Learning Swahili Uganda

8 Aug 2018 Igloos

WELCOME TO SWAHILI UGANDA LANGUAGE FOR THE BEGINNERS.

Swahili is the second widely spoken language in Africa after Arabic with more than 150 million speakers. In East Africa, it is considered as the language of the community. Learning Swahili Uganda will not confine you in Uganda but also help you to communicate freely in various countries. For example Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Mali and Democratic Republic of Congo where the language is commonly used.. We are here therefore to help you not only fit in East Africa, but Africa as a whole.

Objectives.

By the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to;

  • Greet in Swahili language.
  • Introduce themselves in Swahili language.
  • Carry out simple conversation.
  • Tell the present tense, past tense, continuous tense and future tense.
  • Construct sentences using tenses.
  • Count in Swahili from 1- 100.

The target audience.

  • Those seeking to learn Swahili.
  • Those living in East Africa and Africa as a continent.
  • The business community.
  • The musicians who would wish to sell their music across Africa.
  • Those visiting East Africa and Africa in general

INTRODUCTION.

Greetings                                                                                    Responses

Habari (How are you?) Mzuri (fine)

 

Habari ya asubuhi? (Good morning?) Mzuri (fine)

 

Habari ya mchana (Good afternoon?) Mzuri (fine)

 

Habari ya jioni (Good evening?) Mzuri (fine)

 

Jambo (This is a general greeting.) Mzuri (fine)

 

Jambo (This is a general greeting.) Jambo

 

Hamjambo (when greeting more than one.) Hatujambo.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Common Conversations in Swahili.

Questions/ Conversations                                                  Responses

Unaitwa nani (what are your names?) Naitwa Aisha (I am called Aisha

 

Unaishi wapi? (Where do you live? Naishi Kampala (I live in Kampala)

 

Unafanya kazi gani (what is your occupation?) Mimi ni daktari (Am a doctor).

 

Uko na miaka ngapi? / una umri gani (how old are you?) Niko na miaka thelathini (am thirty years old)

 

 

 

  1. HALI TENSES

(i) Hali iliopo                                                             Present tense

Hali hii huwakilishwa na “na” This tense is presented with “na “

 

Mfano  Example
Ninaimba Am singing

 

Tunaimba We are singing

 

Anakula She or he is eating

 

Wanakula They are eating

 

 

(ii) Hali ya mazoea                                                                          Continuous tense.

Hali hii huwakiliswa na “hu” This tense is represented with “hu”

 

Mfano     Example
Yeye huimba She or he sings

 

Mtoto huyu hucheza sana This child plays a lot

 

Baba husoma gazeti kila siku My father reads the newspaper every day

 

Babu huniambia kila siku My grandfather tells me every day.

 

 

(iii)  Wakati uliopita                                                                     Past tense

Wakati huu huwakilishwa nali This tense is presented with “li”
Mfano     Example
Niliomba I prayed

 

Tulicheza We played

 

Waliniambia They told me

 

Ulicheza You played

 

(iv) Wakati timilifu                                                                       Past participle tense     

Wakati huu huwakilishwa na “me” This tense is presented with “me”

 

Mfano                                                                                     Example
Nimekula I have eaten

 

Tumekula We have eaten

 

Wameomba They have prayed

 

Amelia She or he has cried

 

Mumeruka You have jumped

 

 

 

(v) Wakati ujao                                                                                 Future tense

Wakati huu huwakilishwa na “ta” This tense is presented with “ta”

 

Mfano  Example
Nitampiga I will beat him or her

 

Hatamuona She or he will not see him or her

 

Nitaenda shuleni kesho I will go to school tomorrow.

 

Utalima You will dig.

 

 

 

 

4  Tarakwimu                                                                               Numbers

Moja One
Mbili Two
Tatu Three
Nne Four
Tano Five
Sita Six
Saba Seven
Nane Eight
Tisa Nine
Kumi Ten
Ishirini Twenty
Thelathini Thirty
Arubaine Forty
Hamsini Fifty
Sitini Sixty
Sabini Seventy
Themanini Eighty
Tisini Ninety
Mia moja One hundred

 

WELCOME TO SWAHILI UGANDA LANGUAGE FOR THE BEGINNERS.

Swahili is the second widely spoken language in Africa after Arabic with more than 150 million speakers. In East Africa, it is considered as the language of the community. Learning Swahili Uganda will not confine you in Uganda but also help you to communicate freely in various countries. For example Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Mali and Democratic Republic of Congo where the language is commonly used.. We are here therefore to help you not only fit in East Africa, but Africa as a whole.

Objectives.

By the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to;

  • Greet in Swahili language.
  • Introduce themselves in Swahili language.
  • Carry out simple conversation.
  • Tell the present tense, past tense, continuous tense and future tense.
  • Construct sentences using tenses.
  • Count in Swahili from 1- 100.

The target audience.

  • Those seeking to learn Swahili.
  • Those living in East Africa and Africa as a continent.
  • The business community.
  • The musicians who would wish to sell their music across Africa.
  • Those visiting East Africa and Africa in general

INTRODUCTION.

Greetings                                                                                    Responses

Habari (How are you?) Mzuri (fine)

 

Habari ya asubuhi? (Good morning?) Mzuri (fine)

 

Habari ya mchana (Good afternoon?) Mzuri (fine)

 

Habari ya jioni (Good evening?) Mzuri (fine)

 

Jambo (This is a general greeting.) Mzuri (fine)

 

Jambo (This is a general greeting.) Jambo

 

Hamjambo (when greeting more than one.) Hatujambo.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Common Conversations in Swahili.

Questions/ Conversations                                                  Responses

Unaitwa nani (what are your names?) Naitwa Aisha (I am called Aisha

 

Unaishi wapi? (Where do you live? Naishi Kampala (I live in Kampala)

 

Unafanya kazi gani (what is your occupation?) Mimi ni daktari (Am a doctor).

 

Uko na miaka ngapi? / una umri gani (how old are you?) Niko na miaka thelathini (am thirty years old)

 

 

 

  1. HALI TENSES

(i) Hali iliopo                                                             Present tense

Hali hii huwakilishwa na “na” This tense is presented with “na “

 

Mfano  Example
Ninaimba Am singing

 

Tunaimba We are singing

 

Anakula She or he is eating

 

Wanakula They are eating

 

 

(ii) Hali ya mazoea                                                                          Continuous tense.

Hali hii huwakiliswa na “hu” This tense is represented with “hu”

 

Mfano     Example
Yeye huimba She or he sings

 

Mtoto huyu hucheza sana This child plays a lot

 

Baba husoma gazeti kila siku My father reads the newspaper every day

 

Babu huniambia kila siku My grandfather tells me every day.

 

 

(iii)  Wakati uliopita                                                                     Past tense

Wakati huu huwakilishwa nali This tense is presented with “li”
Mfano     Example
Niliomba I prayed

 

Tulicheza We played

 

Waliniambia They told me

 

Ulicheza You played

 

(iv) Wakati timilifu                                                                       Past participle tense     

Wakati huu huwakilishwa na “me” This tense is presented with “me”

 

Mfano                                                                                     Example
Nimekula I have eaten

 

Tumekula We have eaten

 

Wameomba They have prayed

 

Amelia She or he has cried

 

Mumeruka You have jumped

 

 

 

(v) Wakati ujao                                                                                 Future tense

Wakati huu huwakilishwa na “ta” This tense is presented with “ta”

 

Mfano  Example
Nitampiga I will beat him or her

 

Hatamuona She or he will not see him or her

 

Nitaenda shuleni kesho I will go to school tomorrow.

 

Utalima You will dig.

 

 

 

 

4  Tarakwimu                                                                               Numbers

Moja One
Mbili Two
Tatu Three
Nne Four
Tano Five
Sita Six
Saba Seven
Nane Eight
Tisa Nine
Kumi Ten
Ishirini Twenty
Thelathini Thirty
Arubaine Forty
Hamsini Fifty
Sitini Sixty
Sabini Seventy
Themanini Eighty
Tisini Ninety
Mia moja One hundred

 

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