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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.

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!
Hello. 
. ( )
Hello. (informal
. ( )
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. 
. ( )
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? ( ?)

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