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.
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.bɔ22bɔɔ́vcancel, abandon sb./sth. , give up
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
aboutbɔ14bɔɔ́vtsuffice, 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, approximately3.1.2Mathematics3.2.2Symbolskan12kanã́postpà 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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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!