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Introduction
John: Welcome to 3-Minute Swahili Season 1, Lesson 11 - How to Read Prices. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to read prices in Swahili.
Body
John: Here's the way to say "One shilling." in Swahili.
Medina: [Normal] Shilingi moja.
John: First is a word meaning "shilling."
Medina: [Normal] shilingi [Slow] shilingi
John: Last is the word meaning "one."
Medina: [Normal] moja [Slow] moja
John: Listen again to the phrase meaning "One shilling."
Medina: [Slow] Shilingi moja. [Normal] Shilingi moja.
John: Ok, now let's see the way to say "Ten shillings."
Medina: [Normal] Shilingi kumi.
John: First is a word meaning "shillings."
Medina: [Normal] shilingi [Slow] shilingi
John: Last is the word meaning "ten."
Medina: [Normal] kumi [Slow] kumi
John: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Ten shillings."
Medina: [Slow] Shilingi kumi. [Normal] Shilingi kumi.
John: Next is the way to say "Fifty-five shillings."
Medina: [Normal] Shilingi hamsini na tano.
John: First is a word meaning "shilling."
Medina: [Normal] shilingi [Slow] shilingi
John: Next is the word meaning "fifty."
Medina: [Normal] hamsini [Slow] hamsini
John: Last is the word meaning "and five."
Medina: [Normal] na tano [Slow] na tano
John: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Fifty-five shillings."
Medina: [Slow] Shilingi hamsini na tano. [Normal] Shilingi hamsini na tano.
John: Finally is a way to say "Twenty-six shillings and seventy cents."
Medina: [Normal] Shilingi ishirini na sita na senti sabini.
John: First is a word meaning "shilling."
Medina: [Normal] shilingi [Slow] shilingi
John: Next is the way to say “twenty six.”
Medina: [Normal] ishirini na sita [Slow] ishirini na sita
John: Next is the word meaning "and"
Medina: [Normal] na [Slow] na
John: Last is the word meaning "seventy cents."
Medina: [Normal] senti sabini [Slow] senti sabini
John: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Twenty-six shillings and seventy cents."
Medina: [Slow] Shilingi ishirini na sita na senti sabini. [Normal] Shilingi ishirini na sita na senti sabini.
Cultural Insight
John: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Medina: Kenyan currency is in shillings. Since the amount is the same as the names of the numerals, it is easy to say the amount in Swahili. Just add shilingi before the amount.

Outro

John: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Medina: Tuonane!

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