to Pidgin Speak!.
PIDGIN SPEAK is dedicated to those who want
to feel the essence of true Nigerian Pidgin. Pidgin is a sort
of English language Slang widely spoken in many parts of Nigeria.
A culture lies behind the Nigerian Pidgin. It seems to rub off
on those who stay for any length of time. There are many, especially
in the country areas that only talk "da kin" true Nigerian
Pidgin. It is peppered with native ethnic words. For a visitor
or outsider, it can be a real challenge to understand, but for
those who live in Nigeria, it is a part of life. The spelling
is meant to capture the pronunciation.
Click on the alphabet that starts the pidgin word or
Here at PIDGIN SPEAK, you not only get to read
Pidgin but you get to HEAR what it sounds like!
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Would you like to understand the locals here in Nigeria? Reading
pidgin will help but HEARING it will be even better. Read, listen,
and repeat--or at least try.
This sound feature will teach you new ways to understand Nigeria
and it's culture.
»Step 1--Read the Pidgin word. Say it out loud and try
to pronounce it your way.
»Step 2--Listen to the individual Pidgin word by clicking
on the button. .
Now repeat the Pidgin word out loud.
»Step 3--Read the Pidgin word used in a sentence. Click
on the button to
Listen how it is used in a sentence. TRY to repeat the sentence.
»Step 4--Repeat Steps 1-3. Do this everyday for at least
3 (tree) minutes a day. But if you no do am, e go harsh.