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Sentence :

ntango
tango
tanguKinshasa version
ntángo, pl. bantango (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))sonorous consonant
time, moment
when...


context : grammar
time of verb
see also : ngonga
tags :
item 21 examples (bandakisa ntúkú míbalé na mókó) ...
Soki insekte neti nzinzi, ngungi to nzoyi esui yo, tina ya kobanga ezali te.
When an insect like a fly, a mosquito or a bee stings you, there's no reason to be afraid.
na poto tango ya malili ebengami hiver
In Europe the cold time is called 'hiver' (winter)
ntango mosusu / mikolo misusu
sometimes (another time / different days )
ntango mosusu boninga elekaka bondeko
Sometimes friendship surpasses the family bond
tango mosusu
maybe
tango ya bambula
rain season
bayebaka moninga malamu na tango ya pasi.
One knows a good friend in bad times.
awa nde nazalaki kofanda tango nazalali mwana muke
It's here that I lived when I was a little child
soki loboko eyebaka pasi oyo lutu emonaka na tango ya kobalusa biloko
If the hand knew how the spoon suffers when stirring the food...
kobosana ngai te tango okozala na mbongo
Don't forget me when you'll have money.
naza kosala makambo ebele tango moko.
I'm doing a lot of things at the same time.
nakokende kofanda epayi na ye tango nakozala na Amerika.
I will go live with her when I'll be in America.
Tango naza kosala mosala nalingaka moto atungisa ngai te.
When I'm working, I don't like someone disturbing me.
Obetaki mukinza tango olalaki
You farted when you were sleeping.
tango akitaka, akitaka na nkembo, abongolaka nioso, apesaka makasi, asekwisaka nioso. © Moïse Mbiye - Tango na Ye
When He descends, He descends in glory, He changes everything, He gives power, He resurrects everything.
mbote ! ntango molai ! sango nini ?
Hi ! Long time ! What news?
ntango wana, tolyaka kaka madesu na mayi
at that time (in those days), we only ate beans with water.
ntango nini ?
what time ? when ?
Bis oyo ekolongwa ntango nini ?
What time does that bus leave ?
bomoyi ebandaka ntango liki ya mama ekutani na momboto ya tata.
Life begins when the egg of the mother meets with the sperm of the father.
ntango bazalaki koyemba, bazalaki kosepela
When they sang, they enjoyed themselves
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


other words with the tag 'time' : lelo, lóbí, mbúla, mobú, mokolo, moyi, ngonga, mpókwa, sanza, tango, mói, mpóso, póso, ndéle, nzángá, pókwa, manáka, mvula, pokua, mukolo, mbúla, er, kombo, sánzá, yulí, yuní
other words with the tag 'grammar' : boíké, ekangele, ekango, etsiselaka, kelási, likonzámí, molelisi, mobimbi, tango, nkómbó, boyíké, libakemi, moleli, ndaká, elíngami, likelelo, ebakiseli, nkóndó, ekáti, zambí, likitana
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