Lesson 12

Word List

  • kwanti - quantity, amount
    • kekwanti (te/to) - how much, what quantity (of)
  • bazar - market, bazaar
  • glasu - glass, cup (for cold drinks)
  • fenjan - cup (for hot drinks)
  • milko - milk
  • bira - beer
  • vino - wine
  • mumu - cattle (bull, cow)
  • kuku - fowl (hen, rooster)
  • swini - pig, swine
  • ovo - egg
  • pesa - money
  • kari - buy
  • dolar - dollar
  • kima - cost
  • kufi - enough, sufficient (followed by noun/verb)
    • kufimo - enough (preceded by adj/adv), sufficiently (followed by adj/adv)
  • maso - meat

Quizlet Flash Cards


Compound Words with maso

The word maso is used in compounds to form words for the different kinds of meat. Alternatively, depending on the context, the single root word for the animal may be used, without the need to form a compound with maso.

Fill in the blanks below:

chicken: beef: pork: fish (meat):

fenjan fe and glasu fe

The word fe can also mean of, as in what kind of. It can be used, for example, to refer to the contents of a container.

  • fenjan fe cay
    a cup of tea

  • glasu fe sui
    a glass of water

kufi vs kufimo

The word kufi only denotes number or quantity (sufficient number/quantity of). Kufimo, on the other hand, is used for modifying adjective/adverbs, such as in the phrase tall enough.

Example Sentences

Pingo kima kekwanti?
"The apples cost what-quantity?"
How much do the apples cost?

Ovo kima care dolar.
Eggs cost four dollars.

Misu mama no kari swinimaso.
My mom doesn't buy pork.

Kam yu suki Mexikoli bira?
Do you like Mexican beer?

Medisyen glu glasu fe vino.
The doctor is drinking a glass of wine.

Reading and Listening Practice

Mama ji papa le idi cel bazar. Ete le kari jubin, ovo, roti, risi, pingo, banana ji vino. Jubin le kima tiga dolar. Ovo le kima care dolar. Roti le kima lima dolar. Risi le kima dua dolar. Pingo le kima tiga dolar. Banana le kima dua dolar. Vino le kima des dolar.

Lesson Activity

Create your own sentences using the example above, and examples from previous lessons, as sentence patterns. Tell a story.