Swahili Negation

This is a lesson about negation in Swahili. This includes words or expressions used to form a negative form as opposted to the affirmative. For example "I don't understand".

No: Hapana
Nothing: Hakuna kitu
Not yet: Bado
No one: Hakuna mtu
No longer: Hakuna tena
Never: Kamwe
Cannot: Haiwezi
Should not: Haipaswi

The below examples demonstrate how to use the negation form in a sentence. Don't be shy to use of these expressions if you don't know something.

We don't understand: Hatuelewi
I do not speak Japanese: Sizungumuzi Kijapani
I cannot remember the word: Siwezi kumbuka neno hili
You should not forget this word: Haupaswi kusahau hili neno
No problem!: Haina noma
I don't know!: Sijui!
I'm not interested!: Sina nia!
Don't worry!: Usijali!
This is wrong: Hii ni makosa
This is not correct: Hii si sahihi
No one here speaks Greek: Hakuna mtu hapa anaongea kigiriki
I'm not fluent in Italian yet: Bado sina ufasaha kwenye Kiitaliano

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