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INTRODUCTION
Wherever your destination may be, manners are a must! Kenya is no different. So in our very first lesson, we'll be teaching you a simple phrase that is bound to come in handy throughout your trip to Kenya. I can’t stress this enough: A little bit of language can go a long way!
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In Swahili, “Thank you” is
Asante.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) A - sa - n - te.
Once more:
Asante.
The word asante literally means “thanks”
(slow) A - sa - n - te
Asante
This will be:
(slow) A - sa - n - te.
Asante.
You can emphasize Asante by adding sana, which means literally “a lot” or “so much.”
(slow) sa - na
sana
That makes Asante sana, which would be equivalent to “Thank you so much,” a politer expression than just Asante.
Let’s break that down:
(slow) A - sa - n - te sa - na
Once more:
Asante sana.
There will be occasions when you will really want to show your appreciation and politeness. On these occasions, you should use the expression shukran. In daily life, however, people use ‘shukrani’.
So “Thanks” in Swahili is
Shukrani.
And “Many thanks” is
shukrani sana.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) shu - kra - ni sa - na.
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Once more:
shukrani sana.
The first word is shukrani, which means something like “thanks.”
(slow) shu - kra - ni
The second word, sana (“a lot”), is used to make the phrase more polite.
All together, it’s
(slow) shu - kra - ni sa - na.

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Wednesday at 6:30 pm
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Hi everyone! Have you ever been in Kenya? If not, where would you like to go?

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shukrami sana

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shukrami sana

I hope I can lern more 😄

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MY FRIEND IS FROM KENYA AND UGANDA

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Thank you for your question. We always say to our visitors, 'Karibu Kenya, Hakuna matata!,' Welcome to Kenya, There are no problems. There are many things to do in Kenya. it is a beautiful country with many tourists sites, and it depends with the purpose of your visit. Is it for holiday or work? Keep it here at SwahiliPod101.com so that you can learn. For example, you can browse through https://www.swahilipod101.com/swahili-resources/ to learn a lot. I am still waiting for you we continue chatting at premium myteacher chat system.


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Habari. I am going to Nairobi in September. Any advice for me on what to do?

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