Manding (Bambara, Dyula, & Malinké)

Basic Sentence Structure with Direct Objects

The basic sentence structure of Manding follows the Subject-Object-Verb (SVO) order.

Fanta bɛ*                misi san
Fanta                       cow buys

*Indicates a verb in the present tense.

 

Fanta buys a cow.

Comprehension Check

Try to answer the following questions about the statement below:“Fanta bɛ misi san. (Fanta buys a cow).” If you get stuck, use the vocabulary list below to help you.

 

 

 

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