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Introduction
Dana: Welcome to 3-Minute Swahili Season 1, Lesson 2 - Greetings. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to greet someone in Swahili when you arrive and when you leave.
Body
Dana: Here's the way to say “Hello.” in Swahili.
Medina: [Normal] Habari.
Dana: This expression has only one word, which means “Hello.”
Medina: [Normal] habari [Slow] habari
Dana: Listen again to the word meaning “Hello.”
Medina: [Slow] Habari. [Normal] Habari.
Dana: Ok, now let's see the way to say “Good evening.”
Medina: [Normal] Habari ya jioni.
Dana: First is a word meaning “hello,” again.
Medina: [Normal] habari [Slow] habari
Dana: Next is the word meaning “of”
Medina: [Normal] ya [Slow] ya
Dana: Last is the word meaning “evening.”
Medina: [Normal] jioni [Slow] jioni
Dana: Listen again to the phrase meaning “Good evening!”
Medina: [Slow] Habari ya jioni! [Normal] Habari ya jioni!
Dana: Following is the way to say “Goodbye.”
Medina: [Normal] Kwaheri.
Dana: This expression has only one word, which means “goodbye.”
Medina: [Normal] kwaheri [Slow] kwaheri
Dana: Listen again to the word meaning “Goodbye.”
Medina: [Slow] Kwaheri. [Normal] Kwaheri.
Dana: Finally is a way to say “See you later.”
Medina: [Normal] Tuonane baadaye.
Dana: First is a word meaning “see.”
Medina: [Normal] Tuonane [Slow] Tuonane
Dana: Last is the word meaning “later.”
Medina: [Normal] baadaye [Slow] baadaye
Dana: Listen again to the phrase meaning “See you later.”
Medina: [Slow] Tuonane baadaye. [Normal] Tuonane baadaye.
Cultural Insight
Dana: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Medina: In formal situations, Kenyans commonly greet each other by shaking hands. But, if we meet someone we are very friendly with, we hug each other. Don't be afraid to do so with your Kenyan friends—it's normal!

Outro

Dana: 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Did you already know any of these greetings?

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Friday at 10:28 PM
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Jambo Obote,

Karibu sana. Tuonane wiki ijao. Continue enjoying the Swahili learning experience.


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Asante Kwa Somo Tuonane Wiki Ujao