Hausa Directions

These are expressions used when giving or getting directions in Hausa. Very useful when trying to find your way around or when lost.

Excuse me! (to ask someone): Ina da tambaya
Can you show me?: Za ka iya nuna min?
I'm lost: Na ɓata
I'm not from here: Ba a nan nake ba
Can I help you?: Kana bukatar taimakona?
Can you help me?: Za ka iya taimakona?
It's near here: Kusa ya ke da nan
It's far from here: Akwai nisa daga nan
Go straight: tafi a miƙe
Turn left: juya hagu
Turn right: Juya dama
One moment please!: Ji mana don Allah!
Come with me!: Biyo no!
How can I get to the museum? : Ta yaya zan jegidan ajiye kayan tarihi?
How long does it take to get there?: Zuwa wane lokaci za mi isa can?
Downtown (city center):

The following are words which might be used alone or in combination with other words to ask or give directions.

Near: kusa
Far: Nesa
Right: Dama
Left: Hagu
Straight: miƙaƙƙe
There: da
Here: nan
To walk: Domin tafiya
To drive: Domin tuƙi
To turn: Domin juyawa
Traffic light: Fitilar bada hannu

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