How to use possessive pronouns in Wolof

How to use possessive pronouns in Wolof

You want to learn how to use possessive pronouns in Wolof? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Wolof lessons complete with useful examples. My book, your book, all our books... we make learning Wolof possessive pronouns easy.

Wolof possessive pronouns : my

Possessive pronouns are used in Wolof to describe possession or ownership. Just like English, Wolof has a set of possessive pronouns. The English word 'my' is a possessive pronoun in the first person singular. The Wolof word for 'my' is 'sama'.


sama baay
my father
sama doom ju jigéen
my daughter
sama mag ju góor
my brother
sama mag ju jigéen
my sister
sama doom ju góor
my son
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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.

Moom xale bu góor la.
He is a boy.
Moom jàngalekat la.
He is a teacher.
Moom fajkat la.
He is a doctor.
Moom góor la.
He is a man.
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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 9 : Wolof possessive pronouns

Possessive pronouns are used to describe ownership or possession. To start out, learn to use just two Wolof possessive pronouns. We suggest you learn sama yaay, sama baay and sa yaay, sa baay (my mother, my father, your mother, your father). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Wolof possessive pronouns including useful examples. After you've learned using these phrases by heart you can move on to the bonus Step 10 (Simple Wolof sentences).

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