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What is Swahili?[edit | edit source]

Swahili belongs to the Bantu language group, a term for all the languages of Central, Eastern and Southern Africa. It borrows many words of Arabic origin, English, Portuguese and a little German.

Swahili serves as a national language of three nations: Tanzania, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

For someone who has the facilities to grasp a new language, Swahili is easy. But for people who have trouble learning new vocabulary by heart and understand the logic of a language other than their own, Swahili is not so obvious!

Basic Vocabulary[edit | edit source]

  • Mimi
I
  • Sisi
We
  • Wewe
You (singular)
  • nyinyi
You (plural)
  • Yeye
He
  • Yeye
She
  • Wao
They
  • Habari!
Hello! (Local version)
  • Karibu
Welcome
  • Tafadhali
Please
  • Asante
Thank you
  • Asante Sana
Thank you very much
  • Kwa heri
Goodbye
  • Habari gani?
How are you?
  • Nzuri!
Well, thank you!
  • Ndio
Yes
  • Hapana
No
  • Pole Pole
Gently
  • Nimefurahi
I'm happy
  • Maji
Water
  • Kunywa
Drink
  • Kula
Eat
  • Baridi
Cold
  • Hongera!
Congratulations!
  • Sizungumzi Kiswahili
I do not speak Swahili.
  • Hiyo sijaelewa
I do not understand.
  • Sijui
I do not know. (very useful and easy to remember!)
  • Jina lako ni nani?
What is your name?
  • Jina langu ni ______.
My name is ______ .
  • Unatoka wapi?
Where are you coming from?
  • Samahani.
Excuse me. (getting attention)
  • Tafadhali nisamehe.
Please forgive me.
  • Usiku mwema.
Good night.
  • Lala Salama.
Sleep well.

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