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smac
Saturday 11th of June 2005 11:31:07 PM
swahili- want to learn: well, i was wondering if anyone could post a bit of basic swahili grammar on here (i.e. some ver conjugationas, or some tips on sentence structure). thanks.


MeroBabu
Monday 27th of June 2005 03:02:13 AM
i can only tell u some things, i also started learning it then I gave up

i love u- nakupenda
i love u very much- nakupenda sana
my love- manzi wangu
chicken- kuku
no problem- hakuna matata

i have kenyan friends


alisonhayward
Monday 25th of July 2005 04:36:18 AM
Hey, i want to learn swahili too! Have you got very far? Some stuff they taught me in Kenya...

kondoo - sheep
ng'ombe - cow
juu - higher
chini - lower
unatoka wapi? - where are you from?
ninatoka... - i come from...
kikombe - cup
sahani - plate
hii ni ngapi? - how much is it?
una miaka mingapi? - how old are you?
habari? - how are you?
jina lako ni nani? - what is your name?

numbers:

1 - moja
2 - mbili
3-tatu
4-nne
5-tano
6-sita
7-saba
8-nane
9-tisa
10-kumi

11-kumi na moja
12 -kumi na mbili

etc...

Does anyone know any more swahili? And does anyone know how to say 'i miss you' in Swahili?



pleadin_insanity
Monday 23rd of January 2006 04:55:45 AM
i miss you: I believe that it is said "ninatamani kukuona " which means i miss you/I wish to see you


marangich
Thursday 26th of October 2006 03:46:08 PM
Here\'s more(hii ya ziada): Kwenda Go away.
Kuja hapa -come here.
unafanya kazi gani?-what do u do 4 a living?
Potelea mbali- Get lost.
Saa ngapi? what time?.
Naomba msamaha/pole - am sorry.
Unaelekea wapi? -which direction are you headed.
Twende Nyumbani- Lets Go home.
Wewe mrembo sana -you are very beatiful.
Unaitwaje?/Jina lako nani? -whats your name?
Inawezekana? -Is it possible?
Haiwezekani- Impossible
Labda/pengine -maybe.
Ndiyo/Eeh -Yes.
La/Hapana-No.
Hiko(?)-its there/(is there..?}
Hakuna-there isnt..

Interogatives:

Nini-what?
nani- who?
Kwa nini/mbona- why?
Ya nini-for what?
Ngapi- how much(money).
Mingapi-how many(things)
wangapi- how many(people/animals)
Aje-How?
Lini-when?






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