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bɛɛ wɩaacj phrbecauseBile dɩa bɩ sikuuri mʋa, bɛɛ wɩaa ʋ bɩ doluŋ kɛnɛ.The child did not go to school yesterday because he was not well.9.2.5Conjunctions
bɛɛbainterr.what?Ŋ sɩ bɛɛba?What did you say?9.2.3.4Question words
-bɛɛrɛnsfxbinder, makersɔmbɛɛrɛmaker of the sɔŋɔJenduuli bɛɛrɛmaker of the xylophone-beaters2Person
bɛgɛcfsʋrɩsɛ/sʋʋsɛv1to make way, move asideBɛgɛ ka mɩ lɩɩ.Move so that I can go out.7.2Move2to decline (mid-afternoon sun)Wɩa nɛ bɛgɛ la jaŋ mʋ dɩa.When the sun goes down we will go home.
bɛ́rɛ́vto hateMɩ bɛrɩŋ.I hate you.4.3.3.1Hate, ill will
bɛ̀rɛ́n1trap6.4.2Trap2poison2.5.3.2Poison
bɛ̀rɛ̀v1to set (a trap)Mɩ dɩa bɛrɛ bɛrɛ nɛ.Yesterday I set a trap.6.4.2Trap2to poison sb.Ʋ jaŋ bɛrɩŋ.He will poison you.2.5.3.2Poison
bɛrɛ nandelimiŋcfbayuoluŋneye of a trap6.4.2Trap
bɛsɛcfdɛnnɛyɩ́rɛ́v1to praise sb. for a good deed,Bile ŋaa woruŋ, ʋ naaŋ bɛsɛ ʋ lɛ.The child did well, so his mother praised him.3.5.1.7Praise2to become worseWɩɩla mɩɩra bɛsɛ nɛ.The matter has become worse.
bɛsɩmɛvto become weary, fatiguedMɩ kala nɛ bɛsɩmɛ.I am completely tired.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
-bidiirecf-chooluŋ-adjsfxnfxfavouritehabidiirefavourite wife3.4.1.1Like, love
-bie1-adjsfxsmall2rtsfxyoung, junior (in names)tɩɩbiesmall treebiibiesmall child
bie/biinchild2.6.4.2Child
bieecfdɛ́rɛ́ngame4.2.6.1Game
biegivmove from side to sideƲ chʋŋ kɩaa a bibiegi.She carried a load and was moving side to side.7.2.2.8Move back and forth
bieriv1hemLaa mɩ gɛrɩla bieri niiŋ.Sew up the hem of my dress.5.3Clothing2hurt (from sting, injury)Nanjoho nɛ jʋʋ mɩ sɩaa ʋ bibieri.Pepper entered my eyes and is hurting me.2.5Health3to be jealousid. U yaraa bieru nɛ.He is jealous.3.4.2.1.8Jealous
biesicflierivburnBile chol nyiniŋ a biesi yaŋ.The child set fire on the grass.5.5Fire
bigisivboastHaal la bigisi ʋ tɩtɩa lɛ.The woman is boasting.3.5.1.7.3Boast
biidɩɩsaancounters4.2.6.1Game
biifɩraninfant
biihaalanson's wife, daughter-in-law4.1.9.2.2In-law
biihɩaŋnfirst born2.6.4.2Child
biijoŋiin1adopted child4.1.9.6Adopt2unwanted baby, child believed to possess supernatural powers.
biikaasɩnintelligent child2Person
biikɛnɛnaaŋna rodent1.6.1.1.4Rodent