Sisaala - English
zaaraalreadyBa nɛ mɩ zaara na.I have already seen them.
zaarɩkokobielittle African swift
Zagɩbelesowing season (roughly May)
Zagɩnɩɩŋsowing season (roughly June)
zalɩŋa pile of calabash in a net that is hanging down from somewhere
zawʋraentrance room to compound, porch
zɛbɛɛfolded overƲ gɛrɩfehe ŋaa zɛbɛɛ nɛ.His pocket is (torn and) folded over.
zɛmbɛtreachery, treason, betrayal
zɛmbɛ tɩɩnatreacherous person, tale bearer
zigili1to panicDɩa nɛ tele mɩ nyuŋ zigili.A house collapsed and I panicked.2to shake, trembleTinteeŋ kala zigile nɛ.There was an earthquake
zilto respect sb., to show kindnessNɩalɩŋ ka zil kuoro nɛ woruŋ.The people respect the chief very much.
zinziŋvery heavyHɔɔ la yuŋie zinziŋ.The metal is very heavy.
zɔlɔcf-gbaŋaone hundred, one penny (obsolete)
-zɔmʋŋgood, nice, beautiful thinghazɔmʋŋa very nice woman
zɔŋto be good, nice, beautifulMɩ dɩa zɔmɔ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ nʋʋkala kʋkɔ mɩ teeŋ.My house is beautiful, that is why everyone comes to me.
zuularge, heavy, clumsyNɛŋ la nyuŋ ŋaa zuu nɛ.The cow’s head is large and heavy.
zuurito respect, to honourBa kɛnʋ zuuri nɛ.They are showing him respect.
zʋaavery weakƲ yaraa kala ŋaa zʋaa nɛ.His whole body is weak.
zʋaa zʋaaslowly, weaklyBɛɛ nɛ tɩɩ ŋ vɩvɛŋ zʋaa zʋaa?Why are you walking so slowly?
zʋgʋlɛcflɩɛrɛto 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.
zʋɔrɛto light fireChol nyiniŋ a zʋɔrɛ yaŋ laGet some fire and light the grass.