Difference between revisions of "Wolof phrasebook"

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; How are you? :  Na'nga def? ('' ?'')
 
; How are you? :  Na'nga def? ('' ?'')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  Mangi fi rek. ('' '')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  Mangi fi rek. ('' '')
; What is your name? : ? ('' ?'')
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; What is your name? : No to do? ? ('' ?'')
; My name is ______ . :  ______ . (''  _____ .'')
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; My name is_ _Mangi to do_____ . :  ______ . (''  _____ .'')
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
 
; Please. :  . ('' '')
 
; Please. :  . ('' '')

Revision as of 01:40, 23 May 2007

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

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Salamalekum
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
Na'nga def? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
Mangi fi rek. ( )
What is your name? 
No to do? ? ( ?)
My name is_ _Mangi to do_____ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
Jere jef. ( )
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. ( )
No. 
. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
. ( )
Goodbye 
Be benen yoon. ( )
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
. ( )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems

Small talk

How is your work? 
Naka liggeye bi? ( )
Ana waa ker ga? 
How is your family? ( )
White person 
Toubab ( )

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

How much is it? 
Naata la? ( )

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Learning more

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