Hausa Nouns

Welcome to the third Hausa lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Hausa to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes
dankali
tomatoes
tomatoes
tumatir
onions
onions
albasa
carrots
carrots
karas
fruits
fruits
ya'yan itace
apples
apples
aful
bananas
bananas
ayaba
oranges
oranges
lemu

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Hausa
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
ka/ki/kuna da madara?
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
ina da madara, da kofi
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
yana da 'ya'yan afil ukuk
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
afil daya kawai gare ta
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
muna zaune a wani gida ƙarami
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
naji dadin karin kummalonmu

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread
burodi
milk
milk
madara
butter
butter
man shanu
cheese
cheese
cukwi
coffee
coffee
kofi
sandwich
sandwich
sanwic
meat
meat
nama
chicken
chicken
naman kaza
fish
fish
kifi
breakfast
breakfast
karin kumallo
lunch
lunch
abincin rana
dinner
dinner
buda-baki

Conversation in Hausa

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Hausa
Do you speak (English/ Hausa)?
kana/kina jin turancin ingilishi?
Just a little
kaɗan
I like Hausa
ina son hausa
Can I practice with you?
na iya yi tare da ku?
How old are you?
shekaran ka/ki/ku nawa?
I'm thirty three years old
shekaruna talatin da uku
It was nice talking to you
na ji dadin zancenmu

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Hausa. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Hausa Adjectives   Hausa Adjectives

Hausa Plural   Hausa Plural



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