Showing posts with label Swahili. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Swahili. Show all posts

Friday, April 16, 2021

Swahili - Her hands are soft


We just learned in Swahili our table is short is Meza yetu ni fupi.

To say her hands are soft you would say Mikono yake ni laini.

Her - Mikono - sounds like mee-koh-noh 文A

hands - yake - sounds like yah-kay 文A

are - ni - sounds like nee 文A

soft - laini - sounds like lah-ee-nee 文A



So all together To say her hands are soft you would say mee-koh-noh yah-kay nee lah-ee-nee.

swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: Ее руки мягкие (Yeye ruki myagkiye)

Norwegian: Hennes hender er myke

Greek: Τα χέρια της είναι μαλακά (Ta chéria tis eínai malaká)

ASL: ASL: Her hands are soft

Italian: Le sue mani sono morbide

German: Ihre Hände sind weich

Spanish: Sus manos estan suaves

French: Ses mains sont douces

Friday, April 9, 2021

Swahili - Our table is short


We just learned that in Swahili:
This house is big: Nyumba hii ni kubwa
This chair is small: Mwenyekiti ni mdogo
My drink is cold: Kinywaji changu ni baridi
Your food is hot: Chakula chako ni cha moto
Their car is tall is: Gari lao ni refu

To say our table is short you would say Meza yetu ni fupi.

Our - Meza - sounds like may-zah - 文A


table - yetu - sounds like yay-too - 文A


is - ni - sounds like nee - 文A


short - fupi - Sounds like foo-pee - 文A


So all together To say our table is short you would say may-zah yay-too nee foo-pee.

swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: наш стол короткий (nash stol korotkiy)

Norwegian: Vårt bord er kort

Greek: Το τραπέζι μας είναι σύντομο (To trapézi mas eínai sýntomo)

ASL: Our table is short

Italian: Il nostro tavolo è breve

German: Unser Tisch ist kurz

Spanish: Nuestra mesa es bajo

French: Notre table est courte

Friday, April 2, 2021

Swahili - Their car is tall


We just learned that in Swahili:
This house is big: Nyumba hii ni kubwa
This chair is small: Mwenyekiti ni mdogo
My drink is cold: Kinywaji changu ni baridi
Your food is hot: Chakula chako ni cha moto


To say their car is tall you would say Gari lao ni refu .

car - gari - sounds like gah-ree - 文A


their - lao - sounds like lah-oh - 文A


is - ni - sounds like nee - 文A


tall - refu - Sounds like ray-foo - 文A



So all together Gari lao ni refu sounds like gah-ree lah-oh nee ray-foo.


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Norwegian: Deres bil er høy

Greek: Το αυτοκίνητό τους είναι ψηλό (To aftokínitó tous eínai psiló)

ASL: Their car is tall

Italian: La loro auto è alto

German: Ihr Auto ist groß

Spanish: Su coche es alto

French: Leur voiture est haut

Russian: Их машина высокая (Ikh mashina vysokaya)

Friday, March 26, 2021

Swahili - Your food is hot


We just learned that in Swahili:
This house is big: Nyumba hii ni kubwa
This chair is small: Mwenyekiti ni mdogo
My drink is cold: Kinywaji changu ni baridi

Let's learn about more things we see every day.

To say your food is hot you would say Chakula chako ni cha moto.

Food - Chakula - sounds like chah-koo-lah - 文A


your - chako - sounds like chah-koh - 文A


is - ni - sounds like nee - 文A


of - cha - sounds like chah - 文A


hot - moto - sounds like vah-shah - 文A



So all together Chakula chako ni cha moto sounds like chah-koo-lah chah-koh nee chah vah-shah.

swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)


Russian: Ваша еда горячая (Vasha yeda goryachaya)

Norwegian: Maten er varm

Greek: Το φαγητό είναι ζεστό (To fagitó eínai zestó)

ASL: Your food is hot

Italian: Il vostro cibo è caldo

German: Ihr Essen ist heiß

Spanish: Tu comida está caliente

French: Votre nourriture est chaud

Friday, March 19, 2021

Swahili - My drink is cold


We just learned that in Swahili:
This house is big: Nyumba hii ni kubwa
This chair is small: Mwenyekiti ni mdogo

Let's learn about more things we see every day.

To say My drink is cold, we say Kinywaji changu ni baridi.

Here's how to say it:

Drink - Kinywaji - sounds like kee-n-y-wah-jee
- 文A


My - changu - sounds like chah-n-goo - 文A


is - ni - sounds like nee
- 文A


cold - baridi - sounds like bah-ree-dee
- 文A


So all together Kinywaji changu ni baridi sounds like kee-n-y-wah-jee chah-n-goo nee bah-ree-dee.

swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: Мой напиток холодный (Moy napitok kholodnyy)

Norwegian: Min drikke er kald

Greek: Το ποτό μου είναι κρύο (To potó mou eínai krýo)

ASL: My drink is cold

Italian: La mia bevanda è freddo

German: Mein Getränk ist kalt

Spanish: Mi bebida es fría

French: Ma boisson est froid

Friday, March 12, 2021

Swahili - The chair is small


We just learned that in Swahili this house is big is Nyumba hii ni kubwa.

Let's learn about more things we see every day.

To say The chair is small, we say Mwenyekiti ni mdogo.

chair - Mwenyekiti - sounds like m-way-n-yay-kee-tee
- 文A


is - ni - sounds like nee
- 文A


small - mdogo - sounds like m-doh-goh
- 文A


So all together Mwenyekiti ni mdogo sounds like m-way-n-yay-kee-tee nee m-doh-goh.

swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: Стул маленький (Stul malen'kiy)

Norwegian: Stolen er liten

Greek: Η καρέκλα είναι μικρή

ASL: This chair is small

Italian: La sedia è piccolo

German: Der Stuhl ist klein

Spanish: La silla es pequeña

French: La chaise est petit

Friday, March 5, 2021

Swahili - This house is big


We just learned that in Swahili we are surprised is Tunashangaa.

Let's learn about some of the things we see every day.

To say this house is big in Swahili you say Nyumba hii ni kubwa.

In Swahili you are really saying "House this is big".

House - Nyumba - sounds like nee-yoo-m-bah - 文A

this - hii - sounds like hee - 文A

is - ni - sounds like nee - 文A

big - kubwa - sounds like koo-b-wah - 文A



swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: Этот дом большой (Etot dom bol'shoy)
Norwegian: Dette huset er stort

Greek: Αυτό το σπίτι είναι μεγάλο (Aftó to spíti eínai megálo)

ASL: This house is big

Italian: Questa casa è grande

German: Das Haus ist groß

Spanish: Esta casa es grande

French: Cette maison est grande

Friday, February 26, 2021

Swahili - We are surprised


We just learned that in Swahili I am happy is Nina furaha,
you are sad is Una huzuni,
he is angry is Ana hasira,
and they are excited is Wanafurahi.

Let's learn how to say We are surprised.

Tunashangaa - Sounds like too-nah-shah-n-gah - 文A



swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: Мы удивлены (My udivleny)

Norwegian: Vi er overrasket

Greek: Είναι έκπληκτοι (Eínai ékpliktoi)

ASL: We are surprised

German: Wir sind begeistert

Spanish: Estamos sorprendido

French: Nous sommes surpris

Friday, February 19, 2021

Swahili - They are excited


We just learned that in Swahili I am happy is Nina furaha,
you are sad is Una huzuni,
and he is angry is Ana hasira.

Let's learn how to say they are excited.

Wanafurahi - Sounds like wah-nah-foo-rah-hee
- 文A



swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: Они взволнованы (Oni vzvolnovany)

Norwegian: De er begeistret

Greek: Είναι ενθουσιασμένοι

ASL: They are excited

Italian: Sono eccitati

German: Sie sind aufgeregt

Spanish: Ellos estan emocionados

French: Ils sont excité

Friday, February 12, 2021

Swahili - He is angry


We just learned that in Swahili I am happy is Nina furaha, and you are sad is Una huzuni.

Now let's learn how to say He is angry.

Ana hasira

He is - Ana - sounds like ah-nah - 文A

angry - hasira - Sounds like hah-see-rah - 文A


So all together Ana hasira sounds like ah-nah hah-see-rah.

swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: Он сердится (On serditsya)

Norwegian: Han er sint

Greek: Είναι θυμωμένος

ASL: He is angry

Italian: Lui è arrabbiato

German: Er ist wütend

Spanish: Él está enojado

French: Il est en colère

Friday, February 5, 2021

Swahili - You are sad


We just learned that in Swahili I am happy is Nina furaha.

Now let's learn how to say You are sad.

Una huzuni

You - Una - sounds like oo-nah - 文A

sad - huzuni - Sounds like hoo-zoo-nee - 文A


So all together Una huzuni sounds like oo-nah-hoo-zoo-nee.


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: Ты грустный (Ty grustnyy)

Norwegian: du er lei deg

Greek: Είσαι λυπημενος (Eísai lypimenos)

ASL: You are sad

Italian: Sei triste

German: Sie sind traurig

Spanish: Estas triste

French: Vous êtes triste

Friday, January 29, 2021

Swahili - I am happy


Last time we learned that the Swahili words for horse, sheep and duck are farasi, kondoo, and bata.

Let's learn how to say I am happy in Swahili!

We can break it up into a few words.

I am - Nina - sounds like nee-nah - 文A


happy - furaha - sounds like foo-rah-hah - 文A


Together Nina furaha sounds like nee-nah foo-rah-hah


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: Я (ya), счастлив (schastliv)

Norwegian: jeg er glad

Greek: Είμαι (Eímai) χαρούμενος (charoúmenos)

ASL: I am happy

Italian: Sono felice

German: Ich bin glücklich

Spanish: Estoy feliz

French: Je suis heureux

Friday, January 22, 2021

Swahili - Horse, sheep, duck


We know that in Swahili, dog is mbwa and cat is paka,
cow is ng'ombe, chicken is kuku, and pig is nguruwe.

Let's learn more animals!

horse - farasi - sounds like fah-rah-see - 文A


sheep - kondoo (ovtsa) - sounds like koh-n-doo - 文A


duck - bata - sounds like bah-tah - 文A



swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: лошадь (loshad'), овца (ovtsa), утка (utka)

Norwegian: hest, sau, and

Greek: άλογο, πρόβατα, πάπια

ASL: horse, sheep, duck

German: Pferd, Schaf, Ente

Spanish:caballo, oveja, pato

French:French - cheval, mouton, canard

Friday, January 15, 2021

Swahili - Cow, chicken, pig

We just learned that black white brown and gray in Swahili is nyeusi, white, brown, gray.

We already know that in Swahili, dog is mbwa and cat is paka.

Now let's learn about some farm animals!

cow - ng'ombe - sounds like ng-oh-m-bay - 文A

chicken - kuku - sounds like koo-koo - 文A

pig - nguruwe - sounds like ng-oo-roo-way - 文A




swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: корова (korova)курица (kuritsa), свинья (svin'ya)

Norwegian: ku, kylling, gris

Greek: αγελάδα, κοτόπουλο, χοίρο

ASL: cow, chicken, pig

Italian: mucca, pollo, maiale

German: Kuh, Huhn, Schwein

Spanish: vaca, pollo, cerdo

French: vache, poulet, porc

Friday, January 8, 2021

Swahili - Black, white, brown, gray

We just learned that in Swahili, red, orange and yellow are nyekundu, machungwa, manjano,
and green, blue, purple, pink are kijani, bluu, zambarau, nyekundu.

nyeusi, nyeupe, kahawia, kijivu Let's learn some more colors!

black - nyeusi - sounds like n-yay-oo-see - 文A

white - nyeupe - sounds like n-yay-oo-pay - 文A

brown - kahawia - sounds like kah-hah-wee-ah - 文A

gray - kijivu - sounds like kee-jee-voo - 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: черный (chernyy), белый (belyy), коричневый (korichnevyy), серый (seryy)

Norwegian: svart, hvit, brun, grå

Greek: μαύρο, λευκό, καφέ, γκρι

ASL: black, white, brown, gray

Italian: nero, bianco, marrone, grigio

German: schwarz, weiß, braun, grau

Spanish: negro, blanco, marrón, gris

French: noir, blanc, brun, gris

Friday, January 1, 2021

Swahili - Green, Blue, Purple, Pink

We just learned that in Swahili, red, orange and yellow are nyekundu, machungwa, manjano.

Let's learn more colors!

green - kijani - sounds like kee-jah-nee 文A

blue - bluu - sounds like bloo-oo - 文A


purple - zambarau - sounds like zah-m-bah-roo - 文A


pink - nyekundu - sounds like n-yay-koo-n-doo - 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: зеленый (zelenyy), синий (siniy), фиолетовый (fioletovyy), розовый (rozovyy)

Norwegian: grønn, blå, lilla, rosa

Greek: πράσινο, μπλε, μοβ, ροζ

ASL: green, blue, purple, pink

Italian: verde, blu, viola, rosa

German: grün, blau, lila, rosa

Spanish: verde, azul, morado, rosa

French: vert, bleu, violet, rose

Friday, December 25, 2020

Swahili - Red, Orange, Yellow

We just learned about the alphabet in Swahili.

Now let's learn some colors!

red - nyekundu - sounds like n-yeh-koo-n-doo - 文A


orange - machungwa - sounds like mah-ch-oo-n-g-wah - 文A


yellow - manjano - sounds like mah-n-jah-noh - 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: красный (krasnyy), оранжевый (oranzhevyy), желтый (zheltyy)

Norwegian: rød, oransje, gul

Greek: κόκκινο, πορτοκαλί, κίτρινο

ASL: red, orange, yellow

Italian: rosso, arancione, giallo

German: rot, orange, gelb

Spanish: rojo, naranja, amarillo

French: rouge, orange, jaune

Friday, December 18, 2020

Swahili Alphabet

We just learned how to Count to ten in Swahili.

The Swahili alphabet looks pretty much like the English one, but there are some letters missing, and some grouped letters that sound different.

Swahili does not use the letters q or x, and the letter c is always grouped with the letter h for a ch sound like in the word chew.

The grouped letters are ch, dh, gh, kh, ng', ny, sh, th and ts.

ch - like "ch" in chew
dh - like "th" in they.
gh - like the French "r" letter, which is made by almost closing up the back of your throat and then making a sound.
kh - like a cat hissing sound with the back of the throat.
ng' - like "ng" in ringer.
ny - like saying nyah nyah.
sh - like "sh" in shed.
th - like "th" in thumb.


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

The Russian alphabet: Аа, Бб, Вв, Гг, Дд, Ее, Ёё, Жж, Зз, Ии, Йй, Кк, Лл, Мм, Нн, Оо, Пп, Рр, Сс, Тт, Уу, Фф, Хх, Цц, Чч, Шш, Щщ, Ыы, Ээ, Юю, Яя

The Norwegian alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Æ, Ø, Å The Greek alphabet: Α, Β, Γ, Δ, Ε, Ζ, Η, Θ, Ι, Κ, Λ, Μ, Ν, Ξ, Ο, Π, Ρ, Σ, Τ, Υ, Φ, Χ, Ψ, Ω

ASL alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

The Italian alphabet looks the same as the English alphabet.

The German alphabet has the letters ä, ö, ü, ß

The Spanish alphabet:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G H, I, J, K, L, LL, M, N, Ñ O, P, Q, R, RR, S, T, U V, W, X, Y, Z

The French alphabet:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G H, I, J, K, L, M, N O, P, Q, R, S, T, U V, W, X, Y, Z

Friday, December 11, 2020

Swahili - Six, seven, eight, nine, ten

We learned in Swahili that 1-5 is moja, mbili, tatu, nne, tano.
Now let's count up to ten!

6 sita - sounds like see-tah - 文A

7 saba - sounds sah-bah - 文A

8 nane - sounds like nah-nay - 文A

9 tisa - sounds like tee-sah - 文A

10 kumi - sounds like koo-mee - 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Do you remember how to say it in other languages?

Russian: шесть (shest'), семь (sem'), восемь (vosem'), девять (devyat'), десять (desyat')

Norwegian: seks, syv, åtte, ni, ti

Greek: έξι, εφτά, οχτώ, εννέα, δέκα

ASL: Six, seven, eight, nine, ten

Italian: sei, setto, otto, nove, dieci

German: seis, sieben, acht, neun, zehn

Spanish: seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez

French: six, sept, huit, neuf, dix