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all words with the tag computers
bongó (class 14 : abstract nouns - no plural)
bongo, pl. babongo (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)
brain, brain

context : computers
cpu, processor, microprocessor
bongó to monsili
bongó to monsili
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bongó
bongó
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bongó na kati ya moto
bongó na kati ya moto
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bangotobobo bakima ntshik po nua eleki na bongo
The idiots have fled school because there's too much weed in the brain
lobi toliaki bongo ya makako
Yesterday we ate monkey brain.
other words with the tag 'body' : bongó, bontólo, ebángá, lobebú, ebekú, ebelo, ebóbó, eboló, edádá, elongi, enama, esóngó, kíngó, libéle, liboló, libolongo, libumu, lifuni, likata, lokolo, lino, linzáka, lipeka, lisisa, liso, lisókó, litáma, litoyi, lokéto, lolemo, loposo, makilá, mandéfu, lisásámbá, lobebo, mbunzu, moyoyo, mofáti, mokongo, mongóngó, mopanzí, mosapi, motéma, mupende, monoko, mutolo, motó, tólo, nzóto, poso, pótá, nsima, losúki, zólo, litói, lomposo, lobôko, lisu, kunza, kovo, lolému, súki, engóngólo, monzômbâ, nkíngó, ntólo, mompúlúlú, likundú, motolú, mosopó, libale, mosómba, likáká, etindi, mopende, búnya, lolemu, mbángá, mingayi, motshopo, zémi, etambe, libandi, likosi, linu, lopiko, libundi, lokíkí, manduta, muika, mopiko, nkunki, sóka, soyi, lolemo, lokéto, mpótá, lotó, monsisá, mutema, libondi, goró, lotókó, mpanzí, litolú, motoló, ndéfu, mimbebo, mokunza, mposo, lokíkí, nsóka, monpúlúlú, ebebú, liliká, mataku, mosai, libinzi
other words with the tag 'computers' : bongó, dísiki, ebómbelo, ebúkútu, kofina, mpô, emonisi
dísiki, pl. badisiki (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)
disk

context : computers
harddisk, floppy disk
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ebómbelo, pl. bibombelo (class 7/8 : e- / bi-)
place to hide/store something
hiding place, attic, reserve

context : computers
storage media (disc)
derived from : kobómba
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ebombelo ya banki
bankaccount
other words with the tag 'derived:places [e...elo]' : ebómbelo, etumbelo, esukolelo, ekímelo, esanelo, ebómelo, etulelo, elálelo, esumbelo, ebombamelo
ebúkútu, pl. bibukutu (class 7/8 : e- / bi-)

context : computers
floppy disk
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kofina, regular construction (root : fin) (class 15 : ko- (verbs))
to press, to push (a button)
to pinch
to squeeze, to rinse

context : computers
to click

kofinola
to strangle
kofina mpô
kofina mpô
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item 3 examples (bandakisa mísáto) ...
kofina liso
to wink
afineli ngai liso
she winked at me
finela ye mbuma moko
squeeze him a fruit
puku
mpúku, pl. bampuku (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))sonorous consonant
mpô, pl. bampo (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
mpóko, pl. bampoko (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))sonorous consonant
rat, mouse

context : computers
mpó : computer mouse
rat
rat
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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 'animals' : abúlá, alíkilíkoso, alúlu, angilé, bilulu, ebambi, ebélá, ebengá, ebwélé, ekange, nyóka, eloló, engondó, eséndé, esósoló, esulúngútu, etúná, gambala, kóbá, libanki, libáta, ligóródó, likaku, likayábo, lipekápeka, lipungupungu, lonsálá, liswésé, lisweswe, liyanga, liyanzi, malwa, likélélé, mbenga, mbínzó, mbisi, mbizo, mbólókó, mbwá, mémé, mokomboso, mongúsu, lompese, mokila, mondélé, moselekete, ndeke, ngando, ngémbo, ngolo, ngómbé, ngubú, ngúlu, ngúma, ngungi, nyama, nioka, nkóli, niaou, nkosi, nkoyi, ntaba, ntambo, nzálé, nzinzi, nzói, nzoku, nzombó, peseli, puku, mpúnda, sili, nsímbiliki, nsombo, soso, kokombele, makaku, nsósó, niáo, limpúlututú, fumba, likayábu, nsili, nkóndokó, niama, likáko, nkoso, kúkúrú, kúkúlú, nkoi, kaméla, díkálá, dígalá, kángú, kángá, kángé, mpúku, púnda, farása, simbiliki, longembú, nkóbá, lipiká, mpambo, monselékéta, kwódo, ligbólóló, mombemba, dádádá, lilúku, ndôngê, mondôngê, mbómbóli, kosákosá, libongo, nkusú, mpate, ebuele, esele, kimpiatu, kipekapeka, kombekombe, likokolo, likuanganzala, limeme, mantekita, mbuá, mfuenge, mokumbusu, mpakása, mutshopi, ndakála, niawu, ntámbwe, ndjoku, nzoyi, mondonga, sonzo, tshaku, kinsekua, libúndú, mokondó, lilangwá, mpíodi, saladini, lilangua, thomson, tomson, mpose, likolo, mbisi, mpómbóli, elandela, nkungi, makako, nkómbé, kombe, mbéngé, mpô, mpóko, thompson, mpóka, ndeke, nsósó, sombo, nkotó, nkósi, mpatá, elulu, mémé, losala, kapíténe, yángánga, nkómbénkómbé, malebo, pakása, samáki, monkusú, monselekete, mosopi, longonya, likwanganzála, litaká, mbwá, nzoko, likónko, nkéma, mokele-mbembe, mpóngó, nyaú, séléngé, nyawu, mbadi, shakú, púsu, ekonda
emonisi, pl. bimonisi (class 7/8 : e- / bi-)
screen

context : computers
computer screen
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