Welcome to the third Kongo lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Kongo to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
|Grammar + Rules|
|do you have milk?|
[verb + noun]
|nge ke zola mabele? |
|I have milk and coffee|
[preposition + noun]
|mono kele na mabele mpi kafe |
|he has three apples|
[number + plural noun]
|yandi kele na mapamu tatu |
|she only has one apple|
[number + singular noun]
|yandi kele kaka na dipamu mosi |
|we live in a small house|
[adjective + noun]
|beto ke vandaka na mwa nzo ya fioti |
|I like our breakfast|
[pronoun + noun]
|mono ke zola madia na beto ya suka |
The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.
madia ya suka
madia ya midi
Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
|Do you speak (English/ Kongo)?|
|nge ke tubaka (angele/kikongo)?|
|Just a little|
|I like Kongo|
|mono ke zolaka kikongo|
|Can I practice with you?|
|mono lenda kulonguka ti nge?|
|How old are you?|
|nge ke na mvula ikwa?|
|I'm thirty three years old|
|mono kele na mvula makumi tatu na tatu|
|It was nice talking to you|
|yo vandaka mbote kusolula ti nge|
I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Kongo. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.