5. Wirgo yi – Colors: How To Say Colors in Wolof

Welcome to the fifth Wolof Class: Wirgo yi – Colors. Yesterday, I taught you how to talk about food and drinks in Wolof. Today, we are going to talk about something we don’t really talk about in Senegal in Wolof: wirgo yi (colors). Although the celebrations are five days in, the show must go on! In all the time I have been in Senegal or heard Wolof, I have only heard three colors. I think mostly because we use French words for most colors. However, black, ├▒uul, white, weex, and red, xonq are the colors you do hear most in Wolof. Before we get into the subject: don’t forget to join the SeneGambia Vibes Club on ClubHouse where we do a Wolof class each Saturday! Until Saturday, I will be posting a Wolof class on YouTube. The video will contain a dialogue about the subject of that class and then we will dissect it. I will also share additional information on my Instagram and a downloadable syllabus in each blog for the class! – Let’s get into the fifth class: Wirgo yi – Colors.

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