Yoruba Pronouns

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Yoruba Pronouns

Learning the Yoruba Pronouns 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 Pronouns is in the structure of the grammar in Yoruba.

Yoruba pronouns include personal pronouns (refer to the persons speaking, the persons spoken to, or the persons or things spoken about), indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns (connect parts of sentences) and reciprocal or reflexive pronouns (in which the object of a verb is being acted on by verb's subject). Here are some examples:

English PronounsYoruba Pronouns
Pronouns
Iemi
youiwo
heoun
sheoun
weawa
theyawon
meemi
youiwo
himoun
heroun
usawa
themawon
mytemi
yourIre, Iwo, Tire
hisToun
herToun
our
theirTawon
mineTemi
yoursTire
hisToun
hersToun
oursTiwa, tawa
theirsTawon, tiwon

Notice the structure of the Pronouns in Yoruba.

List of Pronouns in Yoruba

Below is a list of the Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns in Yoruba placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Yoruba vocabulary.

English PronounsYoruba Pronouns
I speakMo soro
you speakIwo soro, O soro
he speaksO soro
she speaksO soro
we speakA soro
they speakwon soro
give meFunmi
give youFun e
give himFun n
give herfun n
give usFunwa
give themFunwon
my bookIwe mi
your bookIwe re
his bookIwe re (different tonation on "re")
her bookIwe re (different tonation on "re")
our bookIwe wa
their bookIwe won

Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns have a very important role in Yoruba. Once you're done with Yoruba Pronouns, 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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