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Swahili Lesson: Andrew's Swahili List of Prepositions and Conjunctions

Description:   A pretty long list of Swahili prepositions with a few grammar notes.

Created by: wanderkarm
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Card # Swahili English Image
1
Chumba cha kulia
A room to eat in
2
Insert E or I suffix. Eg. Aliandika / Aliandikia
Prepositional form of the verb, Do something to, for or on behalf of someone
3
Kuhusu
About
4
Maneno ya busara
Words of wisdom
5
Nimetoka kwa rafiki
I have come from my friend
6
Umetokea wapi?
Where do you come from?
7
Wamehamia Tanzania
The have moved to Tanzania
8
When the previous vowel is A,I,U then insert "I". If the previous vowel is E or O insert "E"
Vowel Harmony Rule
9
au
or
10
baada ya (baada ya chakula nitapumzika)
after (only about time)
11
badala ya
Instead of
12
bila
without
13
chini ya (wanafanya kazi chini ya mwalimu)
below, under (literally and figuratively)
14
ila
except
15
ingawa
although
16
juu ya (alipanda juu ya mti)
over, on top, concerning, about, responsibility of
17
kabla ya (Tutaenda kabla ya usiku)
before (only about time)
18
kama
like, if
19
kando ya
beside, by the side
20
karibu na
near to
21
kati ya
between, among, in the midst of
22
kwa
to, by
23
kwa habari ya
about, concerning
24
kwa hivyo
therefore
25
kwa sababu
because
26
kwamba
that
27
kwenye
on, at, in, by
28
lakini
but
29
mbali ya
far from
30
mbele ya (endelea mbele)
before, in front of, farther on, in a prominent place
31
mpaka
up to, as far as
32
na
and, with
33
ndani ya
inside of ,within
34
nje
outside of
35
nyuma ya
behind, beyond, in back of
36
sawa na
equal to
37
tangu
since
38
tofauti na
different from
39
wa
of (for m/wa)
40
ya
of (n/n)
41
zaidi ya
more than

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