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chèsénsieve5.1Household equipment
chésivto sieve, sift, to shakeKɔ la chesi munuŋ.Come, let us sift the flour.
chèsivto be correct (a figure, sum of money)Moribie la ʋ sɩ joŋo pɩmɛ bɩ chese.The money she gave me is not correct.
chèsi (plus obj.) vto imitate, apeMɩɩ chɛ mɩ chesiŋ nɛ.I want to imitate you.
chesimivto suffer misfortuneŊ nɛ mɔl chuomo, ʋ chesimiŋ nɛ.If you pick a dead rabbit, you will suffer misfortune.
chesiŋnmiracle, strange happening8.3.5.3.4Strange
chɛvto scratchMɩ mʋ hɔŋ aa chɛ ʋ harɩŋ.I sat down and scratched his back.
chɛ (plus obj.) v1to want, desire, seek, look forMɩɩ chɛ moribiee nɛ.I want money.2to be about to do sth.Mɩ naaŋ nɩɩ chɛ ʋ sʋʋ.My mother is about to die.3to forgiveMɩ joŋ wɩɩla chɛŋ nɛ.I have forgiven you.4to give free, without chargeƲ joŋ buku la chɛmɛ nɛ.He gave me the book free.
chɛ-rtday (+adj.) chɛbumbuŋfirst day
chɛbɛ (plus obj.) v1to smoke (meat, fish)Ba chɛbɛ nammɩa.They smoked meat.5.5Fire2to ape, imitateBile yie chɛbɛɛ ŋaa wɩaa nɛ.The child always apes everybody.
chɛbɛ daaŋidconsult a soothsayerMa mʋ chɛbɛ daaŋ.Go and consult a soothsayer.
chɛbɩŋnAfrican clawed frog1.6.1.4Amphibian
chɛchɛngambling game4.2.6.4Gambling
chɛɛ chɛɛadv.irregularly, occasionally, sometimesChɛɛ chɛɛ nɛ mɩɩ mʋ yɔbɔ.Sometimes I go to the market.8.4.1.2Day
chɛɛchɩcfWɩɩchʋɔlɛ dɩanchurch4.9.7.2Christianity{Eng}
-chɛɛlɩŋ-adjsfxwantedwʋchɛɛlɛɛwanted thing3.3Want
chɛ́ɛ́ŋnsmall tree with thorns1.5.1Tree
chɛ̀ɛ́ŋcftapʋlʋŋndayyɔbɔ chɛɛŋmarket day8.4.1.2Day
chɛkɔɔlʋŋnday of arrival8.4Time
chɛlʋlʋŋnday of birth, birthday8.4.1.2Day
chɛmpʋlanmoonlight1.1.1.1Moon
chɛnɛn1moon1.1.1.1Moon2Ramadan festival4.2.2.2Festival, show3month8.4.1.4Month4half-moon-shaped pendant, 1-2 inches long, worn by children to protect them from sickness2.5.7.2Medicine
chɛnfɛnnɩŋnsoap, washing powder5.6.2Bathe{Fr}
chɛnwʋlbaalɩŋnmorning star1.1.1.2Star
chɛnwʋlʋŋnstar1.1.1.2Star