Welcome to the sixth Yoruba lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Yoruba to help you practice your daily phrases.
|Cardinal and Ordinal - Yoruba|
|Thursday ojo alamisi|
|seventy one mokan-le-laadorin|
|Saturday ojo abameta|
|one hundred ogorun|
|Sunday ojo aiku|
Yoruba cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Yoruba. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
|Grammar + Rules - Yoruba|
|I have three dogs|
[number + noun] mo ni aja meta
|my daughter has two cats|
[number + noun] omobirin mi ni ologbo meji
|she speaks seven languages|
[verb + number] o (arabirin) nso ede meje
|my brother has one son|
[number + singular noun] arakunrin mi ni omokunrin kan
|this is my second lesson|
[ordinal number + noun] eyi ni eko keji mi
|did you read the third book?|
[ordinal number + noun] nje o ka iwe keta?
We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.
Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
|English - Yoruba|
|Where are you from? nibo lo ti wa?|
|I'm from the U.S mo wa lati u.s.|
|I'm American omo orile-ede amerika ni mi|
|Where do you live? nibo lo ngbe?|
|I live in the U.S mo ngbe ni u.s|
|What do you do for a living? kini ise ti o fi njeun?|
|I'm a student omo ile-iwe ni mi|
Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Yoruba? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have homepage. You can now check the next lesson below.
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