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Basic Hausa Cheat Sheet
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Hausa Greetings and Pleasa­ntries

Hi. Hello.
Sannu.
Hi. (response)
Yawwa Sannu.
Good morning 1.
Barka da safe.
Good morning 2. (early morning dawn)
Barka da asuba.
Thanks, same to you. (respo­nses)
Yawwa barkar­ka(m) / barkar­ki(f) / barkar­ku(pl) dai.
How are you? (in the morning)
Ina kwana?
How are you? (past noon)
Ina wuni?
Very well, thanks.
Lafiya.
How are you? (optional 2nd part)
Ina gajiya?
I'm good. (response)
Ba gajiya.
Goodbye. See you later.
Sai anjima.
Goodnight.
Sai da safe.
m = male, f = female, pl = plural

Hausa Days and Time

On [day of the week]
A ran or A ranar [day of the week]
Monday
Litinin
Tuesday
Talata
Wednesday
Laraba
Thursday
Alhamis
Friday
Juma'a
Saturday
Asabar
Sunday
Lahadi
Week
Mako
What's today?
Yau yaushe?
Tomorrow
Gobe
Yesterday
Jiya
Day before yesterday
Shekar­anjiya
Day after tomorrow
Jibi
Month
Wata
Next month
Watan Gobe
Year, years
Shekara, shekaru (pl)
Morning
Safe
Evening
Yamma
Night
Dare
Everyday, anytime
Kullum, kodayaushe
Time
Lokaci
Clock, watch
Agogo
3 O'Clock
Karfe Uku
What time is it?
Karfe nawa?
 

Hausa Numbers

0
Sifili
1
Daya
2
Biyu
3
Uku
4
Hudu
5
Biyar
6
Shida
7
Bakwai
8
Takwas
9
Tara
10
Goma
11
Sha Daya
20
Ashirin
21
Ashirin da daya
30
Talatin
40
Arba'in
50
Hamsin
60
Sittin
70
Saba'in
80
Tamanin
90
Chasa'in
100
Dari
101
Dari da daya
200
Dari Biyu
1000
Dubu
1st, 2nd...
Na farko, na biyu...
once, twice...
Sau daya, sau biyu...
one half
rabi or rabi daya
one quater
rubu'i
one third
sulusi
 

Hausa Pronouns

I
Ni
You
Kai (m), Ke (f)
He
Shi
She
Ita
We
Mu
You (pl)
Ku
They
Su
m = male, f = female, pl = plural

Hausa Possessive Pronouns

Mine
Nawa
Tawa
Yours (m)
Naka
Taka
Yours (f)
Naki
Taki
Hers
Nata
Tata
His
Nasa (Nashi)
Tasa (Tashi)
Ours
Namu
Tamu
Yours (pl)
Naku
Taku
Theirs
Nasu
Tasu
Column 1: Possessive Pronouns | Column 2: Referring to masculine noun | Column 3: Referring to feminine noun

Hausa Family and Friends

Family
Iyali
Older Brother
Wa
Younger Brother
Kani
Older Sister
Ya
Younger Sister
Kyanwa
Parents
Mahaifa
Mother
Mahaifiya, uwa, mama
Father
Mahaifi, baba
Grandp­arents
Kaka
Grandc­hild, Grandc­hildren
Jika, Jikoki
Friend (male)
Aboki
Friend (female)
Kawa
Mate (age)
Sa'a

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Comments

DaveChild DaveChild, 10:02 28 Nov 11

Wow, mojaam, great cheat sheet!

mojaam mojaam, 10:02 28 Nov 11

Thanks! Was inspired by your French cheatsheet :D

chinezeks chinezeks, 19:21 26 Jan 12

I can't download this cheat sheet for some reason. Please reupload.

chinezeks chinezeks, 19:25 26 Jan 12

Used a different browser and it worked. Cheers.

[deleted] [deleted], 12:12 31 Dec 12

This looks like a great language, will have to look into it more. :)

Meim Meim, 14:15 13 Feb 14

"Sa'a" can also mean Lukcy...eg "Ka samu Sa'a"...Meaning you are lucky or "Kachi sa'a" which also mean you are lucky... but "kachi" can also mean ate or eaten. Well I just glance through to the end

Habibat Habibat, 11:40 27 Oct 15

Happy

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