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Introduction
Dana: Welcome to 3-Minute Swahili Season 1, Lesson 3 - Manners. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to thank other people in various ways in Swahili.
Body
Dana: Here's the way to say “Thank you.” in Swahili.
Medina: [Normal] Shukran
Dana: This expression has only one word, which means “Thank you.”
Medina: [Normal] Shukran [Slow] Shukran
Dana: Listen again to the word meaning “Thank you.”
Medina: [Slow] Shukran [Normal] Shukran
Dana: Ok, now let's see the way to say “Thank you very much.”
Medina: [Normal] Asante sana.
Dana: First is another word meaning “Thank you.”
Medina: [Normal] Asante [Slow] Asante
Dana: Last is the word meaning “very much.”
Medina: [Normal] sana [Slow] sana
Dana: Listen again to the phrase meaning “Thank you very much.”
Medina: [Slow] Asante sana. [Normal] Asante sana.
Dana: Following is the way to say “Thank you, gladly.”
Medina: [Normal] Asante, kwa furaha.
Dana: First, again, is the word meaning “Thank you.”
Medina: [Normal] Asante [Slow] Asante
Dana: Last is the phrase meaning “gladly.”
Medina: [Normal] kwa furaha [Slow] kwa furaha
Dana: Listen again to the phrase meaning “Thank you, gladly.”
Medina: [Slow] Asante, kwa furaha. [Normal] Asante, kwa furaha.
Dana: Finally is a way to say “Thanks for everything.”
Medina: [Normal] Asante kwa kila kitu.
Dana: First, again, is the word meaning “Thank you.”
Medina: [Normal] Asante [Slow] Asante
Dana: Next is the word meaning “for.”
Medina: [Normal] kwa [Slow] kwa
Dana: Last is the word meaning “everything.”
Medina: [Normal] kila kitu [Slow] kila kitu
Dana: Listen again to the phrase meaning “Thanks for everything.”
Medina: [Slow] Asante kwa kila kitu. [Normal] Asante kwa kila kitu.
Cultural Insight
Dana: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Medina: If you're not sure about whether to use Asante or Asante sana, keeping it simple is always your safest bet. You don't have to worry about formal or informal situations. Asante can be used on its own with just about anyone, anywhere, and at any time!

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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