Swahili Pronouns

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 ..."

I: Mimi
You: Wewe
He: Yeye
She: Yeye
We: Sisi
You (pl.): Nyinyi
They: Wao

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 ...".

Me: Mimi
You: Wewe
Him: Yeye
Her: Yeye
Us: Sisi
You (pl.): Nyinyi (wingi)
Them: Wao

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 ...".

My: yangu
Your: yako
His: yake
Her: yake
Our: yetu
Your (pl.): yako (wingi)
Their: yao

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".

Mine: yangu
Yours: yako
His: yake
Hers: yake
Ours: yetu
Yours (pl.): vyenu (wingi)
Theirs: yao

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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