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English to Yoruba: My Ten Naira
Source text - English Several months ago, I went to visit a friend and was on my way home in the popular commuter bus called "molue" when a man sweating profusely as if he has just lost his job or as if his wife has just given birth to a set of quadruplets came on board. He said, "I am very sorry to disturb your peace this afternoon. I stand here today to seek your assistance in transporting myself back to my home. I have come from a distant place to Lagos to buy some goods unfortunately my wallet has been stolen and I’m here stranded. Please, do help me." he pleaded. "I feel ashamed having to do this should in case anybody from my part of the world should see me but I have got no choice."
His words generate reactions as some of the passengers in pity contributed money for him. Some were even saying, ‘they have revealed Lagos to him. While some were saying, ah, he is someone from our town; it is the tribal marks of our town that are on his cheeks! I also donated ten naira. He later alighted with the contribution showering us all with prayers.
After some months, I was coming from the cybercafé and right there in front was the same man before some people making the same passionate plea that they have stolen his wallet and bla, bla, bla.
It then dawn on me, I have been duped of my precious ten naira.
Translation - Yoruba Ni ọpọlọpọ oṣu sẹyin, mo lọ bẹ ọrẹ mi kan wo. Mo wa ninu ọkọ akero to gbajumọ nii, ‘moluẹ’ nigbati ọkunrin kan ti o nlaagun bọyọbọyọ bii ẹniti o ṣẹṣẹ padanu iṣẹ rẹ tabi bii ẹniti iyawo rẹ ṣẹṣẹ bi ibẹjọ ba wọle. O ni, “Ẹ ma binu si mi wipe mo nyọ yin l’ẹnu l’ọsan yii. Mo duro n’iwaju yi lati beere fun iranlọwọ yin ni lati le wọ ọkọ pada si ile. Ibi ti mo ti wa jina si Eko. Mo wa lati wa ra awọn ọja kan ni, ṣugbọn o ṣe ni laanu wipe wọn ti yọ apo-owo mi lọ, mi o si mọ ibi ti nba dori kọ. Ẹ jọwọ, ẹran mi lọwọ. O jẹ ohun itiju fun mi wipe mo ni lati ṣe eleyi. Bi ẹnikeni lati ilu mi ba ti ẹ ri mi, ṣe wọn ko ni lero wipe iṣẹ ti mo nṣe niyi, ṣugbọn nko ni nkan miiran ti mo le ṣe” o bẹbẹ.
Ọrọ rẹ mu irunisoke wa bi awọn eniyan inu ọkọ pẹlu ikaanu ti bẹrẹ sii da owo fun. Ẹlomiran ti ẹ nso wipe, “wọn ti f’Eko han ẹ ni yẹn o.” Ti awon miiran nso wipe, “ha ara ilu wa ni, ila ilu wa lo wa lẹẹkẹ ẹ!” Ti wọn si nda owo fun. Emi naa da naira mẹwa fun. Nigbati o ya o bọ silẹ ninu ọkọ pẹlu ọrẹ rẹ ti o si ngbadura fun wa.
Lẹyin oṣu diẹ, mo nbọ lati yara ayelujara, ọkunrin ọjọsi yi ni mo ri n’iwaju awọn eniyan miiran pẹlu ẹbẹ rẹ ọjọsi wipe wọn ji apo-owo ohun ati bẹẹ bẹẹ lọ. Igba yẹn ni mo to mọ wipe ati fi jibiti gba naira mẹwa mi lọwọ mi.
English to Yoruba: Olivia Palermo X Ciaté
Source text - English • Four limited Olivia Palermo X Ciaté London Colour Collection set to launch this year
Ciaté, the London beauty brand that revolutionised nail art, has announced the appointment of Olivia Palermo as its Guest Creative Director for 2015. The collaboration will see the style icon creating four limited edition collections for the brand, all of which are set to be stocked at Sephora stores globally.
A New York socialite and model best known for her role in the US reality TV show ‘The City’, Olivia will be utilising her wealth of fashion and design experience to inject an iconic elegance into the debut collaboration, including bespoke packaging, product and formula.
Translation - Yoruba Ile-iṣẹ Akojọpọ Àwọ̀ Olivia Palermo X Ciate mẹrin yoo bẹrẹ ni ilu Lọndọnu ni ọdun yii
Ciaté, ẹya ẹwa ilu Lọndọnu ti wọn nṣe ayipada iṣẹ aworan èékánná, ti kede Olivia Palermo gẹgẹ bii Alejo pataki fun Oludari Alatinuda ti ọdun 2015. Nipasẹ ajumọsepọ naa gbajumọ nipa aṣa naa yoo ṣe ṣẹda akojọpọ ẹya iṣẹ mẹrin fun ile-iṣẹ naa, gbogbo eyi ti a fipamọ si Sephora l’agbaye.
Olivia, amuludun ati atọkun kan ni ilu New York ti a mọ julọ fun ipa ti o ko ninu eré ori amohunmaworan ‘The City’ ni orilẹ-ede Amẹrika, yoo ma ṣe amulo ọrọ̀ rẹ nipa oge ati ìrírí rẹ lati fi ààlà didara lọlẹ nipa ajọṣepọ titun naa, ti o ni ninu agbekalẹ ọja, ọja fun tita ati agbekalẹ ti a fi ṣe ti a ara ẹni.
English to Nigerian: Natural Medicine
Source text - English REFACE: NATURAL MEDICINE
Natural Medicine refers to the use or manipulation of natural or organic materials to treat diseases. This method of treatment was designed by our Creator Himself (Genesis 1:29, Ezekiel 47:12, Rev. 22:2)
"Our ancestors used natural medicine to treat many ailments successfully in the past. But the introduction of chemotherapy (drug) by our Colonial masters made natural medicine unattractive to this generation.
1 Heat the oven to 180°C. (350°F.), mark 4.
2 Place tin on greaseproof paper, draw round it and cut out. Grease tin well, put paper in place and grease it.
3 Open the can of pineapple and pour the contents into a sieve over a basin, to strain off the juice. Arrange the pine¬apple rings on the base of the cake tin and place a cherry in the centre of each ring.
Translation - Nigerian NATURAL MELESIN
Natural Melesin mean say d use of natural or oganik materials dem to trit body wahala. Na our Creator Himsef do dis ting (Genesis 1:29, Ezekiel 47:12, Rev.22:2)
” Our forefathers dem dey use natural melesin to trit different body wahala well well in d past. But d intro of kemoterapi (melesin) by Kolonial masters na im make d natural melesin no com dey attractive to dis our generation dem.
1 Make you put fire for d ovun reach 180°C. (350°F.), mark 4.
2. Make you put d tin on top pepa wey oil no fit hold for im body. Make you draw raund am and cut am out. Make you oil d tin well well, come put pepa for position and oil am.
3 Make you come open d pineapple can and pour wetin dey inside for sief wey dey on top another container to collect d juice dem. Make you arrange d pineapple dem at d bottom of d kake tin and put sheri for middle of d each of d ring dem.
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