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Swahili Grammar Videos

List of Sections

1. Swahili Spelling and Pronunciation

2. Languages and Nationalities

3. Adjectives

4. Prepositions, Demonstratives and Possessives

5. Numbers and Time Expressions

6. Pronouns and Noun Classes

7. The Noun Prefix "Ku"

8. Other Swahili Cases

9. Verbs

10. The Present Tense

11. The Perfect Present Tense

12. The Habitual Tense

13. Imperative Forms

14. Interrogatives

15. The Past Tense

16. The Passive Extension

17. The Causative Extension

18. All, Any and Other

19. If, When and Which

20. Conditionals and Hypotheticals

21. The Relative Clause

22. The Subjunctive Participle

23. The Reciprocal Particle

24. The Reflexive Infix


1. Swahili Spelling and Pronunciation

Vowels

Consonants

2. Languages and Nationalities

Names of languages

Nationalities

3. Adjectives

Swahili adjectives, explained

4. Prepositions, Demonstratives and Possessives

Places and prepositions

Uses of the preposition "kwa"

The association marker "a" – "of"

Swahili demonstratives

Possessives

Possession marker "enye"

5. Numbers and Time Expressions

Days of the week

Numbers

Telling time

Dates, months and years

6. Pronouns and Noun Classes

Pronouns

Noun class agreement

"Mahali" noun class

"U" and "n" noun class

7. The Noun Prefix "Ku"

"Ku," part 1

"Ku," part 2

"Ku," part 3

8. Other Swahili Cases

Direction and place

The object infixes for people

The locative suffixes "ko," "po," and "mo"

9. Verbs

Verb conjugation, part 1

Verb conjugation, part 2

The present tense negation

10. The Present Tense

Present tense of "to be"

The present tense negation

11. The Perfect Present Tense "Me"

The present perfect tense "me"

The tense "me" with "mesha"

The tense "me" with statives

12. The Habitual Tense

The habitual tense "hu"

13. Imperative Forms

Imperatives in Swahili

14. Interrogatives

Questions and answers

15. The Past Tense

The past tense of "to be" and "to have"

The past tense negation

16. The Passive Extension

The passive extension "wa"

17. The Causative Extension

The causative extension in Swahili

18. All, Any and Other

"Ingi" - "many," "ingine" – "another/other"

"All"/"whole" - "ote," "any" - "-o-ote-"

19. If, When and Which

"Ki" and "kama" - "if"

Affix "po" - "when"

"Ipi" – "which"

20. Conditionals and Hypotheticals

The conditional/hypothetical "nge," "ngali"

21. The Relative Clause

The relative clause "amba"

22. The Subjunctive Participle

The Swahili subjunctive and negation

23. The Reciprocal Particle

The reciprocal "na"

24. The Reflexive Infix

The reflexive infix "ji" in Swahili