KISWAHILI FOR BEGINNERS: The Impersonal and the reciprocal forms of verbs

We proceed with our topic  The Impersonal and the reciprocal forms of verbs

Fuata,follow                   fuatana,follow one another

amkia,greet                     amkiana greet each other

ambia , tell.                     ambiana,tell one another

gonna,scold.                  gombezana, scold each other

piga,hit.                          Pigana, fight each other

epa, avoid.                     epana, avoid each other

vuta,pull.                        vutana,pull one another

When the reciprocal na is added to the -eka and -ika forms,it does not change the meaning of that verb form,but forms a stative verb;

kuoneka(not used).                           Kuonekana, to be seen,visible

Kujulika (not used).                            Kujulikana,to be known

Kupatika(not used).                           Kupatikana,to be available

Kuwezeka,(not used).                         Kuwezekana to be possible

Exercise

Translate into Swahili

1.The thief has been seen in town

2.It is not possible to go now,letvus wait a little

3,He is well known and loved by many people

Rewrite the following sentences using the correct forms of the words in brackets:

1.Sukari hai ,…(kupatikana)hapa siku hizi

2.wezi wame…(kukamata)na polisi

3.kazi hii.,…..(kuwezekana Leo)

 

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