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 – ihedịka / gbasara / banyere

above – n’elu/ n’enu

across – uhie

after – emechaa / n’ikpeazụ / n’eso

against – banyere

as – dịka

at – na

because of – maka

before – tupu

behind – n’azu

below – n’okpuru

beside – n’akụkụ

between – n’etiti

down – ndịda / ala

except – belụsọ

far from – tee aka

for – maka

from – site / si

in – n’ime / ime / na

inside – n’ime / ime

in front of – n’ihu / n’iru

in the middle – n’etiti

like – dika

near – nso / n’akuku

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 – emechaa

up – n’elu / n’enu

with – na

without – ewepu / enweghi

 

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