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ka1v1to remain, leave behindMɩ dʋndʋŋa nɛ ka dɩa lɛ.I was left alone in the house.2to do sth and failLa chɛ piesi la ka.We looked for the sheep but failed to find it.
ka2ptc1then, while, but, beforeHaal la hɛ dɩa lɛ, ka ʋ bala mʋ yoho.The woman was at home while her husband went to a funeral.2used to mark continuous action (in affirm.) Baal la ka kɔ nɛ.The man is coming.
ka pav phrto precedeLahadi nɛ yie dii aŋ ka pa Atanɩ.Sunday precedes Monday.
kaamod vto take, carry, bring sth.Kɛŋ bile kaa kɔ.Bring the child.
kaa chɔgɩsɛidto meditateKɛŋ wɩɩ la chɔgɩsɛ.Think about the matter.
kaa pɛ dɔŋɔ lɛ v phrto add (math.)Balɩaba leree batori kaa pɛ dɔŋɔ lɛ ŋaa baŋmɛɛ nɛ? Two plus two plus two is equal to what?
kaa pɩav phrto open sth. wideKɛŋ sɩɩ la pɩa dɩ mɩ hɛ daalusuŋ.Open your eyes wide so that I can put eye drops in it.
kaabaako!exclalas! (excl. of horror)
kaafɩrɩn, (Hs.) heathen, unbeliever (insulting name used by Muslims)
kaalan, compound, house
kaalɛrɛn, arguingKaalɛrɛ kɩŋkɛŋ bɩ zɔŋ. Arguing too much is not good.
kaamɩŋn, squash, pumpkin
-kaanɩŋ-adjsfxthe rest of, remaining, left-over, lastpɩɩkaana lathe rest of the yams moribiikaanɩŋ the rest of the money
kaaran, type of food made with bambara beans, white beans or black bean flour
kaarɛvto break (part of a tree)Tɩa la kaara tel nɛ.A branch of the tree has fallen down.
kaasɛvto gain experience in doing some thingBaal la kaasa nɛ woruŋ gɛnnɩŋ yuo lɛ.The man is experienced in weaving cloth.
-kaasɩŋ-nounsfxexpert in doing somethingnɩkaasɩŋan experienced person
kaayagan, room between inner and outer rooms in living quarters
kaayakaayan, (Hs.) porter