beatingkɔminikɔminiɔ́-í-ínbeating, fluttering, flap9Language and Grammar
beautifulcɛɲicɛɲivar.cɛɲumaninadjbeautiful, pretty, nicecɛɲumancɛɲumannbeautiful, superb, wonderfulɲiɲiìadj.predto be good, nice, pleasant, beautiful, gentleO ka ɲi.That’s good.O ka ɲi kosɛbɛ.That’s very good.O cogo ka ɲi.That’s a good way.yɛgɛbɛyɛgɛbɛadjvery beautiful to seeA ka ɲi yɛgɛbɛ.She is very beautiful.cegecegeadvbeautiful, superb, perfect, without blemishDennin nin bi cege!The young girl is beautiful.ɲɛnaɲɛnavbe beautiful, niceI ka fani ɲɛna.Your garment is nice.saramasaramanbeautiful, nice, pretty, pleasingDeen sarama.Beautiful child.
becausebawobawoá-óconjbecause, for, since, given thatA ma se ka na, bawo a ma mobili sara sɔrɔ.He could not come because he didn't get the transport money.jankojankoconjso 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 1jangoã̀-óadvprovided that, as long as, because, so thatjango a ka ɲɛbari1barià-ìconjbecause, than, forbarisasabusabuá-úconjbecause, for, cause, reason, motif, grounds, method, mannerko12koóconjthat, so that, becauseka la a kanka la a kanexprbecause, than, forkatugukatuguconjbecause, for, actuallysabu lasabu laá-ú áconjfor, becausebarisabarisaà-ì-àconjbecausebari1bawubawuá-ùconjbecause
because ofbolo5boloó-ópostpto , for, at, because of (indicates the reason, dependence, possession, beneficial party, determinant)Sebɛni ka nɔgɔn a bolo jatekalan ye.Writing is easier for him than calculating.Ala ni ...Ala ni ...exprbecause of...Ala ni siratanya ...Because of the missing roads...kosɔnkosɔnpostpbecause of, for, A ma taga sanji kosɔn.He didn’t go because of the rain.O de kosɔn...Therefore: so...nun manun mapostpbecause of, thanks toN bɔra o nun ma.I got out of trouble thanks to him.kɔsɔnkɔsɔnpostpbecause of, forkanma 1kanmapostpbecause of, forA nana wari kanma.He came for the money.
becomekɛ15kɛvtbecome, transform, turn intoN b’a fɛ ka kɛ minisiriɲɛmɔgɔ ye.I want to become prime minister.
befordafɛdafɛá-ɛ́postpbefore, in front of, besides, aroundɲɛfɛ
beforeɲɛ11ɲɛcfɲɛ1ɲɛfɛpostpbefore, ahead ofyanni1yannià-íconjbefore, till, instead ofYanni aw ka na yan, á tun bi yɔrɔ juman?Where were you before you came here?fɔlɔ fɔlɔ 1fɔlɔ fɔlɔnfirst of all, in the beginning, in the past, before, initially, formerly, to be the very first oneFɔlɔ fɔlɔ Ala ye sankolo ni dugukolo da.In the beginning, God created heaven and earth.galen galenɲakunɲakunnin front, before, summit, peak, headA bi jama ɲakun na.He is in a leader position of the people.ɲana1ɲanapostpbefore, in the presence ofA kɛra n ɲana.That happened in my presence.sani1saniconjbefore, instead ofNne bi taga sani o ka ko.I am going before it gets dark.yanni2kabikabià-íprepsince, as soon as, from then on, beforeMusa bɔra kabi sɔgɔma.Moussa has gone out since the morning.galengalená-éadvbefore, beginning, first, in bygone days, formerlykabinikabinià-í-íprepsince, as soon as, from then on, beforeN bi Burukina kabini saan saba.I have been in Burkina for three years.Kabini sisan.From now on.Kabini tuma juman ?Since when ?sanni2sanniconjbefore, instead ofyanni2yanniconjbeforeNe hakili b’a la ka mobili san yanni kalo dama dɔ cɛ.I hope to buy a vehicle in a few months.sani1ɲakɔrɔɲakɔrɔpostpbefore, in front of, in the sight ofU fila bɛɛ tilennin tun bi Ala ɲakɔrɔ.They both lived good lives in God's sight.ɲɛkɔrɔ 2ɲɛkɔrɔpostpbeforeSeliba ɲɛkɔrɔbefore Tabaskika kɔrɔka kɔrɔadvbefore, in the pastɲa12ɲaánbefore, in face of, in front ofA sera n ɲa.He arrived before I arrived.
beginbolodonbolodonvinitiate, train (somebody for a job), begindaminɛ 2daminɛá-ì-ɛ́vtbegin, startBaara damìnɛ̀na.The work has started.N ye lakɔli daminɛ ka n sii to saan 5 la.I started school when I was 5 years old.kuntigɛkuntigɛvstart (up), begin, introducedatigɛdatigɛvstart, open, beginwuli14wuliú-ívistart up, beginLakɔli wulila.School has begun.Mansin wulila.The machine has started up.dabɔ11dabɔá-ɔ́vto begin, start
beginning (at the)fɔlɔ fɔlɔ 1fɔlɔ fɔlɔnfirst of all, in the beginning, in the past, before, initially, formerly, to be the very first oneFɔlɔ fɔlɔ Ala ye sankolo ni dugukolo da.In the beginning, God created heaven and earth.galen galen
behindjuu1juuùúnbottom, ass, anus, uterus, female private parts, behind, back2.1Bodykɔfɛ 2kɔfɛɔ́-ɛ̀postpbehindkɔ11kɔɔ́postpafter, behindBaara kɔ, i bi taga min ?After work, where are you going?o kɔ, ...after that: thentile saba bi kɔin three days timenɔkannɔkanpostpbehind, after, followingA y'i da a nɔkan ...He was following her ...kɔɔ31kɔɔɔ́nback, rear, behind, exterior2.1Body
beingnimajɔnnimajɔnncreature, beingAla ye fɛɛn o fɛɛn da, o ye nimajɔn ye.We call creature everything God has made.
believelimaniya22limaniyaì-à-ì-ávibelievebisigi2bisigiì-ì-ìvtsuppose, imagine, think, believe, suspectmisali 3misalinhope, imagine, believela4laávicroire, faire confiancela X labelieve in XN lanin tɛ i ka kuma na kosɛbɛ.I don’t really believe what you say.N lanin b’a la ko Ala bi yen.I believe there is a God.Nne ma la a la.I don’t think so.Nne lanin bi Fa Ala la, Sebaayabɛɛtigi, Sankolo ni dugukolo Danbaga.I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.I lanin lo o la wa ?Do you believe that?