów ci sa cammooñ
everywhere adv.
we went everywhere to break the news
fépp / féepa
dem nanu fépp yëgle xabaar
wind n.
there is a lot of wind today
ngelaw li
tey ngelaw li bari na
wise adj.
he thinks he’s smarter than everyone else
muus
dafa defe ni moo gën a muus ñépp
wolof n.
he is researching the customs of the wolof
wolof bi
dafay gëstu ci aaday wolof yi
woman n.
women are sitting inside the house
jigéen ji
jigéen ñaa ngi toog ci biir kër gi
intestinal worm n.
my brother evacuated a huge worm
saan wi
sama rakk génne na saan wu réy
young adj.
you shouldn’t have revealed what he did when he was young
ndaw
waruloo woon sulli li mu def cig ndawam

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