Basic Dictionary 6 (Numbers / Adverbs)
The old number system is now mainly used only for counting things up to five. For yourself at this point, you can primarily use the modern system, which is basically just the English numbers with Chichewa pronunciation. It is almost universally used for numbers higher than five.
From one to five must be used with prefixes (a, zi and i), but there are no prefixes used from six, so all the classes work with the modern number words in the same way.
Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. In English, examples of adverbs include:
I walk quickly. I swim well. They hardly want it.
|later / another time||nthawi ina|
|a lot / very much||kwambiri|
|quickly / early||mofulumira|