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a lotbɛrɛ1ɛ́-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.camaná-ácfcacamanadjmuch, manyMɔgɔ caman.Many people.kosɛbɛ 1advvery good, a lot
aardvarktinba1ĩ̀-ánaardvark, ant-bearorycteropus afer1.5.1.1Mammal
abandonbila 1ì-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 asidefantorià-ó-ívto desert, flee, abandon, give up, drop, let go offari fagavileave, abandon, neglectnɔbilavcease 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.
abandon sb./sth.2 2ɔ́vcancel, abandon sb./sth. , give up
abandoned childyatimɛnorphan, abandoned child2Person
abbreviatedɔgɔya 1ɔ́-ɔ́-ácfdɔgɔyalamaloyaleebuvtreduce, ease, diminish, denigrate, lessen, minimize, abbreviate, shortenAla k’a tɔɔrɔ dɔgɔya !May God ease the pain/problem !
abbreviated formfɔkasurunyansummary, abbreviated form, short form
abbreviationdaɲɛ surunyalinabbreviation9Language and Grammarsurunyalin.compabbreviation
abdomenbarakɔrɔlanbelly, abdomen, genitals (euph)2.1Bodykɔnɔbara 1ɔ́nwomb, stomach, abdomen2.1Body1.5.2Parts of an animalnagakɔrɔlaà-à-ɔ̀-ɔ̀-ánbelly, lower part of the body, abdomen2.1Body
abdominal aortakɔnɔbarajolitɛmɛsiranabdominal aorta2.1Body
abhorrencekɔniya1ɔ̃́-í-ánhatred, abhorrence
AbidjanAbijaná-í-à var.Bijann.proAbidjan, capital of Ivory Coast
abilitieslɔntawnabilities, competences, skills
abilitydalilu 3à-í-únpower, ability, capacity, secretɲanabɔninyanintelligence, ability, competenceseko1neffort, power, ability, possible, do your bestAn k'u dɛmɛ n'an seko ye.Let us do our best to help them
abnormaldagabalià-à-á-ínabnormal, unnatural, illegalfiɲɛman 2í-ɛ́-ã́adjabnormal, unusual, defective, faulty
abolishdabilaà-à-ívtstop, cease, abolish, rescind, endA dabila !Stop it!siɲɛnikɛlanfaga1 3à-ávtabrogate, abolish, lasa 1á-ávtannul, abolish, rescind, hinder, stop
abortwelekuè-è-úvmove, dislodge, cancel, postpone, abortwɔlɔwɔlɔ3ɔ̀-ɔ́-ɔ́-ɔ́vgive birth before the appropriate time, abort, have a miscarriage
abortionkɔnɔbɔcfkɔnɔbɔkɔnɔtiɲɛnabortionkɔnɔcɛnɔ́-ɔ́-ɛ̃́nabortionkɔnɔtiɲɛcfkɔnɔbɔkɔnɔtiɲɛnabortion
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 fɔ2exprabout, around, approximately3.1.2Mathematics3.2.2Symbolskan1 2ã́postpà 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.
abovekunna 1postpabove, on top ofA bi an kunna.He is above us (he directs us).sanfɛá-ɛ̀á-ɛ̀postpabove, onkulu sanfɛ.above the hill.
above alljango 2ã̀-óadvabove all, all the more so, particularlyu kuma ka ca kojugu, jango musonin yɛrɛ.jankoconjso 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.
abrogatefaga1 3à-ávtabrogate, abolish,
abruptlyŋanamataadvhurriedly, in a hurry, abruptlyA bɔra ŋanamata.He got out hurriedly.
abscessfunu 3ú-únswelling, tumor, abscess2.2.1Diseasefunubananall kinds of abscesses2.2.1Diseasenɛnbɔɛ̃̀-ɔ́nabscess2.2.1Diseasenɛnfununabscess2.2.1Diseasesumuniù-ù-ínfuruncle, boil, carbuncle, abscess2.2.1Disease
absencetanya 1nabsence, shortage, missing, death
absence (long)fama 1à-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 relationshipsgwɛrɛbaliyanabsence of relationships or of contact
absent (be)fɔnɔ̃́vbe 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-mindedmiiribalivabsent-minded, unthinking, unconscious, ill-considered, careless, carefree, impolite
absolutelyfaasiá-íadvwithout problems, definitely, completely, absolutelyA dumu faasi.Eat without problems.fewué-úabsolutely, not at alljaatiinterjreally, truth, exactly, perfectly, absolutely, downrightO kɛra jaati.That really happened.sɛbɛkɔrɔadvseriously, strongly, absolutely, much, veryBana nin sɛbɛkɔrɔ mɛna a la.He got this illness for a very long time.tigitigií-í-í-ín.compauthentic, perfectly, absolutely, exactly, accurateA ki tigitigi, nin lo.He says; «Perfectly, that's it.»lakika
absolutely notsi1íadjnone, 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 nothingfoyifoyió-í-ó-íabsolutely nothing
absolutionkafarin.compabsolution, pardon, expiationAla ka bana nin kɛ jurumukafari ye
absorbfura kunavabsorb
absorbing welljurufiyɛ1ù-ù-í-ɛ́ndrain cover, cesspool, sump, absorbing well
abstentionyɛrɛminɛ 1ɛ̀-ɛ-í-ɛ́nabstention, reluctance, self-control
abstinenceyɛrɛminaɛ̀-ɛ̀-í-ánabstinence, self-control
abstractbisigi1 2í-í-ínabstracthakililafɛnánabstract9Language and Grammar
abstract suffix-yasufabstract suffix, state of, process of, quality ofteri, teriya; jan , janyafriend, friendship; long, lengthkɛnɛyahealth, to healmaloyashame, be ashamed
AbujaAbuzaá-ú-án.proAbuja, capital of Nigeria
abundancesɔrɔ3ɔ̀-ɔ́vtwhat one gets: production, riches, wealth, profit, abundance, harvest, fate
abundantbon1õ̀adj.predto be big, fat, large, important, abundant, strong, mightyAla ka bon.God is great.antdɔgɔ1caácfcacamanadj.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.caamaná-ã́adjmany, a lot of, several, abundant, frequentA ma nɔnɔ caaman min.He did not drink a lot of milk.
abusedanmatɛmɛn.compabuse, falsity, misuse
abuse of powerdantɛmɛwalivar.danmatɛmɛwalin.compabuse of power or authority
abusivegasimaà-ì-ánoffensive, abusive
abyssdunfinnabyss
Abyssinian rollermakankujannAbyssinian rollercoracias abyssinica1.5.1.2Bird
Abyssinian RollermakanbugunnAbyssinian Rollercoracias abyssinica1.5.1.2Bird
accelerategirin1í-ívirush, accelerateA girinna ka taga fɔ mɔgɔw ye ko a kɔrɔcɛ sara.He rushed to tell people that his brother had died.teliya 2é-í-ácfjoonateliyavihurry, speed up, accelerateI teliya ka nne dɛmɛ !Come quickly to help me!
accelererlateliyavaccelerate, speed up, move forward, hurry up, hasten, rush