Fulfulde (Adamawa) is a major language in Northern Cameroon. Fulfulde is the language of the Fulbe people (also known as Peul or Fulani), who are found throughout West Africa. The Adamawa dialect is widely spoken in the Adamawa Province, North Province and Extreme North Province of Cameroon.
[ edit] Pronunciation guide
[ edit] Vowels
[ edit] Consonants
[ edit] Common diphthongs
[ edit] Phrase list
[ edit] Basics
Hello. Salaamu Aleykum (This is an Arabic phrase, used when entering houses).
Hello. ( informal) Sannu, Sannuko.
How are you? Jam na?,
How is your health? Jam bandu na?
Fine, thank you. Jam koo dume.
Fine for the moment. Jam ni tawone
What is your name? Noy innde ma?
My name is ______ . Innde am ______ .
Thank you. Useko.
You're welcome. Koydum (it's easy)
See you later Sey yeeso.
See you tomorrow Sey jango.
I can't speak/understand name of language. Mi nanataa Fulfulde.
Do you speak English? A don wolwa Anglais na?
Look out! Hakkilo! (Careful!)
Did you sleep well? (good morning) A waali jam na?
Good night ( to sleep) Jam waala.
I don't understand. Mi faamaay.
Where is the toilet? Haa toy baawo saare na?
I want water. Mi yidi ndiyam.
White person. Nasara
White person with pointy beard. Nasara Wakude
[ edit] Problems
Leave me alone. Achu (fairly rude...)
I'm sick. Bandu am don nawa. (my body hurts.)
I need a doctor. Mi yiddi dofta.
Are you courting her? o don sartina mako?
[ edit] Numbers
1 Go'o (if used for a single object, use "gotel")
7 Joywe didi
8 Joywe tati
9 Joywe nye
11 Sappo e go'o
12 Sappo e didi
13 Sappo e tati
14 Sappo e nye
15 Sappo e jowye
16 Sappo e jowyego
17 Sappo e jowye didi
18 Sappo e jowye tati
19 Sappo e jowye nye
21 Nogas e go'o
22 Nogas e didi
23 Nogas e nye
30 Ceppan tati
40 Ceppan nye
50 Ceppan jowye
60 Ceppan jowyego
70 Ceppan jowye didi
80 Ceppan jowye tati
90 Ceppan jowye nye
200 Temeri didi
300 Temeri tati
[ edit] Clock time
one o'clock Jamndi go'o
two o'clock Jamndi didi
[ edit] Colors
gray Purum purum
yellow Ndiyam Goro
green Haako Haako
I'm going to _____. Mi dilli ________ .
How much does it cost? Dala noy?
Let's go. en dillan.
Money up to 250 Francs CFA is counted by five.
25 Francs CFA Dala jowye
50 Francs CFA Dala sappo
75 Francs CFA Dala sappo e jowye
100 Francs CFA Dala Nogas
1000 Francs CFA Booro
2000 Francs CFA Booro didi
3000 Francs CFA Booro tati
3000 Francs CFA; Boori tati be raita
[ edit] Eating
I'd like to eat. Mi yiddi nyamugo
What do you have to eat? A be dume jey nyamugo?
I'd like to look at the menu Mi yiddi laarugo carte.
I'd like to look at the kitchen Mi yiddi laarugo kissin.
I don't eat meat, fish or chicken. Mi nyamata kussel, liddi e gertegol.
I don't eat beef. Mi nyamata kussel.
I don't want a lot of oil. Mi yidda n
I want _____. Mi yiddi ______
eggs, omelette Geroode
sweet potato Dankali
roasted peanuts Mandawa
hot sauce, hot peppers Chita
tea, coffee Sihye
juice, soda Jus
water water ( ...)
beer, wine, alcohol mbal
millet beer bili bili
I'm full. Mi haari
I'm finished. Mi timini.
good tasting Welli
I want the check Mi yiddi facteur.
[ edit] Shopping
How much is this? Noi ah sorata ?
That's too expensive. Kai, naawi.
Would you take _____? A hoosi _____?
What is the real price? Noy gonga man?
What is the last price? Noy gaskiya man?
Not possible Watataako
I don't accept that Albarka
I won't accept that Mi jabbata
cheap cheap Naawye
I don't have the money. Mi walla dala
I don't want it. Mi yidda
OK, I'll take it. To, mi hoosi.
I want a bag. Mi yiddi leyda
I need... Mi yiddi
...cold medicine. ...lekki damba
...a pen. ...biro
...English-language books. ...deftere Anglais.