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Hebu

(heBU)
Excuse me.
Asante

(asANte)
Thank you.
Tafadhali

(tafaDHALi)
Please
Si neno.

(si NEno)
You're welcome.
Samahani

(samaHAni)
Pardon me.
Ninasema Kiswahili kidogo tu.
I only speak a little Swahili.
Jina langu ni Nathaniel.
My name is Nathaniel.
Sifahamu

(sifaHAM)

si-fahamu
I do not understand.
Sitaki



si-taki
I do not want.
Unasema Kiingeresa?

(unaSEMa kiingerESa)
Do you speak English?
pombe
alcoholic beverage
mchicha
spinach
mafuta
oil
mkali
fierce
maji
water
sukari
sugar
wasiwasi
worry
kaka yangu
my brother
ku-nunua
to buy
soma!
read!

2nd person sing.
someni!
read!

2nd person plural
ngoja!
wait!

2nd person sing.
ngojeni!
wait!

2nd person plural
rudi!
come back!

2nd person sing.
rudini!
come back!

2nd person plural
kula!
eat!

2nd person sing
kuleni!
eat!

2nd person plural
chini ya
below
juu ya
on top of
mwanamke

(mwa-na-M-ke)
woman
gari
car
mbwa
dog
ndege
airplane, bird
tembo
elephant
farasi
horse
mpira
ball
paka
cat
katika
in
mashua
boat
mwanamume
man
mvulana
young boy
msichana
young girl
anaruka
he/she/it jumps
anakimbia
he/she/it runs
-kimbia
run
a-
Subject: a - he she or it (for people or animals)
-na-
(present continuous)

Tense: na - do/ does or is doing/ are doing/ am doing
-ruka
jump, fly, cross, pass over
wa-
Subject: wa - they (for people or animals)
-tembea
walk
-cheza ngoma
dance
-anguka
to fall, drip, crash, be ruined
-kimbiza
chase, pursue, drive away
--m-
Object: m - him her or it (for people or animals)
-paa
fly, go up, ascend, mount
-ogelea
swim, arise, occur, turn up
fahali
bull