Chichewa

Chichewa Lesson13

Conversations 2

KU TENSE (Present Continuous Tense)

 

1. Are you learning Chichewa?

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
you mu
(present continuous tense) ku
learn phunzira
Chichewa Chichewa
Yes Eee
I ndi
No Ayi
Not si

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

John
John
(Kodi) mukuphunzira Chichewa?

Are you learning Chichewa?

Emma
Emma
Eee, ndikuphunzira Chichewa.

Yes, I am learning Chichewa.

Emma
Emma
Ayi, sindikuphunzira Chichewa.

No, I’m not learning Chichewa.

2. Are you going to school?

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
you mu
(present continuous tense) ku
go pita
to ku
school sukulu
Yes Eee
I ndi
No Ayi
Not si

John
John
(Kodi) mukupita ku sukulu?

Are you going to sukulu?

Emma
Emma
Eee, ndikupita ku sukulu.

Yes, I’m going to school.

Emma
Emma
Ayi, sindikupita ku sukulu.

No, I’m not going to school.

3. Do you want water? (Are you wanting water?)

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
you mu
(present continuous tense) ku
want funa
water madzi
Yes Eee
I ndi
No Ayi
Not si

John
John
(Kodi) mukufuna madzi?

Do you want water? (Are you wanting water?)

Emma
Emma
Eee, ndikufuna madzi.

Yes, I want water. (I’m wanting water.)

Emma
Emma
Ayi, sindikufuna madzi.

No, I don’t want water. (I’m not wanting water.)

4. Do you want to drink water? (Are you wanting to drink water?)

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
you mu
(present continuous tense) ku
want funa
to ku
drink mwa
water madzi
Yes Eee
I ndi
No Ayi
Not si

John
John
(Kodi) mukufuna kumwa madzi?

Do you want to drink water? (Are you wanting to drink water?)

Emma
Emma
Eee, ndikufuna kumwa madzi.

Yes, I want to drink water. (I’m wanting to drink water.)

Emma
Emma
Ayi, sindikufuna kumwa madzi.

No, I don’t want to drink water. (I’m not wanting to drink water.)

5. Does he want water? (Is he wanting water?)

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
he a
(present continuous tense) ku
want funa
water madzi
Yes Eee
I ndi
No Ayi
He doesn’t sa (x. si-a)

John
John
(Kodi) akufuna madzi?

Does he want water? (Is he wanting water?)

Emma
Emma
Eee, akufuna madzi.

Yes, he wants water. (he’s wanting water.)

Emma
Emma
Ayi, sakufuna madzi.

No, he doesn’t want water. (He’s not wanting water.)

6. Does Steven want water? (Is Steven wanting water?)

Vocabulary
English Chichewa
(word introducing a question) Kodi
he a
(present continuous tense) ku
want funa
water madzi
Yes Eee
I ndi
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 akufuna madzi?

Does Steven want water? (Is Steven wanting water?)

Emma
Emma
Eee, Steven akufuna madzi.

Yes, Steven wants water. (Steven is wanting water.)

Emma
Emma
Ayi, Steven sakufuna madzi.

No, Steven doesn’t want water. (Steven is not wanting water.)

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