Chichewa

Chichewa Lesson12

Conversations 1

MA TENSE (Present Habitual Tense)

 

1. Do you eat rice every day?

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
you mu
(present habitual tense) ma
eat dya
rice mpunga
every day tsiku lililonse
Yes Eee
I ndi
No Ayi
Not si

*It is possible to omit ’Kodi’ as the word introducing a question.

John
John
(Kodi) mumadya mpunga tsiku lililonse?

Do you eat rice every day?

Emma
Emma
Eee, ndimadya mpunga tsiku lililonse.

Yes, I eat rice every day.

Emma
Emma
Ayi, sindimadya mpunga tsiku lililonse.

No, I don’t eat rice every day.

2. Do you go to work at six?

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
you mu
(present habitual tense) ma
go pita
to ku
work ntchito
6 o’clock 6 koloko
Yes Eee
I ndi
No Ayi
Not si

John
John
(Kodi) mumapita ku ntchito 6 koloko?

Do you go to work at six?

Emma
Emma
Eee, ndimapita ku ntchito 6 koloko.

Yes, I go to work at six.

Emma
Emma
Ayi, sindimapita ku ntchito 6 koloko.

No, I don’t go to work at six.

3. Do you like beer?

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
you mu
(present habitual tense) ma
like konda
beer mowa
Yes Eee
I ndi
No Ayi
Not si

John
John
(Kodi) mumakonda mowa?

Do you eat like beer?

Emma
Emma
Eee, ndimakonda mowa.

Yes, I like beer.

Emma
Emma
Ayi, sindimakonda mowa.

No, I don’t like beer.

4. Do you like to eat fish?

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
you mu
(present habitual tense) ma
like konda
to ku
eat dya
fish nsomba
Yes Eee
I ndi
No Ayi
Not si

John
John
(Kodi) mumakonda kudya nsomba?

Do you like to eat fish?

Emma
Emma
Eee, ndimakonda kudya nsomba.

Yes, I like to eat fish.

Emma
Emma
Ayi, sindimakonda kudya nsomba.

No, I don’t like to eat fish.

5. Does he play football? 

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
he a
(present habitual tense) ma
play sewera
football mpira
Yes Eee
No Ayi
he doesn’t sa (x. si-a)

John
John
(Kodi) amasewera mpira?

Does he play football?

Emma
Emma
Eee, amasewera mpira.

Yes, he plays football.

Emma
Emma
Ayi, samasewera mpira.

No, he doesn’t play football.

6. Does Steven play football? 

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
he a
(present habitual tense) ma
play sewera
football mpira
Yes Eee
No Ayi
he doesn’t sa (x. si-a)

*In Chichewa, ‘he’ or ‘she’ is added after the name. ex) Steven, he plays football.

John
John
(Kodi) Steven amasewera mpira?

Does Steven play football?

Emma
Emma
Eee, Steven amasewera mpira.

Yes, Steven plays football.

Emma
Emma
Ayi, Steven samasewera mpira.

No, Steven doesn’t play football.

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