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Nje O Ti Wo Pata Olokun Ati Sokoto Sofe Ri? / Akpaala Okwu (idioms). / Igbo Idioms (Ilu) (1) (2) (3) (4)

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Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 7:57am On Apr 19, 2010
Ta lo mo Okolo e l'Oyo = a way of tellling someone that he/she is unknown or insignificant


Story: Okolo was a horseminder in Oyo town. One of his friends was asked by his would be in laws to name his associates, he then called the name Okolo. The in laws jokingly asked sarcastically who the hell was Okolo "who knows your Okolo in Oyo". Okolo felt very bad about this, the following day he set the house of his master on fire. The arson incident made him known in Oyo town from then on.
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 8:16am On Apr 19, 2010
dayokanu:

Gbe wiri- Ole
Firi nidi oke, Alo ki olohun kigbe- Thief


Olosa = Sunmomi (dodomi) = armed robbers

agb'ode gba = thieves kingpin
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 9:33am On Apr 19, 2010
ma gbe mi mo'ra = don't patronise me
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Nobody: 6:51pm On Apr 19, 2010
Remii:


NB: Idowuogbo is doing the same to FLGators on this trend now.  grin grin grin grin grin Yoruba dun l"ede.
Instigator oshi lol tongue grin

@post
Oju mewa ko jo oju eni - One's eyes is better tahn many eyes. MEANING its better to observe with your own eyes than to hear rumors and stories about what happened and what didnt happen.

Irohin, ko to afoju ba, eni debe ni o le so - A blind person cannot tell a story, only a person that was there can tell it.You've got to be there to know what really happened
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by dayokanu(m): 7:32pm On Apr 21, 2010
Epon agbo to n mi, ko ni jabo
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 7:54pm On Apr 21, 2010
E mu oju aje kan oniso = bring backbiter face to face with person he/she is talking about OR two people making conflicting claims over any issue or item together to clarify facts.
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 8:57pm On Apr 24, 2010
gbaju e = fraudsters

se oko fun = deal with ruthlessly

ki eniyan mo wipe aye pe meji = to see the other side of life


ri pipon oju eni = get someone provoked
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 2:11pm On Apr 27, 2010
bi eni fi eran je eko = this is easy
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 11:30am On Apr 30, 2010
Ma fi imu e fan fere = I will deal with you ruthlessly.
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Idowuogbo(f): 4:37pm On Apr 30, 2010
oga ooh egbon remzie

ori yin tukasibe

eeh furtheron jare notin do u
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 6:54am On May 14, 2010
^^^Id Noble, se gbogbo nka se deede? Maa gbadun ara e ooo,
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 10:35am On May 27, 2010
samgba fo = oh s.hit!, undesirable has happen, lol
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by kenypumpin: 12:06pm On May 28, 2010
ekan nibe , se dada nimo bayin oooo

ti a ba tori isu jepo, ama tori epo je isu,
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 9:05am On May 31, 2010
ohun taa se ti ile fi j'ona aye ma gbo = would bare all secret to the public
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 9:13pm On May 31, 2010
Modern Idioms:

fi bread ko ni lobe = obtaining by trick

go on, soun = continue what you are doing

gbaju e = fraudsters
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 5:41pm On Jun 12, 2010
fi owo ro ori ku = died peacefully especially, aged person.
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Nobody: 2:53am On Jun 15, 2010
Remii:

fi owo ro ori ku = died peacefully especially, aged person.
ku or iku?
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 4:57am On Jun 15, 2010
FL Gators:

ku or iku?



its said , f'owo ro'ri ku = translated , died resting head on hands.
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Nimshi: 7:33am On Jun 21, 2010
Ẹ ku ojúmọ́ o, ire ni tiwa l’ọ́sẹ̀ yí o!
- Good morning, goodness is ours this week!

Bí a kò bá tíì jókòó, a kì í nasẹ̀
- If one is yet to sit, one does not stretch out the legs.
::Relaxation is premature before the goal is achieved
::Do not relent/rest until the objective is achieved.

Ìlò/use: as above. . .

Ire o.
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 8:10am On Jun 21, 2010
o nse iyan bii oka ( treating pounded yam as yam flour meal) = you are doing wrong things
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Nimshi: 8:09am On Jun 22, 2010
Ẹ ku ojúmọ́ o, ire ni tiwa l’ónì o!
- Good morning, goodness is ours today!

Ojú kì í fẹ́nikù kó hu ibi.
- The eyes do not because of one's absence do evil against one.
::Never take advantage of someone's absence to do them ill.

Ire o.
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by dayokanu(m): 5:26pm On Jun 22, 2010
Oro yi polukumusu.

This a dilemma/confusing scenario
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 9:23am On Jul 08, 2010
fi iso kinkin ba idi je = mess up self effort with little missdeed or overzealousness
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Nimshi: 9:41am On Jul 08, 2010
Ẹ ku ojúmọ́ o, ire ni tiwa l’ónì o!
- Good morning, goodness is ours today!

Èèyàn bí ọ̀bọ lọ̀bọ ńya láṣọ.
- Only a person like the monkey would have his/her clothing torn by a monkey.
:: Consorting with a person of questionable character will likely leave you with a soiled reputation.

Ire o.
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 10:47am On Aug 06, 2010
eyin igbeti = unseen support
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by seyibrown(f): 12:14am On Nov 10, 2010
I'm loving this!
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 7:47am On Nov 10, 2010
fi woroko se ada = take a bold step to make a positive change.
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by oludashmi(f): 10:11am On Nov 10, 2010
Ile Oba to jo 'na, ewa lo busi
Lit meaning: A king's house that get burnt will later be more beautiful
Usage: Used when consoling a person that a suddenly bad occurrence will soon change to become what others will admire.

T'aa ba tori isu j'epo, aa tori epo j'esu
Lit meaning: If we dont eat yam cos of palm oil, we will lick palm oil cos of yam
Usage: To do something for the sake of another
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by oludashmi(f): 10:17am On Nov 10, 2010
J' ebure
To forgive and forget
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 10:29am On Nov 10, 2010
bu omi suuru mu = take it easy
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by Remii(m): 6:55am On Dec 03, 2010
Omi lo danu, agbe ko'fo = Consolation, especially when a woman had a stillborn, implying the situation could be worse.
Re: Yoruba Idioms: Owe Yoruba, Itunmo Re Ati Lilo Re by tunnytox(m): 7:16pm On Dec 03, 2010
Mo ki gbogbo eyin omo kaaro ojiire ti o gbe tireedi yi laru ge odu'a a gbe yin o. E je ki emi naa ba yin nipa lori tireedi yi:

Eni a foro lo to ni t'oun baje kini k'oloro o wa se?

Someone who was called into a matter but who carry the matter on his head more than necessary what does he want the real parties to the matter to do? (I hope my translation is good enough otherwise other Nlanders can help)

Eni ri n kan he to fe ku pe lu e owo eni to ti sonu nko?

Someone who find a treasure by chance but want to die with it what should the real owners do?

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