How to use personal pronouns in Yoruba

You want to learn how to use Yoruba personal pronouns? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Yoruba lessons complete with useful examples. I, you, he, she... we explain all you need to know about Yoruba personal pronouns in bite-size lessons.

Yoruba personal pronouns : I

A personal pronoun is what we call the English words 'I', 'you', 'he', 'she', 'we' and 'they'. Just like English, Yoruba has a set of personal pronouns. The English word 'I' is a pronoun in the first person singular. The Yoruba word for 'I' is 'emi'.


èmi náà
me too
kii ṣe èmi
not me
àti èmi ?
and me ?
èmi nikan
just me
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About Yoruba

Yoruba belongs to Niger-Congo language family. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Yoruba would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Yoruba

Learn to get by in Yoruba with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Yoruba, introduce yourself in Yoruba and even hold a conversation in Yoruba after you have met someone.

Enikàn mbe nibi.
There is someone here.
Ẹyẹ wà nibi.
There is a bird here.
Omi wà nibi.
There is water here.
Ologbo mbe nibi.
There is a cat here.
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Step 2 : Yoruba personal pronouns

Personal pronouns are what we call the words I, you, he, she, we and they. Learning personal pronouns is important in Yoruba, but you don't need to learn them all at once. Focus instead on just three Yoruba personal pronouns to get started. We suggest that you learn mo, o and wón (I, you, they). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Yoruba personal pronouns including useful examples. Learn the three Yoruba personal pronouns mo, o and wón by heart and then move on to Step 3 (the indefinite article in Yoruba).

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