Wolof/Mandinka Dictionary: What’s the time?

Asking the time

WOLLOF

Lan la waxtu wi def?

Lan la sa waxtu wi def?

Am nga waxtu?

Ñaata nga am waxtu?



ENGLISH

What is the time?

What time do you have?

Have you got the time?

What is your time?

MANDINKA

Waati jumaa le bey taama kang?

Waati jumaa le bey i’bulu?

Waato bey i’bulu le bang?

Ye mune soto waato to?



ENGLISH

What is the time?

What time do you have?

Have you got the time?

What is your time?

Telling the time

WOLLOF

Waxtu wa ngi def…

Suma waxtu wa ngi def…

Waaw, am naa waxtu…

Ma ngi am waxtu…

Juróom benni waxtu mo tégga.

Ñetti paase na ñaar fukki minut.

Juróom ñetti waxtu des na juróom ñetti minut.

Benna waxtu paase na Fanwéeri minute. OR Ñaari waxtu des na fanwéeri minute.



ENGLISH

The time is….

My time is…

Yes, I have time…

My time is…

It’s six o’clock.

Twenty minutes past three.

Eight minutes to eight.

Half past one.

MANDINKA

Waato beh...

N’na waato beh...

Haa, waato beh n’bulu le.

Talang wooro le kuma ta.

Talang saba tambi ta miniiti muwang.

Talang seiy dasa ta miniiti seiy.

Talang kiling ning talaa.



ENGLISH

The time is….

My time is…

Yes, I have time…

It’s six o’clock.

Twenty minutes past three.

Eight minutes to eight.

Half past one.

A.M. and P.M.

WOLLOF

Ñaari waxtu ci subba.

Juróomi waxtu ci ngoon.

Fukki waxtu ak benna ci gudi.



ENGLISH

Two o’clock in the morning.

Five o’clock in the evening.

Eleven o’clock at night.

WOLLOF

Talang fula tili-buloo.

Talang luulu wulaaro.

Suuto Talang tang ning kiling.



ENGLISH

Two o’clock in the morning.

Five o’clock in the evening.

Eleven o’clock at night.

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