Bambara 101

Bus and Train

How much is a ticket to _____?
Ka taa ____ ye joli ye?

One ticket to _____, please.
Billetti kelen ka taa ____.

Where does this train/bus go?
Mobili / train nin be taa min?

Where is the train/bus to _____?
Mobili / train min be taa _____ be soro min?

Does this train/bus stop in _____?
Mobili /train nin be jo _____ wa?

When does the train/bus for _____ leave?
Mobili / train min be taa _____ waati jumen?

When will this train/bus arrive in _____?
Mobili / train nin be se _____ waati jumen?

Directions

How do I get to _____ ?
____ be soro fan jumen fe?

...the train station?
gare de train

...the bus station?
autogare

...the airport?
aeroport

...downtown?
dugukono

...the youth hostel?
siyoro / hotel

...the _____ hotel?
siyoro / hotel

...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate?
Ameriki / Canadien / Australien / Anglezi ambassade / jamanasigiyoro

Where are there a lot of...
_____ caman be soro min?

...hotels?
hotel

...restaurants?
dumuniyorow

...bars?
dolominyorow

...sites to see?

Can you show me on the map?
I be se ka yira n na carti la wa?

street
sira

Turn left.
kaa fara numanbolo fe

Turn right.
kaa fara kinibolo fe

left
numanbolo (nose hand)

right
kinibolo (rice hand)

straight ahead
nyefe

towards the _____
_____ fan fe

past the _____
_____ ko

before the _____
_____ nye

Watch for the _____.
_____ nyini

intersection

north
saheli / kokodugu fe (sahel / salt land way)

south
worodugu fe (kola land way)

east
seli fe (prayer way)

west
tilebin fe (sunset way)

uphill
san fe

downhill
duguma fe

Taxi

Taxi!
Taxi!

Take me to _____, please.
N b'a fe ka taa _____ (la).

How much does it cost to get to _____?
Ka taa _____ (la) ye joli ye?

Take me there, please.
An ka taa yen.