Question: How do you say hi in Swahili?

How do you say hi in Kenya?

The most common greeting among those who speak Swahili is Hujambo (Hello) or the more colloquial greeting of Jambo. Both greetings can be responded with the phrase sijambo, which means I am well. Other common greetings in contemporary Kenya include sasa or Mambo.

How do you say please in Tanzania?

Key Swahili phrases♦ “Hello”: “Hujambo”, often shortened to “jambo”. You can also use “habari” which roughly translated means “Whats the news about….?”. ♦ “How are you?”: Ask “habari gani?”. ♦ “Please”: “Tafadhali”♦ “Thank you (very much)”: “Ahsante (sana)”♦ “Goodbye”: “Kwaheri”19 Dec 2019

Is Swahili hard to learn?

How hard is it to learn? Swahili is said to be the easiest African language for an English speaker to learn. Its one of the few sub-Saharan African languages that have no lexical tone, just like in English. Its also much easier to read as you read out Swahili words just the way they are written.

What is the longest word in Swahili?

Kipikikusikitishacho Kipikikusikitishacho is the longest word in the Swahili language. It means “What´s bothering you?” This word is used in combination with Kipi.

What does Sema mean in Swahili?

saySwahiliEnglish1.sema kwa mshangao (verb)to exclaim (verb)2.sema kwa sauti (verb) Synonym: piga keleleto shout (verb)

Whats the main religion in Kenya?

The government estimates as of 2019 approximately 85.5 percent of the total population is Christian and 11 percent Muslim. Groups constituting less than 2 percent of the population include Hindus, Sikhs, Bahais, and those adhering to various traditional religious beliefs.

Is Swahili easier than English?

How hard is it to learn? Swahili is said to be the easiest African language for an English speaker to learn. Its one of the few sub-Saharan African languages that have no lexical tone, just like in English. Its also much easier to read as you read out Swahili words just the way they are written.

Is Swahili a dying language?

When you move across the East African region, you will be shocked by the way the language is slowly dying. In Tanzania where Swahili is still comparatively strong—there are signs that the youth are more inclined to speak English.

Is Swahili easy to learn?

How hard is it to learn? Swahili is said to be the easiest African language for an English speaker to learn. Its one of the few sub-Saharan African languages that have no lexical tone, just like in English. Its also much easier to read as you read out Swahili words just the way they are written.

Which country speaks Swahili?

Its a national language in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and an official language of the East African Community which comprises Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Its use is spreading to southern, western and northern Africa.

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