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Useful phrases in Igbo

A collection of useful phrases in Igbo, a Volta-Niger language spoken in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea by about 18 million people.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

English igbo (Igbo)
Welcome nno; dalụ
Hello kedụ
How are you?

Fine thanks, and you?
kedụ ka ọ dị
kedụ ka ịmere
ọ di mụ mma
a di mụ mma
Long time no see
What's your name?
My name is ...
Kèdú áhà gị́?
Áhàm bụ̀ ...
Áfàm bụ̀ ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Olee ebe i si?
Esi m na ...
Pleased to meet you ndewo; obi dị m ụtọ ịmata onye ị bụ
Good morning Ütütü öma
Good afternoon ndewo; oga diri gị (reply)
Good evening ndewo; oga diri gị (reply)
Good night ka chi fo
Goodbye ka omesia; ka o di echi (see you tomorrow)
Good luck ihe oma diri
Cheers/Good health! Mma manu!
Have a nice day
Bon appetit
Bon voyage Ijeoma
I understand
I don't understand À ghọ́tàghìm
I don't know a marọ m
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English? I na sú Bèké?
Do you speak Igbo?
Yes, a little
Ị na-asụ oyibo?
Speak to me in Igbo
How do you say ... in Igbo?
Excuse me Biko, chètú (for attention)
Biko, é weli íwé (begging pardon)
How much is this? Égó olé ka Ihe á di?
Sorry Ndo; Gbághàrám
Please biko
Thank you
ịmela; dalụ
Where's the toilet? Ké ébé ḿkpóchí dì?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone! Hafum áká!
Nye aka!
Call the police!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year aňụlị ekeresimesi
aňụlị arọ ọfụụ
Happy Easter
Happy Birthday aňụlị ụbọsị ọmụmụ
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
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