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congo rdc
Sentence :

butu
butú, pl. babutu (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)
night
(but more often for things that happen in the dark to be hidden)

butubutu
midnight
see also : mpókwa
item 7 examples (bandakisa nsambo) ...
nabundi butu na moyi.
I fought night and day
tongo etana, butu eyinda,... Proverb/expression (don't translate litteraly)
whether it's day or night,...
ozalaki wapi lobi na butu ?
Where were you last night ?
butu elamu. pokwa elamu. mbotama elamu. mbula elamu.
good night. Good evening. Happy birthday. happy (new)year.
likambo nini mwasi na ngai ? butu mobimba olali te.
What's the matter, my woman ? The entire night you didn't sleep.
na butu ya lelo naloti ndoto moko ya mabe
This night I had a bad dream.
bangungi baswi ngai butu mobimba.
The mosquitoes stung me all night.
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