Igbo Nouns

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

potatoes
potatoes
nduko
tomatoes
tomatoes
tomatosi
onions
onions
alibasa
carrots
carrots
karọt
fruits
fruits
akwụkwọ ndụ
apples
apples
aplụ
bananas
bananas
unene
oranges
oranges
oloma

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
Igbo
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
Ị nwere ala-efi?
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
e nwere m ala-efi na kọfị
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
o nwere aplụ atọ
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
o nwere sọ ofu aplụ
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
anyị bi n'ọbele ụlọ
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
nri ụtụtụ anyi di m mma

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

bread
bread
achịcha
milk
milk
ala-efi
butter
butter
bọta
cheese
cheese
chiiz
coffee
coffee
kọfị
sandwich
sandwich
sanwich
meat
meat
anụ
chicken
chicken
ọkụkụ
fish
fish
azụ
breakfast
breakfast
nri ụtụtụ
lunch
lunch
nri efifie
dinner
dinner
nri abanị

Conversation in Igbo

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
Igbo
Do you speak (English/ Igbo)?
Ị na-asụ bekee?/Ị na-asụ oyibo?
Just a little
obele
I like Igbo
asụsụ obodo gị dị m mma
Can I practice with you?
m ga esoro gị mụọ?
How old are you?
arọ one k'ịdị?
I'm thirty three years old
adị m arọ iri atọ na atọ
It was nice talking to you
ọmaka ikpa gị nkata

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

Igbo Adjectives   Igbo Adjectives

Igbo Plural   Igbo Plural



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