Zarma [synonym] (origin) {other spelling}:

English [remark] (word type; nr of lesson)

fa [untranslatable, used to intensify expression; example: Haggoy fa! = Be careful!, Watch out!] (adverb; 18)

faba to save, to come to rescue of, to come to the aid of
(verb; 11p)

faberu (F) February [Zarma normally use Muslim, lunar, calendar instead of Roman calendar] (noun; grammar/time)

fafe, fafo breast [pc,sb] (noun; 10)

faham #: to understand, to comprehend [usually put “nda” before the object which follow the verb] (verb; 4p)

fahamandi [fahamendi] to explain, to make someone understand (verb)
fahamandi, fahamando that what makes it possible to understand (noun)

fahamey [fahami] understanding (noun)
fahami, fahamo [fahamey] understanding (noun)

fahamko, fahamkwa a person who understands well and quickly (noun)

fahamyan, fahamyaŋo [fahamyoŋ, /o] capacity to understand (noun)

faka to put on [as a man throws his robe about him]
(verb; 11p)

fakara conversation, visit [high tone] (noun; 10p);
to converse, to visit [high tone] (verb; 10p)

fala easy; by extension: cheap, not expensive (adjective; 8p)

falaη (Songhai-Kaado) [fanaη, simberko] go / cawl on all fours (verb);
falaηkow, falaηkowa (Songhai-Kaado) [fananko] he/she/the one who goes on all fours; disabled / handicapped / incapacitated person

falawa aluminium; any shiny metal (noun; 23p)

fanaη [falaη] go / cawl on all fours (verb)

fananko, fanankwa [falaηkow, simberko] he/she/the one who goes on all fours; disabled / handicapped / incapacitated person

fandu, fando round flat mat [for sifting, bowl lid or fan]
(noun; 24p)

fansi to dig (verb; 23p)

fansiko, fansikwa [dey fansiko]: digger of wells (noun; 6, 11)

far to farm (verb; 8)

fareje {fareeje} stick, block, brick (noun; 16)
saafun fareje: stick, block of soap

farga to be tired, to be fatigued [low tone] (verb; 19p);
fatigue, tiredness [tone from low to high] (noun; 19p)

farhan, farhan {farahã} joy, cheerfulness [tone from high to low] (noun; 13p)
[te farhan] {farahã} to rejoice; to be happy, to be joyful [tone from high to low] (verb; 13p)
farhandi {farahandi; farahendi} to make cheerful; to bring joy (verb)

{farahante} cheerful, jolly (adjective)
farhanto, farhanta {farahanto, farahanta} person who is cheerful (noun)

fari, faro cultivated field, farm (noun; 6p)

fari-koy, fari-koyo owner of a field or farm (noun; 11p)

farkay, farka {farkey, /a} donkey [high tone ; domestic animal (noun; 1p, 5 list)

farmi science or occupation of farming (noun; 23)

farsi to divide, to make into equal parts (verb; 24p)

farsimi, farsimo fraction, part, half, portion of a division
(noun; 24p)

farta see fatta

fata underarm, wing (noun; 10, 20p)

fatama (chicken) louse (noun)

fatkoy, fatkoyo [curo] wing owner, bird (noun; 13)

fatta {farta} to go out, to exit, to leave; to come out; to germ, to germinate (verb, 5p, 11);
fatta (laabo) ra: to go out of [the country] (verb; 5p)

fattandi to make to leave, to make to go out (verb, 7)

fawa to butcher, to dress a carcass for sale (verb; 11p)

fawako, fawakwa butcher (noun; 11)

fay {fey} to divide, to separate, to divorce, to split up; to distribute (verb; 11p);
fay-fay {fey-fey} to divide in a number of parts (verb);
fay nda {fey nda, fenda} to leave alone, to separate oneself from, to drop, to let go of, to get away from (verb; 22)

fayandi {feyendi} to pronounce a divorce (verb)

fayanto, fayanta {feyanto, /a} divided, separated, divorced (adjective)

fayko, faykwa {feyko, feykowa} person who separates, who sows discord (noun)

fayyan, fayyaŋo {feyyoŋ, /o} action of dividing, separation, divorcing (noun)

feji, fejo sheep [singular; domestic animal] (noun; 4p, 5 list);
feji garu: ram (noun; 5)
feji ham: mutton (meat of sheep) (noun; 15)
feji nya: ewe [has given birth] (noun; 5)
feji way: ewe [has not given birth] (noun; 5)

feema {feeme, feema} oven; altar for incense (noun)
feema kangay, feema kangayo: oven stone (noun)

fenetar, fenetaro (F): window (noun; 6p)

fereje, ferejo brick (noun; 12p)

feri {feeri} untie, open, uncover (verb; grammar)

filana a certain, so and so, such and such (noun; 24p)

firssa cobra [reptile] (noun; 5 list)

fisi to scratch around in [high tone] (verb; 24p);
fisi, fiso
garbage, sweepings, refuse [high tone] (noun; 24p)

fiti to open (verb; 10p)

fitifita duck (shoveler / garganey / chestnut-bellied sand grouse) [bird] (noun; 5 list)

fitila lantern, lamp (noun; 19p)

fo [ho]: to greet [short vowel]; to hunt [game; long vowel]
(verb; 2p, 13p);
fo [afo]: one [1] [high tone; in combination with noun] (cardinal number; 3)

fobu, fobo clay water pot (noun; 10p)

fofo hello, thanks, greetings (adverb; 2p)

follon only one (adverb; 18);
banda follon:
levelled out, even (adverb; 18)

folo, fola hag, purse, sack (noun; 19p)

fonda [see also fondo] greeting with [used in greetings, derived from "fo nda"] (interjection; 7)

fondey Coke's hartbeest [mammal] (noun; 5 list)

fondo, fonda road, way [like French “chemin”], path
(noun; 5p, 9p);
fu fondo:
a way home, home road (noun; 5p)

fongu #: to remember, to reflect (verb; 26p)

foono kirey monkey [mammal] (noun; 5 list)

foono bi baboon [mammal] (noun; 5 list)

foono kirey patas monkey [mammal] (noun; 5 list)

foor-guuri, foor-guuro [foor-ize, ~-izo] testicle
(noun; 10)

foori, fooro (?) [gaani]: feast, celebration; game; dance (noun)
foori batama: location of feast; playground
foori batama dooni: song of location of feast

foori-ize, foori-izo [foor-guuri, foor-guuro] testicle (noun; 10)

fooru, fuuro scrotum [tone: low-low] (noun; 10)

fooru {foru} to feast; to play; to dance [tone: high-low]
(verb; 17p); to skin (an animal) [tone: high-high] (verb)

fotoforo carp species (Cyprinidae) [fish] (noun; 5 list)

fottu bitter (adjective; 18);
slightly bitter (adjective; 18)

foy to spent, to pass the daytime [high tone]; to pass the middle of the day  [low tone] (verb; 2p, 7p);
foy, foyo
sauce, gravy to go on dish [tone from low to high]
(noun; 16p)

foyan [hoyan]: hunting (noun; 13p)

foyyan state of being during the day (noun; 7p)

Franse French (adjective; 6)

Fransi boro Frenchman / Frenchwoman (noun; 6)

fu, fuwo [hu] house, home (noun; 1p);
fu borey: members of one's immediate family (noun; 26p);
fu fondo: a way home, home road (noun; 5p)

fufule, fufula humidity, heat; hot weather (noun; 13p)

fukoy, fukoyo home-owner, proprietor; head of a house
(noun; 11)

fula hat, beret [not straw hat] (noun; 11p)

fulanzam to rest, to breathe, to take a vacation, to breathe in [low tone] (verb; 13p);
fulanzam eleventh month of lunar year [high tone] (noun;  25p)

fullu, fullo anus (noun; 10)

fumbu to rot, to stink, to smell badly (verb; 16, 21)

fun to come from; to come of something [tone from low to high]; to make a vehicle go, to drive, to row [a boat] [tone from high to low] (verb; 5p, 18p)
fun gaa ga kaη: to fall from - handariyayzey ga fun beena gaa ka kaŋ: the stars shall fall from heaven

funa to live, to be alive [not to reside] (verb; 10p)

fundi [biya] breath of live, source of live (noun)

funsu to breath out, to blow out, to exhale (verb; 17p);
danji funsu: to fight a fire;
funsu ga
: to blow upon

furo: to enter, to go into (verb; 5p);
furo fuwo ra: to enter the house

furu to throw out, to throw away, to abandon, to discard, to abort, to toss (verb; 13p)

furu kange [boŋ dake]: cushion, pillow [literally: toss the knee] (noun; 24p)

futay {futey} anger (noun)

futel [watel] hotel (noun)

futu, futu, futo [*]: bad, mean, dangerous (adjective; 5p)

last updates: 25 maart 2012