Diyiikì|Conversation, Tùlaasà|Language Study

[Conversation] Mioyo / Greetings / Salutations

In every language, greetings are really, really important for people. So here are a few expressions:

When you arrive

When you leave

Moyo! / Mioyo yenu ayi!
Salut!
Hi!Wetù awu!
Bonjour!
Hello!

Betù abu!
Bienvenue!
Welcome!

Maalu kaayì? (or bìshi, more colloquial)
Comment ça va ?
How are you?

Malu mimpà*
Ça va bien
Everything’s good

Ndi bimpà*
Je vais bien
I’m alright

Kàdi wêwa? / Kàdi neenù?
Et toi? / Et vous?
And you?

Mêma pàànyì, ndi bimpà* /Tudi bimpà*
Moi aussi, je vais bien
Me too, I’m fine

Mapyà** mapyà** kaayì?
Quoi de neuf?
What’s up?

Kakwena bwalu bupyà** bupyà**
Rien de spécial
Nothing in particular

Kàdi nushiya. Neetù monangana.
Je vous laisse. au revoir
I’m leaving. Good bye.Waya bimpa*
Bon retour
Return well

Lààla bimpà*
Bonne nuit
Good Night

Neetù monangana malaba
À demain
See you tomorrow

Neetù monangana kabidi
À plus tard
See you later

Shààla bîmpà*/shààlaayi bîmpà*
Porte-toi/Portez-vous bien
Stay well

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*In Ciluba, depending on the region the speaker is from, they will say “bimpa” or “bimpe”. This is valid for many words. you will come across this kind of word very often.

** The letter P is aspired when place in front of “i” sound. You need to blow a little of air between your lips as you pronounce it.

4 thoughts on “[Conversation] Mioyo / Greetings / Salutations”

  1. Waya Bimpa: udi bua kua mbibua nansha diba didi muntu wasa luendu, anyi unushiya, unudi basomba nenda nzubu umua. Nenku waya bimpa udi mua kuikala: Bon depart, bonne route, anyi bon voyage… mu anglais bidi mua kuikala: Have a nice trip,…
    Bua kudianyi dimona “Bon retour” udi nanga nanga wambibua diba didi muntu mu kuendela buenyi ukadi ukuata njila bua kupingana. Nanga nanga tudi mua kuamba se: upingana bimpa, dipingana dilenga…, mu anglais bidi mu kuikala: see you! take care! next time!…
    Ndi munanga muakulu wetu bikole, kadi tshiena mua kuamba se ndi mu upilule.

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