tabasamu

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic تَبَسَّمَ (tabassama).

Verb[edit]

-tabasamu (infinitive kutabasamu)

  1. smile (to make a small happy face expression)

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of -tabasamu
Non-finite forms
Form Positive Negative
Infinitive kutabasamu kutotabasamu
Simple finite forms
Positive form Singular Plural
Imperative tabasamu tabasamuni
Habitual hutabasamu
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 nilitabasamu
nalitabasamu
tulitabasamu
twalitabasamu
ulitabasamu
walitabasamu
mlitabasamu
mwalitabasamu
alitabasamu walitabasamu ulitabasamu ilitabasamu lilitabasamu yalitabasamu kilitabasamu vilitabasamu ilitabasamu zilitabasamu ulitabasamu kulitabasamu palitabasamu mulitabasamu
Relative niliotabasamu
naliotabasamu
tuliotabasamu
twaliotabasamu
uliotabasamu
waliotabasamu
mliotabasamu
mwaliotabasamu
aliotabasamu waliotabasamu uliotabasamu iliotabasamu liliotabasamu yaliotabasamu kiliotabasamu viliotabasamu iliotabasamu ziliotabasamu uliotabasamu kuliotabasamu paliotabasamu muliotabasamu
Negative sikutabasamu hatukutabasamu hukutabasamu hamkutabasamu hakutabasamu hawakutabasamu haukutabasamu haikutabasamu halikutabasamu hayakutabasamu hakikutabasamu havikutabasamu haikutabasamu hazikutabasamu haukutabasamu hakukutabasamu hapakutabasamu hamukutabasamu
Present
Positive ninatabasamu
natabasamu
tunatabasamu unatabasamu mnatabasamu anatabasamu wanatabasamu unatabasamu inatabasamu linatabasamu yanatabasamu kinatabasamu vinatabasamu inatabasamu zinatabasamu unatabasamu kunatabasamu panatabasamu munatabasamu
Relative ninaotabasamu
naotabasamu
tunaotabasamu unaotabasamu mnaotabasamu anaotabasamu wanaotabasamu unaotabasamu inaotabasamu linaotabasamu yanaotabasamu kinaotabasamu vinaotabasamu inaotabasamu zinaotabasamu unaotabasamu kunaotabasamu panaotabasamu munaotabasamu
Negative sitabasamu hatutabasamu hutabasamu hamtabasamu hatabasamu hawatabasamu hautabasamu haitabasamu halitabasamu hayatabasamu hakitabasamu havitabasamu haitabasamu hazitabasamu hautabasamu hakutabasamu hapatabasamu hamutabasamu
Future
Positive nitatabasamu tutatabasamu utatabasamu mtatabasamu atatabasamu watatabasamu utatabasamu itatabasamu litatabasamu yatatabasamu kitatabasamu vitatabasamu itatabasamu zitatabasamu utatabasamu kutatabasamu patatabasamu mutatabasamu
Relative nitakaotabasamu tutakaotabasamu utakaotabasamu mtakaotabasamu atakaotabasamu watakaotabasamu utakaotabasamu itakaotabasamu litakaotabasamu yatakaotabasamu kitakaotabasamu vitakaotabasamu itakaotabasamu zitakaotabasamu utakaotabasamu kutakaotabasamu patakaotabasamu mutakaotabasamu
Negative sitatabasamu hatutatabasamu hutatabasamu hamtatabasamu hatatabasamu hawatatabasamu hautatabasamu haitatabasamu halitatabasamu hayatatabasamu hakitatabasamu havitatabasamu haitatabasamu hazitatabasamu hautatabasamu hakutatabasamu hapatatabasamu hamutatabasamu
Subjunctive
Positive nitabasamu tutabasamu utabasamu mtabasamu atabasamu watabasamu utabasamu itabasamu litabasamu yatabasamu kitabasamu vitabasamu itabasamu zitabasamu utabasamu kutabasamu patabasamu mutabasamu
Negative nisitabasamu tusitabasamu usitabasamu msitabasamu asitabasamu wasitabasamu usitabasamu isitabasamu lisitabasamu yasitabasamu kisitabasamu visitabasamu isitabasamu zisitabasamu usitabasamu kusitabasamu pasitabasamu musitabasamu
Present Conditional
Positive ningetabasamu tungetabasamu ungetabasamu mngetabasamu angetabasamu wangetabasamu ungetabasamu ingetabasamu lingetabasamu yangetabasamu kingetabasamu vingetabasamu ingetabasamu zingetabasamu ungetabasamu kungetabasamu pangetabasamu mungetabasamu
Negative nisingetabasamu
singetabasamu
tusingetabasamu
hatungetabasamu
usingetabasamu
hungetabasamu
msingetabasamu
hamngetabasamu
asingetabasamu
hangetabasamu
wasingetabasamu
hawangetabasamu
usingetabasamu
haungetabasamu
isingetabasamu
haingetabasamu
lisingetabasamu
halingetabasamu
yasingetabasamu
hayangetabasamu
kisingetabasamu
hakingetabasamu
visingetabasamu
havingetabasamu
isingetabasamu
haingetabasamu
zisingetabasamu
hazingetabasamu
usingetabasamu
haungetabasamu
kusingetabasamu
hakungetabasamu
pasingetabasamu
hapangetabasamu
musingetabasamu
hamungetabasamu
Past Conditional
Positive ningalitabasamu tungalitabasamu ungalitabasamu mngalitabasamu angalitabasamu wangalitabasamu ungalitabasamu ingalitabasamu lingalitabasamu yangalitabasamu kingalitabasamu vingalitabasamu ingalitabasamu zingalitabasamu ungalitabasamu kungalitabasamu pangalitabasamu mungalitabasamu
Negative nisingalitabasamu
singalitabasamu
tusingalitabasamu
hatungalitabasamu
usingalitabasamu
hungalitabasamu
msingalitabasamu
hamngalitabasamu
asingalitabasamu
hangalitabasamu
wasingalitabasamu
hawangalitabasamu
usingalitabasamu
haungalitabasamu
isingalitabasamu
haingalitabasamu
lisingalitabasamu
halingalitabasamu
yasingalitabasamu
hayangalitabasamu
kisingalitabasamu
hakingalitabasamu
visingalitabasamu
havingalitabasamu
isingalitabasamu
haingalitabasamu
zisingalitabasamu
hazingalitabasamu
usingalitabasamu
haungalitabasamu
kusingalitabasamu
hakungalitabasamu
pasingalitabasamu
hapangalitabasamu
musingalitabasamu
hamungalitabasamu
Conditional Contrary to Fact
Positive ningelitabasamu tungelitabasamu ungelitabasamu mngelitabasamu angelitabasamu wangelitabasamu ungelitabasamu ingelitabasamu lingelitabasamu yangelitabasamu kingelitabasamu vingelitabasamu ingelitabasamu zingelitabasamu ungelitabasamu kungelitabasamu pangelitabasamu mungelitabasamu
General Relative
Positive nitabasamu tutabasamu utabasamu mtabasamu atabasamu watabasamu utabasamu itabasamu litabasamu yatabasamu kitabasamu vitabasamu itabasamu zitabasamu utabasamu kutabasamu patabasamu mutabasamu
Negative nisiotabasamu tusiotabasamu usiotabasamu msiotabasamu asiotabasamu wasiotabasamu usiotabasamu isiotabasamu lisiotabasamu yasiotabasamu kisiotabasamu visiotabasamu isiotabasamu zisiotabasamu usiotabasamu kusiotabasamu pasiotabasamu musiotabasamu
Gnomic
Positive natabasamu twatabasamu watabasamu mwatabasamu atabasamu watabasamu watabasamu yatabasamu latabasamu yatabasamu chatabasamu vyatabasamu yatabasamu zatabasamu watabasamu kwatabasamu patabasamu mwatabasamu
Perfect
Positive nimetabasamu tumetabasamu umetabasamu mmetabasamu ametabasamu wametabasamu umetabasamu imetabasamu limetabasamu yametabasamu kimetabasamu vimetabasamu imetabasamu zimetabasamu umetabasamu kumetabasamu pametabasamu mumetabasamu
"Already"
Positive nimeshatabasamu tumeshatabasamu umeshatabasamu mmeshatabasamu ameshatabasamu wameshatabasamu umeshatabasamu imeshatabasamu limeshatabasamu yameshatabasamu kimeshatabasamu vimeshatabasamu imeshatabasamu zimeshatabasamu umeshatabasamu kumeshatabasamu pameshatabasamu mumeshatabasamu
"Not yet"
Negative sijatabasamu hatujatabasamu hujatabasamu hamjatabasamu hajatabasamu hawajatabasamu haujatabasamu haijatabasamu halijatabasamu hayajatabasamu hakijatabasamu havijatabasamu haijatabasamu hazijatabasamu haujatabasamu hakujatabasamu hapajatabasamu hamujatabasamu
"If/When"
Positive nikitabasamu tukitabasamu ukitabasamu mkitabasamu akitabasamu wakitabasamu ukitabasamu ikitabasamu likitabasamu yakitabasamu kikitabasamu vikitabasamu ikitabasamu zikitabasamu ukitabasamu kukitabasamu pakitabasamu mukitabasamu
"If not"
Negative nisipotabasamu tusipotabasamu usipotabasamu msipotabasamu asipotabasamu wasipotabasamu usipotabasamu isipotabasamu lisipotabasamu yasipotabasamu kisipotabasamu visipotabasamu isipotabasamu zisipotabasamu usipotabasamu kusipotabasamu pasipotabasamu musipotabasamu
Consecutive
Positive nikatabasamu tukatabasamu ukatabasamu mkatabasamu akatabasamu wakatabasamu ukatabasamu ikatabasamu likatabasamu yakatabasamu kikatabasamu vikatabasamu ikatabasamu zikatabasamu ukatabasamu kukatabasamu pakatabasamu mukatabasamu
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.