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umealikwa
you have been invited
ngoma(N)
dance(with drums)
pia
also, too
maana
because, meaning, reason
umekaribishwa
you have been invited
ataolewa
she will be married
arusi
wedding
harusi(N)
wedding
chama(KI/VI)
association, club
-cheza ngoma
dance to drumming
chakacha(N)
women's dance
taarabu(N)
music played on traditional(coastal)instruments accompanied by singers
bwana arusi(MA)
bridegroom
mashindano(MA)
(usually used in plural form)race, competition
ngalawa(N)
dug-out canoe with outriggers
sisi sote
all of us
forodhani(forodha-ni)
(at the)customs jetty
kama
like
jahazi(MA)
dhow
hata kidogo
not a bit, not in the least, not at all
-undwa
to be constructed
mbao(U/N)
planks
-chonga
to hew, cut to shape
gogo(MA)
log
hasa
especially
ndubi(N)
outrigger
mrengu
outrigger
mlingoti(M/MI)
mast
tanga(MA)
sail
mvuvi(M/WA)
fisherman
aina(N)
kind, type, sort
-itwa
to be called, referred to
Kama sisi Waswahili tunavyosema
As we Swahili people say
Mwenda bure si mkaa bure, huenda akaokota.
An aimless traveller is not like someone sitting down aimlessly, a traveller may pick up something.
mtumbwi(M/MI)
canoe
-alika
to invite
-alikwa
to be invited
-funga
to tie, fasten
-fungwa
to be tied, fastened
-karibisha
to welcome, invite
-karibishwa
to be welcomed, invited
-tumia
to use
-tumiwa
to be used
-unda
to construct
-undwa
to be constructed
-ahirisha
to postpone
-ahirishwa
to be postponed
-uza
to sell
-uzwa
to be sold
-oa
to marry
-olewa
to be married
-zaa
to give birth, bear fruit
-zaliwa
to be born
-fua
to wash clothes
-fuliwa
to be washed(clothes)
-nunua
to buy
-nunuliwa
to be bought
-samehe
to forgive
-samehewa
to be forgiven
-hitaji
to need
-hitajiwa
to be needed
-jibu
to answer
-jibiwa
to be answered
-ruhusu
to allow, permit
-ruhusiwa
to be allowed, permitted
-sahau
to forget
-sahauliwa
to be forgetten
bibi arusi(MA)
bride
sisi sote
all of us
ninyi nyote
all of you(pl.)
wao wote
all of them
jinsi(N)
manner, way, type
kadiri(N)
extent, amount
kama
as, like
namna(N)
method, type
mawe(JI/MA)
stones
zawadi(N)
gift, present
-ishi
to live(in a place)
matofali(MA)
bricks