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fabricgɛrɩŋ/gɛrʋngarment, cloth, material, fabric, shirt, dress
face markbeel 1.1n
facial or tribal markkpɩŋkpaanɩŋnfacial or tribal mark2.1Body
fadelɩɩ 3vto fade, lose colourƲ gɛrɩzɔŋ la lɩa.His beauiful cloth has faded.gɩl 1vto fade, lose colourGɛrɩ la mɩɩra gɩl nɛ.The cloth has faded.
faecesbɩnɩŋnfaeces, stool, excrement2.2.8Defecate, feces
fail sb.nyɩsɛ 2vto let sb. down, fail sb.Bɛɛ nɛ tɩɩ ŋ nyɩsɛmɛ aŋ bɩ kɔ?Why did you let me down and did not come?hɩɩsɛ 2vto disappoint, fail sb.Ʋ dɩa sɩ bɩ hilime la kɔ, ʋ hɩɩsɛmɛ.He disappointed me yesterday for not coming to the meeting.
faintyiegivto faintDɩ ba nɛ bɩ kʋdiilee die, ba jaŋ mʋ yiegi wɛnɩŋ lɛ.If they do not eat, they will faint on the way.2.2Body functions
fairykantɔmʋŋnfairy, bush-sprite, dwarf
faithyarɩda 1n(Hs.) agreement3.4.1.5Confident
falltel 1vto fall, drop, collapseƲ tel tɩa nyuŋ.He fell out of the tree.7.2.2.5.1Fallyuori 1vto fall, scatter, to shedTɩa la pɩpaarɩŋ yuoro nɛ.The tree shed its leaves.1.5.1Treefori 2vto drop, fallƲ yuo diibie ʋ foro tel tinteeŋ.He shot the bird and it fell to the ground.
fall apartyɔrɩmɛ 1vto break apart, fall apartƲ vɔɔ daasɩŋ, ba yɔrɩmɛ.He tied the sticks together, but they fell apart.
fall intovurigivto fall into, break into a hole accidentallyŊ jaŋ vurigo tuu bʋa.You will unexpectedly fall into a hole.7.8.1Break
fall off (tool from handle)fuosivto come off, fall off (tool from handle)Pire fuosi santoŋuŋ lɛ nɛ.The hoe blade fell off the handle.6.7Tool
fall on one's headnyɩrɩgɛvto fall on one's faceBile dɩa fá mʋ tele nyɩrɩgɛ.Yesterday, when the child was running, he fell on his face.
familiar withmalvto be acquainted with, used to, familiar withMɩ gʋnnɛ luori la mal nɛ.I have learnt to drive a car and now I am used to it.
family-dòhófamily, offspring, tribe4.1.9.8Family, clan
fanvaavigenfanvigi 2vto fanMʋ vigi nyiniŋ.Fan the fire!
far awaybolvto be distant, far awayLee la bolie.The place is far away.8.2.6Distance
farmbaga 1nfarm6.2.9Farmlandpɛ̀rɛ̀ 2vto farm, cultivateMɩ bɩ sikuuri mʋa, mɩɩ pɛrɛ nɛ.I did not go to school, I do farming.
farmerbagɩdaarʋ/bagɩdaaranfarmer6.2.7Farm worker
farmer (male onlypaarʋnfarmer2Person
farmingpɛrɩŋ 2nfarming
farming season (beginning)Wulunnɩɩŋnbeginning of the farming season, hottest time (roughly March)8.4.1Period of time8.4.1.4Month
fastlagɩ lagɩadv.quickly, fastPɛrɛ lagɩ lagɩ!Hoe fast, speed up!
fastingniiŋ vɔbʋŋnfastingniivɔɔrɩ chɛnɛRamadan (Muslim fast)4.9.5.9Fasting