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1 Kinyarwanda (the essentials)

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