Learn Yoruba for Beginners – Lesson 6 : Pronouns in Yoruba — Possessive adjective (determiner)

Introduction

In today’s article, we will be learning about possessive adjectives (determiner). Some of these are my, your, his, her, its, their etc. These are usually used to indicate possession and are placed before the noun in English but placed after the noun in Yoruba.

Lesson

My

mi

The format is as follows :

[Noun] mi

Example

My friend is eating.

Ọ̀rẹ́ mi ń jẹun.

Your (singular)

r(ẹ)

The format is as follows :

[Noun] r(ẹ)

Example

Your house is big.

Ilé rẹ tóbi.

His/Her/Its

Rẹ̀

The format is as follows :

[Noun] r(ẹ̀)

Example

His dad is nice.

Bàbá rẹ̀ dára.

Our

Wa

The format is as follows :

[Noun] wa

Example

Our mother is here.

Màmá wa wà níbí.

Your (plural)

yín

The format is as follows :

[Noun] yín

Example

Your food is ready.

Oúnjẹ yín ṣetán.

Their

Wọn

The format is as follows :

[Noun] wọn

Example

Their books are bad.

Ìwé wọn burú.

Hope you enjoyed this very informal post. Please, every suggestion or correction is welcomed and appreciated. Thank you! See you in the next post.

Editor notes

As I am also a beginner in Yoruba, my sentences will be very short and boring. So please bear with me.

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