Reading Comprehension – Translation

KÚNLÉ: Good morning Sir. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: Good morning, how are you? KÚNLÉ: Fine, sir. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: How is home? KÚNLÉ: Fine. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: How is your mother? KÚNLÉ: She’s fine. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: How is your father? KÚNLÉ: He’s fine. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: Hope your work is going fine? KÚNLÉ: It’s going fine Sir. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: Goodbye. I’m in a hurry to go to work. Extend my regards … More Reading Comprehension – Translation

Reading Comprehension

Read the following dialogue and then answer the questions that follow: Mr. Makinde met Kunle, his son’s friend, on the way to work. KÚNLÉ: E káàárò Sà. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: Káàárò. Báwo ni? KÚNLÉ: Dáadáa ni Sà. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: Ilé nko? KÚNLÉ: Ó wà. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: Màmá nko? KÚNLÉ: Wón wà. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: Bàbá nko? KÚNLÉ: Wón wà. ÒGBÉNI MÁKINDÉ: Sé isé re n lo dáadáa? … More Reading Comprehension

Vocabulary Unit 2

A we Àárò morning Àlàáfíà peace Dé to return Dúpé give thanks to God Èmi emphatic pronoun “I”   Eranko animal Ìròlé evening Jí to wake up Jeun to eat Kan one Kíláàsì class Kò/ò negative marker Kò sí to not be in a place Lo to go Mi I (dialectal variant of mo) Mo I Mùsíòmù museum Ni to be N’lé at home N lo is going O you (sing.) Ó he/she/it … More Vocabulary Unit 2

Language and culture points – Using Ó péjó méta/ojó kan pèlú

Ó péjó méta is used for someone you have not seen for a long time. It literally means “it is up to three days (that we have not meet)”. In traditional Yoruba life, three days is a long time for Yoruba people not to see one another. The response ojó kan pèlú, literally means “one day … More Language and culture points – Using Ó péjó méta/ojó kan pèlú

Language points – Subject pronoun e and wón

Just as we use e to mean “you” (pl.) or “you” (sing. honorific), we also use wón to mean “they” or “he/she” (honorific). For example: A: Bàbá nkó? How is your father? B: Wón wà He (honorific) is fine. A: Màmá nkó? How is your mother? B: Wón wà She (honorific) is fine. A: Àwon àburò nkó? How are your younger sibilings? B: Wón wà They are fine. A: Dúpé àti Déolá nkó? How are Dupe and … More Language points – Subject pronoun e and wón

2nd Dialogue – Unit 2

Dupe Makinde meets her former teacher Mrs. Odunsi on her way home from school. DÚPÉ: E káàsán Mà ARÁBÌNRIN ODÚNSÌ: Òo, káàsán. Báwo ni nnkan? DÚPÉ: Dáadáa ni. ARÁBÌNRIN ODÚNSÌ: Ó péjó méta. DÚPÉ: Ojó kan pèlú Mà. ARÁBÌNRIN ODÚNSÌ: S’álàáfíà ni? DÚPÉ: A dúpé Mà. ARÁBÌNRIN ODÚNSÌ: Ilé nkó? DÚPÉ: Ó wà. ARÁBÌNRIN ODÚNSÌ: Isé nkó? DÚPÉ: Ó n lo dáadáa. ARÁBÌNRIN … More 2nd Dialogue – Unit 2

Exercises with solutions – unit 2 (1st part)

Exercise 1 It is morning. Greet the following people. The first one has been done for you: Your younger brother Káàárò Your dad Your mom Your younger sister Your teacher Your friends Your co-worker Your boss Your eldery neighbor Your aunt Exercise 2 Respond to the following greetings from an older person. The first one has … More Exercises with solutions – unit 2 (1st part)