Ẹ̀kọ́ Kìíni: Greetings and Introductions in Yoruba
The objective of this lesson is to introduce beginners to basic greetings and introductions in the Yoruba language. By the end of this lesson, learners should be able to greet and introduce themselves and others in Yoruba.
– Begin by explaining the importance of greetings and introductions in Yoruba culture.
– Teach some common Yoruba greetings:
– “Ẹ káàbọ̀” (Welcome)
– “Báwo ni?” (How are you?)
– “Dáa dáa ni.” (I am doing great.)
– Introduce how to introduce oneself in Yoruba.
– Teach learners how to say their names and ask for others’ names.
– “Kíni orúkọ rẹ?” (What is your name?)
– “Emi ní/ orúkọ mi ni…” (My name is…)
3. Greeting Others
– Share some cultural insights related to greetings and introductions in Yoruba culture, such as the importance of showing respect to elders.
– Introduce the use of “ẹ” as honorific
– Teach learners how to greet others in Yoruba
– Ṣé àlàáfià ni? (I hope you are in peace?)
– Ṣé dáa dáa ni? (How are you?)
– “Adúpẹ́” (Thank you./Thank God)
– Teach conversations on Page 1-2 of Jẹ́ K’Á Sọ Yorùbá. Practice greetings in pairs or small groups.
4. Dialogues and Expressions
A. Ìkíní Láàárin Ẹ̀gbẹ́
Titi: Báwo ni nǹkan, Adé?
Adé: Dáadáa ni.
Titi: Ilé ńkọ́?
Adé: Ó wà.
Titi: Iṣé ńkọ́?
Adé: Ó wà.
Titi: Bàbá ńkọ́?
Adé: Wọ́n wà.
Titi: Màmá ńkọ́?
Adé: Wọ́n wà. Jòkó
Titi: O ṣé.
B. Ìkíni láàárin àgbà àti Ọmọdẹ́
C. Ìkíni ní ìgbà àti àkokò
– “Ẹ káàárọ̀/káàsán/kúùrọ̀lẹ́/káalẹ́.” (Good morning/afternoon/early night/evening)
– O daaro. (Good night.)
– E ku ise. (Greeting for work)
– Ẹ kú tita/ Ẹ ku ọja. / Ajé á wọ igbá. (Greetings in the market.)
– Oya á yà. (Greeting for hairstylist. )
– Ẹ kú ewu ọmọ./ Ọlọ́run á wòó./ Ẹ kú ọwọ́ lómi. (Greeting for giving birth a baby.)
– Ẹ kú ori ire. (Congrats!)
– Ẹ kú ọ̀gbẹlẹ̀/otutu/òjò. (Greetings for dry/cold/rainy season)
5. Role Play
– You are on your way to the market and you meet an old friend. Greet him or her.
– You are on your way to CVS pharmacy, you meet an elderly person. Greet him or her.
– You are in Lagos, Nigeria for the summer, you pass by an open market, the sellers are calling you to come and buy stuffs, you are not interested, greet them.
6. Recap and Closure
– Recap the key phrases and expressions learned in the lesson.
– Answer any questions and provide feedback.
– Assign practice exercises.