Wolof/Mandinka Dictionary: Negative adjectives

It is always good to know some adjectives which will help you describe nouns. you will learn basic adjectives in the negative form which are used a lot.

In Wolof, the negative adjective is formed by adding ul to the end of the adjective. If the adjective ends with a then you drop the a and add ul. In Mandinka, the expressions such as A mang precedes the adjective.

WOLLOF

Lëndëmul.
Baxul.
Gaawul.
Parewul.
Tangul.
Sedul.
Rafetul.
Jéexul.
Woorrul.
Ñaawul.
Ñuulut.
Wéexul.
Pondéwul.
Téelul.
Jotul.

Refetuma .
Refetulo.
Refetul.

Añj bi tangul .
Rérr bi sedul.
Ndeki bi parawul.
Ndox bi Sedul.
Maalo bi baxul.



ENGLISH

It's not dark.
It's not good.
It's not fast..
It's not ready.
It's not hot.
It's not cold.
It's not nice/beautiful.
It's not finished.
It's not safe.
it's not ugly.
it's not black.
It's not white.
It's not dusty.
It's not early.
It's not time.

I am not beautiful .
You are not beautiful.
She/he is not beautiful/handsome

The lunch is not hot.
The dinner is not cold .
The breakfast is not ready.
The water is not cold.
The rice is not good.

In Mandinka comparative and superlative are the same, two or more adjectives are used to make the sentence understandable.

MANDINKA

A mang dibi.
A mang betiya.
A mang tariya.
A mang paré.
A mang Kandi.
A mang sumuya.
A mang ñiiñaa.
A mang bang.
A mang koi.
A mang mulun jaw yaa.
A mang fing.
A mang koi.
A mang kankang.
A mang Cii.

Kon tong o mang Kandi.
Si mang o mang sumuya.
Dasaamoo mang paré.
Jii o mang sumuya.
Maanoo nyi mang betiya.



ENGLISH

It's not dark.
It's not good.
It's not fast.
It's not ready.
It's not hot.
It's not cold.
It's not not nice/beautiful.
It's not finished.
It's not safe.
It's not ugly.
It's not black.
It's not White.
It's not dusty.
Its not time.

The lunch is not hot.
The dinner is not cold.
The breakfast is not ready.
The water is not cold.
The rice is not good.
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