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(into)bɩrɩmɛ 1vto turn
(no obj.)chɛ (plus obj.) 2vto be about to do sth.Mɩ naaŋ nɩɩ chɛ ʋ sʋʋ.My mother is about to die.
(not) ... anythingfɩɩ (only neg.)adv.(not) ... anything, nothingƲ bɩ fɩɩ ma ŋmʋnsa.He has not written anything.
(on fish)kerikiŋ 1nfin (on fish)1.6.2Parts of an animal
(one's head)wʋlvto raise one's headKɛŋ nyuŋ wʋl.Raise your head.2.2Body functions
(set) a trapjʋʋ gɛsɩŋnto wrong sb.Dɩ ŋ jʋʋ mɩ gɛsɩŋ lɛ, mɩ jaŋ dagɩŋ.If you wrong me (cross my path) I will deal with you.
(sg.) child (only used to differentiate from an adult)hambie 1n(sg.) child (only used to differentiate from an adult)