LEARN IGBO – Basic commands – #7

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Expressing basic commands in Igbo

 

IGBO

ENGLISH

Nyé m ākā gi.

Give me your hand
 

Gwà m áhà (/áfà) gí.

Gwa m afa

Tell me your name
 

Gbá yā nkịtị.

Pay him/her no attention (Ignore him/her)
 

Kwé m n’ākā.

Shake my hand
 

Sí ébé à.

Go/come this way.
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Hụ (/F) nà íhé(/ife) níīlē gàrà nkè ọmá.

See to it that everything goes well
 

 

VOCABULARY

IGBO ENGLISH
Nyé  Give
Gwà Tell
Gbá An expression of “movement” in this context but has different meanings
Kwé Shake (or “agree” in this context but has different meanings)
Go in this context
Hụ To see
m Me
gi You
ya He/She/It
ākā hand
áhà/afa name
nkịtị Silence*
ébé there/here
íhé/ife thing
níīlē all
íhé/ife níīlē everything
gàrà to go
nkè this
ọmá good

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