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duurivto walk with a bent backBa ŋmoo ʋ tɩŋa lɛ nɛ ʋ duduuri.They hit him at the waist, now he is walking with a bent back.7.2.1.5Walk with difficulty
-duurocfjenduuronsfxplayer of (any musical instrument )chenduurozither player4.2.3.4Musician
cfbalɩdʋnumsix (when counting)8.1.1.7Number series
dʋa1nproperty, wealth, riches, earnings6.8.1.2Rich
dʋa2vto earn, gain by skill or ability,Baluo fɩɛsɛ sɩɩŋ nɛ dɩ ʋ dʋa kɩaa.Baluo is working very hard to get rich.6.8.2.7Earn
dʋa tɩɩsɩŋneconomic trees1.5.1Tree
dʋa wɩɩidto get into troubleDɩ ŋ nɛ bɩ ŋ sɩaa fɩɛla, ŋ jaŋ dʋa wɩɩ.If you are not careful, you will enter into trouble.4.4.2.1Problem
dʋbereanaconda1.6.1.3.1Snake
dʋdɔɔŋnringworm2.5Health
dʋgɛcfchuoriv1to strain, filterƲ dʋgɛ sɛhɛyɛ.He strained the sour water.5Daily life2to prepare nice foodƲ dʋgɛ ʋ dɩsɩ la nɛ.She cooked a good soup.
dʋgɩsɛv1to stagger along (with a heavy load on the head)Baal la dʋgɩsɛ chenfile la kɔ dɩa.The man staggered home with a load of fish.2to become foolishBaal la dʋgɩsa nɛ, ʋ bɩ wɩɩ la tʋɔŋ ʋ sɩ hɛ jɩŋ.The man is foolish, he doesn't know what he is about.
dʋgʋnwedding dance4.2.4Dance
dʋgʋgʋgʋadv.plentyNɩaa pʋɔla kʋkɔ yɔbɔ lɛ dʋgʋgʋgʋ.The people who gathered in the market were plenty.8.1.3.1Many, much
dʋmʋŋnumsixth, sixth time8.1.1.7Number series
dʋna dʋnaadjvery dirtyLɩɩla ŋaa dʋna dʋna nɛ.The water is very dirty.
dʋndɔmɔnenemy (dɔmɔ)4.8.2.9Enemy
dʋndɔŋ jɩmɩɩnwell known enemy, person with bad reputation4.8.2.9Enemy
dʋndʋŋacfkenleŋqntalone, onlyBile chɛ dʋʋ dʋndʋŋa nɛ didii kɩaa.The child wants to be the only one who eats.4.1.6.3Alone
dʋnɩanworld1.2World{Ha}
dʋɔrɛcfdɛllɛvto take down, remove carefully (very often one object from another), to skimƲ dʋɔrɛ nammɩa chaŋ aŋ vɩa kapala.He ate the meat off the top and left the fufu.7.3.2.7Take something out of something
dʋʋlʋŋnpython1.6.1.3.1Snake
dʋʋrɛvto stroll, wander, roamVaha la mʋ yaŋ dɩ ʋ dʋʋrɛ.The dog has gone into the bush to roam.7.2.1.3Wander
dʋʋrʋndʋŋna grown up animal1.6.3Animal life cycle