Bambara-English dictionary

5000 Word Bambara Dictionary

A great companion for Bambara language learners, from beginner to intermediate level. Includes the most commonly used words in Bambara today. You can view the PDF dictionary on your smartphone or your iPad (using the free iBooks app).

5000 Word Bambara Dictionary


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5000 Word Bambara Dictionary

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  • A PDF File for download

Key Features

  • Includes the most important words in Bambara
  • Bambara-English and English-Bambara
  • Essential vocabulary marked in bold


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Online Bambara dictionary

This Bambara dictionary contains the 5000 most used words in Bambara which are essential for day to day communication. Along with the meaning of the word, the dictionary will also provide usage examples.

a ka so
her house
a ka so
his house
the house
Nin so ka dɔgɔ
That house is small
Nin so ka jɛman
That house is white
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About Bambara

About Bambara

Bambara is spoken by approximately 6 million people in Mali. You'd like to improve your Bambara vocabulary? Download our Bambara PDF dictionary now and learn new Bambara words today!

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Basic words and phrases in Bambara

Learn to get by in Bambara with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Bambara, introduce yourself in Bambara and even hold a conversation in Bambara after you have met someone.

Kaba ɲɛ cɛɲi.
It is nice out.
Kaba finnen don.
It is cloudy out.
Bugun bɛ.
It is foggy out.
Nɛnɛ bɛ.
It is cold.
Speak! Bambara

Speak! Bambara

Learn Bambara now. You'll begin with simple Bambara phrases and day to day vocabulary and advance at your own pace... seeing, listening and responding in Bambara. Fun to use and also fun to learn! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a comprehensive Bambara language course for Windows. If you have a Windows laptop, this will be an excellent way for you to learn Bambara.

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You can learn Bambara in just 9 easy steps.

You can go from beginner to fluent in Bambara in a short time and our nine-step Bambara learning guide will show you how. We'll be talking about Bambara greetings, nouns, adjectives and verbs. The guide provides an overview of each step in the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Bambara.

Bambara learning guide : Step 9

In the previous steps, you learned about Bambara greetings, Bambara nouns, Bambara adjectives and Bambara verbs. In this step, we highlight the use of possessive pronouns in Bambara. You'll learn phrases like n ka so, n ka liburu and n ka tabali (my house, my book, my table). You'll also learn i ka so, i ka liburu and i ka tabali (your house, your book, your table). You'll see an easy to follow lesson which includes numerous useful examples in both Bambara and English. To get started with step 1, simply click the 9-step speedometer symbol.

On the Road! Bambara

On the Road! Bambara

Make the most of your trip to work by learning Bambara words and phrases on the way. With this audio CD, you'll learn 1000's of Bambara words & phrases in a very short time. The voice is in both Bambara and English. Just listen, absorb and enjoy! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a learn Bambara audio cd. If you have a CD player at home or in your car, this is the Bambara course for you.

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