nina is used to indicate "I have". In a practical sentence,
Mimi could be omitted, as
nina implies that you are talking about yourself.
Practice the five vocabulary words below for common classroom objects.
una means "you have".
You have a book.
tuna means "we have".
We have a paper.
mna means "you all have".
Do you all have a ruler?
wana means "they have". Notice the plural form for "pens" (
kalamu) is the same as the singular form.
Do they have pens?
Some words change in the plural, like
kitabu (book). When referring to more than one book, use
They have the books.
Certain words are pluralized differently based on their noun class, a concept that will be covered in the next unit. For now, you will have to practice to remember the plural of
You have notebooks.