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Bukin ranar Matasa

Posted by hausaonline on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today, 12 August, is International Youth Day. On the BBC Hausa website (Shirin Safe of today), I found the following: “A yau kasashen Duniya ke bukin ranar Matasa ta wannan shekara. Majilissar Dinkin Duniya ce ta ware ranar goma sha biyu na watan Agustan kowacce shekera domin wayar da kan jama’a akan matsaloli da kuma kalubalen da matasa ke fuskanta.”

My wish to all the youth in Africa: May you be able to celebrate this day and contribute to the society in which you live.

Here are a three Hausa proverbs related to youth:

  • Da rarrafe yaro ya kan tashi.
  • Yaro bai san wuta ba sai ta ƙone shi.
  • Yaran zamani tun ba su tafasa ba su kan ƙone.

Which other Hausa proverbs related to youth do you know?

3 Responses to “Bukin ranar Matasa”

  1. Glenn Bukin said

    Today, 12 August, is International Youth Day. On the BBC Hausa website (Shirin Safe of today), I found the following: “A yau kasashen Duniya ke bukin ranar Matasa ta wannan shekara. Majilissar Dinkin Duniya ce ta ware ranar goma sha biyu na watan Agustan kowacce shekera domin wayar da kan jama’a akan matsaloli da kuma kalubalen da matasa ke fuskanta.”

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    Hi, I’m interested to know what the above proberb is in English?, As you can see from my name the “bukin” refrence is interesting and I’d be greatful for a translation if at all possible?

    Regards

    Glenn Bukin

  2. Danlami said

    @Glenn: Further to the comments by Said, the words “Buki” & “Biki” mean feast/celebration/festival, as Said rightly translates. Your interest is in “Buki”, right? Well, the two words under reference are in free variation. The vowel ‘i’ in “Biki” is front vowel while ‘u’ in “Buki” is a back one. Both are high up on the tongue. The defference is dialectal, but the popular pronounciation is “Biki”. The ‘n’ suffix is just a linker.

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