How can I learn to speak swahili online?

November 16, 2007 by  

Is there any website, like babelfish, that can translate english to swahili? I realy need to learn it. I want to work in Africa when I get older and I think its best to start learning some now. Any ideas?

The babelfish website & another college website that used to be able to translate Swahili had to close due to lack of funding. Some of the Rosetta Stone or Berlitz courses may be accessible online.

Swahili is actually relatively easy to pick up as a language. Unlike English, each letter is pronounced the same way every time it’s used, so you don’t have to worry about dipthongs or changing sounds. Also, double vowels (like “oo”) are just long o sounds, like the English “boat” not “pool”.

Good luck with the swahili. Utaweza kufahamu Swahili. Hongera sana.

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7 Responses to “How can I learn to speak swahili online?”

  1. Laura on October 25th, 2006 7:47 am

    id like to know too.
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  2. Grumpy Dufus on October 25th, 2006 7:48 am

    I only know one word in Swahili so I can teach you that, but the rest you will need to learn somewhere else.

    Dashiki means Doggy style in Swahili
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    Don't be a menace in South Central while drinkin your gin & juice in the hood.

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  3. bmhhpd on October 25th, 2006 7:48 am

    Try Rossetta Stone Online, and I think Swahili is an interesting language, and I'd also be interested in learning. I am African American. Arab is also a interesting number. I'm Learning German Now.
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  4. mysterious_gal1984 on October 25th, 2006 7:50 am

    jambo!

    theres some basic swahili on this website:

    http://www.word2word.com/coursead.html#swahili

    you'll learn some basic vocab and grammar.

    this site also looks quite good:

    http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/Learn/Swahili.asp

    good luck xxx
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  5. Kevin H on October 25th, 2006 10:15 am

    Type "learn sweahili" in your google search engine, and you might find something.

    I want to learn Finnish.
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  6. Kwa Nini Hufahamu? on October 25th, 2006 11:18 am

    The babelfish website & another college website that used to be able to translate Swahili had to close due to lack of funding. Some of the Rosetta Stone or Berlitz courses may be accessible online.

    Swahili is actually relatively easy to pick up as a language. Unlike English, each letter is pronounced the same way every time it's used, so you don't have to worry about dipthongs or changing sounds. Also, double vowels (like "oo") are just long o sounds, like the English "boat" not "pool".

    Good luck with the swahili. Utaweza kufahamu Swahili. Hongera sana.
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    life in Tanzania

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  7. Francis Ngige on October 2nd, 2010 9:57 pm

    I am am native and a professional Swahili tutor and looking for people who wish to learn to speak and write Swahili online and will send them Visual CDs for sounds and vowels for a small fee per lesson.
    Contact me on the above e-mail address for further information
    Thank you

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