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name

jina (5, p: majina)

2

Welcome

Karibu

3

How are you doing? How are things?

Habari gani?

4

Hi, How are you?

Hujambo

5

I'm fine.

Sijambo

6

What's your name?

Jina lako ni nani?

7

My name is Kevan.

Jina langu ni Kevan

8

Do you speak Swahili?

Unasema Kiswahili?

9

Do you speak English?

Unasema Kiingereza?

10

Thank you

Asante

11

Good-bye

Kwaheri

12

morning

asubuhi

13

which/what

gani

14

news

habari

15

here

hapa

16

this

huyu

17

a little/few

kidogo

18

to see/to meet

kukuona

19

United States

Marekani

20

American

mmarekani (1, p: wamarekani)

21

also

pia

22

peace, peaceful

salama

23

very much, a lot

sana

24

now

sasa

25

just, only

tu

26

Good morning/How's the morning going?

Habari za asubuhi?

27

Good afternoon/How's the afternoon going?

Habari za mchana?

28

Good evening/how's the evening going?

Habari za jioni?

29

I'm glad to see/meet you

Nimefurahi kukuona

30

See you!

Tutaonana!

31

Good night! (before bed)

Usiku mwema

32

Have a nice day!

Mchana mwema/Siku nzuri

33

Greeting from a younger person to an older one

Shikamoo (response: Marahaba)

34

to come from

kutoka

35

I come from the United States

Mimi ninatoka Marekani.

36

to live/stay/sit

kukaa

37

to like/love

kupenda

38

to sing

kuimba

39

to laugh

kucheka

40

to play/dance

kucheza

41

to write

kuandika

42

to live in

kuishi

43

to return to

kurudi

44

to think

kufikiri

45

Word used to indicate a question

je (or can omit and use rising intonation instead)

46

father(s)

baba

47

grandfather(s)

babu

48

grandmother(s)/Mrs., ma'am, Ms.

bibi

49

older sister(s)

dada

50

mother(s)

mama

51

older brother(s)

kaka

52

maternal uncle

mjomba (1, p: wajomba)

53

grandchild

mjukuu (1, p: wajukuu)

54

wife

mke (1, p: wake)

55

husband

mume (1, p: waume)

56

person

mtu (1, p: watu)

57

nephew

mpwa (1, p: wapwa)

58

child

mtoto (1, p: watoto)

59

parent

mzazi (1, p: wazazi)

60

elder/older person

mzee (1, p: wazee)

61

sibling(s), relative(s), cousin(s)

ndugu

62

who?

nani?

63

what?

nini?

64

grandmother(s)

nyanya

65

paternal aunt(s)

shangazi

66

How are things here?

Habari za hapa?

67

address(s)

anuani/anwani

68

or

au

69

blue

bluu

70

yard(s)/garden(s)

bustani

71

bathroom

choo (7, p: vyoo)

72

bedroom

chumba cha kulala (7, p: vyumba vya kulala)

73

window

dirisha (5, p: madirisha)

74

small, little

-dogo

75

red

-ekundu (adj), nyekundu (noun)

76

white

-eupe (adj), nyeupe (noun)

77

black

-eusi (adj), nyeusi (noun)

78

apartment(s)

fleti

79

car

gari (5, p: magari)

80

other

-ingine

81

kitchen/fireplace/stove/oven

jiko (5, p: majiko)

82

green

kijani

83

chair

kiti (7, p: viti)

84

computer(s)

kompyuta

85

old

-kongwe

86

to view, to watch

kuangalia

87

big

-kubwa

88

to come

kuja

89

There is/are

kuna

90

but

lakini

91

yellow

manjano

92

table(s)

meza

93

door

mlango (3, p: milango)

94

one

-moja (adj)

95

inside

ndani

96

outside

nje

97

house(s)

nyumba

98

new

-pya

99

television(s)

runinga, televisheni

100

Okay

sawa

101

dining room

sehemu ya kulia (9, p: sehemu za kulia)

102

pantry(ies)

stoo

103

three

-tatu (adj)

104

living room

ukumbi (11, p: kumbi)

105

where?

wapi?

106

two

-wili

107

beautiful, nice

-zuri

108

Let's go

Twende

109

tall, long

-refu

110

cup

kikombe (7, p: vikombe)

111

bottle(s)

chupa

112

thing

kitu (7, p: vitu)

113

not the same, not OK, not right

sio sawa

114

for example

kwa mfano

115

to exercise, work out

kufanya mazoezi

116

dinner, evening meal

chakula cha jioni, chakula cha usiku

117

homework

kazi za shule, mazoezi ya nyumbani

118

That's true, indeed

Ni kweli

119

to wash clothes

kufua nguo

120

boarding school

shule ya bweni

121

after

baada ya

122

food, meal

chakula (7, p: vyakula)

123

before

kabla ya

124

sharp, at a specific time, exact

kamili

125

every

kila

126

then

kisha

127

to wake up, get up

kuamka

128

to go

kuenda

129

to eat

kula

130

to buy

kununua

131

to shave

kunyoa ndevu

132

to take a shower or bath

kuoga

133

to brush teeth

kupiga mswaki

134

to cook

kupika

135

by

kwa

136

usually

kwa kawaida

137

first, at first

kwanza

138

life

maisha

139

early

mapema

140

time, watch(es), hour(s)

saa

141

school(s)

shule, skuli

142

cinema(s), movie(s)

sinema

143

different

tofauti

144

more, too much, extra

zaidi

145

exercise (noun)

zoezi (5, p: mazoezi)

146

to work

kufanya kazi

147

to do

kufanya

148

weekend

wikiendi

149

day(s)

siku

150

night(s)

usiku

151

gym

sehemu ya mazoezi

152

to converse

kuzungumza

153

if, when, like

kama

154

hygiene

usafi

155

in, at

katika

156

culture

utamaduni (11, p: tamaduni)

157

ball(s)

mpira

158

the same

sawa

159

what time

saa ngapi

160

cafeteria

mkahawa (3, p: mikahawa)

161

to visit

kutembelea

162

biology

bayolojia

163

notebook

daftari (3, p: madaftari), shajara

164

doctor

daktari (3, p: madaktari

165

classroom

darasa (3, p: madarasa)

166

physics

fizikia

167

foreign

-geni

168

hard, difficult

-gumu

169

mathematics

hesabu, hesabati

170

history

historia

171

geography

jiografia

172

pen(s)

kalamu

173

chemistry

kemia

174

item, supply

kifaa (7, p: vifaa)

175

to write

kuandika

176

to take a test

kufanya jaribio/mtihani

177

to need

kuhitaji

178

to remember

kukumbuka

179

to finish

kumaliza

180

to rest

kupumzika

181

to read, study

kusoma

182

break(s), vacation(s), leave(s)

likizo

183

language(s)

lugha

184

exam, test

mtihani (3, p: mitihani)

185

pensil(s)

penseli

186

color(s), paint(s)

rangi

187

subject

somo (3, p: masomo)

188

economics

uchumi

189

time

wakati (p: nyakati)