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Learn Chichewa Lesson 9: 10 Useful Commands and Orders

Lesson 9: 10 Useful Commands and Orders

1) Give me water.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Ndipatseni madzi.

Ndipatseni madzi.
English Chichewa
me ndi
give patsa
water madzi
suffix making polite ni

‘Patse’ means ‘should give’. When the ending of verbs changes to ‘e’, it means ‘should___’.

2) Give us ___.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Tipatseni___.

Tipatseni___.
English Chichewa
us ti
give patsa
suffix making polite ni

‘Patse’ means ‘should give’. When the ending of verbs changes to ‘e’, it means ‘should___’.

3) Give him ___.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Apatseni___.

Apatseni___.
English Chichewa
him a
give patsa
suffix making polite ni

‘Patse’ means ‘should give’. When the ending of verbs changes to ‘e’, it means ‘should___’.

4) Go there.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Pitani apo.

Pitani apo.
English Chichewa
go pita
suffix making polite ni
there apo

5) Come here.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Bwerani pano.

Bwerani pano.
English Chichewa
come bwera
suffix making polite ni
here pano

6) Wait a little.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Dikirani pang’ono.

Dikirani pang’ono.
English Chichewa
wait dikira
suffix making polite ni
a little pang’ono

7) Speak slowly.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Lankhulani pang’ono pang’ono.

Lankhulani pang’ono pang’ono.
English Chichewa
speak lankhula
suffix making polite ni
slowly pang’ono pang’ono

8) Let’s go.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Tiyeni.

Tiyeni.
English Chichewa
Let’s go Tiye
suffix making polite ni

9) Let’s eat.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Tiyeni tidye.

Tiyeni tidye.
English Chichewa
Let’s go Tiye
suffix making polite ni
we ti
eat dya

When the ending of verbs changes to ‘e’, it means ‘should___’.

10) Let’s drink.

Chichewa
Chichewa
Tiyeni timwe.

Tiyeni timwe.
English Chichewa
Let’s go Tiye
suffix making polite ni
we ti
drink mwa

When the ending of verbs changes to ‘e’, it means ‘should___’.

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