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rinú ritarikoganú gatarikonmneno lisilofaa (sis., [neno] ambalo halipo)improper speech (lit., [a word] that is not there)
-ritokv1-zito (kwa upesi)heavy (in weight)2-zito (k.m., moshi)dense, thick (e.g., smoke)engesi enditomoshi mzitothick smoke3-zito (kwa rangi)dark (in color)amasaaru amaritomawingu mazitodark clouds4-kubwa (k.m., kwa ajali)big (in scale, e.g., an accident)eng'anga enditoajali kubwaa big accident
-ritohaktkuwa na uzitobe heavy
-robhokakt-onekanabe visible, be seen
-robhya1kt-lowabe moist, be wet
-robhya2kt-vua samaki (kwa kutumia ndoano)fish (with a hook), go fishing (with a hook)
-rogakt-loga, -rogaenchant, bewitch, put (someone) under a spell
-rokereryakt1-ongozalead2-onyeshashow3-elekezadirect, orient
-rondakt-lenga (shabaha)target, aim
-ronda egindakt-tafuta chawa (kichwani au kwenye nguo)look for lice (on the head or in clothing)Kuuku araronda eginda mungibho gyaye.Bibi anatafuta chawa kwenye nguo zake.The grandmother is looking forlice on her clothing.
-roobhakt1-ungajoin2-fuatafollowNamurora omwana araroobha okugya kung'ina waabho.Nilimwona mtoto anamfuata mama yake.I saw the child following her mother.3-ungana, -fuatanaaccompany (one another), go with (one another)Egimburi na eging'ombe gyanga giraroobha okugya okunywa amanji muruuji.Mbuzi na ng'ombe zilikuwa zikifuatana kwenda kunywa maji mtoni.The goats and cows were accompanying one another to go drink water in the river.
-roobhanakt1-fuatana (k.m., tarakimu)follow each other (e.g., numbers), be in a series2kuwa na msururu, foleni au mlolongo (watu au vitu)queue (Br), line up (people or things) (Am)Nduuji abhantu bharoobheeni bharagya hinsi eyo.Nimeona msururu wa watu wanaenda huko chini.I saw people lining up to go down there.
-roosyakt1-tengenezamend, fix, repair2-karabatirenovate3-safishaclean up
-rootakt1-tabiridivine, predict, prophesy2-ota (ndoto)dream, have a vision
-rorakt-onasee-ruuji (k.m., oruuji, aruuji, n.k.)-rora eginsoni-rora esisimooti
-rora eginsonikt1-ona aibube ashamed2kuwa na aibube shy-roraensoni
-rora esisimootikt-ona kinyaabe disgusted-roraesisimooti1
-rorana nakt-onana nameet with, visitMaayi yaagya okurorana na abhaana bhaaye mwigobhero.Mama alienda kuonana na watoto wake kivukoni.The mother went to meet with her children at the river crossing.
-roroogakt-ongea (bila mpango)speak (in a disorderly manner)
-rosakt-chokabe tired, get tiredAbharimi bhanú bharaturimira bhatakurosa bhakyari okumara obhurime.Walimaji wanaotulimia hawachoki kabla hawajamaliza sehemu ya kulima.The farmers who are farming for us don't get tired before they finish the section of farmland.
rubhebheklupande (mwelekeo)sidewaysAragenda rubhebhe.Anatembea upande.She is walking sideways.
-rugakt-piga kasiapaddle, row (a boat)Peetero yaaruga eguru ya kunyanja ya Gariraaya bhutiku bhuyo bhwa omuyaga omuhaari.Petro alipiga kasia juu ya bahari ya Galilaya usiku huo wenye upepo mkali.Peter rowed on the Sea of Galilee that night with the strong wind.
rugumyabharugumyanmbahilimiser, stingy person
rugurunmmasharikieast
-rugutakt-okotapick up