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INTRODUCTION
In this lesson, we’ll continue to learn more phrases that will help you with basic etiquette. Swahili people are very hospitable. They use phrases of gratitude quite a lot. Even though you may not get the chance to use Karibu (the phrase for “You're welcome”) during your trip to Kenya , there’s a very good chance you'll hear it. So let’s have a closer look at it!
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In Swahili, “You’re welcome” is
Karibu.
Let's break it down:
(slow) Ka - ri - bu.
Once more:
Karibu.
Literally this means “near.”
That will be :
(slow) Ka - ri - bu.
Karibu.・
You might sometimes hear Hakuna shida, which means “No problem.”
Hakuna shida.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Ha - ku - na Shi - da.
Once more:
Hakuna shida.
This phrase starts with the word hakuna, which means “there is none.”
(slow) Ha - ku - na
Hakuna
Next we have shida, meaning “problem.”
(slow)shi - da
shida
Again, the whole phrase is
(slow) Ha - ku - na Shi - da.
Hakuna shida.
You can emphasize Hakuna shida by adding hata, which means literally “at all.”
(slow) hata,
hata,
You could say Hakuna shida hata, “No problem at all,” a stronger expression than just Hakuna shida.
(slow) Ha - ku - na Shi - da ha - ta
Hakuna shida hata
Of the expressions we have seen, please keep in mind that you can use Karibu and Hakuna shida in any situation, formal or informal. But Hakuna shida hata tends to be used on more informal occasions.

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Wednesday at 06:30 PM
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Hi everyone! Did you know these words before?

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Wednesday at 10:15 PM
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Jambo Alexis,


Sorry for the contradiction. In case you want to translate you can simply use the dictionary on the search bar on swahilipod101.com for correct translations. Please note that, in Swahili, the adverb comes after the verb. For example; 'shiba sana' and not 'sana shiba'. Also note that, its 'sijashiba' not 'hakuna Shiba' although you did well as a beginner when you say 'hakuna Shiba' people will understand your expression. Continue enjoying your Swahili learning experience.


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Alexis
Friday at 03:04 AM
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I translated sana shiba on google translate and it basically came out with the opposite meaning. I also put in Hakuna Shiba and Shiba. Someone needs to contact Google!

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Habari Paul,


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Jambo Vuga


Thank you for your questions.


1. Hakuna shida 👉🏽 No problem. Yes both of them are right and can be used interchangeably just no problem and no worries.


2. Karibu 👉🏽 Welcome or You're welcome? When you say karibu you either mean welcome or you're welcome. or for the latter you may add. 'uko karibu'.


3. How do you say "Welcome in Kenya" - you say 'Karibu Kenya'


Feel free to ask for further clarification. Continue enjoying the Swahili learning experience.


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Wednesday at 09:18 PM
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Good day Swahili Team


Thanks again for an enlightening lesson. However I have 3 questions I'd like to be clarified on:


1. Hakuna shida 👉🏽 No problem. I thought you say hakuna mathata. How are they different?


2. Karibu 👉🏽 Welcome or You're welcome? Please clarify how you say the 2 phrases in Swahili. Thanks.


3. How do you say "Welcome in Kenya" In other words using karibu in context?