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chɔrʋmʋŋnchain1.2.2.3Metal
chɔrʋŋ-adjlewd, obscenebachɔrʋŋimmoral man9.2.1Adjectives
chɔsɛvdibbleƲ chɔsɛ bʋɔsʋŋ dɩ ʋ duu kɩaa.He dibbled (in order to sow).
chuv1to coverMá joŋ kʋŋ chu gbaŋa la niiŋ.Cover the bowl.5.3.7Wear clothing2to wear a hat,Baal la chu nyunchuulo nɛ.The man wore a hat.
chugilivto bend, bow the headKɛŋ nyuŋ chugili dɩ mɩ fʋŋ.Bend your head down so that I can shave your hair.2.2Body functions
chugisivto nodƲ sɛyɛ a kɛŋ ʋ nyuŋ chugisi.He agreed by nodding his head.2.2Body functions
chui chui chuiadjvery redƲ yoho gɛrɩŋ ŋaa kʋfɩaŋ nɛ chui chui chui.Her funeral dress is completely red.8.3.3.3Color
chummuluŋn1brown water from shea butter2brown colour8.3.3.3Color
chunchusumuŋna harvester ant1.6.1.7Insect
chuolicfbilimiv1to roll up (e.g. mat, piece of paper)Chuoli bɔsɔ la.Roll up the mat.5Daily life2to be watery (food)Kʋlɩɩ la chuolo nɛ.The TZ is watery.5.2Food
chuomo/chuoŋnTogo hare, rabbit1.6.1.1Mammal
chuondiriŋrabbit fodder
chuoricfdʋgɛv1to strain, filterSɩnɩŋ nɛ ʋ chuchuori.It is pito that she is straining.5Daily life2to leakDɩa la ka chuori nɛ.The roof is leaking.
chuoronsieve5.1Household equipment
churiv1to uproot, to rip out, pull outMɩɩ churi jisiee nɛ.I am uprooting groundnuts.6.2.4.2Uproot plants2to drink and shareƲ nyʋa lɩɩ la aŋ kaa churi dɩ ʋ pa ʋ nandɔŋɔ ma.He drank some of the water and passed it on to his friend.5.2.2.7Drink
chusicfbɩsɛkuusiv1to pour outChusi moribie la sɩ hɛ ŋ lʋaga lɛ.Pour out the money from your bag.1.3.2.2Pour2to poke, pierceƲ joŋ kʋa a chusi mɩ sɩɩŋ lɛ.He poked my eye.3to dig upƲ chusi gaarɩŋ dɩ ʋ duu kɩaa.He dug the garden over for sowing. -7.8.6Dig
chuu barɩŋidto talk proudlyid. Baal la chuu barɩŋ The man spoke proudly.4.3Behavior
chuuloncovering7.3.7Cover
chuuriv1to have diarrhoeaMɩɩ chuuri nɛ.I have diarrhoea.2.5Health2.5.1Sick2to pour (from vessel to vessel,)Lɩɩ lɩma nɛ ʋ chuchuuri dʋʋ fɩɛlɛ.The water was hot, so he poured it to and fro to cool it.
chuuri bʋanwaterfall1.3.1Bodies of water
chuuruŋndiarrhoea, cholera2.5Health2.5.2Disease
chʋavto stay for the nightLa chʋa Koŋ lɛ.We stayed in Kong for the night7.2.7.2Stay, remain
-chʋa-adjsfxleft overkʋlʋchʋaŋleft over T. Z