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When you greet someone you say

"Salaam aleikum" which means "Peace be upon you" and they would reply Maleekum salaam which means "& peace be upon you". (Arabic)

Greetings & Parting Phrases


ENGLISH

WOLOF

Farewell

Be Bennen Yon

Good morning

Naka subasi

Good afternoon

Naka bechek bi

Good evening

Naka ngon si

Good night

Fanan Jamma

How are you?

Naka nga deff

How is it?

Nakam

How are you?

Jamma Gnam

I am fine

Mang fi rek

How if your family?

Naka wa kerr gi

They are fine

Nyunchi Jamma

I will tell them

Denen Ko Dega

When do we meet again?

Kanyi Lango Tase Waat?

See you soon

Dinala Gis-Waat Duyaga

What is your name?

Nakaga Tuda?

My name is Modou

Sama Tur Modou La

Where are you going?

Foi Dem?

Where do you come from?

Fan nga jogey

I come from Banjul

Mangey jogey Banjul

I am going to the beach

Mangey dem si beach bi

Days of The Week / Months / Year


ENGLISH

WOLOF

Sunday

Alet or Dimass

Monday

Alteneng

Tuesday

Talata

Wednesday

Alarba

Thursday

Alhamis

Friday

Arjuma

Saturday

Samdi



1 month

Benna weerr

1 year

Benna att

Food & Drink


ENGLISH

WOLOF

Alcohol

Sangara

Beans

Nyebe

Bread

Mburu

Breakfast

Ndeewo

Butter

Botta

Cassava

Nyambi

Coffee

Café

Cooking oil

Dew Leen

Couscous

Dugub

Dinner

Rerr

Drink

Naan

Drinks

Naan Yi

Eat

Lekka

Egg

Nenn

Fish

Jen

Honey

Lem

Jam

Jaam

Lunch

Anyi

Maize

Findi

Meat

Yappa

Milk

Meew

Potato

Patat

Rice

Maalo

Salt

Horom

Sugar

Sucurr

Tea

Ti

General Vocabulary


ENGLISH

WOLOF

Human

Domi Adama

I

Maan

Mine

Suma bos la

No

Dedet

Ours

Sunna bos

Thank you

Jerre Jeff

To be

Mu-am

To have

Amko

We

Nyun

Yes

Waaw

You

Yow


baobab bouy


bay leaf lóriya


beans ñeebe


bed spread darab


big pepper kaani bu dija


bitter tomatoes jaxatu


black pepper poobar


boiled peanut gerte baxal


cabbage supome/su


carrot karot


cassava ñaambi


coconut kooko


cream milk féenée


dress/shirt mbubba


dried fish géeja


eggs nen


fish jën


garden egg batanse


garlic laaj


green leaves kereŋ kereŋ


lime limoŋ


macaroni makaróoni


Maggi cubes jimbo /maji


Malian peanut gerte bambara


meat yaap


melon xaal/bereef


milk meew


okra kanja


onions liñoŋ


orange soraans/soraas


oyster yoros


papaya papakaayo


parsley persi


peanut butter dege


potato pombiteer


pumpkin banga/naajo/yomba


radish nawe


raw peanut gerte xaaraan


roasted peanut gerte saaf/caaf


salt xorom


shoes daala


smoked fish kobo bu lakka


snail yét


soap saabu


sorrel bisaab/basaab


sour milk soow


sugar suukër


sweet potato pataat


tamarind daxaar




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