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Bambara/Dioula Dictionary

 Manding (Bambara/Jula)

Ɲ - ɲ

ɲa   Usage: Jula See: ɲɛ1a eye.

ɲǎ    See: ɲɛ̌ be good.

ɲàga   n. nest, den, layer; nid.

ɲagami   vt. mix; mélanger.

ɲàma1   n. power, energy for action; puissance, énergie, force occulte.

ɲàma2   n. trash; ordure. Variant: ɲàman.

ɲàmàɲama   

ɲàmàkala   n. casted person; personne de caste.

ɲamaku   n. ginger; gingembre.

ɲàman    See: ɲàma trash.

ɲàmɔgɔ   n. lover; amant.

ɲàmɔ̀gɔ̀den   n. bastard, illegitimate child; bâtard.

ɲàmɔ̀gɔ̀ya   n. adultery, illegitimacy; adultère, illégitimité.

ɲàngin   vt. punish, sanction; punir, sanctionner. Variant: ɲàngi; ɲàkin.

ɲɛ   n. Variant: ɲa Jula. 1 • eye, eyes; oeil.

2 • face.

...na   in the eyes of, in the opinion of, according to. I ɲɛ ̀ na, an ka mùn kɛ? What do you think we should do?

k'i ɲɛ gǎn   annoy, piss off. I bɛ n ɲɛ gàn dɛ! You piss me off! N ɲɛ gànna! I'm pissed off!

ɲɛ(na)    ka gɛ̀lɛn ka di ka kunan ka go ka mìsɛn

ɲɛ   ppl. front, in front of, before, beforehand; devant, avant.

X ɲɛ na...   in X's opinion.

ɲɛ2   n. 1 • appearance, look, style; aspect, apparence.

2 • color; couleur.

3 • page, side; page, côté.

ɲɛ3   n. 1 • time, instance; coup, fois.

2 • full container of something.

ɲɛ̌   Variant: ɲǎ. Etym: ɲì+ya. 1 • vi. be good; être bon, aller bien.

2 • vi. function, work; marcher, fonctionner.

3 • vt. fix, settle; réparer, régler.

4 • vt. make good, proper, or beautiful; rendre bien.

…mǎ   help, assist. A ye ɲɛ̀ n mà! Help me!

...kà ɲɛ̌   do something well. N tɛ tùbàbùkan ̀ mɛn kà ɲɛ̀. I don't understand French very well.

ɲɛci   n. utility; utilité. Variant: ɲaci; ɲace.

ɲɛda   n. face; visage. Variant: ɲada.

ɲɛfɛ̌   ppc. front, in front of, before, in front of, forwards, before; devant, en face de, avant.

ɲɛfɔ   vt. explain; expliquer.

...ye   Variant: ɲafɔ.

ɲɛfɔli   n. explanation, precision; explanation, précision.

ɲɛgɛn   n. toilet, urinal, shower, shower area; WC, salle de bain, douche, douchière.

ɲɛ̀gɛn   n. drawing, sketch, painting; dessein, peinture.

ɲɛ̀gɛn   vt. draw, paint, embroider, design; desseiner, peindre.

ɲɛgɛnɛ   n. urine; pee; urine.

...kɛ   urinate, piss, pee.

ɲɛgɛnɛbara   n. bladder; vessie.

ɲɛji   n. tear, tears; larme, larmes. Variant: ɲaji.

ɲɛkansi   n. eyebrow; sourcil.

ɲɛkisɛ   n. eyeball; globe de l'oeil. Syn: ɲaden, ɲakili.

ɲɛkɔrɔ   ppc.

ɲɛkɔrɔsi   n. eyelash; cil.

ɲɛmǎ   ppc.

ɲɛmɔgɔ   n. boss, leader; patron, chef, dirigeant.

ɲɛna1   ppc.

ɲɛna2    See: ɲɛ face.

ɲɛnabɔ   vt. arrange, settle, sort out; régler, arranger.

vi. work out. Variant: ɲanabɔ.

ɲɛnafin   n. nostalgia, boredom; nostalgie, ennui. Ɲɛnafin ye n mìnɛ̀. I'm bored.

...la   miss. I ɲɛnafin bɛ an na dɛ! We really miss you! Variant: ɲanafin.

ɲɛnagɛlɛn   adj.

ɲɛnajɛ   n. amusement, recreation, party, entertainment, fun; joie, récreation, fête. Variant: ɲanagwɛ.

ɲɛnakunan   adj.

ɲɛnama1   adj. 1 • good; bon. Mùsò ɲɛnama ̀ dòn. She's a good woman. C'est une bonne femme.

2 • alive; vivant. À ɲɛnama tɛ. He is not living. Il n'est pas vivant. Variant: ɲanama.

ɲɛnama2   adv. well; bien. Ù ye à búgo ɲɛnama! They hit him well! Ils l'ont bien frappé(e).

ɲɛnamisɛn   adj.

ɲɛnandi   adj.

ɲɛngo   n. jealous person; personne jalouse. Variant: ɲango; ɲɛgo.

ɲɛngoya   n. jealousy; jalousie. Variant: ɲangoya.

ɲɛɲɛn   n. The broken but unground grains left in the mortar after pounding it; grains cassés.

ɲɛɲɛnkini   n. cooked meal of "ɲɛɲɛn"; repas de " ɲɛnɛn". See: ɲɛɲɛn.

ɲɛsin   vi. orient towards, gear towards; s'orienter vers.

vr. face, concentrate on, focus on; faire face à.

…mǎ   

ɲɛsìgi   vt. prepare for, plan for, plan; préparer, planifier.

ɲɛsìsi   vt/vr. sadden; attrister. Variant: ɲɛnasìsi.

ɲi    See: ɲin tooth.

ɲǐ1   vq. 1 • be good; bon; agréable; beau; bien; gentil.

2 • work, function. Adj: ɲùman; V/N: ɲɛ̌. Variant: ɲǐn.

X kà ɲi kà Y   

ɲigin   vt. wet, soak, water; mouillir, tremper. Variant: ɲigi.

ɲimi   v. chew; mâcher, mastiquer. Bì an bɛna sògo ̀ ɲimi! Today we will eat meat! Aujourd'hui on va manger de la viande!

ɲin   n. tooth; dent. Variant: ɲi.

ɲǐn    See: ɲǐ1 good.

ɲìnan   n. this year; année en cours; cette année.

ɲinɛ   n. mouse; souris. Variant: ɲina; ɲinan.

ɲìnɛ   vi. forget; oublier.

…kɔ   forget. Variant: ɲìna.

ɲini   vt. 1 • seek; chercher.

2 • pursue (women); poursuivre (les filles).

...fɛ̌   

ɲini kà...   v-aux. almost, seem. Jí ̀ bɛ ɲini kà bìn The water is about to fall.

ɲìnìnka   vt. ask, question; demander, interroger.

ɲìnìnkàli   n. question; question.

ɲɔ̌   n. (pearl) millet; mil. Kàràmɔ̀gɔ̀ya ɲɔ̌ ̀ ɲɛna i bolo! Being a teacher has treated you well!

sàɲɔ   pearl millet; petit mil.

ɲɔ̀gɔ̀mɛ   n. camel; chameau.

ɲɔgɔn   pro. reciprocal pronoun marker; se, l'un et l'autre, les uns et les autres.

ɲɔɡɔn fɛ̌   together; ensemble.

-ɲɔgɔn   suff.

ɲɔ̀gɔn   det. sort; semblable. I ye n ka mɔnturu tunu, i b'à ɲɔ̀gɔn sàn. You lost my watch, buy me a similar one. Tu as perdu ma montre, achète m'en une semblable.

ɲɔgɔnye   n. meeting, get-together; rencontre, réunion.

ɲɔ̀ngiri   v. get on one's knees, genuflect; s'agenouillir.

ɲɔ̀ni   vt. push; pousser, bousculer. Cpart: sàma push. Variant: ɲɔ̀ndi.

ɲu   vt. load onto one's head to carry; se charger de quelque chose sur la tête.

vr. Variant: ɲun. Awa, taa mùso ̀ ɲu dɔgɔ ̀ la. Awa, go help the woman put the wood on her head. Awa, va aider la femme à charger le bois sur sa tête.

ɲùman1   adj/n. good, proper; bon, bon. See: ɲǐ.

ɲun    See: ɲu load onto one's head.

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