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Igbo Greetings
In Igbo language one of the popular greetings is kedụ which means hello or how are you? The normal reply to kedụ would be ọ dị mma meaning fine. Many may argue that kedụ ka ọ dị or kedụ ka ịmere is how are you? Yes, it is also the case but remember that this is a simple Igbo language being taught, so kedụ is simpler to say than to say kedụ ka ọ dị or kedụ ka ịmere. Another popular Igbo greeting is ndewo, many people use it as a good day, welcome, good afternoon or good evening. The normal reply to ndewo is oga diri gị meaning whatever you have wished whether good day, welcome, good afternoon or good evening be with you as well. Although many elder people may reply oga diri gị nwa mụ meaning whatever you wished for be with you, my child. Other popular greetings are nno and dalụ which means welcome or my greetings. Both greetings (nno and dalụ) are normally used when a person is lost for words to greet another person with, especially if the person is a stranger.In some cases, some people may use dalụ to say thank you although ịmela is the appropriate word for thank you.Thus, nno and dalụ can be used to greet a stranger at any point in time. Also kedụ ka ịmere is another greeting meaning how are you doing?The usual reply to kedụ ka ịmere is ọ di mụ mma (ọ di m mma) meaning I am okay or I am all right. There are many types of Igbo greetings, all you need to do is to learn the best ones you can pronounce properly and use them as your normal greetings. The following are few ones, although some of them are not greeting: ka chi fo is used to say good night ka o di echi is used to say see you tomorrow. ka omesia is used to say goodbye. ndo is used to say sorry mba is used to say no biko is used to say please biko biko is used to say please please ekwele mụ or e ya or yaa is used to say yes. chere mụ is used to say excuse me or hold on. ihe oma diri is used to say good luck or best wishes In this section you have learnt the following: biko biko biko chere mụ dalụ ekwele mụ e ya ihe oma diri ka chi fo ka o di echi ka omesia kedụ kedụ ka ọ dị kedụ ka ịmere kedụ ka ọ dị mba ndewo ndo nno ọ dị mma ọ di m mma ọ di mụ mma oga diri gị oga diri gị nwa mụ yaa
Igbo Greetings
In Igbo language one of the popular greetings is kedụ which means hello or how are you? The normal reply to kedụ would be ọ dị mma meaning fine. Many may argue that kedụ ka ọ dị or kedụ ka ịmere is how are you? Yes, it is also the case but remember that this is a simple Igbo language being taught, so kedụ is simpler to say than to say kedụ ka ọ dị or kedụ ka ịmere. Another popular Igbo greeting is ndewo, many people use it as a good day, welcome, good afternoon or good evening. The normal reply to ndewo is oga diri gị meaning whatever you have wished whether good day, welcome, good afternoon or good evening be with you as well.Although many elder people may reply oga diri gị nwa mụ meaning whatever you wished for be with you, my child. Other popular greetings are nno and dalụ which means welcome or my greetings. Both greetings (nno and dalụ) are normally used when a person is lost for words to greet another person with, especially if the person is a stranger.In some cases, some people may use dalụ to say thank you although ịmela is the appropriate word for thank you.Thus, nno and dalụ can be used to greet a stranger at any point in time. Also kedụ ka ịmere is another greeting meaning how are you doing?The usual reply to kedụ ka ịmere is ọ di mụ mma (ọ di m mma) meaning I am okay or I am all right. There are many types of Igbo greetings, all you need to do is to learn the best ones you can pronounce properly and use them as your normal greetings. The following are few ones, although some of them are not greeting: ka chi fo is used to say good night ka o di echi is used to say see you tomorrow. ka omesia is used to say goodbye. ndo is used to say sorry mba is used to say no biko is used to say please biko biko is used to say please please ekwele mụ or e ya or yaa is used to say yes. chere mụ is used to say excuse me or hold on. ihe oma diri is used to say good luck or best wishes In this section you have learnt the following: biko biko biko chere mụ dalụ ekwele mụ e ya ihe oma diri ka chi fo ka o di echi ka omesia kedụ kedụ ka ọ dị kedụ ka ịmere kedụ ka ọ dị mba ndewo ndo nno ọ dị mma ọ di m mma ọ di mụ mma oga diri gị oga diri gị nwa mụ yaa

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