Lets count in Lingala

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xuma

Village Elder
#1
Basic numerals

one.........Moko
Two........Mibale
Three......Misato or Misatu
Four........Mine
Five..........Mitano or Mitanu
Six.............Motoba
Seven.........Nsambo
Eight..........Mwambe or Mwambi
Nine...........Libwa
Ten..............Zomi
Eleven..........Zomi na moko(yaaani one plus ten)
Twelve..........Zomi na mibale(two plus ten) and the sequence goes on like that till..
Twenty.........Ntuku Mibale( not Zomi Zomi)
Twenty one......Ntuku na mibale na moko
Thirty.........Ntuku Misato
Forty...........Ntuku na mine...and the sequence goes on in that format till,
One Hundred....Nkama or Monkama or Mokama
Five hundred.....Nkama Mitano
One thousand......Nkoto
Five thousand......Nkoto Mitano etcetera etcetera etcetera.
 

Web Dev

Village Elder
#5
Basic numerals

one.........Moko
Two........Mibale
Three......Misato or Misatu
Four........Mine
Five..........Mitano or Mitanu
Six.............Motoba
Seven.........Nsambo
Eight..........Mwambe or Mwambi
Nine...........Libwa
Ten..............Zomi
Eleven..........Zomi na moko(yaaani one plus ten)
Twelve..........Zomi na mibale(two plus ten) and the sequence goes on like that till..
Twenty.........Ntuku Mibale( not Zomi Zomi)
Twenty one......Ntuku na mibale na moko
Thirty.........Ntuku Misato
Forty...........Ntuku na mine...and the sequence goes on in that format till,
One Hundred....Nkama or Monkama or Mokama
Five hundred.....Nkama Mitano
One thousand......Nkoto
Five thousand......Nkoto Mitano etcetera etcetera etcetera.
Tupatie hekaya lesson ikuwe asubuhi
 

Mkufuu

Village Elder
#6
yea moko! literary means you are the one... can be loosely translated to mean "you are da man!"

yekoye lingala
 

xuma

Village Elder
#15
@ol monk It should be 'Bana ba Africa' yaani 'watoto wa afrika'
'Africa Mobimba' yaani 'Afrika Kubwa'....Mobimba means 'big'.
'Bakolenga' this comes from the word 'Kolenga' meaning 'to arrange or organise' so Bakolenga
may mean 'organisers,arrangers' or 'wamepanga' yaani 'they have arranged or organised.
'Pasuka Nyama'...Pasuka means 'to be worn out' and 'Nyama' means 'animal meat' so it means
Worn out meat.
 
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