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Bambara/Dioula Dictionary

 Manding (Bambara/Jula)

H - h

haali   part. 1 • really, very; très, énormément. Ù ka sɛ̀nɛ̀fɛnw sàbàtira haali Leurs récoltes furent très réussies.

2 • exactly; c'est exact, absolument, tout à fait.

hadàmàden    See: adàmàden human being.

hakɛ1   From: Ar. n. 1 • level, measure; niveau, mesure.

2 • quantity, sum, amount; quantité, total, montant.

3 • average; moyenne.

4 • human or legal right; droit de l'homme. Variant: hɛkɛ.

hàkɛ2   n. sin, guilt; péché, culpabilité. Hàkɛ ̀ to! Excuse me/us.

hàkɛ̀to   n. forgiveness, mercy; pardon. Hàkɛ̀to ̀ b'à la.

hakili   n. 1 • mind, spirit, wit; esprit. k'i hakili sìgi calm down reassure.

2 • intelligence; intelligence.

3 • memory; mémoire. hakili ̀ bɛ…lá remember. k'i hakili jìgin remind, remember, recall. k'i hakili ̀ bɔ forget. N hakili ̀ bɔra à kɔ. I forgot about it.

4 • opinion, thought, idea; opinion, pensée, idée. N hakili ̀ la… In my opinion.

5 • wisdom, reflection; sagesse, réfléxion. kà hakili ̀ sɔrɔ gain wisdow, become wise. kà hakili ̀ jakabɔ reflect, brainstorm.

hakilila   n. opinion; opinion.

hakilintan   adj. stupid, pointless; stupide.

hàlàki   vt. destroy; détruire.

hali   part. 1 • even; même. À taara cogoya ̀ min ̀ na, hali à ba m'à dɔn Not even his/her mom knew how s/he left. Fìni' nìn ma jɛ hali dɔɔnin This fabric isn't even a bit clean.

2 • "to the point that/where"; au point que... Sògow tɔɔrɔla kɔngɔ fɛ̀, hali ù tɛ kɛta dɔn tuguni. The animals suffered from hunger to the point they no longer knew what to do. Les animaux souffraient de la faim, au point qu'ils ne savaient plus que faire.

hali bǐ   still; encore. Lit: even today

hali sisan / sa   

hami   vi. worry, fret; s'inquiéter.

hami la   worry about. Kàna hami ko nìn na! Don't worry about that affair!

hami   n. worry, preoccupation; souci, préoccupation.

haminako   

hàmìnànko   préoccupation. N hàmìnàko fɔlɔ ye baarako ye. Mon premier souci est le problème de travail.

han   part. particule marking insistance or criticism, "huh"; hein (marque l'insistance ou le reproche). À ka di han C'est bon hein!

hàràmu   vt. 1 • consider something as illicit (typically religious), forbid or ban; interdire.

2 • abstain from; se priver de.

hàràmu   n. something that is forbidden, taboo, or considered illicit (typically for religious reasons); tabou.

hɛɛrɛ   n. peace, peacefulness, tranquility; paix, tranquilité. Variant: hɛrɛ.

hɛkɛ    See: hakɛ level, average.

hɛrɛ    See: hɛɛrɛ.

hiji   vi. make the pilgrammage to Mecca; faire le pèlerinage à la mecque.

hiji   n. pilgrimage to Mecca; pèlerinage à la mecque.

hinɛ   vi. 1 • pity, have compassion or mercy; avoir pitié. Ala ka hinɛ à la! May god have mercy on his soul. E ̀ tɛ hinɛ wà? Don't you have any compassion?

...la   have pity, compassion, mercy for, feel sorry for. N hinɛna à la k'à dɛ̀mɛ̀. I felt sorry for him and helped him.

vt.

2 • relieve, satisfy, please; satisfaire. Ji ̀ ye jàmana hinɛ. Water relieved the country. Ò yɔrɔ ̀ y'ù hinɛ. That place pleased them. Syn: màkari.

hinɛ   n. 1 • pity, sympathy, compassion; pitié, compassion.

2 • satisfaction; satisfaction. Variant: hina Jula.

hɔn   vi. here, take it; tiens, prends.

hɔrɔn   n. noble, uncasted person; homme libre, noble, personne honnête.

hɔrɔnya   n. nobility, freedom, independence; noblesse, liberté : indépendance, honnêteté.

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