Stative Form (Kauli ya Kutendeka)

Represents a state, condition or self-action without mentioning directly who performed the action. Very similar to passive form.


Examine the verb root and apply the following rules:

Verbs with a, i or u, use -ika

Kunvunja (to break)

-vunjika (to be broken)

Kuharibu (to destroy)

-haribika (to be destroyed)

Verbs with e or o use -eka

Kusoma (to read)

-someka (to be read)

Kuchoma (to roast)

-chomeka (to be roasted)

Exceptions, use -kana

Kuona (to see)

-onekana (to be visible)

Kupata (to get)

-patikana (to be available)

Kujua (to know)

-julikana (to be known)

Kuweze (to be able)

-wezekana (to be possible)

Monosyllabic Verbs

Drop ku in positive stative form.

Kula (to eat)

-lika (to be eaten)

Kuja (to come)

-jika (to have come) or -fika

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