Yoruba Nouns

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.

potatoes
potatoes
anamo
tomatoes
tomatoes
tomati
onions
onions
alubosa
carrots
carrots
karots
fruits
fruits
awon eso
apples
apples
apus
bananas
bananas
ogede
oranges
oranges
orombo

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.

bread
bread
buredi
milk
milk
wara
butter
butter
bota
cheese
cheese
wara-kasi
coffee
coffee
kofi
sandwich
sandwich
ounje-ipanu
meat
meat
eran
chicken
chicken
adiye
fish
fish
eja
breakfast
breakfast
ounje aaro
lunch
lunch
ounje osan
dinner
dinner
ounje ale

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.

English
Yoruba
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.

Yoruba Adjectives   Yoruba Adjectives

Yoruba Plural   Yoruba Plural



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