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Hausa Alphabet learn all the alphabet Counting of Numbers Hausa numbers counting Different Type Of Greetings Ways to greet in hausa Asking about Members of the Family About family members Reception How is the party? Farewell Good bye Making Inquiry And Request with why? what? which? who? where? how? In The Dining funiture room dining table Different Nouns: To animals, farm, body, house, school & relations. Pronouns Personal and Possessive personal pronouns & possessive! Days Months Years Months of the year, years, Days of the week Hausa Verbs Nothing but verb Telling Of Time what time is it? Simple Sentences and Market Situation market conversations Hausa Proverbs and Sayings Proverbs Fassara - Translation In Hausa has translations. Hausa Food Abincin hausawa means food in hausa. Restaurant Situation (Katin)(Gurin abincin)(Gurin sarda abincin) Restaurant in hausa. Garuruwa Hausa Bakwai - Seven Legitimate Hausa States The main seven legitimate hausa states. Banza Bakwai - Seven illegitimate Hausa States The main seven illegitimate hausa states. Translation of Words - Fasssarar Kalmomi Translation of words in hausa. Hausa Vowels & Consonnants (Bakake da Wasullan Hausa) Vowels and Consonnants in hausa. Names of Animals in Hausa (Suanyen dabbobi) hausa animal names Name of Places in Hausa (Suanyen wurare) hausa place names Names of Things in Hausa (Suanyen abubuwa) hausa things name The Hausa Language dictionary translation. Hausa Language Phrases Teach Yourself Russian About teach yourself series Teach Yourself Guitar Teach yourself to play guitar Yourself Online Learning online Teach Yourself Spanish Learning spanish Teach Yourself Math Learning mathematics Teach Yourself Piano Learn toplay piano About BBC Hausa (www bbc hausa com) hausa bbc.com VOA Hausa (www voa hausa com) rfi hausa sashin dw radio Hausa Music or Hausa Songs nigerian musicians singing Hausa Films jinin jikina magazine Hausa Movies watch hausa movies Radio Nigeria Hausa hausa radio www.BBC Hausa Yadda muke gabatar da shirye-shiryen Sashen Hausa na BBC Not all photos from bbc hausa this will touch your heart if you're a humam being Rariya hausa the making of rariya labarai|labaran Aljazeera Hausa Labarai/Labaran duniya al jazeera Auren Biya Marriage payments - credit or debit cards DW Hausa Deutsche Welle RFI Hausa Radio France International Hausa Location in Nigeria nigeria hausa igbo yoruba Hausa Pronunciation Pronounce hausa Contact Us what do you think? Useful Links other sites Link to Us please help us! Contactless Payment Cards Paying with contactless card Things to do in London TfL transport for london AI Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Future of ai Top Christmas Toys Boys and girls must-have top christmas gifts ideas. Enounce MySpeed Review Speed Up Video to Save Time - Slow down video to learn THE BIGGEST Digital Product Reviews The Good Review, Who is she?

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The Hausa Language Phrases

Phrase [freiz] sashen magana wadda ba fi'ili cikinta. The Hausa language phrases or the sense of am/is/are/was/were is, regardless of aspect (or 'tense'), expressed by ne if the subject is masculine or ce if it is feminine.

As no gender distinction is made in noun plurals, ne is always used with plural forms. "TO BE" : Ne, Ce and Ke nan.

The Hausa language phrase shi ke nan, literally meaning it is this is common in the Hausa language, and is used to express finality and, often to signal transition to a new topic similar to the notion of that's the end of the matter.

Ya mutu. Shi ke nan. Bayan wannan... He died. That was that. After this...

Ne/ce typically occurs at the end of a phrase or clause and its tone is always opposite to the tone of the preceding syllable.

  HAUSA Language Phrase "ENGLISH Language Phrase"
Sarki ne It is a chief
Yaro ne It is a boy
Makaranta ce It is a school
Yarinya ce It is a girl
Yara ne They are children
Ya tafi gida ne He went home (emphatic)

The construction ke nan can often be used to express the same meaning as ne/ce. The use of ka nan, however, typically implies greater emphasis than would the use of ne/ce.

  HAUSA Language Phrase "ENGLISH Language Phrase"
Kudi ke nan It is money
Sarki ke nan It is the king!
Ya sami kudi ke nan He's become really wealthy!
To, mun dawo gida ke nan Well, we're back home

In the negative, ba... ba ne/ce or ke nan is used.

  HAUSA Language Phrase "ENGLISH Language Phrase"
Ba ido ba ne It is not an eye
Ba kudi ba ke nan It is not money!
Ba giwa ba ce It is not an elephant
Ba yara ba ne They are not children

I [ayi] {ni, ne, in (kullum kan magana ne, watau subject ka fa'ili} it is I, ni ne, I am coming, ina zuwa. I shall come, zan zo. he said that I should come, ya ce in zo. I didn't go, ban tafi ba.

The independent pronouns commonly occur with ne/ce and ke nan.

  HAUSA Language Phrase "ENGLISH Language Phrase"
ni ne It is I (m.)
ni ce It is I (f.)
kai ne It is you (m.)
ke ce It is you (f.)
shi ne It is he (m.)
ita ce it is she
mu ne It is we
ku ne it is you (pl.)
su ne it is they
Wane ne? Ni ne Who is it? It's I
Shi no zai tafi It is he who will go
Wa ya zo? Ni ke nan Who has come? I

Love [lav] kaunata, so kwarai, kauna (ya fi like karfi), ji dadin he loves tobacco, yana son taba kwarai, he loves the cinema, yana jin dadin kallon sinima kwarai.

Kauna, so, soyayya Audu fell in love with Kande, son Kande ya kama Audu. Lovely [lavli] kyakkyawa.

  HAUSA Language Phrase "ENGLISH Language Phrase"
gari town
ido eye
kai head
kasuwa (f.) market
ina son ka I love you
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i miss ka I miss you
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kudi money
kyau goodness
laifi fault, sin
makaranta (f.) School
saniya (f.) (pl. shanu) Cow (pl. cattle)
sarki Chief
yarinya (f.) Girl
yaro (pl. yara) Boy (pl. children)
wa, wane, wanene? Who?
dawo Return (here), come back
shiga enter, go in
tafi go (away), go (to)
ba laifi that's okay (lit. there's nothingwrong), never mind
da kyau Good!
shi ke nan That's that
Ya yi aiki mai kyau He did good work
An yi ruwa It (has) rained
Ya yi girma He's big. Or He grew up
Mun yi yawo We wandered about
Abinci ya yi The food is ready
Ya yi karya He lied
Ya yi barci He slept
Na yi masa magana I talked to him (about a specific topic)

Hausa, like other languages, has its share of exclamatory utterances. These expressions are usually specialized particles, though certain nominals, verbals and stylized phrases amy also be employed as exclamations.

The following exclamations have been used:

  HAUSA Language Phrase "ENGLISH Language Phrase"
a no
babu no! (emphatically)
don Alla Please
shi ke nan that's that!
ai Why!, well!
albarka No sale!
amin May it be so, amen
ashe Well!, is that so?
haba Nonsense, come now!
I Yes
madalla Fine, praise God!
mana indeed
tabai (Utter amazement)
to well, okay
yauwa Fine, okay
kai Wow! Good Heavens!
sannu Greetings!
Alla ya ba mu... May God give us...
Alla ya sa May God bring (it) about
bakin daji Forest (lit. dark bushland)
ci bashi Incur a debt
duk da haka In spite of this, nevertheless, yet
loto-loto From time to time
zura da gudu Break into a run