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|Teach Me Naija Slang Please by simibrazil(f): 1:38pm On Jan 10, 2008|
Wondeful = wodaful
my man that seems mayman
catcha ya =
good morning, good afternnon, good night
how are you
please, lets start the class
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by aloib(f): 1:44pm On Jan 10, 2008|
how far- whats up
no long thing- no problem
nothing spoil-no problem
e.g hey simi i forgot to call yu, how did it go, simi: yeah nothing spoil!! it was great,
i just dey- i'm ok, i'm aiight
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by simibrazil(f): 1:48pm On Jan 10, 2008|
and how can i say how are you ? I hope good=
I miss you =
call me =
I love you = I luv y
I hate y =
Have a nice day =
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by Romeoromeo(m): 7:46pm On Jan 10, 2008|
Hi Simbrazil, I will teach you according to where I'm from in Naija,Benin city,Edo state
I miss u= (I can't really answer that right now.)
Call me= Hala me
I love you= I dey kolo 4u
I like you(as in romantically)=I dey trip 4u OR I dey die for u OR e get as u dey do me
I hate u= I nor like u (Can't think of a better answer yet)
Have a nice day= Take care (No special answer for this)
Bye= E go b now, OR Ok now,
whats up! or How are you=wetin dey now OR how far now
expressing anger by exclamating=Dem dey worry u! OR You dey craze !-this one is used widely in Naija
You are not serious or you are joking=Dem dey worry u OR u dey craze (The difference in this one is that u don't shout while saying it this time you say it mildly,is just like saying to the person u are kidding me)
you are not doing good in whatever= Guy u nor dey try OR u dey f**k up!
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by Nobody: 8:33pm On Jan 10, 2008|
Na yam? - It cant be true
Wetin dey happen - what's up
bodi dey inside cloth - i'm fine
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by osisi5: 8:39pm On Jan 10, 2008|
Thunder fire you= May you be striken by thunder
You de craze========You're not serious
Hunger de show me pepper ====== I could eat a horse
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by TheSly: 9:09pm On Jan 10, 2008|
nothin do u ----> u r iight
Jogodo --------> Smoke weed!
lari mo --------> regret it
Waka dey go-------->keep walking
You chop craze?-------->are u mad
You don kolo-------->ure beginin to act foolishly
I go sound you for there-------->i'll slap u
I won brass garri-------->drink garri
e don tey-------->it's been a while/long time
Comot--------> get out!
Yawa --------> trouble
yawa don gas-------->there is trouble
eke --------> Police
oshara -------->brand new
gbege --------> trouble
You dey show yourself --------> You are bragging
I wan crash --------> I want to sleep
I hail oooooo --------> greetings
bon am--------> forget it
need i say more !
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|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by Nobody: 9:44pm On Jan 11, 2008|
na wetin---- what is it?
Bobo--- a guy
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by Uzzyan(f): 3:22am On Jan 12, 2008|
atutu ------- ugly person
no be beans -------- it aint easy
jack --------- study
awoko --------- studying TDB
agbero -------- tout
could continue but my eyes is heavy
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by uspry1(f): 6:50pm On Jan 12, 2008|
So far I learned those below from my Nigeria friends on YIM for one year. I am an American-born, not a nigerian.
revised>>> LANGUAGE: Yoruba
haba - come on
bawo ni - how are you?
mo wa - i'm fine
ni bo lo wa? - where are you?
jire - wake up safely
gist - tell me about
mo wa ni ile - I am at home
ma binu simi jooo! - Don't be mad at me please!
stunnaz - sunglass
jere - profit
odabo - bye
odaro - good night
odiola - for until tomorrow
ya ra mi - initially yes
ko ni nice week - have a lovely week ahead
mo ni ife re / mo feran re - i love you
pun - sell
pupo - so much
dere - there
kia - take care
e mi noo - me, too
another - another
wa gwan baby - you funny baby
ki lon sele - what's happening
wahala - trouble
lo jeun - go and eat
ko de yo - get full
ma duro de o - i'll wait for you
ebi pami - i'm hungry
ki lo je - what did yu eat?
onje - food
mi lo je - what did I eat?
onje mi is - my food is
mofe lo jeun - i want to go eat
mo ti jeun - have finished eating?
sho ti se ru? - have I done with my hair?
chadle - later
no kwams - no problem
shomo - you know
gbagbeyen - forget it
gbaga da a laga - got argument with my dad
shee! - right!
collo - dumb or insane or crazy
baba - father
obirin - daughter
oko mi - my husband
iyawo mi - my wife
boi - boy
omo - baby
bubbling - alive
ait - all right
no du - no fake
suya - roasted beef
this - this
tot - thought
mo lo wo friend - I went checking a friend
mo lo so ja - I went market
oja - market
peti - small
neo - black
aw - how
na wah - (just express saying ) what a shame!
noi kore - a mistake
ashewo - prostitute
***other slangs I won't post here --- few curses i learn. (for my personal chat purpose)
UK slangs I also learn:
wafer - cookie, sometimes biscuit
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by simibrazil(f): 7:15pm On Jan 12, 2008|
Thanks for everyone. y have been helping a lot
I want learn the others y wont post , lol
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by Nobody: 9:40pm On Jan 12, 2008|
Uspry, most of the ones you posted are not slangs, they're Yoruba, and just regular expressions.
But, you're good!
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by simibrazil(f): 4:20am On Jan 13, 2008|
what does ir mean:
BODY DEN INSIDE CLOTH & I DEY KAMKPEE NOTHING DE HAPPEN ALL MAN DEY WELL
AND what is it ? slang ? Igbo? Youruba ? Edo ? Haussa ?
wow, so many languages there, I ll be crazy
Y guys post in a way that Igbos are superior if compared to Yoruba, it is what I feel here I am not saying that is the reality
But here in Brazil people just know yoruba. people make yoruba class, we have yoruba museum, everyone that had candomble religion study yoruba
and Igbo people even dont know nothing about it
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by uspry1(f): 4:55am On Jan 13, 2008|
Nigeria has 250 languages and 300 tribes/ethnic groups. (make correction)
Majority language they use: Igbo, Youruba, Hausa
Of course English are their second language as official.
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by simibrazil(f): 8:14pm On Jan 13, 2008|
When y people post, please tell me if is yoruba or Igbo or slang
Imagine if I start a sentence in Igbo and end with Yoruba ?
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by Nobody: 8:18pm On Jan 13, 2008|
Simi! Simi!! Simi!!!
How was your interview? Hope it went ok?
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by simibrazil(f): 9:03pm On Jan 13, 2008|
I was confident , It was ok
He advice some people to improve the English for next interview
For me he didnt say nothing, I enter the room and he made feel question and then he said I look like arabian , my English accent is like arabian and I do belle dance , he sad, curious, then he asked are you really brazilian ?yes
Me: Are there any problem with my English? No, y have fluency but arabic acent
They ll give the feedback in 2 weeks
I am nervousssssssssssssssssssssssssssss and I ll be for 2 weeks, I have already prayed and people are praying to me for all saints whatever will be will be. But I really would like to take this job to flight for you for make special fufu for you . If I join , no, when I join my conection will be Brazil and Londom
I have been learning about arabic culture, these people are crazy, if we women go out in the streeth we re supposed go to male friends otherwise we might be rapped and go to the jail because of it
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by Nobody: 9:28pm On Jan 13, 2008|
That's great, Simi!
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by simibrazil(f): 12:29am On Jan 17, 2008|
Parou por que ? Por que parou ?
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by Nobody: 2:14am On Jan 17, 2008|
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by didara86(f): 4:17pm On Jan 17, 2008|
What does "miss you so much" mean, in yoruba?
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by simibrazil(f): 8:16pm On Jan 17, 2008|
Please people , keeping helping the foreigns
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by kamsi(f): 11:35pm On Jan 17, 2008|
ok uspry 1 all you wrote is yoruba.
Then simibrazil there are over 300 etnic groups and languages in Nigeria. While speaking nigerian slangs which I guess is pidgin English. People's language could modify it a bit. Like the benin/warri have their peculiar way of speaking and the same goes for the igbos and the yorubas. Also local languages spoken within a locality could also form part of the slangs like ebe ano is igbo but am sure a lot of non igbo especially ones in lagos knows the meaning which means what is current. Also gbedu is yoruba but also used, the only constant thing is that all ethnic group seems to understand the slangs/ pidgin english
Then why yoruba is popular in brazil is because during the colonial era(slave trade) lots of yorubas were sold in southern America so they came together to forge ahead and thereby other slave assimiliated there culture. in cuba a replica of ifa worshipping is obtainable.
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by Leilah(f): 12:33am On Jan 18, 2008|
this is a cool thread. I am also very interested in learning general pigin.
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by ufobabe(f): 7:15pm On Jan 19, 2008|
and how can i say how are you ? I hope good=how body? say no quans shaaa?
I miss you =e don te
call me =hala me
I love you = u too much
I hate you = slowpoke
Have a nice day = flex ur self
bye = later naaaa
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by simibrazil(f): 10:20pm On Jan 20, 2008|
So lets be focus in pigeon English because is more funny :-)
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by deor03(m): 10:28pm On Jan 20, 2008|
Simi Que la ciudad en brazil es usted. pueda ser que nosotros podemos ver
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by simibrazil(f): 10:53pm On Jan 20, 2008|
ajude o tópico, posta aí pigeon por favor
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by 9jaGambare(f): 1:22pm On Jan 21, 2008|
I love this thread!
I made my very first trip to Nigeria last summer.
On the way back at the Lagos airport, immigration officer was talking to me in pidgen but I couldn't understand, then he told me that I should learn pidgen! lol
All I know is Na wa oo(?)
so I wanna learn more!!
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by smile4kenn(m): 2:22pm On Jan 21, 2008|
am not afriad = fear get levels
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by smile4kenn(m): 3:01pm On Jan 21, 2008|
prostitue = ashawo
|Re: Teach Me Naija Slang Please by NaijaSage: 1:23am On Jan 27, 2008|
Do you understand?-feel me?catch da drift,feel ma flow? e.t.c
I love you= I dig u, I dey die for u, I dey feel you,
Girlfriend=main squeeze,my babe,
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