Mbuụzọ (Prepositions)

Prepositions are words used to show the location of something and sometimes where things are located time-wise. Some believe that there is only one preposition in Igbo (na). But as you can see below, Igbo has many prepositions! Study the following pages to learn more about some of the prepositions you may find in Igbo language.

 

about – gbasara / banyere

above – elu/ enu

after – emechaa 

as – dịka

at – na

because of – maka

before – tupu

behind – n’azụ

below – n’okpuru

beside – n’akụkụ

between – n’etiti

down – ala

except – belụsọ

for – maka

from – site 

in – n’ime / ime / na

inside – n’ime / ime

in front of – n’ihu / n’iru

in the middle – n’etiti

like – dịka

near – nso 

next – ọzọ

of – nke

on – na

on top of – n’elu

out – opupu

outside – n’ezi / n’ihe / n’ilo

past – gara aga

since – ka mgbe

to – ruo

under – okpuru / n’okpuru

until – ruo

up – n’elu / n’enu

with – na

 

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