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Flashcards in Lesson 2: Greetings Deck (58):
1

Habari gani?

What is the news?/How are things?

2

Nzuri

Good

3

Hujambo?

Any issues?/How are you doing?

4

Sijambo!

No issues!/I'm fine!

5

Hamjambo?

Any issues?/How are y'all (plural) doing?

6

Hatujambo!

No issues!/We're fine!

7

U hali gani?

What's your condition?/How are you?

8

Njema

nice

9

M hali gani?

What's y'all condition?/How are you?

10

Salama

peaceful

11

nzuri

good

12

safi

clean

13

sawa

fine

14

poa

cool

15

tu

just

16

Shikamoo

I touch your feet.

17

Marahaba

I am delighted.

18

Vipi/Mambo

What's up?

19

Hodi!

Permission to enter the house

20

Karibu ndani.

Welcome inside.

21

Habari za asubuhi/mchana/jioni/usiku?

How is the (news of the) morning/afternoon/evening/night?

22

Habari za mama/baba/kaka/dada/ndugu/mjomba?

How is the (news of the) mama/daddy/brother/sister/comrade/uncle?

23

Habari za nyumbani/shuleni/chuoni/masomo/Amerika?

How is the (news of the) home/school/college/studies/america?

24

Samahani

Excuse me

25

Niwie radhi

My apologies/pardon me

26

pole

sorry

27

heko/hongera

congratulations

28

shukrani

thanks (rather than thank you)

29

Waambaje?

How are you doing?

30

Sina la kuamba.

I have nothing to say.

31

Salaamaleikum.

Peace be upon you.

32

Aleikumsalaam.

And also with you.

33

Upo/Mpo?

Are you/y'all there?

34

Nipo/Tupo.

I am here

35

Lala salama.

Sleep peacefully.

36

Tuonanae kesho.

See you tomorrow.

37

Ndoto njema.

Dream well.

38

Usiku mwema.

Good night.

39

Usingizi mwema.

Sleep well.

40

Habari za kutwa?

How was your day?

41

Jioni njema.

Good evening.

42

Uende salama.

Go with peace.

43

Tafadhali

Please

44

Makiwa

Condolences

45

Inshallah

God willing.

46

Binti

Daughter of

47

Bin

Son of

48

Bi/Biti

Miss/Ms.

49

Bibi

Mrs.

50

Bwana

Mr./Sir

51

Marehemu

The late (dead people)

52

Bimdogo

Little (young kid) lady

53

Bwanamdogo

Little (young kid) man

54

Bimkubwa

Middle Aged Woman

55

Bwanamkubwa

Middle Aged Man

56

Hayati

Late Distinguished Scholar

57

Ustadh

Distinguished Scholar

58

Guru

Spiritual leader

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