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Common Swahili Phrases used in Kenya

Beware of the following Kiswahili phrases

1.Nitakupigia

You will wait forever.

2.Nakuja

Kenyans say this while they’re leaving.

3.Si mbaya saana

Somebody is not satisfied but they will not admit it.

4.Vile nimeona/nimesikia hata siongei

Unfortunately, if somebody tells you this, expect more stories

5. Sitachelewa saana

You should be ready to wait and wait.

6.Karibu sana/niaje mkubwa/kiongozi

This is just a casual greeting. It’s not a show of respect.

7. Ata mimi sijui !

They know a lot.

8.Unataka nifanye nini sasa?

They have run out of options/choices

9. Umekaliwa/nimekaliwa

Somebody is feeling oppressed without a say

10.Tembea!

You’re being chased away. [Beware of the tone of the speaker ], you may need to run!! ?

11. Hakuna watu

This phrase can also mean there are few people??

12. Umenizoea/Tumezoeana sana!

If somebody tells you this just stop talking

13. Serikali

Power, president, Police…. not necessarily the government

14. Niko karibu kufika

This person is “10 kilometres” late.

15.Lakini umejaribu sana, sikupenda kwako

That’s a lie.

16. Utalipa ama haulipi ?

Please pay, this is a warning, not a choice

17. Kwani wewe ndiye nani?

If you hear this, the speaker is confirming your authority/power/influence, be humble and listen to their demands

18.Hauna pesa kidogo? Nitatoa change wapi?

Give out the money to the seller and be patient, he/she will get the change.

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Kamusi za Kiswahili Mtandaoni

Kamusi za Kiswahili Mtandaoni

Lugha ya Kiswahili inaendelea kukua kwa kasi.Hivi sasa inatumika mtandaoni sana. Kuna tovuti nyingi ambazo zimeandikwa kwa lugha ya Kiswahili. Pia,lugha hii imeongezwa katika tovuti ya google translate.

Kuna aina nyingi za kamusi mtandaoni, kuna kamusi za lugha mbili au zaidi ,kwa mfano : Kiswahili-Kiingereza. Vilevile kuna kamusi ya lugha moja, Kiswahili pekee.

Google Translate

Lengo kuu la tovuti hii ni kuatafsiri maneno,sentensi na makala katika lugha mbalimbali mojawapo ikiwa lugha ya Kiswahili.Unaweza kutafsiri maneno kutoka lugha chanzo kama vile, Kiingereza,Kichina,Kifaransa,Kinyarwanda.

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Online Swahili English Dictionary

Hapa utapata Kamusi ya Kiswahili-Kiimgereza.

Fungua africanlanguages Swahili-English dctionary.

Bab.la

Hii ni kamusi nyingine ya English-Kiswahili au Kiswahili-English.

Fungua Bab.la Swahili-English dctionary.

Glosbe

Globse pia ni kamusi ya lugha mbili,Swahili-English

Fungua Glosbe Swahili-English dctionary.

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