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udderyɩlɩŋ 1nbreast, bosom, udder2.1Body
uglylɔrɛ 1vto be ugly, bad lookingBaal la lɔrɔ.The man is ugly.gɛsʋʋadjugly, oblong (an insult)Nyuŋ gɛsʋʋ nɛ.Your ugly head. Your oblong head.-lɔrʋŋadjugly, unpleasant, bad, dangerous balɔrʋŋugly man8.3Quality
ululationkuliiŋnshrill cry, ululation
umbilical cordkawulijʋanumbilical cord2.1Body
umbilical herniabʋɔlʋŋ 1numbilical hernia2.5Health
umbilicuskawulennavel, umbilicus2.1Body
umbrellakantɔnwɩanumbrella
unbeliever (insulting name used by Muslims)kaafɩrɩn(Hs.) heathen, unbeliever (insulting name used by Muslims)
uncertainsige sigeadjuncertain, unclearSɩ́ sige sige ŋaa arɩ wɩɩ la ŋ sɩɩ bʋl.Don't be uncertain about what you are saying.
unclenɩɛra, nɩɛrɩmanmother's brother (or his child) or people from mother's village4.1.9Kinship
uncleankpʋsa kpʋsaadv.in disorder, not neatƲ nyupʋnaa ŋaa kpʋsa kpʋsa.His hair is unkempt.
uncleanness (in a religious sense)disiniŋndirt, impurities, uncleanness (in a religious sense)2.5Health
unclearsige sigeadjuncertain, unclearSɩ́ sige sige ŋaa arɩ wɩɩ la ŋ sɩɩ bʋl.Don't be uncertain about what you are saying.
unconscioussigi sigi 2adv.unconsciousBa ŋmobu nɛ ʋ pɩŋ sigi sigi.They beat him so much that he became unconscious.
uncooked-huoŋ-adjraw food, uncooked food, unripe fruitnammɩɩhuoŋraw meat
uncoveredwuoli 2vto be open, to be uncoveredMɩ dɩa la wuolo nɛ, kapɩnta ha bɩ kpaasa.My house is uncovered, because the carpenter has not put a roof on it.
uncut skin-puruŋ 1nuncut skin
under one's arm)nɔgɛvto carry on one's hip or under one's armHaal la nɔgɛ ʋ bie.The woman carried her child on her hip.
under part of heelnaatilimiŋnheel2.1Body
underdone (dawa-dawa seeds)kerikivto be underdone (dawa-dawa seeds)Chʋa la kerige nɛ.The dawa-dawa-seeds are not done.
underestimategʋʋnɛ 1vto underrate, underestimateMɩ nyɩmma fa gʋʋnɛmɛ nɛ, ama lɛɛlɛ ʋ jɩma dɩ mɩ kɛŋ wʋtɩtɩɩ.My father used to underestimate me but now he knows I am truthful.
underpantspieton(Twi) underpants
underrategʋʋnɛ 1vto underrate, underestimateMɩ nyɩmma fa gʋʋnɛmɛ nɛ, ama lɛɛlɛ ʋ jɩma dɩ mɩ kɛŋ wʋtɩtɩɩ.My father used to underestimate me but now he knows I am truthful.
understandnɩ̀ɩ 2vto understand, comprehendƲ bɩ Ɩsaalɩŋ nɩɩ.He does not understand Sisaali.jɩŋ...bʋbʋɔŋ 1v phrto understandMɩ jɩŋ wɩɩ la ʋ sɩ bʋla bʋbʋɔŋ.I understand what he said.id. Mɩ jɩŋ ŋ bʋbʋɔŋ.I know your character.
undisciplinedbasa basaadv.(Twi) undisciplined, without thought, impatientlyƲ bɩ basa basa ŋaa.He does not do things hurriedly.4.3Behaviorwoso wosoadv.undisciplined, doing things hurriedly, superficiallyƲ ŋaa wɩaa kala woso woso nɛ.He does everything superficially.4.3Behaviorberimivundisciplined, carelessƲ fa berime nɛ.He used to be careless.4.3Behavior