Lesson 12

New words in this lesson:

  • kwanti - quantity
    • kekwanti (te/to) - how much, what quantity (of)
  • bazar - market, bazaar
  • gelas (fe) - glass (of)
  • fenjan (fe) - cup (of)
  • milko - milk
  • bira - beer
  • vino - wine
  • mumu - ox (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, sufficiently (followed by adj/adv)
  • -so - (suffix) meat


Suffix -so

The suffix -so (maso - meat) is used to derive words for the different kinds of meat.

Fill in the blanks below:

chicken: _______________
beef: _______________
pork: _______________
fish (meat): _______________

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 swiniso.
    My mom doesn't buy pork.

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

  • Mediciyen glu gelas fe vino.
    The doctor is drinking a glass of wine.

Reading 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.