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Useful phrases in Yorùbá

A collection of useful phrases in Yorùbá. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

English Yorùbá
Welcome Ẹ ku abọ
Hello Ẹ n lẹ
How are you?
I'm fine, thanks. And you?
̣Se daadaa ni o wa?
Mo wa daadaa, o ̣se. Iwọ naa n kọ?
Long time no see O to ọjọ mẹta o / O pẹ ti a ri ara wa o
What's your name?
My name is ...
Ki ni orukọ rẹ?
Orukọ mi ni……
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Nibo ni o ti wa?
Mo wa lati ...
Pleased to meet you Inu mi dun lati mọ ọ
Good morning Ẹ ku aarọ
Good afternoon Ẹ ku ọsan
Good evening Ẹ ku alẹ
Good night O da aarọ
Goodbye O da abọ
Good luck Yoo dara o / Yoo bọ si o
Cheers/Good health! Ayọ ni o / Kara o le
Have a nice day Oni a dara o
Bon appetit Ounjẹ ajẹye o / Yoo gba ibi re
Bon voyage O da abọ / Ka sọ layọ o
I don't understand Ko ye emi
Please speak more slowly Jọwọ, rọra maa sọrọ
Please say that again Jọwọ, tun un sọ
Please write it down Jọwọ, kọ ọ silẹ
Do you speak Yorùbá?
Yes, a little
̣Se o n sọ Yorùbá?
Bẹẹ ni, diẹ
How do you say ... in Yorùbá? Bawo ni o se le sọ ….. ni Yorùbá
Excuse me Ẹ ̣se fun mi / Ẹ jọwọ, ẹ gbọ mi
How much is this? Eelo ni eyi?
Sorry Pẹlẹ
Thank you
Response
O ̣se / E se
Ko to ọpẹ
Where's the toilet? Nibo ni ile igbọnsẹ wa?
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
Alagba/Iyaafin yii yoo sanwo fun gbogbo rẹ
Would you like to
dance with me?
̣Se iwọ maa ba mi jo?
I love you Mo nifẹẹ rẹ
Get well soon Da ara ya o
Leave me alone! Fi mi silẹ
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Ẹ gba mi o!
Ina o!
Duro nbẹ!
Call the police! Pe awọn ọlọpaa
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Ẹ ku Ayọ Keresimesi ati Ọdun Tuntun
Happy Easter Ẹ ku Ayọ Ajinde
Happy Birthday Ẹ ku Ayọ Ọjọ Ibi
One language
is never enough
Ede kan ko to ri rara
My hovercraft
is full of eels
Ọkọ afategun-sare mi kun fun ẹja arọ

Yorùbá phrases provided by Adedamola Olofa

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