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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Swahili Verbs

Ethiopian Argument | Thursday, May 22, 2014
Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Swahili. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Swahili.
Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Swahili conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:
Present TenseSwahili
I speak Englishmimi huongea kiingereza Audio
you speak Frenchunaongea kifaransa Audio
he speaks Germananaongea kijerumani Audio
she speaks Italiananaongea kiitalia Audio
we speak Arabicsisi huongea kiarabu Audio
they speak Chinesewao huongea kichina Audio

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Swahili Vocabulary

Ethiopian Argument | Thursday, May 22, 2014
Welcome to the 9th lesson about the Swahili vocabulary. We're dedicating this page to the most important and most used words in Swahili. For example: clotheslanguagescountriestravelsurvival wordsclass, and house components.
shirt
shirt Audio
shati
sweater
sweater Audio
sweta
jacket
jacket Audio
koti
coat
coat Audio
koti
socks
socks Audio
soksi
shoes
shoes Audio
viatu
trousers
trousers Audio
suruali
pajamas
pyjamas Audio
pajamas
belt
belt Audio
ukanda
underwear
underwear Audio
chupi
hat
hat Audio
kofia
skirt
skirt Audio
skati

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Swahili Grammar

Ethiopian Argument | Thursday, May 22, 2014
Welcome to the 8th lesson about Swahili grammar. We will first learn about prepositionsnegationquestions,adverbs, and pronouns including: personal, object and possessive pronouns.
We will start with prepositions. In general, they are used to link words to other words. For example: I speak Swahili andEnglish the preposition is [and] because it connects both words Swahili and English. The following is a list of the most used prepositions in Swahili.
PrepositionsSwahili
andna Audio
abovejuu Audio
underchini ya Audio
beforekabla Audio
afterbaada ya Audio
in front ofmbele ya Audio
behindnyuma Audio
far frommbali na Audio
nearkaribu Audio
inkatika Audio
insidendani Audio
outsidenje Audio
withna Audio
withoutbila Audio
aboutkuhusu Audio
betweenkati ya Audio
butlakini Audio
forkwa Audio
fromkutoka Audio
tokwa Audio

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