Swahili Misc. Vocabulary

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Jina lake ni...

His name is

Jina lako ni nani?

What is your name?

Jina lako ni...

Your name is...

Jina langu ni...

My name is...

wapi?

where?

chakula

food

tosti

toast

karoti

carrot

kahawa

coffee

kuku

chicken

kabeji

cabbage

chapati

flatbread

samosa

samosa

pilau

rice

wali

white rice

pesa

dollar

pombe

beer

ndizi

banana

chai ya Kenya

Kenyan chai

Soda ya fanta

Fanta soda

keki ya Anna

Anna's cake

keki ya karoti

carrot cake

nchi ya

country of

jimbo la

state of

asubuhi

morning

mchana

midday

jioni

afternoon

usiku

night

baba

father

mama

mother

baridi (sana)

very cold

habari za asubuhi?

Good morning, how's your morning?

unasafiri wapi?

where are you traveling?

gani?

which, what (used with nouns)

nini?

what (used with verbs)

Unakula nini?

What are you eating?

maji

water

kinywaji

drink (noun)

wewe, jina lako ni nani?

You, what's your name?

simba

lion

mwamerika

American

mKenya

Kenyan

mwalimu

teacher

mwanafunzi

student

bibi

woman

swali

question

tafadhali

please

lakini

but

kila

each, every

tena

again

sana

very, a lot

kidogo

a little

kesho

tomorrow

leo usiku

tonight

leo mchana

today

mtoto

baby

mzee

elder

mtu

person (from country...)

sisi

we, all of us

msichana

girl

mvulana

boy

mkulima

farmer

mbegu

seeds

darasani

class

nzima

entire

shuleni

school

mapema

early

sherehe

festival

mganga

doctor

mgeni

guest

mgonjwa

sick person/ patient

mpishi

cook/chef

mtumishi

servant, waiter

mwana

child

mzungu

european person

mwanamke

woman, female

mwizi

theif

mwenyeji

customer

mwindaji

hunter

mdudu

insect

jana

yesterday, last

baada ya

after

kabla ya

before

halafu

then

ofisini

office

nyumba

home, house

nyumba ya James

Jame's home

chakula cha asubuhi

breakfast

chakula cha mchana

lunch

chakula cha jioni

snack

chakula cha usiku

dinner

mbaya

bad, very bad

mimi pia

me too

kuna

there is kuna?- is there?

wiki iliyopita

last week

mwaka iliyopita

last year

vibaya

not very well (always used with verbs)

vizuri

very well (always used with verbs)

redio

radio

sucari

sugar

tangawizi

ginger

maziwa

milk

sifuri

zero

wiki kesho

next week

kwa nini?

why? (for what?)

tano na tano ni ngapi?

five and five is how much?

tatu na tatu ni sita

three plus three is six

tatu na tatu si kumi

three plus three is not ten

siku 7 -wiki moja

one week

mzazi

parent

wazazi

parents

mzazi mzuri

good parent

baba mzuri

good father

wazazi wazuri

good parents

ngapi?

how much, how many?

Unataka samosa ngapi?

How many samosas do you want?

lala salama

sleep well

jumamosi

Saturday

jumapili

Sunday

Jumatatu

Monday

Jumanne

Tuesday

Jumatano

Wednesday

Alhamisi

Thursday

Ijumaa

Friday

Leo siku gani?

What day is it?

jana ilikuwa

yesterday was

ninaswahli

I havea question

Simama

stand up

keti

sit down

kitamu

delicious

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