Dialogue #5. More verb use in simple conversation.
Mumbi- Hujambo Charity. Habari yako?
Hello Charity. How are you?
Charity- Sijambo Mumbi. Mimi ni mzima. Na wewe?
Hello Mumbi. Me, I am fine. And you?
Mumbi- Mzuri. Ninasikia njaa. Unataka kupika chakula kwa sisi na watoto?
Fine. I am feeling hungry. Do you want to cook food for us and the children?
Charity- Ndiyo. Ninataka kupika chakula.
Yes. I want to cook food.
Mumbi- Watoto wangu wanapenda kula irio na wanapenda kunya maziwa.
My children like to eat irio and they like to drink milk.
Charity- Mzuri. Mimi, wakati ninaamka asuhuhi, ninakunya maziwa moto.
Good. Me, when I awake in the morning I drink hot milk.
Mumbi- Kwanza, ninahitaji sufiria na kijiko kikubwa. Unaona sufiria?
First, I need a cooking pot and a big spoon. Do you see the cooking pot?
Charity- Ndiyo, iko hapa. Watoto wako wanapenda kucheza mpira?
Yes, it is here. Do you children like to play soccer?
Mumbi- Ndiyo, wanapenda kucheza na kukimbia. Wakati wanacheza sana, wanalala mzuri. Kupika irio tunahitaji mahindi, viazi, na sukuma wiki.
Yes, they like to play and to run. When they play a lot, they sleep very well. To cook irio we need corn, potatoes, and spinach.
Charity- Ninaenda shambani kupata vitu vile.
I am going to the farm to get those things.
Mumbi- Shambani ni karibu au mbali kutoka hapa?
Is the farm close or far from here?
Charity- Shamba ni karibu sana.
The farm is very close.
Mumbi- Mzuri. Ninaanza moto kuchemsha maji. Ninapata maziwa pia.
Good. I am lighting the fire and I am beginning to boil the water. I am getting milk too.
Charity- Ninarudi baada ya dakika kumi. Sasa sawa?
I am returning after ten minutes. OK?
Mumbi- Sawa sawa. Kwa heri.
That is OK. Good bye.
Charity- Kwa heri. Good bye.
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New vocabulary from dialogue #5
Baada ya- after
Iko hapa- it is here
Irio- traditional kikuyu food
Karibu- near or welcome
Kijiko kikubwa- big spoon. Kijiko- spoon
Kuchemsha- to boil
Kucheza- to play
Kukimbia- to run
Kula- to eat
Kunya- to drink
Kupata- to get
Kupika- to cook
Moto- hot or fire
Mpira- ball, soccer, rubber material
New vocabulary from dialogue #5.
Ninaamka- I am waking
Ninaanza- I am beginning
Ninahitaji- I am needing. From the verb Kuhitaji- to need.
Ninakunya- I am drinking
Ninarudi- I am returning
Ninasikia njaa- I am feeling hungry. Njaa- hunger
Sawa sawa- OK
Sisi- Us. First person plural pronoun.
Sufiria- cooking pot
Sukuma wiki- spinach
Unaona- You are seeing
Vile- those. Demonstrative of the Ki/Vi noun class
Wakati- time, at the time of
Wanalana- they are sleeping
Wangu- First person possessive of two or more things. Yangu if it is possession of one thing.
Wanpenda- they are liking.
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