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Sentence :

nse
, pl. base (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)sonorous consonant
nsé, pl. banse (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
the ground, on the ground, below, under
just, only

na nse
down, downstairs
po na biso-biso se na SKOL
po na biso-biso se na SKOL
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see also : bobele, káka
item 13 examples (bandakisa zómi na mísáto) ...
bikolo ya se
the Netherlands
motuya boni ya badollar bafutaka yo ? - na se ya 500 ? kati ya 500 na 1000 ? 1000 tii likolo ?
how much in dollars do they pay you ? less than 500 ? between 500 and 1000 ? 1000 and more ?
na likolo pela moko awa na nse moko te akokani na yo na nguya na kembo yo 'za nzambe
in heaven as here down below there is no one that ressembles you in power and glory, you are God
Nalingi se kolela.
Ik only want to cry.
ezala se bongo
may it be (only) so !
Soki omonaka nzoto ya yo kilo, tala ya baninga se bongo Proverb/expression (don't translate litteraly)
If you observe your body with respect, see your neighbour's one just so
Lofundu ya nzinzi, esukaka se na kombo
the pride of the fly ends just with the broom
alokotaka na nse atomboli likolo
He picks up from the ground, he lifts up.
nioso efutamaka awa na se Proverb/expression (don't translate litteraly)
Everything down here has to be paid
tofandi na se ya nzete. tozozua mopepe
We sit under the tree. We are relaxing.
Abombaka miliki na se ya mbeto.
She hides the milk under the bed.
nazali se ya yo.
I am only yours.
Kitisa maboko na nse.
Put your hands down.
item Article : consonants
In Lingala, sometimes you hear "nsoso" and sometimes you hear "soso". You might get the impression that
it would be free to choose wether to use the first letter m or n when the word starts with two consonants,
but in reality there is a precise rule for it :

In lingala, the first letter m or n may be ommitted for words that start with mp, nt, ns or nk.
(The voiced consonants - FR: Les consonnes sonores)

NK
nkama / kamacent
nkingo / kingocou
nkisi / kisimédicament
nkulutu / kulutuaîné
nkoba / kobatortue
MP
mpinzoli / pinzolilarme
mpo / popour
mpamba / pambanul
mpuku / pukusouris
mpongi / pongisommeil
NS
nse / sedessous
nsoso / sosopoulet
nsambo / sambosept
nsango / sangoinformation
nsinga / singafil
NT
ntina / tinaimportance
ntolo / tolotorse
ntalo / talovaleur
ntango / tangotemps
ntaba / tabachèvre

In all other cases, the first letter is mandatory.
(The unvoiced consonants - FR: Les consonnes sourdes)

NG
nguyapouvoir
ngaimoi
ngandabar
ngubaarachide
ngulucochon
MB
mbokavillage
mbelicouteau
mbetulit
mbilapalmier
mbisipoisson
ND
ndakomaison
ndekocousin
ndakisaexemple
ndumbaprostituée
ndundalégume
NZ
nzotocorps
nzetearbre, baton
nzelachemin
nzungumarmite
nzalafaim
NY
nyeiexcrément
nyosorien
nyokaserpent
nyamaanimal
nyongodette


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