How to form simple sentences in Lingala

How to form simple sentences in Lingala

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Lingala? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Lingala lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Lingala sentences easy.

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'.


Elenge mwasi azali moké.
The girl is small.
Elenge mwasi azali makási.
The girl is strong.
Elenge mwasi azali kitóko.
The girl is pretty.
Elenge mwasi azali monéne.
The girl is big.
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About Lingala

About Lingala

Lingala is spoken in the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a large part of the Republic of the Congo. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Lingala would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Lingala

Learn to get by in Lingala with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Lingala greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Oyo mbuma.
This is an apple.
Oyo mbeto.
This is a bed.
Oyo niao.
This is a cat.
Oyo mesa.
This is a table.
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You can learn Lingala in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Lingala in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Lingala learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Lingala in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Lingala.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Lingala

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Oyo buku, Oyo kiti and Oyo ekuke (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Ekuke ezali monéne and Ekuke ezali moké (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Bikuke bazali monéne and Bikuke bazali miké (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Lingala sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Lingala. Give it a try yourself!

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