In honor of this past week’s Mardi Gras festivities, how do you say “Laissez les bons temps rouler,” or “Let the good times roll” in Bambara?
A y’a to kodumanw k’u tile kɛ u fɛrɛ ma!
A ye waati dumanw to u ka tɛmɛn u fɛrɛ ma!
Note: In Bambara you would add fɛrɛ ma meaning “librement” or “freely.”
Thanks for this translation go to Djibril Coulibaly, our fantastic editor. Djibril was one of my Bambara teachers when I was a Peace Corps trainee 15 years ago, and now teaches French in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
How about you? Would you like to see more Bambara lessons on the blog?
Definitely keep the Bambara lessons coming!