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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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Hi everyone! Have you ever been in Kenya? If not, where would you like to go?

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Shukrani sana for your comment! 😇❤️️


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Shukrani sana for your comment! 😇❤️️

If you have any questions, please let us know! 😉


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Alexis
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Shukrani Sana! If I had a daughter I would name her Asante Sana. Sounds so beautiful!

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Jambo Ted,

Asante sana for your kind feedback! 😇❤️️ We are very happy to hear your nice words, it means a lot to us!

We hope you will progress fast with your Swahili. If you ever have any questions, please let us know! 😉


Jambo Geraldine (Njeri),

That's fantastic!!! 😎 We are sure you two will have a fantastic time there! ❤️️ How long are you staying? 😉


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Geraldine (Njeri)
Tuesday at 04:06 AM
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I taught for a year in Kenya in 1988. This summer I will be going back with my 17 year old son. I'm trying to remember my Swahili. Can't wait to be back in Nairobi!

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Tuesday at 04:00 AM
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I was so afraid of getting started learning Swalii, however once I got started, the teacher is excellent and I am loving the lessons. I have written each lesson on some cards to study through the day and will get back to the other lessons once I’ve mastered them. I will be coming to Kissi Kenya this year and the lessons will be very helpful. Thanks so much😁

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Asante sana for commenting. To Mombasa? That's fantastic! Have a pleasant stay there! How long are you going to stay? 😇 Let us know if you have any questions! Good luck with your Swahili studies! 😉


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Shikamoo, I will go too Mombasa Kenya

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Asante sana for your kind comment. We are very happy to hear you like our lesson! We hope to see you around often in the future. Good luck with your Swahili and if you have any questions, please let us know immediately. 😉


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