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

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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

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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


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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


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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.