7.E. Exercises

Your are advised to print the tables with exercises and to fill in. The exercises form a separate page, therefore only the exercises will be printed.
You can check your answers using the Answer book.

Exercise 1 Translate into English: demonstratives
Zarma English
Kalam wohendi ga ku no, amma wone ga dunguriyo.  



Nda ni na fonda wohendi gana, ni ga koy ganjo ra.  



Boro way cindi ahakodin kan go no ga kaa yongo, Yantala borey no.  




Laabu koy fo na tira wo hantum iri se.  



Irikoy sabuyan ga bori; wodin n'A ga ba han kulu.  


Bor'o faro ga kayna; a go no g'afo ceci kan ga beri.  



Ay kayna na iri ce za a go yongo, isa me ga.  



Ni gonda kalam wala hay fo kan ga goy wo te, wala?  




Exercise 2 Translate into English: intransitive verbs
Zarma English
Ay baba koy Niamey.  


A kalamo ga bori.  


Iri baba kani.  


A jirbi cino ra.  


I ga koy ganjo ra wiciri.  


Ay bere no.  


Iri do, cawyan fu kayna go no.  


Bi fo a kaa iri do.  


Ay kayna koy isa.  


Nd'ay koy ay bere do koyne, ay ga zumbu a ga jirbi ahaku wala jirbi way.  




Exercise 3 Translate into English: transitive verbs
Zarma English
Iri arme di ni fuwo.  


A di haw fo mo.  


A n'a day; a kond'a fu.  


A kaa iri do; a kande hay fo kan a du nga kwaara.  


Nyaŋo go ga goy fo te kan izo ga wan'a.  


Kayno ga kand'i se hari kan ga haŋ.  


Ni ga wani Zarma cawyan, wala?  



Exercise 4 Translate into Zarma: relative & demonstrative
English Zarma
My father brought this book.  


We shall go to that house tomorrow morning.  


This man saw ten lions yesterday.  


This person's dog killed two birds yesterday in the bush.  



That lion, which you saw yesterday, we heard its voice.  



We saw this person; he came from this house.  



The man who wrote this letter is over there.  



You counted these six books, you sold three.  



This house's door is open (it is open).  


When his older brother came from the bush yesterday, he brought the millet, which is over there.  




They wrote fifteen letters but these three will stay here because the writing is small.  




The religious teacher who is at our villages, it's a Karma person.  




Exercise 5 Translate into Zarma: "will go"
English Zarma
My sister will go into the house.  


The father will go home.  


His older brother will go to town.  


Their mother will go to market.  


Your younger sister will go to Abdou's.  


Sixteen children will go in the car.  



Exercise 6 Translate into Zarma: "you and me"
English Zarma
You will get my letter.  


You saw my pen.  


You heard my brother.  


You want my drinking water.  




Last updated: 18 januari 2012