The Top 3 Yoruba Words In English.
It is obvious that many of us don’t know the English words for some words
or phrases in our tribe/language.
We should be careful with the way we speak everyday, we all know that English
is not our mother’s tongue we all have our respective native. The words below
are very common in Yoruba language but many did not know those words in
English, or do you know it? Comment now.
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I am very sure that you like speaking English, which means that for we to look
different, unique and presentable when it comes to speaking our language into
English, we must learn to pronounce some kinds of words. For example,
Moi-Moi is called Beans pudding, I guess you know that before then
Akara is called Beans cake and also,
Pap/Akamu is called Corn flakes.
Do you know the original English word for ILÁ? I will let You know the
original name of Okra(ilá).
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Okra is nutritious with many health benefits, it is rich in magnesium, folate,
fiber and vitamin C, K1 and A.
Okra is beneficial for pregnant woman, it also help to reduce blood sugar,
control heat health, to avoid embarrassment the original name for Okra is
In your closet or when been at home you can call it Okra or ilá but when you
are outside you can be unique and different by calling it
Enhance Your Spoken English
Always read books: Reading is a very powerful instrumental of
knowledge, when you read you learn new things, you don’t just
read any how, you must also learn how to read and understand.
Check meaning of new words: Another powerful instrument of
reading is the dictionary, you must always work with it, because
when you are reading you will come across new words, so you need to
check for its meaning to get familiar with the word, there are pocket
dictionary which are very portal, you can carry it along with you
every time, or you can simply download the English Dictionary into
your phone for easy access.
Watch educational T.V program: Always watch educational movies,
one of the old movie that I will recommend for you is “Akila and the Bee”
you will learn some new English words watching the movie, there are other
Yoruba English movies, you can check YouTube for interesting
Remember practice make progress so always practice what you learn by
using them in your daily speaking.
Top 3 Yoruba words
Here are some top 3 words I will leave you with, if you can provide an answer
in English, for each:
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I bet you can’t get it right, drop your comment below and don’t forget to
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