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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 5:51pm On Nov 10, 2012
afam4eva:
I'm not really sure but i hear it mostly from people from Onitsha. I think Awka uses "Ife"
The Onitsha people I know use Ife
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Eze Promoe: 9:52pm On Nov 10, 2012
Now let me translate some Nairaland associated terms in Igbo
Profile: Ihe-ejiri-mara-onye
Edit your profile: Dezie ihe-ejiri-mara gi
Trending: nke n'ewù
Moderator: Onye nhazi
Politics: ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchichi
Culture: ome-na-ala
Technology: Ụzụ
Science: Nka
TV: Igbe onyonyo
Radio: Igbe okwụ
Muslim: onye uka alakuba
Christian: onye uka
Roman Catholic: Uka fada
Anglican: Uka Siemesi
Birthday: mgbe-ejiri-muo-onye
Championship: Azọmpì

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Eze Promoe: 9:59pm On Nov 10, 2012
Some obscene words in Igbo language:
Bleep you: Ragbue onwe gi
Bleep y'all: Ragbue onwe unu
Dick: Amu
Kitty-Cat: Ọhu

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Eze Promoe: 10:01pm On Nov 10, 2012
Some obscene words in Igbo language:
Bleep you: Ragbue onwe gi
Bleep y'all: Ragbue onwe unu
Dick: Amu
Kitty-Cat: Ọhu
undecided Did i said all this for real
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 10:02pm On Nov 10, 2012
Eze Promoe: Some obscene words in Igbo language:
Bleep you: Ragbue onwe gi
Bleep y'all: Ragbue onwe unu
Dick: Amu
Kitty-Cat: Ọhu
YES!!! I will begin to use these often.

Thank you.

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Afam4eva(m): 10:05pm On Nov 10, 2012
Eze Promoe: Some obscene words in Igbo language:
Kitty-Cat: Ọhu
isn't Ohu buttocks? I thinkk pusssy is Otu.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 10:07pm On Nov 10, 2012
afam4eva:
isn't Ohu buttocks? I thinkk pusssy is Otu.
Butt is Ike
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Afam4eva(m): 10:09pm On Nov 10, 2012
ItsModella:
Butt is Ike
I think Ohu is anus or a general terms for buttocks just like Ike[b][/b].
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Law-confessor(f): 10:17pm On Nov 10, 2012
ItsModella:
YES!!! I will begin to use these often.

Thank you.


For every lang., na BAD fin ppl first dey learn. And dey won't even 4get am.

See as U dey say "fank U"
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 10:26pm On Nov 10, 2012
pls wat is Otuocha if i go to my hubby village,everybody will b saying otucha.wat is d meaning pls?

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Afam4eva(m): 10:28pm On Nov 10, 2012
Suchie: pls wat is Otuocha if i go to my hubby village,everybody will b saying otucha.wat is d meaning pls?
It means "White pusssy"..Btw, you're lying about everyone saying that in your hubby's village. What sort of village is that? Is it made of of perverts?
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 10:33pm On Nov 10, 2012
afam4eva:
It means "White pusssy"..Btw, you're lying about everyone saying that in your hubby's village. What sort of village is that? Is it made of of perverts?
lmaooo!!! I wanted to ask the same thing.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 10:34pm On Nov 10, 2012
Law-confessor:



For every lang., na BAD fin ppl first dey learn. And dey won't even 4get am.

See as U dey say "fank U"
abeg o, limme!!! I plan on baffling people with these insults.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by cantell(m): 10:44pm On Nov 10, 2012
Suchie: pls wat is Otuocha if i go to my hubby village,everybody will b saying otucha.wat is d meaning pls?
Lol. Otu ocha can also mean fine girl but in a slangish kind of way.
Just like when you call a girl my onye ocha - my babe.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by cantell(m): 10:48pm On Nov 10, 2012
afam4eva:
I think Ohu is anus or a general terms for buttocks just like Ike[b][/b].
Ohu is not anus but vagin a. Ohu,otu, ikpu are all the same thing.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Idowuogbo(f): 10:52pm On Nov 10, 2012
Eze Promoe: Some obscene words in Igbo language:
Bleep you: Ragbue onwe gi
Bleep y'all: Ragbue onwe unu
Dick: Amu
Kitty-Cat: Ọhu
undecided Did i said all this for real
Amu Ukwu = big joystick rite? grin
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 11:15pm On Nov 10, 2012
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afam4eva:
It means "White pusssy"..Btw, you're lying about everyone saying that in your hubby's village. What sort of village is that? Is it made of of perverts?


they r nt perverts i think dats an exclamation mark. grin
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Feraz(m): 11:39pm On Nov 10, 2012
Eze Promoe: Now let me translate some Nairaland associated terms in Igbo
Profile: Ihe-ejiri-mara-onye
Edit your profile: Dezie ihe-ejiri-mara gi
Trending: nke n'ewù
Moderator: Onye nhazi
Politics: ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchichi
Culture: ome-na-ala
Technology: Ụzụ
Science: Nka
TV: Igbe onyonyo
Radio: Igbe okwụ
Muslim: onye uka alakuba
Christian: onye uka
Roman Catholic: Uka fada
Anglican: Uka Siemesi
Birthday: mgbe-ejiri-muo-onye
Championship: Azọmpì
ochi atogbuo m e!!! grin...were aka!!
ItsModella:
YES!!! I will begin to use these often.

Thank you.
jiri nwayo!
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Feraz(m): 11:42pm On Nov 10, 2012
Idowuogbo:
Amu Ukwu = big joystick rite? grin
hmmmm..... shocked shocked shocked
why e be say na that one you wan know? shocked
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Eze Promoe: 12:34am On Nov 11, 2012
Idowuogbo:
Amu Ukwu = big joystick rite? grin
shocked yea
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by One_Naira: 3:58am On Nov 11, 2012
Sucks for me. I'm a visual learner so this would help me a bit but not so much. I wish someone would make a video on how to write and read Igbo.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Eze Promoe: 6:38am On Nov 11, 2012
More translations
Rice - Osikapa
Beans - Àgwà
Egg - Àkwá
Yam - Ji
Garri - Akpu egheleghe
Soup - Ofe
Big - Nnukwu
Small - Obere
Wide - Mbara
Narrow - Warawara
Dog - Nkita
Cat - Bùúsù
Goat - Ewu
Fowl - Okuko
rooster - Oke okpa
Bird - Nnunu
Sweet - Uto
Bitter - Inu
Love - Ihunanya
Heart - Óbì
Gun - Égbè
Bomb - Ogbunigwe
War - Agha
Genocide - Nkpochapu mba
Red - Uhie
Green - Ndundu
Blue - Anunu
Black - Oji
White - Ocha
Purple - Ugo
Brown - Uhie oji
Pink - Uhie ocha
Yellow - Edo
Phone - Ekwenti
Bridge - Àkwà mmiri
Dollar - Ego oyibo
wink
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 7:11am On Nov 11, 2012
One_Naira: Sucks for me. I'm a visual learner so this would help me a bit but not so much. I wish someone would make a video on how to write and read Igbo.

Eze Promoe, you have another task lol.

In all seriousness, One_Naira, I don't know the kind of phone you use, but I have an Igbo app on my iPhone. I think the dialect is of Imo (I'm from Anambra), but I still find it helpful. There are visuals with proper accent marks, as well as pronunciations.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 7:14am On Nov 11, 2012
ogugua88:

Eze Promoe, you have another task lol.

In all seriousness, One_Naira, I don't know the kind of phone you use, but I have an Igbo app on my iPhone. I think the dialect is of Imo (I'm from Anambra), but I still find it helpful.
No, the Igbo looks like Igbo Izugbe (standard Igbo)
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 7:16am On Nov 11, 2012
Nice thread Promoe! *subscribes*

afam4eva:
No, it means open door.

Close door is "Mechie uzor"...there are other variations too e.g "Gbachie Uzor". I really don't know which one is the central Igbos. I speak Igbo anyhow.

The Central Igbo would be mehee uzo.

stillwater:

No wonder my dad pronounces my name differently. That Ive is it an Awka dialect?

Awka says ive. And I'm guessing your name (according to your dad's pronunciation) is either Iveoma, Ivy, or Iveyinwa.

afam4eva:
It means "White pusssy"..Btw, you're lying about everyone saying that in your hubby's village. What sort of village is that? Is it made of of perverts?

That's definitely Mbano. grin
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 7:18am On Nov 11, 2012
ItsModella: No, the Igbo looks like Igbo Izugbe (standard Igbo)

With marks right?

Here's the app:

Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Afam4eva(m): 7:22am On Nov 11, 2012
ogugua88:

With marks right?

Here's the app:
What you have in the app is central Igbo.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 7:26am On Nov 11, 2012
What are the pronouns and some common verbs and negations?

I know:

a = I
i/gi = You
o = he/she/it
anyi = we
unu = You

I don't know "they". Some verbs I'd like to know are "be/to be", "can", "will", etc.

As per negations, is it always "ro"? As in, "o di ro nma" (it's not good)?
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Afam4eva(m): 7:28am On Nov 11, 2012
ogugua88: What are the pronouns and some common verbs and negations?
As per negations, is it always "ro"? As in, "o di ro nma" (it's not good)?
"ro" can be replaced with "ghi".
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Nobody: 7:30am On Nov 11, 2012
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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 7:45am On Nov 11, 2012
ogugua88: What are the pronouns and some common verbs and negations?

I know:

a = I
i/gi = You
o = he/she/it
anyi = we
unu = You

I don't know "they". Some verbs I'd like to know are "be/to be", "can", "will", etc.

As per negations, is it always "ro"? As in, "o di ro nma" (it's not good)?

Nice.

'They' is ha in standard Igbo.
'To be' is idi (the 'i' before the 'di' means 'to').
'Can' can be expressed in two ways: inwere ike (literally meaning "to be able to" ) or by adding "ga" as a prefix to a verb and 'li' as a suffix (ex: i ga-biali meaning "can you come?" )
'Ro' is said mostly in Anambra, and even though it's not the standardized way of saying it, people will still understand what you mean. The standardized one is dighi (the 'ghi' is pronounced like the 'g' in gini) so it would be: o dighi nma.

As for pronouns, 'ya' also means "he/she/ it" but is only used when you're talking about something aforementioned.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by ifyalways(f): 11:56am On Nov 11, 2012
ItsModella:
The Onitsha people I know use Ife
Önicha people actually say ive . They use "V" as opposed to "F"

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