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

Revision as of 07:03, 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

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

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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