Saying, “Hello” in Pular
A jaaraama – hello to one person
On jaaraama – hello to more than one person, or to show respect to a person of higher standing in the community
On belike e jam? – Did you have a good night? (with respect)
A waalii e jam?- Did you have a good night? Response – Jam tun , which means peace only
A finii e jam? – Did you wake up well? Reponse – Jam tun, peace only
A nyallii e jam? – Are you passing the day in peace? Response: Hiiyii (long e sound drawn out), ko Jam tun
A hiirii e jam? – Are you passing the evening in peace? Response: same as above
Saying, “How are you?” in Pular
Tanaa alaa gaa? – There is no evil here? Response: Jam tun (peace only)
Tanaa alaa ton? – There is no evil there? Response: Jam tun (peace only)
Moodi maa no e jam? Your husband has peace? – Hibe e jam (He has peace.)
Beyngu maa no e jam? Your wife has peace? – Himo e jam(She has peace)
Faybe ben no e jam? Your children have peace? – Hibe e jam (They have peace)
Boobo maa on no e jam? Your baby has peace? – Himo e jam (He/she has peace)
Saying, “See you later!” in Pular
En bimbi – See you in the morning
En nyalorma – See you in the afternoon.
En kiikiide – See you in the evening.
En jango – See you tomorrow.
En on tuma – See you later!
Mido yetta beynguure nden. – I greet the family.