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Basic Dar Dadjo Survival Phrases

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The emphasis of this lesson is the Dadjo of Dar Sila, spoken around Goz Beïda, in the Salamat, but can also be used among the Dadjo of Dar Dadjo, around Mongo, in the Guéra.

kidikanang afiningge – good morning (the answer is the same)

kibarra afiningge good evening (the answer is the same)

'ungge nawun – give me water

*bo sere siya – come eat boule (millet paste)

orik – come here

*bo adjub tining – come here

*bo eda djubutuma – go tell him

nukudjub tinging *bo djubanda – come here I want to tell you what he said

ugun, bidak, kodos, tishe, muduk, ara*l, fattindi, koohanda, bistanda, asin – the numbers from one to ten

asin ta ugun – eleven

asin ta bidak – twelve

asingi bidak – twenty

asingi bidak ta ugun – twenty one

asingi kodos – thirty

miye – one hundred

miye asin ta ugun – one hundred eleven

The following list emphasizes the Dar Dadjo phrases from Mongo in the Guéra Department (Province), as spoken around the village of Mongo.  The majority of these phrases may also be used among the Dadjo of Dar Sila, around Goz Beïda in the Salamat.

surnyinga afé? – Are you doing well? (How are you doing?)

parig afé! - Yes, I am doing well! (Response to "How are you")

angi angala? - What is your name?

anga Mahmoud-i. - My name is Mahmoud.

doktor alma? - Where is the doctor?

labtan alla? - Where is the hospital?

ni undé bétchira? - Where do you come from?

na wing dawné - Give me some medicine.

dawna zénaringé? - How much does this medicine cost?

djané? - Why?

séré sa logé - millet paste ("boule") and sauce

djalki barkiné - Thank you

mawl adjrai ningé, umhm - Response to "Thank you"



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