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LEARN IGBO: Simple sentences and verb conjugation #9

FORMING SIMPLE SENTENCES IN IGBO

Similar to English, Igbo present tense word order is typically:

verbs

SVO

  • SUBJECT (I/He/They…etc)
  • VERB (to go/to be/…etc)
  • OBJECT (happiness(adjective)/park…etc)

 

So if I wanted to say I am a nice person. I would say:

A(I) bu m(am) ezigbo(a good) mmadu(person).

Below are some examples of Igbo verb conjugation using the verb (to be)

IGBO ENGLISH
ỊMARA MMA – TO BE GOOD LOOKING
Amara m mma I am good looking
Ị mara mma You are good looking
Ọ mara mma He/she/it is good looking
Anyị mara mma We are (group) good looking
Anyị machara mma We are (individually) good looking

 

Unu mara mma You (pl – group) are good looking
Unu machara mma You are all (every person individually) is good looking
Ha mara mma They are good looking
Ha machara mma They are all good looking

 

Amara m mma nwoke I am handsome (man)
Amara m mma nwanyị I am a pretty (woman)
Ị mara mma nwoke You are handsome
Ị mara mma nwanyị You are pretty
Ọ mara mma nwoke He is handsome
Ọ mara mma nwanyị She is pretty

 

ỊBỤ EZIGBO MMADỤ – TO BE A GOOD PERSON

Abụ m ezigbo mmadụ I am a nice person
bụ ezigbo mmadụ You are a nice person
Ọ bụ ezigbo mmadụ He/She is a nice person
Anyị bu ezigbo mmadụ We are nice people
Anyị bụcha ezigbo mmadụ We are all nice people
Unu bu ezigbo mmadụ You are nice people
Unu bụcha ezigbo mmadụ You are all nice people
Ha bụ ezigbo mmadụ They are nice people
Ha bụcha ezigbo mmadụ They are all nice people

 

Etoro m ogologo I am tall
Ị toro ogologo You are tall
toro ogologo He/she/it is tall
Anyị tochara ogologo We are all tall
Unu tochara ogologo You are all tall
Ha tochara ogologo They are all tall

 

For more on Igbo verbs check out: LEARN IGBO: Common Verbs 1 (Imo and Anambra dialects) #4

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