ninakupenda

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound present-tense verb form made up of ni- (1st person singular subject marker) +‎ -na- (present tense) +‎ -ku- (2nd person singular object marker) +‎ penda (to love, verb stem). This form is a more colloquial way of saying the phrase. A more formal way to say it is nakupenda.

Verb[edit]

ninakupenda

  1. I love you (informal)
  2. I like you

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