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tabby (also ŋmunununuŋmʋna ŋmʋna/ŋmʋnʋ ŋmʋnʋadv.parti-coloured, tabbyGelii la ŋaa ŋmʋna ŋmʋna nɛ.The cat is tabby.
tableteebʋln(Eng.) table5.1.1.1Table
tabletamɛmbiiŋnM&B, tablet, pill2.5Health
tabookɩsɩŋntaboo, customkɩsɛvto tabooTumuuloo ka kɩsɛ gɩlɩŋgaaŋ nɛ.The Tumu people taboo the crow.vɩ̀a 2vto tabooMɩɩ vɩa gɩlɩŋgaaŋ nɛ.I taboo the crow.
tadpole (mosquito larva)pineyinagbontadpole (mosquito larva)
tag questionkoo1interr.tag questionƲ mʋ dɩa, koo?He went home, didn't he?
tagisɛ)ŋmʋna ŋmʋna/ŋmʋnʋ ŋmʋnʋadv.parti-coloured, tabbyGelii la ŋaa ŋmʋna ŋmʋna nɛ.The cat is tabby.
tailbʋbʋɔdohontail1.6.2Parts of an animaldóhóntail2.1Body-jɩɩŋ-adjtailbʋbʋɔjɩɩŋtail of a tortoise
tailortɩɛla 1n(Eng.) tailor2Person
takejoŋ 1vto take, use sth.Ʋ joŋ pɩɩ la pɩmɛ.He gave me the yam.laa 1vto get, receive, accept, takeMá laa kʋdiilee.Have some food!kaaptcto take, carry, bring sth.Kɛŋ bile kaa kɔ.Bring the child.
take a bathfovto bathe, take a bath, to swimƲ fo lɩɩŋ.He took a bath.5.6.2Bathe
take a handfulchigi 7vto take a handfulKɛŋ nɩsɩŋ chigi jisiiŋ pɩmɛ.Give me a hand full of groundnuts.
take a swing atviisi 1vto lash out, take a swing atƲ viisimi puri.He lashed out at me, but missed.
take as a mistresshɩɩlɛ 2vto take as a mistressƲ haala na baanɩŋ nɛ arɩ ʋ sɩ hɩɩlɛ haala.His wife was angry because he took a mistress.
take by surprisedɩ́ ... lɛv phrto surprise, take by surpriseMoribii la lɛlɛ dɩ mɩ lɛ nɛ.I am puzzled about the lost money.Ʋ jʋʋ dɩ́ mɩ lɛ.He came in and took me by surprise.
take care2vto take care, be carefulPɔ ŋ sɩ́ pupoila joŋo yerʋ.Be careful that the pot does not breakid. ŋ bɩ pɔperhaps
take care ofdaa 1vto take care of, look afterLa faa daa nɛsɩŋ nɛ.We were shepherding the cattle.6.1.2.2.5Take care of something
take downdʋɔrɛvto take down, remove carefully (very often one object from another), to skimƲ dʋɔrɛ nammɩa chaŋ aŋ vɩa kapala.He ate the meat off the top and left the fufu.7.3.2.7Take something out of something
take down (e.g. a load on head) remove (a pot from fire)chʋgɛvto take down (e.g. a load on head) remove (a pot from fire)Kʋ pɛ mɩ lɛ dɩ la chʋgɛ mɩ kɩaa.Come and help me to take the things (off my head).7.5.9.1Load, pile
take firechaanɛ 2vto take fireHaala chaanɛ nyiniŋ ʋ hadɔŋɔ dɩa lɛ.The woman took fire from her neighbour's house.
take note ofbɩɩna yiv phrto take note of / rememberLɛɛlɛ nɛ mɩ bɩɩna yi ŋ lɛ.It is now I remember you.
take notice oftɔgʋmɛvto ignore sb., not pay attention to sb. Ʋ bɩ baal la tɔgʋmɔ.He ignored the man.3.1.2.3Attention
take notice of sth.beŋ 3vexamine, take notice of sth.Beŋ bile nɩsɩŋ na ʋ boro nɛɛ.Examine the child's hand whether it is broken.
take outchaarɛ 1vto take out, unload sth. from one vessel into anotherMá chaarɛ lɩɩ la aŋkʋra la tʋɔŋ.Pour the water out of the barrel.lorigi 1vtake outMɩ lorigi haŋgɩla la bile niiŋ lɛ.I took the sand out of the child's mouth.lɩ́ɩsɛ́ 1vto remove, pick up, take outMá lɩɩsɛ pɩaa pɩmɛ.Give me some yams.7.5.2.4Remove, take apart
take part of sth.pɔrɛ 1vto take part of sth.Baal la pɔrɛ nɩalɩŋ dɔnsʋŋ kaa mʋ ʋ baga.The man took some of the people to his farm.4.4.2.5Separate, alone