Yoruba Pronouns

This is a list of pronouns in Yoruba. 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: emi
You: iwo
He: oun
She: oun
We: awa
You (pl.): eyin
They: awon

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

I love you: Mo feran re.
She is beautiful: O dara.
We are happy: Inu wa dun.
They are dancing: Nwon njoo.

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

Me: mi
You: iwo
Him: un
Her: un
Us: wa
You (pl.): ẹyin
Them: won

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

Give me your phone number: Fun mi ni nọmba ibanisọrọ rẹ.
I can give you my email: Mo le fun ẹ ni imeeli mi.
Tell him to call me: Sọ fun ki o pe mi.
Can you call us?: Se o le pe mi.

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

My: mi
Your: re
His: tire
Her: tire
Our: wa
Your (pl.): tiwọn
Their: won

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

My phone number is . . .: Nọmba mi ni ...
His email is . . .: Imeeli rẹ ni ...
Our dream is to visit Spain: Ala wa ni ki a lọ si Supani.
Their country is beautiful: Ilu nwọn dara.

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: temi
Yours: tire
His: tiẹ
Hers: tiẹ
Ours: tiwa
Yours (pl.): tiyin
Theirs: tiwọn

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

The book is mine: Temi ni iwe yẹn.
Is this pen yours?: Ṣe tirẹ ni kalamu yi?
The shoes are hers: Tirẹ ni bata yi.
Victory is ours: Iṣẹgun ni tiwa.

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