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congo rdc
Sentence :

nkisi
nkísi, pl. bankisi (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))sonorous consonant
kisi, pl. bakisi (class 1a/2 : - / ba-)
amulet, talisman, fetish
medication
remedy
nkisi ya ngungi
nkisi ya ngungi
© pvh (Letitia Nkanza Kalawuma)
synonymes : dáwa
see also : nganga-kisi
tags :
item 11 examples (bandakisa zómi na mókó) ...
kisi ya mino.
toothpaste
nganga kisi ( nganga-kisi )
healer
manguele mpe kisi ezali te po na kobatela moto azua VIH to bokono ya SIDA te.
There's no vaccine nor a medicine to protect someone from acquiring HIV or the disease AIDS.
kisi ya moselu
lubricant
kombo na yesu eleki kisi
The name of Jesus is better than medicine
lolenge boni ebongi bayebisa yo pona otika komela kisi oyo
How should they let you know to stop taking that medicin ?
ebongi omela bankisi na yo pona obika.
You should take your medicin to heal.
nalingaka komela nkisi te.
I don't like to take medicin.
kende kosombela ngai kisi
Go buy me medicin
mama, mela bakisi na yo oyo munganga apesi.
Mum, take your medicine that the doctor prescribed you.
nkisi ya ngungi
product against mosquitoes
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 'health & sickness' : bokono, bonsíngá, ebúbú, elúmbú, emimi, féfele, nkísi, moyoyo, monganga, ndúndu, pulúpulú, sikama, maládi, nganga, lopitalo, kisi, dáwa, maba, bukabuka, mánguele, kokosola, mángwelé, kintuntu, libosono, lokesu, lolanda, malali, mino, mobosono, mokoni, mpela, sopísi, minoi, pela, pela, mpela, gilípi, litókó, mpulúpulú, mpóti, evímba, matókó, mobeli, ebola, mapata
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