Lingala Language Lingala Grammar: «Time adverbs»

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Lelo: Today[edit | edit source]

    • Naza na musala ebele lelo: I have a lot of work today

Lobi(ekoya): Tomorrow[edit | edit source]

    • Esengeli tokutana lobi: We have to meet tomorrow.

Lobi(eleki): Yesterday[edit | edit source]

    • Bakomaki na Kinshasa lobi(eleki): They got to Kinshasa yesterday

Sikoyo: Now[edit | edit source]

    • Ozokende sikoyo(sika sikoyo)?: Are you going now(right now)

Sikoyo te: Not now[edit | edit source]

    • Akoya sikoyo te: He/She won't come now

Sima: After[edit | edit source]

    • Benga nga sima: Call me after

Sima lobi: The day after tomorrow[edit | edit source]

    • Bandeko naye bakoya sima lobi: His/her siblings will come after tomorrow

Mbala eleki: Before/last time[edit | edit source]

    • Tokutanaki te mbala eleki: We didn't we last time

Poso eleki: last week[edit | edit source]

    • Nasombaki biloko ebele poso eleki: I bought a lot of things last week

Poso oyo: This week[edit | edit source]

    • Poso oyo, Paul akobalana na Emilie: Paul is getting married with Emilie this week

Tongo: Early[edit | edit source]

    • Baye tongo lelo: They have come early today

Natongo: In the morning[edit | edit source]

    • Namelaka kaka mayi natongo: I just drink water in the morning

Lelo natongo: This morning[edit | edit source]

    • Esengeli nakutana na Paul lelo natongo: I have to meet Paul this morning

Lobi natongo: Tomorrow/Yesterday morning[edit | edit source]

    • Benga nga lobi natongo: Call me tomorrow morning

Napokwa: in the evening[edit | edit source]

    • Tokokende Cinema napokwa?: Will we go to Cinema in the evening?

Na butu: At night[edit | edit source]

    • Esengeli olala mingi na butu: You have to sleep a lot at night

Lelo napokwa: Tonight[edit | edit source]

    • Toza na liyangani lelo napokwa: We have a meeting tonight

Lobi napokwa: Tomorrow/Yesterday evening[edit | edit source]

    • Namonakiye lobi napkwa: I saw him/her yesterday evening

Tongo makasi: Very early[edit | edit source]

    • Yaka tongo makasi: Do come very early!

Tango nini?: When?[edit | edit source]

    • Mayangani ekobanda tango nini: When will the meeting begin?


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