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1

to avoid, to be cautious, to be careful

kutahadhari

2

lawbreaker(s), perpretrator(s)

mhalifu (1, p: wahalifu)

3

to teach good manners, educate

kuadibu

4

but, rather, moreover, however (b-)

bali

5

mind, intelligence, wit (a-)

akili

6

disabled person(s)

mlemavu (1, p: walemavu)

7

amazement, astonishment, bewilderment

mshangao

8

to shake, shock, move back and forth, agitate, disturb

kutikisa

9

to be faced with, to be vulnerable

kukabiliwa

10

article(s), essay(s), document(s)

makala

11

to feel sick, to groan, to fall ill

kuugua

12

critical (condition), serious

mahututi

13

to inspect, audit, survey, examine

kukagua, kuchunguza

14

to plan to, to intend to (kuk-)

kukusaidia

15

to strike

kugoma

16

to legalize

kuhalalisha

17

marriage

ndoa

18

Attorney General

Mkuu wa Sheria

19

fee(s)

ada

20

intention(s), plan(s), purpose(s)

kusudi (5, p: makusudi)

21

to inform, remind (kuf-)

kufahamisha

22

registration

usajili

23

custom(s), tradition(s), habit(s)

desturi

24

notice(s)

ilani, taarifa

25

application(s), request(s)

ombi (5, p: maombi)

26

marvel(s)

kioja (7, p: vioja)

27

plaintiff(s)

mlalamishi (1, p: walalamishi)

28

to stab

kudunga kisu

29

to reconcile, resolve, solve a problem

kusuluhisha

30

solution(s), reconciliation, agreement

suluhu

31

to come to an agreement together, compromise

kuafikana

32

congress(es), rally(ies)

kongamano

33

fortress(es)

ngome

34

majority

waliowengi

35

preference(s), desire(s), proposal(s), recommendation(s), wish(es)

pendekezo (5, p: mapendekezo)

36

to prosper, profit, have an advantage, benefit, be successful

kunufaika

37

to bribe, corrupt, pay (toll or tribute), congratulate

kuhonga

38

to disregard, ignore, not take seriously, snub

kupuuza

39

to agree, consent

kukubali

40

to be coaxed, enticed, persuaded

kushawishiwa

41

committee(s)

kamati

42

council(s)

baraza (5, p: mabaraza)

43

sensitive

nyeti

44

chairpersonship

uenyekiti

45

to be sidelined, separated

kubaguliwa

46

announcement(s), certainty, definiteness, revelation(s)

ufafanuzi (p: mafafanuzi)

47

source(s), foundation(s), beginning(s), origin(s)

chanzo (7, p: vyanzo)

48

extra compensation, discount(s), rebate, increase(s)

marupurupu

49

growth

ukuaji

50

to paralyze, demobilize

kusambaratisha

51

to indicate, suggest, point out

kudokeza

52

to jump over, pass over, step over

kukiuka

53

captive(s), prisoner(s)

mfungwa (1, p: wafungwa)

54

to complete, be complete, perfect, be whole

kukamilika

55

to trap, seize, snare, catch

kunasa

56

headquarter(s)

makao makuu

57

week(s) (j-)

juma (5, p: majuma)

58

examination, inspection

ukaguzi

59

distribution, presentation, issuing, publication, output

utoaji

60

tent(s)

hema

61

reputation(s)

sifa

62

gossip, fiction, propaganda, fiction

uzushi

63

lie(s)

uongo (p: maongo)

64

funeral(s)

mazishi

65

formal, official, legal

rasmi

66

to divide, distribute, share, hand out

kugawa

67

alive

hai

68

life, existence

uhai

69

to complete, accomplish, fulfill (kut-)

kutimiza

70

choice, way out, loophole, escape

budi

71

dead body(ies), corpse(s)

maiti

72

crowd, large gathering

umati

73

to chase, pursue, drive away

kukimbiza

74

abuse, foul language, insult(s)

tusi (5, p: matusi)

75

dawn, daybreak

uchao

76

to slander, insult, expose

kukashifu

77

sabotage, strike(s)

mgomo (3, p: migomo)

78

antagonism, enmity, antipathy

uhasama

79

unit(s), section(s), committee(s), chamber(s)

kitengo (7, p: vitengo)

80

to go around, circle

kuzunguka

81

clinic(s)

zahanati

82

to fire someone

kufuta

83

to preach

kuhubiri

84

to uphold, maintain, perpetuate

kudumisha

85

to grow, increase, enlarge, surpass (kuk-)

kukithiri

86

moderate, medium, average

wastani

87

distinguished, well-known, famous, prominent

mashuhuri

88

faith(s), belief(s), ideology(ies)

itikadi

89

stampede

mkanyagano

90

preacher(s)

mhubiri (1, p: wahubiri)

91

miracle(s)

mwujizi (3, p: miujizi), mwujiza (3, p: miujiza)

92

to be present, to bear witness

kushuhudia

93

ibada

service of worship

94

to disperse, scatter

kutawanya

95

to accuse, charge with something (kut-)

kutuhumu

96

distress, hardness, great difficulty, misery

mashaka

97

female genital mutilation

ukeketaji

98

especially

hususan, hususa, hasa

99

circumcision

tohara

100

table of contents

yaliyomo

101

to owe, to be claimed to be, to be sued

kudaiwa

102

to cause to get, to cause to have

kupasha

103

to protest, fight, not agree with

kupinga

104

stroke (medical)

kiharusi

105

unit(s) (within an organization or institution), section(s), chamber(s)

kitengo (7, p: vitengo)

106

level(s), quantity(ies), social status(es)

kiwango (7, p: viwango)

107

wisdom

busara

108

to be cooled, comforted, refreshed, entertained, relieved

kuburudika

109

clear, evident, obvious

bayana

110

to avoid, to reject

kuepusha

111

to surrender, give up oneself

kujisalimisha

112

advice, voice, expression, opinion (k-)

kauli

113

catastrophe, disaster, epidemic

balaa

114

income, earnings, GDP

kipato (7, p: vipato)

115

defense, guardianship, protection (h-)

himaya

116

beggar(s), rogue(s), bandit(s), criminal(s) (j-)

jambazi

117

to plunder, steal, rape, rob

kupora

118

forgiveness, pardon, salvation

msamaha

119

almost, approximately (n-)

nusura

120

theft

wizi

121

to put in power, in office, inaugurate, ordain

kutawaza

122

natural resource

maliasili

123

to succeed, pass an exam, master

kufuzu

124

supervision, control, authority, direction

usimamizi

125

to be clear, know with certainty, see clearly (kub-)

kubaini

126

to sink, be swallowed up, to disappear

kudidimia

127

dead body(ies), corpse(s), cadaver(s)

maiti

128

to continue, exceed, become greater, increase

kuzidi

129

to pay attention to, worry, care, be concerned,

kujali

130

position(s), stand(s), stance(s)

msimamo (3, p: misimamo)

131

fake, false, artificial, sham

-a bandia

132

to empower, enable, make it possible for

kuwezesha

133

to be robbed, stolen from

kuporwa

134

disabled person(s)

mlemavu (1, p: walemavu)

135

to say

kunena, kusema

136

to close up, cork, plug, block

kuziba

137

clear, genuine, firm, reliable, secure, steadfast

thabiti

138

to be bold, brave, durable, firm, honest, steadfast

kuthibiti

139

trouble, confusion (kis-)

kisanga (7, p: visanga)

140

relief

afueni

141

to entreat, beg, supplicate

kusihi

142

to command, decree, order

kuamuru

143

to obey, submit to, be docile

kutii

144

document(s), certificate(s), credential(s) (h-)

hati

145

investor(s)

mwekezaji (1, p: wawekezaji)

146

accusation(s), charge(s)

shtaka (5, p: mashtaka)

147

application(s), request(s)

ombi (5, p: maombi)

148

to be lacking, missing

kukosekana

149

command, authority, order

amri

150

to catch, trap, seize, snare

kunasa

151

luck

bahati

152

careless, carelessly

ovyo

153

to develop, educate, foster, mentor, make grow

kukuza

154

mentor(s), breeder(s), promoter(s)

mkuzaji (1, p: wakuzaji)

155

salesperson (people)

muuzaji (1, p: wauzaji)

156

to dial, press in

kubonyeza

157

to regret

kujutia

158

cursing, abusive words, insults

matusi

159

to move violently, sprain, wrench, dislocate, move suddenly, jerk

kushtua

160

position(s), rank(s), status(es), title(s)

cheo (7, p: vyeo)

161

to identify, make known, decipher

kutambulisha

162

to identify oneself

kujitambulisha

163

to calm down, allay, comfort, ease

kutuliza

164

to disperse, scatter

kutawanya

165

to be spared a difficulty, to be saved

kunusurika

166

to search, to look for

kusaka, kutafuta

167

cruel, inhumane

-a kikatili

168

intentionally, deliberately, specially

makusudi

169

corrupt person(s)

fisadi (p: mafisadi)

170

evil, injustice, malice

maovu

171

conference(s), congress(es)

kongamano (5, p: makongamano)

172

to audit, check, inspect, examine

kukagua, kuchungua

173

laboratory(ies)

abara (maabara)

174

discovery, invention

ubuni

175

to be awarded, presented with

kutunukiwa

176

to marry off, give in marriage, to decay, to rot

kuoza

177

threshhold, dam, reef

kizingiti (7, p: vizingiti)

178

slum(s)

kitongoji duni (7, p: vitongoji duni)

179

begging

omba omba

180

to compete for, run for office, lay claim to, dispute

kugombea

181

to worship, adore, fear, serve

kuabudu

182

stiff competition(s)

kinyang'anyiro

183

to disregard, ignore, not take seriously

kupuuza

184

hero(es), champion(s), warrior(s)

shujaa (5, p: mashujaa)

185

familiarity, habit, custom

mazoea

186

bush(es)

kichaka (7, p: vichaka)

187

to boast, be proud of, pride oneself in, show off

kujivuna

188

crack(s), crevice(s), gap(s)

mwanya (3, p: mianya)

189

rape

ubakaji

190

to take root, grow larger, surpass (kuk-)

kukithiri

191

to spread, extend

kueneza, kuzagaa

192

to shine, glisten, gleam

kuzagaa

193

tradition(s), custom(s), culture

mila

194

absence, remoteness

ughaibu

195

prostitution

ukahaba

196

crime, sin

dhambi

197

press conference, question and answer

majibizano

198

misunderstanding(s), difficulty(ies), obstacle(s), trouble(s)

mgogoro (3, p: migogoro)

199

model(s), role model(s), illustration(s), example(s)

kielelezo (7, p: vielelezo)

200

slander, libel, stigma

kashifa

201

which? (l-)

lipi

202

familiy(ies), community(ies), group(s)

jamaa, jamii

203

founder(s), originator(s), pioneer(s)

mwanzilishi (1, p: waanzilishi)

204

enemy(ies)

adui (p: maadui)

205

bribe(s)

hongo

206

to be sacked

kula kalamu, kupigwa kalamu

207

commotion(s), disorder

sakata (5, p: masakata)

208

false, artificial, sham

-a bandia

209

crime, criminality, disobedience

uhalifu

210

ICC

Mahakama wa Kimataifa Kuhusu Uhalifu wa Kivita

211

theft, burglary, robbery

wizi

212

to leave out, leave behind, leave unfinished, leave unsaid

kusaza

213

to be excited, to be busy, to be busy, to be in a hurry

kutaharuki

214

gain(s), addition(s), increase(s), increment(s), surplus, extra

ziada (5, p: maziada)

215

to prefer

kupendelea

216

to propose (an idea, etc.)

kupendekeza

217

proposal(s)

pendekezo (5, p: mapendekezo)

218

My grandmother

nyanyangu

219

Your place / my place

kwako / kwangu

220

to spread, distribute, disperse, deploy

kusambaza

221

everyone

kila mtu

222

Subiri vs. ngoja

Subiri is more polite

223

to forgive

kusamehe

224

to compel, force, necessitate, oblige, be obligatory

kubidi (Itabidi; ilinibidi = I had to)

225

to knock on a door

kubisha

226

criminal(s), thug(s), rogue(s), bandit(s) (j-)

jambazi (5, p: majambazi)

227

debate, discussion

majadiliano

228

conversation

mazungumzo

229

topic of discussion

mada

230

to research

kutafiti

231

to analyze, evaluate

kutathmini

232

like sawa sawa

bara bara (stress on a)

233

system(s)

mfumo (3, p: mifumo)

234

alive

hai

235

corpse(s), the dead

mfu (1, p: wafu)

236

domestic animal(s), the domestication of animals

mfugo (3, p: mifugo)

237

to staple, tighten, put close together

kubana

238

suffix to verbs when you are doing something for someone else

-ia

239

to be very drunk

kuchakari

240

expression(s), idiom(s), saying(s)

msemo (3, p: misemo)

241

to drink alcohol

kupiga maji

242

to comfort, calm down

kutuliza

243

to be alarmed, startled, scared

kushtuka

244

the future

usoni, umbele

245

debt(s)

deni (5, p: madeni)

246

crowd(s), traffic, congestion

msongamano (3, p: misongamano)

247

to provide accommodation, house, lay down

kulaza

248

another word for jinsi, type, sort, way

namna

249

ladder, level, rank

ngazi

250

to own

kumiliki

251

intentionally

kimakusudi

252

sign(s), indication(s), signal(s)

ishara

253

acting, deputy, assistant

makamu

254

to release, pardon, forgive

kuachilia

255

to suffer, to be in pain

kuteseka

256

for certain, undoubtedly, of course

hakika

257

compensation, damages, bail

fidia

258

statistic(s), figure(s)

takwimu

259

elsewhere

kwingineko

260

When do you omit kwa for in/at

before proper nouns

261

po / mo / ko

po = very specific place, ko = not very specific, mo = inside

262

opposite, across from

mkabala na

263

in the corner, to the periphery

pembeni

264

concept(s), idea(s) (d-)

dhana

265

to pollute

kuchafua

266

to surround

kuzingira

267

to translate

kutafsiri

268

grammar

sarufi

269

proper, standard, grammatical (good Swahili)

sanifu

270

tribe(s)

kabila (5, p: makabila)