This is how you would refer to yourself.
When describing yourself in the present tense, use
You can also use
mimi ni to state your profession. Select a profession from the dropdown menu to see its translation.
Notice that the words "a" and "an" don't have a Swahili equivalent.
This is how you would refer to a single person you are talking to.
How do you think you would say this?
The Swahili word for "nice" is the same as the word for "good".
You are nice.
Are you American?
How would you tell someone you are an American?
Yes, I am American.
This is the formal way to say "no". You may also hear a Swahili speaker say
la instead of
si is the opposite of
ni - you often hear this sound when talking about something in the negative.
I am not American.
Tell someone that you are not from Tanzania.
No, I am not Tanzanian.
This is how you would refer to any African person.
How about you?
Na wewe je?
I am good, how about you?