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Exercises lesson 12

12.E Exercises

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  1. Exercise 1. Translate into English: the encounter
  2. Exercise 2. Translate into English: house building
  3. Exercise 3. Translate into English: the barber
  4. Exercise 4. Translate into English: the market
  5. Exercise 5. Translate into English: pens
  6. Exercise 6. Translate to Zarma: indefinite plural
  7. Exercise 7. Translate to Zarma: higher numbers
  8. Exercise 8. Translate to Zarma: hala & kala

For this lesson exercises are not yet available in I-training.

12.E.1 Translate into English: the encounter

Zarma English
Fondo kulu ga to kwaara fo.  
Iri kubanda Saley fonda me ga.  
Nga nda nga beere hinza no kan kaa.  
Ma kond' ay se gooro.  
Ay sinda gooro boobo, kala afolloŋ.  
M' a naŋ jina.  
Kond' i se haŋyaŋ hari, zama a ma jaw.  


12.E.2 Translate into English: house building

Zarma English
Nda boro koy Goudel, ni ga di bogoto fu boobo.  
Ba bi ay gar i go no ga fu fo cina nda fereeje nodin.  
Amma i ga ba fereeje boobo hal' a kulu ma ban.  
Fereeje zangu nda waranza si fu kayniyo cina.  
Amma i ga ba kwataku yaŋ fu meyo da fenetarey se, manti botogo.  


12.E.3 Translate into English: the barber

Zarma English
Habodo boro fo go no kan ga borey cabu.  
I ga ne a se wanzam.  
A ga goro ganda, boro kan ga ba ga cabu mo ga goro a jina, hala a m' a cabu.  
Siini afolloŋ ga te boro kulu se.  
Wanzam siini ga kaan.  


12.E.4 Translate into English: the market

Zarma English
Wayboro yaŋ go no kaŋ yaŋ ga zaama neera habo ra.  
Ay koy habu zama ay ma zaama hinza day.  
I boro hinka ga kaan, afa si kaan, amma i kulu ga te.  
Ni m' afo sambu da ni ga ba r' a.  


12.E.5 Translate into Zarma: pens

Zarma English
Guna, ay kande kalam boobo kaŋ ni ga neera zankey se.  
Haggoy ni ma si i mun laabo ra.  
Marge no?  
Waato kaŋ ay n' i kabu, ay du zangu ihinka se.  


12.F.6 Translate into Zarma: indefinite plural

English Zarma
Bricks are hard.  
Only Europeans live in that house.  
Razors are sharp.  
Some tailors live beside our compound.  
Be careful of (nda) that dog; some dogs are mean.  
They sell shoes in market.  
That child put on shirts because rain came.  
We saw some people who said I should greet you.  


12.F.7 Translate into Zarma: higher numbers

English Zarma
(For) how much did you buy that home.  
I bought it (for) 6,000 francs.  
It is cheap.  
They sell a camel (for) 8,400 francs.  
But a small sheep is only 900 or 1000 francs.  
There 's a man in this town who has 75 sheep, if it isn't 80.  


12.F.8 Translate into Zarma: hala & kala

English Zarma
Don't throw away the drinking water until you get it again.  
Keep it safe until this evening.  
I went clear to the river's edge, but I didn't come across your antelope that is lost.  
Have you any food there?  
Nobody is hungry, except you only.  
Our children will take care of us until our dying day.  


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