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===Basics===
 
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; Hello. :  ''Salamalekum ''
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; Hello. :  ''Salamalekum ''(This is Arabic)
; Hello. (''informal'') :  . ('' Ca va'')
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; Hello. (''informal'') :  . ('' Ca va'')French
 
; How are you? :  Na'nga def? ('' ?'')
 
; How are you? :  Na'nga def? ('' ?'')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  Mangi fi rek. ('' '')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  Mangi fi rek. ('' '')
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; My name is_ _Mangi tudd_____ . :  ______ . (''  _____ .'')
 
; My name is_ _Mangi tudd_____ . :  ______ . (''  _____ .'')
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
; Please. :  . (''Si vous ple '')
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; Please. :  . (''S'il vous plait '')pronounce sil vous play- This is French
 
; Thank you. :  Jere jef. ('' '')
 
; Thank you. :  Jere jef. ('' '')
 
; You're welcome. :  . ('' '')
 
; You're welcome. :  . ('' '')
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; Help! :  ! ('' dembalema'')
 
; Help! :  ! ('' dembalema'')
 
; Look out! :  ! ('' me hole'')
 
; Look out! :  ! ('' me hole'')
; Good morning. :  . ('' bonjour '')
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; Good morning. :  . ('' bonjour '')French Acceptable to say this from Morning until late afternoon
; Good evening. :  . ('' bonjour '')
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; Good evening. :  . ('' bonjour '')French
; Good night. :  . (''bon soir '')
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; Good night. :  . (''bon soir '')French
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . (''bon nuit '')
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; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . (''bon nuit '')French
; I don't understand. :  . (''je ne comprend pas '')
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; I don't understand. :  . (''je ne comprend pas '')French
 
; Where is... ? :  ? ('' ana ...?'')
 
; Where is... ? :  ? ('' ana ...?'')
 
; Where are you from? : ('' Foor duck? '')
 
; Where are you from? : ('' Foor duck? '')

Revision as of 10:00, 18 April 2008

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 (This is Arabic)
Hello. (informal
. ( Ca va)French
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. 
. (S'il vous plait )pronounce sil vous play- This is French
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 )French Acceptable to say this from Morning until late afternoon
Good evening. 
. ( bonjour )French
Good night. 
. (bon soir )French
Good night (to sleep
. (bon nuit )French
I don't understand. 
. (je ne comprend pas )French
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

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