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Introduction
John: Welcome to 3-Minute Swahili Season 1, Lesson 19 - Using Negation. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to state essential negative statements in Swahili.
Body
John: Here's the way to say "I don't have a pen." in Swahili.
Medina: [Normal] Sina kalamu.
John: First is a word meaning "I don't have."
Medina: [Normal] sina [Slow] sina
John: Last is the word meaning "pen."
Medina: [Normal] kalamu [Slow] kalamu
John: Listen again to the phrase meaning "I don't have a pen."
Medina: [Slow] Sina kalamu. [Normal] Sina kalamu.
John: Ok, now let's see the way to say "I don't have time."
Medina: [Normal] Sina wakati.
John: First is a word meaning "I don't have."
Medina: [Normal] sina [Slow] sina
John: Last is the word meaning "time."
Medina: [Normal] wakati [Slow] wakati
John: Listen again to the phrase meaning "I don't have time."
Medina: [Slow] Sina wakati. [Normal] Sina wakati.
John: Next is the way to say "I don't know."
Medina: [Normal] Sijui.
John: First is a word meaning "I don't."
Medina: [Normal] si [Slow] si
John: Last is the word meaning "know."
Medina: [Normal] jui [Slow] jui
John: Listen again to the phrase meaning "I don't know."
Medina: [Slow] Sijui. [Normal] Sijui.
John: Finally is a way to say "I don't understand."
Medina: [Normal] Sielewi.
John: First is a word meaning "I don't."
Medina: [Normal] si [Slow] si
John: Last is the word meaning "understand."
Medina: [Normal] elewi [Slow] elewi
John: Listen again to the phrase meaning "I don't understand."
Medina: [Slow] Sielewi. [Normal] Sielewi.
Cultural Insight
John: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Medina: In Swahili, negative phrases follow a certain pattern. In this lesson we saw the negation marker si- an equivalent of the English "I don't..." which is used when talking about oneself.

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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Let's practice here! Try translating this statement: 'I don't have it.'