FORMING SIMPLE SENTENCES IN IGBO
Similar to English, Igbo present tense word order is typically:
- 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)
|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
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Anyị ga-asụ asụsu Igbo – We’re going to speak Igbo
Aha m wụ/bụ Ugonna – My name is Ugonna
Continue reading “Learn Igbo: Question Words (Who onye, what gini…etc)”
Fino and Bino: Igbo Cartoon
Great for kids and those who have a basic basis in in Igbo.
A slower paced cartoon with special attention to learning Igbo.
IGBO AMAKA ON YOUTUBE: –
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Gini ka anyi ga eri?
Deciding what to eat in Igbo
Basic dialogue between Chidera and her mother Amara.
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Tips for learning:
- Listen to the audio
- Listen to the audio again whilst following the Igbo text
- Once you think you’ve grasped the script, read the Igbo text aloud
- Interpret the text with the translation and keywords
|Ka chi fo
|Kọ di echi
ASKING HOW ARE YOU
|Kedu k’i mere (Kedu ka i mere)
Also (kedu k’i di)
|How are you?
|A di mma
|Obi di m ụtọ i hu gi
||It’s nice to meet you
|A hu be hu m gi ọtụtụ oge
||Long-time no see
PLEASE AND THANKS
||keep it up/stay well
|Ị aghotara ihe m kwuru?
||Did you understand what I said?
|Mba, aghotaghi m (ihe i kwuru)
||No I don’t understand wat you said
|Ee, aghotara m (ihe i kwuru)
||Yes I understood what you said
|Nyere m aka!
Paschal, imeela nke ukwu!
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