Hausa Pronouns

This is a list of pronouns in Hausa. This includes subject, object, and the possessive. These are used on a daily basis, so don't skip this lesson. We start with the object pronouns such as "I, you, her ..."

I: ni
You: kai, ke, ku
He: shi
She: ita
We: mu
You (pl.): ku
They: su

Here are samples to demonstrate how the object pronoun is used in a sentence.

I love you: Ina sonka / ki / ku
She is beautiful: Tana da kyau
We are happy: Muna murna / farin ciki
They are dancing: Su na rawa

Now we look into the subject pronoun such as "me, him, us, them ...".

Me: ni
You: kai, ke, ku
Him: shi
Her: ita
Us: mu
You (pl.): ku
Them: su

These are examples to demonstrate how the subject pronoun is used in a sentence.

Give me your phone number: Ba ni lamabar wayarka / ki
I can give you my email: Zan iya ba ka / ki Imel ɗina
Tell him to call me: Faɗa masa ya kira ni
Can you call us?: Za ka iya kiranmu?

We reach now the possessive adjective part, used to refer to thing we possess. Examples: "my, our, their ...".

My: nawa
Your: naka / naki / naku
His: nashi / nasa
Her: nata
Our: namu
Your (pl.): naku
Their: nasu

Here are samples to demonstrate how the possessive adjective is used.

My phone number is . . .: Lambar wayata ita ce...
His email is . . .: Imel ɗinsa shi ne...
Our dream is to visit Spain: Mafarkinsa shi ne ya ziyarci Undulus
Their country is beautiful: Ƙasarsu tana da kyau

This is the possessive pronoun. Used as an alternative to the possessive adjectives above. Instead of saying "It is my dog" you can say "It is mine".

Mine: nawa
Yours: naka
His: nasa
Hers: nata
Ours: namu
Yours (pl.): naku
Theirs: nasu

These are some examples of the possessive pronoun in a sentence.

The book is mine: Littafin nawa ne
Is this pen yours?: wannan alƙalamin naka ne?
The shoes are hers: Takalman nata ne
Victory is ours: Nasara tamu ce

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