- A grain is a seed that people eat, such as wheat, rice, corn, etc. <> hatsi, tsaba
- Most North Americans get their grains from bread and pasta.
- A grain is any very small piece of something, such as sand, salt, sugar, etc. <> Ƙwaya ɗaya, ɗan kaɗan.
- One grain of salt is almost too small to see.
- There is some grain of truth in what he says <> Akwai dai gaskiya kaɗan a cikin maganarsa.
- (idiomatic) against the grain <> yin abin da ba a zata ba.