Welcome to the third Yoruba lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Yoruba to help you practice your daily phrases.
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||Yoruba|
|do you have milk?|
[verb + noun]
|nje o ni wara? |
|I have milk and coffee|
[preposition + noun]
|mo ni wara ati kofi |
|he has three apples|
[number + plural noun]
|o ni apu meta |
|she only has one apple|
[number + singular noun]
|o ni apu kan |
|we live in a small house|
[adjective + noun]
|a ngbe ninu ile kekere kan |
|I like our breakfast|
[pronoun + noun]
|mo feran ounje aaro wa |
The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.
Conversation in Yoruba
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.
|Do you speak (English/ Yoruba)?||nje o nso (geesi/punjabi)?|
|Just a little||die na ni|
|I like Yoruba||mo feran punjabi|
|Can I practice with you?||se mo le so pelu re?|
|How old are you?||omo odun melo ni e?|
|I'm thirty three years old||mo je omo odun meta-le-logbon|
|It was nice talking to you||o dara lati ba e soro|
I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Yoruba. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.
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