- good sense, brain
- Are you out of your mind? = Have you lost your mind? <> Ba ka da hankali?
- attention, focus
- Maida hankali <> Pay attention
- rational, rationality
- TItle of a publication: Litattafan Soyayya a Ma’aunin Hankali Da Na Shari’a (The Rational and Islamic Legal Status of Soyayya Novels) 
- Motar ba ta da sauri, a hankali take tafiya. <> The car is not fast, it moves slowly.