Welcome to the third Swahili lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Swahili 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 - Swahili|
|do you have milk?|
[verb + noun] je, una maziwa?
|I have milk and coffee|
[preposition + noun] nina maziwa na kahawa
|he has three apples|
[number + plural noun] ana tofaa tatu
|she only has one apple|
[number + singular noun] ana tofaa moja tu
|we live in a small house|
[adjective + noun] tunaishi katika nyumba ndogo
|I like our breakfast|
[pronoun + noun] ninapenda kiamsha kinywa chetu
The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.
chakula cha mchana
chakula cha jioni
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 - Swahili|
|Do you speak (English/ Swahili)? je, unafahamu kizungu, kiswahili?|
|Just a little kidogo tu|
|I like Swahili naupenda lugha ya kiswahili|
|Can I practice with you? ninaweza kufanya mazoezi na wewe?|
|How old are you? una miaka mingapi?|
|I'm thirty three years old mimi nina umri wa miaka thelathini na tatu|
|It was nice talking to you nimefurahi kuzungumza na wewe|
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