Rwanda : Inyunguramagambo ku ngendo (Transport vocabulary)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 26. Mar, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amafaranga y’itike : Travel fares Gare : Taxi park Imodoka ikora tagisi : Cab Gari ya moshi : Train Guhaguruka ku indege : To take off Guhaguruka : To set off/out (journey) Kugwa ku indege : to touch down Ikibuga cy’indege : Airport Imodoka : vehicle Indege : Airplane Ipikipiki : Motorcycle Kuvamo mu modoka : to alight Tike y’indege : airplane ticket Umushoferi : Driver Umupilote : Pilot Gusaba […]

IBYUNGO (CONJUNCTIONS)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 02. Mar, 2012 | 0 Comments

Petero na Pawulo ni abavandimwe : Peter and Paul are relatives. U Rwanda n’ u Burundi ni ibihugu bituranye : Rwanda and Burundi are neighboring countries. Yariye inyama n’ubugari : She ate meat and cassava paste. Baziga imibare n’ubutabire muri kaminuza : They do mathematics and chemistry at university. Ndagura imyenda cyangwa inkweto : I will purchase clothes or shoes. […]

Rwanda : INDANGAHANTU (PREPOSITIONS)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 24. Feb, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ngiye ku isoko- I am going to market. Batuye i Kigali- They live in Kigali. Akora ku karere- He/she works in the district. Ubu Petero ari mu rugo- At present, Peter is at home. Mu gitondo, noza amenyo- In the morning, I brush  teeth. Batewe n’abajura mu ijoro ryakeye- They were attacked by thieves during […]

INZAGIHE (SIMPLE FUTURE)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 12. Feb, 2012 | 0 Comments

Indango yemeza (Affirmative)    Indango ihakana (Negative) Nzagenda (I will go)                     Sinzagenda (I will not go) Uzagenda (You will go)                Ntuzagenda (You will not go) Azagenda (He/She will go)            Ntazagenda (He/She will go) Tuzagenda (We will go)                Ntituzagenda (We will not go) Muzagenda (You will go)              Ntimuzagenda (You will not go) Bazagenda (They will go)              Ntibazagenda […]

INSHINGA MU IMBUNDO (INFINITIVES)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 12. Feb, 2012 | 0 Comments

Guhagurika : to stand up Gukaraba : to wash (face/hands) Gukubura : to clean Gukunda : to love/to like Gusenga : to pray Gusoma : to read Guteka : to cook Koga umubiri : to bathe/to have a bath Kugera : to arrive Kumesa : to wash clothes Kumva : to hear/ to listen Kureba : […]

INDAGIHE /SIMPLE PRESENT

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 12. Feb, 2012 | 0 Comments

Indango yemeza (Affirmative)     Indango ihakana (Negative) Ndasoma : I read                          Sinsoma : I don’t read Urasoma : You read                     Ntusoma : You don’t read Arasoma : He/she reads                Ntasoma : He/she doesn’t read Turasoma : We read                     Ntidusoma : We don’t read Murasoma : You read                  Ntimusoma : You don’t read Barasoma : They read                  […]

KUVUGA ISAHA : TELLING TIME

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 21. Jan, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ni saa ngahe ? What time is it ? Ni saa sita zuzuye : It’s twelve o’clock. Urajya gukora saa ngahe ? What time will you go to work ? Ndajya gukora saa moya mu kadomo: I will go to work at seven on the dot. Turajya guhaha saa mbiri n’igice : We will go shopping at eight thirty […]

SHOWING DIRECTION- KUYOBORA

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 18. Jan, 2012 | 0 Comments

Urajya hehe ? Where are you going to ? Ngiye ku guhaha muri Simba. I’m going shopping to Simba supermarket. Ugiye guhaha iki ? what are you going shopping ? Mushobora kunyobora ! : Please could you show me the way to Simba Supermarket ? Komeza imbere ! : Go straight ! Kata ibumoso ! : Turn/bear left ! Manuka metero ijana ! Go down […]

FOODSTUFFS- IBIRIBYA

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 18. Jan, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Ukundakuryaiki ?What do youenjoyeating ? Nkundakurya…. : I enjoyeating….. Ibirayi : Irish potatoes Ibijumba : Sweetpotatoes Imyumbati : Cassava Amateke/ibikoro :  Yams Ubugari : Cassavapaste Ibishyimbo : Beans Amashaza : Peas Ubunyobwa : Proundnuts/peanuts Umuceri : Rice Wangakuryaiki ? : What do youdislikeeating ? Nangakurya : I awfullydislikeeating Soya : Soya beans Ibigori : maize Inyama : meat Amagi : […]

SHOWING DIRECTION- KUYOBORA

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 17. Jan, 2012 | 0 Comments

Urajya hehe ? Where are you going to ? Ngiye ku guhaha muri Simba. I’m going shopping to Simba supermarket. Ugiye guhaha iki ? what are you going shopping ? Mushobora kunyobora ! : Please could you show me the way to Simba Supermarket ? Komeza imbere ! : Go straight ! Kata ibumoso ! : Turn/bear left ! Manuka metero ijana ! Go down […]