Language points -Talking about the language you speak

The verb gbó literally means “to hear” but is used when talking abouta language that  one speaks. For example: Mo gbó èdè Yoruba I speak Yoruba Sé o gbó èdè Gèésì? Do you speak English? Rárá, mi ò gbó èdè Gèésì. No, I do not speak English. Èdè wo l’o gbó? Wich language do you speak? Mo … More Language points -Talking about the language you speak

Language points – How to say “I’m not an American”

In order to say that you are not from one nationality or another, use the negative form kì í se or kó ni “is not”. For example: Sé omo ìlú Améríkà ni é? Are you an American? Béè ni, omo ìlú Améríkà ni mí Yes, I am an American Rárá, N kì í se omo ìlú Améríkà … More Language points – How to say “I’m not an American”

Language points – Using èèmelòó ni?

To find out how many times something happend or someone did something, you should use the question form èèmélòó, as in: Èèmelòó ni Dúpé jeun lánàá? How many times did Dupe eat yesterday? Dúpé jeun léèmerin lánàá Dupe ate four times yesterday Èèmelòó ni Ògbéni Mákindé lo sí ìlú Lóndònù? How many times did Mr. Makinde … More Language points – Using èèmelòó ni?

Language points – Numbers 1 to 20

1 oókan 2 eéji 3 eéta 4 eérin 5 aárùnún 6 eéfà 7 eéje 8 eéjo 9 eésànán 10 eéwàá 11 oókànlá 12 eéjìlá 13 eétàlá 14 eérìnlá 15 aárùnúndinlogún (means 20 minus 5) 16 eérìndinlogún (means 20 minus 4) 17 eétàdinlogún (means 20 minus 3) 18 eéjìdinlogún (means 20 minus 2) 19 oókàndinlogún (means 20 minus 1) 20 ogun