Tag: culture

Introduction The increase in technological advancement these days has placed a demand upon practitioners in the translation industry to constantly improve their quality service delivery. As a freelance translator with over ten years experience, I consider it necessary to share…

  Yorùbá:  Ti wọn bá ni ẹran oniwo ni yóò kan lágbájá pa, bí ti ìgbín kọ́.   English:  That a horned animal will knock a person to death, is not an animal like snail.   Usage:  It is used…

  Yorùbá:  Ẹni iyá rẹ̀ ò ta asọ, yóò ta nǹkan míì.   English:  He whose mother does not sell clothes, will sell other things.   Usage:  It is used to express the fact that everybody is unique in their…

Yorùbá:  Èniyàn kì í f’owó ra òyì, kó má kọ ọ l’ójú. English:  One does not buy giddiness with money, for it not to make  one dizzy. Usage:   This proverb is used to show that people want value for  money. …

GREETINGS – I In Nigeria, there are different cultures among the different tribes, like it obtains all over the world. This post is on the culture of greetings in Yoruba.  In the weeks to come we shall examine greetings in…