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zaaratemp. part.alreadyBa nɛ mɩ zaara na.I have already seen them.
zàarácfdiibie2fille/fillun, bird (gen. term)
zaarɛvto fly, to hover
zaarɩkokobien, little African swift
Zagɩbelen, sowing season (roughly May)
Zagɩnɩɩŋn, sowing season (roughly June)
zalɩŋn, a pile of calabash in a net that is hanging down from somewhere
zawʋran, entrance room to compound, porch
zɛbɛɛadv.folded overƲ gɛrɩfehe ŋaa zɛbɛɛ nɛ.His pocket is (torn and) folded over.
zɛmbɛn, treachery, treason, betrayal
zɛmbɛ tɩɩnan, treacherous person, tale bearer
zigiliv1to panicDɩa nɛ tele mɩ nyuŋ zigili.A house collapsed and I panicked.2to shake, trembleTinteeŋ kala zigile nɛ.There was an earthquake
ziipun, (Engl.) zipper
zilvto respect sb., to show kindnessNɩalɩŋ ka zil kuoro nɛ woruŋ.The people respect the chief very much.
zilen, 1honour, respect2kindness
zinziŋadv.very heavyHɔɔ la yuŋie zinziŋ.The metal is very heavy.
zɔlɔcf-gbaŋanum.one hundred, one penny (obsolete)
-zɔmʋŋ-nounsfxgood, nice, beautiful thinghazɔmʋŋa very nice woman
zɔŋvto be good, nice, beautifulMɩ dɩa zɔmɔ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ nʋʋkala kʋkɔ mɩ teeŋ.My house is beautiful, that is why everyone comes to me.
zuuadv.large, heavy, clumsyNɛŋ la nyuŋ ŋaa zuu nɛ.The cow’s head is large and heavy.
zuurivto respect, to honourBa kɛnʋ zuuri nɛ.They are showing him respect.
zʋaaadv.very weakƲ yaraa kala ŋaa zʋaa nɛ.His whole body is weak.
zʋaa zʋaaadv.slowly, weaklyBɛɛ nɛ tɩɩ ŋ vɩvɛŋ zʋaa zʋaa?Why are you walking so slowly?
zʋgʋlɛcflɩɛrɛvto lose weight, be sicklyBile bɩ waa, aŋ ka ʋ naaŋ kɛŋ luoruŋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ʋ zʋgʋlɛ.The child had not been weaned yet, when his mother became pregnant again, that is why he lost weight.
zʋɔrɛvto light fireChol nyiniŋ a zʋɔrɛ yaŋ laGet some fire and light the grass.