FROM yeyeolade.wordpress.com


By Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade

Greetings: Various sentences used in Yoruba
English Yoruba
Greetings: Good Morning
reply: Good Morning/morning
Ekaaro?Ekuojomo (O)
How are you?
Fine, thank you/I’m fine Se daadaa ni/Salaafia ni?
Greeting Good afternon
Reply: Good afternoon Ekaasan
How are you?
Fine, thank you. Salaafia ni/Sedaadaa ni?
Greeting: Good Evening
Reply: Good evening Ekuirole (Ekaale from 7pm)
Ekuirole (O) (Ekaale o) Ina wuni
How are you?
Fine, thank you. Se daadaa ni/Salaafia ni?
Greeting: Goodnight
Reply: Goodnight Odaaro
Odaro (O)
Ka obo o
Have a nice sleep Orun n re lao sun
My friend Ore mi
How is Work? Bawo nise/ise n ko?
How is family? Awon ebi n ko?
How is wife? Iyawo re n ko?
How is husband? Oko re n ko?
How is everything? Bawo ni n nkan?
Come and eat Wa jeun
Thanks you. Ese/Aagbabire

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6 Responses to “MORE YORUBA GREETINGS #2”

  1. Jide Sadiku Says:
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Kindly enlightene me: On what occasions does one use the greeting expression – E ku eti’gbo? Is it for good news or for bad news? e.g. can we greet someone who has just received a bad news about a loved one with the expression: E ku eti igbo?
    A relative told me that we use ‘E ku eti’gbo’ only for good news, e.g. news of success. Please advise.
    Thank you,
  2. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:
    Brother Jide Sadiku, ore mi(my friend )tells me that it is used only for BAD news. Don’t be surprised if certain Yorubas conflict on what a term or how a word is used because there are many dialects involved so ..now this ore is from Oyo,and speaks the core Yoruba that standard Yoruba comes from so evidently originally this expression was used only to break bad news. So any Yoruba who says otherwise either has limited knowledge of Yoruba or in his dialect they have a different use.
  3. kayode Says:
    Dear sir,the expression “e kuetigbo can be used both ways,either for badnews or goodnews
  4. fromAfricaWeCame Says:
    Yoruba is beautiful! Got A1 in WAEC so proud
  5. Rochelle Says:
    please I need some help I am in search for the Youruba name ör meaning word for Ubuntu zulu philosophy can you help?

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