Sentences in Sango tend to be pretty long, because it consists of a relatively few words that are then strung together to make a new word. The words, too, are often an amalgamation of shorter words. Some of my favorites:
lakui: la (sun) + kui (dead) = evening
bekombite: beko (anagram of "kobe," food) + mbi (I) + te (eat) = noon
I've learned several ways of saying "It's hot," but the one I learned today is by far my favorite:
La asu mingi: literally, the sun is sucking a lot.
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