Bambara 101

Do you have this in my size?
Do you have this in my size?

How much is this?
Nin ye joli ye?

That's too expensive.
abadika, A ka cha. Do bo a la [cheaper please]

Would you take _____?
Would you take _____?

expensive
ka galan (literally - too heavy)

cheap
ma galan (literally - not heavy)

I can't afford it.
wardi ne be n'bolo. (literally - the money is not in my hand)

I don't want it.
N t'a fe. [note: once you have made an offer you are obligated to purchase]

You're cheating me.
Namara ka cha.

I'm not interested.
I'm not interested. (..)

OK, I'll take it.
Ayiwa, n be fe k'a san.

Can I have a bag?
mahnah be wa? (literally - do you have plastic)

Do you ship (overseas)?
Do you ship (overseas)?

I need...

...toothpaste.
...pahtay de dent. (French)

...a toothbrush.
...brassay de dent (French)

...tampons.
...tampons.

...soap.
...safine.

...shampoo.
...shampoo.

...pain reliever. ( e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen )
...Kungaloo Keesay. (literally head-seed)or Kungaloo furu

...cold medicine.
...moora fooroo.

...stomach medicine.
...kono baara fooroo.

...a razor.
...lamu. (French)

...an umbrella.
...para pluie. (French)

...sunblock lotion.
...sunblock lotion.

...postage stamps.
...tambaru. (French)

...batteries.
...pilew.

...writing paper.
...papieri ka seben.

...a pen.
...biki.

...English-language books.
...anglakan livuru.

...English-language magazines.
...English-language magazines.

...an English-language newspaper.
...an English-language newspaper.

...an English-English dictionary.
...anglikan dickshow.