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Hodi
Expression used when asking to enter a house, room, place, etc.
karibu
welcome, come in (also near or nearby)
asante
thanks
habari
news
yako
your
bwana
sir, Mr.
nzuri
good, fine, nice (beautiful, pretty)
karibuni
welcome (to more than one person)
Hamjambo?
How are you? (to more than one person)
Hatujambo
We are fine.
na
and (with, by)
wewe
you
Hujambo?
How are you? (to one person)
mimi
I, me
Sijambo
I am fine
zenu
your (pl)
Shikamoo!
My respects! (A respectful greeting to someone who is older or who is of a higher rank or social status; the historical literal meaning is 'I am touching your feet')
Marahaba!
Welcome! (This must be used as a reply to Shikamoo: it is an acknowledgement of the respect given to someone who is older or superior)
kazi
work
mzee
old man, an elder, parent (mama mzee, old woman)
jina
name (pl. majina)
lako
your (in reference to jina)
nani?
who, what person(s)?
langu
my (in reference to jina)
safari
journey(s)
leo
today
-fanya
do, make
hapa
here
TAZARA
TAnzania-ZAmbia RAilway
-soma
read, study
chuo kikuu
university
Unguja
Zanzibar
kwaherini
goodbye (to more than one person)
kwaheri
goodbye (to one person)
gani?
what? what kind of?
ya
of (in relation to kazi, work)
kuendesha
to drive/driving
teksi
a taxi
-hitaji
need, require (Tunahitaji: We need)
(kw)-enda
(to) go, going
hotelini
to/at/by the hotel (also just hoteli with the same meaning)
njooni
come (said to more than one person. Also spelled njoni. The singular is njoo)
basi
so, well