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Lesson Seven:

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Learn Yoruba greetings, written orthographical rendering, sounds (embedded
mp3),

complete translations in english and definitions of new words

Learn using an actual conversation in Yoruba, plus embedded audio

Learn how to say the following essential common greetings and

phrases in Yoruba with detailed figurative and literal translations and audio examples:


A child of how many years be you?
A child of years how many be (him/her)?
Children of years how many be y’all?
Children of years how many be them?
A child of years _____ be me.
A child of years ____ be (him/her).
Children of years ______ be us.
Children of years _____ be them.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11 (1 added to 10)
12 (2 added to 10)
13 (3 added to 10)
14 (4 added to 10)
15 (5 subtracted from 20)
16 (4 subtracted from 20)
17 (3 subtracted from 20)
18 (2 subtracted from 20)
19 (1 subtracted from 20)
20

10
20
30
40 (20 times 2)
50 (10 subtracted from 20 times 3)
60 (20 times 3)
70 (10 subtracted from 20 times 4)
80 (20 times 4)
90 (10 subtracted from 20 times 5)
100 (20 times 5)
110 (10 subtracted from 20 times 6)
120 (20 times 6)
130 (10 subtracted from 20 times 7)
140 (20 times 7)
150 (10 subtracted from 20 times 8)
160 (20 times 8)
170 (10 subtracted from 20 times 9)
180 (20 times 9)
190 (10 subtracted from 20 times 10)
200 (20 times 10)
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
2000
3000
4000
Describe yourself.
I describe myself to you.
He/she describes himself/herself to him/her.
We describe ourselves to y’all.
Y’all describe yourselves to us.
They describe themselves to them.
tall
to be big
to be small
to be wide
to be good
to be hard
to be plentiful
to be scarce
to be new
to be old
to be smart/clever
to be bad
to be long
to be short
dark/Black
red/light-skinned
to be skinny/emaciated
to be ugly
beautiful
scary
to be amusing
to be quiet
fast
slow
to be white
to be stupid
to be sick
to be wise
to be strong
to be outgoing
What is your name?
What is your mother’s name?
What is your father’s name?
Where did you use to live?
Where have you come from?
Where did we give birth to you at?
Where were you raised at?
Child of years how many are you?
How it is you are tall up to?
How it is you are heavy up to?
What do you want to do?
What do you like?
Type of work which it is you (usually) do?
The name (of) mine is _____.
The name (of) my mother is _______.
As for my father, they call him _____.
I used to live _____, but now, I’m living in _______.
I’m from _____.
We gave birth to me at _____.
We raised me at _______.
I have eaten years _______.
My height is ________.
Weight of mine is pounds ______.
I want to _____.
I like _____.
I’m a _________.
My arm pains me.
My head aches.
I’m very happy.
I’m smiling hard.
I run away very quickly.
She doesn’t listen to me (like the deaf ikún squirrel).
You’ve made a mistake.
I’ve got a lot to say on a subject.
I keep quiet.
He/she is patient.

And much more including conversation

This is what you need to really get serious about your Yoruba language learning.