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-chirichi-adjsfxtrustworthy, of good qualityhachirichitrustworthy womangɛrɩchirichihigh-quality cloth4.3.1Good, moral
chirisivto dress nicelyHaal la chirise nɛ.The woman dressed nicely.
chɩban1lumbar vertebrae (backbones)2.1Body2whip for beating6.6.3.2Wood
chɩgɩsɛcfjagɩsɛjigisivto 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.7.3.1.3Shake
chɩɩmɛvto chime, ringŊ yie du bimbelimiŋ ʋ chɩɩmɛ.When you strike the bell it rings.
chɩɩrɛcfbunsichiesiyelvto 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.3.5.6.5Cry, tear
chɩlvto worryMɩ naaŋ nɩɩ chɛ ʋ sʋʋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ mɩ chɩl.My mother is dying, so I am worried.3.4.2.4.1Worried
chɩl chɩladv.sparklingLɩɩ la ka tʋl nɛ chɩl chɩl.The water is sparkling.9.2.2Adverbs
chɩm chɩmadj/advquietly, gentlyƲ hɔŋ chɩm nɛ.He sat quietly.9.2.1Adjectives
chɩmɩŋndebt, fine, loan, credit (see dii)6.8.5.5Credit
chɩmɩsɛvsneezeWuruŋ kɛnʋ nɛ, ŋɩɩ nɛ ʋ chɩchɩmɩsɛ.He has a cold, that is why he is sneezing.2.2Body functions
chɩnchɛpʋlanCombretum1.5.1Tree
chɩnchɩganrattle, tambourine4.2.3.5Musical instrument
chɩndiirendebtor6.8.5.3Owe
chɩnɩŋnspace, time (to do sth.)
chɩ́ŋcfgbieliv1to stand, be in a standing position,Sii chɩŋ.Stand up!7.1.1Stand2to stopChɩŋ, pʋpɔ ŋ sɩ́ vɛŋ.Stop, don't move.
chɩ̀ŋv1to 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.
chɩrɛv1to pick (fruit, leaves)Mʋ chɩrɛ pɩpaarɩŋ kaa kɔ.Go pick some leaves and bring them.1.5Plant1.1v
chɩrɩbɛvto 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
chɩrɩsɛvto spit far, to excrete violentlyƲ hɛ tɔbɔ aa chɩrɩsɛ nantʋɔrʋŋ.He put tobacco in his mouth and spat out violently.2.2Body functions
chɩsanakee-apple tree1.5.1Tree
chɩsɛcfchʋ́ʋlɛ́v1to wake somebody upMʋ chɩsʋ.Go and wake him up. 5.7Sleep2to raise from deathWɩa nɛ chɩsɛ Yesu sʋʋŋ lɛ.God raised Jesus from death.
chovto love, admire, likeƲ cho haalaa.He loves women4.3.3Love
chokpɩa1adjbetter than