Hausa Vocabulary

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

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

Hausa vocabulary is the set of words you should be familiar with. A vocabulary usually grows and evolves with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Here are some examples:

English VocabularyHausa Vocabulary
Vocabulary
colorslaunoni
blackbaƙi
blueshuɗi
brownruwan-ƙasa
graytokatoka
green
orangeoranji kore
purpleshunayya
redjajata
whitefari
yellowrawayu

List of Vocabulary in Hausa

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

English VocabularyHausa Vocabulary
sizessizes
bigbabbar
deepteku
longmai
narrowtsallake rijiya da baya
shortkaɗan
smallkaɗan
tallsankam
thickguzuguzun
thinkanjame
widesuna fuskantar
tastesmashayan
bitter
freshsabon
saltygishiri-gishiri
sourgumasa
spicymai yaji
sweetkunun
qualitiessashe
badmugu
cleantande
darkduhu
difficulttaazzara
dirtyƙazantar da
drybushesher
easymai sauki
emptyzubar da
expensivetsada
fastazume
foreignharkokin
fullcike
goodda
hardwuya
heavyjimbirjimbirn
inexpensivemai sauƙi
lighthaske
localƙaramar
newsabon
noisyrica
oldda
powerfulmasu
quietyi shiru
correctdaidai
slowsilon
softlugub
veryda
weaklamɓane
wetdamuna
wronglaifi
young'yan
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
alligatoralligator
alligatorsalligators
bearbeyar
bearsmai
birdtsuntsu
birdstsuntsaye
bullbijimi
bullsbijimai
catmagen
catsmagunan
cowsaniya
cowsshanu
deerbarewa
many deerda yawa kamar barewa
dogkare
dogskarnuka
donkeyjaki
donkeysjakuna
eaglejuhurmar
eaglesjuhurmomi
elephantgiwa
elephantsgiwayen
girafferaƙumin dawa
giraffesgiraffes
goatakuya
goatsawaki
horsedoki
horseskili
lionzaki
lionszakoki
monkeyƙirƙar
monkeysbirai
mousekusun
miceɓeraye
rabbitagwada
rabbitszomayen
snakemaciji
snakesmacazai
tigertamangarusarta
tigerstigers
wolfkerkeci
wolvesKyarketai
objectsnufinsa
bathroomgidan wanka
bedkambed
bedroomɗakin
ceilingsilin
chairkujera
clothestufafi
coatkwatn
cupƙoƙon
deskteburi
dressrob
floorhawa
forkfarkafarkar
furniturekowane abu
glassgilasin
hatshafon
housegidan
inktaddawan
jacketjakitn
kitchenkican
knifewuƙa
lampfatilan
letterwasiƙa
maptaswiran
newspaperjaridar
notebookkaye
pantswandon
papertakarda
penalƙalamin
pencilfensir
pharmacyfarmasi
picturehoton
platefarantin
refrigeratorfirijan
restauranthotel
roofrufin
roomɗaki
rugtabarmar
scissorsalmakashin
shampooshamfun
shirtkuptan
shoestakalma
soapsabulu
sockssafasar
spoonkuyafa
tabletebur
toiletmakewayin
toothbrushasawaki
toothpastemakilin
towelsarbeti
umbrellauwa
underwearkalison
wallfenti
walletalabai
windowtaga
telephonewaya
thiswannan
thatda
these
thosewaɗanda
Questionstambayoyin
how?masu?
what?Me?
who?Wa?
why?Me ya sa?
where?Ina?
different objectsdaban-daban na biyu nufinsa
artfasaha
bankbankin
beachbakin teku
bookLittafi
by bicycleda keken
by busda bos
by carda mota
by train, jirgin
cafeɗakin intaneti
countrykasa
deserthamada
dictionarykamus
earthduniya
flowersna
footballƙwallon ƙafa
forestdashi
gamewasan
gardengadanan
geographylabarin ƙasa
historytarihin
housegidan
islandtsibirin
laketafkin
librarylaburari
mathmath
moonwata
mountain
moviessilimomin dutsen
musicbushe-bushen
oceanteku
officeaiki
on footda ƙafa
playerdan
river
sciencekimiyya kogin
searuwan
skysama
soccerƙwallon ƙafa
starstaurari
supermarketbabban sufamake
swimming poolwurinwahan
theatertiyata
treeitace
weatheryanayi
bad weathermummunan yanayin
cloudylumshi
coldsanyi
coolsanyaya
foggyhazo-hazo
hotzafi
nice weathershiƙa yanayi
pouringzuba
rainruwa
rainingruwa
snowdusar ƙanƙara
snowingsnowing
iceayis
sunnyhantsi
windyiska
springsafarin
summeragazari
autumnHunturu
winterdamuna
peoplemutane
auntgwaggon
babyjariri
brother,
cousin
daughter'yar kawunsa
dentistlikitan hakori
doctorlikita
father,
grandfatherkaka
grandmotherkaka
husbandmiji
mothermahaifiyarsa
nephewbasambo
nieceniece
nursejiyyata
policemanfolisn
postmanpostman
professorFurofesa
sonɗan
teacherMalam
uncleAbba
wifeita

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