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Igbo Lessons on NR

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Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
pls i'm wairring for the answer to this post biko.
and i don't think yori-yori counts o. or does it?
tenks and Godbless.
Nwanne nsogbu adighi.
ha akpo nwanyi "nnenne" ona eme obim ka ome jigbijigbi!
chei!

lol, a couple of years ago, i was at a party in baltimore, and this guy was trying to sweetalk his wife, and he called her "nwanyi ukwu oma" :shock
and that got me wondering...how do you sweettalk a girl/lady/woman in igbo?
call her romantic names?

one of my cousins calls his wife "manu anu" (honey) and each time i hear that i :roll. i think it's sweet though.

so, my question for today is:
How do you talk to a girl romantically and sweettalkally in igbo?
tenk you feri mush.
 

Honourable

Mr. Naijarules!
Oga Ebeano..What of pronounciation? How will mere mortals like me know how to say it correctly? We need audio!
Yes Supermommy, audio is highly important! Good audio amongst other thiings will need funding! Nne, all these concerns will be brought up and figured out before the Fall 2011 (September) commencement date!
 

Honourable

Mr. Naijarules!
pls i'm wairring for the answer to this post biko.
and i don't think yori-yori counts o. or does it?
tenks and Godbless.
My dear pardon me, I didn't see your post when you originally posted it.

*For starters "Yori Yori" slang originated from the Bracket song and is still used by some younger Igbos as a slang.

Words that have been used to sweettalk women are words like: "Oyoyo mu", "Asa mpete", "Elelebe eje oru", "Omuma asa aru", "Nwanyi oma" e.t.c

Now, of course the age of the woman in question and the relationship between both the man and woman is important and will determine what term is appropriate.

A man that calls a woman "nwanyi ukwu oma" (woman with nice hips) in a public party would be taking a bold route with his "toasting" and I can see where a woman can be offended even if the man has "tasted" the ukwu!!
 

NTB

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My dear pardon me, I didn't see your post when you originally posted it.

*For starters "Yori Yori" slang originated from the Bracket song and is still used by some younger Igbos as a slang.

Words that have been used to sweettalk women are words like: "Oyoyo mu", "Asa mpete", "Elelebe eje oru", "Omuma asa aru", "Nwanyi oma" e.t.c

Now, of course the age of the woman in question and the relationship between both the man and woman is important and will determine what term is appropriate.

A man that calls a woman "nwanyi ukwu oma" (woman with nice hips) in a public party would be taking a bold route with his "toasting" and I can see where a woman can be offended even if the man has "tasted" the ukwu!!
Best 2011 language teacher and you killed it :laugh: :roll :teu26: with the last portion
 

Field Marshal

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My dear pardon me, I didn't see your post when you originally posted it.

*For starters "Yori Yori" slang originated from the Bracket song and is still used by some younger Igbos as a slang.

Words that have been used to sweettalk women are words like: "Oyoyo mu", "Asa mpete", "Elelebe eje oru", "Omuma asa aru", "Nwanyi oma" e.t.c

Now, of course the age of the woman in question and the relationship between both the man and woman is important and will determine what term is appropriate.

A man that calls a woman "nwanyi ukwu oma" (woman with nice hips) in a public party would be taking a bold route with his "toasting" and I can see where a woman can be offended even if the man has "tasted" the ukwu!!
What if u call am Ukwu Nnu", nko? The babe go vex too? :confused:
 

Honourable

Mr. Naijarules!
What if u call am Ukwu Nnu", nko? The babe go vex too? :confused:
Nna, babes no dey too like make you carry dia business put for public consumption like that ooooh! Except you have put a ring on it!

Confidently calling am "ukwu nnu" in public mean say you don "taste" and that can block potential "tasters", suitors and toasters! Ha! :laugh:
 
My dear pardon me, I didn't see your post when you originally posted it.

*For starters "Yori Yori" slang originated from the Bracket song and is still used by some younger Igbos as a slang.

Words that have been used to sweettalk women are words like: "Oyoyo mu", "Asa mpete", "Elelebe eje oru", "Omuma asa aru", "Nwanyi oma" e.t.c

Now, of course the age of the woman in question and the relationship between both the man and woman is important and will determine what term is appropriate.

A man that calls a woman "nwanyi ukwu oma" (woman with nice hips) in a public party would be taking a bold route with his "toasting" and I can see where a woman can be offended even if the man has "tasted" the ukwu!!
Some more:

Achalugo nwanyi

Odimnobi

Elewe ukwu egbu ewu (normally shortened to elewe ukwu)

Obidiya

Ure m

Apunanwu

Nne oma...
 
Chai! This Igbo saying sef ehhh...

Greetings ndi *umunne na umunna,

A couple days ago I overheard some random chicks at an event hailing one of their girls with the popular hailing "Olu gbajie boys" which literally means "let the boys' necks break" which is usually used to hail a hot happening babe. I come dey wonder sha... that Igbo saying can fit be one kind O! Ha! Why must the boys' necks break first for them to acknowledge and know sey na correct chic dem dey behold. Talk about extreme talk!! Na wa!

Anyway, I decided to add my own twist to it: I say "Olu gbajie girls" : "Let the girls neck break"! Ha! Why una dey comot scarf for fight?? Na only our necks fit break okwa ya??! Hehe! :roll
Soooooo, yes! "Olu gbajie girls" is the new one now! When you want to hail your correct
male friends, male family members e.t.c use it! OLU GBAJIE GIRLS!!!! Make babes heads and neck break over am! E no easy!! Before you use the slang make sure na correct guy O! Make sure sey na guy wey get value for market oooh! He must befit the hailings! If I hearsay una dey waste my carefully constructed hailings on any maga wey no gather, I go vex enter ya town ooooh!!!


*Translated Igbo words used:
*Umunne (women folk) and umunna (men folk)
 

sidney

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Greetings ndi *umunne na umunna,

A couple days ago I overheard some random chicks at an event hailing one of their girls with the popular hailing "Olu gbajie boys" which literally means "let the boys' necks break" which is usually used to hail a hot happening babe. I come dey wonder sha... that Igbo saying can fit be one kind O! Ha! Why must the boys' necks break first for them to acknowledge and know sey na correct chic dem dey behold. Talk about extreme talk!! Na wa!

Anyway, I decided to add my own twist to it: I say "Olu gbajie girls" : "Let the girls neck break"! Ha! Why una dey comot scarf for fight?? Na only our necks fit break okwa ya??! Hehe! :roll
Soooooo, yes! "Olu gbajie girls" is the new one now! When you want to hail your correct
male friends, male family members e.t.c use it! OLU GBAJIE GIRLS!!!! Make babes heads and neck break over am! E no easy!! Before you use the slang make sure na correct guy O! Make sure sey na guy wey get value for market oooh! He must befit the hailings! If I hearsay una dey waste my carefully constructed hailings on any maga wey no gather, I go vex enter ya town ooooh!!!


*Translated Igbo words used:
*Umunne (women folk) and umunna (men folk)
Abeg which kin techa you be sef!! Come abandon ya students! :gnash


GQ! How na!
 

NTB

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Greetings ndi *umunne na umunna,

A couple days ago I overheard some random chicks at an event hailing one of their girls with the popular hailing "Olu gbajie boys" which literally means "let the boys' necks break" which is usually used to hail a hot happening babe. I come dey wonder sha... that Igbo saying can be fit be one kind O! Ha! Why must the boys' necks break first for them to acknowledge and know sey na correct chic dem dey behold. Talk about extreme talk!! Na wa!

Anyway, I decided to add my own twist to it: I say "Olu gbajie girls" : "Let the girls neck break"! Ha! Why una dey comot scarf for fight?? Na only our necks fit break okwa ya??! Hehe! :roll
Soooooo, yes! "Olu gbajie girls" is the new one now! When you want to hail your correct
male friends, male family members e.t.c use it! OLU GBAJIE GIRLS!!!! Make babes heads and neck break over am! E no easy!! Before you use the slang make sure na correct guy O! Make sure sey na guy wey get value for market oooh! He must befit the hailings! If I hearsay una dey waste my carefully constructed hailings on any maga wey no gather, I go vex enter ya town ooooh!!!


*Translated Igbo words used:
*Umunne (women folk) and umunna (men folk)
Nice way to return and am :laugh: so hard cause I have not heard that statement in ages :roll Nice twist and I do agree that it should not be one sided :teu26:

We get work to do for NR Awards and as the co-host are you ready? Let's meet up here
 
Nice way to return and am :laugh: so hard cause I have not heard that statement in ages :roll Nice twist and I do agree that it should not be one sided :teu26:

We get work to do for NR Awards and as the co-host are you ready? Let's meet up here
Ha! Yes!!!! Nne, I wholeheartedly agree!! Why should men only suffer the pains of neck-breaking all in the name of jove abi na love??! :laugh: The twist make sense *okwa ya?? :laugh:

Awards, awards, awards, 'tis the season again?! Time flies oooh! Ngwa, make I go see which food dey cook for dia!!

*Translated Igbo words used:
*okwa ya? (another way of saying "shebi?", "right?", "no be so?" e.t.c)
 
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