Can anyone explain to me the order of words in a Swahili sentence? I tend to get very confused what word goes where when translate from English to Swahili.
In a sentence it is usually Subject - Verb - Object. For a subject or object, the order is Noun - Personal possessive - Adjective(s) - Quantity - Demonstrative - Possessive.
Kitabu changu kikubwa hiki cha Kiswahili
(The big Swahili book of mine)
(From Wilson's "Simplified Swahili")
Was it any help? I'm on my phone, so I felt I couldn't write the most comprehensive answer, and I'm no Swahili expert... If something is still unclear, I can try to answer better tomorrow.
Yes, that is correct.
Mpishi anapiga vizuri
The chef cooks well (vizuri being an adverb here)