Yoruba Negation

This is a lesson about negation in Yoruba. This includes words or expressions used to form a negative form as opposted to the affirmative. For example "I don't understand".

No: oti
Nothing: kosi
Not yet: koiya
No one: ko si enikan
No longer: Ko si mọ
Never: ko si rara
Cannot: ko le ṣe
Should not: kò gbọdọ̀

The below examples demonstrate how to use the negation form in a sentence. Don't be shy to use of these expressions if you don't know something.

We don't understand: Kò yé wa
I do not speak Japanese: Mí ko sọ́ Japani.
I cannot remember the word: Mi ko ranti oro na.
You should not forget this word: Ó kò gbọ́dọ̀ gbagbe ọ̀rọ̀ na.
No problem!: Ko si wahala.
I don't know!: Mi ko mọ.
I'm not interested!: Mi ko ni ifẹ si.
Don't worry!: Ma ṣe iyọnu.
This is wrong: Eyi bajẹ.
This is not correct: Eyi ko dara.
No one here speaks Greek: Ko si ẹni ti o nsọ giriki nihin.
I'm not fluent in Italian yet: Mi ko le sọ italian jaara.

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