Vernacular - English
-chirichitrustworthy, of good qualityhachirichitrustworthy womangɛrɩchirichihigh-quality cloth4.3.1Good, moral
chirisito dress nicelyHaal la chirise nɛ.The woman dressed nicely.
chɩba1lumbar vertebrae (backbones)2.1Body2whip for beating184.108.40.206Wood
chɩgɩsɛcfjagɩsɛjigisito shake a rattle, bell, or sth. in a bottleYoho lɛ ba yie joŋ chɩnchɩga a chɩchɩgɩsɛ.During a funeral they shake the rattle all the time.220.127.116.11Shake
chɩɩmɛto chime, ringŊ yie du bimbelimiŋ ʋ chɩɩmɛ.When you strike the bell it rings.
chɩɩrɛcfbunsichiesiyelto scream, shriek, to wail, cry in a loud voice Losuŋ nɛ kɛŋ bile, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ʋ faasa chɩchɩɩrɛThe child is hungry, that is why he is crying loudly.18.104.22.168Cry, tear
chɩlto worryMɩ naaŋ nɩɩ chɛ ʋ sʋʋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ mɩ chɩl.My mother is dying, so I am worried.22.214.171.124.1Worried
chɩl chɩlsparklingLɩɩ la ka tʋl nɛ chɩl chɩl.The water is sparkling.9.2.2Adverbs
chɩm chɩmquietly, gentlyƲ hɔŋ chɩm nɛ.He sat quietly.9.2.1Adjectives
chɩmɩŋdebt, fine, loan, credit (see dii)126.96.36.199Credit
chɩmɩsɛsneezeWuruŋ kɛnʋ nɛ, ŋɩɩ nɛ ʋ chɩchɩmɩsɛ.He has a cold, that is why he is sneezing.2.2Body functions
chɩnɩŋspace, time (to do sth.)
chɩ́ŋcfgbieli1to stand, be in a standing position,Sii chɩŋ.Stand up!7.1.1Stand2to stopChɩŋ, pʋpɔ ŋ sɩ́ vɛŋ.Stop, don't move.
chɩ̀ŋ1to borrowLa chɩŋ moribiiŋ nɛ.We borrowed money.6.8.5Borrow2to lend (borrower must be mentioned)Mɩ jaŋ chɩmʋ mɩ teniŋ.I will lend him my book.
chɩrɛ1to pick (fruit, leaves)Mʋ chɩrɛ pɩpaarɩŋ kaa kɔ.Go pick some leaves and bring them.1.5Plant1.1v
chɩrɩbɛto be lumpyHaal la bɩ kʋlʋŋ saanɩŋ jɩŋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ʋ chɩrɩbɛ.The woman does not know how to cook TZ, that is why it is lumpy.5.2.1Food preparation
chɩrɩsɛto spit far, to excrete violentlyƲ hɛ tɔbɔ aa chɩrɩsɛ nantʋɔrʋŋ.He put tobacco in his mouth and spat out violently.2.2Body functions
chɩsɛcfchʋ́ʋlɛ́1to wake somebody upMʋ chɩsʋ.Go and wake him up. 5.7Sleep2to raise from deathWɩa nɛ chɩsɛ Yesu sʋʋŋ lɛ.God raised Jesus from death.
choto love, admire, likeƲ cho haalaa.He loves women4.3.3Love