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(Adapted from Peace Corps Gambia Wolof Grammar Manual, 1995)

Ana waa kër gi?

How (where) is your family (household)?

Bëcëk baangi fi rek.

The afternoon is fine (here only).

Déedéet, defuñu dara.

No, they are fine (nothing is wrong with them).

Guddi gaangi fi rek

The night is fine (here only).

Jaama ngaam?

Are you at peace?

Jaama nga endu?

Did you pass the day in peace?

Jaama nga fanaan?

Did you pass the night in peace?

Jamma rek.

Peace only.

Lan nga indi?

What did you bring?

Maaleekum salaam.

Peace be upon you as well.

Maangi ci kowam, ndanka, ndanka.

I am on it, one step at a time (slowly, slowly).

Maangi ci nég bi.

I am in the house.

Maangi fi rek.

I am fine.

Mbaa defuñu dara.

I hope they are fine (nothing is wrong with them).

Naka bëcëk bi?

How is the afternoon (noontime)?

Naka guddi gi?

How's the night?

Naka ligéey bi?

How is your work?

Naka nga def?

How are you? (long form)

Naka ngoon si?

How's the evening?

Naka njaboot gi?

How is your family?

Naka subba si?

How's the morning?

Naka waa kër ga?

How is your family (household)?

Nanga def?

How are you? (standard)

Ngoon saangi fi rek.

The evening is fine (here only).


How...? (informal)

Noo def?

How are you? (short form)

Ñunga fa.

They are fine.

Ñungi taxaw ci biti.

They are standing outside.

Salaam maaleekum.

Peace be upon you.

Subba sangi fi rek

The morning is fine (here only).

Xibaar laa indi.

I brought news.

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