Yoruba Phrases

Welcome to our seventh lesson about popular Yoruba phrases. This page will include greetings, questions, emergency and survival expressions, asking for direction, language practice, introducing yourself, holiday wishes, and finally some travel phrases.

Holiday Wishes
Happy birthday
e ku ojo ibi
Happy new year
e ku odun tuntun
Merry Christmas
e ku odun keresimesi
Good luck
ori 're
mo ba e yo

Travel Phrases
I have a reservation (hotel)
mo gba aye sile
Do you have rooms available?
nje o ni yara sile?
I would like a non-smoking room
mo fe iyara nibiti won ko nmu siga
What is the charge per night?
elo ni fun ale kan
Is this seat taken?
se won ti gba ijoko yi
I'm vegetarian
efo ni emi maa nje
aduro-tini nile ounje
How much is this?
eelo ni eyi?
This is very expensive
eleyi won pupo ju

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the phrases in Yoruba. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

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