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Sentence :

mokolo
mokolo, pl. mikolo (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)
mukolo, pl. mikolo (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)Kinshasa version
day
tags :
item 37 examples (bandakisa ntúkú mísáto na nsambo) ...
mokolo na mokolo
day after day (every day)
Nini etungisaki yo mokolo wana ?
What was bothering you that day ?
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.
mokolo moko te. mbala moko te. eloko moko te. moto moko te. esika moko te.
Never (not one day). Never (not one time). Nothing (not one thing). Nobody (not one man). Nowhere (not one place).
poso ekoya mokolo moko eza nakosala te.
Next week, there's a day that I don't work.
Lelo ezali mokolo ya suka. Lobi ezalaki mokolo ya liboso.
Today is the last day. Yesterday was the first day.
lelo mokolo nini ?
What day is it today ?
na ntongo penza. eleko ya mokolo
(very) early in the morning. during the day.
mokolo ya bopemi. mokolo ya mosala.
day off (holiday). workday.
mokolo ya kobotama.
birthday
omelaka makaya boni na mokolo ?
How many cigarettes do you smoke a day ?
Mokolo moko, nguma akendeki bokila na zamba. Amonaki nyama moko ya monene na amelaki ye mobimba.
One day the python went hunting in the forest. He had seen a large beast and had swallowed it entirely.
osololi na ye mikolo oyo ?
did you speak with him these days ?
yebisa ngai Wendy akoya kovisiter palais mokolo nini.
Let me know what day Wendy will come to visit the house.
mikolo eleki ebele
A lot of days have passed.
mokolo mosusu nakobina na yo
Another day I will dance with you
po na kozwa bis okoki kosomba tiké po na mokolo moko, sanza moko to mbula mobimba.
To take the bus, you can buy a ticket for one day, one month or a whole year.
ntango mosusu / mikolo misusu
sometimes (another time / different days )
monoko ya mokolo elumbaka solo, kasi elobaka maloba ya solo Proverb/expression (don't translate litteraly)
The mouth of the elderly smells bad, but the words are true.
tokomonana mokolo mosusu
We will see each other again one of these days.
mokolo mosusu kanda ekosila pe nakozonga tosamba © groupe Choc Star
One of these days the anger will cease and I'll come back so that we'll judge
ozobima mingi mikolo oyo
You go out a lot these days
mokolo nakokufa... ngai, mutu ya mbongo
The day I will die... me, a rich man
mokolo nakoya nalingi batu nioso bazala
The day I will come, I'd love everybody to be there.
koloba na ngai boye te nazali mukolo na yo
Don't speak to me like that. I'm older than you.
monoko na yo nde ekoboma yo mokolo mosusu
It's your mouth that will kill you one of these days.
mikolo oyo mbula ezobeta makasi.
These days it's raining hard.
likambo oyo ekosila mokolo nini ?
What day will this problem end ?
lelo ezali mokolo ya mbotama ya yesu
Today is the birthday of Jesus.
okoya epayi na ngai mokolo nini ?
What day are you coming to my place ?
okobota mokolo nini ?
When are you going to give birth ?
lelo ezali mokolo ya mbotama ya koko na biso ya mwasi.
Today is the birthday of my grandmother.
pona nini mikolo oyo oza kolia kaka madesu ?
Why all you do these days is eat beans ?
Mikolo oyo nateki te batu bazosomba malamu te mbongo eza te.
These days I don't sell. The people don't buy well. There's no money.
Mikolo oyo aza kokanga suki te.
Lately she doesn't braid her hair.
banda mikolo mibale azolia te.
Since two days she's not eating.
azalaki na yo te mokolo mobimba.
She wasn't with you all day.
item Article : dates
times/dates

The days of the week
1mondaymokolo ya liboso / mokolo ya yambo
2tuesdaymokolo ya mibale
3wednesdaymokolo ya misato
4thursdaymokolo ya minei
5fridaymokolo ya mitano
6saturdaymokolo ya póso / mokolo ya saba / mokolo wa kombo
7sundaymokolo ya eyenga / mokolo ya lomingo


The months
1januarisanza ya liboso / yambo
2februarisanza ya mibale
3marchsanza ya misato
4aprilsanza ya minei
5maisanza ya mitano
6junesanza ya motobayuni
7julysanza ya samboyuli
8augustsanza ya moambe
9septembersanza ya libwa
10octobersanza ya zomi
11novembersanza ya zomi na mókó
12decembersanza ya zomi na mibalé


jaar
year 2013 mobu mwa nkóto míbalé na zómi na mísáto

mobu ya 2013


Misc
daymokolo
weekmpóso
monthsanza
yearmobu/mbula/mpela
eveningmpokwa
nightbutu
noonnzanga
morningntongo
todaylelo
yesterdaylobi (eleki)
tomorrowlobi (ekoya)

In Congo, close to the equator, there are not 4, but 2 seasons.

The seasons
dry seasontángo ya elanga
rain seasontángo ya mbúla
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
mokóló, pl. mikolo (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)
mokóló, pl. bakolo (class 1/2 : mo- (mu-) / ba- (persons))
adult, old

Kin
owner
derived from : kokóla
item 3 examples (bandakisa mísáto) ...
mokolo tonga © Franco Luambo Makiadi
owner of the needle (tailor)
mokolo ndako aleki awa
The owner of the house passed here
kozanga botosi na mikolo ezali malamu te
Lacking respect for the elders is not good.
mwa
mwá
a bit
item 5 examples (bandakisa mítáno) ...
esongo ezali mwa eteni ya libolo eye etimbaka.
warning - sensible content
Limbisa ngai, oyo ekosala mwa pasi.
excuse me, this will hurt a bit.
monzoto mwa malili
planet (a bit cold planet)
yela ngai mwa ndambo ya loso po nalia
Bring me a small portion of rice so that I eat.
lambela ngai mwa ndambu ya ndunda
Prepare me a small portion of vegetables.
mwa
genitive particle for names of class 3 ( mo- )
teleme, ongenge na mwinda mwa Kristu. Mobimba mpo na banso.
teleme, ongenge na mwinda mwa Kristu. Mobimba mpo na banso.
© pvh (Letitia Nkanza Kalawuma)
misapi mwa makolo
misapi mwa makolo
© pvh (Letitia Nkanza Kalawuma)
item 2 examples (bandakisa míbalé) ...
momekano mwa leta
state exam
mosolo mwa kelasi
school fees, tuition
misato
mísáto
misátuKinshasa version
isatoarchaic, antiquated
three (3)

mokolo mwa misato
wednesday (the third day)
misato
misato
© pvh
tags :
item 5 examples (bandakisa mítáno) ...
mbata - isáto
triangle
naza na bana misato: mwasi moko na mibali mibale
I have three children: One girl and two boys
aza na zemi ya sanza misatu
She's three months pregnant.
bato misato bayaki koluka yo lelo
Three men came look for you today.
nasombi mapa misato pona bana balia
I bought three loaves of bread for the the children to eat.
item Article : Counting and numbers
P.S. you can just enter any number on this site and it will be translated into lingala

0
zero (0)libungutulu, eloko te (nothing)

1-10
1mókó
2míbalé
3mísáto
4mínei
5mítáno
6motóbá
7nsambo
8mwámbe
9libwá
10zómi

powers of 10
10zómi
100nkámá (mókó)
1000nkóto (mókó)
10000monkoko (mókó)
20000minkoko míbalé
100000elundu (mókó)
1000000efuku (mókó)

for milion, you'll also hear : efuku, makiasi, epuna

11-99
11zómi na mókó
15zómi na mítáno
20ntúkú míbalé
21ntúkú míbalé na mókó
32ntúkú mísáto na míbalé
43ntúkú mínei na mísáto
54ntúkú mítáno na mínei
67ntúkú motóbá na nsambo
78ntúkú nsambo na mwámbe
89ntúkú mwámbe na libwá
95ntúkú libwá na mítáno

100-1.000
100nkámá (mókó)
101nkámá (mókó) na mókó
110nkámá (mókó) na zómi
115nkámá (mókó) na zómi na mítáno
120nkámá (mókó) na ntúkú míbalé
126nkámá (mókó) na ntúkú míbalé na motóbá
157nkámá (mókó) na ntúkú mítáno na nsambo
200nkámá míbalé
201nkámá míbalé na mókó
210nkámá míbalé na zómi
222nkámá míbalé na ntúkú míbalé na míbalé
500nkámá mítáno
753nkámá nsambo na ntúkú mítáno na mísáto

1.000-10.000
1000nkóto (mókó)
1234nkóto (mókó) na nkámá míbalé na ntúkú mísáto na mínei
9875nkóto libwá na nkámá mwámbe na ntúkú nsambo na mítáno

other examples
9libwá
39ntúkú mísáto na libwá
539nkámá mítáno na ntúkú mísáto na libwá
7539nkóto nsambo na nkámá mítáno na ntúkú mísáto na libwá
47539minkoko mínei na nkóto nsambo na nkámá mítáno na ntúkú mísáto na libwá
847539bilundu mwámbe na minkoko mínei na nkóto nsambo na nkámá mítáno na ntúkú mísáto na libwá
6847539bifuku motóbá na bilundu mwámbe na minkoko mínei na nkóto nsambo na nkámá mítáno na ntúkú mísáto na libwá

other words with the tag 'count' : efúku, elóko, elúndu, nkámá, libosó, libwá, míbalé, mínéi, mísáto, mítáno, mwambi, mokó, motoba, ndámbu, nkóto, sambo, tuku, zómi, kotánga, misátu, ndámbo, moambe, mwambe, mineyi, epúná, makiasi, nsambo, kámá, libúngútulú, kóto, libua, miliale, milioni, mokama, yambo, monkoko
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