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Yoruba vocabulary

Greetings lists
Bedroom – Iyara Mango – Mangoro Page
Hello - Bathroom – Ile iwe Kiwi
Good morning – ekaro Toilet – ile igbo se Where you live
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Good evening – Ekale Hallway – Where do you live? – Ni bo ni o
Good night – Odaro Attic – ngbe
How are you – Bawo ni I live in – Mo gbe ni
Foods In a house – Ile
Age Pasta and pepper– In a city – Ni city
How old are you – Omo dun me Rice and chicken – iresi ati adiye In a town – ni town
lo ni e Bread and butter – breadi ati Near London – O sun mo London
I am ….. years old – Mo je buta In London – Ni London
omodun Yam Chips and sausage – In England – Ni ilu oyinbo
dundun
The family
Colours Desserts
Red – Pupa Apple pie – The father – Baba
Yellow – Yello Apple crumble – The mother – Iya/ Mama
Orange – Fruit salad – Saladi Eleso The sister – egbon mi obirin
Green – Ice cream – The cousin –
Blue – Cookie – The parents – Awon Obi
Purple – Pancakes – The grand parents – Mama Iya
Pink – Chocolate – The uncle –
Gold – The auntie –
White – Fun fun Fruits The grand father – Baba baba
Black – dudu Apple – Osan oyinbo The grand mother – Mama Iya
Brown – Plum – I’ve got – Mo ni
House rooms Orange – Osan I have not got – Mi o ni
Kitchen – ile ijeun Banana – Ogede
Living room – Palo Watermelon – Festivals
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Christmas – Keresi mesi November – Dress – Kaba
Easter – Odun Ajinde December – Shorts – Sokoto Kekere
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New Year – Odun Tuntun Dates t-shirt – Aso
What’s the date – Ki ni eni Jeans – Jean
Christmas Eve – Aisun Odun When’s your birthday – Ojo wo ni
Keresi mesi won bi Numbers
Father’s day – Ojo Baba My birthday is on the... of – Ojo 1 – Okan
Mother’s days – Ojo Mama ibi mi ni 2 – Eji
3 – Eta
Days of the week Opinions 4 – Erin
Monday – Aje I like – mo fe 5 – Aarun
Tuesday – Isegun I love – Mo feran 6 – Efa
Wednesday – Ojoru I like a lot – Mo fe gan 7 – Eje
Thursday – Ojobo I prefer – Mo fe yen 8 – Ejo
Friday- Eti I quite like – Mo fe 9 – Esan
Saturday – Abameta I don’t like – Mo fe 10 – Ewa
Sunday – Aiku I hate – Mo gba ti e
Personal pronouns
Months Seasons I – Emi
January – A season – Igba You – Iwo
February – Spring – He – Iwo
March – Summer – She – Iwo
April – Autumn – We – Awa
May – Winter – They – Awon
June –
July – Clothes Describing words
August – Shoes – Bata Great –
September – Trousers – Sokoto Fantastic –
October – Skirt – Aso Easy – O ro
Fun/ Enjoyment – Igbadun The night – ale What is your problem – Ki ni Page
Boring – wahala e gan
Very – Sports I don’t understand – Ko ye mi
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Difficult – O le Play – Sere I understand – O ye mi
Big – O to bi I practise – Mo se gba ra di
Small – Okere Basketball – They’re coming- ma bo
Cute – Kere Golf – Don’t be upset – ma binu
Fat – Osoran Football – Baul a fese gba am I beautiful/ I am beautiful- se
Verbs Tennis – mo fine
I drink – Mo mun Others
I eat – Mo jeun I want – Mo fe
I buy – Mo ra I want to – Mo fe
I start – Mo bere Thank you very much– Ose gan
I listen to – Mo gbo ni
I write – Mo ko Yes – Beni
I’m speaking – Mo nsoro No – Oti
I’m talkinig to you – Mo nbe soro Please – Jo
I’m going – Mo nlo To –
I’m reading – Mo nkawd With – Pelu
I’m watching – Mo n wo For Toyin– Toyin lo ni
I have – Mo ni On – Tan
I took – Mo mu But – Sugbon
I live – Mo gbe Or – abi
I’m dancing – Mo n jo If – Ti ba
I’m singing – Mo korin When –Ni gba wo
I draw – Mo ya Because – nitori
The day Ok / I agree – Mo gba
The morning – Aro Hurry up – Se kia
The evening – Irole Wow – Iya lenu

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