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Mooré phrasebook

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Mooré (also Mòoré, Moré, Moshi, Mossi, Moore or More) is a language spoken on the Mossi Plateau of Burkina Faso.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Good morning! 
Ne y yibeogo!
Good day! 
Ne y windiga!
Good evening! 
Ne y zabré!
How is your morning/day/evening? 
Yibeogo/windiga/zabré kibaré?
your family? 
Y zak ramba?
Hows your work going? 
Y tuumda kibaré?
Peace/Health only!, ie, Great! 
Laafi bala!
Hows it going? (informal
Manna wanna?
No problems. (informal
Yelé kae ye.
Yaa soma bii? (informal
Its good? (ie you/things)
Yaa soma. (informal
Its good.
How are you? 
Laafi beme ? ( )
Fine, thank you. 
Laafi bala. ( )
What is your name? 
 ? ( Fo yuur la a boen?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( Mam yuur la a _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. (Y gafare)
Thank you. 
. (Y barka)
You're welcome. 
. (Pa sek ye/ Ka sek ye)
Yes. 
. (Ngye )
No. 
. (Ayo )
Excuse me. (getting attention
Y gafare . ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Y gafare. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Y gafare ( )
Goodbye 
Wend na kon-d nindaare( )
Goodbye (informal
Nindaare ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Maam ka gomda _______ [soma] ye. ( [ ])
Do you speak French? 
Yamb goamda farende bii? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Anda gomda gilimdi a ka? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( song y mam!)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
Ne y yibeogo. ( )
Good evening. 
ne y zabre. ( )
Good night. 
Ne y yungo. ( )
Good night (to sleep
Wend na ganege laafi . ( )
I don't understand. 
. (Mam ka wumd ye)
Where is the toilet? 
twalet be ye? ( ?)
What do you want? 
Yamb data boe?
I am trying to learn Moore
Mam zam s'dah Moore.
I speak Moore
Um gomda Moore.

Problems[edit]

Number and system[edit]

System: %30 Swahili and %30 Kinyarwanda-Kirundi, %40 Other

Numbers[edit]

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Monday Tene Tuesday Talato Wednesday Arba Thursday Lamusa Friday Arzuma Saturday (Samedi) Sunday Hatto

Months[edit]

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

... bé yé?: Where is ...? Rood wooko bé yé?: Where is the grand marché Twaleti bé yé?: Where is the bathroom?

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

money
ligidi
I have no money
Ligidi kahbeh
How much (does it cost)?
Ya wana?
5
yembre
10
yiibo
15
taabo
20
naasé
25
nu
50
piiga
75
piig la nu (Pi la nu)
100
pissi
125
pissi la nu
150
pistah
175
pistah la nu
200
pissi narsé
250
pissi nu
500
quabaga
1000
quabassi
1500
quabassi tah
2000
quabassi naasé
2500
quabassi nu

Eating[edit]

Beans

   Benga

Onion

   Gabba

Tomato

   Tomati

Plantain

   Alloco

Peanut

   Tege

Peanut butter

   Tegedege

Peanut butter sauce

   Tegedegena

Water

   Koom (pronounced Kohm)

Flour

   Zoom(pronounced Zohm)

Coffee

   Café

Tea

I'd like some water

   M data koom

Is there coffee?

   Café bé bi?

Is the water hot?

   Kooma yueng ame bi?

The water is hot

   Kooma yueng ame

The water is being heated

   Kooma yuengd ame

The food is ready

   Repas beemi

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

How much?

   Wanawana

Where is the market?

  Raaga bé yé?

I'm going to the market, do you want anything?

   M loogda raaga, fo data buma bi?

I don't want...

   M ka dat ... ye

I don't want anything

   M ka dat bum ye

I want...

   M data (or Mam data)

Little

   Cheetika

Big

   Wooko

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

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