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Greetings

 
Hello! Salaamaalekum!
Salaamaalekum!Hello!
Good morning! (sg/pl) Salaamaalekum!
Salaamaalekum!Good morning! (sg/pl)
Hello! (sg/pl) Salaamaalekum!
Salaamaalekum!Hello! (sg/pl)
Good evening! (sg/pl) Salaamalekum!
Salaamalekum!Good evening! (sg/pl)
Good night! (sg/pl) Fanaanal ak jàmm!
Fanaanal ak jàmm!Good night! (sg/pl)
Bye! (infml) Ba beneen yoon!
Ba beneen yoon!Bye! (infml)
Good bye! (fml.) Jàmm ak jàmm!
Jàmm ak jàmm!Good bye! (fml.)

Important vocabulary

 
yes waaw
waawyes
no déedéet
déedéetno
maybe xéj na
xéj namaybe
OK baxna
baxnaOK
Thank you! Jërëjëf!
Jërëjëf!Thank you!
Please ... Amul solo!
Amul solo!Please ...
Excuse me, … (sg/pl) Baal ma ...
Baal ma ...Excuse me, … (sg/pl)
I'm sorry. (m/f) Maa ngi jegg ëlu.
Maa ngi jegg ëlu.I'm sorry. (m/f)
I have … / I don't have ... Amnaa ... / Amouma ...
Amnaa ...
Amouma ...
I have … / I don't have ...
We (don't) have … Amnañu ... / Amuñu ...
Amnañu ...
Amuñu ...
We (don't) have …
There is (no) ... Amna ... / Amul ...
Amna ...
Amul ...
There is (no) ...

Introducing yourself

 
My name is ... Maa ngi tudd ...
Maa ngi tudd ...My name is ...
I'm from ... Maa ngi joge ...
Maa ngi joge ...I'm from ...
I'm ... years old. Maa ngi am ... at.
Maa ngi am ... at.I'm ... years old.
I am married. / I am not married. Seynaa. / Seyuma.
Seynaa.
Seyuma.
I am married. / I am not married.
I'm (not) traveling alone. Damay (Duma) tukki man kenn.
Damay (Duma) tukki man kenn.I'm (not) traveling alone.
I'm traveling with ... Damay tukki ak ...
Damay tukki ak ...I'm traveling with ...

Comprehension

 
I don't speak any Wolof. Degguma Wolof.
Degguma Wolof.I don't speak any Wolof.
I don't understand that. (m/f) Nandu mako.
Nandu mako.I don't understand that. (m/f)
Do you speak …? (m/f) Ndax degg nga ... ?
Ndax degg nga ... ?Do you speak …? (m/f)
Does anyone here speak ...? Ndax amna kou degg fii ... ?
Ndax amna kou degg fii ... ?Does anyone here speak ...?
English Anglais
AnglaisEnglish
French Nasaraan
NasaraanFrench
Could you write that down please. (m/f) Bindal.
Bindal.Could you write that down please. (m/f)
Could you please repeat that. (m/f) Jaraat ci.
Jaraat ci.Could you please repeat that. (m/f)
Just a moment please. Xaaral.
Xaaral.Just a moment please.

Numbers

 
zero tus
tuszero
one benn
bennone
two ñaar
ñaartwo
three ñett
ñettthree
four ñeent
ñeentfour
five juróom
juróomfive
six juróom benn
juróom bennsix
seven juróom ñaar
juróom ñaarseven
eight juróom ñett
juróom ñetteight
nine juróom ñeent
juróom ñeentnine
ten fukk
fukkten
eleven fukk ak benn
fukk ak benneleven
twelve fukk ak ñaar
fukk ak ñaartwelve
thirteen fukk ak ñett
fukk ak ñettthirteen
fourteen fukk ak ñeent
fukk ak ñeentfourteen
fifteen fukk ak juróom
fukk ak juróomfifteen
sixteen fukk ak juróom-benn
fukk ak juróom-bennsixteen
seventeen fukk ak juróom- ñaar
fukk ak juróom- ñaarseventeen
eighteen fukk ak juróom- ñeet
fukk ak juróom- ñeeteighteen
nineteen fukk ak juróom- ñeent
fukk ak juróom- ñeentnineteen
twenty ñaar-fukk
ñaar-fukktwenty
twenty-one ñaar-fukk ak benn
ñaar-fukk ak benntwenty-one
thirty ñett-fukk / fanweer
ñett-fukk
fanweer
thirty
forty ñeent-fukk
ñeent-fukkforty
fifty juróom-fukk
juróom-fukkfifty
sixty juróom-benn-fukk
juróom-benn-fukksixty
seventy juróom- ñaar-fukk
juróom- ñaar-fukkseventy
eighty juróom- ñett-fukk
juróom- ñett-fukkeighty
ninety juróom- ñeent-fukk
juróom- ñeent-fukkninety
one hundred téeméer
téeméerone hundred
one thousand junni
junnione thousand
one million tamndareet / million
tamndareet
million
one million
some / a couple ay
aysome / a couple