Hausa Most Popular Words

Welcome to our Hausa list of the most popular words and expressions. If you memorize the whole vocabulary below, you will be able to communicate with most people in Afrikaas without many issues. Make sure you add this list to your must read pages so that you don't forget the words.

Coffee Arrow kofi

Milk Arrow madara

Breakfast Arrow karin kumallo

Lunch Arrow abincin rana

Dinner Arrow abincin dare

Bread Arrow burodi

Cheese Arrow cukwi

Chicken Arrow naman kaza

Eggs Arrow Kwayakwayai

Fish Arrow kifi

Food Arrow abinci

Fruit Arrow ya'yan itace

Meat Arrow nama

Sandwich Arrow sanwic

Sugar Arrow sikari

Tea Arrow Shayi

Tomatoes Arrow tumatir

Vegetables Arrow Kayan miya

Water Arrow Ruwa

Belt Arrow bel

Clothes Arrow tufafi

Coat Arrow kwat

Dress Arrow kaya

Glasses Arrow Gilashi or Madubai or tabarau

Gloves Arrow Safar hannu

Hat Arrow malfa

Jacket Arrow jakit

Pants (Trousers) Arrow wando

Ring Arrow Zobe

Shirt Arrow shat

Shoes Arrow takalma

Socks Arrow safa

Suit Arrow

Sweater Arrow suwaita

Tie Arrow Nik-taye

Umbrella Arrow lema

Underwear Arrow kampai

Wallet Arrow alabe

Watch Arrow Agogo

Do you like my dress? Arrow Kana sha'awar kaya na?

Book Arrow littafi

Books Arrow littafai

Chair Arrow kujera

Desk Arrow tebur

Dictionary Arrow ƙamus

Languages Arrow yaruka or yarurruka

Library Arrow ɗakin karatu

Laptop Arrow kwamfutar tafi-da-gidanka

Page Arrow shafi

Paper Arrow takarda

Pen Arrow alƙalami

Question Arrow tambaya

School Arrow Makaranta

Student Arrow ɗalibi

Teacher Arrow malami

University Arrow jami'a

I have a question Arrow Ina da tambaya

What's the name of that book? Arrow Yaya sunan wancan littafin

Arm Arrow hannu

Back Arrow baya

Ear Arrow kunne

Eye Arrow ido

Face Arrow fuska

Feet Arrow kafafu

Fingers Arrow yatsu

Hair Arrow gashi

Hand Arrow hannu

Head Arrow kai

Heart Arrow zuciya

Leg Arrow ƙafa

Mouth Arrow baki

Neck Arrow wuya

Nose Arrow hanci

Teeth Arrow haƙora

She has beautiful eyes Arrow Idanuwanta na da kyau

Airplane Arrow jirgin sama

Airport Arrow filin jirgin sama

Bus Arrow motar safa

Bus station Arrow Tashar mota

Car Arrow mota

Flight Arrow jirgi

Help Desk Arrow teburin bayar da taimako

Hotel Arrow otel

Passport Arrow fasfo

Taxi Arrow taksi

Ticket Arrow tikiti

Tourism Arrow Yawan shaƙatawa

Train (noun) Arrow jirgin kasa

Train station Arrow Tashar jirgin ƙasa

By train Arrow ta jirgin ƙasa

By car Arrow ta mota

By bus Arrow ta bus

By taxi Arrow ta tasi

By airplane Arrow ta jirgin sama

Do you accept credit cards? Arrow Kuna karbar katin Credit?

How much will it cost? Arrow Farashinsa nawa ne?

I have a reservation Arrow Ina da wurin da aka tanada

I'd like to rent a car Arrow Ina son hayar mota

I'm here on business /on vacation. Arrow Na zo harkar kasuwanci/hutu

Is this seat taken? Arrow Akwai mutum a wancan wajen?

Good luck! Arrow Allah Ya bada sa'a!

Happy birthday! Arrow Barka da ranar haihuwarka!

Happy new year! Arrow Barka da shigowa sabuwar shekara!

Merry Christmas! Arrow Barka da Kirsimeti!

Baby Arrow Jariri

Boy Arrow yaro

Brother Arrow ɗan uwa

Child (female) Arrow Yarinya

Child (male) Arrow Yaro

Cousin (female) Arrow Yar Bappa

Cousin (male) Arrow Dan Bappa

Daughter Arrow 'ya

Father Arrow mahaifi/uba

Girl Arrow yarinya

Grandfather Arrow kaka

Grandmother Arrow kaka

Husband Arrow miji

Man Arrow namiji

Mother Arrow mama or uwa or mahaifiya

People Arrow mutane

Sister Arrow 'yar uwa

Son Arrow ɗa

Wife Arrow matar aure

Woman Arrow mace

How old is your sister? Arrow Shekarun Kanwarka nawa?

What's your brother called? Arrow Mene ne sunan Dan'uwanka?

Actor Arrow ɗan wasan kwaikwayo

Actress Arrow 'yar wasan kwaikwayo

Artist Arrow Mai zane-zane

Businessman Arrow Dan kasuwa

Doctor Arrow likita

Nurse Arrow Nas

Policeman Arrow Dansanda

Singer Arrow Mawaki

Student Arrow ɗalibi

Teacher Arrow malami

Translator Arrow Mai fassara

He is a policeman Arrow Shi Dansanda ne

I'm an artist Arrow Ni mai zane-zane ne

I'm looking for a job Arrow Ina neman aiki

Days Arrow Kwanaki

Monday Arrow Litinin

Tuesday Arrow Talata

Wednesday Arrow Laraba

Thursday Arrow Alhamis

Friday Arrow Juma'a

Saturday Arrow Asabar

Sunday Arrow Lahadi

January Arrow Janairu

February Arrow Fabrairu

March Arrow Maris

April Arrow Afrilu

May Arrow Mayu

June Arrow Yuni

July Arrow Yuli

August Arrow Agusta

September Arrow Satumba

October Arrow Oktoba

November Arrow Nuwamba

December Arrow Disamba

Autumn Arrow Damuna

Winter Arrow hunturu

Spring Arrow kaka

Summer Arrow Bazara

Time Arrow lokaci

Hour Arrow awa

Minute Arrow minti

Second Arrow na biyu

I was born in July Arrow A watan Yuli aka haife ni

I will visit you in August Arrow Zan kawo maka ziyara a watan Agusta

Cold Arrow sanyi

Hot Arrow zafi

Rain Arrow ruwa

Snow Arrow dusar ƙanƙara

Spring Arrow kaka

Summer Arrow Bazara

Sun Arrow Rana

Sunny Arrow hasken rana

Warm Arrow ɗumi

Wind Arrow iska

Windy Arrow yanayin iska

Winter Arrow hunturu

It is raining Arrow Ana ruwa

It is sunny Arrow Ana rana

It is windy Arrow Ana iska

It's cold Arrow Ana sanyi

It's hot Arrow Ana zafi

Bed Arrow gado

Bedroom Arrow ɗaki

Computer Arrow kwamfuta

Door Arrow ƙofa

Furniture Arrow

House Arrow gida

Kitchen Arrow ɗakin girki

Refrigerator Arrow firinji

Room Arrow ɗaki

Television Arrow talabijin

Toilet Arrow makewayi

Window Arrow taga

Can you open the window? Arrow Za aka iya buɗe taga?

I need to use the computer Arrow Ina son amfani da kwamfuta

Arabic Arrow larabci

Moroccan Arrow Ɗan Maroko

Morocco Arrow maroko

Chinese (language) Arrow harshen sin

Chinese (nationality) Arrow Ɗan Chana

China Arrow china

English Arrow turancin ingilishi

British Arrow Bature

Britain Arrow Birtaniya

American Arrow Ba'amurke

America Arrow Amurka

French (language) Arrow faransanci

French (nationality) Arrow Mutumin Faransa

France Arrow faransa

Italian (language) Arrow italiyanci

Italian (nationality) Arrow Ɗan Italiya

Italy Arrow italiya

Japanese (language) Arrow japananci

Japanese (nationality) Arrow Mutumin Japan

Japan Arrow japan

Russian (language) Arrow rashanci

Russian (nationality) Arrow Ɗan Rasha

Russia Arrow rasha

Spanish (language) Arrow spaniyanci

Spanish (nationality) Arrow Ɗan Spain

Spain Arrow spain / andolus

I don't speak Korean Arrow Ban iya magana da yaren koriya ba

I speak Italian Arrow Na iya magana da Italiyanci

I want to go to Germany Arrow Ina so in je Jamus

I was born in Italy Arrow An haife ni a Italiya

Black Arrow baƙi

Blue Arrow shuɗi

Brown Arrow ruwan-ƙasa

Colors Arrow Launuka

Green Arrow tsanwa

Orange Arrow oranji

Red Arrow ja

White Arrow fari

Yellow Arrow rawaya

I have black hair Arrow gashina baki ne

Your cat is white Arrow Kyanwarka fara ce

Far Arrow Nesa

Here Arrow nan

Left Arrow Hagu

Right Arrow Dama

Near Arrow kusa da

Straight Arrow miƙaƙƙe

There Arrow da

Can I help you? Arrow Kana bukatar taimakona?

Can you help me? Arrow Za ka iya taimakona?

Can you show me? Arrow Za ka iya nuna min?

Come with me! Arrow Biyo no!

I'm lost Arrow Na ɓata

I'm not from here Arrow Ba a nan nake ba

Turn left Arrow juya hagu

Turn right Arrow Juya dama

Can you take less? Arrow Ko zaka rage?

Do you accept credit cards? Arrow Kuna karbar katin Credit?

How much is this? Arrow Wannan nawa ne?

I'm just looking Arrow Dubawa kawai nake

Only cash please! Arrow Kudi kawai!

This is very expensive Arrow wannan ya na da tsada sosai

I'm vegetarian Arrow Ni bana cin nama

It is very delicious! Arrow yana da daɗi kwarai

May we have the check please? Arrow Shin za mu iya samun cek?

The bill please! Arrow nawa muka kashe

Waiter / waitress! Arrow sabis

What do you recommend? (to eat) Arrow me za mu ci?

What's the name of this dish? Arrow Me ake kiran wannan abincin?

Menu Arrow takardar bayanin abinci

Spoon Arrow cokali

No problem! Arrow Ba damuwa!

Accident Arrow tsautsayi

Ambulance Arrow motar asibiti

Doctor Arrow likita

Headache Arrow ciwon kai

Heart attack Arrow ciwon zuciya

Help me Arrow taimake ni

Hospital Arrow asibiti

Medicines Arrow magungunna

Pharmacy Arrow shagon magunguna

Poison Arrow dafi or guba

Police Arrow ɗan sanda

Stomach ache Arrow ciwon ciki

Are you okay? Arrow lafiya kake.kike/kuke?

Call a doctor! Arrow kirawo likita

Call the ambulance! Arrow kira motar assibiti

Call the police! Arrow kira 'yan sanda

Calm down! Arrow kwantar da hankalinka/ki/ku

I feel sick Arrow Ba ni da lafiya

It hurts here Arrow Nan yana ciwo

It's urgent! Arrow Na gaggawa ne!

Stop! Arrow Dakata!

Thief! Arrow Ɓarawo!

Animal Arrow Dabba

Cat Arrow mage

Dog Arrow kare

Horse Arrow doki

Do you have any animals? Arrow Kana da dabbobi?

I have a dog Arrow Ina da kare

Small Arrow ƙarami

Big Arrow babbar

Tall Arrow mai tsawo

Short Arrow gajere

Cheap Arrow Arha

Expensive Arrow tsada

Good Arrow Mai kyau

Bad Arrow Mummuna or Ba kyau

Wrong Arrow kuskure

Right (correct) Arrow daidai

New Arrow sabo

Old (opposite of new) Arrow tsoho

Young Arrow ƙarami

Old (opposite of young) Arrow tsoho

Difficult Arrow mai wahala/mai wuya

Easy Arrow mai sauki

This is too expensive Arrow Wannan ya cika tsada

Am I right or wrong? Arrow Na yi dai dai ko ban yi dai dai ba?

Here Arrow nan

There Arrow can

Quickly Arrow Da sauri

Really Arrow ne sosai

Slowly Arrow Sannu a hankali

Always Arrow ko da yaushe

Never Arrow har abada

Sometimes Arrow wani lokaci

Next week Arrow mako mai zuwa

Now Arrow yanzu

Soon Arrow ba da jimawa ba

Today Arrow yau

Tomorrow Arrow gobe

Tonight Arrow da daren nan

Yesterday Arrow jiya

Do you like it here? Arrow Kana/kina jin daɗin zaman nan

See you later! Arrow Sai an jima!

Thank you very much! Arrow Na gode kwarai!

Woman Arrow mace

Women Arrow mata

Man Arrow namiji

Men Arrow maza

Boy Arrow yaro

Boys Arrow yara

Girl Arrow yarinya

Girls Arrow 'yan mata

Country Arrow ƙasa

Countries Arrow Ƙasashe

We speak two languages Arrow Mun iya yare guda biyu

Cat Arrow mage

Dog Arrow kare

Woman Arrow mace

Women Arrow mata

Mother Arrow mahaifiya/uwa

Sister Arrow 'yar uwa

I have a dog Arrow Ina da kare

I speak Italian Arrow Na iya magana da Italiyanci

A French teacher is here Arrow Malamin Faransanci ya zo nan

The French teacher is here Arrow Malamin Fransancin ya zo nan

Some languages are hard Arrow Wasu yarurruka su na da wahala

Many languages are easy Arrow Yarurruka masu yawa su na da sauƙi

The student speaks Korean Arrow Ɗalibin ya na magana da yaren Koriya

A student speaks Korean Arrow Ɗalibi ya na magana da yaren Koriya

Some students speak Korean Arrow Wasu ɗalibai su na magana da yaren Koriya

In front of Arrow a gaban

Behind Arrow bayan

Before Arrow kafin

After Arrow bayan

Inside Arrow ciki

With Arrow da

Without Arrow ba tare da

Outside Arrow waje

On top of Arrow a Bisa

Under Arrow a ƙarƙashi

And Arrow da

Between Arrow tsakanin

But Arrow amma

For Arrow don

From Arrow daga

In Arrow ciki

Near Arrow kusa

Or Arrow

Can I practice Italian with you? Arrow Zan iya jarraba magana da kai/ke da Italiyanci?

I speak French but with an accent Arrow Na iya magana sosai da Faransanci

Boy Arrow yaro

Girl Arrow yarinya

Man Arrow namiji

Woman Arrow mace

Father Arrow mahaifi or baba or uba

Mother Arrow mama or uwa or mahaifiya

Brother Arrow ɗan'uwa

Sister Arrow 'yar uwa

Cat (Masc.) Arrow muzuru

Cat (Fem.) Arrow mage

He is tall Arrow yana da tsawo

She is tall Arrow tana da tsawo

He is a short man Arrow shi gajeren mutum ne

She is a short woman Arrow ita gajeriyar mace ce

One Arrow ɗaya

Two Arrow biyu

Three Arrow uku

Four Arrow huɗu

Five Arrow biyar

Six Arrow shida

Seven Arrow bakwai

Eight Arrow takwas

Nine Arrow tara

Ten Arrow goma

I Arrow ni

You Arrow kai, ke, ku

He Arrow shi

She Arrow ita

We Arrow mu

You (plural) Arrow ku

They Arrow su

I love you Arrow Ina sonka/ki

Me Arrow ni

You Arrow kai, ke, ku

Him Arrow shi

Her Arrow ita

Us Arrow mu

You (plural) Arrow ku

Them Arrow su

Give me your phone number Arrow Ba ni lamabar wayarka/ki

I can give you my email Arrow Zan iya ba ka/ki Imel ɗina

My Arrow nawa

Your Arrow naka/naki/naku

His Arrow nashi/nasa

Her Arrow nata

Our Arrow namu

Your (plural) Arrow naku

Their Arrow nasu

His email is … Arrow Imel ɗinsa shi ne...

My phone number is … Arrow Lambar wayata ita ce...

How? Arrow Ta yaya?

What? Arrow Mine ne? or mene ne?

When? Arrow Yaushe?

Where? Arrow Ina?

Who? Arrow Wanene/waye?

Why? Arrow Sabo da me?

Can I help you? Arrow Kana bukatar taimakona?

Can you help me? Arrow Za ka iya taimakona?

Do you speak English? Arrow Ka/kin iya Turanci?

How much is this? Arrow Wannan nawa ne?

What is your name? Arrow Yaya sunanka/ki

What time is it? Arrow ƙarfe nawa?

When can we meet? Arrow Yaushe za mu haɗu?

Where do you live? Arrow A ina kake/kike da zama?

Who is knocking at the door? Arrow Wa ya ke ƙwanƙwasa ƙofa?

Why is it expensive? Arrow Me yasa ya ke da tsada?

No Arrow a'a

Nothing Arrow babu komai

Not yet Arrow ba yanzu ba

No one Arrow ba kowa

No longer Arrow

Never Arrow har abada

Cannot Arrow ba zan

Should not Arrow

Don't worry! Arrow Kada ka damu!

I cannot remember the word Arrow Ba zan iya tuna kalmar ba

I do not speak Japanese Arrow Ban iya yaren Japan ba

I don't know! Arrow Ban sani ba

I'm not fluent in Italian yet Arrow Ban ƙware da magana da Italiyanci ba tukuna

No one here speaks Greek Arrow A nan ba wanda ya iya Girkanci

No problem! Arrow Ba damuwa!

To drive Arrow Domin tuƙi

To drive Arrow tuƙawa

To give Arrow bayarwa

To have Arrow mallaka or samu

To know Arrow sani

To understand Arrow fahimta or ganewa

To work Arrow aiki

To write Arrow rubutawa

He understands me Arrow Yana fahimta ta

He understood me Arrow Ya fahimce ni

He will understand me Arrow zai fahimce ni

I see you Arrow Ina ganinka

He reads a book Arrow Yana karanta littafi

He understands me Arrow Yana fahimta ta

She has a cat Arrow Tana da mage

She knows my friend Arrow Ta san abokina/ƙawata

We want to learn Arrow Muna son mu koyo

We think Spanish is easy Arrow Muna tunanin cewa Spaniyanci yana da sauƙi

They drive a car Arrow Su na tuƙa mota

They smile Arrow Su na murmushi

I saw you Arrow Na ganka

I wrote with a pen Arrow Na yi rubutu da alƙalami

You loved apples Arrow Ka so tuffa

You gave money Arrow Ka/kin bayarda kuɗi

You played tennis Arrow Kun yi wasan tenis

He understood me Arrow Ya fahimce ni

She had a cat Arrow Tana da mage

She knew my friend Arrow Ta san abokina/ƙawata

We wanted to learn Arrow Mun so mu koya

They smiled Arrow Sun yi murmushi

I will see you Arrow Zan ganka

I will write with a pen Arrow Zan yi rubutu da alƙalami

He will read a book Arrow Zai karanta littafi

He will understand me Arrow zai fahimce ni

We will think about you Arrow Za mu yi tunaninka/ki/ku

Go! Arrow Tafi!

Stop! Arrow Dakata!

Don't Go! Arrow Kada ka/ki tafi!

Stay! Arrow Tsaya!

Come here! Arrow Zo nan!

Be quiet! Arrow Yi shiru!

Go straight Arrow tafi a miƙe

Wait! Arrow Tsaya!

Let's go! Arrow Mu tafi!

Sit down! Arrow Zauna!

Good Arrow mai kyau

Better Arrow mai kyau

Best Arrow mafi kyau

Bad Arrow lalatacce

Worse Arrow lalatacce

Worst Arrow mafi lalacewa

Taller Arrow mafi tsawo

Shorter Arrow mafi gajarta

Younger Arrow mafi ƙanƙanta

Older Arrow mafi tsufa

As tall as Arrow mai tsawo kamar

Taller than Arrow mai tsawo

Shorter than Arrow gajere

More beautiful Arrow mai kyau

Less beautiful Arrow mai ƙarancin kyau

Most beautiful Arrow mafi kyau

Happy Arrow Farin ciki or Jin Dadi

Happier Arrow mai farin ciki

Happiest Arrow mafi farin ciki

You are happy Arrow Ka/kina cikin farin ciki

You are as happy as Maya Arrow Ka/ki na cikin farin ciki kamar Maya

You are happier than Maya Arrow Kin fi Maya farin ciki

You are the happiest Arrow Kai/ke ne/ce mafi farin ciki

Hi! Arrow Sannu!

Good morning! Arrow Barka da Asuba

Good afternoon! Arrow barka da Rana!

Good evening! Arrow Barka da Yamma!

How are you? (polite) Arrow Yaya kuke?

How are you? (friendly) Arrow Yaya kake?

What's up? (colloquial) Arrow Yaya dai?

I'm fine, thank you! Arrow Kalau, na gode!

And you? (polite) Arrow Ku fa?

And you? (friendly) Arrow Kai fa?

Good Arrow Mai kyau

Do you speak English? Arrow Ka/kin iya Turanci?

Just a little Arrow Jira ni

What's your name? Arrow Yaya sunanka/ki

My name is (John Doe) Arrow Suna na (John Doe)

Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss... Arrow

Nice to meet you! Arrow Na yi farin cikin haɗuwa da kai/ke

You're very kind! Arrow kana/kina da kirki

Where are you from? Arrow Mutumin ina ne kai?/Mutuniyar ona ce ke?

I'm from the U.S Arrow Ni ɗan Amurka ne/ Ni 'yar Amurka ce

I'm American Arrow As above

Where do you live? Arrow A ina kake/kike da zama?

I live in the U.S Arrow Ina zaune a Amurka

Do you like it here? Arrow Kana/kina jin daɗin zaman nan

How old are you? Arrow Shekarunka/ki nawa?

I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old Arrow shekaruna (ashirin, talatin)...

Are you married? Arrow Kana/kina da aure?

Do you have children? Arrow Kana/kina da 'ya'ya

I have to go Arrow Zan tafi

I will be right back! Arrow In an jima zan dawo

Nice to meet you! Arrow Na yi farin cikin haɗuwa da kai/ke

Can I practice Italian with you? Arrow Zan iya jarraba magana da kai/ke da Italiyanci?

My French is bad Arrow Ban iya Faransanci da kyau ba

I need to practice my French Arrow ya kamata inyi ta gwajin Faransanci na

Would you like to go for a walk? Arrow Kana/kina so muyi tattaki?

Can I have your phone number? Arrow Zan iya samun lambar wayarka/ki?

Can I have your email? Arrow Zan iya samun imen ɗin ka/ki?

Are you married? Arrow Ka/ki na da aure?

I'm single Arrow Ba ni da aure

Are you free tomorrow evening? Arrow Ka/ki na da lokaci gobe da maraice?

I would like to invite you for dinner Arrow Ina so in gayyace ka/ki cin abincin dare

Where do you live? Arrow A ina kake/kike da zama?

When can we meet? Arrow Yaushe za mu haɗu?

Do you like it? Arrow kana/kina so?

I really like it! Arrow Ina son shi sosai

I love you Arrow Ina sonka/ki

Would you marry me? Arrow Za ka/ki aure ni?


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