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mbounmboṹʔ adv.in place of somethingMabwɛ mʋ́ alɩ, mboun bwɛ mʋ́ alɩ. Don't do it like that, instead do it like this.Masʋra okitikiti, mboun tsia diin. Don't shout, instead, be quiet.9.6.1.5.2Instead
mboyimbóyipl. ofoboyineck (nape of neck)
mbɔdɩ1mbɔ́dɪ́ From:Akanmmɔdɩnn.difficult effort; attempt; tryAtɔ ma abwɛlɛ tamɛ bɔ mbɔdɩ afʋ bwɛ mʋ́ wanklaan. Things are not easy to do but make the effort in order to do them well.Bɔ mbɔdɩ, afʋgyi ɩsɔkɩ amʋsʋ.Try and overcome the temptation.6.1.2.3.2Work hard9.4.2.1Cancomp.bɔ mbɔdɩtry
mbɔdɩ2mbɔdɪ́(H) n.porridgeBʋtɔpʋ agbodi bwɛ atogyihɛ tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ. Ɩkʋ aná gyi gari, konkonte pʋ́ agbodi mbɔdɩ. They take cassava and make many foods. Some of these are: gari, konkonte, and cassava porridge.Agbodi mbɔdɩ bʋ ɔdwɛ.Cassava porridge is sweet.Nahɔ kpoli pʋ́ agbodi mbɔdɩ ndewuli. I have bought fermented maize and cassava dough and I am stirring it.5.2.3.4Prepared food
mbrɛtɩmbrɛtɪ(H)n.boardNabɔbɔɩ ndum, sʋ mbʋ mbrɛtɩ tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ. I have split odum (logs) so I have many boards.Mbrɛtɩ tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ amʋ dɩn fʋ obusʋ amʋ laplɔ.Many boards that are on top of your building are rotten.6.6.3.2Wood6.5.3Building materials
mbumbupl. ofobu2building
mbuaɛmbuaɛ n.answer to a question/replyAlafɩtɛ fʋ asʋn, ha mʋ mbuaɛ. He has asked you a question, give him an answer.Mbuaɛ amʋ faha fʋ sɩ amʋ ma alɛ.The reply that you gave your father is not good.3.5.1.5.1Answer
mbusuombusuon.blasphemyBrɛa ɔlɔyɔ owie woyitɔ a, ɔlɔbɔ mbusuo.When he went to the chief's house, he blasphemed.Igyi mbusuo ánɩ́ ɔha obowu owie woyitɔ.It is blasphemy for someone to die in the chief's house.Ɔtsɩ amʋ lɔbwɛ mbusuo brɛa ɔlɛda owie amʋ oswe.The woman blasphemed when she slapped the chief.cfafɔdɩɛoffering; sacrifice4.9.9Irreligion8.3.7.1Badcomp.lɛ mbusuosacrifice
mbʋa1mbʊa(L)n.to commit adulterycfɔmadalɩadultery2.6.2.3Sexual immorality
mbʋa2mbʊ́an.to help or advise someone3.3.3.2Advise4.3.4.2Help
mbwɩmbʷɪpl. ofɔbwɩanimal
me-me-allo. var. ofmɛ-not
mée-mêː- allo. var. ofmɛ́ɛ-will not
meyin oyinph. v. ofmɛ-yin2oyinv.to be a virgin2.6.2.1Virginity
1 v.1to swallow somethingƆdɛlɔ. Sʋ mʋ sɩ yɔhɔ afa ha mʋ; ɔlɛ. He was sick, so his father bought him medicine and he swallowed it.Afa amʋ bʋ ɔkɩta sʋ mmɛtalɩ mɛ mʋ́.The medicine is bitter, therefore I can't swallow it.Fufu amʋ lɔpɔn dʋbɩ, mʋ́ sʋ anɩmɛ́ɛtalɩ gyi.The fufu is too soft, so we cannot eat it.cfɔmɛ 1throat5.2.2Eat2to sink out of sightcfmɩmsink7.2.4.2.3Dive7.2.4.2.1Boat
2mɛ́ɛq.1Where is?Nkɩ oyin amʋ mɛ? Where is the man?Nkɩ atɔ amʋ mɛ? Where are the things?9.2.3.4Question words2what about?Fʋ ka mɛ?Where is your wife? / How is your wife?9.2.3.4Question wordsder.amɛndɩwhich peopleɔmɛnkɛwhen?
mɛ- allo. varme-mo-mɔ-tam.pfxnegative; notNtɔ kebi amʋ dɛ bwɛ woyitɔ? Ɔdɛ tɔtɔɔtɔ bwɛ. What is the child doing at the house? He isn't doing anything.Mɩ kufa amʋ dɛdan. My sheep is not growing.9.4.6.1No, notcomp.mɔkʋnot yetph. v.meyin oyinbe a virgin
mɛɛmɛːadv.then8.4.5.2.1After