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; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' [ ]'')
 
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' [ ]'')
 
; Do you speak English? :  ? ('' Degun anglay?'')
 
; Do you speak English? :  ? ('' Degun anglay?'')
; I speak some english : ? (''Bong titti an gay'')
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; I speak some english : ? (''Degun tutti anglay'')
; Help! : "scream" or "ahhhhhhh!!!!!" ! ('' dembalema'')
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; Help! : ! ('' dembalema'')
; Look out! : AHhh motha land!!!!! ! ('' me hole'')
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; Look out! : ! ('' me hole'')
 
; Good morning. :  . ('' bonjour '')
 
; Good morning. :  . ('' bonjour '')
 
; Good evening. :  . ('' bonjour '')
 
; Good evening. :  . ('' bonjour '')
 
; Good night. :  . (''bon soir '')
 
; Good night. :  . (''bon soir '')
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . (''bon nuit '')
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . (''bon nuit '')
; I don't understand. :uhyay? . (''je ne comprend pas '')
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; I don't understand. :  . (''je ne comprend pas '')
 
; Where is... ? :  ? ('' ana ...?'')
 
; Where is... ? :  ? ('' ana ...?'')
 
; Where are you from? : ('' Foor duck? '')
 
; Where are you from? : ('' Foor duck? '')

Revision as of 23:54, 11 December 2007

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

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Salamalekum
Hello. (informal
. ( Ca va)
How are you? 
Na'nga def? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
Mangi fi rek. ( )
What is your name? 
No to do? ? ( ?)
My name is_ _Mangi tudd_____ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. (Si vous ple )
Thank you. 
Jere jef. ( )
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. (waaw )
No. 
. (de det )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (pardon )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. (balma )
I'm sorry. 
. ( )
Goodbye 
Be benen yoon. ( )
I'm going (informal
. (mangi dem)
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( Degun anglay?)
I speak some english 
 ? (Degun tutti anglay)
Help! 
 ! ( dembalema)
Look out! 
 ! ( me hole)
Good morning. 
. ( bonjour )
Good evening. 
. ( bonjour )
Good night. 
. (bon soir )
Good night (to sleep
. (bon nuit )
I don't understand. 
. (je ne comprend pas )
Where is... ? 
 ? ( ana ...?)
Where are you from? 
( Foor duck? )

Problems

Small talk

How is your work? 
Naka liggeye bi? ( )
How is your family? 
Naka wa kerr ga? ( )
My house (family) is fine (here). 
Nyunga fi rek.
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

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

Learning more

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Variants

Actions

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