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Family
nna/papa

Father

nne/mama

Mother

nwannem nwoke

Brother

nwanne nwanyi

Sister

nwannem nwoke nta

Younger Brother

nwanne nwanyi nta

Younger Sister

nna nna/nne

Grandfather

nne nna/nne

Grandmother

dede

Uncle

dida/anti

Aunt

di

Husband

nwunye

Wife

nwa nwoke

Son

nwa nwanyi

Daughter

ọkpara

First Son

ada

First Daughter

ụlụ

Second Daughter

ọdụdụ nwa

Last Child

nwa nwa

Grandchild

ọgọ

In-law


Basics
Ehh/Eeyi

Yes

Mba

No

Biko

Please

Ndo

Sorry

chere mụ

Wait for me

ekwele mụ

I agree

Mba

No

Lema kwa

Look out

Nyem aka

Help

chelugodu

Excuse me

Ihuoma diri

Goodluck

Iwe

Anger/Angry

Nụo

Push

Dọ

Pull

Jikonata

Hold together/Compose

Dalu/ịmela

Thank you

Jisie ike

Hold on tight/Keep on trying

Ezi Okwu

Truth/True talk

chaa cha

Never

Ewo/Eyaaa

Exclamation of sadness /suprise /pity

Ngwanu

Quickly

Sọsọ

Only/just

Rapu

Leave/Let go

Jebe

Leave/Go

Bia

Come

mepe/mehe

Open

mechie

Close

gbanye

Pour

gbanyuọ

Turn off

gbahe

Turn on


Expressions
ewo!

Oh no!

Chineke!

God

o!

Okay/all right

hewu!

No!

tufiakwa

Disgusting

O dikwa egwu

Impossible

Alu!

Abomination


Color
oji

black

alulu

blue

nchara

brown

ntu ntu

gray

ndu ndu

green

nmanu nmanu

orange

ododo

purple

mme mme

red

ocha

white

edo

yellow


Direction
elu

Up

nala

Down

nelu

Atop

okpuru

under

na ihu

Front

na azu

back

olile anyanwu

North

nleda anyanwu

South

ọwụwa anyanwu

East

ọdida anyanwu

West

aka nri

Right

aka ekpe

Left

gawa na ihu

Straight ahead

nọ na ụzọ

Towards

gafe

Past


Transaction
Ego

Money

ụlọ ego

Bank

akwụkwọ ego

Paper money

aghirigha ego

Coins

Ahia

Market

zuta

Buy

re

Sell

re ihe

Sell something

achọrọ mụ izu

I want to buy

Ego ole?

How much?

Kwe onu

Price it/bargain

ọke ọnu

Expensive

ọnu ani

Cheap

kwụọ ụgwọ, kwụọ ego

Pay

Ugbua

Now

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