Yoruba Verbs

If you're trying to learn Yoruba Verbs you will find some useful resources including a course about Verbs in the present past and future tense... to help you with your Yoruba 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 Yoruba. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Yoruba Verbs

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

Yoruba verbs are words that convey action (bring, read, walk, run), or a state of being (exist, stand). In most languages a verb may agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. Here are some examples:

English VerbsYoruba Verbs
Verbs
PastIkoja
I spokeMo soro
I wroteMo kowe
I droveMo wa moto
I lovedMo feran
I gaveMo fun
I smiledMo rerin
I tookMo mu
he spokeO Soro
he wroteO Kowe
he droveO wa moto
he lovedO feran
he gaveO fun
he smiledO rerin
he tookO mu
we spokeA soro
we wroteA rerin
we droveA wa moto
we lovedA feran
we gaveA fun
we smiledA rerin
we tookA mu
Future
I will speakMa soro
I will writeMa kowe
I will driveMa wa moto
I will loveMa feran
I will giveMa fun
I will smileMa rerin
I will takeMa mu
he will speakOma soro
he will writeOma kowe
he will driveOma wa moto
he will loveOma feran
he will giveOma fun
he will smileOma rerin
he will takeOma mu
we will speakAmaa soro
we will writeAmaa kowe
we will driveAmaa wa moto
we will loveAmaa feran
we will giveAmaa fun
we will smileAmaa rerin
we will takeAmaa mu
he speaksOma nrerin
he writesOma nkowe
he drivesOma nwa moto
he lovesOm nferan
he givesOlawo
he smilesOma nrerin
he takesOma nmu
we speakA soro
we writeAkowe
we driveA wa moto
we loveA feran
we giveA fun
we smileA rerin

Notice the structure of the Verbs in Yoruba.

List of Verbs in Yoruba

Below is a list of the conjugated Verbs in the present past and future in Yoruba placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Yoruba vocabulary.

English VerbsYoruba Verbs
I can accept thatMole gba ye
she added itOun lodapo mo
we admit itAwa gba be
they advised himWon fun ni imoran
I can agree with thatMo le fara mo iye
she allows itOun logba
we announce itAwa lakede re
I can apologizeMole toro idariji
she appears todayO fara han loni
they arranged thatWon seto ye
I can arrive tomorrowMole de lola/ mole de ni ola
she can ask himOle bi leere
she attaches thatOda iye po mo
we attack themA kogun jawon
they avoid herWon year fun
I can bake itMole see
she is like himOdabi re
we beat itA naa
they became happyInu won si dun
I can begin thatMole bere iye
we borrowed moneyA ya owo
they breathe airWon min ategun
I can bring itMole muwa
I can build thatMole koye
she buys foodO ra ounje
we calculate itA siro re/ Ase isiro re
they carry itWon gbe
they don't cheatWon kinse madaru
she chooses himO yan omokunrin na
we close itA pade
he comes hereOmanwa sibi
I can compare thatMole se afarawe re
she competes with meO figagbaga pelu mi
we complain about itAse aniyan nipa re
they continued readingWon nkawe lo
he cried about thatOsun ekun olri re
I can decide nowMo le pinu nisisiyin
she described it to meO juwe re funmi

Verbs in the present past and future tense have a very important role in Yoruba. Once you're done with Yoruba Verbs, 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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