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Introduction
Dana: Welcome to 3-Minute Swahili Season 1, Lesson 9 - Using Adjectives. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use adjectives in simple sentences in Swahili.
Body
Dana: Here's the way to say "I am kind." in Swahili.
Medina: [Normal] Mimi ni mpole.
Dana: First is a word meaning "I."
Medina: [Normal] mimi [Slow] mimi
Dana: Next is the word meaning "am."
Medina: [Normal] ni [Slow] ni
Dana: Last is the word meaning "kind."
Medina: [Normal] mpole [Slow] mpole
Dana: Listen again to the phrase meaning "I am kind."
Medina: [Slow] Mimi ni mpole. [Normal] Mimi ni mpole.
Dana: Ok, now let's learn how to say "He is quiet."
Medina: [Normal] Yeye ni mtulivu.
Dana: First is a word meaning "He” or “she."
Medina: [Normal] yeye [Slow] yeye
Dana: Next is the word meaning "is."
Medina: [Normal] ni [Slow] ni
Dana: Last is the word meaning "quiet."
Medina: [Normal] mtulivu [Slow] mtulivu
Dana: Listen again to the phrase meaning "He is quiet."
Medina: [Slow] Yeye ni mtulivu. [Normal] Yeye ni mtulivu.
Dana: Following is the way to say "We are powerful."
Medina: [Normal] Sisi ni hodari.
Dana: First is a word meaning "We."
Medina: [Normal] Sisi [Slow] Sisi
Dana: Next is the word meaning "are."
Medina: [Normal] ni [Slow] ni
Dana: Last is the word meaning "powerful."
Medina: [Normal] hodari [Slow] hodari
Dana: Listen again to the phrase meaning "We are powerful."
Medina: [Slow] Sisi ni hodari. [Normal] Sisi ni hodari.
Dana: Finally is a way to say "You are wise."
Medina: [Normal] Wewe ni mwerevu.
Dana: First is a word meaning "You."
Medina: [Normal] Wewe [Slow] Wewe
Dana: Next is the word meaning "are."
Medina: [Normal] ni [Slow] ni
Dana: Last is the word meaning "wise."
Medina: [Normal] mwerevu [Slow] mwerevu
Dana: Listen again to the phrase meaning "You are wise."
Medina: [Slow] Wewe ni mwerevu. [Normal] Wewe ni mwerevu.
Cultural Insight
Dana: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Medina: Learning Swahili adjectives is important because they are used in daily conversation. Just remember that unlike in English, where the adjective doesn't change, in Swahili it has to agree with the noun class!

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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