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ka1prt1then, while, but, beforeHaal la hɛ dɩa lɛ, ka ʋ bala mʋ yoho.The woman was at home while her husband went to a funeral.2used to mark continuous action (in affirm.) Baal la ka kɔ nɛ.The man is coming.
ka2v1to remain, leave behindMɩ dʋndʋŋa nɛ ka dɩa lɛ.I was left alone in the house.2to do sth and failLa chɛ piesi la ka.We looked for the sheep but failed to find it.
ka pav phrto precedeLahadi nɛ yie dii aŋ ka pa Atanɩ.Sunday precedes Monday.
kaamod vto take, carry, bring sth.Kɛŋ bile kaa kɔ.Bring the child.
kaa bɩɩlɛv phrto treat with contemptPʋpɔ ŋ sɩ Wɩa niiŋ wɩaa kɩaa kaa bɩɩlɛ.Don't treat the word of God with contempt .
kaa bɩlvto find difficult to doMɩ yie kɛŋ baga mʋnʋŋ bɩbɩl nɛ jɩnɩŋ.I am finding it difficult to go to farm today.
kaa chɔgɩsɛidiomto meditateKɛŋ wɩɩ la chɔgɩsɛ.Think about the matter.
kaa loovdifficulty in doing or saying somethingBiikpuŋkpere nɛ ba joŋo pɩmɛ mɩ kaa loo.They gave me a child who is very difficult to handle.
kaa magɩsɛv phrcompareSɩ́ mɩ kaa magɩsɛ baal la.Don't compare me with the man.
kaa ŋmoo gbɛɛŋidiomto treat with disrespect or treat with contemptMá sɩ́ Wɩa dɩa tɩntɩnnɩ kɩaa kaa ŋmoo gbɛɛŋ.Don't treat the temple vessels with contempt.
kaa pɛ dɔŋɔ lɛv phrto add (math.)Balɩaba leree batori kaa pɛ dɔŋɔ lɛ ŋaa baŋmɛɛ nɛ? Two plus two plus two is equal to what?
kaa pɩav phrto open sth. wideKɛŋ sɩɩ la pɩa dɩ mɩ hɛ daalusuŋ.Open your eyes wide so that I can put eye drops in it.
kaa vɔɔ1v phrto entangleSɩ́ mɩ kaa vɔɔ wɩɩ la lɛ.Don't entangled me in the matter.2to complicateSɩ́ wɩɩ la kaa vɔɔ.Do not complicate the matter.
kaabaako!exclamationalas! (excl. of horror)
kaafɩrɩn(Hs.) heathen, unbeliever (insulting name used by Muslims)
kaalancompound, house
kaalɛrɛnarguingKaalɛrɛ kɩŋkɛŋ bɩ zɔŋ. Arguing too much is not good.
kaamɩŋnsquash, pumpkin
-kaanɩŋ-adjsfxthe rest of, remaining, left-over, lastpɩɩkaana lathe rest of the yams moribiikaanɩŋ the rest of the money
kaarantype of food made with bambara beans, white beans or black bean flour
kaarɛvto break (part of a tree)Tɩa la kaara tel nɛ.A branch of the tree has fallen down.
kaasɛvto gain experience in doing some thingBaal la kaasa nɛ woruŋ gɛnnɩŋ yuo lɛ.The man is experienced in weaving cloth.
-kaasɩŋ-nounsfxexpert in doin\g somethingnɩkaasɩŋan experienced person
kaayaganroom between inner and outer rooms in living quarters
kaayakaayan(Hs.) porter