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Sentence :

all words with the tag time
lelo
today
...
...
src : google images
lelo te, lobi te, un jour ?
lelo te, lobi te, un jour ?
© pvh (Letitia Nkanza Kalawuma)
internet, kala na lelo
internet, kala na lelo
© Vodacom DRC
lobi eleki, lelo, lobi !
lobi eleki, lelo, lobi !
© bbc.com
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item 35 examples (bandakisa ntúkú mísáto na mítáno) ...
Lelo ezali mokolo ya suka. Lobi ezalaki mokolo ya liboso.
Today is the last day. Yesterday was the first day.
Natiki komela likaya banda lelo.
I abandon smoking from today on.
lelo mokolo nini ?
What day is it today ?
Lelo ya yo, lobi ya moninga. Proverb/expression (don't translate litteraly)
Today is for you, tomorrow for your neighbour.
Po na nini mibali ya lelo balingi lisusu te babotine ?
Why don't today's men want condoms anymore ?
biloko na ngai ? tii lelo !?
My things ? Till today !?
tozalaki awa epai na nga na Valentine na Rachel. Bakomaki lelo na nzanga.
We were here at my place with Valentine and Rachel. They had arrived today at noon.
buka lelo lamba lelo Proverb/expression (don't translate litteraly)
lit: harvest today, prepare today. (fig: seduce today, have sex today)
naza na posa ya komona yo lelo
I long to see you today
naza na makambo ebele ya kosala lelo
I have a lot of things to do today.
kopesa ngai kanda te lelo
don't get me upset today
boni lelo oye tongo boye ? likambo ?
How come you came so early ? Is there a problem ?
naza na esengo makasi pamba te nakobima na baninga na ngai na pokwa ya lelo
I'm very glad because I will go out with my friends tonight.
tata na yo azoya lelo kotala yo
Your father comes to see you today.
koya lelo te. naza na makambu ebele ya kosala
Don't come today. I have a lot of things to do.
mbula ekobeta lelo te. kobanga te.
It's not gonna rain today. Don't be afraid.
lelo ezali mokolo ya mbotama ya yesu
Today is the birthday of Jesus.
oza kolamba biloko nini lelo ?
What are you préparing today ?
kolata bilamba na ngai lelo te. lata ya yo.
Don't wear my clothes today. Wear yours.
lelo baza kopola biso toza kolonga
Today they are losing and we are winning.
lelo ezali mokolo ya mbotama ya koko na biso ya mwasi.
Today is the birthday of my grandmother.
na butu ya lelo naloti ndoto moko ya mabe
This night I had a bad dream.
na ndoto na ngai ya lelo ozalaki wana.
In my dream of today you where there.
kokende na ebale lelo te mbonge eza makasi
Don't go to the river today. The waves are strong.
bato misato bayaki koluka yo lelo
Three men came look for you today.
mateya ya lelo ezalaki kitoko penza.
The preaching of today was very nice.
Nganga-Nzambe ateyi biso bolimbisi lelo.
The pastor preached us pardon today.
naza na libonza pona eyenga ya lelo te
I don't have an offering for today's service.
liteya ya lelo ezalaki ndenge nini ?
How was the preaching of today ?
lelo moyi eza te. Tokobima ndenge nini ?
Today there's no sun. How are we going to go out.
Akoya lelo lisusu te. Akoya kaka lobi.
She will not come anymore today. She will just come tomorrow.
lelo naza penza na posa na yo te.
Today I really don't need you.
lelo, soki obeti ye, ngai nakoboma yo !
Today, if you beat her, me I will kill you !
lelo natatoli : " nalingi yo ". © Dena Mwana
Today I proclaim : " I love you ".
Akobima mbuma lisu lelo.
His eyes will pop out. (be surprised)
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
lóbí
the adjacent day, yesterday, tomorrow (depends on the context, e.g. the verb in future or past tense
or in combination with eleki or ekoya)
the past, the future

lobilobi
the day before yesterday, the day after tomorrow
soon
batela lobi na yo !
batela lobi na yo !
© pvh (Letitia Nkanza Kalawuma)
lelo te, lobi te, un jour ?
lelo te, lobi te, un jour ?
© pvh (Letitia Nkanza Kalawuma)
lobi eleki, lelo, lobi !
lobi eleki, lelo, lobi !
© bbc.com
see also : ndéle
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item 19 examples (bandakisa zómi na libwá) ...
Werra akobeta lobi
Werra plays tomorrow
Benga ngai lobi.
Call me tomorrow.
nakei kolala! Lobi okosala nini na pokwa ?
I'm going to sleep ! What will you do tomorrow evening ?
Lelo ezali mokolo ya suka. Lobi ezalaki mokolo ya liboso.
Today is the last day. Yesterday was the first day.
ozalaki wapi lobi na butu ?
Where were you last night ?
Lelo ya yo, lobi ya moninga. Proverb/expression (don't translate litteraly)
Today is for you, tomorrow for your neighbour.
bakolongola ngai lino lobi
They will remove my thooth tomorrow.
nakendaki feti lobi. batu bazalaki ebele.
I went to the party yesterday. There were a lot of people.
lobi nakobanda na tongo
Tomorrow I will start in the morning.
kobela te po lobi tokobina
Don't be sick because tomorrow we will dance.
nakobenga yo lobi na pokwa
I will call you tomorrow evening.
maman na ye, bakokunda ye lobi
His mother, they'll bury her tomorrow.
Lobi kelasi ezali te.
Tomorrow there's no school.
tozali awa tii lobi.
We are here untill tomorrow.
Akoya lelo lisusu te. Akoya kaka lobi.
She will not come anymore today. She will just come tomorrow.
Bolimbisi pona lobi. Tshombo esilaki moto
Sorry for yesterday. My phone ran out of charge.
mayele ezalaka pe kokanisa lobi ya bana.
It's also smart to think about the future of the children.
lobi toliaki bongo ya makako
Yesterday we ate monkey brain.
batela lobi na yo
take care of your future
mbúla, pl. bambula (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
mvula, pl. bamvula (class 1a/2 : - / ba-)
mbúla, pl. bambula (class 1a/2 : - / ba-) (informal plural)
Rain, year

vagina, in some places "mbula" also means "vagina", in this case it is better to use "mvula" to talk about the rain.
see also : mbúla, mobú, mbúla, mvula
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item 19 examples (bandakisa zómi na libwá) ...
Mbula ebeti. Mbula ezobeta.
It rains. It's raining.
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.
ozali na mibu boni ? Ozali na mbula boni? Obotamaki mobu nini?
How old are you ? (How many years do you have ?)
Nakozonga bambula nyonso.
I'll come/go back every year.
Mbula na ngai ezali zomi na mwambe.
My age is 18.
Tobimisaki disque mbula eleki.
We issued a record last year.
butu elamu. pokwa elamu. mbotama elamu. mbula elamu.
good night. Good evening. Happy birthday. happy (new)year.
mbula ememi biloko ya ndaku
The rain has carried away the things of the house
longa 1500$ ya kelasi to pe mbula mobimba ya miliki NIDO.
Win 1500$ for school or a whole year of NIDO milk.
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.
tango ya bambula
rain season
mbula ekobeta lelo te. kobanga te.
It's not gonna rain today. Don't be afraid.
mikolo oyo mbula ezobeta makasi.
These days it's raining hard.
aza nanu mwana muke. azomela likaya na mbula na ye.
He's still a small kid. He smokes sigarets at his age.
nazolinga kobima kasi mvula ezobeta makasi.
I want to go out but it's raining hard.
mbula ezobeta lisusu.
It's raining again.
Mbula oyo tokosiba na masoko. Libolo ekomi mayi mayi.
warning - sensible content
nioso epoli na mvula.
everything is soaked by rain
bacables ya courant ezotokatoka awa na sima ya mvula
the electricity cables cook here after a rain
other words with the tag 'sex' : bokáli, bolúmbú, ekóbo, esóngó, kindumba, libéle, liboló, likata, mbúla, ngondo, kosiba, kolála, búnya, mvula, sóka, mbúla, momboto, goró, mpówa, bopo, mongondo, mimbebo, nsóka, liliká
mobú, pl. mibu (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)
year, age
duration, period
see also : mbúla
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item 1 example (ndakisa mókó) ...
ozali na mibu boni ? Ozali na mbula boni? Obotamaki mobu nini?
How old are you ? (How many years do you have ?)
mokolo, pl. mikolo (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)
mukolo, pl. mikolo (class 3/4 : mo- (mu-) / mi- : objects)Kinshasa version
day
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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.
moyi
mói
sun, day (not night) sun, daylight, day
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olali pongi ya moyi
you've slept a daysleep (you have done your nap)
nabundi butu na moyi.
I fought night and day
Lata ekoti, moyi ezali makasi
Wear a cap, the sun shines hard.
Ozali kitoko lokola moyi ya ntongo.
You are beautiful like the sun in the morning.
Moyi ezali mpe monzoto.
The sun is also a star.
lelo moyi eza te. Tokobima ndenge nini ?
Today there's no sun. How are we going to go out.
ngonga, pl. bangonga (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
bell, time, hour hour bell ringer
see also : er, mongonga, tango
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item 3 examples (bandakisa mísáto) ...
Ngonga nini okokende na musala. ngonga ya zomi na mwambe.
What time will you go yo work ? 6 (18) o'clock.
oza kosala nini libanda na ngonga oyo ?
What are you doing outside at this hour ?
nalekisaki ngonga moko.
Il et one hour pass.
mpókwa, pl. bampokwa (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))sonorous consonant
pókwa
pokua
evening
twilight
...
...
src : google images
see also : butú
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item 7 examples (bandakisa nsambo) ...
nakei kolala! Lobi okosala nini na pokwa ?
I'm going to sleep ! What will you do tomorrow evening ?
butu elamu. pokwa elamu. mbotama elamu. mbula elamu.
good night. Good evening. Happy birthday. happy (new)year.
ngai mpe nalingi nabima na pokwa
Me too I want to go out tonight
naza na esengo makasi pamba te nakobima na baninga na ngai na pokwa ya lelo
I'm very glad because I will go out with my friends tonight.
nakobenga yo lobi na pokwa
I will call you tomorrow evening.
Nakosolola na yo na pokwa.
I will talk with you in the evening.
na pokwa tokolia makayabo
In the evening we will eat salty fish.
sanza, pl. basanza (class 1a/2 : - / ba-)
sánzá, pl. basanza (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)
moon, month

context : girls stuff
menstruation
sanza
sanza
© wikipedia
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azali na zemi ? basanza boni ?
Is she pregnant ? How many months ?
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.
masoko solo ya fumbwa epola banda sanza moko
buttocks that smell like fumbwa that is rotten since a month
tokosenga epayi ya Nzambe abatela biso ti na suka ya sanza.
We will ask God that he may protect us till the end of the month.
aza na zemi ya sanza misatu
She's three months pregnant.
nazokende na Kinshasa pona sanza mibale
I'm going to Kinshasa for two months.
tango
tanguKinshasa version
ntángo, pl. bantango (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))sonorous consonant
time, moment
when...


context : grammar
time of verb
see also : ngonga
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item 21 examples (bandakisa ntúkú míbalé na mókó) ...
Soki insekte neti nzinzi, ngungi to nzoyi esui yo, tina ya kobanga ezali te.
When an insect like a fly, a mosquito or a bee stings you, there's no reason to be afraid.
na poto tango ya malili ebengami hiver
In Europe the cold time is called 'hiver' (winter)
ntango mosusu / mikolo misusu
sometimes (another time / different days )
ntango mosusu boninga elekaka bondeko
Sometimes friendship surpasses the family bond
tango mosusu
maybe
tango ya bambula
rain season
bayebaka moninga malamu na tango ya pasi.
One knows a good friend in bad times.
awa nde nazalaki kofanda tango nazalali mwana muke
It's here that I lived when I was a little child
soki loboko eyebaka pasi oyo lutu emonaka na tango ya kobalusa biloko
If the hand knew how the spoon suffers when stirring the food...
kobosana ngai te tango okozala na mbongo
Don't forget me when you'll have money.
naza kosala makambo ebele tango moko.
I'm doing a lot of things at the same time.
nakokende kofanda epayi na ye tango nakozala na Amerika.
I will go live with her when I'll be in America.
Tango naza kosala mosala nalingaka moto atungisa ngai te.
When I'm working, I don't like someone disturbing me.
Obetaki mukinza tango olalaki
You farted when you were sleeping.
tango akitaka, akitaka na nkembo, abongolaka nioso, apesaka makasi, asekwisaka nioso. © Moïse Mbiye - Tango na Ye
When He descends, He descends in glory, He changes everything, He gives power, He resurrects everything.
mbote ! ntango molai ! sango nini ?
Hi ! Long time ! What news?
ntango wana, tolyaka kaka madesu na mayi
at that time (in those days), we only ate beans with water.
ntango nini ?
what time ? when ?
Bis oyo ekolongwa ntango nini ?
What time does that bus leave ?
bomoyi ebandaka ntango liki ya mama ekutani na momboto ya tata.
Life begins when the egg of the mother meets with the sperm of the father.
ntango bazalaki koyemba, bazalaki kosepela
When they sang, they enjoyed themselves
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 'grammar' : boíké, ekangele, ekango, etsiselaka, kelási, likonzámí, molelisi, mobimbi, tango, nkómbó, boyíké, libakemi, moleli, ndaká, elíngami, likelelo, ebakiseli, nkóndó, ekáti, zambí, likitana
mpóso, pl. bamposo (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))sonorous consonant
póso, pl. baposo (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)
week
(mokolo ya) mpóso : Saturday
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nafandaki na ndaku poso mobimba
I stayed at home all week
Poso eleki, poso ekoya
last week, next week (just)
poso ekoya mokolo moko eza nakosala te.
Next week, there's a day that I don't work.
ndéle
(in the past) the day before yesterday
(in the future) late, the day after tomorrow

as late as possible
always, continuance, eternity

see also : lóbí
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Ata ndele
no matter what, sooner or later, eventually
Ata ndele, mokili ekobaluka
whatever happens, the earth will spin
nzángá, pl. banzanga (class 9/10 (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural invariable from context (or informal/modern ba-))
noon, midday
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sima ya nzángá
afternoon
ezali esengo na ngai po na komona moko na moko na bino na liyangani oyo na sima ya nzanga.
It a pleasure for me to see everyone of you in this afternoon cult.
tozalaki awa epai na nga na Valentine na Rachel. Bakomaki lelo na nzanga.
We were here at my place with Valentine and Rachel. They had arrived today at noon.
manáka
calendar
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er, pl. baer (class 1a/2 : - / ba-)
hour
see also : ngonga
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soki okobima sikoyo te, er moko nakoleka na palais.
If you're not going out now, I will pass at the house in an hour.
tozali er nini ?
What time is it ?
other words with the tag 'loan word: french' : aliméti, avió, balé, biló, biríki, bisikíti, butó, bwáto, buzí, dalapó, kwíti, lángi, piké, piné, sodá, sukali, maládi, tiké, avoká, soséti, búlé, kodamer, kotoker, dilekitele, fétí, kamaladi, kaminio, lapolo, lífelo, soméle, pantalo, somisi, moyen, melesi, semísi, mopao, courant, tur, biró, er, pantalon, sucré, botine, ke, avyó, îfó, kurá, maséle, kompaní, kaminyó, kamyó, veló, boáto, danzer, petite, jus
kombo, pl. bakombo (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)
mokolo wa kombo : saturday
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yulí
July ( sanza ya nsambo )
tags :
yuní, pl. bayuni (class 9a/10a (2) : - / - (ba-) : plural from context (or informal/modern ba-), not with n-/m-)
June ( sanza ya motoba )
tags :
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