Kí ló ṣe ẹ́? Meaning of the common Yorùbá Expression.

Kí ló ṣe ẹ́ is a common Yorùbá question that Yorùbá People ask each other. It is a very, very common Yoruba expression. So, what is the meaning of Kí ló ṣe ẹ́?

Kí ló ṣe ẹ́ means, “What is the matter with you?” Or, “What happened to you?”

Kí ló ṣe ẹ́ is commonly shortened to be Kiloshe or Kiloshey by non fluent Yoruba speakers. The correct spelling is “Kí ló ṣe ẹ́”.

The question is used to ask a person how they are feeling, or what is happening to them currently. If a person is looking sick, Yoruba people ask, “Kí ló ṣe ẹ́?” In order to understand why the person is looking sick. It is also used to ask a person what happened to them.

Examples in sentences:

1. Kí ló ṣe ẹ́ K’ẹmi? Eléyìí tí o ǹ wò bayìí.. (What is wrong with you K’ẹmi? This one that you are looking like this..)

2. Ṣèbí mo kọ ǹ ba ẹ ṣeré ní? Kí ló ṣe ẹ́ gán? (Am I not just playing with you? What is the matter with you really?)

Pronunciation: kee-loh-shay-eh

Moyinoluwa Olawoye

I am Moyinoluwa. A young Nigerian adult. Trying to make Yoruba more understandable and relatable. And of course, I am the founder of this beautiful website you are reading. 😍 Follow me on Facebook and Twitter! Don't forget to subscribe to the blog below too!

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