Learn Kiswahili #THELANGUAGEREVOLUTION with Joseph Sarimbo -Kiswahili Numbers Lesson 2a

 

Greetings my fellow Kiswahili Learners. Welcome to the KISWAHILI #LANGUAGEREVOLUTION

Let us pass through  greetings in lesson one and noun classes in lesson two.

Learn Kiswahili #THELANGUAGEREVOLUTION… at your doorstep with Joseph Sarimbo…! Lesson One

Learn Kiswahili #THE LANGUAGE REVOLUTION with Joseph Sarimbo – Kiswahili Noun Class Lesson Two

And talking about numbers, lets get down to the counting and countables!

When you count numbers from one to one thousands after ten you will start to add Units.

Examples
Kumi na moja eleven ( ten and one)
Kumi na mbili
Ishirini na moja
Ishirini na mbili
Thelathini na moja
Thelathini na sita
0 Sifuri
1 moja
2 mbili
3 tatu
4 nne
5 tano
6 sita
7 saba
8 nane
9 tisa
10 kumi
11 kumi na moja
20 ishirini
25 ishirini na tano
29 ishirini na tisa
30 thetathini
31 thelathini na moja
40 arobaini
50 hamsini
60 sitini
70 sabini
80 themanini
90 tisini
100 mia moja
200 mia mbili
300 mia tatu
400 mia nne
500 mia tano
600 mia sita
700 mia saba
800 mia nane
900 mia tisa
1000 elfu moja





Learn Kiswahili #THE LANGUAGE REVOLUTION with Joseph Sarimbo – Kiswahili Noun Class Lesson Two

Greetings my fellow Kiswahili learners

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Karibu…….Welcome again. Let us quickly revise Greetings, as we greet each other and meet again! Our  #LanguageRevolution. Journey of the millineum!

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Our  second Kiswahili lesson plan   touches on grammar and noun classes, a crucial component in Kiswahili #THELANGUAGEREVOLUTION…..let us delve my fellow warriors #SHUJAA

Learn Kiswahili #THELANGUAGEREVOLUTION… at your doorstep with Joseph Sarimbo…! Lesson One

COMMAND SIMPLE IMPERATIVE (command or an instruction, telling someone what to do or influencing behaviour). To make command simple imperative you will need to drop infinitive KU for the non-monosyllabic verb and keep infinitive KU for the monosyllabic verb.

Let us view some examples to get the gist of it……….

Kupika: To cook               Pika chakula                 Cook food

Kusoma: To read             Soma kitabu                  Read a book.

Kuimba: To sing              Imba wimbo                  Sing a song.

Kuchukua : To take         Chukua kitabu               Take a book

Kula :To eat                     Kula chakula                    Eat food

Kunywa: To drink           Kunywa chai                   Drink tea.

 

VERB “TO BE” IN PRESENT

“To be” is expressed with monosyllabic KUWA ( to be) in other tenses, But in present is expressed with:

Positive: NI
Negative: SI

Mti ni mrefu            The tree is tall.
Mti si mrefu tree     The tree is not tall.
Mtoto ni mdogo       The child is small.
Mtoto si mdogo        The child is not small.
Kitabu ni kizuri        The book is good
Kitabu si kizuri         The book is not good

 

The core of sentence construction all essentially relates to the noun class. For example in the case of possessive pronouns, it takes a subject prefix depending on the noun class. In our agreement charts, we have a noun prefix and a subject prefix. Noun prefix are used with adjectives
Subject prefixes are used with possessive pronouns and also during verb constructions

There are 15 NOUN CLASSES in Kiswahili
They are grouped into characteristics and vowel harmony

Every noun class has both singular and plural. Class one and two are animate classes. All the animate( living things)take prefixes from these classes.

This noun class consist of the following nouns

  • People M- singular and WA- plural
    People nouns

Class 1: Animate which start with M or M(W)

Class 2: Animate which start with WA.

(1&2) are singular & plural.

Example:

mtoto/watoto [child/children]
mgeni/wageni [visitor/visitors]
mfaransa/wafaransa [French person/French people]
mjomba/wajomba [uncle/uncles]
mke/wake [wife/wives]
mkulima/wakulima [farmer/farmers]
mpishi/wapishi [cook/cooks]
msichana/wasichana [girl/girls]
mtu/watu [person/people]
mume/waume [husband/husbands]
mvulana/wavulana [boy/boys]
mzee/wazee [elder/elders]
mzungu/wazungu [white man/woman/white men/women]
mjerumani/wajerumani [German person/German people]
mwanamume/wanaume [man/men]
mwanamke/wanawake [woman/women]
mwalimu/walimu [teacher/teachers]
mwanafunzi/wanafunzi [student/students]
mwafrika/waafrika [African person/African people]

When forming sentences and using a verb, it will be a,  in singular if you use third person singular and –wa , in plural

But when you use relative class for class 9/10 with possessive you will use the prefix of the same classes.

Examples

Rafiki yangu alikuja nyumbani. [My friend came home.]
Rafiki zangu walikuja nyumbani. [ My Friends came home.]
Mama yangu anapika kuku. [My mother is cooking chicken.]
Mama wanapika kuku. [Mothers are cooking chicken.]

Class 3/4 are for nouns (things) which start with M and plural start MI

This noun class has the following nouns:

1. majina ya miti [names of trees]
2. majina ya mimea [names of plants]
3. sehemu za mwili [body parts]

nouns that take M- in singular and MI- in plural, radicals that start with a vowel:
nouns that take MW- in singular and MI- in plural
particular cases: singular prefix MU-

Majina ya miti _Names of trees.

mti/miti [tree/trees]
mnazi/minazi [coconut tree/coconut trees]
mchungwa/michungwa [orange tree/orange trees]
mwembe/miembe [mango tree/mango trees]
mtofaa/mitofaa [apple tree/apple trees]
mpapai/mipapai [papaya tree/papaya trees]
mndimu/mindimu [lime tree/lime trees]
mpera/mipera [guava tree/guava trees]
mgomba/migomba [banana tree/banana trees]

Sehemu za mwili _Body parts

mdomo/midomo [mouth/mouths]
mkono/mikono [hand/hands]
mguu/miguu [leg/legs]
mfupa/mifupa [bone/bones]
mgongo/migongo [back/backs]
moyo/mioyo [heart/hearts]
mwili/miili [body/bodies

Nouns that take M- in singular and MI- in plural

mfano/mifano [example/examples]
mji/miji [city/cities]
mkoba/mikoba [bag/bags]
mfuko/mifuko [bag/bags]
mlango/milango [door/doors]
mtihani/mitihani [exam/exams]/tests]
mlima/milima [mountain/mountains]
mpira/mipira [ball/balls]
mkate/mikate [bread/breads]
mto/mito [river/rivers]
mungu/miungu [god/gods]
mchezo/michezo [game/games]
moto/mioto [fire/fires]
msikiti/misikiti [mosque/mosques]
msitu/misitu [forest/forests]
mswaki/miswaki [toothbrush/toothbrushes]
mto/mito [river/rivers, pillow/pillows]

Nouns that take MW- in singular and MI- in plural

mwaka/miaka [year/years]
mwavuli/miavuli [umbrella/umbrellas]
mwezi/miezi [month/months]
mwiba/miiba [thorn/thorns]
mwisho/miisho [end/ ends]

Particular cases: singular prefix

MU-
muhindi/mihindi [corn]

muhogo/mihogo [cassava/cassavas]
muwa/miwa [sugarcane]
1. Mti ulianguka. [The tree fell.]
Miti ilianguka. [The trees fell.]
2. Mkono unauma. [The hand hurts.]
Mikono inauma. [The hands hurt.]
3. Mkoba umeoshwa. [The bag has been washed.]
Mikoba imeoshwa. [The bags have been washed.]

Class 5/6

This is for nouns which plural start with MA. Singular can start with any Noun but plural must start with MA.Nouns in this class can start with any letter in their singular form but their plural forms must take MA-.
This noun class has the following nouns:

A). manufactured products, natural or built places, abstract or concrete
concepts
B). sehemu za mwili [parts of the body]
C). matunda na vitu vya kawaida [fruits and natural objects]
D). majina ya vitu ambavyo havihesabiki [These nouns exist only in the plural
form and are things which cannot be counted. They take MA- in both
singular and plural form]
E) majina ya watu few names of people.

A). Manufactured products, natural or built places,
abstract or concrete concepts

1. Manufactured products:

blanketi/mablanketi [blanket/blankets]
dirisha/madirisha [window/windows]
gari/magari [car/cars]
gazeti/magazeti [newspaper/newspapers]
godoro/magodoro [mattress/mattresses]
sanduku/masanduku [box/boxes]
jiko/meko/majiko [gas cooker/gas cookers]

2. Natural or Built places:

daraja/madaraja [bridge/bridges]
duka/maduka [shop/shops]
shamba/mashamba [farm/farms]
soko/masoko [market/markets]
ziwa/maziwa [lake/lakes]
jimbo/majimbo [state/states]

3. Abstract or Concrete concepts:

jina/majina [name/names]
kosa/makosa [mistake/mistakes]
neno/maneno [word/words]
jambo/mambo [issue/issues]
jiwe/mawe [stone/stones]
somo/masomo [subject/subjects; lesson/lessons]
wazo/mawazo [thought/thoughts]
jibu/majibu
swali/maswali
jukumu/majukumu [responsibility/responsibilities]
juma/majuma [week/weeks

B). Sehemu za mwili [parts of the body]

jicho/macho [eye/eyes]
jino/meno [tooth/teeth]
bega/mabega [shoulder/shoulders]
goti/magoti [knee/knees]
sikio/masikio [ear/ears]
tumbo/matumbo [stomach/bowels]
paja/mapaja [thigh/thighs]

C). Matunda na vitu vya kawaida  [fruits and natural objects]

1.Fruits:

chungwa/machungwa [orange/oranges]
embe/maembe [mango/mangoes]
limau/malimau [lemon/lemons]
nanasi/mananasi [pineapple/pineapples]
papai/mapapai [pawpaw/pawpaws]
dafu/madafu [coconut/coconuts (with milk)]
tofaa/matofaa [apple/apples]

2. Natural Objects:

jani/majani [leaf/leaves]
yai/mayai [egg/eggs]
rinda/marinda [dress/dresses]

3. Majina ya vitu ambavyo havihesabiki [nouns of things that cannot be counted, whichexist only in the plural form

maji [water]
mafuta [oil]
mali [wealth]
maafa [misfortune]

Zingatia [Note]

When using a verb, this noun class uses LI- in singular and YA- in
plural for sentence formation.

Sentence Formation

Mifano:Example

1. Chungwa limenunuliwa. [The orange has been bought.]
Machungwa yamenunuliwa. [The oranges have been bought.]
2. Gari limefika. [The car has arrived.]
Magari yamefika. [The cars have arrived.]
3. Jicho linauma. [The eye hurts.]
Macho yanauma. [The eyes hurt.]
4. Maji yamemwagika. [The water has been poured.]

Class 7/8
Class 7 & 8 is for nouns which start with KI or CH / VI or VY

This noun class has the following nouns:
A). nouns that take KI- in singular and VI- in plural
B). nouns that take CH- in singular and VY- in plural
C). body parts [sehemu za mwili]
D). names of languages [majina ya lugha]
E) some few animates

A). Nouns that take KI- in singular and VI- in plural
kiti/viti [chair/chairs]

kitabu/vitabu [book/books]
kiatu/viatu [shoe/shoes]
kisu/visu [knife/knives]
kikombe/vikombe [cup/cups]
kilima/vilima [hill/hills]
kisiwa/visiwa [island/islands]
kiazi/viazi [potato/potatoes]
kitunguu/vitunguu [onion/onions]
kitu/vitu [thing/things]
kitanda/vitanda [bed/beds]
kioo/vioo [mirror/mirrors]
kiberiti/viberiti [match/matches]

B). Nouns that take CH- in singular and VY- in plural

chuo/vyuo [school/schools; college/colleges]
choo/vyoo [restroom/restrooms]
chakula/vyakula [food/foods]
chumba/vyumba [room/rooms]
cheti/vyeti [certificate/certificates]
chama/vyama [party/parties; association/associations]
chuma/vyuma [iron/irons]
chombo/vyombo [container/containers; utensil/utensils]
cheo/vyeo [rank/ranks]

C). Body Parts [sehemu za mwili]

kichwa/vichwa [head/heads]
kiuno/viuno [waist/waists]
kifua/vifua [chest/chests]
kidole/vidole [finger/fingers]

D). Names of Languages [majina ya lugha]

Kiarabu [Arabic]
Kifaransa [French]
Kiingereza [English]
Kichina [Chinese]
Kijapani [Japanese]
Kichwa kinauma. [The head is hurting.]
Vichwa vinauma. [The heads are hurting.]
2. Kiti kilivunjwa na mtoto. [The chair was broken by a child]
Viti vilivunjwa. [The chairs were broken.]
3. Chuo kimefungwa. [The college has been closed.]
Vyuo vimefungwa. [The college have been closed.]
4. Chakula kitapikwa. [The food will be cooked.]
Vyakula vitapikwa. [The foods will be cooked.]

Class 9/10  : These is nouns which singular and plural are the same.

 

Example:
Habari/habari. News

barua/barua [letter/letters]
chupa/chupa [bottle/bottles]
dawa/dawa [drug/drugs; medicine/medicines]
kalamu/kalamu [pen/pens]
karatasi/karatasi [paper/papers]
ngoma/ngoma [drum/drums]
sabuni/sabuni [soap/soaps]
sahani/sahani [plate/plates]
sufuria/sufuria [pan/pans]
suruali/suruali [trouser/trousers]
chaki/chaki [chalk/chalk]
dola/dola [dollar/dollars]
kompyuta/kompyuta [computer/computers]
nguo/nguo [cloth/cloths]
soksi/soksi [sock/socks]
shilingi/shilingi [shilling/shillings]
meza/meza [table/tables]
taa/taa [light/lights]
senti/senti [cent/cents]
nyumba/nyumba [house/houses]

Nature:

ardhi/ardhi [earth; ground]
bahari/bahari [sea]
baridi/baridi [cold]
barafu/barafu [ice]
hewa/hewa [air; atmosphere]
nuru/nuru [light]
mvua/mvua [rain]
njia/njia [way]
bandari/bandari [harbor]
barabara/barabara [road]
nchi/nchi [country]

Abstract concepts:

ajali/ajali [accident/accidents]
bahati/bahati [luck/lucks]
furaha/furaha [joy/joys]
hasara/hasara [loss/losses]
hatari/hatari [danger/dangers]
huzuni/huzuni [sadness/sadnesses]
nguvu/nguvu [strength/strengths]
shida/shida [problem/problems]
thamani/thamani [value/values]
dakika/dakika [minute/minutes]
sifa/sifa [praise/praises; reputation/reputations]
ndoto/ndoto [dream/dreams]
shughuli/shughuli [business/businesses]

B). Foods, fruits, and vegetables

chai/chai [tea/teas]
chumvi/chumvi [salt/salts]
kahawa/kahawa [coffee/coffees]
mboga/mboga [vegetable/vegetables]
nazi/nazi [coconut/coconuts]
ndizi/ndizi [banana/bananas]
nyama/nyama [meat/meats]
pilipili/pilipili [pepper/[peppers]
siagi/siagi [butter; margarine]
sukari/sukari [sugar/sugars]
njugu/njugu [groundnut/groundnuts]

Zingatia [Note]

mbwa/mbwa [dog/dogs]
paka/paka [cat/cats]
ng’ombe/ng’ombe [cow/cows]
simba/simba [lion/lions]
ndovu/ndovu [elephant/elephants]
Ndege/ndege [birds]
kuku/kuku [hen/hens]
kasuku/kasuku [parrot/parrots]
tai/tai [eagle/eagles]
bata mzinga/bata mzinga turkey/turkeys]

 

Wadudu [insects]
nyuki/nyuki [bee/bees]
mbu/mbu [mosquito/mosquitoes]
nzi/nzi [fly/flies]
When using a verb, this noun class uses I- in singular and ZI- in plural
for sentence formation.

Sentence Formation

Mifano:
1. Kalamu imeanguka. [The pen has fallen.]
Kalamu zimeanguka. [The pens have fallen.]
2. Njia imefungwa. [The way has been closed.]

Njia zimefungwa. [The ways have been closed.]

Class 9/10 is a relative class. All relative nouns belong to class 9/10.

Examples

baba/baba [father/fathers]
babu/babu [grandfather/grandfathers]
dada/dada [sister/sisters]
kaka/kaka [brother/brothers]
mama/mama [mother/mothers]
Bibi/bibi [grandmother/grandmothers]
rafiki/rafiki [friend/friends]
shangazi/shangazi [aunt/aunts]

Class 11
This class noun can start with U or WA
This class is a singular class. If the noun need plural will borrow class 10 or class 6

U – U [U – ZI]
U – U [U – U]

This noun class has the following nouns:
A). concrete nouns with various plurals
B). uncountable nouns, with no plural form
C). nouns that are mostly formed from adjectives, nominals, or verbal roots
D). names of countries

A). Concrete nouns with various plurals
U – NY:

uso/nyuso [face/faces]
uzi/nyuzi [thread/threads]
ua/nyua [courtyard/courtyards]
ufa/nyufa [crack/cracks]
uma/nyuma [fork/forks]

U – ND:

ulimi/ndimi [tongue/tongues]
udevu/ndevu [beard/beards]

U – MB:

ubao/mbao [board/boards]
ubavu/mbavu [rib/ribs]
ubawa/mbawa [wing/wings]

U – Ø:

unywele/nywele [one hair/hair]
ufunguo/funguo [key/keys]
ukuta/kuta [wall/walls]
upande/pande [side/sides]
uvumbi/vumbi [grain of dust/dust]
upanga/panga [machete/machetes]
upepo/pepo [wind/winds]

W – NY:

wakati/nyakati [time/times]
wembe/nyembe [razor blade/razor blades]
wimbo/nyimbo [song/songs]

B). Uncountable nouns, with no plural form .Nouns in this category doesn’t have plural sentence formation when using a verb(s).

udongo [soil; ground]
ugali [corn paste]
uji [porridge]
ulimwengu [world]
umeme [electricity]
umri [age]
unga [flour]
usingizi [sleep]
uwongo [a lie]

C). Nouns that are mostly formed from adjectives, nominals, or verbal roots
Nouns in this category doesn’t have plural when using a
verb(s). Nominal roots: NOUN – NOUN

jamaa – ujamaa [group of people – community]
kijana – ujana [young person – young age]
mzee – uzee [old person – old age]
maskini – umaskini [poor person – poverty]
mchawi – uchawi [witch – witchcraft]
mfalme – ufalme [king – kingdom]
mtoto – utoto [child – childhood]
Verbal roots: VERB – NOUN
kuiba – uwizi [to steal – theft]
kukosa – ukosefu [to miss – deficiency]
kupenda – upendo [to love – love]
kuweza – uwezo [to be able – capacity]
kusahau – usahaulifu [to forget – forgetfulness]

D). Names of countries

Ufaransa [France]
Uganda [Uganda]
Uingereza [England]
Ujerumani [Germany]
Ureno [Portugal]
Urusi [Russia]

Zingatia [Note]

When using a verb, this noun class uses U- in singular and ZI or YA in plural depending in class
for sentence formation. However, uncountable nouns and nouns that are
formed from adjectival, nominal, or verbal roots only use U-.

Sentence Formation

Mifano:
1. Ulimi unauma. [The tongue hurts.]
Ndimi zinauma. [The tongues hurt.]
2. Ufunguo umepotea. [The key has been lost.]
Funguo zimepotea. [The keys have been lost.]
3. Ubavu umevunjika. [The rib has broken.]
Mbavu zimevunjika. [The ribs have broken.]
4. Ugali umepikwa. [The cornmeal has been cooked.]
5. Upendo wao umesifika. [Their love has been praised.]

Class 15
This class is for all verbs change to become a noun.

Example
Kusoma, kuimba ,kucheza.

Class 16,17,18 we call them location class

Noun class Subject prefix
1. Mtoto
2.watoto
3.mkate U
4.mikate i
5.Tunda li
6. Matunda ya
7. Kitabu ki
8.vitabu vi
9.habari i
10. Habari zi
11. Usiku u
15. Kusoma ku
16. Mahali pa
17. Mjini ku
18.mwilini M(u)
Mtoto wangu My child
Watoto wangu My children
Mtoto wako Your child
Kitabu chake His/Her book
Usiku wetu Our night
Mkate wenu Your bread
Maisha yao Their life

 

Learn Kiswahili Here!

Learn Kiswahili #THELANGUAGEREVOLUTION… at your doorstep with Joseph Sarimbo…! Lesson One

 

We begin the Learn Kiswahili journey as a standard course, this includes exchanging the appropriate greetings and talking about daily activities and progress to an intermediate level with exercises and practical application.

 

LESSON ONE :   MAAMKIZI/ GREETINGS

 

Welcome, take this journey with me as we delve into the new KISWAHILI millenium .....#THE LANGUAGEREVOLUTION.....COMING SOON! 

We begin with Greetings
No Kiswahili speaker will participate in any conversation without greetings......Lets Get Started 

#CreatePreneurAfrica from the foothills of Kilimanjaro- Joseph Adelard Sarimbo

In Kiswahili we have two types of Greetings:

1: General Greetings.
2: Specific Greetings.

1: GENERAL GREETINGS

This is types of greetings which you can use at any time of the day, be it  morning, afternoon, evening or night.

a)  Scene One : Let’s launch into greetings between two people ( Joni and Maria), that meet each other

Joni:      Habari za leo?                                How are you today?

An alternative is Habari Gani?               How are things?

Maria:   Nzuri sana , hujambo?             Very Good , how are  you?
Joni:      Sijambo  , Asante                           I am fine, thanks

Maria : Haya, Kwa heri                                 Ok, Goodbye

Joni : Asante, Kwa heri                                    Thanks , Goodbye!

Vocabulary

Habari                               news
- zuri                               good
Hujambo                             How are you?
Sijambo                             I am fine
Asante                             Thank you
Jambo                              Matter /problem

Scene Two : Baraka meets Maria

Baraka:  Habari gani ndugu?                          How are you friend.
Maria:     Nzuri, hujambo?                          Am good, how are you?
Baraka:    Sijambo                                             I am fine

Vocabulary:

Ndugu :   relative, friend, comrade

 

More Greetings………….

Habari za saa hizi?            How are  you this time?

Nzuri , hujambo?                Good , how are you?
Sijambo                                  I  am fine.

Salama?                               Are you fine?

Salama                                  Fine

Mzima?                                Mzima

U hali gani?                         How are you? Whats your condition

Umelalaje?                           How have you slept

Umeamkaje?                         How did you wake up?

Mzima /Salama/Safi

 

Youth Greetings

Mambo vipi?                            How are you?
Poa                                             cool/ fine

Greetings from young to elders

This greeting is used from young person to adult as respect.

Shikamoo                   I respect you
Marahaba                   I accept your respect.

You can mention the title of a person.  For example, Shikamoo mama, Shikamoo baba, Shikamoo kaka etc

Part One of Greeting! Taking it step by step..Part Two of Kiswahili greetingS

SPECIFIC GREETINGS

This is types of Greetings which are used at a specific time. Example: Asubuhi, Mchana, Jioni or Usiku

Morning Greetings - 
Joni: Habari za asubuhi?               How are you this morning?
Maria: Nzuri, hujambo?              Am good , how are you?
Joni: sijambo sana         Am very fine.
Asubuhi -               Morning
Afternoon greetings:

Joni: Habari za mchana?                    How are  you this afternoon? 
    Maria: Nzuri sana. Hujambo?            I am very fine. How are  you?
Joni: Sijambo dada            Am fine sister.
Evening Greetings
Maria: habari za jioni?                   How are  you this evening? 
Joni: nzuri dada, hujambo?              Am fine sister, hows you?
Maria: Sijambo kabisa             I am absolutely fine
                            Night Greetings

Maria:Habari za usiku ndugu?    How are you this night friend? 
Joni: nzuri, hujambo?           Am good , How are you?
Maria : sijambo rafiki          I am good friend.
Vocabulary

Jioni :  Evening
Usiku:   Night
Rafiki : Friend

 

Other Greetings
Umeshindaje?                How are you conquer your day

Salama                                        Well/good

Uko poa?                          Are you fine?
Nipo poa                                                  I am fine

 

KUJITAMBULISHA/ SELF INTRODUCTION



Before we go to self introduction lets see personal pronouns in Swahili:
we have six personal pronouns in Swahili.


MIMI I, ME
WEWE YOU
YEYE HE/SHE
SISI WE/US
NINYI YOU (Plr)
WAO THEY/THEM
                             Subject prefix
MIMI NI
WEWE U
YEYE A
SISI TU
NINYI M(U)
WAO WA
Amani:  Jina langu ni Amani                My name is Amani.
Na wewe je?                                And what about you?
Joseph: Jina langu ni Joseph               My name is Joseph.
Amani: Umetoka nchi gani?                  Which country are you from?
Joseph:   Nimetoka marekani                I am from USA.
Amani: Nimefurahi kukutana na wewe         I am happy to meet you.
Joseph: asante ndugu                       Thank you friend
Vocabulary:

Jina       Name
-angu        my
Kutoka       To come out of
Nchi         Country
Gani?        What kind/ which
Kufurahi     to glad / to be happy
Kukutana     to meet
Kuitwa      to be called
Nani          who
-ako          your

 

Joseph:  Naitwa Joseph           I am called Joseph.
Wewe waitwa nani?                Who are you called? (Whats your name?)


Amani: Naitwa Amani             I am called Amani.
Joseph: Umetoka nchi gani?      Which country are you from? 


Amani: Nimetoka Uingereza        I am from England.
Na wewe je?                      What about you?
Joseph:Nimetoka Tanzania         I  am from Tanzania.

 
Jina lako nani?           Whats your name?
Jina langu ni Amani       My name is Amani.
Na wewe je?              What about you?
Jina langu ni Joseph     My name is Joseph

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