LEARN SWAHILI/JIFUNZE KISWAHILI : LESSON 2 : GREETINGS/MAAMKIZI

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Lesson 2a:
Greetings

Greetings [maamkizi; salamu]
There are at least five ways of greeting in Kiswahili:
A). Habari gani?
B). Hujambo?
C). U hali gani?
D). Shikamoo.
E). Mambo? / Vipi?
A). Habari gani?
Example 1 ‐ Two people greeting each other
Person A: Habari gani?
Person B: Nzuri!
Sentensi:
a). Nzuri / njema / salama / safi / sawa / poa.
[Good / nice / peaceful / clean / fine / cool.]
b). Nzuri / njema / salama / safi / sawa / poa sana…
[Very good / nice / peaceful / clean / fine / cool.]
c). Nzuri / njema / salama / safi / sawa / poa tu…
[Just good / nice / peaceful / clean / fine /
C). U hali gani?
Example 1 ‐ Two people greeting each other Example 2 ‐ One person greeting many people
Person A: U hali gani? Person A: M hali gani?
Person B: Njema. Persons B, C, & D: Salama.
Sentensi:
1. U hali gani? / M hali gani? What’s your condition? / How are you?]
a). Nzuri / njema / salama / safi / sawa / poa.
[Good / nice / peaceful / clean / fine / cool.]
b). Nzuri / njema / salama / safi / sawa / poa sana…
[Very good / nice / peaceful / clean / fine / cool.]
c).  Nzuri / njema / salama / safi / sawa / poa tu…
[Just good / nice / peaceful / clean / fine / just cool.]
D.) Shikamoo.
Example 1 ‐ A youth greeting an elder person
Youth: Shikamoo.
Elder Person: Marahaba.
Sentensi:
Shikamoo. [I touch your feet.]
Marahaba. [I am delighted.]

E). Vipi? / Mambo?
Example 1 ‐ A youth greeting another youth
Example 2 ‐ A youth greeting another
youth
Youth A: Vipi? Youth A: Mambo?
Youth B: Poa. Youth B: Safi.
Sentensi:
Vipi? / Mambo? [What’s up?]
Poa / Safi / Sawa. [Cool / Clean / Fine.]

1. Hodi!
[Requests permission to enter a
house.]
2.Karibu! [Welcome!]
3.Karibu ndani! [Welcome inside!]
4.Asante. [Thank you.]
5.Asante sana. [Thank you very much.]
6.Kwaheri. [Be blessed. / Goodbye.]
7.Tutaonana baadaye.
8.Habari za asubuhi/
mchana/jioni/usiku?
9.Habari za
mama/baba/kaka/dada/
ndugu/mjomba
[We will see each other later.]
[How is the news of the
morning/afternoon/evening/night?]
[How is the news of
mother/father/brother/sister/
comrade/uncle]
10.Habari za
nyumbani/shuleni/chuoni/
masomo/Amerika
[How is the news at
home/at school/at college/
studies/America]

NAMNA NYINGINE ZA MAWASILIANO

Mifano:
Waambaje?           [How are you doing?]
Salaamaleikum.    [Peace be upon you.]
Upo?                       [Are you there?]
Lala salama.         [Sleep peacefully.]
Tuonane kesho.   [See you tomorrow.]
Ndoto njema.        [Dream well.]
Lala unono.            [Sleep comfortably.]
Usiku mwema.      [Good night.]
Usingizi mwema.  [Sleep well.]
Habari za kutwa?  [How was your day?]
Jioni njema.           [Good Evening]
Uende salama       [Go with peace.]
Sina la kuamba.  [I have nothing to say.]
Aleikumsalaam.  [And also with you.]
Nipo.                     [I am here.]
Nawe pia.             [And you also.]
Inshallah.              [God willing.]
Za mafanikio.       [Of success.]
Nawe pia.             [And you also.]
Wa buraha.          [With tranquility.]
Wa buraha.          [With tranquility.]
Njema/Nzuri.       [Good.]
Salama!                 [Peaceful!]
Tuonane inshallah! [We will see each
.                                 other God willing]

 

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