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Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by Adebaba1(m): 5:34pm On Jan 03, 2012
If i hear means its a lie
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by Adebaba1(m): 5:34pm On Jan 03, 2012
If i hear means its a lie
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by Dt03(m): 6:05pm On Jan 03, 2012
Jarr- Run
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by dubezra: 6:10pm On Jan 03, 2012
Catch head! = behave!
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by upengineer: 6:14pm On Jan 03, 2012
Pina means to pick someone's pocket

My guy don show means my friend is around

You chop wintch means are you alright or whats gives you that boldness

Who you be? Means who are you
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by purplekayc(m): 6:25pm On Jan 03, 2012
Bro. i be tink say dulling = Pres. Jonathan hahahahhaah

grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by purplekayc(m): 6:27pm On Jan 03, 2012
see nah ashi be dat oooo meaning a prostitute wink wink
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by stagger: 6:48pm On Jan 03, 2012
"Ma Guy, shine ya eyes o!" - My friend, be careful!

"Ol boy, I dey "h", put hand for pocket do sometin, ' - My friend, I am hungry. Please give me some money to eat.

"E be like say Jude don colombi d guy kele o" = It looks like Jude has snatched the guy's girlfriend.

Naija 4 life!
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by willarrie(m): 6:52pm On Jan 03, 2012
To jaman jamma means to hussle

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Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by pingpong1: 6:57pm On Jan 03, 2012
Retardeen =
Odechukwu =
wetin for dayokanu to complete the above
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by freecocoa(f): 7:00pm On Jan 03, 2012
I don belle wise= my tommy is full
You dey chuk pin=To psyche someone
No whining =Don't lie\psyche
At all at all na him bad pass=Not having any is worse
You dey scope me=you are fooling me.
Bone that thing= Forget it
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by stagger: 7:05pm On Jan 03, 2012
"No dull yourself" - Be smart or Be wise.
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by Switup: 7:08pm On Jan 03, 2012
Gbam= that's it
(e dey clear troat) kia kia= (it clears d throat completely
I no gbadu dis tin= im in dislike with this
for wea= lik daaaar
Runz gal= a smart girl whose lust helps her 2 decieve gees.
Infact mak ona nack me apako sorry mak ona nack me d rest. Haha
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by KnowAll(m): 7:09pm On Jan 03, 2012
Gra-Gra- stubbornness or unrelenting I particularly like this word derived from d sound a table or chair makes when dragged suddenly out of anger.

All these your Gra-Gra we go see where e go carry u go!
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by freecocoa(f): 7:27pm On Jan 03, 2012
Tear or pick race=to run away
Nak me the tori=tell me the story
You don enter soup=you are in trouble
Do am foreign=Do it well
Chop like white=you are spending big
You go hear nwyie=you will suffer
You don see the one wey senior devil=you have suffered
I no send=i don't care
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by Litmus: 7:41pm On Jan 03, 2012
Bomboy = house boy/ poor boy    ( probably derived from bum boys / boys sexually abused by white colonials or the American slang Bums i.e useless layabout )

Sabi= To know (probably derived from the word Savvy )

Blokos  = scrotum (probably derived from the word Bollocks


duroose = panty (probably derived from the word drawers)


Oga = boss/big man (probably derived from the word Ogre)


Just a thought  undecided



more ammunition for the Trolls who go around masquerading as Nigerians to post trash on Nigeria
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by supibaba: 7:49pm On Jan 03, 2012
bros gbana dey difft 4rm marijuana.
Marijuana- kposh or kpef
local girl-apako
Armed robber-aouwa
Virgina-gbekus
Breast-bobby
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by whirlwind7(m): 7:49pm On Jan 03, 2012
Psyche am - motivate/ convince/ginger him
Kpali - certificate
You dey mental/craze? - are u crazy?
you go smell pepper - You'll be dealt with/be in trouble
dem swear 4 u? - are u under a curse/spell?
How u see am? - what do think?
See me see trouble o! - what tha hell??!
Nothing do you - No opposition, You are free/allowed
Wayo - trick
Runs - hustle
No dull - dont slack wink wink wink
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by Sijo01(f): 7:55pm On Jan 03, 2012
I wan go crash - am going 2bed.
Na my bunk b diz - diz's my house
oya clear road - live my presence
i go enter u o -  i wil beat u
i don move - am out of here
watin sup - wat happen
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by symbianDON(m): 8:00pm On Jan 03, 2012
jaa means to leave a place hastily
cut out means to leave a place
effizy means to show style in an extravagant way
how parols? means how is your business going?
you tight means you are very okay
the guy get lyrics means the guy is sly in talking
yarn dust means to talk senselessly
the guy hold im side means the guy is well off financially

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Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by thegeorgy(f): 8:01pm On Jan 03, 2012
bad belle means-enemy of progress
walahi-i mean it
u too dey carry person for belle means u like to bear grudge
you sef means even you
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by Switup: 8:03pm On Jan 03, 2012
@litmus, Im laffin in ma dialet
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by Sijo01(f): 8:11pm On Jan 03, 2012
D guy na junky -he's a rough boy
u dey buzz - do u smoke
u dey high - do u drink alcohol
u fall my hand - u under-rated me
no b small mata o - its a serious issue
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by Switup: 8:16pm On Jan 03, 2012
omo na u sabi= Gees its up to you
com hear tori= there's gist for you
Nna mehn= lik OMG, gash
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by freecocoa(f): 8:22pm On Jan 03, 2012
Sijo01,"fall hand" doesn't mean to underrate,it more like disappoint or embarrass.
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by thegeorgy(f): 8:33pm On Jan 03, 2012
u no no urself means u are not serious
u no no how far-means u've seen nothing yet
u no no where dey pain u means u dont know ur problem
i go do u strong thing means i'll deal with u
Malle or Mille means mummy while Palle mean Dad
i go soon show means i'll soon be there
abeg means please
dommot means door front
go siddon means go and sit down
e don do means dat's enough
ur head no correct means u are not alright/or an slowpoke
crase dey worry means u are crazy
worm dey dance 4 my belle means am very hungry smiley
pikin mean child

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Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by thegeorgy(f): 8:36pm On Jan 03, 2012
kolo means mad/crazy
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by adanny01(m): 8:41pm On Jan 03, 2012
Tear leather - brand new
Koko - truth
yarn - talk
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by thegeorgy(f): 8:51pm On Jan 03, 2012
body dey pepper me means am angry
which one u no dey means what's ur stand point or what's ur decision
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by gaddafe(m): 9:08pm On Jan 03, 2012
Gbege- beaf
Wahala-problems
Nor-don't/can't
Tidy me- pay me
Kolo-mad
Eye saw- one's share of something usually money.ie wey my eye saw.
shishi pianka-nothing at all
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by juman(m): 9:08pm On Jan 03, 2012
Pidgin English without boundary. grin
Re: Nigerian Pidgin English And Their Meanings by Sijo01(f): 9:18pm On Jan 03, 2012
E don cast or casala don blow - trouble has started.

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