Jifunze Kiswahili

We proceed with our topic Swahili verbs

The past Tense

nilisoma, I read.                                                    Tulisoma, we read

Ulisoma, you read.                                                Mlisoma, you read

Alisoma, he/she read.                                          Walisoma ,they read

The future Tense

Nitasoma, I shall read.                                          Tutasoma, we shall read

Utasoma, you will read.                                          Mtasoma, you will read

Atasoma, he/she will read.                                     watasoma, they will read

THE MONOSYLLABIC VERBS

These verbs are called monosyllabic because without the prefix tu,they have only one syllable each ,e.g la,ja,fa,nywa,wa,Taking the verb kula,”to eat”we have:

Present Tense

Ninakula,I eat ; I am eating.                                           Tunakula,we eat;we are eating

Unakula,you eat,                                                               mnakula, you eat;

You are eating.                                                                  You are eating

Anakula,he/she eats:                                                         wanakula,they eat;

He is eating.                                                                         They are eating

Perfect Tense

Nimekula, I have eaten;                                                       tumekula, we have eaten

Umekula, you have eaten;                                                    mmekula, you have eaten.

Amekula,he/she,has eaten.                                                 Wamekula ,they have eaten

Past Tense

Nimekula,I ate.                                                                      Tulikula we are

Ulikula,you ate.                                                                      Mlikula ,you will ate

Alikula,he/she ate.                                                                Walikula they ate

Future Tense

Nitakula,I shall eat;                                                                   Tutakula,we shall eat

Utakula,you will eat;                                                                mlikula, you will eat

Atakula,he/she will eat;                                                            watakula,they will eat

Vocabulary

Simba,lion

Sasa,now

Mbwa,dog

Paka cat

So this is the end of our topic Swahili verbs

Habari Zifananazo

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