Yoruba Adverbs

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Yoruba Adverbs

Learning the Yoruba Adverbs 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 Yoruba language. But first we need to know what the role of Adverbs is in the structure of the grammar in Yoruba.

Yoruba adverbs are part of speech. Generally they're words that modify any part of language other than a noun. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, sentences and other adverbs. Here are some examples:

English AdverbsYoruba Adverbs
adverbs
I read a book sometimesMo ma nka iwe kan nigba kankan
I will never smokeNko ni mu ciga
are you alone?Se odawa ni?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Yoruba.

List of Adverbs in Yoruba

Below is a list of the Adverbs of time place manner and frequency in Yoruba placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Yoruba vocabulary.

English AdverbsYoruba Adverbs
adverbs of time
yesterdayAna
todayEni or Loni
tomorrowOla
nowNisisiyin
thenNigbaye
laterTobaya
tonightLale oni or ale oni
right nowNisisiyin
last nightAle ana
this morningOwuro yi
next weekOse to nbo
recentlyLaipe yi
latelyLaipe yi
soonLaipe yi
immediatelyKiakia
stillSibe or sibe sibe
yetSibe or sibe sibe
agoLaipe yi
adverbs of place
hereNibiyi
thereNibeye
over thereNibeye
everywhereGbogbo ibi
anywhereGbogbo ibi
nowhereKosibi
homeIle
outOde or ita
adverbs of manner
veryGan
quiteIdake
prettyRewa
reallyLooto
fastYara
wellOdaa or Odara
hardLile
quicklyKiakia
slowlydiedie
carefullysora
hardlysasa
barelysasa
mostlyopo or opolopo
absolutelydandan
togetherlapapo
alonedaduro
adverbs of frequency
alwaysGbogbogba
frequentlyleralera
usuallyleralera

Adverbs of time place manner and frequency have a very important role in Yoruba. Once you're done with Yoruba Adverbs, you might want to check the rest of our Yoruba lessons here: Learn Yoruba. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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