LEARN IGBO: Daily Routine #5

DAILY ROUTINE
IGBO ENGLISH
Ihe anyị na-eme n’ụtụtụ What we do in the morning
Anyị kulie/kulie n’ụtụtụ We wake up in the morning
Anyị ga ekpe kpere We pray
Mgbe anyị mecha When we finish
M ga ekene (ekele* Imo dialect) nne na nna m. I greet my parents
M ga igba ọsọ (or/ ma ọ bụ) ịkụ ọkpọ I run (or) I box
“Ugonna ga gbo ọsọ/kuo ọkpọ” Ugonna will run or box
Anyi ga-asa ahụ, anyị mecha We shower, then (literal – we finish)
anyị ga-eyi ákwà, We wear our clothes
Bịa rie nri (nri n’ụtụtụ) Then we eat breakfast
Gabazie oru (or – ma ọ bụ) Ụlọ akwụkwọ Then we go to work (or) school

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OKWUID – YOUNG IGBO FORUM (EVENT)- sold out

SOLDOUT

On the 28th December, OkwuID will be hosting a forum for young Igbos.
The event will feature a panel and audience discussion. It will also include, games, challenges, food and an opportunity to connect and have fun with other young Igbo people.
Age: 17 – 30
Ticket price £5

PURCHASE HERE: Eventbrite - OkwuID - Young Igbo Forum

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Igbo Comics and Art

The purpose of the page Nkaigbo is to showcase artwork that encompasses Igbo culture and people. Below is a collection of some of the work featured on the page. Full credit is given to the artist. We’re currently looking to create more content regarding Igbo literature in the form of comics, illustrated stories, and infographics. If you’d like to learn how you could take part contact: ndiibotv@outlook.com

Comic strips by OKWUID

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LEARN IGBO: INTRODUCTIONS #2

Tips for learning:

Sụọ Igbo

  1. Listen to the audio
  2. Listen to the audio again whilst following the Igbo text
  3. Once you think you’ve grasped the script, read the Igbo text aloud
  4. Interpret the text with the translation and key words

DAILY GREETINGS

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Ụtụtụ ọma Good morning
Ibolachi Good morning
Ehihe ọma Good afternoon
Mgbede ọma Good evening
Abali ọma Good night
Ka chi fo Bye
Kọ di Bye
Kọ di echi Till tomorrow

WELCOME

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Ọlịaa Hello
Ibiago Welcome
Nnọọ Welcome

ASKING HOW ARE YOU

Kedu k’i mere (Kedu ka i mere)

Also (kedu k’i di)

How are you?
A di mma I’m fine
Ọdi mma It’s fine
Obi di m ụtọ i hu gi It’s nice to meet you
A hu be hu m gi ọtụtụ oge Long-time no see

PLEASE AND THANKS

Ịmeela Thank you
Daalụ Thank you
Ndo Sorry
Mba No
Ee/Oo Yes
Biko Please
Jis ike keep it up/stay well
Ngwanu OK

EXPRESSING UNDERSTANDING

Ị aghotara ihe m kwuru? Did you understand what I said?
Mba, aghotaghi m (ihe i kwuru) No I don’t understand wat you said
Ee, aghotara m (ihe i kwuru) Yes I understood what you said
Nyere m aka! Help me!

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