February 17, 2019 at 6:13 PM

Swahili Words & Phrases

Swahili Words & Phrases

Swahili Words and Phrases (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda)


General Expressions

English Swahili

Hello Jambo

How are you? Habari?

Fine, good Mzuri

Good bye Kwaheri

Mister/Husband Bwana

Madam/Wife Bibi

Yes Ndio

No Hapana

Please Tafadhali

Thank you Asante

Very much Asante Sana

Today Leo

Tomorrow Kesho

Yesterday Jana

Toilet Choo

Left Kushoto

Right Kulia

I want Nataka

I would like Ningetaka

How Much? Pesa ngapi?

How many? Ngapi

Where is? Iko wapi?

When? Lini?

To eat Kula

Food Chakula

Water Maji

Coffee Kahawa

Tea Chai

Milk Maziwa

Beer Pombe

Bread Mkate

Butter Siagi

Sugar Sukari

Salt Chumvi

Hot/Fire Moto

Cold Baridi

Ice Barafu

Forgive me Samahani

Sleep well Lala Salama

Long Life! (Cheers) Maisha marefu!

Slowly Pole Pole

Fast Haraka

Quickly Upesi

Ngoja Wait

Shop Duka

Guest Mgeni

To sleep Kulala


Numbers

One Moja

Two Mbili

Three Tatu

Four Nne

Five Tano

Six Sita

Seven Saba

Eight Nane

Nine Tisa

Ten Kumi

Eleven Kumi na moja

Twenty Ishirini

Thirty Thelathini

Forty Arobaini

Fifty Hamsini

Sixty Sitini

Seventy Sabini

Eighty Themanini

Ninety Tisini

Hundred Mia

Thousand Elf


Animals – Wanyama

Aadvark Muhanga

Roan Antelope Korongo

Sable Antelope Palahala

Baboon Nyani

Buffalo Nyati

Bushbaby Komba

Bushbuck Pongo

Pig Nguruwe

Caracal Simba Mangu

Cheetah Duma

Chimpanzee Sokwe mtu

Civet Fungo

Dik Dik Dikidiki

Eland Pofu

Elephant Ndovu/Tembo

Fox Mbweha

Gazelle Swara

Genet Kanu

Giraffe Twiga

Gorilla Makaku

Hare Sungura

Hartebeest Kongoni

Hedgehog Kalunguyeye

Hippo Kiboko

Honey badger Nyegere

Hyena Fisi

Hyrax Pimbi

Jackal Mbweha

Klipspringer Mbuzimawe

Kudu Tandala Mdogo

Leopard Chui

Lion Simba

Mongoose Nguchiro

Leopard Chui

Monkey Tumbili

Oryx Choroa

Otter Fisi maji

Pangolin Kakakuona

Porcupine Nunguri

Rhino Kifaru

Topi Nyamera

Warthog Ngiri

Waterbuck Kuro

Wild dog Mbwa mwitu

Wildebeest Nyumbu

Zebra Pundamilia