Entry mba
Part of speech   conjunction [list]
Malagasy definition   Teny mpampitohy fehezankevitra ka milaza antony hanaovan-)avatra: Tonga izahay mba hijery sy hamantatra (arahin' ny "milaza ny ho avy" mandrakariva ity mba ity) [Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   in order to, in order that (followed by the future tense) [Hallanger 1973]
French translation   afin que, pour que. Mitenena mafy mba ho henon'ny olona rehetra ny feonao: parlez fort pour que tout le monde vous entende [Rajemisa: Grammaire]
   afin de, afin que (suivi du futur) [Hallanger 1974]
Analogy   ndrao ~ sangoa ~ sao

Entry mba
Part of speech   particule [list]
Malagasy definition   Kianteny enti-manisika hevitra. 1) Fanajana, fiangaviana raha toa ka mampiasa matoanteny amin' ny fomba mandidy; entina manalefaka kokoa izay lazaina ny "mba" fa tsy mandidy: Mba omeo kely amin' iny aho. / Mba mianara fa aza varian-daolao 2) Fanesoana: Izany hono ka mba hendry 3) Filazana sahala amin' ny "koa", izay ampiasaina miaraka aminy rahateo: Mba handeha koa aho raha mandeha ianao [Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   used to make a request or statement more respectful; mba omèo taratàsy kèly àho: please, give me some paper [Hallanger 1973]
French translation   qui adoucit une commande; mba omèo taratàsy kèly àho: veuillez me donner du papier [Hallanger 1974]

Entry mba
Part of speech   particule [list]
Malagasy definition   Kianteny kely ampiasaina mba hampirisika na hanainga olona ho toy izao sy toy izao: Mbà hendry anaka. Mbà olom-banona (marihina fa tsy fampiasa miaraka amin' ny matoanteny amin' ny fomba mandidy itỳ mbà itỳ: Mbà mianatra tsara fa tsy mba mianara tsara; Ny "mba" manalefaka ny fomba mandidy no azo ampiarahina amin' ny fomba mandidy: Mba mianara fa aza varian-daolao) [Rajemisa 1985]

Updated on 2012/06/20