Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.

Fulfulde phrasebook

From Wikitravel
Revision as of 04:42, 30 September 2010 by Wrh2 (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

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.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Salaamma Alaikum (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 ko dume.
Fine for the moment. 
Jam ni towne
What is your name? 
Noy inde ma?
My name is ______ . 
Inde am ______ .
Please. 
Useni.
Thank you. 
Useko.
You're welcome. 
Koi dum (it's easy
Yes. 
Ohoo.
No. 
Kai.
See you later 
Sey yeeso.
See you tomorrow
Sey jango.
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Mi nonata Fulfulde.
Do you speak English? 
A don wolwa Anglais na?
Look out! 
Hakilo! (Careful!)
Did you sleep well? (good morning)
A waali jam?
Good night (to sleep
Jam wallah.
I don't understand. 
Mi famay.
Where is the toilet? 
Toy bao saare?
I want water. 
Mi yiddi Ndiyam.
White person. 
Nassara

Problems

Leave me alone. 
Achu (fairly rude...)
Thief! 
Guujo!
I'm sick. 
Bandu am don nawa. (my body hurts.)
I need a doctor. 
Mi yiddi dofta.

Numbers

Go'o (if used for a single object, use "gotel")
Didi
Tati
Nye
Joywe
Joywego
Joywe didi
Joywe tati
Joywe nye
10 
Sappo
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
20 
Nogas
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
100 
Temeri
200 
Temeri didi
300 
Temeri tati
half 
Raita
less 
Looti

Time

now 
Jonta
morning 
Fajira
evening 
Kikide

Clock time

one o'clock 
Jamndi go'o
two o'clock 
Jamndi didi
noon 
Midi


Days

today 
Handi
yesterday 
Hanki
tomorrow 
Jango

Colors

black 
Balajum
white 
Danajum
gray 
Purum purum
yellow 
Ndiyam Goro
green 
Haako Haako

Taxi

I'm going to _____.
Mi dilli ________ .
How much does it cost? 
Dala noy?
Let's go. 
On dillan.

Money

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

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 yoddi 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 ______
chicken 
Gertogol
beef 
Kussel
fish 
Liddi
eggs, omelette 
Geroode
bread 
Barret
rice 
Maroori
beans 
Nyebbe
cous-cous 
Nyiri
sauce 
Haako
sweet potato 
Dankali
peanuts 
Biriji
roasted peanuts 
Mandawa
beignets 
Makala
milk: Kossam
yogurt 
Kindrimou
Butter 
Lebbam
dates
Debbinoje
guava 
Goyave
mango
Mongoro
hot sauce, hot peppers 
Chita
tea, coffee 
Sihye
juice, soda 
Jus
water 
Ndiyam
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.

Shopping

How much is this? 
Dala noy?
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
expensive 
Naawi
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
...medicine.
lekki
...cold medicine. 
...lekki damba
...a pen. 
...biro
...English-language books. 
...deftere Anglais.
This phrasebook is an outline and needs more content. It has an introduction and a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!

Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages