Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Preface

1. Kobanda – to start
1.1 Exchanging greetings
1.2 Introducing yourself
1.3 Basic pronunciation
1.4 Getting started – The first verbs and words
1.5 The first 10 verbs
1.6 The first 10 words
1.7 And a few other important bits
1.8 Subject pronouns
1.9 Personal pronouns
1.10 Prepositions
1.11 ‘No’s, ‘if’s, ‘and’s and ‘but’s – indispensable helper words

2. Koyeba – to know
2.1 The basic tenses – past, present, future and imperative
2.1.1 The present tense
2.1.2 The past tense
2.1.3 The future tense
2.1.4 The imperative tense
2.2 Conjugating the first 10 verbs
2.3 Creating simple sentences
2.3.1 Simple sentences in the affirmative
2.3.2 Simple sentences in the negative
2.3.3 Using infinitive verb forms
2.4 More verbs and words
2.4.1 10 more verbs
2.4.2 And some more words
2.5 Irregular verbs – kokende, koya and kolia

3. Kosila – to finish
3.1 Action tenses
3.1.1 Simple present tense
3.1.2 Present progressive tense
3.1.3 Past progressive tense
3.2 The subjunctive form
3.3 Lingala verbs and nouns
3.4 Colours and numbers
3.4.1 Colours
3.4.2 Numbers

4. Molongo – the world
4.1 Everyday conversations
4.2 Friends and family
4.3 Around the house
4.4 Daily routines
4.5 Around town
4.6 At school
4.7 In the kitchen
4.8 At the market
4.9 At the restaurant
4.10 Sport and recreation
4.11 On the road
4.12 Life, love and death
4.14 Sorcery and witchcraft
4.15 Body parts
4.16 In sickness and in health
4.17 Street life
4.18 War and peace
4.19 Time
4.20 Directions
4.21 The natural world
4.22 Animals

5. Binomials
5.1 Verb binomials
5.2 Noun binomials

6. Verbs
6.1 English-Lingala verbs
6.2 Lingala-English verbs

7. Vocabulary
7.1 English-Lingala vocabulary
7.2 Lingala-English vocabulary

1 Response to Contents

  1. Mobu Jarvis says:

    mbote baninga na ngai, na lingi koloba lingala

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