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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…

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      …

Bemba Lesson 15.1 – How to Ask a Question – WHAT? – To Want

One of the fastest ways of learning any language is by asking the right questions. Ici Bemba (the Bemba language) is no exception. One way of politely correcting someone is by asking him a question about what he is doing. Knowing how to ask a question and knowing when you are being asked one is…

Bemba Lesson 10 – At the Hospital

Some of the terms you are likely to come across at the clinic or hospital:     Good morning = Mwashibukeni    Good evening = Cungulopo mukwai    How are you? = Mulishani?    What brings you to the clinic today? = Cinshi camuleta kuno cipatala    ilelo?     Photo by Giuseppe Bollanti Do you have…

Bemba Lesson 5 – Family Relationships

Like all Zambian communities, the Bemba people have a close-knitted extended family life. This is reflected in the detailed terminology used to describe interpersonal relationships. An example of this is the fact that the terms to describe uncles and aunties refer to them as "small father" or "small mother."  Cousins are effectively referred to as…

Bemba Lesson 4: Visiting A Friend

In this lesson we cover some words you might want to use while visiting a friend. BEMBA.                       ENGLISH Odi                               May I come in? Kalibu (Odini)              You may come in Ingileni                         Please come / go in Ikaleni pa mupando.  Please be seated Bushe ba mayo epo bali?  Is the mistress at home? Bushe ba tata epo…