Lingala Grammar

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Simple Lingala sentences

In a typical sentence in Lingala which uses the verb to be, the verb is placed between the subject and the attribute as in English. In the singular, the verb to be is ezali. In the plural, the verb to be is bazali.

Examples of simple Lingala sentences

Elenge mwasi azali makeke.
The girl is small.
Mwana mobali azali mulayi.
The boy is big.
Bafarasa bazali pembe.
The horses are white.
Bilenge mibali bazali makasi.
The boys are strong.
Mobali azali mpaka.
The man is old.

Lingala Grammar

Each page provides a clear explanation of a particular aspect of Lingala grammar. Topics include the definite article, the indefinite article, Lingala verbs and adjectives, pronouns and demonstrative pronouns. Perfect for use on a smart phone or an iPad (using the iBooks app).

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Basic words and phrases in Lingala

Get by in Lingala with these basic Lingala words & phrases.

I am thirsty.

Nazali na mposa ya mayi.

I am married.


I am single.

Nabala te.

I am hungry.

Nazali na nzala.

I am fine.

Nazali malamu.

I am from Canada.

Nazali moto ya Canada.

My name is Peter.

Kombo na ngai Petelo.

I was born in England.

Nabotami na Anglater.