LESSON #17: Ipi ni ipi?…#1

Yet another brand new segment added to the fold! I’ll be discussing words that have double (triple, quadruple…….) meanings.

Word to learn:Shuka

Just what different meanings does this word have? Click either of the links below to find out…

EPISODE 17: Which is which…#1.

Or HERE: 

LESSON #16: Colors (rangi)

First the 4 colors of Tanzania’s flag: (being the patriotic citizen that I am, 😉 )

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  • Green- kijani

  • Yellow- manjano/njano

  • Black- nyeusi

  • Blue- buluu/ samawati

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LESSON #11: Common Professions

I have picked 12 most commonly known professions:

  • Mwalimu…………….

  • Daktari (mganga)……………….

  • Wakili…………….

  • Mhandisi…………….

  • Mwandishi wa habari……………..

  • Mwigizaji…………..

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Test your knowledge #5 – Days of the week

*Write the correct answer in Swahili/English:

1) Leo…………………………………..

2) Jumapili…………………………………

3) Tuesday………………………………………….

4) The day after tomorrow…………………………………….

5) Tomorrow………………………………………. → -188″ class=”Read More -link”>Read More

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 #4 – How to tell time

*What time is it? (in Swahili/English)

a) 12:45PM…………………………………………………………………………

b) Saa tisa kamili alfajiri……………………….

c) 6:12AM………………………………………………………………………………………….

d) Saa nane na robo mchana………………………. → -191″ class=”Read More -link”>Read More

Test your knowledge #3 – Polite Expressions

*What is the Swahili/English equivalent of:

1) Pole…………………………….

2) Excuse me……………………………………..

3) Please…………………………………….

4) Ugua pole……………………………………… → -183″ class=”Read More -link”>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