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Swahili Conversation Needed

If there is anyone who could help me practice Swahili (I'm a native English speaker), I'd be very grateful. I don't have much use for the lingots, so I'd be willing to exchange all of mine as I get them for some good language practice!

May 21, 2017

31 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DeArchitect

Mambo Kat! Sema. Mimi ni Mtanzania :)

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

Asante!

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DeArchitect

Karibu!

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DanLye3

Mimi ni Mfaransa.

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

Pole, nini faransa?

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

Mfaransa = French person

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

I will gladly help!

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

Thank you! I'm just starting to learn, so I can't say I won't make embarrassing mistakes

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

It's okay. I do too. The grammar is confusing.

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Habari za leo?

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

Sijambo, asante kaka :) Kiswahili ni lugha nzuri

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Ndiyo! Ujue ninahitaji kuenda mapema. Lakini, ninacheka mbona hawafundishi ndiyo na hapana!

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

Pole, sielewi- Kiingereza tafadhali?

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

I said: Yes! You should know I need to go early. But, I laugh why they don't teach yes and no!

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

haha mimi pia! Mimi nilikuwa na kujifunza kutoka Google

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Unatoka wapi? Nchi nini?

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

Marekani. Na wewe je?

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Mimi pia. Unaenda mchezo nini?

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

mchezo au nchi?

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Pole. Nilitaka kusema unapenda mchezo nini?

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

If I understand you right- "Sorry, I wish you'd say what game?"

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Not exactly. It's "Sorry. I wanted to say what sport do you like?" The literal translation was "Sorry. I wanted to say you like game what?" because that's how the grammar works.

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

Ah, still figuring that out. :) Mimi si kweli kama mchezo, hata hivyo ninapenda kutembea

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Haha. Ninapenda mchezo zote, ninafikiri. Mwaka yangu ni kumi na mbili. Mwaka yako nini?

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

Mimi ni kumi na nane- una kichwa kuanza! haha

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Leigh_Anne_

From my understanding, pole doesn't quite mean sorry! It's more used to express sympathy. If someone stubbed their toe or someone is sick or very tired, you'd say pole. Whereas "samahani" translates to sorry the way you all are using it - as an apology for something you have done or cause. I hope that helps!

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

Thank you!

May 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Haha! Chakula kizuri yako nini? Ninapenda sushi.

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenHa570895

Ooh sushi ni nzuri, ninapenda samaki ^_^ Nililelewa kakita bandari.

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Kwamba ni poa sana! Rangi zuri yako nini? Ninapenda njano kwa sababu ya ndimu.

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

Habari! Ninatoka Australia, lakini sasa ninakaa Ujerumani. Unakaa wapi?

May 30, 2017

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