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  • n'iro (2,1) W

    outside


  • na (2) S

    Used with verbs to show ongoing action - like the English 'ing'

    O na-abia = She is coming, O na-eje = He is going


  • na (2) S

    and

    Mu na gi = me and you


  • na (2) S

    Used at end of verbs to give a negative command

    Echezona = don't forget


  • na (2) S

    that

    A nu m na o nor ego kita = I heard that she is now rich. O gwa m na i cho ije obodo oyibo = She told me that you want to go abroad.


  • na (2) S

    in, at, on

    E bi m na Lagos = I live in Lagos, Emeka no n'uka = Emeka is at church, O no n'enu = He is upstairs/on top, A fu m ya n'uzo = I saw him on the road


  • na (2) S

    because

    Ka anyi gote uno, na ego a digo? = Let's by a house, for we have money now.


  • nabu (8,2) S

    two (as an adjective only)

    mmadu nabu = two people


  • ndewo (2,8,1) W

    hello


  • ndi (ndi mmadu = people, ndi Bekee = English people) S

    used to denote a group of people


  • ndidi (2,2,2) W

    patience


  • ndu (1,2) S

    life


  • ngwa (1,1) S

    Used to indicate readiness to proceed, sometimes means 'alright'

    Ngwa, ka anyi je = Alright let's go.


  • ngwere (2,2,2) W

    lizard


  • ngwo (1,2) S

    eczema


  • nime (1,3 or 3,4) W

    inside


  • nine (5,3) W

    all

    Ndi a nine bu ndi nzuzu = All these people are stupid.


  • njo (1,3 or 3,4) S

    ugly

    O jo njo = He is ugly.


  • nke (2,1) W

    used to show something belongs to ,is part of, or associated with something else

    Akpa a bu nke m = This bag is mine. Kedu nke o? = Which one is it? Nke mbu = the first one.


  • nkita (1,1,3 or 3,3,4) S

    dog


  • nna (1,2) S

    father


  • nna (1,6) S

    used to express surprise like the English 'man!'

    nna ee, i fu ife me? = Man, did you see what happened?


  • nne (1,3 or 3,4) W

    mother, also used as an affectionate term for a woman.

    nne muo! = my mother used as an exclamation. Nne i makazi = you are so beautiful


  • nni (1,1 or 3,3) S

    food

    nni oka = foofoo made from corn. O na-eri nni (tone change, 3,4) = He is eating (food). Aka nni = right hand (the hand used to eat).


  • nnoo (2,5) S

    very, really

    O di nnoo mma = Things are really fine


  • nnoo (2,8) S

    welcome


  • nnu (1,1or 3,3) W

    salt

    Tinye nnu na ose = Add salt and pepper.


  • nnunu (1,2,2) S

    bird


  • nsibidi (2,2,2,2) W

    A traditional writing system of the Ekoi, Efik and Igbo people dating back possibly as far as 5th century AD

    I ma agu nsibidi? Can you read nsibisi.


  • nsogbu (1,2,3 or 1,2,4) W

    trouble, problem


  • nta (1,2) S

    small

    ite nta = small pot


  • nti (1,2) S

    ear

    O di anu nti! = he doesn't listen/do what he is told


  • ntutu (1,2,2) W

    hair

    ntutu isi = hair on the head


  • nu (1) S

    used at end of verbs for emphasis

    bianu! = come. Nenu gi = Just look at yourself.


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