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okubha na omooyoktkuwa na uchoyobe stingy, be greedy
okubha na omooyo omukong'uktkuwa na roho ngumube stubborn (lit., have a difficult spirit)
okubha na omutwe gumwikt-kataa shauri ya wengine (sis., kuwa na kichwa kimoja)refuse the advice of others (lit., have one head)
okubha na omutwe omukong'uokubha na emitwe emikong'uktkuwa na kichwa kigumube hard-headed, be stubborn (lit., have a hard head)Abhaana bha bhonwego bhanaemitweemikong'u kwa okubha bhatakwitegeerera omuntu omukuru.Watoto wa sasa hivi wana vichwa vigumu kwani hawasikilizi mtu mkubwa.Children these days are hard-headed since they don't listen to adults.
okubha-hoktkuwepoexist, be there (in a place)
okubha-ho eginsiku gyonsegonmuzima wa milele (sis., kuwepo siku zote)eternal life (lit., to exist everyday)
okubhokoamabhokonm1mkono (sehemu yenye vidole)hand2mkono (sehemu zote)arm
okuguruamagurunm1mguu (wa mtu au mnyama)leg (of a person or animal)ekiimo2mguu (wa kiti, meza, n.k.)leg (of a chair, table, etc.)
okugwakt-angukafallAmasya gagwiri.Majani yameanguka.The leaves have fallen.-gwisya
okugwa erihikukt-zimiafaint, pass out
okugwa hansikt-anguka chinifall down
okugwa rubhaarakt-anguka upandefall on the side
okugyakt-endago
okugya bhwimakt-enda wima, -nyokago straight (ahead)
okugya kimwikimwikt-enda moja kwa mojago straight (ahead)
okugya na okuhindiran'yaktkwenda na kurudiround trip (lit., going and returning)
okuhwakt1-isharun out, be finished2-pita (kwa muda)be in the past (in time)Ering'ana riyo yakoreka kumweya guyo gwahwa.Jambo hilo lilifanyika wakati uliopita.That thing was done in the past.
okuhyakt-ivabe ripe
okukwakt1kufadie2-isha (k.m., kwa mahusiano)end (e.g., for a relationship)
okukwa na eng'anaktkufa na jambo la kusema (sis., kufa na neno)die with something left unsaid (lit., die with a word)
okukwa omutimakt-kata tamaa (sis., kufa uhai)lose hope (lit., die life)
okukyakt-pambazukadawn, get light (visibility)
okumosinmmkono wa kushotoleft hand
okun'ya1ktkunya, -toa haja kubwadefecate, poop
okun'ya2kt-taga (mayai)lay (eggs)Enkoko eran'ya amagi.Kuku anataga mayai.The chicken is laying eggs.