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feŋ niiŋ1v phrto bite the lipsƲ feŋ niiŋ nɛ.He has bitten the lips.2idto gather courageBa pʋ tɩntɩŋŋaa nɛ, ʋ feŋ niiŋ aŋ dɛrɛ ba kala.They gave him work, he gathered courage and finished it all.
fericflɩgɛv1to plasterFeri dɩa la.Plaster the house.6.5.1Building2to fenceMɩ feri moŋgo la arɩ sɔsʋŋ dɩ bʋʋnaa sɩ́ dii.I fenced the mango tree with thorns so that the goats would not eat it.6.5.1.5Fence, wall3to castrateMá mʋ kɛŋ nɛbele la dɩ la wuo feru.Go catch the bull so that we can castrate him.6.3.8.2Castrate animal
fɛlɛlɛcfpɔlɔ pɔlɔtɔlɔ tɔlɔadjcoldKʋlɩɩ la ŋaa fɛlɛlɛ nɛ.The TZ is cold.8.3.4.1Cold
fɛsɛv1to stuff, fill upFɛsɛ fehe la dɩ la chɔ.Fill up the stomach with ingredients so that we can cook it.2cheatSɩ̀ bile fɛsʋ.Do not cheat the child.3be fullƲ kala nɛ fɛsɛ.He is very full. He is satisfied.
fiinumten8.1.1Number
fiiliv(Eng.) to examine, inspectMʋ dɩ dɔgɩta fiiliŋ.Go to the doctor so that he can examine you.2.3.1.3Examine
fiiliŋn1white ant, termite (small)1.6.1.7Insect2termite hill,
filcffʋlvto flyDiibie file jɩl tɩa.The bird flew on to a tree.7.2.4.3Fly
fille/fillucfzàará1nwinged animal (insects, birds, bats etc.)1.6.1.2Bird
fineadv.1almost, nearlyƲ ka mʋa fine mɩ fa mʋ Kʋmasɩ, ka mɩ nyɩmma sʋʋ.I had almost left for Kumasi, then my father died.2for a short timeMɩ naʋ nɛ finee.I saw him for a short time.
finfilensmall piece of charcoal5.5Fire
finnivto cut off or break off a littleFinni daa la ta.Cut/break a little part of the wood away.
firi firiadjvery blackMɩ dɩa sɩ yɔɔ gɛrɩ la, ʋ ŋaa kʋbine nɛ firi firi.The dress I bought yesterday is very black.8.3.3.3Color
firib firibadv.to eat very fastƲ dii kɩaa firib firib.He ate very quickly.5.2.2Eat
firisi cfbolimimirisipɩrɛvto wound lightly, scratchBaal la sɩ tel basikuuri nyuŋ, ʋ kala nɛ firise.The man who had a fall on his bicycle was full of scratches.2.5Health
firradv.breath deeplyƲ wiese nɛ firr.He breathed deeply.
fisivto burn, catch fireNammɩa la nɩɩ fisu.The meat is burning.5.5.4Burn
fɩaaadv.completelyƲ nyʋa lɩɩ la kala fɩaa.He drank all the water.
fɩalɩŋn1shadeTɩa deeŋ kɛŋ fɩalɩŋ.This tree has a lot of shade.2coolnessDɩa la tʋɔŋ kɛŋ fɩalɩŋ.Inside the room is cool.
fɩaŋnteak tree (Lat. Tectona grandis)1.5.1Tree
-fɩaŋ1adjsfxred thing, light coloured (skin)gɛrɩfɩaŋred clothhafɩaŋcoloured woman8.3.3.3Color2nsfximportant thing/personnandɔnfɩaŋbest friendsɩɩfɩaŋ important matter8.3.7.5Important
-fɩɛlansfxcold thing, cool thinglɩɩfɩɛlacold water, ice
fɩɛlɛcfchilv1to coolLeŋ dɩ kʋlɩɩ la fɩɛlɛ.Let the TZ cool down.2to heal, get wellƲ naawɩɩlɩŋ jaŋ fɩɛlɛ.His wound will heal.2.5Health3to do slowly, carefullyFɩɛla bʋl.Talk slowly.Fɩɛla lɩɩsɛ chaanhal la, dɩ ʋ sɩ́ chei.Remove the glass of the lamp carefully so it does not break.
fɩɛlɩŋnpeace
fɩɛsɛvto be red, to be ripeKamantuosi la fɩɛsa nɛ.The tomatoes are ripe.id. Ʋ fɩɛsɛ ʋ sɩɩŋ.He is serious, determined. He is careful.1.5Plant