Bambara 101

Hello (any time of day)
i ni ce

How are you? (Are you well?) ( to one person )
i ka kεnε wa?

How are you? (Are you well?) ( to more than one person )
Aw ka kεnε?

Fine, thank you.
kεnε, tɔɔrɔ te, ko tε, tana tε

What is your first name?
i tɔgɔ?

What is your last name?
i jamu?

My name is ______ .
ne tɔgɔ ___

Thank you.
i ni ce

You're welcome.
basi tε (literally 'no problem')

Yes.
awò

No.
ayi

Excuse me. ( getting attention / begging pardon )
(aw ye) hakε to!

I'm sorry.
a yafa n ma

Goodbye
k'an bεn

Goodbye ( informal )
n taara

I can't speak name of language [well].
N te se "name of language" la kosebe

I don't speak Bambara very well, but I understand a little
Ne tε se bamanankan na kosεbε, nka ne b'a men dɔɔnin dɔɔnin.

Do you speak English?
i bε angilekan men wa?

Is there someone here who speaks English?
Mogo'in do bε yan, o bε angilekan men?

Help!
N deme!

Look out!
I farati!

Good morning.
aw ni sɔgɔma (several persons around), i ni sɔgɔma (1 person)

Good afternoon
aw ni tile, i ni tile

Good evening.
aw ni wula, i ni wula

Good night.
aw ni su, i ni su

Good night ( to sleep )
ka su hεεrε

I don't understand.
n m'a faamu

Where is the toilet?
nyegan bε min wa?