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Ndali Verb List

aboundkukelwa
abstainkwijima
abusekutuka
abusekutuka
actkubomba
add up-onganya
alter; changekusanuka
answerkuamula
answer a callkuitika
apply by stretching; spread ovkubamba
arrange; put in orderkutengania
arrange; put right; repairkutendekesha
arrivekufika; kutwela
ask forkusuma
assemble; collectkubungania
avoidkusenda
bask (in the sun); warm onesel-otela; -ota
bathe-oga
be adjacent; borderkupakana
be afraid-ogopa
bear childkupapa
beatkukoma
be bornkupapigwa
become bad; rottenkubola
become burntkulungula
become cheerfulkusasamuka
become cool; get wellkupola
become full-isula
become jammedkukwama
become lean; grow thinkuganda
become longkukula
become roundkubulunga
befit; suitkwenela
be fully developedkugoma
be fully grownkugoma
be gathered; be assembledkubungana
be high (of meat)kufunda
be ill; groankubina
be lamekusendukila
be leaningkumanyila
be left over; remain overkulema; kushala
be listlesskuba kabibi
be loose; faint; weakkulegela
be mutilatedkulemala
bend-inama
bend; twistkupindana
be owed bykukopwa
be pleasedkuhoboka; kusekela
be pregnantkuba mulufukwe; ichifub#
be properly flavouredkukola
be quietkumyeka; kuba mye
be roundkubulungana
be settled; be in good orderkutengana
be sharpchugi
be shriveled; wrinkledkutungana
be spread abroad; become generkufumuka
be spread outkusambana
be stunted; spoiltkutula
bewitchkuloga
bitekuluma
blow awaykupepeluka
blow on; blow upkuputa; kwifwila
boast; brag; praise oneselfkwitufya
boilku-anga; ku-aja
boil upkujabuka
bore a holekusotola
borrowkukopa
break; snapkuposola
break windkunia
break windkunia; kufyujula
breathe; restkutuja
bring; fetch-ega; kuleta
bring to lightkufumya (pabwelu)
bring up (a child)kusunga; kukusha; kulela
buildkusenga
burn-aka
burykushila
buykugula
callku-itisha
carrykupimba
carrykupimba
carry a child on the back (inkupapa
carry astride on the hipkupapa
catch unawares; startleku-agania
chase (away)kukisha
choosekusala
climb; ascendkukwela
closekushipuka; kushombela
close (eyes; mouth)kushishila [eyes]; kufumba [mouth]
clothekukwatisha; kufwika
coagulatekulula
cohabitkushimila
come-isa
come on suddenly; take in thekuagania
come to an endkushila
construct; put togetherkusenga
cookkupija
cook in water or fatkupija
cool; cure; healkuposha
copy a pattern-egela
coughkukola; kosomola
countkubala
cover (up)kufunika; kukupikila
crawl; creepkwafula
cross (a river)kuloboka
crumplekutunganya
crush by pounding; pulverisekupula
cry; wailkukuta
cultivatekulima
cutkutumla; kuposola; kukeke#
cut firewoodkukoma ingu
cut; lopkushegania
cut to shape; sharpen to a poikusongola
dancekulebela; kumoga
dawnkubuche
decoratekulemba
defecatekunya
denykukana
destroy; spoilkukomania
diekufwa
diekufwa
digkutipa
dig up; dig outkufukula; kushula
diminish; grow lesskupunguka
dipkusasila [food]; kuloba
dividekujaba
dokubomba
do; complete; finishkumala; kumalisha
draw (water from well)kusemba
dreamkulota
drinkkung'wa
drop; throw downkugwisha
dry up; become dry-uma
dry up; ebbkupwa
dwell-ikala
eatkulya
embrace-ofwa; kumbatila
escape; recoverkupona
examine; measure; testkupima; kugela
exercise; drive out a devilkufumya imipepo
explainkulingania
fade; disappearkusoba; kuchuja [fade]
faint; lose consciousnesskushilika
fallkugwa
fan; wavekupepa
ferment; turn sourkulula
fightkulwa
fill-isusha
filter; strainkusuja
fishkuloba; kukuka
fish up; pull out-ipula
flap the wings wildly; flutterkupapata
flykupuluka [birds]
followkukonga
follow (in order)kubamba
forgekuponda
forget-ibwa
frykukalanga
gather (flowers; fruit)-apa
get accustomed-isubila
get fat (of animals)kukula; kunona
get intoxicatedkugala
get lostkusoba
get; obtainku-aga
get wetkutima; kuloba
givekupa
give away (present)kupa
give birth to a childkupapa
give in marriage (of parents;-egesania
give leave; send awaykunyatusha; kufumya
give light tokumulika
give out smokekufuka
glide; tricklekutonya
go back; returnkugaluka
go in; come in-ingila
go out; go awaykufuma
go round; turn roundkushungula
grasp; hold in arm-ikata
gratekung'wala
grind coarselykusha
grind (grain with a millstone)kusha
grow (of plants)kukula; kumela
grow up; get large; become grekukula
grunt; grumblekubuna
guide arightkulongosha
hang in mid-airkwikola
hate; detestkubenga
have enough to eat or drink; b-ikuta
have sexual intercourse withkuniola; kugona
heap up; ready; set on firekukosha; -ifwila
hearkupulika
hem; make a borderkulesania
hidekufisa
hit with a hammerkuhoma
hold; arrestkukola; kwikata
hollow outkufukula; kukumba
honor-imika
huntkubinga; kufwima
imitatekugesha
incitekusonga
increase-ongela
increase; make greater-ongela; -kula
itchkunyegela; kubaba
judgekulonga
jump; leapkunyela
keep livestockkufuga
killkugoga
kneadkukanda
kneelkufugama
knowkumanya
laughkuseka
lay over on one sidekuinika
leak; ooze outkutonya
lean; bend down; slopekwinama
lean on; rely onkusubila
learnkumanyila
leave; go awaykunyatuka
leave (off)kuleka
leave overkulemya; kushasha
lend; borrowkuashima
lickkumyanda
lie downkupama
lie on one's backku-angalama
lift up; pick upkwinula
listenkupulikisha
look after; care forkusunga; kulela
look after grazing cattle;kulisha [cattle]; kubinia; kusunga; kutula
look at; examinekutesha; kwinyesha
look for; hand around (to getkulonda
look roundkutesha
love; wantkugana [love]; kulonda [want]
make offerings to the deadkutambika
make straightkugolosha
marry (of man)-ega
match; harmonisekugelesha
meetkukomana
meltenguka
mix (ingredients)kulunga
mix; put together-ongan'ya
mould (pottery)kubumba
move away; migratekusama
obstructkupinga
open-igula
open (=set ajar) a door-igula; penula
open the mouth wide-asama
order; directkulagisha [order]; kulongosha
overcome; win; vanquishkupota; kutola
packkutengania
pack; press togetherkufinyania
palpitatekupapa
pass; surpasskukinda
paykulipa; kuhomba
pay attention; take carekutesha
peel; shell-uba; kunenya
penetrate-ingila
pile up; pile loads on headkukatisania
pinch; make narrowkutota
place; putkubika
plaitkuluka
plant; sowkubyala
please; satisfykusekesha; kuhobosha
plunder (a town)kupota
plunge into; cause to sinkkubukila
pokefwilisha
polishkushingula [with earth]
pound (grain in a mortar to gekupula
pourkupula
pour awaykutaga; kukupula
preparekutendekesha
press out (oil seed; sugar cankukama
pronouncekujuga
protect by charmkushinga
protect by charmskushinga
pullkugusa
pull; dragkugusa
pull up; come to a halt-ima
pull up; root up-ipa
pushkusungila; kuguta
put a pot on the firekuteleka
put forth; produce; displaykulangisha
put out; be prominentkufuma
put; place; setkubika
put to deathkugoga
put together; composekutunga
put together for comparisonkugelesha; kubambika
quarrel-kulwa
quench; extinguishshimya
rainfula
ramblekututumuka
readkubala
reapkufuna; -inula
receivekupokela
refuse; say nokukana; kushita
reject; refusekukana; kushita
remain; staykulema; kushala
remain; stay behindkulema; kushala
rememberkumbuka
resemblekugelela
resemblekugelela
resemble (very closely)kugelela
rest heavily on; be burdensomekulemela
rest; take a holidaykutusha
rest the cheek on the hand (inkwikata akasajo
returnkugaluka
revivekushuka
ripenkutona
ripenkutona
roar; rumblekukula
roast-ocha
roast-ocha
rubkuguso
runkukinda
satisfykuhobosha
say to; tell tokubula
scrapekokota
scrape; grazekupalula
scratch; gratekwisuba
search diligentlyku-eja
search forkulonda
see-bona; kutesha
seizekukola; kwikata
sellkugulisha
sendkutuma
separate; leave each otherkulekana
separate; set apartkulekania
set a trapkutega
set (of the sun)kukila
set out to dry-anika
set up; appointkusala
sewkusona
sewkusona
sharpenkupyasha
shavekumwa
shiverkutetema
shiver; shudderkutetema
shoutkujwega
siftkusegesa
singkuimba
singekulungusha
sinkkubukila
sink; be drownedkubukila
sit-ikala
slanderkubulila
slapkupata
slashkutema
slaughterkugoga
sleepkupitila; kugona
slip; be slipperykutyelemuka
smell (bad)kunuka kabibi
smell out; sniffkunusha
smell (sweet)kunuka akisa | bukomu
sneezekutyemula
snore; snortkugona ingono
speakkujuga
spend timekuangala
spitkufwila | kutema matye
split; crackkulanda [wall; pot]
spoilkukomania
spoil; blindkupofula
sprain the anklekuteguka
spreadkutenga
spread; scatterkusambania
spread; smear onkupaka
spy outkupelelesha
squat (on the haunches)kunyonyotela
squeeze; milkkukama; -ongesha
squeeze outkukama; kukamula
stack; pile upkubungania
standkwima
stare; glarekugasama
startle; jerkkunyomosha
start off; send awaykutisha
steal-iba
step overkukila
stirkukologa
stir; mix by stirringkologa
stop up; fill a holekushiba
store up; collectkubunganya [collect]; kusengula
stretch oneselfkwigolola
strike; knockkuhoma
strike with a spearkulasa
strip off (e.g. grains of cornkupula
strut proudlykupongomoka
stumblekwikoma
stutterkuatatika
suckkufipa; -onga
suck (the breast)-onga
surroundkushungulila
swallowkumila
swearkuchalika; kujiga
sweepkupyagila
sweep up; collect in a heap (rkupyagila; kubungila
swellisula
take a walkkujata
take; carry-ega
take in (from rain)kuanula
take leave ofkulaga
take off (clothes)kufula
take the skin off; bruisekujula
take up a heavy loadkutwika
tanglekutaba; kuteka
tastekugonja
teach; instructkumanyisha
think; imaginekwinogona
threaten-ogofya
thrust intokulasa
tie (=fasten)kupinya
tie upkupinya
travelkuchula; kugenda isila
tremble; shakekutetema
trickle awaykusulula; kutonya
trykugela
turn roundkusamika
turn round; changekusanuka
turn upside down; turn overkusanusha
twistkupota
twistkusokota; kupota
uncover; revealkufunula
urinatekutunda
usekubombela
vomitkutapika; kuteke
want; need; wishkulonda
washkusuka
wash (clothes)kusuka
wash oneself (after evacuating-isuka
wash; take a bathkwoga
wave; let off a trap; remove akutegula
wearkukwata; kufwala
weave; knitkuluka
wind up (thread)kunienga ubwusi
winnowkupeta
wipekupuputa
withhold fromkwima
wrap upkunyenga
wringkukama
yawnkuajula

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