Kongo Grammar

The Kongo grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Kongo and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: mpi Under: na nsi
Before: na ntwala After: na nima
Inside: na kati Outside: na nganda
With: ti But: kansi
For: sambu na From: katuka na
To: na In: na


Questions and Adverbs

To ask questions, use the following:

What?: inki? Who?: nani?
How?: inki mutindu? Why?: sambu na inki?
Where?: wapi?

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: ata mbala mosi ve Rarely: na mpasi
Sometimes: mbala ya nkaka Usually: kaka
Always: ntangu yonso Very: kibeni


Most commonly used pronouns in Kongo:

I: mono You: nge
He: yandi She: yandi
We: beto They: bo

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: ya mono Your: ya nge
His: ya yandi Her: ya yandi
Our: ya beto Their: ya bo

Grammar in a sentence

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: mono ke tuba angele
You speak French: nge ke tuba falanse
He speaks German: yandi ke tuba alemani
She speaks Italian: yandi ke tuba italiani
I visited France: mono kwendaka kutala falansi
I will drink milk: mono ta nuwa mabele


Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: mono ke bakisa nge
I don't understand you: mono ke bakisa nge ve
I don't speak French: mono ke tubaka falanse ve
This is my house: yai ikele nzo na mono
That restaurant is far: restaurant yina ikele ntama
No problem: diambu kele ve

The above Kongo grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Kongo vocabulary to obtain some popular Kongo phrases.

Kongo Phrases

Kongo Vocabulary


Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.