English - Vernacular
a handful nɩsɩŋ sɩɩŋ n a handful a kinf of ant chelibie n a kind of ant 184.108.40.206 Insect aardvark nambugo n aardvark 220.127.116.11 Mammal abandon yuori 3 v to give up, abandon Nɩaa fa yʋga a mʋmʋ chɛɛchɩ, ama lɛɛlɛ ba kala yuoro nɛ. Many people used to go to church, but they have given it up. leŋ 4 v to abandon, leave behind Ba dɩa bɩ sʋʋ la leŋe kaala lɛ. They did not leave the corpse in the compound yesterday. abandoned house jikpeeŋ n ruined, abandoned house able to do sth. wuo 1 v to be able to do sth. Mɩ jaŋ wuo jɩl basikuuri. I can ride a bicycle. abortion-medicine made from leaves susuŋ n medicine made from leaves 18.104.22.168 Medicine about yi 2 v to be about Ʋ yi jɩsɩŋ fii. She is about 10 years old. about to do sth. chɛ (plus obj.) 2 v to be about to do sth. Mɩ naaŋ nɩɩ chɛ ʋ sʋʋ. My mother is about to die. above kɩɩ adv. to be more than, above, exceed Ʋ kɛŋ doluŋ kɩɩmɛ. He has more power than I have. abscess mɔpʋla 1 n boil, abscess 2.5 Health absent tuo loc to be absent, not there, be away Ʋ bala tuo ʋ jaŋ lɛ. Her husband is not in the village. absorb sth. pʋŋ 1 v to absorb sth., swell Ʋ sɩŋ gaarɩ nɛ ʋ pʋŋ. She soaked gari and it absorbed water. absurd -kpuŋkpere adj peculiar, strange, funny, absurd diibiikpuŋkpere strange bird abuse tʋʋsɛ v to insult, abuse Dɩ ŋ nɛ tʋʋsɛmɛ, mɩna bɩŋ tʋʋsɛ. Even if you insult me, I will not abuse you back. 22.214.171.124.2 Insult accept sɛɩ 1 v to believe, agree, approve, accept, consent Dɩ ŋ nɛ sɛyɛ, mɩ jaŋ pɩŋ kʋŋ. If you agree with me I will give you sth. laa 1 v to get, receive, accept, take Má laa kʋdiilee. Have some food! access wombiiŋ 3 n permission, access, opportunity accompany pɛ ... lɛ 1 v phr to be with, join, accompany, help, assist Pɛ mɩ lɛ la mʋ yɔbɔ. Accompany me to the market. ache wɩɩ v hurt, ache Mɩ nyuŋ wɩɩ nɛ. My head is aching. 2.5 Health 2.5.1 Sick 2.2 Body functions acknowledge sɛɩ 2 v to respond, answer, acknowledge Baal la yɩrɛ bile, ʋ sɛɩ. The man called the child and he answered. acquainted with mal v to be acquainted with, used to, familiar with Mɩ gʋnnɛ luori la mal nɛ. I have learnt to drive a car and now I am used to it. act surreptitiously gɩrɩsɛ 2 v to act surreptitiously Mɩ jaŋ gɩrɩsa ŋmobuŋ. I will sneak an opportunity to hit you. acting in ignorance jɩŋ...bʋbʋɔŋ 1 v phr to understand Mɩ jɩŋ wɩɩ la ʋ sɩ bʋla bʋbʋɔŋ. I understand what he said. id. Mɩ jɩŋ ŋ bʋbʋɔŋ. I know your character. action wɩɩŋ 2 n matter, business, action Ʋ bɩ jaŋ ŋaa wɩɩkala. It does not matter. wʋŋaalɩŋ n deed, action, activity add pùllì v to mix, add, dilute Joŋ yoŋ la pulli dɩsɩ la lɛ. Add the broth to the soup. hɛ 2 v to put in, add Mɩ time bɩ yʋgɛ, hɛ moribiee pɩmɛ. My pay is not enough, give me more money.