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Useful swahili words

ENGLISH SWAHILI

 

GREETINGS
 Hello!  Habari!
Good morning!  Habari za asubuhi!
 Good afternoon!  Habari za mchana!
Good evening!  Habari za jioni!
Good night!  Lala salama
Good Bye!  Kwa heri
 Bye!  Baadaye!

 

IMPORTANT VOCABULARIES

 Yes   Ndio
 No   Hapana
Okay  Sawa
Maybe  Pengine
Thank you  Asante
You're Welcome  Karibu
Excuse me  Samahani
I'm sorry  Pole sana
I don't have  sina
We don't have Hatuna
There is no Hakuna

 

INTRODUCING YOURSELF

My name is.. Ninaitwa..
I'm from.. Ninatoka..
I'm... years old Nina miaka..
I am not married Sijaolewa
I'm not travelling alone Sisafiri peke yangu
I'm travelling with.. Ninasafiri na..

 

COMPREHENSION

I don't speak swahili Sizungumzi kiswahili
I don't understand that Hiyo sijaelewa
Do you speak..? Unazungumza....?
Does anyone here speak...? Kuna mtu anayezungumza...?
English Kiingereza
France Kifaransa
Could you write that down please Tafadhali niandikie hiyo chini.
Could you please repeat that Tafadhali rudia tena.
 Just a moment please Tafadhali subiri kidogo.

 

SWAHILI NAMES OF ANIMALS

African wild dogs(s)  Mbwa mwitu
Aardvark  Mahanga
Baboon  Nyani
Bat(s)  Popo
Blue monkey(s)  Kima
Buffalo(es)  Nyati / Mbogo
Bushbuck  Pongo / Mbalawa
Camel(s)  Ngamia
Cat(s)  Paka
Cheetah(s)  Duma
Chimpanzee(s)  Sokwe
Civet(s)  Fungo
Colobus(Black and White)  Mbega mweusi na mweupe
Colobus (red)  Mbega mwekundu
Colobus (zanzibar red)  Kima punju
Cow(s)  Ng'ombe
Deer  Paa
Dikidik  Digidigi
Duiker  Funa
Donkey(s)  Punda
Dolphin(s)  Pomboo
Eland  Pofu
Elephant(s)  Tembo
Fish  Samaki
Gazelle  Swala
Giraffe  Twiga
Goat  Mbuzi
Grant's Gazelle  Swala grant
Guinea pigs  Sili
Hartebeest  Kongoni
Hippo  Kiboko
Horse(s)  Farasi
Hyne(s)  Fisi
Hyrax  Pimbi
Impala Swala pala
Jackal Mbweha
Klipspringer Mbuzi mawe
Kudu Tandala
Leopard Chui
Lion Simba
Moogose Nguchiro
oribi Taya
Pangolini Kakakuona
Pig(s) Nguruwe
Rabbit(s) Sungura
Reedbuck Tohe
Rhinoceros Kifaru
Roan Korongo
Sable Pahala
Sheep Kondoo
Suni Paa
Thompson's gazelle Swala tomi
Topi Nyamera
Vervet Tumbili
Warthogs Ngiri
Waterbuck Kuro
Wildbeest Nyumbu
Zebra Pundamilia

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