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Mooré phrasebook

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Mooré (also Mòoré, Moré, Moshi, Mossi, Moore or More) is a language spoken on the Mossi Plateau of Burkina Faso.

Contents

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Good morning! 
Ne y yibeogo!
Good day! 
Ne y windiga!
Good evening! 
Ne y zabré!
How is your morning/day/evening? 
Yibeogo/windiga/zabré kibaré?
your family? 
Y zak ramba?
Hows your work going? 
Y tuumda kibaré?
Peace/Health only!, ie, Great! 
Laafi bala!
Hows it going? (informal
Manna wanna?
No problems. (informal
Yelé kae ye.
Yaa soma bii? (informal
Its good? (ie you/things)
Yaa soma. (informal
Its good.
How are you? 
Laafi beme ? ( )
Fine, thank you. 
Laafi bala. ( )
What is your name? 
 ? ( Fo yuur la a boen?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( Mam yuur la a _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. (Y gafare)
Thank you. 
. (Y barka)
You're welcome. 
. (Pa sek ye/ Ka sek ye)
Yes. 
. (Ngye )
No. 
. (Ayo )
Excuse me. (getting attention
Y gafare . ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Y gafare. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Y gafare ( )
Goodbye 
Wend na kon-d nindaare( )
Goodbye (informal
Nindaare ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Maam ka gomda _______ [soma] ye. ( [ ])
Do you speak French? 
Yamba goamda farende bii? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Anda gomda gilimdi a ka? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( song y mam!)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
Ne y yibeogo. ( )
Good evening. 
ne y zabre. ( )
Good night. 
Ne y yungo. ( )
Good night (to sleep
Wend na ganege laafi . ( )
I don't understand. 
. (Mam ka wumd ye)
Where is the toilet? 
twalet be ye? ( ?)
What do you want? 
Yamb data boe?
I am trying to learn Moore
Mam saam s'dah Moore.

Problems[edit]

Number and system[edit]

System: %30 Swahili and %30 Kinyarwanda-Kirundi, %40 Other

Numbers[edit]

½ - ela-yahma

0 - ziroy

1 - mioo-jaah ( or "oojaa" )

2 - mab-balah bibirah

3 - truguh berah

4 - kirkoouh berah

5 - taan-noh maganoh

6 - seksuh zekoh

7 - sikh-weenah zakoh

8 - oo-kuth zakoh

9 - no-kath zakoh

10 - mirona ( or "rona" )

11 - mirongah'moo-jaahyo

15 - mirongah'taan-nohumaganohyo

20 - mirongo mabbalu bibiru

22 - mirongo mabbalu bibirgah'mab-balah bibirahyo

30 - mirongo truguu berau

40 - mirongo kirkou berau

50 - mirongo taannou maganu

60 - mirongo seksu zeku

70 - mirongo sikweinu zeku

80 - mirongo ooku zeku

90 - mirongo nokatu zeku

100 - miyana ( or "yana" )

200 - miyango nebbalu pebiru

300 - miyango dguu bru

400 - miyango ghiu bru

500 - miyango dennu bitanu

600 - miyango zau sau

700 - miyango zekweyo sau

800 - miyango you sau

900 - miyango moku sau

1000 - migighumba ( or "gighumba" )

2000 - migighumbgo boppalu bobbiru

3000 - migighumbgo ttu ppu

4000 - migighumbgo jju ppu

5000 - migighumbgo tatau pathanu

6000 - migighumbgo suu soo

7000 - migighumbgo sewweeo soo

8000 - migighumbugo woo soo

9000 - migighumbugo nuo soo

10000 - miookhjaah-mikhara ( or "oojaa khara" )

20000 - mikhago puuaplu pibiru

30000 - mikhago dudo bubu

40000 - mikhago gogu bubu

50000 - mikhago dahhoau beethanu

60000 - mikhago sok zuu

70000 - mikhago ksawwaayo zuu

80000 - mikhago vuu zuu

90000 - mikhago nou zuu

100000 - miookhjaah-miseeba ( or "oojaa seeba" )

( After the pass on the "rona" phase )

1000000 - miookhjaah-miliyounuya ( or "oojaa liyounuya" )

( After the pass on the "yana" phase )

10000000 - miookhjaah-mirongolina ( or "oojaa rongolina" )

( After the pass on the "gighumba" phase )

100000000 - miookhjaah-miyangolina ( or "oojaa yangolina" )

( After the pass on the "oojaa khara" phase )

1000000000 - milouyarda ( or "louyarda" )

( After the pass on the "rona" phase )

10000000000 - miroun-miloyordoha ( or "roun-loyordoha" )

( After the pass on the "yana" phase )

100000000000 - miyan-milurdekha ( or "yan-lurdekha" )

( After the pass on the "gighumba" phase )

1000000000000 - mitirilana ( or "tirilana" )

( After the pass on the "oojaa khara" phase )

1000000000000000 - mikatruhana ( or "katruhana" )

( After the pass on the "gighumba" phase )

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Months[edit]

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

... bé yé?: Where is ...? Rood wooko bé yé?: Where is the grand marché Twaleti bé yé?: Where is the bathroom?

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

money
ligidi
I have no money
Ligidi kahbeh
How much (does it cost)?
Ya wana?
5
yemelé
10
yiibo
15
taabo
20
narsé
25
nu
50
piiga
75
piiga la nu (Pi la nu)
100
pissi
125
pissi la nu
150
pissi tah
175
pissi tah la nu
200
pissi narsé
250
pissi nu
500
quabaga
1000
quabassi
1500
quabassi tah
2000
quabassi narsé
2500
quabassi nu

Eating[edit]

Beans

   Benga

Onion

   Gabba

Tomato

   Tomati

Plantain

   Alloco

Peanut

   Tege

Peanut butter

   Tegedege

Peanut butter sauce

   Tegedegena

Water

   Koom (pronounced Kohm)

Flour

   Zoom(pronounced Zohm)

Coffee

   Café

Tea

I'd like some water

   M data koom

Is there coffee?

   Café bé bi?

Is the water hot?

   Kooma yueng ame bi?

The water is hot

   Kooma yueng ame

The water is being heated

   Kooma yuengd ame

The food is ready

   Repas beemi

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

How much?

   Wanawana

Where is the market?

  Raaga bé yé?

I'm going to the market, do you want anything?

   M loogda raaga, fo data buma bi?

I don't want...

   M ka dat ... ye

I don't want anything

   M ka dat bum ye

I want...

   M data (or Mam data)

Little

   Cheetika

Big

   Wooko

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

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