And why? What is sipendi? And what kukimbia? Kukimbia is infinite of running right? And how is sipendi build? Si the opposite of ni and "penda"?
kukimbiya literally means "to run"
and sipendi literally means "i dont like".
si = no/not
ni = it is
penda = like
kimbiya = run
ku = to
so the sentence goes like "si-pendi ku-kimbiya"
wouldnt "sipendagi kukimbiya" be right aswell
that is broken Swahili (did you hear this from a Kenyan?)
Kenyans use '-angi/-agi' a lot, usually in the context of habitual actions, but it's informal (and not grammatically correct). And 'kukimbia' has no 'y'
the word is 'kimbia'
Why is "sipendi" used here and not "ninapendi?" What is the difference between the two?
So.. sipendi means 'i don't like'.
I understood the part with -a that turns into -i (in a negative sentence), but I don't understand the 'si'. Does it stand for 'i don't'? How would you say 'you don't like'?
Si is the negative form of ni. And when using it, if the last letter of the word is an a, it turns into an i.
Ninapenda = sipendi