Bambara 101

Can I look at the menu, please?
N be se ka menu laje wa, sa?

Can I look in the kitchen?
N be se ka gwa laje wa?

I'm a vegetarian.
n te sogo dun

I don't eat pork.
n te lesogo dun

I don't eat beef.
n te misisogo dun

Can you make it "lite", please? ( less oil/butter/lard )
aw kana tulu caman k'a la [don't put a lot of oil on it]

breakfast
daraka

lunch
tilela fana, tilerɔ

supper
sula fana, surɔfana

I want _____.
ne bε _____ fε

I want a dish containing _____.
N be dumuni min fe, ____ b'o la.

chicken
shεsogo

beef
mishisogo

fish
jègè

ham
lesogo

soda
buasan

cheese
fromagi

eggs
shεfan

salad, lettuce
salati

(fresh) vegetable
nako fen (garden things)

(fresh) fruit
yiri den (tree children)

bread
buru, nbuuru

noodles
macaroni (yes, just like english, but applies to nearly all pasta)

rice
malo (uncooked), kini (cooked)

mais
kaba

orange
lemru-ba, lenburuba

lemon, lime
lenburu

pineapple
jabibi

banana
namasa

plantain
baranda, loko

guava
buyaki

papaya
manje

peanut
tiga

beans
sho

May I have a bottle of _____?
... galama ...

coffee
kafe, kafe-ji

tea ( drink )
te

_____ juice
____ ji

(bubbly) water

water
ji

milk
nɔnɔ

beer
bieri

alcohol
dolo

May I have some _____?
ne be se ka ____ soro wa?

salt
kɔkɔ

Excuse me, waiter? ( getting attention of server )
terike!

I'm finished.
n fara (I'm full)

It was delicious.
a djarra, aw ni gwa

Please clear the plates.
aw ka assiettiw ta.

The check, please.
aw ka na ni addition ye.