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 […]

Rwanda : Ingereka ngirwa (-W-)

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

Amazi aranyobwa : Water is drunk. Umwana agomba kurerwa : A child must be brought up. Ubwenge burigwa ahantu hose : Knowledge is learnt everywhere Abana bakundwa n’ababyeyi bombi: children are cherised by both parents. Icyongereza ni ururimi ruvugwa ku isi yose : English is a language which is spoken all around the world. U Rwanda rusurwa n’abanyamahanga kubera umutekano […]

Rwanda : Inyunguramagambo ku itangazamakuru (media vocabulary)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 14. Mar, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amakuru : News Gutangaza : Disseminate/publish Ibiganiro by’ibitangazamakuru : Programmes Ibitangazamakuru : media Igitangazamakuru : medium Ikinyamakuru : newspaper Itangazo rigenewe abanyamakuru : Press release Itegeko rigenga itangazamakuru : Media law Kuniga itangazamakuru :  to muzzle media Kunyomoza amakuru : to dismiss news Radiyo yigenga : Private-run radio Televisiyo y’igihugu : State-run television Umunyamakuru : […]

Rwanda : Inyumane (compound conjunctions)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 14. Mar, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mbere yo: before  e.g. Ndaguhamagara mbere yo kugenda (I will call you before I leave). Nyuma yo : after  e.g. Nyuma yo kwiga, tujya murugo (After studying, we go home). Aho : Instead of e.g. Aho gushora imari i Burayi, nayishora iwacu (Instead of investing in Europe, I can invest in my homeland). Imbere ya: in front […]

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 […]

KUBAZA-HE/NDE/-Ki (QUESTIONS WHERE AND WHO)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 16. Feb, 2012 | 0 Comments

Urajya he ? Where are you going to ? Utuye he ? Where do you live ? Bavuye he ? Where are you coming from ? Mukora he ? Where do you work ? Mushiki we yize he ? Where did her  sister study ? Ni nde muvugana ? Who are you speaking to ? Uturanye na nde ? Who is your […]

INYUNGURAMAGAMBO (VOCABULARY)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 16. Feb, 2012 | 0 Comments

Perezida wa Repubulika : President of Republic Minisitiri w’intebe : Premier Minister Abaminisitiri : Ministers Inteko ishinga  amategeko : Parliament Abadepite : Parliamentarians Sena : Senate Abasenateri : Senators Intara z’u Rwanda : Rwandan Provinces Intara y’Iburasirazuba : Eastern Province Intara y’Iburengerazuba : Western Province Intara y’Amajyepfo : Southern Province Intara y’Amajyaruguru : Nothern Province […]

Rwanda | IBINYAZINA NYEREKA (DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVES)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 15. Feb, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Uyu mwana- This kid= uyu mwana ni mutoya (This child is young) Aba bana-These kids= aba bana ni batoya (These children are young) Uriya muhanda- That road = uriya muhanda ni mugari (That road is wide) Iriya mihanda- Those roads= iriya mihanda ni migari (These roads are wide) Wa mugabo- That man= wa mugabo […]

Rwanda | IBINYAZINA NGENGA (POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 15. Feb, 2012 | 0 Comments

Umwana wanjye- My child Abana banjye- My children Umurima wawe- Your arable field Imirima yawe- Your arable fields Umukobwa we- Her daughter Abakobwa be – Her daughters Umuryango wacu- Our family Imiryango yacu – Our families Umukurambere banyu-  Your ancestor Abakurambere banyu- Your ancestors Umwarimu wabo- Their teacher Abarimu babo- Their teachers N.B. Ibinyazina ngenga […]

Rwanda : UBUKEYA/UBWINSHI-UMU-IMI (SINGULAR=PLURAL)

Posted by in Teaching Kinyarwanda on 14. Feb, 2012 | 0 Comments

Umugezi-imigezi (stream-streams) : Noga mu mugezi (I swim in the stream) Umurima-imirima (arable field-arable fields) : Simfite umurima wo guhinga (I don’t have an arable field to dig) Umuhini-imihini (pestle-pestles) : Ntufite umuhini wo gusekura  (You don’t have a pestle to pound cassava ) Umukandara-imikandara (belt-belts) : Ntafite umukandara wo kwambara (He doesn’t have a belt to fasten) Umuvugo- […]