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Relationship (Uhusiano)
Kiswahili Beginners

Relationship (Uhusiano)

Relationship (Mahusiano) ENGLISH SWAHILI Great Grandparents Nyanya Grandmother Bibi Grandfather Babu Father Baba Mother Mama Brother Kaka Sister Dada Paternal Uncle Baba Mdogo / Baba Mkubwa Maternal Aunt Mama Mdogo / Mama Mkubwa Maternal Uncle Mjomba Paternal Aunt/ Wife of uncle Shangazi Wife Mke Husband Mme Sister in Law (for girls only) Wifi Brother in law Shemeji Cousin Binamu Grandchild Mjukuu Great Grandchild Kitukuu Friend Rafiki Neighbor   Jirani Relative Ndugu
Numbers: Part II (Namba: sehemu II)
Kiswahili Beginners

Numbers: Part II (Namba: sehemu II)

Here are the continuity of the list of numbers and how to name it in Kiswahili Language. Numeral (Tarakimu) Worlds (Maneno 1,000 Elfu Moja 10,000 Elfu Kumi 20,000 Elfu Ishirini 30,000 Elfu Thelathini 40,000 Elfu Arobaini 50,000 Elfu Hamsini 60,000 Elfu Sitini 70,000 Elfu Sabini 80,000 Elfu Themanini 90,000 Elfu Tisini 100,000 Laki moja 200,000 Laki Mbili 300,000 Laki Tatu 400,000 Laki Nne 500,000 Laki Tano 600,000 Laki Sita 700,000 Laki Saba 800,000 Laki Nane 900,000 Laki Tisa 1,000,000 Milioni Moja 10,000,000 Milioni Kumi 100,000,000 Milioni Mia Moja ...
Lesson 5: Numbers: Part I (Namba: Sehemu I)
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Lesson 5: Numbers: Part I (Namba: Sehemu I)

Welcome again in our series of Swahili lessons. Today we are going to learn how to name numbers in Swahili. Here we will write the numeral and write its name in Kiswahili / Swahili language. You should remember that Swahili words are read as they are written. Lets practice... Numeral (Tarakimu) Worlds (Maneno 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 13 Kumi na Tatu 14 Kumi na Nne 15 Kumi na Tano 16 Kumi na Sita 17 Kumi na Saba 18 Kumi na Nane 19 Kumi na Tisa 20 Ishirini 30 Thelathini 40 Arob...
Lesson 4                                 Days of the Week (Siku za Juma)
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Lesson 4 Days of the Week (Siku za Juma)

There are seven days of the week as we know. Here we will mention them by using Kiswahili and it is read as it is written. Jumamosi (Saturday)Jumapili (Sunday)Jumatatu (Monday)Jumanne (Tuesday)Jumatano (Wednesday)Alhamisi (Thursday)Ijumaa (Friday) Some of sentences helping to remember days of the week. Jumamosi ni siku ya mapumziko. (Saturday is the resting day.)Jumapili tunaenda kanisani. (On Sunday we are going to church.)Jumatatu tunaenda kazini. (On Monday we are going to work.)Jumanne tunaandaa taarifa za kazi. (On Tuesday we prepare work's report).Jumatano tunakaa kwenye vikao. (On Wednesday we sit for meeting.)Alhamisi tunapitia mikataba mbalimbali. (On Thursday we pass through different treats).Ijumaa tunafanya semina na kufunga kazi. (On Friday we are doing seminars...
Lesson 3: Asking for Getting In (Bisha Hodi)
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Lesson 3: Asking for Getting In (Bisha Hodi)

When you want to get in, may be in the someone's office, house or room, it is usual to knock. Let as see how can we knock by using Kiswahili. John: Hodi! (Haloo!) Musa: Karibu... (You are welcome.) John: Asante... Habari za saa hizi? (Thank you..... How are you?) Musa: Nzuri, za kwako? ( I'm fine, how are you too?) John: Njema kabisa... (I'm good...) Musa: Nikusaidie nini? (How can I help you?) John: Tafadhali naomba kuonana na Suzana. (Please I want to see Suzana.) Musa: Suzan ametoka, nimwambie nani alimuulizia? (She is not here, any message please?) John: Mwambie, John alikuja kuchukua mzigo wake. (Tell her, John was here to take his parcel.) Musa: Sawa hamna shida. (Ok, don't worry.) John: Asante... Mimi naenda, kwa kheri! (Thank you, goodbye!) ...
LESSON 2: Introducing Yourself (Kujitambulisha)
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LESSON 2: Introducing Yourself (Kujitambulisha)

For introducing your self it is usual to start with salutation. Here is the dialog for the introduction. Juma: Habari za saizi? (How are you?) Asha: Nzuri, habari yako? ( I'm fine.. how are you too?) Juma: Njema... Samahani unaitwa nani? (I'm fine... Sorry what is your name?) Asha: Bila samahani, ninaitwa Asha Ibrahim. Wewe unaitwa nani? (worry out, my name is Asha Ibrahim. What is yours?) Juma: Asante, mimi ni Juma Ramadhani... Unaishi wapi? (Thank you. My name is Juma Ramadhani... Where do you live?) Asha: Ninaishi Manzese... Wewe je? ( I am living at Manzese... What about you?) Juma: Mimi ninaishi Tabata... Karibu kwetu. (I 'm living at Tabata... welcome to visit me.) Asha: Asante... nitakutembelea siku moja. (Thank you... I'll come one day.) Juma: As...
Lesson 1: Greetings (Salamu)
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Lesson 1: Greetings (Salamu)

In this lesson we are going to learn how to greet people by using Swahili language. In Swahili culture there are different types of greetings. These types depends on the time and age or relationship of speakers i.e. peers have their own and young greets elders in different way. Also young always start to greet elders. Let us see the practice below; Greetings: Salamu ...... Salama? (Peace) - Reply Salama! Young: Shikamoo... ( I'm giving you my respect) Elder: Marhaba, haujambo? (Alright, how are you?) Young: Sijambo... ( I'm fine...) Elder: Unaendeleaje na hali? (How are you doing?) Young: Naendelea vizuri... ( I'm doing good...) In case an elder starts to greet it will be as follows;Elder: Haujambo? Young: Sijambo... Shikamoo... Elder: Marhaba, unaendele...
Welcome (Karibu): About Swahili Language.
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Welcome (Karibu): About Swahili Language.

Swahili language is mainly spoken in East Africa including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Other African countries those use Swahili are like; Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Comoros, Mozambique, South Africa and Nigeria among many. Swahili language is most successful Bantu Language in terms of growth and spread. It crosses borders and by showing its importance is mentioned among powerful languages. Wonderful enough there is a discussion on making it as the language of the continent. All African countries will use Swahili as their national language. Therefore it is very essential to learn the language. The language is very easy to learn since it has no tone. Also it has direct correspondence between words and pronunciation. Further more, its syllables are open so it is v...