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Living Language Swahili
Spoken World Swahili Chapter 8
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Intermediate
06/10/2019

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Term
How much does this cost?
Definition
Ni bei gani?
Term
What would you like?
Definition
Unataka nini?
Term
Can I help you?
Definition
Ninaweza kukusaidia?
Term
Here you go. Here they are.
Definition
Hizi hapa.
Term
What time does the store open?
Definition
Duka hufunguliwa saa ngapi?
Term
What time does the store close?
Definition
Duka hufungwa saa ngapi?
Term
That'll be great!
Definition
Nitafurahi sana!
Term
Please come again!
Definition
Karibu tena!
Term
What can I do for you?
Definition
Nikusaidie nini?
Term
I would like some batteries.
Definition
Ninataka betri.
Term
I'd like a map of the city.
Definition

Nataka ramani ya mji.

 

(When speaking, use nataka instead of ninataka.)

Term
I'd like to see some postcards.
Definition
Nataka kuona postikadi.
Term
I want to buy some clothes.
Definition
Nataka kununua nguo.
Term
What size do you wear?
Definition
Saizi gani unavaa?
Term
I take a small/medium/large.
Definition
Ninavaa saizi ndogo/saizi ya kati/saizi kubwa.
Term
I don't know my size.
Definition
Sijui saizi yangu.
Term
Could you show me that?
Definition
Unaweza kunionesha hiyo?
Term
How much do these cost?
Definition
Hizi hapa ni bei gani?
Term
Come down a little bit on the price.
Definition
Punguza bei kidogo.
Term
Why is it so expensive?
(Used when bargaining.)
Definition
Mbona ghali sana?
Term
May I pay be credit card?
Definition
Ninaweza kulipa kwa kadi ya malipo? (krediti kadi)
Term
May I pay by traveler's checks?
Definition
Ninaweza kulipa kwa cheki za wasafiri?
Term
No, cash only.
Definition
Hapana, ni taslimu tu.
Term
Where does your father live?
Definition
Baba yako anakaa wapi?
Term
Where do you eat?
Definition
Unakula wapi?
Term
Where do you study Swahili?
Definition
Unasoma Kiswahili wapi?
Term
Where can I buy?
Definition
Ninaweza kununua wapi?
Term
Where is the car?
Definition
Gari liko wapi?
Term
Where are the teachers?
Definition
Walimu wako wapi?
Term
What is this?
Definition
Hiki ni nini?
Term
What will you eat?
Definition
Utakula nini?
Term
What do you study?
Definition
Unasoma nini?
Term
What did you buy at the store?
Definition
Dukani ulinunua nini?
Term
Who is this?
Definition
Nani huyu?
Term
Who will come with you?
With whom will you come?
Definition
Utakuja na nani?
Term
Who is that?
Definition
Yule ni nani?
Term
Who do you love/like?
Definition
Unampenda nani?
Term
How are the kids?
Definition
Vipi watoto?
Term
How is America? What is America like?
Definition
Vipi Amerika (Marekani)?
Term
How do you get a driver's license?
Definition
Leseni ya gari unapata vipi?
Term
How will I go back home?
Definition
Nyumbani nitarudi vipi?
Term
How do you start this computer?
Definition
Unawasha vipi kompyuta hii?
Term
How do you get to Mombasa?
Definition
Mombasa unaenda vipi?
Term
gani?
Definition
Which? What kind/sort of?
Term
Which book is this?
What kind of book is this?
Definition
Hiki ni kitabu gani?
Term
What kind of food do you like?
Definition
Unapenda chakula gani?
Term
Which clothes will you wear today?
Definition
Leo utavaa nguo gani?
Term
What kind of child did she have?
Definition
Amepata mtoto gani?
Term
Kwa nini?
Normally used at beginning of sentence.
Definition
Why? For what?
Term
Why do you buy second hand clothes?
Definition
Kwa nini unanunua mitumba?
Term
Why are you learning Swahili?
Definition
Kwa nini unasoma Kiswahili?
Term
Why do you like going to Kenya?
Definition
Kwa nini unapenda Kuenda Kenya?
Term
Lini?
Definition
Means "when" but only in the context of "which day." "What time" is "saa ngapi" or "wakati gani."
Term
When (which day) will your father come?
Definition
Baba yako atakuja lii?
Atakuja lini baba yako?
Term
When will you go to Tanzania?
Definition
Lini utaenda Tanzania?
Term
When were you born?
Definition
Ulizaliwa lini?
Term
When did you start reading this book?
Definition
Lini ulianza kusoma kitabu hiki?
Term
-ngapi
Definition
Unlike other question words, "-ngapi" takes a prefix to agree with noun class. When "-ngapi" means "how many, it will always have plural agreement.
Term
How many children does your mother have?
Definition
Mama yako ana watoto wangapi?
Term
How many rooms does the house have?
Definition
Nyumba ina vyumba vingapi?
Term
How many books do the students have?
Definition
Wanafunzi wana vitabu vingapi?
Term
How many pants do you want?
Definition
Unataka suruali ngapi?
Term
How many trains are there in Kenya (does Kenya have)?
Definition
Kenya ina matreni mangapi?
Term
Kiasi gani?
Definition
"How much" for asking amount of mass or non-count nouns like water, sugar, coffee, flour, etc.
Term
How much coffee do you drink?
Definition
Unakunywa kahawa kiasi gani?
Term
How much water do you want?
Definition
Unataka maji kiasi gani?
Term
How much sugar do you want (or, "like") in your tea?
Definition
Unapenda sukari kiasi gani katika chai yako?
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