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Exercises lesson 11

11.E Exercises

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  1. Exercise 1. Translate to English
  2. Exercise 2. Translate to English: a visit to Niamey
  3. Exercise 3. Translate to English: a trip
  4. Exercise 4. Translate to English: to err
  5. Exercise 5. Translate into Zarma: There is ...
  6. Exercise 6. Translate into Zarma: Where is ...
  7. Exercise 7. Translate into Zarma: Imperative

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11.E.1 Translate to English

Zarma English
Ay gonda hay fo ay ga ba ay ma no ni se.  
Ma kaa ne hal'ay ma ni no nd'a.  
Ni na haamo day, wala?  
Oho, ay day.  
Ma haamo din fay, a ma te kanandi.  
Fati du nga ba za susub'o  


11.E.2 Translate to English: a visit to Niamey

Zarma English
Iri ma koy Ɲamay suba.  
Nda iri di taamu hanney, iri g'i day.  
Hawa kayne ga ba nga ma koy iri banda zama a ma taafe bi day.  
In da nin ga fuula day suba.  
Taako fo go Goudel kwaara kan gonda tayla.  
Hassan ne taakwa te a se kwaay da mudun, amma a sinda  nooru kan g'a bana.  
A n'i jisi hal'a ma du  nooru.  


11.E.3 Translate to English: a trip

Zarma English
Ay baaba koy naaruyaŋ bi fo.  
Man n'a koy?  
A ne way, nga koy Gao zama nga ma salan da boŋkooni.  
I ne  noorukoy boobo go yongo.  
Ay na wayboro fo bay kan koy naaruyaŋ.  
A te habu hinza Lamorid, wodin banda a koy Dosso.  


11.E.4 Translate to English: to err

Zarma English
Kwaarakoy hanno si yadda borey ma taali te kwaara ra, zama taali si boori.  
Irikoy si yadda nda taali, hal'abada.  
Amma Irikoy Izo ga taali kulu yaafa boro se kan g'a naanay a gaa.  
Yaafayaŋ wo mo, a go no hal'abada.  
May no ka kuso dake tablo boŋ?  
Hassan no, zama ay ci a se a m'a dake nodin.  
To, ni m'a kaa nodin.  
M'a jisi ganda, fu meyo gaa.  


11.E.5 Translate into Zarma: There is ...

English Zarma
There is the master of the house at market.  
There is a strong person on the road.  
There are four horsemen by that house.  
There is a person with long trousers in the field.  
There are three butchers in my car.  
There are many travellers (travelling owners) who came to our town.  


11.E.6 Translate into Zarma: Where is ...

English Zarma
Where is the writer who has a red hat?  
Where is the one-eyed cook (owner of one eye)?  
Where is a bread maker who will tell me?  
Where is an avenger who will come to my rescue?  


11.E.7 Translate into Zarma: Imperative

English Zarma
Put the pants on the chair (use 'gaa').  
Let him save the sheep from the tanner.  
You (plural) separate the sheep from the goats.  
Let them travel by night not by day.  
Tell him you will not repay it, forever.  
If you see the owner of this field, tell him to come.  
My shirt is torn.  
Take it to the tailor so that he will sew it today.  
If you go to my house, you will see my black hat.  
Let them hear your health.  
Let nobody take it away.  


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