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Pronunciation (Yadda ake faɗi)

Homophones

Preposition

Preposition
by

  1. a, ta <> in, via, thr
    How will you travel, by car or plane? <> Ta ya za ka yi tafiyar, a mota ko jirgin sama?
    She sent it by air <> Ta aiko ta jirgin sama.
  2. near or next to. <> kusan, kusa da
    The mailbox fell down by our car. <> Akwatin wasiƙu ya faɗi kusa da motar mu.
  3. at some time before (the given time). <> kafin wani lokaci
    Be back by ten o'clock! <> Ki dawo kafin ƙarfe goma!
  4. with <> tare da, da, ga
    He explained it to me by giving me an example <> Ya bayyana min da wani misali.
    It is made by hand <> An yi shi da hannu.
    I swear by God <> Na rantse da Allah