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ARTICLE Atikulu
Atikulu anee sukubio kee wirari ekwen abibi ma:
     
a = gboru         an =   gboru            the =  b  [or]   me    [ or]   ma       some  = kalai  or   j'apu
 
In the Kalabari language, the article "the" exists in several forms depending if the noun that follows is singular or plural; masculine or feminine. 
NB:   In the Kalabari language, "the" comes after the noun as opposed to coming before it in the English language.
 
Examples:   Give me a bag  =  Gboru akpa ke I p'ri
                      Give him an orange  =  Gboru eleinda ke O p'ri
                      Give her some salt   =  Fun kalai ke A p'ri
                      Some of them have come  = In' abe  j'apu bote
 
     the  + ( singular masculine) =  be   
                 e.g   Tell the man to come  =  Duko Owibo be p'ri O bo
 
    the  + ( plural masculine) = ma
                 e.g   The men are here  =  Owiapu ma In bote
                          The Kings are leaving = Amadapu ma In soari
 
    the  + ( singular  / plural feminine)  =   ma 
                 e.g  The girl is beautiful  = Erebo tubo ma Ar' ibim
                         The girls are sleeping  = Eremina awome ma In monoari
 
    the + ( singular inanimate ) = me
                  e.g Lift up the chair  = Ingada me saki
                         Break the egg = Anyi me ba
 
    the + ( plural inanimate) = ma
                  Please arrange the chairs  =  Sisi ( Omini) ingada ma de
                  Go and wash the spoons  = Mu ingaji ma sikiri
 
The  + names of persons    
Unlike in the English language, " the " can be used with the names of persons in the Kalabari language.    e.g     Boma has returned  = Boma ma A pikimabote.
 
The  + possessive nouns
 Here "the" can be expressed or omitted.    
            e.g  The grace of God = Tamuno ( be ) diki bujiri
 
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Quick Tips 3
(Mathematical Info)

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 +  plus (addition) = kien gboloma
     e.g 5 + 5 = 10    sono na sono na kien gboloma anee oyi
 
_ minus (subtraction) = siin
      e.g 10 - 7 = 3     oyi bu sonoma siin anee trei
 
-:- divide (division) = diye
      e.g 9 -:- 3 = 3     eseni ke tra kiri diye anee trei
 
times(multiplication) = saki kien
       e.g 3 x 3 = 9     trei ke ma saki kien anee eseni
 
% (percentage) = si sonoa kiri
 
number = kien bibi
 
whole number ( 3,5, 12, etc) = bebe kien bibi
 
fraction (3/4) = pakiri kien bibi
 
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