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calabashgbaŋancalabash, bowl, utensil5.1Household equipment
calabash and melon-seed plant)tɔ̀ɔ 3vto plant (used for garden eggs, calabash and melon-seed plant)Mɩ jaŋ tɔɔ gbɛrɩmɛɛ.I will plant garden eggs.6.2.3Plant a field
calabash spoondasɔhɔncalabash spoon, ladle5.1Household equipment
calculatedɩɩsɛvto count, add up, calculateMʋ dɩɩsɛ moribie la.Go and count the money.8.1.2Count
calf (of cow)nɛbiencalf (of cow)1.6.1.1Mammal
calf of the legnaakʋɔlʋŋ 1.1nknee-beads2.1Body
calicogɛrɩpɛ-pʋlancalico, white cloth
callyɩ́rɛ́vto callYɩrɛ baal la.Call the man.3.5.1.4.1Call
call (fowls)kɩrɩsɛvto call (fowls)Ʋ kɩrɩsɛ jiŋŋee dɩ ba jʋʋ chigiŋ bʋbʋɔŋ.He called the chickens home to the henhouse.
call fowls by moving the tongue up and down in a rapid motionkɛɛsɛvto call fowls by moving the tongue up and down in a rapid motionKɛɛsɛ jiŋŋe la dɩ ba kʋ jʋʋ.Call the fowls to come in.
calmpɛmɛɛadv.calm, quiet, relaxedƲ pɩna nɛ pɛmɛɛ.He slept quietly.
camelbʋntaŋŋancamel1.6.1.1Mammal
cankɔŋkɔŋntin, cankɔŋkɔŋ nammɩatinned meat or fish
canary birdtɩɩtancanary bird1.6.1.2Bird
cane rataarɩŋngrass-cutter, cane rat1.6.1.1.4Rodent
capnyunchuulonhat, cap
capsizechigi 1vto capsize, to put upside downKɛŋ gbaŋa la chigi.Capsize the bowl.
carluorin(Engl.) lorry, car, truck
carcasskʋsʋʋŋncarcass
card gamekpɛɛŋ 2na card game
card-gamesɩpaancard-game4.2.6.1Game
careful2vto take care, be carefulPɔ ŋ sɩ́ pupoila joŋo yerʋ.Be careful that the pot does not breakid. ŋ bɩ pɔperhapsbʋa bʋa bʋaadv.carefully, in a calm manner, not in hasteKuoro vɛŋ nɛ bʋa bʋa bʋa.The chief walked majestically.7.2.1.2.1Move slowly
carefullybeŋ fiiv phrto look into things properly/carefullyBeŋ fii ŋ jaŋ na chɛnɛ la.Look carefully, and you will see the moon3.5.4.6Verbal traditionfɩɛlɛ 3mod vto do slowly, carefullyFɩɛla bʋl.Talk slowly.Fɩɛla lɩɩsɛ chaanhal la, dɩ ʋ sɩ́ chei.Remove the glass of the lamp carefully so it does not break.
carelessberimivundisciplined, carelessƲ fa berime nɛ.He used to be careless.4.3Behavior
careless personsɩnsɛŋ tɩɩnancareless person