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Wordlist English (Modern)-Swahili

a = katika, ndani ya

aberration = kosa

able = -enye akili

above = juu ya, juu

abrasive = -kali

abroad = ugenini, nje

absent = hako

absolute = kamili

Abyssinia = Habeshi

accede = kubali

accept = pokea

accident = tukio baya

accompany = kwenda na

accomplishment = tendo

accordion = <kinanda cha mkono>

account = sababu, hesabu

acerbic = -kali, -chungu

acerbity = ukali

achievement = tendo

acid = -kali

acrid = -kali

acrimonious = -kali

acrimony = ukali

across = katikati

across from = juu ya

act = tendo

action = tendo

actor = mcheza

acuity = ukali

acute = -kali

ad = tangazo

addled = -bovu

address = anwani

adieu = kwa heri, kwa herini

ado = kelele

advancement = maendeleo

adversary = adui

advertisement = tangazo

advice = shauri

affair = jambo

affluent = tajiri

afresh = tena

after = nyuma ya, baada ya

afternoon = alasiri

again = tena

against = juu ya

age = umri

agree = kubali

ague = homa

ahead = mbele

aid = msaada

ailment = ugonjwa

air = hewa

ale = pombe

alien = -a kigeni

all of a sudden = ghafula

all over again = tena

all the = -ote, kila

alone = tu

a lot of = -ingi

also = pia

although = ingawa

always = sikuzote

American = mwamerikani

among = kati ya

and = na

anew = tena

angel = malaika

animal = mnyama

another = -ingine

answer = jibu

antelope = paa

ape = tumbili

appellation = jina

apple = tunda la kizungu

April = Aprili

Arab = Mwarabu

Arabia = Uarabu, Ulaya wa Waarabu

arm = mkono

article = kitu

article of clothing = nguo

as = lini, kama, kwa sababu

ass = punda

at all = -o -ote, kabisa

at once = sasa hivi

at present = sasa

at that place = kule, mle, pale

August = Agosti

axe = shoka

baboon = nyani

bad = -baya, -bovu

badly = vibaya

bag = gunia, mfuko

bairn = mtoto

banana = ndizi

banana-plant = mgomba

banana plant = mgomba

bank = benki

bark = ganda

basket = kikapu

bazaar = soko

beam = redio

bear = dubu

beard = ndevu

beast = mnyama

beautiful = -zuri

because = kwa sababu

bed = kitanda

bee = nyuki

beer = pombe

before = kabla ya, mbele ya

behind = nyuma ya, baada ya

below = chini, chini ya

beneath = chini ya

between = kati ya

beyond = katikati

bicycle = baisikeli

big = -kubwa

bike = baisikeli

bird = ndege, nyuni

bit = kipande

bitter = -chungu

black = -eusi

blackness = weusi

blank = -eupe

blind = kipofu

blood = damu

bloom = ua

blushing = -ekundu

board = ubao

body = mwili

bold = -nene, -nono

bone = mfupa

book = kitabu

bosom = kifua

boss = jumbe, bwana

bottle = chupa

boutique = duka

bovine = ng'ombe

bovine animal = ng'ombe

box = sanduku, chombo

boy = mtumishi

brave = hodari

bread = mkate

breast = kifua

brief = -fupi

broad = -pana

broom = ufagio

brother = kaka, ndugu

buffalo = nyati

bug = mdudu

bull = ng'ombe dume

burden = mzigo

burdensome = -zito

bureau = afisi

business = jambo

business deal = jambo

but = bali, lakini

butter = siagi

by = -a

bye = kwa heri, kwa herini

cabin = kibanda

camel = ngamia

can opener = kifungua kopo

capable = -enye akili

carpenter = seremala

case = jambo

cassava = muhogo

cat = paka

centipede = tandu

certificate = cheti

chair = kiti

chamber = chumba

charge = mzigo

cheap = rahisi

cheese = jibini

chest = kifua

chicken = kuku

chief = jumbe, -kuu

child = mtoto

Christian = Mkristo

church = kanisa

church-building = kanisa

city = mji

clean = safi

clerk = karani

clever = -erevu

clock = saa

cloth = kitambaa

clothes = nguo

clothing = nguo

coast = pwani

cock = jogoo

coconut = dafu, nazi

coconut palm = mnazi

coffee = kahawa

cold = baridi

colour = rangi

complete = kamili

consent = kubali

container = chombo

cook = mpishi

cooking pot = chungu

cord = uzi

cork = kizibo

corn = muhindi

corpulent = -nene, -nono

correct = sahihi

costly = ghali

counsel = shauri

country = nchi, ulaya

courageous = hodari

course = sahani

court = ua

courtyard = ua

cover = kifuniko

crab = kaa ya pwani

crocodile = mamba

cross = msalaba

cunning = -erevu

cup = kikombe

currently = siku hizi

custom = desturi

cycle = baisikeli

daily paper = gazeti

danger = hatari

dark = -enye giza

darkness = giza

date = tarehe

date-palm = mtende

date palm = mtende

daughter = binti

day = siku

dear = ghali

December = Desemba

deep = -refu

design = shauri

diagram = shauri

dim = -enye giza

diminutive = -dogo

din = kelele

disease = ugonjwa

dish = sahani

dismal = -a huzuni

distance = mwendo

doctor = daktari, mganga

dog = mbwa

donkey = punda

door = mlango

downstairs = chini

dream = ndoto

drug = dawa

dry = -kavu

dung = choo

dye = rangi

each = -ote, kila

ear = sikio

early = mapema

earth = kiwanja

east = mashariki

Easter = Pasaka

easy = rahisi

egg = yai

Egypt = Misri

eight = nane, -nane

eighteen = kumi na nane, kumi na -nane

eighth = -a nane

eighty = themanini

elephant = ndovu, tembo

eleven = edashara, kumi na moja, kumi na -moja

else = -ingine

eminent = bora

empty = -tupu

enchanter = mchawi

enchantment = uchawi

end = mwisho

ending = mwisho

enemy = adui

engine = mashine, mtambo

England = Uingereza, Ulaya wa Waingereza

Englishman = Mwingereza

enough = -a kutosha

entire = -zima

entirely = kabisa

equally = pia

error = kosa

Europa = Ulaya

Europe = Ulaya

European = Mzungu

evening = jioni

ever = sikuzote

-ever = -o -ote

every = -ote, kila

everybody = -ote, kila

every one = -ote, kila

exclusively = tu

excrement = choo

expensive = ghali

eye = jicho

face = uso

facile = rahisi

factory = karakana, kiwanda

faint = hafifu

fair = soko

farewell = kwa heri, kwa herini

fast = -epesi

fat = -nene, -nono

father = baba

fear = hofu

feather = kalamu

February = Februari

fellow = mwanamume

fever = homa

field = shamba

fifteen = kumi na tano, kumi na -tano

fifth = -a tano

fifty = hamsini

fine = -zuri, bora

finger = kidole

finished = tayari

fire = moto

first = -a kwanza

fish = kuvua, samaki

five = tano, -tano

flour = unga

flower = ua

fly = inzi

folk = watu

food = chakula

fool = mjinga

foot = mguu

for = kwa sababu

foreign = -a kigeni

foreigner = mgeni

forest = msitu

foreward = mbele

forgetful = -sahaulifu

formerly = mbele

for the reason that = kwa sababu

forty = arobaini

four = nne, -nne

fourteen = kumi na nne, kumi na -nne

fourth = -a nne

fowl = kuku

fragment = kipande

France = Ulaya Faransa, Ufaransa

Frenchman = Mfaransa

frequently = mara nyingi

Friday = Ijumaa

friend = rafiki

frog = chura

from = -a, kwa

gain = faida

game = mchezo

garage = banda la motokaa

garden = bustani

garment = nguo

gate = mlango

gateway = mlango

gaunt = -a huzuni

gazette = gazeti

gentle = -tamu

gentleman = bwana

German = mdachi, mjeremani

Germany = Udachi, Ujeremani

giraffe = twiga

gladness = furaha

glass = kioo

gnu = kongoni, nyumbu

goat = mbuzi

good = -ema, -zuri

goodbye = kwa heri, kwa herini

grade = cheo

grass = majani

great = bora, -kubwa

Greek = Myunani

greeting = salamu

ground = udongo

guard = mlinzi

guest = mgeni

habit = desturi

hair = nywele

hand = mkono

handsome = -zuri

hard = -gumu

hare = sungura

harvest = mavuno

have = -na

have got = -na

he = yeye

head = kichwa

health = afya

heart = moyo

heavy = -zito

Hebrew = Myahudi, Yahudi

help = msaada

her = -ake, -ao

herb = majani

here = hapa, huku, humu

herself = -enyewe

hey = je

hill = kilima, mlima

him = yeye

himself = -enyewe

hippo = kiboko

hippopotamus = kiboko

his = -ake, -ao

hoe = jembe

hog = nguruwe

hole = tundu

honey = asali

hood = kifuniko

horse = farasi

hot = -a moto, -kali

hotel = hoteli

hour = saa

house = nyumba

housefly = inzi

house of worship = kanisa

how = kama

however = bali, lakini

hundred = mia

hunger = njaa

husband = mume

husk = ganda

husked rice = mchele

hut = kibanda

hyaena = fisi

if = ikiwa, kama

ill = -gonjwa

illness = ugonjwa

immediately = sasa hivi

important = -kubwa

in = katika, ndani ya

India = Bara Hindi, Uhindi

Indian = Mhindi

Indian corn = muhindi

in exchange for = juu ya

inexpensive = rahisi

infant = mtoto

in front of = kabla ya, mbele ya

inhabitant = mwenyeji

ink = wino

insect = mdudu

inside = katika, ndani ya, ndani

instead of = badala ya

instructor = mwalimu

into = katika, ndani ya

in what way = kama

iron = chuma

island = kisiwa

its = -ake, -ao

itself = -enyewe

jackal = mbweha

January = Januari

Jew = Myahudi, Yahudi

job = kazi

journal = gazeti

journey = mwendo, safari

joy = furaha

jug = chungu, chombo

July = Julai

June = Juni

just = tu, sasa hivi

Kenya = Kenya

key = ufunguo

kilo = kilo

kilometre = kilometa

king = mfalme

kingdom = ufalme

knee = goti

knife = kisu

Koran = Msahafu

lady = bibi

lamp = taa

land = nchi, ulaya, kiwanja

language = lugha

large = -kubwa

large spoon = mwiko

last = -a mwisho

latrine = choo

laziness = uvivu

lazy = -vivu

leader = jumbe

leaf = jani

leg = mguu

length = urefu

leopard = chui

letter = barua

lid = kifuniko

lie = uongo

life = maisha

light = nuru, hafifu, -epesi

lightning = umeme

like = kama

likewise = pia

line = mstari

lion = simba

little = -dogo

load = mzigo

loaf = mkate

long = -refu

looking-glass = kioo

lord = bwana

loss = hasara

lovely = -zuri, ghali

Lucifer = Ibilisi

lump = kipande

lurid = -kali

machine = mashine, mtambo

madam = bibi

magazine = gazeti

magic = uchawi

magician = mchawi

main = -kuu

maize = muhindi

major = -kuu

male cook = mpishi

man = mwanamume

mango = embe

mango-tree = mwembe

market = soko

marketplace = soko

master = bwana

mat = mkeka

matter = jambo

mature = -bivu

maybe = labda

mayhap = labda

meal = unga

mealies = muhindi

meaning = maana

measure = cheo

measurement = cheo

meat = nyama

medicine = dawa

midday = adhuhuri

milk = maziwa

minute = dakika

mirror = kioo

miserable = -baya, hafifu, maskini, -a huzuni

mistake = kosa

Mister = bwana

Mohammedan = Mwislamu

Monday = Jumatatu

money = fedha

monkey = tumbili

month = mwezi

moon = mwezi

Moscow = Misko

Moslem = Mwislamu

mosquito = mbu

mother = mama

mountain = mlima

mouse = panya mdogo

Mr. = bwana

Mrs. = bibi

much = -ingi

murk = giza

Muslim = Mwislamu

Mussulman = Mwislamu

my = -angu

name = jina

narrow = -embamba

nasty = -baya

nation = watu

nearby = karibu

necessary = lazima

need = haja

needle = sindano

net = wavu

network = wavu

nevertheless = bali, lakini

new = -pya

newness = upya

news = habari

newspaper = gazeti

nice = -ema, -zuri

night = usiku

nine = kenda, tisa

nineteen = kumi na kenda, kumi na tisa

ninety = tisini

ninth = -a kenda, -a tisa

no = la

noise = kelele

noon = adhuhuri

north = kaskazini

not = la

not at all = hata kidogo

novel = -pya

novelty = habari

November = Novemba

now = je, sasa

nowadays = siku hizi

now and then = mara kwa mara

number = hesabu

numeral = hesabu

nurse = mlezi

object = kitu

occasion = mara

o'clock = saa

October = Oktoba

of = -a

office = afisi

offset = mwendo

often = mara nyingi

oil = mafuta

okay = -ema, -zuri, vema, vizuri

on = mbele, -a, katika, ndani ya, juu ya

once = mara moja

once more = tena

one = moja, -moja, mosi

one hundred = mia

onerous = -zito

one thousand = elfu

one time = mara moja

onion = kitunguu

only = tu

on that account = kwa hiyo

on the other side of = katikati

on top = juu

opposed to = juu ya

opposite = juu ya

or = au

orange = chungwa

orange-tree = mchungwa

other = -ingine

our = -etu

out = nje

out of = kwa

outside = nje

over = juu ya

overall = -zima

overhead = juu

over there = kule, mle, pale

owner = mwenyewe

palace = jumba

paper = karatasi

parent = mzazi

part = kipande, sehemu

Parthian = kipande, sehemu

pate = kichwa

path = njia

patient = mgonjwa

paw = mguu

pawn = askari

peel = ganda

pen = kalamu

pencil = kalamu

people = watu

per = katika, ndani ya

perchance = labda

perhaps = labda

peril = hatari

periodical = gazeti

permission = ruhusa

Persia = Uajemi

person = mtu

pharmaceutical = dawa

physician = daktari, mganga

piece = kipande, sehemu

pig = nguruwe

pipe = kiko

place = mahali

place of worship = kanisa

plaited mat = mkeka

plan = shauri

plane = shauri

plank = ubao

plate = sahani

platter = sahani

plaza = mahali

please = tafadhali

plume = kalamu

pole = mti

poor = -baya, hafifu, maskini

portal = mlango

Portugal = Ureno

Portuguese = Mreno

possibly = labda

post = mti

pot = chungu

potato = kiazi

poverty = umaskini

previously = mbele

pricey = ghali

principal = -kuu

profit = faida

profound = -refu

progress = maendeleo

project = shauri

provided that = ikiwa, kama

public square = mahali

pure = safi

question = swali

quick = -epesi

quite = mno, sana, kabisa

rabbit = kisungura

radio = redio

radius = redio

rain = mvua

Rajab = Rajabu

Ramadan = Ramadhani

rank = cheo

rapid = -epesi

rat = panya

rate = cheo

rather = katikati

ray = redio

razor = wembe

ready = tayari

reason = sababu

receive = pokea

red = -ekundu

Red Sea = Bahari ya Sham

regularly = mara nyingi

relative = ndugu

reply = jibu

respect = heshima

restaurant = mkahawa

rhino = kifaru

rhinoceros = kifaru

rib = ubavu

rice = mchele, mpunga

rich = tajiri

right = -a kuume, sahihi

right away = sasa hivi

righthand = -a kuume

right now = sasa hivi

ripe = -bivu

river = mto

road = barbara, njia

Roman = Mrumi

room = chumba

rooster = jogoo

root = mzizi

rope = uzi

rotten = -bovu

route = barbara, njia

Sabbath = Jumamosi

sack = gunia, mfuko

sad = -a huzuni

sadness = huzuni

salary = mshahara

salt = chumvi

Sassenach = Mwingereza

Satan = Ibilisi

Saturday = Jumamosi

say = je

scheme = shauri

school = chuo, shule

scorpion = nge

sea = bahari

seaside = pwani

second = -a pili

seed = mbegu

self = -enyewe

September = Septemba

serious = -kubwa

serpent = nyoka

servant = mtumishi

seven = saba

seventeen = kumi na saba

seventh = -a saba

seventy = sabini

several times = pengine

shack = kibanda

share = kipande, sehemu

sharp = -kali

sharpness = ukali

sheep = kondoo

sheet = jani

shell = ganda

shepherd = mchungaji

shoe = kiatu

shop = duka

shopkeeper = mwuza duka

shore = pwani

short = -fupi

sick = -gonjwa

sightless person = kipofu

silver = fedha

since = -a, kwa sababu

sir = bwana

sister = dada

six = sita

sixteen = kumi na sita

sixth = -a sita

sixty = sitini

size = ukubwa

slave = mtumwa

sleep = usingizi

slender = -embamba

slim = -embamba

sly = -erevu

small = -dogo

smallpox = ndui

smart = -erevu

smoke = moshi

smooth = laini

snake = nyoka

soap = sabuni

soft = -tamu, laini

soil = udongo, kiwanja

soldier = askari

solely = tu

something new = habari

sometimes = pengine

son = mwana

song = wimbo

sorcerer = mchawi

sorcery = uchawi

sore = kidonda

sorrow = huzuni

south = kusini

speedy = -epesi

spider = buibui

spoon = mwiko, kijiko

square = mahali

stake = mti

stanchion = mti

stomach = tumbo

stone = jiwe

store = duka

strange = -a kigeni

stranger = mgeni

stream = kijito

string = uzi

strong = imara, -enye nguvu

such a = kama

such as = kama

suddenly = ghafula

suffice = tosha

sufficient = -a kutosha

sugar = sukari

sugar-cane = muwa

sun = jua

Sunday = Jumapili

sweet = -tamu

sweetness = utamu

swift = -epesi

swine = nguruwe

Syria = Sham

table = meza

tail = mkia

take = pokea

take in = pokea

Tanzania = Tanzania

tea = chai

teacher = mwalimu

ten = kumi

tender = -tamu

tenth = -a kumi

testimony = cheti

thanks = asante

thank you = asante

that = kama, nini, nani

the day after tomorrow = kesho kutwa

the day before yesterday = juzi

their = -ake, -ao

there = kule, mle, pale

therefore = kwa hiyo

these days = siku hizi

they = wao

thick = -nene, -nono

thief = mwivi, mwizi

thing = kitu

third = -a tatu

thirteen = kumi na tatu, kumi na -tatu

thirty = thelathini

thorn = mwiba

thou = ninyi, wewe

though = ingawa

thought = wazo

thousand = elfu

three = tatu, -tatu

through = tayari

Thursday = Alhamisi

till = hata

timber = mti

time = mara, saa, nafasi, wakati

tin-opener = kifungua kopo

tobacco = tumbako

today = leo

toe = kidole

together = pamoja

tomato = nyanya

tomorrow = kesho

tongue = ulimi, lugha

too = pia, mno

too much = mno

tooth = jino

tooth-brush = mswaki

tortoise = kobe

town = mji

traveller = msafiri

tree = mti

tribe = kabila

trip = mwendo, safari

Tuesday = Jumanne

twelve = kumi na mbili, kumi na -wili, thenashara

twenty = ishirini

two = mbili, -wili, pili

two hundred = mia mbili, mia -wili

Uganda = Uganda

ulcer = kidonda

umbrella = mwavuli

uncle = baba mdogo, mjomba

under = chini ya

underneath = chini, chini ya

United States of America = Ulaya wa Waamerikani

unity = umoja

university = chuo kikuu

unripe = -bichi

until = hata

upon = juu ya

upstairs = juu

USA = Ulaya wa Waamerikani

US citizen = mwamerikani

valiant = hodari

vase = chombo

vegetable = mboga

very = mno, sana

very much = mno, sana

vessel = chombo

village = kijiji, mji

voice = sauti

void = -tupu

volcano = volkeno

vote = sauti

voyage = mwendo, safari

wage = mshahara

wages = mshahara

wall = ukuta

want = haja

warlock = mchawi

watch = saa

water = maji

wax = nta

way = desturi, barbara, njia

weak = hafifu

wealthy = tajiri

Wednesday = Jumatano

week = juma, wiki

well = vema, vizuri, je, kisima, shimo

well-off = tajiri

well then = je

west = magharibi

what = nini

what a = gani, kama

what kind of = gani

what sort of = gani

wheat = ngano

when = lini

where = wapi

wherever = mahali po pote

which = nani

while = nafasi, wakati

white = -eupe

who = nani

whole = -zima

wholly = kabisa

widow = mjane

wife = mke

wildebeest = kongoni, nyumbu

wind = upepo

wing = ubawa

wireless = redio

wisdom = ujinga

witchcraft = uchawi

within = katika, ndani ya

without = bila, pasipo

wizard = mchawi

wizardry = uchawi

woman = mwanamke

wood = mti

woods = msitu

word = neno

work = kazi

world = ulimwengu

wrench = ufunguo

yard = ua

ye = ninyi, wewe

year = mwaka

yes = naam, ndiyo

yesterday = jana

yet = bali, lakini

yon = kule, mle, pale

yonder = kule, mle, pale

you = ninyi, wewe

youngster = kijana

your = -ako, -enu

youth = kijana

Zanzibar = Unguja

zebra = punda milia


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