Manding (Bambara, Dyula, & Malinké)

Lesson: Introducing Yourself

Reading Comprehension

Read Musa Coulibaly’s self-introduction in Manding (Jula). Use the pictures below to boost your comprehension.

“Aw ni ce. N tɔgɔ ko Musa. N jamu ko Coulibaly. N bɛ bɔ Côte d’Ivoire. N bɛ kan saba fɔ: jula-kan, tubabukan, ani anglais-kan. N ye karamɔgɔ ye. E dun?”

Aw ni ce. N tɔgɔ ko Musa. N jamu ko Coulibaly.
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N bɛ bɔ _____ N bɛ kan saba (3) fɔ:

1. jula-kan, 2. tubabukan, 3. anglais-kan.

N ye karamɔgɔ ye.
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E dun? What about you?

Fill out your profile below. You can write one-word responses or entire phrases. You can also challenge yourself by writing your own self-introduction paragraph!

Question Your information
I tɔgɔ ko di?
I jamu ko di?
I bɛ bɔ min?
I bɛ kan joli fɔ?

 

Glossary of helpful words:

tubabukan = French

anglais-kan = English

Ameriki = U.S.A.

one = kelen

two = fila

three = saba

four = naani

five = duuru

kalanden = student

karamɔgɔ = teacher

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