Wàáṣere- Here’s The Meaning.

Wàáṣere is a very common Yorùbá expression. Used to hail another person commonly. Wàáṣere is commonly written wrongly as Washere. It is not the correct spelling. It is “Wàáṣere” not “Washere”..

Wàáṣere means, “You will succeed/prosper/do well”.

Wàáṣere is more of a hailing statement. It is used to express gratitude to a person for doing something very well. And is said in a loud voice and exclamatory tone. You will commonly hear it among bus conductors/Agberos more than in the mouth of civilised people. The statement though common is a bit toutish.

Example:

1. Ehn!.. èmi ló ṣe yìí fún? Wàáṣere!!! Káre!

(Ehn.. It is me you did this for? You will succeed!!! Well done!)

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4 thoughts on “Wàáṣere- Here’s The Meaning.

  • April 5, 2019 at 8:46 pm
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    I always thought it was something like… You r right! Tht is!!

    At least tht is how it sounds when my hubby talk🤔🤔🤔🤷🤷

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    • April 5, 2019 at 10:57 pm
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      The literal meaning of Wàáṣere is “You will succeed”. That is its original meaning. But with societal slanging of words, people tend to change the usage of words to suit them. So, if you did something fascinating or amazing, your hubby can go, “Wàáṣere!”. He is trying to say, “You will succeed for doing such a marvelous thing!”. It doesn’t necessarily mean “you’re right”.
      In Yorùbá, “you’re right” means “o gbàá” or “Bẹ́ẹ̀ni”.

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  • April 9, 2019 at 12:34 pm
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    🤔🤔🤔 Interesting… I have learn many expressions at ur web n i have been using them this week.
    Maybe i should tell u “wasere” bcuz of this wonderfull thing u r doing here 😁😁 (sorry i can nt write wasere properly with my phone)

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