Swahili Words

Kilimanjaro Climbs – Swahili words – Below is a table with English words in the left column, followed by the Swahili translation in the right column.

General terms
ChildMtoto
Come in / WelcomeKaribu
FineNzuri
Good-byeKwaheri
HelloJambo
How are you?Habari Yako?
How much?Ngapi?
May I take your picture?Nikupige picha?
MisterBwana
MadamBibi
NoHapana
PleaseTafadhali
SlowPole pole
TodayLeo
Thank you very muchAsante Sana
TomorrowKesho
TonightLeo usiku
WaitNgojea
What does it cost?Shilingi Ngapi?
Where is …?Iko wapi …?
YesNdio

 

Numbers
OneMoja
TwoMbili
ThreeTatu
FourNne
FiveTano
SixSita
SevenSaba
EightNane
NineTisa
TenKumi

 

Animals
CheetahDuma
ElephantTembo
GiraffeTwiga
HippoKiboko
LionSimba
Wildebeest Nyumbu

 

Food and drink
BeefNyama
BeerPombe
BreadMkate
ChickenKuku
CoffeeKahwa
ColdBaridi
EggsMayai
FinishedKuisha
FishSamaki
IceBarafu
LambKondoo
MilkMaziwa
SugarSukari
TeaChai

 

More general terms
Do you speak English?Unazungumza Kiingereza?
StopSimama
Bring me hot water please!Lete maji moto, tafadhali!
PorterMpagazi
RopeKamba
SlowlyPole pole
Drinking waterMaji ya kunywa
Toilet paperKaratasi ya choo
LeftKushoto
RightKulia
Carry on straightNenda mojakwa moja
I am lostNimepotea
I want to go downNinataka kwenda chini
Do you have a map?Unayo ramani?
Where are we?Sisi tupa wapi?
How far is it?Ni umbali gani?
I am thirstyNaona kiu
I am tiredNimechoka
I am coldNinahisi baridi
My head achesKickwa kinauma
DiarrheaKuhara
NauseaNataka kutapika
VomitingKutapika
I feel betterAfadhali sana
There has been an accidentPametokea ajali
Don’t move himUsimsogeze
Get a doctorUmwite daktari
Please bring blanketsTafadhali ulete blanketi
He has fallenAmeanguka
He has faintedAmepoteza fahamu

 

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