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SURVIVAL FULFULDE

  • SN      ENGLISH      FULANI

    BASIC PHRASES & GREETINGS

    1 Hello!         Mihofnima

    2

     How are you? / What’s up?     No’awani/koyahata?

    3

     I’m fine. And you?     Mido jam,anbo?

    4  Please.    Useni

    5 Thank you. / Thank you very much.   Miyetti/miyeti sosai

    6  You’re Welcome   Ja66ama

    7 Goodbye. / Bye. / See you soon.      Jippu jam/saito minfotti/hofnu sare

    8  Greetings        Hofnugo

    9 Excuse me  Hokkam wakkati

    10 I’m sorry.    Wadu munyal

    11 What’s your name?    No indema?

    12 I’m… / My name is… / I am called…     Min inde am/bedo nyauna am.

    13 Nice to meet you.      Minani beldum fattugo bema

    14 Where are you from?      Hato a’ifti?

    15 I’m from…    Mi iftiti

    16 I’d like to introduce my friend/wife/husband.    Miyidi mi holla sobajo/debbo/gorko am.

    17 How old are you?     Ndubima noi?

    18 I’m… years old.    Ndubi am sappo

    19 What do you do for a living?    Ko’a watta no’avai maroyanki?

    20 I’m a doctor      Mi yaudo himbe

    21   What do you do for fun? / What are your hobbies?                Ko’awatta je jelede/foptugo

    22 I don’t like…     Miyida

    23 Yes.       Eh

    24  No.     Na non

    LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION

    25   Do you speak…?     Ado volwa?

    26  I don’t understand       miheiftai

    27  I speak a little… Mido volwa seda

    28 I don’t speak… Miwala volwa

    29 Could you please speak a little slower?        A’wawan volugo be hakkilo?

    30  Could you write that down?        Awawan vindungo’am

    31  Could you repeat that?    Awawan lornutungo am na?

    32 How do you say…?    No’aviyata

    33 What does… mean?   Ko’anufata

    34 What time is it?    Noi wakkati man?

    35

     It’s (five o’clock.    Jamdi jui

    SHOPPING & MONEY

    36 How much?      Noi on?

    37 I would like…    mimaran

    38

     Can I pay by credit card/debit card?    Miwawan yabugo kati nyamade?

    39

     Here you go.     Hado min yahata

    40

     Could I see this/that one?      Miwawan larugo do’o ko to’o?

    41

     What time do you open/close?     Jambi noi a’mabbititta/mabbata?

    42 Do you have this in small/large/medium?       Adon mari ge petel/manga/daidai?

    43 Do you have anything cheaper?    Adon mari hunde koidum na?

    44   It’s too expensive.          Naudum

    45 I’ll give you… for it.     Mihokkete gamman

    46 Where can I exchange money?    Tomihebata sanji chede?

    TRANSPORTATION

    47

     How much for a first class/second class/economy ticket to…?

    Nai’on je aji arande /didabre/tikiti tattali jaudi je..

    48

     A one-way/return ticket to… please.

    Lawal gotel/je hebugo tikiti am useni

    49

     Here’s my passport.

    Nda hoto am

    50

     What time does the bus/train/plane/ferry from… arrive?

    Wakkati toi bas/jirgi leddi/jirgi dau jippata?

    51

     What time does the bus/train/plane/ferry to… depart?

    Wakkati toi bas/jirgi leddi/jirgi dau ummata?

    52

     Which platform/gate/terminal?

    Tabrawal dume

    53

     Is the bus/train/plane direct?

    Bas/jirgi leddi/jirgi dau

    54

     Do I have to change buses/trains?

     Saito mi sanji bas na/jirgi leddi?

    55

     Do I need a seat reservation?

    Midon wani haje babalsiga?

    56

     Is this seat taken?

    Be jafti pelel jode? 

    57

     When is the next train/bus/minibus/ferry to…?

    Nde on jirgi leddi /bas/petel/jirgi vurta nga.

    58

     Could you call me a taxi?

    A’wawan nyaunugo’am bas na?

    59

     I’d like to go to…

     

    60

     Could you let me know when to get off?

    A’wawan yachugo’am ndebe ummata

    61

     Where could I rent a bike/car?

    Tomi hebata guwari mashin ko mota?

    62

     I’d like to rent a bike/car.

    Miyidi gowari mashin ko mota

    EATING & DRINKING

    63

     Could you recommend a good restaurant?

    A’wawan numugohotel bodumje?

    64

     What would you recommend?

    Dume on shawarama?

    65

     What are some local specialties?

    Dume’on sare fere kilindum?

    66

     What is the special of the day?

    Dume’on jeyalade musamman

    67

     Could I see the menu, please?

    Miwawan  larugo dereji defugo nyiri?

    68

     A beer/coffee/tea, please.

    Ndiyam gauri/coffee/

    69

     Could I get the bill, please / The check, please.

    Miwawan larugo lisafi leuru useni?

    70

     I’m allergic to…

    Miwawan hebugo masala

    71

     That was delicious!

    Todo buri velugo

    72

     This isn’t what I ordered.

    Nado mimari hajeba

    73

     Can I buy you a drink?

    Miwawan sodugo kujeji yerigona?

    74

     Let’s have another!

    Hami heba fere

    DIRECTIONS

    75

     How do I get to…?

    Noimi wawata yahugo?

    76

     It’s on the left/on the right/straight ahead/at the corner.

    Don nano/don nyamo/lawal gotel/ha selal

    77

     How far is…?

    Noi dayugo mai

    78

     Where is the closest bank/post office/exchange office?

    Hato banki badidum//pellel sanji?

    79

     Where can I find tourist information?

    Hato mihebata  habaru nanugo beldum?

    80

     Do you have a map?

    Adon mari taswiro duniya na?

    81

     Can you show me that on the map?

    Awawan hollugo’am  taswiro duniya na?

    82

     Where is the (American embassy/consulate?

     Toi on ofis je jakada amurka?

    SIGHTSEEING

    83

     What is the entrance fee?

    Noi’on chede nastugo?

    84

     What is that building?

    Dume’on mahol todo?

    85

     What’s on at the cinema/theatre/opera tonight?

    Dume’on ha babal taloi?

    86

     That’s a beautiful church/cathedral/building.

                                    /mohol

    87

     What is there to see around here?

    Dume’on jebe laratahado?

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    88

     I have a reservation.

    Midon mari babal sigigo

    89

     Do you have any single/double rooms available?

    A’wadi sudu gotel/didi?

    90

     Could I see the room?

    Mi wawan larugo sudu

    91

     I’d like to stay for… nights.

    Miyidi mi wala

    92

     Is breakfast included?

    Mihauti be nyamdu fajiri

    93

     The TV/air conditioner/lamp in my room doesn’t work.

    Telebijan/hendu/fitilaje sudu’am wala huwa

    94

     Could I get a different room?

    Miheban sudu fere?

    95

     Is there a restaurant here?

    Wodi hotel hado na?

    HEALTH & EMERGENCIES

    96

     Help!

    Vallude

    97

     I need a doctor/dentist/police officer.

    Midi haje likita/

    98

     Is there pharmacy nearby?

    Wodi sudu yarugo lekki je dayai?

    99

     Can I use your phone?

    Miwawan nafturgo be wayama

    100

     Call the police/ambulance!

    Yaunu mota dansanda

     

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