LESSON #7: Months of the year (miezi)

*Mwezi (miezi) means month(s)

*Months also have “Swahilinized” names as will be explained.

Months:
Mwezi wa kwanza(Januari)

Mwezi wa pili (Februari)

Mwezi wa tatu (Machi)

Mwezi wa nne (Aprili) Read More

Test your knowledge #2 – Numbers

*Can you say these numbers in Swahili? (the bigger numbers have sample answers as guidelines)

a) Moja…………….

b) 12…………………………………………….

c) 7………………….

d) Tatu……………..

e) Mbili………………

f) 4……………….. Read More

LESSON #5: Days of the week (siku)

  • Siku means day(s)
  • Days in Swahili tend to be counted from Saturday

*Common words associated with days of the week:

i) Juzi

ii) Jana

iii) Leo

iv) Kesho

v) Keshokutwa

Days of The Week: Read More

LESSON #2: Numbers (nambari/namba)

Nambari/Namba:

1-10: Moja (mosi), Mbili, Tatu, Nne, Tano, Sita, Saba, Nane, Tisa, Kumi

11 – 20: Kumi na moja, Kumi na mbili, Kumi na tatu, Kumi na nne, Kumi na tano, Kumi na sita, Kumi na saba, Kumi na nane, Kumi na tisa, Ishirini

30 – 100: Thelathini/Thalathini, Arubaini, Hamsini, Sitini, Sabini, Themanini, Tisini, Mia (moja) Read More