How to use demonstrative pronouns in Wolof

How to use demonstrative pronouns in Wolof

You want to learn how to use demonstrative pronouns in Wolof? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Wolof lessons complete with useful examples. This house, that house... we make learning Wolof demonstrative pronouns easy for you.

Wolof demonstrative pronouns : this

Demonstrative pronouns are used with nouns to make them more specific. A unique feature of Wolof is that, unlike English, the demonstrative pronoun comes after the noun. The English demonstrative pronoun 'this' has various forms in Wolof. Depending on the first letter of the noun which it follows, the various forms are 'bile', 'gile', 'jile', 'lile', 'mile', 'sile' and 'wile'.


bunt bile
this door
pom bile
this apple
fas wile
this horse
doom jile
this child
jigéen jile
this woman
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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. We'll begin by learning some basic Wolof phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Dafa sedd.
It is cold out.
Naka la asamaan si mel ?
What is the weather like ?
Tàng na.
It is hot.
Dafay ngelaw.
It is windy.
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Step 6 : Wolof demonstrative pronouns

Demonstrative pronouns are used to refer to specific objects and their locations. In English, this would be the words this and these to refer to objects which are near and that and those to refer to objects which are further away. Using the nouns teere, siis and bunt (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use the demonstrative pronouns with each of these nouns (this book, that chair, these doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Wolof demonstrative pronouns including useful examples. After you've learned to use the Wolof demonstrative pronouns with the nouns teere, siis and bunt and the plural nouns teere yi, siis yi and bunt yi you can move on to Step 7 (Wolof adjectives).

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