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a lotcamancamaná-ácfcacamanadjmuch, manyMɔgɔ caman.Many people.kosɛbɛ 1kosɛbɛadvvery good, a lotbɛrɛ1bɛrɛɛ́-ɛ́adva lot, good, valuable, of good quality, very, realN ma se ka tiga bɛrɛ dan.I was not able to plant a lot of peanuts.Sanji nana dɔɔnin bi, bɛrɛ tɛ.Some rain fell today, not much.
aardvarktinba1tinbaĩ̀-ánaardvark, ant-bearorycteropus afer1.5.1.1Mammal
abandonfantorifantorià-ó-ívto desert, flee, abandon, give up, drop, let go ofnɔbilanɔbilavcease to chase, stop and leave in peace, abandon, leave aloneNi i ye o (furaw) kɛ a la, jinaw b'a nɔbila.If you give him this medicaments, the evil spirits will leave him alone.fari fagafari fagavileave, abandon, neglectbila 1bilaì-àvtput down, let go of, leave, release, place, abandon, ceaseO bila. I ka na !Leave that and come!U bi lakɔli bila ka baara kɛ.They give up school to go to work.X bila kɛrɛ fɛleave X aside
abandon sb./sth.2 2ɔ́vcancel, abandon sb./sth. , give up
abandoned childyatimɛyatimɛnorphan, abandoned child2Person
abbreviatedɔgɔya 1dɔgɔyaɔ́-ɔ́-ácfdɔgɔyalamaloyaleebuvtreduce, ease, diminish, denigrate, lessen, minimize, abbreviate, shortenAla k’a tɔɔrɔ dɔgɔya !May God ease the pain/problem !
abbreviated formfɔkasurunyafɔkasurunyansummary, abbreviated form, short form
abbreviationsurunyalisurunyalin.compabbreviationdaɲɛ surunyalidaɲɛ surunyalinabbreviation9Language and Grammar
abdomenkɔnɔbara 1kɔnɔbaraɔ́nwomb, stomach, abdomen2.1Body1.5.2Parts of an animalbarakɔrɔlabarakɔrɔlanbelly, abdomen, genitals (euph)2.1Bodynagakɔrɔlanagakɔrɔlaà-à-ɔ̀-ɔ̀-ánbelly, lower part of the body, abdomen2.1Body
abdominal aortakɔnɔbarajolitɛmɛsirakɔnɔbarajolitɛmɛsiranabdominal aorta2.1Body
abhorrencekɔniya1kɔniyaɔ̃́-í-ánhatred, abhorrence
AbidjanAbijanAbijaná-í-à var.Bijann.proAbidjan, capital of Ivory Coast
abilitieslɔntawlɔntawnabilities, competences, skills
abilityɲanabɔninyaɲanabɔninyanintelligence, ability, competencedalilu 3daliluà-í-únpower, ability, capacity, secretseko1sekoneffort, power, ability, possible, do your bestAn k'u dɛmɛ n'an seko ye.Let us do our best to help them
abnormalfiɲɛman 2fiɲɛmaní-ɛ́-ã́adjabnormal, unusual, defective, faultydagabalidagabalià-à-á-ínabnormal, unnatural, illegal
abolishlasa 1lasaá-ávtannul, abolish, rescind, hinder, stopfaga1 3fagaà-ávtabrogate, abolish, dabiladabilaà-à-ívtstop, cease, abolish, rescind, endA dabila !Stop it!siɲɛnikɛlan
abortwɔlɔwɔlɔ3wɔlɔwɔlɔɔ̀-ɔ́-ɔ́-ɔ́vgive birth before the appropriate time, abort, have a miscarriagewelekuwelekuè-è-úvmove, dislodge, cancel, postpone, abort
about1 4ɔ́vtsuffice, equal, about (be)A ka jan ka Ali bɔ.He is as tall as Ali.Kɔgɔ ye nan bɔ.There is enough salt in the sauce.I barika bi nne taa bɔ.Your strength equals mine.O b’a bɔ.That’s enough.Kɛmɛ naani bi nne bɔ.2000F CFA is enough for me.i n'a fɔ2i n'a fɔexprabout, around, approximately3.1.2Mathematics3.2.2Symbolskan1 2kanã́postpà propos de, surTɔnsigi tun bi furusiri kan.The meeting was about the marriage.Nin gafe bi julakan kan.This book is about the Dioula language.
abovesanfɛsanfɛá-ɛ̀á-ɛ̀postpabove, onkulu sanfɛ.above the hill.kunna 1kunnapostpabove, on top ofA bi an kunna.He is above us (he directs us).
above alljankojankoconjso that, in order to, above all, provided that, as long as, becauseAw k'aw faa n'aw baa bonya, janko ne, Masaba aw ka Ala be jamana min d'aw ma, aw ka sijan sɔrɔ o kɔnɔ.Respect your father and your mother, so that you may live a long time in the land that God gives you.jango 2jangoã̀-óadvabove all, all the more so, particularlyu kuma ka ca kojugu, jango musonin yɛrɛ.
abrogatefaga1 3fagaà-ávtabrogate, abolish,
abruptlyŋanamataŋanamataadvhurriedly, in a hurry, abruptlyA bɔra ŋanamata.He got out hurriedly.
abscessnɛnfununɛnfununabscess2.2.1Diseasenɛnbɔnɛnbɔɛ̃̀-ɔ́nabscess2.2.1Diseasefunubanafunubananall kinds of abscesses2.2.1Diseasesumunisumuniù-ù-ínfuruncle, boil, carbuncle, abscess2.2.1Diseasefunu 3funuú-únswelling, tumor, abscess2.2.1Disease
absencetanya 1tanyanabsence, shortage, missing, death
absence (long)fama 1famaà-ánlong absenceI ni fama ! / A kɛra fama ye dɛ !You and the long absence! I’ve not seen you for ages!Fama ka fisa ni kɔmunike ye.Proverb: Meeting after a long time is better than hearing a death announcement.
absence of relationshipsgwɛrɛbaliyagwɛrɛbaliyanabsence of relationships or of contact
absent (be)fɔnfɔnɔ̃́vbe missing, be lacking, be absentSaa bi duguma seen bi duguma, o ti fɔn ɲɔgɔn kɔ.The snake is on the soil, the foot is on the soil, they wont fail to meet each other (one day). (Proverb)
absent-mindedmiiribalimiiribalivabsent-minded, unthinking, unconscious, ill-considered, careless, carefree, impolite
absolutelysɛbɛkɔrɔsɛbɛkɔrɔadvseriously, strongly, absolutely, much, veryBana nin sɛbɛkɔrɔ mɛna a la.He got this illness for a very long time.tigitigitigitigií-í-í-ín.compauthentic, perfectly, absolutely, exactly, accurateA ki tigitigi, nin lo.He says; «Perfectly, that's it.»lakikafaasifaasiá-íadvwithout problems, definitely, completely, absolutelyA dumu faasi.Eat without problems.fewufewué-úabsolutely, not at alljaatijaatiinterjreally, truth, exactly, perfectly, absolutely, downrightO kɛra jaati.That really happened.
absolutely notsi1siíadjnone, in no way, absolutely notTɔɔrɔ si tɛ.There is no trouble.Mɔgɔ si ma na.No one came.Muso si ma na.No woman has come.
absolutely nothingfoyifoyifoyifoyió-í-ó-íabsolutely nothing
absolutionkafarikafarin.compabsolution, pardon, expiationAla ka bana nin kɛ jurumukafari ye
absorbfura kunafura kunavabsorb
absorbing welljurufiyɛ1jurufiyɛù-ù-í-ɛ́ndrain cover, cesspool, sump, absorbing well
abstentionyɛrɛminɛ 1yɛrɛminɛɛ̀-ɛ-í-ɛ́nabstention, reluctance, self-control
abstinenceyɛrɛminayɛrɛminaɛ̀-ɛ̀-í-ánabstinence, self-control
abstractbisigi1 2bisigií-í-ínabstracthakililafɛnhakililafɛnánabstract9Language and Grammar
abstract suffix-yayasufabstract suffix, state of, process of, quality ofteri, teriya; jan , janyafriend, friendship; long, lengthkɛnɛyahealth, to healmaloyashame, be ashamed
AbujaAbuzaAbuzaá-ú-án.proAbuja, capital of Nigeria
abundancesɔrɔ3sɔrɔɔ̀-ɔ́vtwhat one gets: production, riches, wealth, profit, abundance, harvest, fate
abundantcaamancaamaná-ã́adjmany, a lot of, several, abundant, frequentA ma nɔnɔ caaman min.He did not drink a lot of milk.cacaácfcacamanadj.predto be much, many, a lot, abundant, plentiful, frequentKɔrɔsiri kɛ ! Mobili ka ca !Watch out! There are lots of cars!A ka ca ni tan ye.There are more than ten.bon1bonõ̀adj.predto be big, fat, large, important, abundant, strong, mightyAla ka bon.God is great.antdɔgɔ1
abusedanmatɛmɛdanmatɛmɛn.compabuse, falsity, misuse
abuse of powerdantɛmɛwalidantɛmɛwalivar.danmatɛmɛwalin.compabuse of power or authority
abusivegasimagasimaà-ì-ánoffensive, abusive
abyssdunfindunfinnabyss
Abyssinian rollermakankujanmakankujannAbyssinian rollercoracias abyssinica1.5.1.2Bird
Abyssinian RollermakanbugunmakanbugunnAbyssinian Rollercoracias abyssinica1.5.1.2Bird
accelerategirin1giriní-ívirush, accelerateA girinna ka taga fɔ mɔgɔw ye ko a kɔrɔcɛ sara.He rushed to tell people that his brother had died.teliya 2teliyaé-í-ácfjoonateliyavihurry, speed up, accelerateI teliya ka nne dɛmɛ !Come quickly to help me!
accelererlateliyalateliyavaccelerate, speed up, move forward, hurry up, hasten, rush