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Wordlist Swahili-English (Modern)

Agosti = August

Alhamisi = Thursday

Allah = God

Aprili = April

Bahari ya Sham = Red Sea

Bara Hindi = India

Biblia = Bible

Desemba = December

Februari = February

Habeshi = Abyssinia

Ibilisi = Lucifer, Satan

Ijumaa = Friday

Januari = January

Julai = July

Jumanne = Tuesday

Jumapili = Sunday

Jumatano = Wednesday

Jumatatu = Monday

Juni = June

Kenya = Kenya

Machi = March

Mei = May

Mfaransa = Frenchman

Mhindi = Indian

Misko = Moscow

Misri = Egypt

Mkristo = Christian

Mreno = Portuguese

Mrumi = Roman

Msahafu = Koran

Mungu = God

Mwarabu = Arab

Mwingereza = Englishman, Sassenach

Mwislamu = Mohammedan, Moslem, Muslim, Mussulman, Mohammedan, Moslem, Muslim, Mussulman

Myahudi = Hebrew, Jew, Jew

Myunani = Greek

Mzungu = European

Novemba = November

Oktoba = October

Pasaka = Easter

Rajabu = Rajab

Ramadhani = Ramadan

Septemba = September

Sham = Syria

Tanzania = Tanzania

-a = by, from, of, on, since

-ake = their, his, her, his, its, their, its, her

-ako = your, your

-angu = my

-ao = their, her, his, its, their

-a huzuni = dismal, gaunt, miserable, sad

-a kenda = ninth

-a kigeni = alien, foreign, strange

-a kumi = tenth

-a kutosha = enough, sufficient

-a kuume = right, righthand

-a kwanza = first

-a moto = hot

-a mwisho = last

-a nane = eighth

-a nne = fourth

-a pili = second

-a saba = seventh

-a sita = sixth

-a tano = fifth

-a tatu = third

-a tisa = ninth

-baya = bad, miserable, nasty, poor

-bichi = unripe

-bivu = mature, ripe

-bovu = addled, bad, rotten

-chungu = acerbic, bitter, acerbic, bitter

-dogo = diminutive, little, small

-ekundu = red

-ema = good, nice, okay

-embamba = narrow, slender, slim

-enu = your, your

-enyewe = self, herself, himself, itself

-enye akili = able, capable

-enye giza = dark, dim

-enye nguvu = strong

-epesi = light, fast, quick, rapid, speedy, swift

-erevu = clever, cunning, sly, smart

-etu = our

-eupe = blank, white

-eusi = black

-fupi = brief, short

-gonjwa = ill, sick

-gumu = hard, hard

-ingi = a lot of, much

-ingine = other, another, else

-kali = abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, acute, lurid, sharp, hot

-kavu = dry

-kubwa = big, great, large, important, serious

-kuu = chief, main, major, principal

-moja = one

-na = have, have got

-nane = eight

-nene = bold, corpulent, fat, thick

-nne = four

-nono = bold, corpulent, fat, thick

-ote = all the, each, every, everybody, every one

-o -ote = at all, -ever

-pana = broad

-pya = new, novel

-refu = long, deep, profound

-sahaulifu = forgetful

-tamu = gentle, soft, sweet, tender

-tano = five

-tatu = three

-tupu = empty, void

-vivu = lazy, lazy

-wili = two

-zima = entire, overall, whole

-zito = burdensome, heavy, onerous

-zuri = beautiful, fine, handsome, lovely, good, nice, okay

Uajemi = Persia, Persia

Uarabu = Arabia, Arabia

Udachi = Germany

Ufaransa = France

Uganda = Uganda

Uhindi = India

Uingereza = England

Ujeremani = Germany

Ulaya = Europa, Europe

Ulaya Faransa = France

Ulaya wa Waamerikani = United States of America, USA

Ulaya wa Waarabu = Arabia, Arabia

Ulaya wa Waingereza = England

Unguja = Zanzibar

Ureno = Portugal

Yahudi = Hebrew, Jew, Jew

adhuhuri = midday, noon

adui = adversary, enemy

afisi = bureau, office

afya = health

alasiri = afternoon

anwani = address

arobaini = forty

asali = honey

asante = thank you, thanks

askari = pawn, soldier

au = or

baada ya = after, behind

baba = father

baba mdogo = uncle

badala ya = instead of

bahari = sea

baisikeli = bike, cycle, bicycle

bali = but, however, nevertheless, yet

banda la motokaa = garage

barbara = road, route, way

baridi = cold

barua = letter

benki = bank

bibi = lady, madam, Mrs.

bila = without

binti = daughter

bora = fine, great, eminent

buibui = spider

bustani = garden

bwana = boss, master, gentleman, lord, Mr.

chai = tea

chakula = food

cheo = measure, measurement, grade, rank, rate

cheti = certificate, testimony

chini = below, downstairs, underneath, below, underneath

chini ya = below, beneath, under, underneath

chombo = jug, box, container, vessel, vase, vessel

choo = dung, excrement, latrine

chui = leopard

chuma = iron

chumba = chamber, room

chumvi = salt

chungu = cooking pot, jug, pot

chungwa = orange

chuo = school

chuo kikuu = university

chupa = bottle

chura = frog

dada = sister

dafu = coconut

dakika = minute

daktari = doctor, physician

damu = blood

dawa = drug, medicine, pharmaceutical

desturi = custom, habit, way

dubu = bear

duka = boutique, shop, store

edashara = eleven

elfu = thousand, one thousand

embe = mango

faida = gain, profit

farasi = horse

fedha = silver, money

fisi = hyaena

furaha = gladness, joy

ganda = bark, husk, peel, shell

gani = what a, what kind of, what sort of

gani? = what kind of?

gazeti = gazette, magazine, newspaper, periodical, daily paper, journal, newspaper

ghafula = all of a sudden, suddenly

ghali = costly, dear, expensive, pricey

giza = darkness, murk

goti = knee

gunia = bag, sack

habari = news, novelty, something new

hafifu = faint, light, weak, miserable, poor, poor

haja = need, want

hako = absent

hamsini = fifty

hapa = here

hasara = loss

hata = until, till

hatari = danger, peril

hata kidogo = not at all

hesabu = account, number, numeral

heshima = respect

hewa = air

hodari = brave, courageous, valiant

hofu = fear

homa = ague, fever

hoteli = hotel

huku = here

humu = here

huzuni = sadness, sorrow

ikiwa = if, provided that

imara = strong

ingawa = though, although

inzi = fly, housefly

ishirini = twenty

jambo = affair, business, business deal, case, matter

jana = yesterday

jani = leaf, sheet

je = hey, say, now, well, well then

jembe = hoe

jibini = cheese

jibu = answer, reply

jicho = eye

jina = appellation, name

jino = tooth

jioni = evening

jiwe = stone

jogoo = cock, rooster

jua = sun

juma = week

jumba = palace

jumbe = boss, chief, leader

juu = above, on top, overhead, upstairs

juu ya = across from, against, in exchange for, opposed to, opposite, upon, above, over, on, upon

juzi = the day before yesterday

kaa ya pwani = crab

kabila = tribe

kabisa = at all, entirely, quite, wholly

kabla ya = before, in front of

kahawa = coffee

kaka = brother

kalamu = pencil, feather, pen, plume

kama = that, as, how, like, such as, if, provided that

kamili = absolute, complete

kanisa = church, church-building, house of worship, place of worship

karakana = factory, factory

karani = clerk

karatasi = paper

karibu = nearby

kaskazini = north, North

katika = a, in, inside, into, on, per, within

katikati = rather, across, beyond, on the other side of

kati ya = among, between

kazi = job, work

kelele = ado, din, noise

kenda = nine

kesho = tomorrow

kesho kutwa = the day after tomorrow

kiatu = shoe

kiazi = potato

kibanda = cabin, hut, shack

kiboko = hippo, hippopotamus

kichwa = head, pate

kidole = finger, toe

kidonda = ulcer, sore

kifaru = rhino, rhinoceros

kifua = bosom, breast, chest

kifungua kopo = can opener, tin-opener

kifuniko = cover, hood, lid

kijana = youngster, youth

kijiji = village

kijiko = spoon

kijito = stream

kikapu = basket

kiko = pipe

kikombe = cup

kila = all the, each, every, everybody, every one

kilima = hill

kilo = kilo

kilometa = kilometre

kioo = looking-glass, mirror, glass

kipande = fragment, lump, piece, bit, lump, piece

kipofu = blind, sightless person

kisima = well

kisiwa = island

kisu = knife

kisungura = rabbit

kitabu = book

kitambaa = cloth

kitanda = bed

kiti = chair

kitu = thing, article, object, thing

kitunguu = onion

kiwanda = factory, factory

kiwanja = earth, land, soil

kizibo = cork

kobe = tortoise

kondoo = sheep

kongoni = gnu, wildebeest

kosa = aberration, error, mistake

kubali = accede, agree, consent

kuku = chicken, fowl, fowl

kumi = ten

kumi na -moja = eleven

kumi na -nane = eighteen

kumi na -nne = fourteen

kumi na -tano = fifteen

kumi na -tatu = thirteen

kumi na -wili = twelve

kumi na kenda = nineteen

kumi na mbili = twelve

kumi na moja = eleven

kumi na nane = eighteen

kumi na nne = fourteen

kumi na saba = seventeen

kumi na sita = sixteen

kumi na tano = fifteen

kumi na tatu = thirteen

kumi na tisa = nineteen

kusini = south

kuvua = fish

kwa = from, out of

kwa heri = adieu, farewell, bye, goodbye

kwa herini = adieu, farewell, bye, goodbye

kwa hiyo = on that account, therefore

kwa sababu = because, for the reason that, because, for the reason that, as, because, for, since

kwenda na = accompany

labda = maybe, mayhap, perchance, perhaps, possibly

laini = smooth, soft

lakini = but, but, however, nevertheless, yet

lazima = necessary

leo = today

lini = as, when

lugha = language, tongue

maana = meaning

maendeleo = advance, advancement, progress

mafuta = oil

magharibi = west, West

mahali = place, plaza, square, public square

mahali po pote = wherever

maisha = life

majani = grass, grass, herb

maji = water

malaika = angel

mama = mother

mamba = crocodile

mapema = early

mara = occasion, time

mara kwa mara = now and then

mara moja = once, one time

mara nyingi = frequently, often, regularly

mashariki = east, East

mashine = engine, machine

maskini = miserable, poor

mavuno = harvest

maziwa = milk

mbegu = seed

mbele = ahead, formerly, previously, ahead, foreward, on

mbele ya = before, in front of

mbili = two

mboga = vegetable

mbu = mosquito

mbuzi = goat

mbwa = dog

mbweha = jackal

mchawi = enchanter, magician, sorcerer, warlock, wizard

mchele = rice, husked rice

mcheza = actor

mchezo = game

mchungaji = shepherd, shepherd

mchungwa = orange-tree

mdachi = German

mdudu = bug, insect

meza = table

mfalme = king

mfuko = bag, sack

mfupa = bone

mganga = doctor, physician

mgeni = foreigner, stranger, guest

mgomba = banana plant, banana-plant

mgonjwa = patient, patient

mguu = leg, leg, paw, foot, paw

mia = hundred, one hundred

mia -wili = two hundred

mia mbili = two hundred

mjane = widow

mjeremani = German

mji = city, town, village

mjinga = fool

mjomba = uncle

mkahawa = restaurant

mkate = bread, loaf

mke = wife

mkeka = mat, plaited mat

mkia = tail

mkono = arm, hand

mlango = gate, gateway, portal, door

mlezi = nurse

mlima = hill, mountain

mlinzi = guard

mnazi = coconut palm

mno = quite, very, very much, too, too much

mnyama = animal, animal, beast

moja = one

moshi = smoke

mosi = one

moto = fire

moyo = heart

mpishi = cook, male cook

mpunga = rice

msaada = aid, help, aid, help

msafiri = traveller

msalaba = cross

mshahara = salary, wage, wages

msitu = forest, woods

mstari = line

mswaki = tooth-brush

mtambo = engine, machine

mtende = date palm, date-palm

mti = tree, pole, post, stanchion, stake, timber, wood

mto = river

mtoto = child, bairn, infant

mtu = person

mtumishi = boy, servant

mtumwa = slave

muhindi = corn, Indian corn, maize, mealies

muhogo = cassava, cassava

mume = husband

muwa = sugar-cane

mvua = rain

mwaka = year

mwalimu = instructor, teacher

mwamerikani = American, US citizen

mwana = son

mwanamke = woman

mwanamume = fellow, man

mwavuli = umbrella

mwembe = mango-tree

mwendo = distance, offset, journey, trip, voyage

mwenyeji = inhabitant

mwenyewe = owner, owner

mwezi = moon, month

mwiba = thorn

mwiko = spoon, large spoon

mwili = body

mwisho = end, ending

mwivi = thief

mwizi = thief

mwuza duka = shopkeeper

mzazi = parent

mzigo = burden, charge, load

mzizi = root

na = and

naam = yes

nafasi = time, while

nane = eight

nazi = coconut

nchi = country, land

ndani = inside

ndani ya = a, in, inside, into, on, per, within

ndege = bird

ndevu = beard

ndiyo = yes

ndizi = banana

ndoto = dream

ndovu = elephant

ndugu = brother, relative

ndui = smallpox

neno = word

ngamia = camel

ngano = wheat

nge = scorpion

nguo = article of clothing, garment, clothes, clothing

nguruwe = hog, pig, swine

ng'ombe = bovine, bovine animal

ng'ombe dume = bull, bull

njaa = hunger

nje = abroad, out, outside

njia = path, road, route, way

nne = four

nta = wax

nuru = light

nyama = meat

nyani = baboon

nyanya = tomato

nyati = buffalo

nyoka = serpent, snake

nyuki = bee

nyuma = behind

nyuma ya = behind, after

nyumba = house

nyumbu = gnu, wildebeest

nyuni = bird

nywele = hair

paa = antelope

paka = cat

pamoja = together

panya = rat

panya mdogo = mouse

pasipo = without

pengine = several times, sometimes

pia = also, likewise, too, equally, likewise

pili = two

pokea = accept, receive, take, take in

pombe = ale, beer

punda = ass, donkey

punda milia = zebra

pwani = coast, seaside, shore

rafiki = friend

rahisi = easy, facile, cheap, inexpensive, cheap, inexpensive

rangi = colour, dye

ruhusa = permission

saa = clock, watch, hour, o'clock, time

saba = seven

sababu = account, reason

sabini = seventy

sabuni = soap

safari = journey, trip, voyage

safi = clean, pure

sahani = course, dish, plate, platter

sahihi = correct, right

salamu = greeting

samaki = fish

sana = quite, very, very much

sanduku = box

sasa = at present, now

sasa hivi = at once, immediately, just, right away, right now

sauti = voice, vote

seremala = carpenter

shamba = field

shauri = advice, counsel, design, diagram, plan, plane, plan, project, scheme

shimo = well

shoka = axe

shule = school

siagi = butter

sikio = ear

siku = day

sikuzote = always, ever

siku hizi = currently, nowadays, these days

simba = lion

sindano = needle

sita = six

sitini = sixty

soko = bazaar, fair, market, market, marketplace

sukari = sugar

sungura = hare

swali = question

taa = lamp

tafadhali = please

tajiri = affluent, rich, wealthy, well-off

tandu = centipede

tangazo = ad, advertisement

tano = five

tarehe = date

tatu = three

tayari = finished, ready, through

tembo = elephant

tena = afresh, again, all over again, anew, afresh, again, once more

tendo = accomplishment, achievement, act, action

thelathini = thirty

themanini = eighty

thenashara = twelve

tisa = nine

tisini = ninety

tosha = suffice

tu = exclusively, just, only, alone, just, only, solely

tukio baya = accident

tumbako = tobacco

tumbili = ape, monkey

tumbo = stomach

tunda la kizungu = apple

tundu = hole

twiga = giraffe

ua = bloom, flower, court, yard, courtyard

ubao = board, plank

ubavu = rib

ubawa = wing

uchawi = enchantment, magic, sorcery, witchcraft, wizardry

udongo = ground, soil

ufagio = broom

ufalme = kingdom

ufunguo = key, wrench

ugenini = abroad

ugonjwa = ailment, disease, illness

ujinga = wisdom

ukali = acerbity, acrimony, acuity, sharpness

ukubwa = size

ukuta = wall

ulaya = country, land

ulimi = tongue

ulimwengu = world

umaskini = poverty

umeme = lightning

umoja = unity

umri = age

unga = flour, meal

uongo = lie

upepo = wind

upya = newness

urefu = length, length

usiku = night

usingizi = sleep

uso = face

utamu = sweetness

uvivu = laziness

uzi = cord, rope, string

vema = okay, well

vibaya = badly

vizuri = okay, well

volkeno = volcano

wakati = time, while

watu = folk, nation, people

wavu = net, network

wazo = thought

wembe = razor

weusi = blackness

wiki = week

wimbo = song

wino = ink

yai = egg

yeye = he, him


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