How to form simple sentences in Wolof

How to form simple sentences in Wolof

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

Simple Wolof sentences

If the attribute is an adjective, the pronoun 'dafa' is used in the singular and the pronoun 'dañu' is used in the plural. This pronoun is placed between the subject and the adjective. If the attribute is a noun the pronoun form 'la' is used. This pronoun is placed at the end of the sentence.

Examples

Jigéen ji dafa màgget.
The woman is old.
Jigéen ji dafa geey.
The woman is sad.
Jigéen ji dafa beg.
The woman is happy.
Jigéen ji dafa ndaw.
The woman is young.
Jigéen ji dafa rafet.
The woman is beautiful.
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About Wolof

Wolof belongs to the Niger-Congo language family. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Wolof would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Wolof

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

Asalamua­leykum
Hello !
Agsil !
Welcome !
Basic words and phrases in Wolof
Jàmm nga fanaane ?!
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Wolof in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Wolof learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Wolof in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Wolof.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Wolof

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 Lii teere la, Lii siis la and Lii bunt la (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases and (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases and (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Wolof 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 Wolof. Give it a try yourself!

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