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Bemba Lesson 29 – How is …?

How are you? Muli shani? (pl.) Uli shani?(sing.) How is your family? Ulupwa luli shani? How is the baby?  Umwana ali shani? How are the children? Abana bali shani? How is Bwalya? Ba Bwalya bali shani?(pl.) Bwalya ali shani?(sing.) How is work? Incito ili shani? How is the fruit? Ifisabo fili shani? How is the…

Do you Know Any New Bemba Words?

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“Last night I saw something that I have never seen before. A young woman took a smooth stone out of her bag. She touched it and it started glowing in the dark. She pointed at it and the face of her mother appeared on the surface of the stone. She touched the face with her…

Bemba Proverbs And Sayings

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Amapinda Ne Nsoselo “Amasuku yakutolelwa mapompo.” English Meaning: That is to say: Do not leave a task that you can manage to do with others because it may not be done as you expected or it might be spoiled. Bemba Meaning: Emukutila: Wilalekela ababiyo ukuti bakubombele umulimo untu wingakwanisha ukubomba wemwine pantu limbi kuti bakulufyanishisha.…

Bemba Proverbs and Sayings

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Amapinda Ne Nsoselo We ushishi njili soimwene mulunweno. That is to say: You who does not know the person we were talking about, come and see him now. Emukutila: Mune weushaishiba ulya muntu twalelandapo, ala somumone uyu.

Do You Charge Your Child to Teach Him?

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Letters From a Retired Miner Greetings my friends. I want to say that Joseph Mwila Bwembya is only a baby, but in his brains he is a wise man.  This is why he said let me write a book to explain the sayings of my Bemba ancestors. I wish other young men and women can…

Bemba Names for Books of the Bible

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One way of learning Bemba words is to look at practical applications. Here is an example of such an application with a list of all the Books of the Bible followed by their Bemba names. OldTestament      Amabuku ya mu Cipingo ca Kale Genesis           Ukutendeka Exodus      …

Laws of Nature in Bemba

Newton's First Law of Motion

A friend received this translation of the Laws of Nature, from a friend of a friend, and forwarded it to me. It is too good not to share: Science taught in Bemba (1) FARADAY’s LAW Whenever there is a change in the magnetic flux linking a circuit, an EMF is produced in that circuit the magnitude…

Bemba Lesson 18 – Around the House

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For clarity, we have left a gap between the pronoun and the verb. In practice, this is written without a gap, e.g. “Nde ipika” should be written as “Ndeipika,” Here is a list of the verbs that have been covered in this lesson: Clean, Cook Dance Eat Read Shower, Sleep Walk, Watch TV Cleaning I…

“Pa Nsaka” – Bemba Proverbs & Sayings – 1

A book by Joseph Mwila Bwembya Joseph Mwila Bwembya has shared some Bemba sayings and proverbs here on KitweOnline. He has compiled even more Bemba wisdom into Part 1 of “Pa Nsaka” – Bemba Proverbs and Sayings“, published on Lulu.com. To buy your printed copy, click on the image below. PA NSAKA is a compilation…