Kongo Nouns

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.

potatoes
potatoes
mbala
tomatoes
tomatoes
tomata
onions
onions
matungulu
carrots
carrots
bikwa
fruits
fruits
mbuma
apples
apples
mabamfu
bananas
bananas
mankondo
oranges
oranges
malala

Nouns Grammar Rules

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
Kongo
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.

bread
bread
dimpa
milk
milk
mabele
butter
butter
manteka
cheese
cheese
fomaze
coffee
coffee
kafe
sandwich
sandwich
sandwisi
meat
meat
niama
chicken
chicken
nsusu
fish
fish
mbisi
breakfast
breakfast
madia ya suka
lunch
lunch
madia ya midi
dinner
dinner
madia

Conversation in Kongo

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.

English
Kongo
Do you speak (English/ Kongo)?
nge ke tubaka (angele/kikongo)?
Just a little
kaka fioti
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.

Kongo Adjectives   Kongo Adjectives

Kongo Plural   Kongo Plural



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