Learn to speak Lingala

How to speak Lingala

How to speak Lingala


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The Lingala definite article (plural)

The English definite article the does not exist in Lingala. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered definite without the need for a specific word to show this.

Examples of the Lingala definite article

the houses
bana ya basi
the girls
the dogs
the kitchens
the friends

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Lingala Audio CD

A very good course that allows one to learn the proper pronounciation.

Published on Aug. 5, 2015 by Stephen from Kampala, Uganda

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Lingala Vocabulary

Hello! At 65 years of age, I'm just getting started with Lingala and I'm very happy with this course. I'm still a beginner, but already progressing quite well. The course is fun and easy to use and I learn while at the same time having fun. Thank you and bravo.more...

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Congratulations, the course is very useful and well put together.

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Very good Lingala course

The teaching method used in the Lingala course is very good. It uses several senses (seeing, hearing and writing) which stimulates the learning process.

Published on March 28, 2016 by Richard from Vohenstrauß, Bavaria

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Key Reasons why people learn Lingala

Job Opportunities

Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of Lingala will increase your options. Think about the many job opportunities with the airlines, import-export companies, and other international businesses. As for job opportunities, it certainly wouldn't hurt to have Lingala on your résumé.

College / University

Knowing Lingala is an asset if you're planning to study abroad. Knowing Lingala can open the doors to graduate school.


If your friends speak Lingala, learning Lingala will give you a better understanding of their culture and way of thinking. If you have friends who speak Lingala, learning Lingala will help you to communicate with them.

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Basic words and phrases in Lingala

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

The boys are strong.

Bana mibali bazali makasi.

The man is old.

Mobali azali mukolo.

The girls are small.

Bilenge basi bazali bakeke.

The houses are big.

Bandako ezali milayi.

The boy is big.

Mwana mobali azali mulayi.

The girl is small.

Mwana mwasi azali makeke.

The horses are white.

Bampunda bazali pembe.

The men are old.

Mibali bazali bampaka.