translation / dictionary Lingala - English
, pl. mike (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)
, pl. mike (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)Kinshasa version
, pl. mikie (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)slang
little, small, insignificant, thin, skinny, less
- Mbula enokelaka ndaku ya moninga omoni yango moke, kasi mokolo ekonokela yo ekomi matata. Proverb/expression (don't translate litteraly)
- When the rain fell on the house of your friend, you found it insignificant, but the day it fell on you it became a problem.
- Ezali ntalo mingi. Kakola moke.
- That's very expensive. Negotiate a bit.
- elengi na mbeto: Muasi ya monene na muasi ya moke, nani azali sukali ? © kitokolile
- pleasure in bed: a big girl and a slim girl, who is sweet ?
- ndaku ya monene, ndaku ya moke, ndaku ya suka, ndaku ya liboso
- a big house, a small house, the last house, the first house
- muana moke amelaka likaya te
- a small child doesn't smoke a sigaret
- Maman azali malamu moke
- Mother is doing a bit well
- kopesa ye mbongo mingi te, aza nanu mwana muke
- Don't give him much money, it's still a little child
- awa nde nazalaki kofanda tango nazalali mwana muke
- It's here that I lived when I was a little child
- aza nanu mwana muke. azomela likaya na mbula na ye.
- He's still a small kid. He smokes sigarets at his age.
- kokita nanu te. zela mukie.
- Don't come down yet. Wait a bit.
- aza kaka mwana muke. Kopesa ye bazoka te.
- He's only a small child. Don't give him chewing gum.
- Tokotambola makolo pona tokonda mukie.
- We'll walk by foot so that we might slim a bit.
- seka muke balula yo
- Smile a bit, that we admire you
- komela mingi, kolangwa muke
- To drink a lot, to get a bit drunk
- totalaki lisano ya motopi na etando eke
- we watched the football game on the television