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; How are you? :  Na'nga def? ('' ?'')
 
; How are you? :  Na'nga def? ('' ?'')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  Mangi fi rekk. ('' '')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  Mangi fi rekk. ('' '')
; What is your name? : Naka na tuda?
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; What is your name? : Noo tudd?
 
; My name is... : Mangi tudd...
 
; My name is... : Mangi tudd...
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
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; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . (''pardon '')
 
; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . (''pardon '')
 
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . (''balma '')
 
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . (''balma '')
; I'm sorry. :  . ('' '')
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; I'm sorry. :  . (''maasa '')
 
; Goodbye :  Be benen yoon. ('' '')
 
; Goodbye :  Be benen yoon. ('' '')
 
; I'm going (''informal'') :  . (''mangi dem'')
 
; I'm going (''informal'') :  . (''mangi dem'')
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' [Man dego ma ___ ]'')
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; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' [Man degguma ___ ]'')
; Do you speak English? :  ? ('' Degun anglais?'')
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; Do you speak English? :  ? ('' Degg nga anglais?'')
; I speak some english : ? (''Degun tutti anglais'')
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; I speak some english : ? (''Degg naa tutti tutti anglais'')
 
; Help! :  ! ('' dembalema'')
 
; Help! :  ! ('' dembalema'')
 
; Look out! :  ! ('' me hole'')
 
; Look out! :  ! ('' me hole'')
; Good morning. :   
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; Good morning. :  Naka suba si?
; Good evening. :  Naka si ngom si.
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; Good evening. :  Naka si ngom si?
 
; Good night. :   
 
; Good night. :   
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . (''bon nuit '')French
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . (''bon nuit '')French
; I don't understand. :  . (''je ne comprend pas '')French
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; I don't understand. :  . (''je ne comprend pas '')French (''Degguma'')
 
; Where is... ? :  ? ('' Ana ...?'')
 
; Where is... ? :  ? ('' Ana ...?'')
; Where are you from? : ('' Fo degga? '')
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; Where are you from? : ('' Fooy degga? '')
  
 
===Problems===
 
===Problems===

Revision as of 12:40, 6 July 2010

Wolof is the main language of Senegal, and is also spoken in Gambia and Mauritania.

==Pronunciation guide==sorry

===Vowels===sorries

===Consonants===hyrA

===Common diphthongs===goeses

Contents

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Salamalekum (This is Arabic)
Hello. (informal
. ( Ca va)French
How are you? 
Na'nga def? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
Mangi fi rekk. ( )
What is your name? 
Noo tudd?
My name is... 
Mangi tudd...
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please 
(S'il vous plait )
Thank you. 
Jere jef. ( )
You're welcome. 
ñoku boku. ( )
Yes. 
. (waaw )
No. 
. (de det )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (pardon )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. (balma )
I'm sorry. 
. (maasa )
Goodbye 
Be benen yoon. ( )
I'm going (informal
. (mangi dem)
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [Man degguma ___ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( Degg nga anglais?)
I speak some english 
 ? (Degg naa tutti tutti anglais)
Help! 
 ! ( dembalema)
Look out! 
 ! ( me hole)
Good morning. 
Naka suba si?
Good evening. 
Naka si ngom si?
Good night. 
Good night (to sleep
. (bon nuit )French
I don't understand. 
. (je ne comprend pas )French (Degguma)
Where is... ? 
 ? ( Ana ...?)
Where are you from? 
( Fooy degga? )

Problems

Small talk

How is your work? 
Naka liggeye bi? ( )
How is your family? 
Naka wa kerr gi? ( )
My house (family) is fine (here). 
Nyung fi rekk.
How did you sleep? 
Nango fananay?
White person 
Toubab ( )

Numbers

  • 0=dara/nayn (DA-ra/nayn)
  • 1=benn (ben)
  • 2=naar (naar)
  • 3=nett (net)
  • 4=nent (nent)
  • 5=juroom (JOO-room)
  • 6=juroom benn (JOO-room ben)
  • 7=juroom naar (JOO-room naar)
  • 8=juroom nett (JOO-room net)
  • 9=juroom nent (JOO-room nent)
  • 10=fukk (fook)

===Time=== foor duckion

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

How much is it? 
Naata la? ( )
What does it cost? 
Nyata? ( )

Eating

Breakfast 
( Ndecki )
Lunch 
( Anygh )
Dinner 
( Rer )

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages