This is a list of pronouns in Swahili. This includes subject, object, and the possessive. These are used on a daily basis, so don't skip this lesson. We start with the object pronouns such as "I, you, her ..."
|You (pl.): Nyinyi|
Here are samples to demonstrate how the object pronoun is used in a sentence.
|I love you: Ninakupenda|
|She is beautiful: Yeye ni mrembo
|We are happy: Sisi tuna furaha|
|They are dancing: Wao wanacheza densi|
Now we look into the subject pronoun such as "me, him, us, them ...".
|You (pl.): Nyinyi (wingi)|
These are examples to demonstrate how the subject pronoun is used in a sentence.
|Give me your phone number: Nipe nambari yako ya simu|
|I can give you my email: Ninaweza kukupa barua pepe yangu
|Tell him to call me: Mwambie anipigie|
|Can you call us?: Unaweza kutupigia simu?|
We reach now the possessive adjective part, used to refer to thing we possess. Examples: "my, our, their ...".
|Your (pl.): yako (wingi)|
Here are samples to demonstrate how the possessive adjective is used.
|My phone number is . . .: nambari yangu ya simu ni...|
|His email is . . .: barua pepe yake ni...
|Our dream is to visit Spain: ndoto yetu ni kuzuru Uhispania|
|Their country is beautiful: nchi yao inapendeza|
This is the possessive pronoun. Used as an alternative to the possessive adjectives above. Instead of saying "It is my dog" you can say "It is mine".
|Yours (pl.): vyenu (wingi)|
These are some examples of the possessive pronoun in a sentence.
|The book is mine: kitabu ni changu|
|Is this pen yours?: hii ni kalamu yako?
|The shoes are hers: viatu ni vyake|
|Victory is ours: ushindi ni wetu|
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