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Introduction
John: Welcome to 3-Minute Swahili Season 1, Lesson 20 - Talking about Your Likes. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer the question "Do you like?" affirmatively in Swahili.
Body
John: Here's the way to ask "Do you like chocolate?" in Swahili.
Medina: [Normal] Je, unapenda chokoleti?
John: First is the question marker...
Medina: [Normal] je [Slow] je
John: Next is the word meaning "you like."
Medina: [Normal] unapenda [Slow] unapenda
John: Last is the word meaning "chocolate."
Medina: [Normal] chokoleti [Slow] chokoleti
John: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning "Do you like chocolate?"
Medina: [Slow] Je, unapenda chokoleti? [Normal] Je, unapenda chokoleti?
John: Here's the way to ask, "Do you like sweets?"
Medina: [Normal] Je, unapenda peremende?
John: First is the question marker...
Medina: [Normal] je [Slow] je
John: Next is the word meaning "you like."
Medina: [Normal] unapenda [Slow] unapenda
John: Last is the word meaning "sweets."
Medina: [Normal] peremende [Slow] peremende
John: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning "Do you like sweets?"
Medina: [Slow] Je, unapenda peremende? [Normal] Je, unapenda peremende?
John: Here's a response meaning "Yes I like it."
Medina: [Normal] Ndio, naipenda.
John: First is a word meaning "yes."
Medina: [Normal] ndio [Slow] ndio
John: Last is the word meaning "I like it."
Medina: [Normal] naipenda [Slow] naipenda
John: Listen again to the response, "Yes I like it."
Medina: [Slow] Ndio, naipenda. [Normal] Ndio, naipenda.
John: Here's a response meaning, "Yes I like them."
Medina: [Normal] Ndio, nazipenda.
John: First is a word meaning "Yes."
Medina: [Normal] ndio [Slow] ndio
John: Last is the word meaning "I like them."
Medina: [Normal] nazipenda [Slow] nazipenda
John: Listen again to the response, "Yes I like them."
Medina: [Slow] Ndio, nazipenda. [Normal] Ndio, nazipenda.
Cultural Insight
John: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Medina: You can use the same verb introduced in this lesson to declare your love to someone. You just have to say Nakupenda which means "I love you."

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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Hi Listeners, do you like studying?

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Dear Vinaigrette Girl,


Thank you for your feedback. You are right. Try to translate it and we correct it.


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This needs the phrases "No, I don't really care for sweets", or "No, thank you, I don't care for chocolate", or "I wish I could but I have diabetes" or other phrases that mean "No."


Or "No, and get away from me before I call the police." :-)