Chichewa

Learn Chichewa Lesson 3: Self-introduction

Lesson 3: Self-introduction 

3. Self-introduction

1) What (who) is your name?

VOCABULARY
English Chichewa
name dzina
your lanu
who ndani
my langa
is ndi

PATTERN

English Chichewa
What (who) is your name? Dzina lanu ndani?
My name is     name     . Dzina langa ndi     name     .

When Chichewa speakers ask name, they use ‘who’ instead of ‘what’.

CONVERSATION

Dzina lanu ndani?

What (who) is your name?

Mike
Mike
Dzina langa ndi Mike.

My name is Mike.

 

2) I am     name / job / nationality     .

VOCABULARY
English Chichewa
I’m Ndine
I’m not Sindine
teacher / teachers mphunzitsi / aphunzitsi

not = si

CONVERSATION

Emma
Emma
Ndine Emma.

I’m Emma.

Emma
Emma
Ndine mphunzitsi.

I’m a teacher.

Emma
Emma
Sindine British.

I’m not British.

 

3) Where do you come from?

VOCABULARY
English Chichewa
You do Mu ma
come from chokera
where kuti
I do Ndi ma

PATTERN

English Chichewa
Where do you come from? Mumachokera kuti?
I come from     place     . Ndimachokera ku     place     .

Mumachokera kuti? = You do come from where?

CONVERSATION

Mumachokera kuti?

Where do you come from?

Ndimachokera ku London.

I come from London.

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