Shuwen [= sonya] | to steal

I have not been able to find this word in the dictionary.
Ex: Nin ye an ka vakansi shuwen ! (this messed up our vacation)

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I ni ce, Malik!

The verb you are looking for is actually sonya or sonyɛ meaning ‘to steal’ (see also, son/nson ‘thief’).

Local pronunciation in many parts of Mali has actually become something that sounds like shuwɛn, but generally the standard written form is the fuller one.

In Jula (and Maninka), everyone generally says sonya.

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Thank you. Yeah, I notice a lot of these types of pronunciation differences.