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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

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Good morning! 
Ne y beogo!
Good day! 
Ne y windiga!
Good evening! 
Ne y zabré!
How is your morning/day/evening? 
Beogo/windiga/zabré kibaré?
your family? 
y zak ramba?
Hows your work going? 
Tuumda kibaré?
Peace/Health only!, ie, Great! 
Laafi bala!
Hows it going? (informal
Munna wanna?
No problems. (informal
Yelé kaabé.
Ya soma bé? (informal
Its good? (ie you/things)
Ya soma. (informal
Its good.
How are you? 
Laafi beme ? ( Yaa wana )
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. 
. (Behmeh)
Thank you. 
. (Barka)
You're welcome. 
. (Pa sek ye/ Ka sek ye)
Yes. 
. (Ngye )
No. 
. (Ayo )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Maan sugri. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Maan sugri ( )
Goodbye 
Wend na kon'd nindaare( )
Goodbye (informal
Nindaare ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Maam ka goamda _______ [wusgo] ye. ( [ ])
Do you speak French? 
Yamba goamda farende bi? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( song y mam!)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
Ne yibeogo. ( )
Good evening. 
ne y zabre. ( )
Good night. 
Ne y yungo. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. (Mam ka wumda ye)
Where is the toilet? 
twalet be ye? ( ?)
I am trying to learn Moore
Maam saam s'dah Moore.

Problems

Number and system

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

Numbers

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

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

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

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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Variants

Actions

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