UNIT OBJECTIVES By the end of this unit, you should be able to: Properly conjugate in the affirmative and negative subjunctive Give polite commands Use the “-sha-” infix to indicate action that has already happened Recognize the present indefinite tense Use the narrative tense when telling stories in the past tense Master the following grammar: Swahili […]

 UNIT OBJECTIVES By the end of this unit, you should be able to: Describe location in general, specific, and internal terms Use prepositions properly Create Relative Clauses and use Direct and Relative Infixes in conjugated verbs Master the following vocabulary: Swahili Unit 11 Vocabulary NEW CONTENT Locatives  “Uko wapi?” “Niko sokoni.” One of the questions you’ll […]

UNIT OBJECTIVES By the end of this unit, you should be able to: Modify adjectives beginning with consonants and vowels for nouns of all classes Form and use adverbs properly Form basic descriptive sentences (subject, verb, object, adjective) Master the following vocabulary: Swahili Unit 10 Vocabulary NEW CONTENT Here’s the lecture audio, if you’d like to […]

UNIT OBJECTIVES By the end of this unit, you should be able to: Properly indicate association among items Properly indicate possession between items Recognize other complex modifiers Master the following vocabulary: Swahili Unit 9 Vocabulary NEW CONTENT Lecture audio, if you wish to follow along: – POSSESSIVES AND ASSOCIATIVES You may recall the introductory questions, “jina […]

UNIT OBJECTIVES By the end of this unit, you should be able to: Negate verbs in all basic tenses for subjects in all noun classes Form compound verb constructions Master the following vocabulary: Unit 8 Vocabulary NEW CONTENT Here’s the lecture audio, if you’d like to listen along: STROVE: NEGATIONS Now that you are experts of […]

Direct Commands Giving a direct command to a single person is probably the simplest thing to do grammatically in Swahili. To give a direct command, all we need to do is say the basic, unconjugated form (verb root + verb end) of the necessary verb. When giving direct commands with monosyllabic verbs, we keep the […]

UNIT OBJECTIVES By the end of this unit, you should be able to: Count to a billion in Swahili Describe numbers of objects for nouns of all classes Tell Swahili Time Master the following vocabulary: Swahili Unit 7 Vocabulary NEW CONTENT Here’s the lecture audio, if you’d like to listen along: KUHESABU: TO COUNT Basic Numbers […]