A collection of useful phrases in Igbo, a Volta-Niger language spoken in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea by about 18 million people.
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|Hello (General greeting)||Kedụ|
|How are you?||Kedụ
Kedụ ka ọ dị
Kedụ ka ịmere
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Ọ di mụ mma
A di mụ mma
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Kèdú áhà gị́?|
|My name is ...||Áhàm bụ̀ ...
Áfàm bụ̀ ...
|Where are you from?||Olee ebe i si?|
|I'm from ...||Esi m na ...|
|Pleased to meet you||Ndewo
Obi dị m ụtọ ịmata onye ị bụ
Oga diri gị (reply)
Oga diri gị (reply)
|Good night||Ka chi fo|
Ka o di echi (see you tomorrow)
|Good luck||Ihe oma diri|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day||Nwee ọmarịcha ụbọchị!|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't understand||À ghọ́tàghìm|
|I don't know||A marọ m|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?||I na sú Bèké?|
|Do you speak Igbo?||Ị na-asụ igbo?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Igbo|
|How do you say ... in Igbo?|
|Excuse me||Biko, chètú (for attention)
Biko, é weli íwé (begging pardon)
|How much is this?||Égó olé ka Ihe á di?|
|Thank you||Ịmela; dalụ|
|Reply to thank you||Ndewo|
|Where's the toilet?||Ké ébé ḿkpóchí dì?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|I miss you|
|I love you|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!||Hafum áká!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas and New Year greetings||Aňụlị ekeresimesi
Aňụlị arọ ọfụụ
|Birthday greetings||Aňụlị ụbọsị ọmụmụ|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Corrections by Nkiruka Obi
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