Chichewa

Learn Chichewa Lesson 4: Useful Statements 1-10

Lesson 4: Useful Statements 1-10

1) We will see each other.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Tionana.

‘Goodbye’ is replaced by such farewell as ‘We will see each other’. 

Tionana
English Chichewa
We Ti
see each other onana

2) All the best.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Zabwino zonse.

Zabwino zonse
English Chichewa
good things zabwino
all zonse

3) You are welcome – e.g. at home (We have received you.)

Chichewa
Chichewa
Takulandirani.

Malawian always welcome you with this phrase ‘Takulandirani’. 

Takulandirani
English Chichewa
We’ve Ta
you ku
receive landira
(suffix making polite) ni

4) Good day

Chichewa
Chichewa
Tsiku Labwino.

Tsiku Labwino
English Chichewa
day tsiku
good labwino

5) Good weekend

Chichewa
Chichewa
Weekend yabwino.

Weekend yabwino
English Chichewa
weekend weekend
good yabwino

6) Me too

Chichewa
Chichewa
Inenso.

Inenso
English Chichewa
me ine
too nso

7) You too

Chichewa
Chichewa
Inunso.

Inunso
English Chichewa
you inu
too nso

8) I am glad.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Ndasangalala.

Chichewa speakers generally express their happiness with such statement as ‘I’ve been glad’ instead of I am glad.

Ndasangalala
English Chichewa
I’ve Nda
be glad sangalala

9) I am sick / I am not sick / He is sick

Chichewa
Chichewa
Ndikudwala.

I am sick.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Sindikudwala.

I am not sick.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Akudwala.

He is sick.

Ndikudwala / Sindikudwala / Akudwala
English Chichewa
I Ndi
am ku
be sick dwala
not si
He A

10)  There is no problem.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Palibe vuto.

Palibe vuto
English Chichewa
There is Pali
no be
problem vuto
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