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Swahili Words

Swahili Vocab

QuestionAnswer
moja one
mbili two
tatu three
nne four
tano five
sita six
saba seven
nane eight
tisa nine
kumi ten
ishirini twenty
thelathini thirty
arobaini forty
hamsini fifty
sitini sixty
sabini seventy
themanini eighty
tisaini ninety
mia hundred
elfu thousand
nyanya tomato
mboga green vegetables
viasi potatoes
ndizi banana
mcheli rice
maharagwe beans
ugali thick cornmeal porridge
uji millet porridge
chapatti wheat flour flatbread
chai tea
mayai eggs
nyama meat
machugwa orange (fruit)
ndogo small
kubwa large
-refu tall
-fupi short
baridi cold
choto hot
moto fire
moshi smoke
mbwa dog
kuku chicken
bata duck
bata mzinga turkey
nguruwe pig
ngombe cow
kondoo sheep
mbuzi goat
nyoka snake
ndege bird, airplane
kinyonga chameleon
farasi horse
paka cat
punda donkey
punda milia zebra
chui leopard
duma cheeta
tembo elephant
popo bat
kuenda to go
kulala to sleep
kununua to buy
kula to eat
kufa to die
kuongea to talk
kusema to speak
kutupa to throw
kuona to see
kusoma to read
kukimbia to run
kucheza to play
kupiga to hit
kujua to know
kusikia to comprehend
kunywa to drink
kuandika to write
kulete to bring
kubisha to cry out
kuimba to sing
kuomba to pray
kuvua samaki to fish
kuvaa to put on
kuruka to jump
kutengeneza to fix
kukazi to work
kupenda to like
kutembea to walk
kuona to see
kucheza ngoma to dance
Mungu God
viasi potato
mbwa dog
paka cat
maji water
moto fire
choto hot
baridi cold
barafu ice
mcheli rice
maziwa milk
nywele hair
vidole fingers
miguu feet
macho eyes
mahindi maize
ngano wheat
gari car
kuenda to go
kusoma to read
kuongea to speak
kusema to say
kufanya to do
kutengeneza to fix
kujua to know
kusikia to understand
kuona to see
kuna to be
kuweza to be able
kucheza to dance
ngoma dance
mpira ball
mzee old man
bibi lady
ndugu brother
bwana sir
maharagwe beans
nyama meat
ngombe cow
kondoo sheep
mbuzi goat
ndege bird
miti tree
shamba farm
njia street
barabara street
nyumba house
chumba room
kikombe cup
simu telephone
mesa table
juu up
katika in
katikati within
kusishi to live
kukaa to stay
kutoka to come from
kuja to come to
baada ya after
baina ya between
kabla before
kitabu book
mzuri good
chache few
mingi many
wengine others
sana very
zaidi more
mbaya bad
salama fine
sawa OK
kubwa big
kidogo small
kuvuta to smoke
cigara cigarettes
bhangi marijuana
ukimwi AIDS
mgonjwa sick
matumbo stomach
mataco buttocks
mafuta oil
mafuta ya taa kerosene
kusukuma to strech
kusonga to scoot
pesa money
samaki fish
kinyonga chameleon
jiko grill
kazi work
kukimbia to run
kutembea to walk
kuogelea to swim
kuandika to write
kutafsiri to translate
kulala to sleep
kunywa to drink
kula to eat
kununua to buy
kuruka to jump
kufunga to close
kufungua to open
kupiga to hit
viatu shoes
jamia family
nchi country
wakati time
saa hour
kitu thing
yote all
hodi hello
habari what's up
jambo hello
mbinguni heaven
roho soul
damu blood
kunyamba to fart
kujisaidia to go #2
kujoa to go #1
kuni firewood
kuvua to fish
kufua nguo to wash clothes
kubisha to cry out
mjinga stupid
mnoki idiot
punda donkey
nyoka snake
nyani money
mrefu tall
mfupi short
kilugha language
ndizi banana
taifa nation
matatu taxi
kartasi paper
choo outhouse
kalamu pen
kushida to win
mbio race
watu people
mbu mosquito
mkate bread
mayai eggs
mandazi donut
chai tea
sukari sugar
unga flour
mavi feces
kijana boy
msichana girl
mtoto kid
mama mom
baba dad
mwanfunzi student
mwalimu teacher
daktari doctor
pikipiki motorcycle
kuku chicken
bata duck
bata mzinga turkey
matunda fruit
mboga cabbage
nyanya tomato
pilipili pepper
pilipili hoho bell pepper
gari car
shule school
chuo kikuu university
rais president
ziwa lake
mlima hill
kahawa coffee
machungwa orange
kanisa church
mbale far
karibu welcome
mabati tin sheet
chumvi salt
sabuni soap
mwanume man
mwanamke woman
viyoo glass
kiyoo mirror
maneno words
sasa now
badaye later
jogoo rooster
takataka trash
kutupa to throw
farasi horse
kupenda to like
pombe homebrew
kujaribu to answer
taa lamp
matope mud
mpiya new
fundi carpenter
kuomba to pray
askari guard
mpishi domestic worker
baraka blessing
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