Hausa Questions

If you're trying to learn Hausa Questions you will find some useful resources including a course about Questions and interrogative 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 Questions

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

Hausa questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ... Here are some examples:

English QuestionsHausa Questions
Questionstambayoyin
how?masu?
what?Me?
who?Wa?
why?Me ya sa?
where?Ina?
where is he?Ina ya ke?
what is this?Mene ne wannan?
why are you sad?Me ya sa zuciyarki ta ɓaci?
how do you want to pay?Ta yaya ka so ka biya?
can I come?Zan zo?
is he sleeping?Yana barci?
do you know me?Ka san ni?
do you have my book?Kana da littafi?
how big is it?Yaya tayar ne?
can I help you?Me kake bukata ne?
can you help me?Ko za ka taimake ni?
do you speak English?Kana/kina jin Ingilishi?
how far is this?A wannan?
what time is it?Nawa ne?
how much is this?Nawa ne?
what is your name?Yaya sunanka?
where do you live?Ina ka rayu?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Hausa.

List of Questions in Hausa

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

English QuestionsHausa Questions
VocabularyMaganarsu
CountriesƘasashen
Australiaostireliy
Cambodiacambodia
Canadakanadar
ChinaChina
EgyptMasar
EnglandIngila
Francefaransa
GermanyJamus
Greeceyunanar
IndiaIndiya
IndonesiaIndonesia
Italyitaliyar
JapanJapan
Mexicomexico
Moroccomarokor
Peruperu
SpainSpain
Thailandtailan
USAamirka ta
Languagesluggogin
ArabicLarabci
Chinesekayan Cana
EnglishTuranci
FrenchFaransa
GermanJamus
Greekbagirken
HebrewIbraniyawa
HindiIndiyanci
Italianba'italiyiya
Japanesebajafane
KoreanKoriya
Latinlatin
Russianbarashiyar
Spanishesfaniyawa
Urduurdu
Dayskwana
MondayLitinin
TuesdayTalata
WednesdayLaraba
ThursdayAlhamis
Fridayjummaa
SaturdayAsabar
Sundayranar Lahadi
timelokaci
hourlokaci
minutemitsili
second

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