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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by brian102: 12:42am On Jun 09, 2010
Thank you so very much
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by landtraza(m): 10:54am On Jun 14, 2010
thank you all, i love it a lot when the language is GREEN WHITE GREEN. Can some one help me with the exact meaning of these words , RIPE PLANTAIN, EGG YOKE, AND UNIVERSITY in, IGBO HAUSA YORUBA.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by afiamanu(f): 8:20am On Jun 16, 2010
Wow thats interesting in twi (Ghana) chicken is the same and very similar to igbo and yoruba

Yoruba - Okoko
Igbo - akoko
Twi - akoko

Well you, learn something new everydayy!!
Also I wanted to know how to say 'Hey my sister, how's it going? When are you going to come visit my" in igbo
Is there a less formal way to say "kedu"?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by cantell(m): 8:49pm On Jun 16, 2010
afiamanu:

Wow thats interesting in twi (Ghana) chicken is the same and very similar to igbo and yoruba

Yoruba - Okoko
Igbo - akoko
Twi - akoko

Well you, learn something new everydayy!!
Also I wanted to know how to say 'Hey my sister, how's it going? When are you going to come visit my" in igbo
Is there a less formal way to say "kedu"?
No destroy my language for me.
First of all, Chicken in Igbo language is OKUKO not akuko.
There's no less formal way of saying kedu. Kedu is kedu.
Unless you wan slangs.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 9:35pm On Jun 16, 2010
Igbo
- hammer
- ladder
- guitar
- lamp
- small pox
- stew
- window
- door (the actual door, not "uzo", the doorway)
- witness
- lightning
- parrot
- others
- bottle
- circle
- to build a house/compound
- wall
- wheel
- fruit
- pineapple
- banana
- kitchen
- kitchen cabinet
- to measure
- quantity
- size
- crystal
- pebble
- or.gasm
- snow
- secret
- privacy
- security
- until
- moreover
- network
- towel
- mascot
- wave
- trough
- peak
- crest
- safe (the container)
- cash
- change
- coins
- logic
- stamina
- bribe
- quarantine
- neighborhood
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by oweniwe(m): 12:24am On Jun 17, 2010
cantell:

No destroy my language for me.
First of all, Chicken in Igbo language is OKUKO not akuko.
There's no less formal way of saying kedu. Kedu is kedu.
Unless you wan slangs.
My grandma told me chicken in igbo means OKUKU. So from where did you get your OKUKO?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 8:24pm On Jun 17, 2010
landtraza:

thank you all, i love it a lot when the language is GREEN WHITE GREEN. Can some one help me with the exact meaning of these words , RIPE PLANTAIN, EGG YOKE, AND UNIVERSITY in, IGBO HAUSA YORUBA.
Igbo . . . .
University=Mahadum
Ripe plantain=Ogede chara acha.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 8:26pm On Jun 17, 2010
oweniwe:

My grandma told me chicken in igbo means OKUKU. So from where did you get your OKUKO?

You are not totally right,Chicken is pronounced as Okuko or okuku depending on the dialect. smiley
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 10:07am On Jun 18, 2010
@Chinenye.witness=onye-aka-ebe,bribe=aka azu,neighbourhood=agbata obi,coins=ego igwe,moreover=ozokwa,untill=rute.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 10:13am On Jun 18, 2010
security=nchekwa,circle=gburugburu/okiri-kiri,bottle=ololo,others=ndi ozo,lightnin=amuma oku,cash=ego a na afu anya.lol
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 10:23am On Jun 18, 2010
Stamina=ike,secret=ihe nzuzo,wave=ebili mmiri,or.gasm=eluigwe na uwa,rofl.logic=akoro gbago-akoro gbatue.eg Ikomi
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 10:31am On Jun 18, 2010
Stew=ofe,lamp=mpa-na-aka,to build a house=iru ulo,fruit=nkpuru,quantity=ole,banana=ogede.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 3:34pm On Jun 18, 2010
Hello all my friends here. Hope you are enjoying the world cup! we all keep our fingers crossed for our favourite teams,

Please can you translate this:

Ba wo ni ara e?

Thanks so much and have fun.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Jarus(m): 7:53pm On Jun 18, 2010
Candy9:

Hello all my friends here. Hope you are enjoying the world cup! we all keep our fingers crossed for our favourite teams,

Please can you translate this:

Ba wo ni ara e?

Thanks so much and have fun.
Literally: how's your body? But corresponding English remark: How're u doing? or How're you feeling?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 7:54pm On Jun 18, 2010
Ok. Thank you, Ifyalways.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 11:26pm On Jun 18, 2010
Thank you very much, Jarus, much appreciated!

smiley
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by oweniwe(m): 12:10am On Jun 19, 2010
ifyalways:

You are not totally right,Chicken is pronounced as Okuko or okuku depending on the dialect.  smiley
I used ukwuani (delta) dialet. Hi, i would like 2 ask u a question pls. Ifyalways- what's always with ify? Well, i guess ify's always charismatic. Right? smiley
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by cantell(m): 8:24am On Jun 19, 2010
oweniwe:

I used ukwuani (delta) dialet. Hi, i would like 2 ask u a question pls. Ifyalways- what's always with ify? Well, i guess ify's always charismatic. Right? smiley
Yes! She something!
A woman who could beat me in Igbo is something else.
I got Igbo language A's in my secondary school days but after i saw her translations, i comot cap for am.
Ify, 3 gbosa for you.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by 006(m): 10:14am On Jun 19, 2010
cantell:

Yes! She something!
A woman who could beat me in Igbo is something else.
I got Igbo language A's in my secondary school days but after i saw her translations, i comot cap for am.
Ify, 3 gbosa for you.

I got to confess, she's too much.    smiley
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by 006(m): 3:52pm On Jun 21, 2010
Igbo
- hammer = ?
- ladder = nzo/nzo obe/obe
- guitar = none
- lamp = mpanaka
- small pox = kitikpa
measles = arubara
- stew = depending (ofe akwu, ofe tomato)
- window = ?
- door (the actual door, not "uzo", the doorway) = = uzo
- witness = onye-aka-ebe
- lightning = amuma
thunder = egbe igwe
- parrot = icheoku
- others = ndi ozo
- bottle = ololo
- circle = okirikili
- to build a house/compound = ulu ulo/ulu uno
- wall = mgbudi
- wheel = none
- fruit = mkpuru osisi
seed = mkpuru
- pineapple = akwu olu
- banana  = unele
plantain = jioko/ogede
- kitchen = isi ekwu
- kitchen cabinet = none
- to measure = I nene
- quantity = ole
- size = ibu
- crystal = ? (maybe  mgbuke)
- pebble = okwute
- or.gasm = none
- snow = none
- secret = ihe nzuzo
- privacy = ?
private = ihe owe
- security = nchekwa
- until = mgbe
- moreover = ozokwa
- network = none
- towel = ?
- mascot = none
- wave = ebili/ebili mmiri
- trough = ana ana/ala ala
- peak = enu enu/elu elu
- crest =enu enu/elu elu
- safe (the container) = ? (forgotten)
- cash = ego
- change = mgbawe (none monetary)
- coins = ego igwe
- logic = none
sense = ako
- stamina = ike
- bribe = aka azu
- quarantine = none
- neighbourhood = agbata obi
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 4:07pm On Jun 21, 2010
Thank you for your attempt,  006. Still waiting for anyone willing to attempt these. . .

Igbo
- hammer
- guitar
- window
- door (the actual door, not "uzo", the doorway)
- kitchen cabinet
- crystal = ? (maybe  mgbuke)
- or.gasm
- snow
- privacy
- network
- towel
- mascot
- safe (the container)
- change (monetary)
- logic
- quarantine

as well as. . .

- hernia
- whispering/whisper
- needle
- razor
- pond
- lake

more to come later.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by 006(m): 4:17pm On Jun 21, 2010
igbo
- hernia
- whispering/whisper = igba izu/izu
- needle = ntutu
- razor
- pond = (omi , not sure)
- lake = ezu
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 4:26pm On Jun 21, 2010
Igbo
- fork
- rope
- cat
- stairs
- deck/porch
- branch (of a tree)
- confiscation/confiscate
- charcoal
- to yank
- chisel
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by AndreUweh(m): 7:07pm On Jun 21, 2010
ChinenyeN:

Igbo
- fork -ngaji ngwutu
- rope-udo
- cat-pusi
- stairs-ubibi ulo

- deck/porch -oche mgbabiri
- branch (of a tree) - ngalaba osisi
- confiscation/confiscate-ntukpu
- charcoal-uyi
- to yank-igbaji
- chisel - ikwobi.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 7:38pm On Jun 21, 2010
Interesting, Andre. . . well for deck/porch, I meant the raised platform, at the front or back door of a house, not a chair.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 12:18am On Jun 22, 2010
In the mean time, I still await anyone willing to attempt these ones. . .

Igbo
- hammer
- guitar
- window
- door (the actual door, not "uzo", the doorway)
- kitchen cabinet
- crystal = ? (maybe mgbuke)
- or.gasm
- snow
- privacy
- network
- towel
- mascot
- safe (the container)
- change (monetary)
- logic
- quarantine
- hernia
- razor
- pond
- cat
- deck/porch
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by cantell(m): 8:34am On Jun 22, 2010
@ChinenyeN,
Doorway - uzo
Door - uzo.
They have the same spelling but different meaning.
So stop saying "actual door".
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 8:54am On Jun 22, 2010
I'm asking, waiting until someone gives me an answer other than "uzo". . . but, if I go a while, and get no answer, then I may be forced to conclude that it does not exist, in Igbo. 'Til then I wait.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by cantell(m): 9:57am On Jun 22, 2010
ChinenyeN:

I'm asking, waiting until someone gives me an answer other than "uzo". . . but, if I go a while, and get no answer, then I may be forced to conclude that it does not exist, in Igbo. 'Til then I wait.
Haven't you heard abt homonyms?
God! I hate self-willed people!
They want to know, yet they do not listen.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 2:12pm On Jun 22, 2010
Your stressing yourself over nothing, cantell. There's a reason why I requested for all those particular words to be translated. There is something that I want to find out. So, sorry if me still requesting for the translation of "door" bothers you, but because I'm specifically looking for a particular word, other than "uzo", "door" will remain on the list. I'm sorry (I shouldn't even have to apologize to you. . . making fuss over nothing).

Now, if you don't mind, you could attempt those other words that I still have on the list, which have gone un-translated. If not, then please go your way and stop bothering me over "door".
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by cantell(m): 7:06pm On Jun 22, 2010
I ain't stressing and i don't need ur apology.
You can post it a thousand times, i don't give a damn.
Just thought i shud help, but it seems you know the answers already.(attitude problem, i think)
Just have one thing in mind, Igbo language is not up to 60% complete in English translation, so most of the English words are not in igbo language.
Best of luck in getting ur answers.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 7:24pm On Jun 22, 2010
Okay, cool.

cantell:

Just have one thing in mind, Igbo language is not up to 60% complete in English translation, so most of the English words are not in igbo language
undecided . . . Okay.

@Topic:
Igbo
- hammer
- guitar
- window
- door (the actual door, not "uzo", the doorway)
- kitchen cabinet
- crystal
- to or.gasm
- snow
- privacy
- network
- towel
- mascot
- safe (the container)
- change (monetary)
- logic
- quarantine
- hernia
- razor
- pond
- cat
- deck/porch
- multiplication

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