Hausa Prepositions

Hausa Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Hausa Prepositions you will find some useful resources including a course about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... to help you with your Hausa grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Hausa. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Hausa Prepositions

Learning the Hausa Prepositions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Hausa language. But first we need to know what the role of Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Hausa.

Hausa prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsHausa Prepositions
Prepositionsprepositions
inside the houseciki
outside the cara waje motar
with meda ni
without himba shi
under the tableƙarƙashin tebur
after tomorrowbayan gobe
before sunsetgabanin ɓacewarta
but I'm busyamma ina hada-hada

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Prepositions in Hausa has a logical pattern. Locate the Prepositions above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Hausa.

List of Prepositions in Hausa

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Hausa placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Hausa vocabulary.

English PrepositionsHausa Prepositions
abouta
abovebisa
acrossa fadin
afterbayan
againstda
amonga cikin
around
askamar
ata
before
behindbaya a
below
beneathƙarƙashin ƙasa
beside,
betweentsakanin
beyondfiye
but
byda, amma
despiteduk da haka
downa
duringlokacin
exceptsai dai
for
fromdaga
in
insideciki
intoa
nearkusa da
nextyankin
of
ona
oppositedaura da
outfita
outsidewaje
overa
perkowace
pluszamana wani
roundtagiyar
sincetun
thanfiye da
throughta
tillkai zuwa
toga
towardda
undera ƙarƙashin
unlikewahala
until, har
upda
viata
withda
within,
withoutba tare da
two wordsmagana biyu
according tobisa ga
because ofsaboda
close tokusa
due tosaboda
except forsai
far fromda nisa daga
inside ofciki,
instead ofa maimakon
near tokusa da
next toyankin
outside ofwajen
prior todā
three wordsuku magana
as far asa kan iyakar
as well asda
in addition totare da
in front ofa gaban
in spite ofduk da
on behalf ofa maimakon
on top ofa Bisa
demonstrativesdemonstrative pronouns
thiswannan
thatda
these
thosewaɗanda

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Hausa, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Hausa Prepositions, you might want to check the rest of our Hausa lessons here: Learn Hausa. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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