By Donovan McGrath
This is often an exceptional ebook for starting Swahili. As a fluent speaker, i will let you know that this booklet will educate you all of the grammar you want to shape a functioning Swahili sentence and also will offer you adequate vocabulary to speak in so much events. It will not make you fluent by itself (you have to be immersed within the language prior to you will be completely fluent), however it offers you the very important instruments you will want to realize fluency at some point. whilst I lived in Kenya, it used to be a lot more uncomplicated for me to realize fluency within the language simply because I had learn this booklet sooner than hand. ensure that you do get the CD's and i might additionally suggest getting this publication along with train your self Swahili through Joan Russell. among these books, you should have a truly robust origin in your reviews of the Swahili language.
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We will spend quite some time with the different noun classes in Swahili (there are eight classes in total) in the following units. For the moment, try to memorize the forms of jina and majina, and then you just have to remember that neno and jambo are like jina (and maneno and mambo are like majina). e. they are words of the same noun class). The different consonants are called the possessive concord, since they are used with possessive stems. The possessive concord is also used with the ‘-a of relationship’, which we have seen already in habari za kazi.
My name is . . I need a taxi to go to the hotel . . How’s the work? . Thanks . . Goodbye. 2 Unatoka wapi? Where do you come from? In this unit you will learn: • • • • • • • • the pronouns ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘he/she’, etc. the copula ni how to say your nationality how to say where you come from and ask where someone comes from how to ask someone where they were born and to say where you were born how to say where you stay/reside/live how to say the negative to that which is mentioned above how to describe your means of transport Dialogue 1 Four students, Amos, Kathy, Subira and Leo are getting to know each other on the campus of the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania 1 Who are the students from overseas in this conversation?
52 YUSUFU: I see, Hadji is tall like his father. JUMA: Yes, but he and his grandfather look very much alike. MARIAMU: And Saleh looks like my brother. As for Jumanne, he looks like my maternal uncle but he has his grandmother’s personality. Vocabulary hawa wana watatu mkubwa huyu miaka mwingine wa pili mdogo wa tatu umri mrefu babu -fanana sana kaka naye mjomba tabia bibi these (persons) one’s own children (sing. mwana) three (in reference to wana wetu, our three children) big, large; elder, superior (m + kubwa) this (person) years (sing.
Colloquial Swahili: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series) by Donovan McGrath