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Exercises lesson 13

13.E Exercises

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  1. Exercise 1. Translate into English: adjectives
  2. Exercise 2. Translate into English: reciprocal pronouns
  3. Exercise 3. Translate into English: spilling milk
  4. Exercise 4. Translate into English: a chat
  5. Exercise 5. Translate into English: hunting
  6. Exercise 6. Translate into English: reading
  7. Exercise 7. Translate into Zarma: warm weather
  8. Exercise 8. Translate into Zarma: the tailor
  9. Exercise 9. Translate into Zarma: the hunt
  10. Exercise 10. Translate into Zarma: be careful

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

13.E.1 Translate into English: adjectives

Zarma English
Tuuri wo ibambata no.  
Sandurko din, izeeno no; a si te koyne.  
Da boro sinda baani, hari yeeno si boori; idungu no a ga ba.  
Da boro cora gonda ize hanno, ni ga maa a kaani, amma may ga ba imeeri?  


13.E.2 Translate into English: reciprocal pronouns

Zarma English
Iri ma wa day care banda.  
I go ga goy care banda.  
I go ga goy care se.  
Araŋ ma fu cina care se.  
Iri kubanda care.  
I go taray, i go ga goro care banda; i ga faakaaray nda care.  
Kwaara alborey koy fooyaŋ care banda.  


13.E.3 Translate into English: spilling milk

Zarma English
Bi fo ay day litre hinza wa Bubon wayboro fo do, amma waato kaŋ ay n' a dooru taasa ra, ay gar a hasara.  
Ay n' a mun zama a si boori.  
Amma wo kaŋ ay day hunkuna, igani no.  
Ni m' a dooru kusu fo ra.  
Haggoy! Wa kay!  
Ni si go ga di a go no ga mun, wala?  
Ni ga ba wa moro, wala?  
Han'a, a si kaan ay se ba kayna, amma a ga kaan boori bi se.  
I g' a haŋ.  


13.E.4 Translate into English: a chat

Zarma English
Sohõ zaari kulu wayna ga koroŋ.  
Boro ga maa fufule ba fuwo ra.  
Amma cino ra a ga te daama.  
Man ni go bi?  
Bi ay sinda baani, wo din sabbese ay mana kaa goy.  
A sinda taali, amma hunkuna ni ma ni goyo te a kulu.  


13.E.5 Translate into English: hunting

Zarma English
Susub'o Monsieur da Adam koy fooyaŋ.  
I na curo-bi taaci hay.  
Cimi no?  
Ifo no i n' i hay da?  
I n' i kar da malafa.  
I ne, curo-bi boobo go ganjo ra.  
Wo din cimi no, zama ba bi fo ay beere di iboobo Dosso fondo ga.  


13.E.6 Translate into English: reading

English Zarma
Zanka boobo kaa ay do bi.  
Ay na Irikoy tira caw i se; iri na baytu fo te; wo din banda i dira.  
Amma hunkuna wo kaŋ yaŋ kaa, manti iboobo no.  


13.E.7 Translate into Zarma: warm weather

English Zarma
Bring me a little cool water
(a little water that is cool) because I am thirsty.
It is very hot today, but it was cool last night.  
The sun is very hot now, but when the rain comes, it will be better.  


13.E.8 Translate into Zarma: the tailor

English Zarma
We went to the tailor in order for him to sew me a dress, but we did not find him at his place.  
The clothes he made for my friend please him very much.  
The sewing on these pants (this pants sewing) is not good.  
I will not buy it.  


13.E.9 Translate into Zarma: the hunt

English Zarma
We went hunting this afternoon.  
We killed a deer in the bush; its meat is good (tasting).  
If you work well, tomorrow we can go hunting together.  


13.E.10 Translate into Zarma: be careful

English Zarma
Be careful !  
Don't sit on that box, because it is not strong (has no strength).  
Bring me a drink of water.  
Stop ! Don't you see that the water is spilling?  
If it falls on my book, it will be spoiled.  
I don't want it to be necessary to throw it away.  


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