ambia

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See also: ambìa

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ambia

  1. third-person singular present indicative of ambiare
  2. second-person singular imperative of ambiare

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From amb (say) +‎ -ia (benefactive)

Verb[edit]

-ambia (infinitive kuambia)

  1. to tell

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of -ambia
Non-finite forms
Form Positive Negative
Infinitive kuambia kutoambia
Simple finite forms
Positive form Singular Plural
Imperative ambia ambieni
Habitual huambia
Complex finite forms
Polarity Persons Persons / Classes Classes
1st 2nd 3rd / M-wa M-mi Ma Ki-vi N U Ku Pa Mu
Sg. Pl. Sg. Pl. Sg. / 1 Pl. / 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 / 14 15 / 17 16 18
Past
Positive niliambia
naliambia
tuliambia
twaliambia
uliambia
waliambia
mliambia
mwaliambia
aliambia waliambia uliambia iliambia liliambia yaliambia kiliambia viliambia iliambia ziliambia uliambia kuliambia paliambia muliambia
Relative nilioambia
nalioambia
tulioambia
twalioambia
ulioambia
walioambia
mlioambia
mwalioambia
alioambia walioambia ulioambia ilioambia lilioambia yalioambia kilioambia vilioambia ilioambia zilioambia ulioambia kulioambia palioambia mulioambia
Negative sikuambia hatukuambia hukuambia hamkuambia hakuambia hawakuambia haukuambia haikuambia halikuambia hayakuambia hakikuambia havikuambia haikuambia hazikuambia haukuambia hakukuambia hapakuambia hamukuambia
Present
Positive ninaambia
naambia
tunaambia unaambia mnaambia anaambia wanaambia unaambia inaambia linaambia yanaambia kinaambia vinaambia inaambia zinaambia unaambia kunaambia panaambia munaambia
Relative ninaoambia
naoambia
tunaoambia unaoambia mnaoambia anaoambia wanaoambia unaoambia inaoambia linaoambia yanaoambia kinaoambia vinaoambia inaoambia zinaoambia unaoambia kunaoambia panaoambia munaoambia
Negative siambii hatuambii huambii hamambii haambii hawaambii hauambii haiambii haliambii hayaambii hakiambii haviambii haiambii haziambii hauambii hakuambii hapaambii hamuambii
Future
Positive nitaambia tutaambia utaambia mtaambia ataambia wataambia utaambia itaambia litaambia yataambia kitaambia vitaambia itaambia zitaambia utaambia kutaambia pataambia mutaambia
Relative nitakaoambia tutakaoambia utakaoambia mtakaoambia atakaoambia watakaoambia utakaoambia itakaoambia litakaoambia yatakaoambia kitakaoambia vitakaoambia itakaoambia zitakaoambia utakaoambia kutakaoambia patakaoambia mutakaoambia
Negative sitaambia hatutaambia hutaambia hamtaambia hataambia hawataambia hautaambia haitaambia halitaambia hayataambia hakitaambia havitaambia haitaambia hazitaambia hautaambia hakutaambia hapataambia hamutaambia
Subjunctive
Positive niambie tuambie uambie mambie aambie waambie uambie iambie liambie yaambie kiambie viambie iambie ziambie uambie kuambie paambie muambie
Negative nisiambie tusiambie usiambie msiambie asiambie wasiambie usiambie isiambie lisiambie yasiambie kisiambie visiambie isiambie zisiambie usiambie kusiambie pasiambie musiambie
Present Conditional
Positive ningeambia tungeambia ungeambia mngeambia angeambia wangeambia ungeambia ingeambia lingeambia yangeambia kingeambia vingeambia ingeambia zingeambia ungeambia kungeambia pangeambia mungeambia
Negative nisingeambia
singeambia
tusingeambia
hatungeambia
usingeambia
hungeambia
msingeambia
hamngeambia
asingeambia
hangeambia
wasingeambia
hawangeambia
usingeambia
haungeambia
isingeambia
haingeambia
lisingeambia
halingeambia
yasingeambia
hayangeambia
kisingeambia
hakingeambia
visingeambia
havingeambia
isingeambia
haingeambia
zisingeambia
hazingeambia
usingeambia
haungeambia
kusingeambia
hakungeambia
pasingeambia
hapangeambia
musingeambia
hamungeambia
Past Conditional
Positive ningaliambia tungaliambia ungaliambia mngaliambia angaliambia wangaliambia ungaliambia ingaliambia lingaliambia yangaliambia kingaliambia vingaliambia ingaliambia zingaliambia ungaliambia kungaliambia pangaliambia mungaliambia
Negative nisingaliambia
singaliambia
tusingaliambia
hatungaliambia
usingaliambia
hungaliambia
msingaliambia
hamngaliambia
asingaliambia
hangaliambia
wasingaliambia
hawangaliambia
usingaliambia
haungaliambia
isingaliambia
haingaliambia
lisingaliambia
halingaliambia
yasingaliambia
hayangaliambia
kisingaliambia
hakingaliambia
visingaliambia
havingaliambia
isingaliambia
haingaliambia
zisingaliambia
hazingaliambia
usingaliambia
haungaliambia
kusingaliambia
hakungaliambia
pasingaliambia
hapangaliambia
musingaliambia
hamungaliambia
Conditional Contrary to Fact
Positive ningeliambia tungeliambia ungeliambia mngeliambia angeliambia wangeliambia ungeliambia ingeliambia lingeliambia yangeliambia kingeliambia vingeliambia ingeliambia zingeliambia ungeliambia kungeliambia pangeliambia mungeliambia
General Relative
Positive niambiao tuambiao uambiao mambiao aambiao waambiao uambiao iambiao liambiao yaambiao kiambiao viambiao iambiao ziambiao uambiao kuambiao paambiao muambiao
Negative nisioambia tusioambia usioambia msioambia asioambia wasioambia usioambia isioambia lisioambia yasioambia kisioambia visioambia isioambia zisioambia usioambia kusioambia pasioambia musioambia
Gnomic
Positive naambia twaambia waambia mwaambia aambia waambia waambia yaambia laambia yaambia chaambia vyaambia yaambia zaambia waambia kwaambia paambia mwaambia
Perfect
Positive nimeambia tumeambia umeambia mmeambia ameambia wameambia umeambia imeambia limeambia yameambia kimeambia vimeambia imeambia zimeambia umeambia kumeambia pameambia mumeambia
"Already"
Positive nimeshaambia tumeshaambia umeshaambia mmeshaambia ameshaambia wameshaambia umeshaambia imeshaambia limeshaambia yameshaambia kimeshaambia vimeshaambia imeshaambia zimeshaambia umeshaambia kumeshaambia pameshaambia mumeshaambia
"Not yet"
Negative sijaambia hatujaambia hujaambia hamjaambia hajaambia hawajaambia haujaambia haijaambia halijaambia hayajaambia hakijaambia havijaambia haijaambia hazijaambia haujaambia hakujaambia hapajaambia hamujaambia
"If/When"
Positive nikiambia tukiambia ukiambia mkiambia akiambia wakiambia ukiambia ikiambia likiambia yakiambia kikiambia vikiambia ikiambia zikiambia ukiambia kukiambia pakiambia mukiambia
"If not"
Negative nisipoambia tusipoambia usipoambia msipoambia asipoambia wasipoambia usipoambia isipoambia lisipoambia yasipoambia kisipoambia visipoambia isipoambia zisipoambia usipoambia kusipoambia pasipoambia musipoambia
Consecutive
Positive nikaambia tukaambia ukaambia mkaambia akaambia wakaambia ukaambia ikaambia likaambia yakaambia kikaambia vikaambia ikaambia zikaambia ukaambia kukaambia pakaambia mukaambia
Not all possible forms are listed in the table. Transitive verbs can take object concords, relative concords can agree with all noun classes, and many other forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This verb requires object concords:
  • Nitakuambia -- I will tell you (sg)
  • Mniambieni! -- (Please) tell me!

Derived terms[edit]