Bemba Lesson 6 – Greetings

For the first time, you can add fun to learning Bemba by following the audio lessons.

ENGLISH                                   BEMBA

Hello                                                     Muli shani?  

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Welcome                                             Mwaiseni 

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How are you?                                     Muli shani? 

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I'm fine, thanks. How are you?  Ndifye bwino. Naimwe ngamuli shani? 

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Good morning                                    Mwashibukeni 

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Good afternoon (Resting)                 Mwatandaleni 

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Good afternoon (Working)                Mwabombeni 

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Good evening                                    Chungulopo mukwai

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Good night                                          Sendamenipo umutende

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Goodbye                                             Shalenipo 

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Have a nice day (Resting)                Tandalenipo umutende 

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Have a nice day (Working)               Bombenipo umutende 

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See you later                                     Tukamonana limbi 

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  8 comments for “Bemba Lesson 6 – Greetings

  1. April 8, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Thank you so much for the audio translations. Nothing else has helped me learn any Bemba – now I can say hello, I’m fine how are you, and goodbye. I’m going to Zambia in just 4 weeks!

    • JS
      April 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Hi Susan,
      Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you are finding these lessons useful.
      We will have more audio in future.
      Have a nice trip.

      • July 25, 2013 at 5:11 pm

        Zambia is wonderful! I want to go back to stay. Thank you again!

        • JS
          July 26, 2013 at 10:46 am

          Let’s hope your wish will come true. It is a beautiful country.

  2. Mike
    April 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Natotela sana, I'm from the Netherlands & I'm trying to learn iciBemba so I can speak with my Zambian grandmother. Actually hearing the sounds makes a huge difference so thanks a lot!

    • Editor
      April 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Mike, we are glad to learn that you find the lessons useful. We’ll try and include more audio lessons.
      We could do one entitled “A day with grandma.” If you have any particular words you would like to see included in the lesson, let us know.

  3. Mpundu
    December 29, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Please put up more Audio. Words like Please, Thank you, Just every day sentences. I'm trying to learn bemba but its hard without hearing it. I thank you so much for your hard work

    • Editor
      January 1, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Mpundu,
      A very happy new year to you.
      Thanks for your feedback.
      We will certainly post some more audio lessons this year.

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