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kairreg. infl.negfuture tense marker
irreg. infl. ofkanegfuture tense marker
kaa1bɨ̀kaan1/2land crab; crab
kaa2negnegative particle; NEG
kaâ1vsqueeze; wringkaa abòrə̀ wa nwû.Wring the vegetable (huckleberry leaves) and put oil and spices in them.Ŋù yî mɔʼɔ a zì nɨ a njə̀ə̀ ŋ̀kaa nɨ̂ ǹtɔ̌ŋ̀ yì.Someone comes in a dream and wrings his neck.
kaâ21v.adjtired, be2adjbe tired; fatigued; get weary
kààbɨ̀kààn1/2tree sp.
kàâ11vdraw2vcross out
kàâ2vswearŋ̀kàâ1ger9swearing2infto swear
Kaa àtii Bɨfɨɨ a sɨ abwarə wòprovWhereever or whenever there is trouble, a Bafut person will be involved
kaa atu ŋku a sɨ dɨrə̀prova dead man is never ashamed
kaa àyòŋə̀nɨ̀njɨ̀m a sɨ amə̀gə̀ kwatəprovThe person who follows another (in a pth) does not get wet from the dew
kaa mbə ŋ̀ku a waʼà ɨbɨɨnû yi yumbɔŋtwiŋgə̂.provA dead person cannot bury himself; anyone in serious problem cannot help himself. We need one another.
kaa nɨ̀tsaʼàbɨ̀kaa bɨnɨ̀tsaʼànwater crab
Kaa nsəə sɨ nɨ kɔ̀rə̀ yì bwɛprovAn important or prominent person can never missing
kààrə̂vtscribbleMu wa a kààrə̀ aa àkə wa atu tɛbə̀lə̀?What is that child scribbling on the table?ŋ̀kààrə̂1ger9scribbling2infto scribble
kààrə̀ mɨ̂njɔɔ̀vt1scribble or draw carelessly2write or do written work carlessl; produce written work which is not polished or uncertain quality or not in depth
kabàbɨ̀kabà1n1/2penny2n1money
kabɛ̂jìbɨ̀kabɛ̂jìn1/2cabbageBrassica
kabindàbɨ̀kabindàn1/2carpenter
Kaisan.prop1Caesar
kakəpartthough; although
kakə̂vicare (for); cater for sbTaà Nɨbàʼà a kakə annù bə̂ tsiʼi a bə annù.Mr Neba takes good care of people. (He is very caring)
kaʼabɨ̀kaʼan1/2wine calabash of the Fon; wine of the FonAntàghɨ̀ɨ̀calabash bowl
kaʼâvtcreateA mbi yù aa a lɛ ŋkaʼa Nwî.It is God who created this world.