PASS AND PERFECT TENSES:
N chagya. > I have gone.
A chagya. > You have gone.
O chagya. > He/ she has gone.
Di chagya. >it has gone
Ti chagya. > We have gone.
Yi chagya. > You have gone (plural).
Be chagya > they have gone.
Ti bohimya > we have learned.
Be bohimya. >the have learned.
Isabella di chag Tamale asiba maa.. > Isabella went to Tamale in the morning.
Isabella di bi chag Tamale asiba maa. > Isabella didn’t go to Tamale this morning.
O di bohi nyuli. > He ask of my name.
Ti bohammi ka di wum ti. > We studied and became tired.
Non-Future Past and Present:
O chagya. > He has gone.
O chagya zugo > he went today.
Di barigiya. > It has lost.
Di barigiya asiba la. > It lost this morning.
Farouk yuuya. > Farouk has kept long.
Be yuuya pam wuntag maa ni. > They kept long in this afternoon.
Paga maa kpeya. > The woman has entered.
N naaiya pumpogo > I have now finished.
O bohiya. > He/ she has asked.
Farouk di sabiya. > Farouk has written.
PROGRESSIVE TENSE: (Verbs + Objectives):
N dirila sakoro. > am eating Fufu.
A dirila sakoro. > You are eating Fufu.
O dirila sakoro. > He/ she is eating fufu.
Ti dirila Banku. > We are eating Banku.
Yi dirila Banku. > You are eating Banku.
Be dirila sagam. > They are eating TZ.
PROGRESSIVE TENSE: (Verb without Object):
N dirimi. > I’ m eating.
N dirila sagam. > am eating TZ.
A dirila koru. > You are eating Banana.
O dirila shiri. > She’s eating honey.
Ti dirila sagam. > We are eating TZ.
Yi dirila Pizza. > You are eating Pizza.
Be dirila Salad. > They are eating Salad.
NOTE: the word used for drinking soup is not nyu but piebbu. Practice the use of both words. Example:
Alice nyurila leemu. . Alice is drinking orange.
O pirbrila zeri. > She is eating/ drinking soup.
Mba pirbri zeri pam. > My father eats/ drinks a lot of soup.
Singular Plural Means.
Zeea ziehi Red.
Bluu bluuu’ Blue.
Bankom bankoma Green.
Dozim dozima Yellow.
Sabinli sablar Black.
Pielli pielar White.
Noo maa nyela no zeea. > the hen is a red one.
Liiga maa sabigimi. > The shirt is black.
Loorima nyela loori bluuu’. > The car is blue.
Di mohimi ka dozim. > It is yellowish.
Pensile maa nyela zag zeea. > the pencil is red.
O nanda maa nyela zag’ dozim. > His sandals is red.
Titali titaga/ Kara >Big
Bila bihi/ bihibihi > small
Pora porapora > is another name for small.
Waga wagala > tall
Jia jihi > short
Bara baribara > fat
Viela vieliviela > beautiful
Biegau bieri > ugly
Kpema kpemkpema > hard etc
You could also say: Titali/ karili (Big), waganli (Tall), jia (short), viela (beautiful), biegau (ugly), kpema (hard), bila/ biela, pora (small) etc.
Buku titali mbogo. > This is a bi book.
Paga titali la mbogo. > This is the fat woman.
Teebuli bila mbala. > That’s a small table.
Liiga bila mbala. > This is a small shirt.
A mali bibila? > do you have a small child?
Teebuli bila maa viela. > The small table looks nice
Buku maa pora. > The book is small.
Wahu maa bara. > The horse is big.
Paga maa bara. > The woman is fat.
Tee maa waga. > The tree is tall.
Isabella viela. > Isabella is beautiful.
Farouk bie’ > Farouk is ugly.
Isabella kpem’ ma. > Isabella is older than me.
Size, Height, Length, Distance:
Buku titali maa do song maa zugu. > The big book is on the mat.
Leemi bihi be baaji maa ni. > There are small oranges in the bag.
Doo maa waga. > The man is tall.
Niriba maa baribari pam. > The people are very fat.
Tamale soli waga. > The road to tamale is far.
- Di mohimi ka dozim.
- Pensile maa nyela zag zeea.
- nanda maa nyela zag’ dozim.
- Doo maa waga.
- Niriba maa baribari pam.
- Tamale soli waga.
- N chagya.
- A chagya.
- Di chagya.
- Ti chagya.
- Yi chagya.
ANSWERS PROVIDERED BY ISABELLA:
· Di mohimi ka dozim – It is yellowish.
· Pensile maa nyela zag zeea- The pencil is red.
· nanda maa nyela zag’ dozim – The sandals are red.
· Doo maa waga- The man is tall.
· Niriba maa baribari pam – People are very fat.
· Tamale soli waga – The road to Tamale is far.
· N chagya – I have gone.
· A chagya – You have gone.
· chagya- gone
· Di chagya- It has gone.
· Ti chagya- We have gone.
· Yi chagya- You (plural) have gone.
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