Hausa Articles

If you're trying to learn Hausa Articles you will find some useful resources including a course about Definite and Indefinite Articles... to help you with your Hausa grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Hausa. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Hausa Articles

Learning the Hausa Articles is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Hausa language. But first we need to know what the role of Articles is in the structure of the grammar in Hausa.

Hausa articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an". Here are some examples:

English ArticlesHausa Articles
articlesmakaloli
the
ada
onea
somewasu
few'yan
the booklittafi
the booksLittattafai
a booklittafi
one booka littafi
some booksdaga gabaninsa
few books'yan lattafai

Notice the structure of the Articles in Hausa.

List of Articles in Hausa

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Hausa. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Hausa vocabulary.

English VocabularyHausa Vocabulary
Foodabinci
almonds'ya'yan almon nunannu
breadabinci
breakfastɗamar-ciki
butterMalam
candycakuleti
cheesecukwi
chickensagarar
cuminlafsur
dessertƙwalama
dinnerbuda-baki
fishkifi
fruitamfani
ice creamƙanƙaran afararin
lambɗan rago
lemonlemon tsami
lunchabincin rana
mealɗa'ami
meatnama
ovenobinn
pepperbarkono
plantstsiretsire
porkalade
saladsalak
saltgishiri
sandwichsanwic
sausagetsiren alade
soupgwarbaragiyar
sugarsikari
supperjibin
turkeyTurkiyya
appleaful
bananaayaba
orangeslemuna
peachespeaches
peanutbidin
pearspears
pineappleabarbar
grapes'ya'yan inabi
strawberriesstrawberries
vegetableskayan lambu
carrotkarotin
cornmasara
cucumberkaɗai
garlictafarnuwar
lettucelatas
oliveszaitun
onionsalbasoshin
pepperstattasai
potatoesdankali
pumpkinkabus
beanswake
tomatoestumatir

Definite and Indefinite Articles have a very important role in Hausa. Once you're done with Hausa Articles, you might want to check the rest of our Hausa lessons here: Learn Hausa. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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