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chéŋn, raft zither, harp
cheŋ sʋaran, zither maker
chèsén, sieve
chésívto sift, to shakeKɔ la chesi munuŋ.Come, let us sift the flour.
chèsìvto be correct (a figure, sum of money)Moribie la ʋ sɩ joŋo pɩmɛ bɩ chese.The money she gave me is not correct.
chèsì (plus obj.)vto imitate, to apeMɩɩ chɛ mɩ chesiŋ nɛ.I want to imitate you.
chesimivto suffer misfortuneŊ nɛ mɔl chuomo, ʋ chesimiŋ nɛ.If you pick up a dead rabbit, you will suffer misfortune.
chesiŋn, miracle, strange happening
chɛ1vto scratchMɩ mʋ hɔŋ aa chɛ ʋ harɩŋ.I sat down and scratched his back.
chɛ2-nounday (+num.) chɛbumbuŋfirst day
chɛ (plus obj.)v1to want, desire, seek, look forMɩɩ chɛ moribiee nɛ.I want money.2to be about to do sth.Mɩ naaŋ nɩɩ chɛ ʋ sʋʋ.My mother is about to die.3to forgiveMɩ joŋ wɩɩla chɛŋ nɛ.I have forgiven you.4to give freely, without chargeƲ joŋ buku la chɛmɛ nɛ.He gave me the book free of charge.
chɛbɛ (plus obj.)v1to smoke (meat, fish)Ba chɛbɛ nammɩa.They smoked meat.2to ape, imitateBile yie chɛbɛɛ ŋaa wɩaa nɛ.The child always apes everybody.
chɛbɛ daaŋidconsult a soothsayerMá mʋ chɛbɛ daaŋ.Go and consult a soothsayer.
chɛbɩŋn, African clawed frog
chɛchɛn, gambling game
chɛɛ chɛɛadv.irregularly, occasionally, sometimesChɛɛ chɛɛ nɛ mɩɩ mʋ yɔbɔ.Sometimes I go to the market.
chɛɛchɩcfWɩɩchʋɔlɛ dɩan, (Engl.) church
-chɛɛlɩŋ-adjsfxwantedwʋchɛɛlɛɛwanted thing
chɛ́ɛ́ŋn, small tree with thorns
chɛ̀ɛ́ŋcftapʋlʋŋn, dayyɔbɔ chɛɛŋmarket day
chɛkɔɔlʋŋn.sg.day of arrival
chɛlʋlʋŋn, day of birth, birthday
chɛmpʋlan, moonlight
chɛnɛn, 1moon2Ramadan festival3month4half-moon-shaped pendant, 1-2 inches long, worn by children to protect them from sickness
chɛnfɛnnɩŋn, soap, washing powder