The Most Important Verbs in Swahili

The heart of every language lies in its verbs. If you can correctly recognize and form verbs, you have already mastered the most important aspect of grammar.
To immediately start expressing a lot in Swahili, you only need five verbs in the beginning.
These are:
  1. to have
  2. to be
  3. to go
  4. can
  5. to do
Learn these five Swahili verbs in the present tense in all six conjugated forms by heart: I go, you go, he/she/it goes, we go, you (plural) go, they go.
Also learn the past and future forms of the verbs to have, to be, to go, and to do.
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to have
kuwa na (kumiliki)
I have
mimi nina
you have
wewe una
he has
yeye ana
we have
sisi tuna
you have
nyinyi mna
they have
wao wana
to be
I am
mimi ni
you are
wewe ni
he is
yeye ni
we are
sisi ni
you are
nyinyi ni
they are
wao ni
to go
I go
nina enda
you go
una enda
he goes
ana enda
we go
tuna enda
you go
mna enda
they go
wana enda
I can
you can
he can
we can
you can
they can
to do
I do
nina fanya
you do
he does
we do
you do
they do
I had
mimi ni -nge
you had
wewe unge
he had
yeye ange
we had
sisi tunge
they had
wao wange
I was
mimi nilikuwa
you were
wewe ulikuwa
he was
yeye alikuwa
we were
sisi tulikuwa
you were
nyinyi mlikuwa
I went
mimi nilienda
you went
wewe ulienda
he went
yeye alienda
we went
sisi tulienda
you went
nyinyi mlienda
they went
wao walienda
you did
wewe ulifanya
he did
yeye alifanya
we did
sisi tulifanya
you did
nyinyi mlifanya
they did
wao walifanya
I will have
mimi nitakuwa na
you will have
wewe utakuwa na
he will have
yeye atakuwa na
we will have
sisi tutakuwa na
you will have
nyinyi mtakuwa na
they will have
wao watakuwa na
I will be
mimi nitakuwa
you will be
wewe utakuwa
he will be
yeye atakuwa
we will be
sisi tutakuwa
you will be
nyinyi mtakuwa
they will be
wao watakuwa
I will go
mimi nitaenda
you will go
wewe utaenda
he will go
yeye ataenda
we will go
sisi tutaenda
you will go
nyinyi mtaenda
they will go
wao wataenda
I will do
mimi nitafanya
you will do
wewe utafanya
he will do
yeye atafanya
we will do
sisi tutafanya
you will do
nyinyi mtafanya
they will do
wao watafanya
Is there ... ?
May I ... ?
je ninaruhusiwa
I need ...
Where is ... ?
Iko wapi
What is ... ?
ni nini
How much is ... ?
bei ghai
I would like to have ...
Can you ... ?

The verb forms will also be taught to you in the language course from Sprachenlernen24 right in the first few days with the help of a verb trainer, as they are essential in any language.
If you learn just 100 words in addition to these verbs at the beginning, you can already have basic conversations after only about three hours of study time.
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