Bemba Lesson 16 – Small Talk

 

Yes = Ee (Mukwai)

No = Awe (Mukwai)

Please = Napapata

Excuse me = Banjeleleko (Mukwai)

Thank you = Natotela (Mukwai)

You are welcome = Cilifye (Mukwai)

Pardon? (I beg your pardon) = Amuti (shani)?

I don’t understand = Nshumfwile

Can you say that again, please? = Mwati shani (mukwai)

Please speak slowly = Landeni panono panono

Do you speak English? = Mwalishibe cisungu?

Where can I find the toilet? = Nikwisa ningasanga icimbusu?

What is your name? (Singular) = Niwe nani shina?

What is your name? (Plural) = Nimwe bani shina?

What are your names? = Nimwe bani amashina?

How old are you? (Respectful) = Muli nemyaka inga iyakufyalwa?

How old are you? = Uli ne myaka inga iyakufyalwa?

I am …. Years old = Ndi nemyaka ….

Where do you live? (Pl) = Mwikala kwi?

Where do you live? (Sing.) = Wikala kwi?

What is your job? (Pl.) = Mubomba ncito nshi?

What is your job? (Sing.) = Ubomba ncito nshi?

Would you like to go to ….? = Kuti mwatemwo kuya ku …….?

Please give me … = Mpeniko ….

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