Unlike the English word, ‘chop’ which implies that something is being sliced or hacked; in pidgin it means ‘food’. So ‘I wan Chop’ or ‘I dey H’ means ‘I want to eat’ or ‘I am hungry.
What does Omo mean in Nigeria?
Literally translated and taken separately, omo means ‘child’, ti means ‘that or which’, Olu-iwa is a name of God in Yoruba, meaning the chief or master of Iwa (character), bi means ‘born’. When combined, Omoluabi translates as “the child begotten by the chief of iwa (or “child begotton by God”).
How do you greet someone in Nigeria?
The most common greeting is a handshake with a warm, welcoming smile. Men may place their left hand on the other person’s shoulder while shaking hands. Smiling and showing sincere pleasure at meeting the person is important.
What does Jare mean in Yoruba?
‘Jare’, pronounced ‘ jah-reh ‘ has its roots in the Yoruba language in Nigeria. It means innocent, justified, blameless.
How do u say hello in Nigerian?
Ẹ n lẹ means hello in this part of Nigeria.
How do you say love in Nigerian?
“Mo ni fe re” is Yoruba for “I love you” and literally translates to “I have your love.” Yoruba language needs little introduction as it is one of the 4 official languages of Nigeria.
What does Oya mean in Nigerian?
In Yoruba, the name Oya means “she tore.” She is known as Ọya-Iyansan – the “mother of nine” — because of 9 children she gave birth to all of them being stillborn; suffering from lifetime of barrenness. She is the patron of the Niger River (known to the Yoruba as the Odo-Ọya)
What does Na you sabi mean?
Meaning. That’s your business/problem, don’t involve me. Example.
What does wetin mean?
From English what thing.
What does Abi mean in Nigerian?
“Abi” or “shebi” is a yoruba word that could mean “that’s it”, “yes”, “I agree with u”, “am with u”, “are u with me” etc.
How do you reply to Dey?
“How you dey?” comes the question, or “How body?” (both meaning “how are you?”) “I dey fine” is the correct response, or, if you’re in a less upbeat mood, “body dey inside cloth”, meaning “I’m coping/making do with the situation,” or literally “I’m still wearing clothes.”