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Basic vocab that will get more complicated as the set number increases... (for beginners)

yes

nibyo (NEEbyo); yego (YEgo)

no

sibyo (SEEbyo); oya (Oya)

telephone

telefone (teleFOne)

good morning

mwaramutse (mwaramutSE)

good afternoon

mwiriwe (MWEEriwe)

good evening

mwiriweho (mwirirWEho)

please

Mbese (MBEse); WashoboRA

Thank you

Murakoze (muRAkoze)

thank you very much

Murakoze (muraKOze) cane (CHAne)

sorry

Mbabalira (MbabaliRA)

hello

bite (BEEtay)

hello/How are you?

Muraho?

good-bye

UraBEho

You're welcome

Si CYAne (CHAney)

Excuse me/I'm sorry.

MBAbarira

That's ok/no problem.

NTAkibazo.

How are you (2)?

umeZ'Ute?
amaKUru ki? (amaKUru chi)

I want...

NdaSHAka

I don't want...

NTAbwo NSHAKa

Where is...?

...NI (NEE) hehe?

Do you speak English?

Uvuga icyongereza (oo-voo-gee-CHO-nyeh-ree-ZA)

I don't understand.

NTAbwo numVISE

Please speak more slowly.

waSHObora KUvuga GAhoro GAhoro.

Please help!

waSHObora KUMfaSHA (KUM-feh-SHA)

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