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to fine (s.o.) (from French amende)
Ñaari téeméer lañu ko alamaan.
They fined him 1000 cfa.
to owe a debt to
Ameel na ma bor.
He owes me a debt.
to have no money/be penniless
to put down a down payment (advance)
to be in debt
to put (money entrusted to one) to one's own use; to make a decision
to give s.o. A down payment or deposit of
Dawal ma ñaari téeméer.
Give me 1,000 cfa as a deposit.
to repay s.o. with
to help someone out (with money, or to repair a breakdown) (from French)
to spend money (from French)
dëkk ci kaw
to live off (the generosity of) s.o.
Ci kaw Aamad la dëkk
He lives off Amadu's genorosity.
dëkk ci lep
to borrow constantly
to try to make it/to work for future success
to sell oneself (of a prositute); to do sth to get sth one otherwise couldn't afford
to not have the money to make a sacrifice at Tabaski
to play cards for money
to economise/use food or money carefuly/conserve one's resources.
to sell sth on credit; to lend sth with the intention that the loan will be repaid in kind
to charge interest/practice usury
Jullit du lekk ribaa.
A muslim doesn't charge interest
to waste money
to lose money; to lose sth/to have sth broken
to pawn sth; to put sth up as security for a loan
Dama tayle sama jaaru baaraam.
I pawned my ring.
to get change; to have a large bill broken
to spend; to sell; to tell s.o's secret/tell on s.o
Jaay na xaalisam bépp.
He spent all of his money.
to borrow (on credit)
Leb na ma ñaar fukk.
He borrowed two hundred (francs) from me.
to earn (a salary); to claim a debt; to have revenge (pay back)
Ñaata ngay feyu weer?
How much do you earn per month?
Dinaa feyu lu mu yàgg-yàgg.
I will have revenge sooner or later.
to subsidise/give a grant to
Nguur gi dina jox ndimbal sunu mbootaay.
The government is going to subsidise our association.
to contribute/pay into; to measure/try on (clothing)
to contribute/pay into (from French)
to owe someone something
Ñaata nga ko ameel?
How much do you owe him?
to bet; to start cooking;to have passed (of a time)
What are you betting?
to scrounge; to come by when others are eating, expecting an invitation
War nga delloo ma suma xaalis tey.
You have to reimburse me (my money) today.
to reimburse (from French)
to give credit to s.o; to sell sth to s.o on credit
to be able to afford; to be still possible for
Aamadu jombul oto bi.
Amadou can afford the car.
Jombul mu seeti ko ngoon.
It's still possible that he will see her this afternoon.
Seeti ko ngoon jombu ma.
Seeing him this afternoon is still possible for me.
to contribute to a gift (of money for a wedding, baptism etc) with s.o
Jàngleen yaxanal ndox mi.
Learn (plural) to save water.
to save (money/food etc) for later