Learn Chibemba

Chibemba är ett av många bantu-språk som täcker ett stort geografiskt område i Afrika söder om Sahara. De kommer från en verbal tradition och uTalk har det bredaste utbudet på marknaden. Substantiv klassificeras annorlunda, till exempel beroende på om de är ett djur, en växt eller en människa.Detta kan förändra hur en mening fungerar. Men oroa dig inte, det är lätt att uttala och du kommer snart att få häng på det.

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Where Is It Spoken?

Zambia

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Bantu

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Fun facts about Chibemba

Chibemba is a tonal language with only two tones but learners must be careful to distinguish 'ulúpwá', meaning 'family', from 'úlupwá' meaning 'aubergine'!

Like its close relative Swahili, Chibemba is a Bantu language. English words borrowed into Chibemba are adapted to the pronunciation and grammar. A 'kettle' is an 'áka-etulo' but 'kettles' are 'útu-etulo'.

All things, living and non-living, are classed into specific groups identifiable by their prefix, which has singular and plural equivalents.

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