Hausa Negation

If you're trying to learn Hausa Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... 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 Negation

Learning the Hausa Negation 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 Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Hausa.

Hausa negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationHausa Negation
Negationnegation
he is not hereba ya nan
that is not my bookba ya littafana
do not enterba sukan shiga

Notice the structure of the Negation in Hausa.

List of Negation in Hausa

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Hausa placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Hausa vocabulary.

English NegationHausa Negation
I don't speakba na magana
I don't writeba na rubuta
I don't driveba na tuƙa
I don't loveba na so
I don't giveba na ba da
I don't smileba na murmushin
I don't takeba na ɗauki
he doesn't speakba shi magana
he doesn't writeba ya rubuta
he doesn't driveba ya tuƙa
he doesn't loveba ya son
he doesn't giveba shi da
he doesn't smileba shi yake
he doesn't takeba shi amsa
we don't speakba mu yi magana
we don't writeba Mu rubuta
we don't driveba Mu kora
we don't loveba mu so
we don't givemu ba mu ba
we don't smilemu ba su yaƙe
we don't takemu ba su amsa

Negation and negative expressions have a very important role in Hausa. Once you're done with Hausa Negation, 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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