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English

Greetings

Good day
Hello
Goodnight
How do you do?
It is well with me
How are you?
I am well
What is your news?
Good news
Goodbye
Greetings, when writing
May I come in?
You may come in
Sit down
Is the man at home?
Is the woman home?
Yes, he (she) is there
No, he (she) is no
What is your name?
My name is

Describing a family

My wife
My husband
My daughter
My son
My child
My children
My friend
My sister
My brother

Giving compliments

Thank you
Thank you very much
I have enjoyed myself very much
I hope to see you again soon
Come and see us

Availability (time)

Are you free tomorrow morning?
Are you free this afternoon, evening?
Please give me your address
Tomorrow
Today
Yesterday

Entertainments & recreation discussion

I want to see local dances
What should I wear?
To go swimming
What does the performance start?
Entrance charge
To go fishing

Names of wildlife

Bird
Baboon
Buffalo
Cheetah
Crocodile
Cat
Cow
Dog
Donkey
Elephant
Frog
Fish
Goat
Giraffe
Gnu
Wildebeest
Guinea
Horse
Hippo
Hen or chicken
Hyena
Hartebeest
Hare
Leopard
Lion
Mule
Rat
Rhino
Roan Antelope
Sheep
Snake
Sable Antelope
Topi
Zebra

Financial banking discussions

Bank
Where is the nearest bank?
At which window do I cash this?
I don't want large denominations
Can I change this?
What's exchange rate on the dollar?
Dollar

Kenya and Tanzania currency

Money
Notes
Shillings
Cents
1000/-
500/-
100/-
20/-
Coins
10/-
5/-
A shilling piece
Fifty cent piece
Ten cent piece
Five cent piece

Describing parts of the body

Ankle
Arm
Upper Arm
Back
Blood
Body
Bone
Belly
Breasts
Buttocks
Cheek
Chest
Chin
Ear
Elbow
Eye
Eyes
Eyebrow
Eyelash
Face
Finger
Foot
Forehead
Hair
Hand
Head
Heart
Heel
Hip
Jaw
Knee
Leg
Lip or Mouth
Neck
Nose
Shoulder
Shoulders
Skin
Stomach
Tooth
Thigh
Throat
Thumb
Toe
Tongue
Waist
Wrist

Describing clothing

Blouse
Coat
Collar
Clothes
Dress
Handkerchief
Hat
Jacket
Overcoat
Shirt
Rain coat
Swim Suit
Shoes
Shorts
Skirt
Slippers
Socks
Stockings
Sweater
Trousers
Traveling clothes
Underpants

Color descriptions

Black
Bl ue
White
Brown
Cream
Red
Grey
Green
Yellow

Commonly used objects

Ashtray
Bag
Box
Phillips bulb light
Can opener
Ceiling
Corkscrew
Cork
Cushion
Earring
Firewood
Floor
Sunglasses
Gold
Iron press
Laundryman
Linen
Lock
Mosquito net bedding
Nail file
Needle
Notebook
Padlock
Pail / bucket
Paint
Penknife
Pin(s)
Rope
Ring
Scissors
Silk
Silver
Silver tableware
Small brush
Stone
Stopper
Strap
Telephone
Thread
Towel
Umbrella
Vase
Washbowl
Washcloth
Wrist watch
Wood
Wool
Wall

Statements

Answer me
Be quiet
Come in
Come later
Carefully
Come early
Come all of you
Call the master
Everywhere
Go quickly
Get out of the way
Hold tightly
I am busy
I am ready now
I am coming
I am going now
I am going to the store
Inside the store
I am going to eat
I do not know
I do not like
I do not want
I do not understand
I do not remember
I cannot
I have forgotten
I cannot tell you
I want to see the
It is your fault
It is your own problem
It is raining
Look
Look for
Let me through
More than this
Many days since
No
Open the door
Open the window
Please
Push hard
Put it in front
Put behind
Return to the house
Remove that garbage
Run away
Sit down
Stand up
Say it again
Speak up
Take care
Tell me
Take away / remove
The sun is hot today
Use this knife
Wait awhile
What do you want?
What is the matter?
What is your name?
Where are you going?
What do you say?
What is the time?
Who is there?
Who are you?
You have made a mistake
Yes

Request for assistance in times of distress

There is a problem
I have a problem
Danger
I have lost my friends
I am lost
I live at the hotel
I have left my money
I have lost my money
I forgot my money
I forgot my key
I have missed my train
I have missed my plane
What am I to do?
You said it would cost
They are bothering me
They are bothering us
Go away
I will call a policeman
I have been robbed
What is this called in Swahili?
Where is the police station?
Who is the person in charge?

Request assistance on the road

Car / vehicle
My car has broken down
I am sorry to trouble you
Can you help me tow?
Will you help me jack up the car?
Will you put the spare on?
Could you give me some fuel?
I will pay you
Will you take me to a garage?
It is in the ditch
Help get the car off the road
My car is stuck in the mud

Asking for medical help during illness or accidents

There has been an accident
Do not move him
I will tell you what to do
I will try mouth-to-mouth
This person is in danger of death
We will try to save him or her
Soak it in water
Get a doctor
Send for an ambulance
Please bring blankets
A stretcher
He or she is seriously hurt
He or she is hurt
Help me to carry him
He or she was knocked down
He or she has fallen
He or she has fainted
I feel giddy
Where is the pain?
I feel cold
I feel like throwing up
I have no strength
I cannot eat anything
I have fever
He has a fracture
He has burned his hand
It is bleeding
It is swollen
Are you all right?
Have you any bandage/
It hurts here
I want to sit down for a moment
I cannot move my
I have hurt my
Please notify my husband
Please notify my wife
Here is my name
I wish to see a doctor
My head aches
I was bitten by an insect
My foot hurts
I have a cough
I have Diarrhea
Ear ache
Fever
Food poisoning
A headache
Malaria
Sunburn
Vomiting
Infection
Mosquito bit me
Tsetse fly bit me
Fly bit me
Bee bit me
Snake bit me
Scorpion bit me
Spider bit me
Centipede bit me
Tick bit me

Dining, meals and restaurant discussion

Where is a restaurant?
For breakfast
For lunch
For dinner
What time is ?
Can we eat here?
There are of us
The head waiter
Waiter
Give me a table near the window
Neat the side
Please serve us quickly
Plate
Napkin
Glass
Knife
Fork
Tablespoon
Teaspoon
Bread and butter
Cream and sugar
Salt and pepper
Sauce, vinegar
I have had enough, thanks
I want some tea
This is not clean
It is dirty
A little more of this
This is over-cooked
That is not cooked enough
This is too tough
This is cold
This is sweet
This is sour
Take it away
I did not order this
Ask the headwaiter to come here
Keep the change
This is mistake in the bill
Is the tip included?
Ladies, gentlemen
Let's have another
A bottle of
A glass of
A soft drink
A fruit drink
Bacon
Bananas
Beans
Biscuit
Black coffee
Bread
Cabbage
Cake
Carrots
Cheese
Chicken
Clear soup
Thick soup
Coffee with milk
Cofee with cream
Cold cuts
Dessert
Eggs
Fish
Green vegetables
Iced water
Ice cubes
Jam
Liver
Lemon
Lettuce
Mango
Meat
Mutton
Nuts
Onion
Orange
Peanuts
Peas
Peppers
Pickles
Pineapple
Pork
Potatoes
Pudding
Rice
Salad
Sweet corn
Sugar
Tea
Toast
Tomato
Vegetables
Vegetable soup
Water

Discussion at the Kenya or Tanzania hotels

Have I letters, fax or messages
When does the mail come in?
I am leaving at
Forward my mail to
Could I have some laundry done?
I want some clothing ironed
My room key please
Please change the sheets today
Bring me another pillow
Bring me another duvet
Hangers
Soap
Towels
Candle
Drinking water
Toilet paper
Is there hot water?
Please spray mosquiteo repellant
Please come back later
Living room
Bedroom
Dining room
Kitchen
A private bathroom
A baby-sitter

Numeric numbers

One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
Seven
Eight
Nine
Ten
Eleven
Twelve
Thirteen
Fourteen
Fifteen
Sixteen
Seventeen
Eighteen
Nineteen
Twenty
Thirty
Forty
Fifty
Sixty
Seventy
Eighty
Ninety
Hundred
Two hundred
Thousand
Ten thousand

Discussion about the post office

Where is the post office
A letter to
How many stamps do I need
Will this leave today?
Give me a receipt, please
I want to send a fax
To which window should I go?
By air mail

Road sign instructions and interpretations

Avenue or road
Closed
Drift
Keep left
Keep right
Narrow Road
Road intersections
Road repairs
Sharp turn
Steep grade
Stop
Winding road
Crossroads
Curve
Detour
Keep out
Exit
Narrow bridge
No smoking
No thoroughfare
School
Pathway
Slow
Trail

Discussions in Swahili when touring areas

I want a guide who speaks English
What do you charge a day?
Is this the main street?
Is it open?
How long does it stay open?
How long must we wait?
Where is the entrance?
Where is the exit?
What is the entrance fee?
Do we need a guide?
How much is the guidebook?
May I take photographs?
Have you a book in English about ?
Take me back home now
How much do I owe?

Discussions in Swahili when shopping for products

I want to go shopping
Show me the shops
Where is the bakery?
Cigarette shop
Clothing shop
Grocery shop
Pharmacy / Chemist
Hardware shop
Market
Shoe shop
Tailoring shop
Watch repairs
Shoe repairs
Sale
I want to buy
I want a roll of color film
The size is
I like this
I don't like this
How much is that?
Very expensive
I prefer something better
It does not fit
Please show me some samples
It is too large
It is too small
Show me some others
Can I order one?
How long will it take?
Please take my measurements
Money
May I try this on?
Will you wrap this, please?
Whom do I pay?

Measurements

What is the length?
What is the width?
How much per meter?
What is the size?
It is 4 meters long by 2 meters wide
Large
Small
Medium
High
Low
Alike
Different
A pair
A dozen
Half a dozen
10 centimeters

Discussion at the book store

Where is there a bookshop?
A newsstand
Newspaper
Dictionary
A map of
Writing paper
Envelopes for airmail
Pencil / pen
Eraser
String
Wrapping paper

Terms used at the pharmacy

Adhesive tape
Bandages
Hair Brush
Toothbrush
Large comb
Small comb
Cotton wool
Insect repellent
Laxative
Razor, razor blades
Soap
Toothpaste

How to describe time

Half past twelve
Quarter past twelve
A quarter to twelve
Ten minutes to twelve
Ten minutes past twelve
What time is it?
It is one o'clock
It is late
In the late afternoon
In the morning
Sunrise
Sunset
All day
All night
Day
Night
At noon
At midnight
Yesterday
Last night
Tonight
Day before yesterday
Last year
Last Monday
Next week
Two weeks ago

Days of the week

Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Describing seasons and weather patterns

Weather
The rainy season
The dry season
It is cold
It is h ot
It is bad
It is raining
What is the weather like outside?
The sun
The sun is out

Travel related descriptions

I want to go to the airline office
Where is ?
The airport
The bus station
The port
The railway station
The ticket office
A ticket
A timetable
A porter
The luggage room
How does one go?
When will we arrive at?
What time do we arrive?
Please get me a taxi
Is this seat taken?
Can I reserve a front seat?
A seat by the window
Is this the way to ?
How long will it take to go?
Where do I go?
North
South
From the east
West
Straight-ahead
To the left
To the right
Forward
Back
What street is this?
Place, grounds
Please point it out
Do I have to change?
Please tell me where to get off

Discussion regarding your luggage

Where is the luggage room?
Carry my luggage
How many pieces are there?
There are suitcases
Wait! This bag also
Take all these things
Are you going to the hotel?
I want to leave this bags for a while
Do I pay now or later
I want to take my luggage
That is mine, there
Handle this very carefully

Discussion regarding tickets

How much is a ticket to
One way ticket
A return ticket
First-class
How long is it good for?
How many kilos can I take?
How much per kilogram of excess?

Discussion regarding air travel

Airplane
Is airport transfer available?
What time will they pick me up?
When is there a plane ?

Discussion regarding boat travel

Boat
Can one go by boat to
When does the next boat leave?
When must I go on board?
Can I get down at ?
Are meals served on the boat?
The captain
I am seasick

Discussion regarding bus travel

Bus
How often do the buses go?
Is there a stop to eat?
The bus stop
Driver
What bus do I take?
How much is the fare?

Discussion regarding vehicles

Car
Where is the gas station?
Can you recommend a mechanic?
What is this town?
What is the next town?
Where does that road go?
Where is the nearest mechanic?
Where is the nearest garage?
I want some air
Check the oil
Check the radiator
How much is the gas?
Give me 15 liters of petrol
Please change the oil
Put some water in the radiator
Can you wash it now?
Tighten the brakes
Will you check the tires?
Change this tire
A puncture
This does not work
The engine overheats
There is a noise
There is a rattle in
May I park here for a while?
What time does it close?
What time does it open?

Discussion regarding train travel

Train
I am going by train to
Put this on the rack
Please close the window
Please open the window
Where is the dining car?
Do you mind my smoking?
Can you give me a match?
What time is breakfast?

Discussion regarding catching a taxi

I want a taxi
What is the fare to ?
That is too much
That is enough
I won't give you any more
Please drive slower
Drive more carefully
Stop here! Wait for me

Kiswahili

Greetings

Jambo
Jambo
Ulale salama
Hujambo?
Sijambo
Hali ngani?
Njema
Habari ngani?
Habari njema
Kwa heri
Salamu
Hodi?
Karibu
Keti (kaa)
Bwana yuko?
Mama yuko?
Ndio, yuko
La, hayuko
Jina lako nani?
Jina langu ni

Describing a family

Mke wangu
Mume wangu
Binti yangu
Mwana yangu
Mtoto wangu
Watoto
Rafiki yangu
Dada yangu
Kaka yangu

Giving compliments

Ahsante
Ahsante sana
Nimependezwa sana
Natumaini tutaonana tena
Njoo kutuamkia

Availability (time)

Una nafasi kesho asubuhi
Una nafasi jioni hii?
Unipe anwani yako
Kesho
Leo
Jana

Entertainments & recreation discussion

Ntaka kuona ngoma za utamaduni
Nivaa nini?
Kwenda kuogelea
Inaanza saa ngapi?
Pesa ngapi ya kuingilia
Kwenda kuvua samaki

Names of wildlife

Ndege
Nyani
Nyati
Duma
Mamba
Paka
Ng'ombe
Mbwa
Punda
Tembo, Ndovu
Chura
Samaki
Mbuzi
Twiga
Nyumbu
Mbushi
Kanga
Farasi
Kiboko
Kuku
Fisi
Kongoni
Sungura
Chui
Simba
Nyumbu
Panya
Kifaru
Kolongo
Kondoo
Nyoka
Palapala
Nyemera
Punda milia

Financial banking discussions

Banki
Banki iliyo karibu ni wapi
Niende kwa ndirisha gani kwa kupata mapesa?
Tafadhali usi nipe noti kubwa
Unaweza kunivunjia hii?
Naweza kupata shilingi ngapi kwa dola moja?
Dola

Kenya and Tanzania currency

Pesa
Noti
Shilingi
Senti
Noti ya shilingi elfu moja
Noti ya shilingi mia tano
Noti ya shilingi mia moja
Noti ya shilingi ishirini
Sarafu
Shilingi kumi
Shilingi tano
Shilingi moja
Senti hamsini, sumuni
Senti kumi
Senti tano,ndururu

Describing parts of the body

Kifundo cha mgu
Mkono
Kilimbili
Mgongo
Damu
Mwili
Mfupa
Tumbo
Matiti
Matako
Shavu
Kifua
Kidevu
Sikio
Kivi
Jicho
Macho
Unyushi
Ukope
Uso
Kidole
Mguu
Paji la uso
Nywele
Mkono
Kichwa
Moyo
Kisigino
Nyonga
Taya
Goti
Mguu
Mdomo
Shingo
Pua
Bega
Mabega
Ngozi
Tumbo
Jino
Paja
Koo
Kidole gumba
Kidole cha mguu
Ulimi
Kiuno
Kigundo cha mkono

Describing clothing

Shati la kike
Koti
Kala
Nguo
Gauni
Kitambaa cha kamasi
Kofia
Koti
Koti ya juu
Shati
Koti ya mvua
Nguo ya kuogolea
Viatu
Kaputula
Shuka ya kike
Champali / Viatu
Soksi
Soksi ndefu
Fulana
Suruali
Nguo za safari
Chupi

Color descriptions

Nyeusi
Buluu
Nyeupe
Rangi ya majani makavu
Rangi ya mtindi
Nyekundu
Rangi ya majivu
Rangi ya majani
Rangi ya manjano

Commonly used objects

Sahani ya kuwekea majivu
Mfuko
Sanduku
Yai la taa ya umeme
Chuma cha kufungua kopo
Dari
Kizibuo
Kizibo
Mto
Kipuli
Kuni
Sakafu
Miwani ya jua
Dhahabu
Pasi
Dobi
Kitani
Kufuli
Chandalua
Tupa ya kucha
Sindano
Daftari
Kufuli
Ndoo
Rangi
Kisu cha kukunja
Sazia
Kamba
Pete
Makasi
Hariri
Fedha
Vyombo vya Kula
Ufagio mdogo
Jiwe
Kizibo
Mkanda
Simu
Uzi
Kitambaa
Mwavuli
Chombo
Bakuli la kunawia
Kitambaa kidogo
Saa ya mkono
Mbao
Majoho
Ukuta

Statements

Nijibu
Nyamaza
Karibuni
Kuja badaye
Taratibu
Kuja mapema
Kuja yote
Mwite bwana
Kila mahali
Nenda upesi
Toka njiani
Shika sana
Iko kazi mingi
Tayari sasa
Ninakuja
Nenda zangu sasa
Nakwenda duka
Dukani
Nakwenda kula
Sijui
Sipendi
Sitaki
Sifahamu
Sikumbuka
Siwezi
Nimesahau
Siwezi kukwambia
Nataka kutazama
Ni kosa lako
Ni shauri lako
Iko mvua
Tazama
Tafuta
Nataka pita
Zaidi ile
Tangu siku nyingi
Hapana
Fungua mlango
Fungua dirisha
Tafadhali
Sukuma sana
Weka mbele
Weka nyuma
Rudi nyumbani
Toa takataka ile
Kimbia
Keti
Simama
Sema tena
Sema sana
Ji angalie
Niambie
Ondoa
Jua kali leo
Tumia kisu
Ngoja kidogo
Wataka nini?
Shauri gani?
Jina lako nani?
Nakwenda wapi?
Wasemaje?
Saa ngapi?
Nani yuko?
Nani wewe?
Umekosa
Ndiyo, naam

Request for assistance in times of distress

Iko taabu
Nina taabu kidogo
Hatari
Rafiki zangu weme nimepotea
Nimepotea
Nakaa katika hoteli
Nimeacha mapesa yangu katika
Nimepoteza mapesa yangu
Nimesahau mapesa
Nimesahau funguo
Nimechelewa gari
Nimechelewa ndege
Nifanyeje?
Ulisema bei ni
Wananisumbua
Wanatusumbua
Nenda zako
Nitamwita polisi
Nimeibiwa
Hii inaitwaje kwa Kiswahili?
Kituo cha Polisi ni wapi?
Mkubwa hapa in nani?

Request assistance on the road

Gari / Motokaa
Motokaa yangu imeharibika
Nasikitika kukusumbua
Unaweza kuivuta gari?
Unaweza kunisaidia kuinua motokaa kwa jeki?
Utaniwekea guru dumu la akiba?
Unaweza kunipa petroli?
Nita kulipa
Untanipeleka gareji?
Ni katika mfereji
Unisaidie niondoe gari
Motokaa yangu ime zama katika matope

Asking for medical help during illness or accidents

Pametokea ajali
Usimsogeze
Nitakuambia nini kufanya
Nitujaribu kumpa pumzi kwa mdomo
Mtu huyu yuka katika hatari ya kufa
Tutajaribu kumponya
Tia majini
Umwite daktari
Uite gari la hospitali
Tafadhali ulete blanketi
Machela
Ameumia vibaya
Ameumia
Unisaidie tumbebe
Aliangushwa chini
Ameanguka
Ameanguka na kizungungu
Nina kizungungu
Naumia wapi?
Nasikia baridi
Nataka kutapika
Sina nguvu
Siwezi jula cho chote
Nina homa
Amevunjika mfupa
Amechomwa mkono na moto
Inatoka damu
Imevimba
Umzima?
Una vitambaa?
Inauma hapa
Nataka kukaa kitako kidigo
Siwezi kutumia
Nimeumiza
Tafadhali upeleke habari mume wangu
Tafadhali upeleke habari bibi wangu
Mimi ni
Nataka kuonana na daktari
Kichwa kinauma
Niliumwa na mdudu
Mguu wangu unauma
Mimi ni Kohoa
Mimi na hara
Sikio linauma
Homa
Sumu katika chakula
Kichwa kinauma
Homa ya mbu
Kupigwa na jua
Kutapika
Uambukizo
Niliumwa na mbu
Niliumwa na ndorobo
Niliumwa na nzi
Niliumwa na nyuki
Niliumwa na nyoka
Niliumwa na nge
Niliumwa na buibui
Niliumwa na tandu
Niliumwa na papasi

Dining, meals and restaurant discussion

Kuna nyumba ya kula wapi?
Kwa chakula cha asubuhi
Kwa chakula cha saa sita
Kwa Chakula cha jioni
Chakula saa ngapi?
Tunaweza kula hapa?
Tupo
Steward, mkuu wa maweita
Weita
Nipatie meza karibu na dirisha
Upande
Utuletee chakula upesi, tafadhali
Sahani
Kitambaa
Bilauri
Kisu
Uma
Kkijiko kikubwa
Kijiko
Mkate and siagi
Maziwa mazito na sukari
Chumvi na pilipili manga
Sauci na siki
Nimetosheka, asante
Nataka chai
Hiyo si safi
Hiyo ni chafu
Ongeza kidogo
Kimepikwa mno
Hakikupikwaya kutosha
Hiyo ni ngumu
Hiyo ni baridi
Hiyo ni tamu
Hiyo ni chungu
Ondoa
Sikuagiza hii
Umwambie weita mkubwa aje hapa
Uchuke inayozidi
Kuna kosa katika hesabu
Bakshishi imo ndani?
Akinamama, akinababa
Tunywe
Chupaya
Bilauri ya
Sharabeti / kinywaji
Kinywaji cha matunda
Bekoni
Ndizi
Maharagwe
Biskuti
Kahawa nyeusi
Mkate
Kabeji
Mkate mtamu / keki
Karoti
Jibini
Kuku
Supu nyepesi
Supu nzito
Kahawa na maziwa
Kahawa na maziwa mazito
Nyama baridi
Pudingi
Mayai
Samaki
Mboga wa majani
Maji baridi
Barafu
Mraba
Maini
Ndimu
Saladi
Embe
Nyama
Nyama ya kondoo
Njugu
Kitunguu
Chungwa
Karanga
Dengu
Pilipili
Achali
Nanasi
Nyama ya nguruwe
Viazi
Pudingi
Mchele
Saladi
Mahindi tamu
Sukari
Chai
Mkate uliochomwa
Nyanya
Mboga
Supu ya mboga
Maji

Discussion at the Kenya or Tanzania hotels

Kuna posta?
Posta inafika saa ngapi?
Nitatoka saa
Peleka barua zangu
Nguo zinaweza kufu liwa hapa?
Nataka upige pasi nguo chache
Naumba funguo, fadali
Tafadhali leo, geuza shuka za kitanda
Niletee mto mwingine
Niletee blanketi mwingine
Kiango
Sabuni
Taulo
Mshumaa
Maji ya kunywa
Karatasi ya choo
Kuna maji ya moto?
Unyunyizie dawa ya mbu
Tafadhali urudi baadaye
Sebule
Myunva vya kulala
Chumba cha kula
Jiko
Chumba cha kuogea
Yaya wa kulinda watoto

Numeric numbers

Moja
Mbili
Tatu
Nne
Tano
Sita
Saba
Nane
Tisa
Kumi
Kumi na moja
Kumi na mbili
Kumi na tatu
Kumi na nne
Kumi na tano
Kumi na sita
Kumi na saba
Kumi na nane
Kumi na tisa
Ishirini
Thelathini
Arabaini
Hamsini
Sitini
Sabini
Themanini
Tisaini
Mia
Mia mbili
Elfu
Elfu kumi

Discussion about the post office

Posta iko wapi?
Barua kwa
Zinatakiwa stempu ngapi?
Itaondoka leo?
Thafadhali unipe stakahadhi
Nataka kupeleka faxi
Niende kwa dirisha gani?
Kwa ndege

Road sign instructions and interpretations

Barabara
Imefungwa
Donga
Pita kushota
Pita kulia
Njia nyembamba
Njia panda
Njia imetengenezwa
Pindi la ghafla
Mlima
Simama
Kizingo
Njia panda
Pindi
Kuzunguka
Kutoka
Usfingie
Daraja nyembamba
Usivute sigara
Hakuna njia
Shule
Njia
Polepole
Utaambaazi

Discussions in Swahili when touring areas

Nataka kiongozi mwenye kusema Kiingereza
Utadai shilingi ngapi kwa kutwa
Hii njia kuu?
Bado ni wazi?
Itakuwa wazi mpaka saa ngapi?
Tutangoja muda gani?
Mlango uko wapi?
Mlango wa kutokea uko wapi?
Ada ya kuingia ni ngapi?
Tunahitaji kiongozi?
Kitabu cha kiongozi ni pesa ngapi?
Naweza kupiga picha?
Mna kitabu cha Kiingereza juu ya?
Unirudishe nyumbani sasa
Gharma yake ni ngapi?

Discussions in Swahili when shopping for products

Nataka kwenda madukani
Nipeleke maduka
Duka la mkate ni wapi?
Duka la sigara
Duka la nguo
Duka la vyakula
Duka la dawa
Duka la vyuma
Soko
Duka la viatu
Fundi cherehani
Fundi wa saa
Fundi wa viatu
Bei rahisi
Nataka kununua
Nataka filamu ya rangi
Kipimo ni
Napenda hii
Sipenda hii
Bei gani?
Bei kali sana
Nataka kitu kizuri
Si kipimo changu
Unionyeshe mifano
Ni kubwa mno
Ni Ndogo sana
Unionyeshe zingine
Naweza kuagiza moja?
Itachukua muda mrefu?
Unipime
Pesa
Naweza kujaribu?
Tafadhali ufunge hii
Nimlipe nani?

Measurements

Ni urefu gani?
Ni upana gani?
Ni bei gani kwa. mita?
Ni kipimo gani?
Ni mita nne kwa mita mbili
Kubwa
Ndogo
Medium
Juu
Chini
Sawasawa
Mbalimbali
Jozi
Dazani
Nusu dazani
Sentimita kumi

Discussion at the book store

Duka la vitabu ni wapi?
Duka la gazeti
Gazeti
Kamusi
Ramani ya
Karatasi ya kuandikia
Bahasha (ya ndege)
Kalamu
Raba
Kamba
Karatasi ya kufunga mzigo

Terms used at the pharmacy

Nataka utepe wa kuambatanisha
Vitambaa
Burashi ya nywele
Burashi ya meno
Chanuo
Kitana
Pamba
Dawa ya kufukuza wadudu
Dawa ya kuharisha
Wembe, nyembe
Sabuni
Dawa ya meno

How to describe time

Saa sita na nusu
Saa sita na robo
Saa sita kasa robo
Saa sita kasa dakika kumi
Saa sita na dakika kumi
Ni saa ngapi?
Ni saa saba
Saa imekwisha
Saa za jioni
Asubuhi
Pambazuko
Kuchwa
Mchana kutwa
Usiku kuchwa
Mchana
Usiku
Saa sita mchana
usiku katikati
Jana
Jana jioni
Leo usiku
Juzi
Mwaka jana
Jumatatu iliyopita
Juma ijayo
Juma mbili

Days of the week

Jumamosi
Jumapili
Jumatatu
Jum anne
Jumatano
Alhamisi
Ijumaa

Describing seasons and weather patterns

Tabia ya hewa
Masika
Kiangazi
Ni baridi
Ni joto
Ni mbaya
Mvua inanyesha
Kunakuwaje nje?
Jua
Jua limetoka

Travel related descriptions

Nataka kwenda kwa ofisi ya ndege
ni wapi?
Kiwanja cha ndege
Kituo cha mabasi
Bandari stesheni
Kituo cha gari la moshi
Wanapouza tikiti
Tikiti
Orodha yaa saa
Mpagazi
Chumba cha kuwekea mzigo
Nifikeje?
Tutafika lini?
Tutafika saa ngapi?
Tafadhali unfatie taxi
Kuna mtu hapa?
Naweza kupata kiti ch mbele?
Kiti karibu na dirisha
Hii ni njia kwenda?
Mpaka tufike itachu kua muda gani?
Niende upande gani?
Kaskazini
kusini
Toka mashariki
Magharibi
Moja kwa moja
Kushoto
Kulia
Mbele
Nyuma
Huu ni mtaa gani?
Kiwanja
Onyesha tafadhali
Lazima nibadili?
Uniambie nitelemke wapi

Discussion regarding your luggage

Nyumba ya mizigo iko wapi?
Chukua mizigo yangu
Kuna mizigo mingapi?
Kuna masanduku
Ngoja! Mfuko huu pia
Chukua vitu hivi vyote
Waenda kwa hoteli?
Nataka kuacha mizigo hii kwa muda fulani
Niliipe sasa au halafu?
Nataka mizigo yangu
Ule kule ni wangu
Angalia hii sana

Discussion regarding tickets

Tikiti kwa kwenda ni kiasi gani?
Kwenda tu
Kwenda na kurudi
Daraja la kwanza
Tikiti ni halah kwa muda gani?
Naweza kuchukua kilo ngapi?
Kilo zikizidi, bei itakuwaje?

Discussion regarding air travel

Ndege
Kuna motokaa ya kwendea kiwanja cha ndege?
Watakuja kunichukua saa ngapi?
Ndege ya kwenda ni saa ngapi?

Discussion regarding boat travel

Meli
Kuna meli ya kwenda?
Meli ingine itaondoka lini?
Sharti nipande saa ngapi?
Naweza kutelemka?
Chakula chapatikana katika meli?
Nahodha
Mimi ni mgonjwa

Discussion regarding bus travel

Bas
Mara ngapi bas huenda?
Wanasimama njiani kwa chakula?
Pale inaposimama bas
Dereva
Niingie katika bas gani?
Nauli ni ngapi?

Discussion regarding vehicles

Motokaa / gari
Naweza kupata petroli wapi?
Unamjua fundi wa motokaa?
Mji huu waitwaje?
Mji ujao ni mji gani?
Barabara ile ya kwenda wapi?
Kuna fundi wa motoka karibu?
Kuna gareji karibu?
Nataka upepo
Tazama mafuta
Tazama maji
Petroli ni kiasi gani?
Nipe lita kumi na tano za petroli
Geuza mafuta, tafdhali?
Tia maji kwenye bomba
Unaweza kusafisha sasa hivi?
Kaza breki
Tazama upepo
Geuza tairi hii
Kuna kitundu
Hiyo imeharibika
Injini inachemka sana
Kuna makelele
Inatatirika katika
Naweza kuacha motokaa hapa kidogo?
Wanafunga saa ngapi?
Wanafungua saa ngapi?

Discussion regarding train travel

Gari la moshi
Nakwenda kwa gari la moshi
Weka katika susu
Tafadhali ufunge dirisha
Tafadhali fungua dirisha
Behewa la kulia chakula ni wapi?
Naweza kuvuta sigara?
Una kibiriti?
Chakula cha asubuhi ni saa ngapi?

Discussion regarding catching a taxi

Nataka taxi
Kiasi gani paka?
Zaidi mingi
Basi
Siwezi kumpa zaidi
Endesha polepole
Angalia usiende upesi
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