Phrases

Basic Phrases

Hello.Salaam aleekum.
Goodbye.Mangi dem.
Please.Bu la neexee.
Thank you.Jërejëf.
You’re welcome.Amul sólo.
Yes.Waaw.
No.Déedéet.
Sorry.Baal ma.
Do you speak English?Ndax dégg nga angale?
Do you understand?Dégg nga?
I understand.Dégg naa.
I don’t understand.Dégguma.
Help!Wóoy!

Sample Phrases

A table for three.Ñett lanu.
aj | taabal ji | ndax | ñettthree | we are
Bring us some bissap.Indil nu bisaap.
indil | nun | dara | bisaab bibring | us | bissap
Do you have a watch?Am nga montar?
def | yow | am | ab | montar bihave | you | watch
Everyone was coming to the funeral.Ñep angi ñow ci dëj bi.
ñépp | ci | ñëw | ci | bi | dëj biall people | (now) | come | to | funeral | the
For me, the yassa.Man yaasa.
ngir | man | bi | yaasa bime | yassa
Give me the money.Indil xaalis bi.
indil | man | bi | xaalis bigive | money | the
He is fine.Mi ngi ci jàmm.
moom | lele | bu baaxhe | is | at | peace
I am from America.Maa ngi jóge Amerik.
man | ngi | jóge | amerikI | am | from | america
Lower your price!Waññil!
wàññi | nga | njëg gicount lower
More sauce, please.Dollil tuuti ñeex.
gën | ñeex mi | neexadd | little | sauce
No one can deny it.Kenn mëna ko weddi.
déedéet | benn | mën | weddi | kono one | can | it | deny
OK, get in.Yéegal.
baaxna | yéeg | ci biirclimb in
Please bring us some cold water.Indil nu ndox mu sedd.
neex | indi | nun | benna | sedd | ndox mibring | us | water | the | cold
She is fine.Jàmm rekk.
moom | lele | baaxpeace | only
That watch, how much does it cost?Sa montar bi ñaata lay jar?
lale | montar bi | nan | bari | def | ko | njëgyour | watch | the | how much | is | price
We would like to pay.Danu bëgg fey.
dañuy | bëgg | komka | ci | feywe | want | pay
Yes, I have a watch.Waaw am naa montar.
waaw | man | am | ab | montar biyes | have | I already | watch

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