Browse Chizigula - English
jabhati (majabhati)< HindichapatiJabhati dyangu di moto.My chapati is hot.Divunyatise donge idyo jabhati dyake nadive vedi.Knead that dough a lot, so the chapati [from it] will cook well.See alternate pronunciation: chapati. JabhutiDjiboutiJabhuti ni kaisi kadodo dyirani na Somaliya.Djibouti is a small country neighboring Somalia.Raisi kanisaguira ubalozi wa Jabhuti.The president has chosen an ambassadorship for me in Djabouti.See: Mjabhuti. JabriliGabrielJabrili adyendeza biyashara yake ya kutaga makala.Gabriel is continuing his business selling charcoal.man's name jadikhat (plant and drug)Shamshi adya jadi.Shamshi eats khat.Aweso adyera funda akadya jadi.Aweso placed khat in his cheek eating it.See alternative pronunciation: jati. JafariGeoffreyJafari ni mkulu we skulu ino.Geoffrey is the principal of this school. jai1gravelSira ino idyamanywa lami na jai.This road is made of tar and gravel.Kwa kukuba jai ino hano ni yedi chipate chamkuba hata dimwenga.In order to scoop up this gravel here it's better that we get even one steam shovel.sira ya jaigravel roadSira ino idyamanywa lami na jayi.This road is made of tar and gravel.2road (of gravel or asphalt)Sono wite kwe jai!Don't go (close) to the asphalt road!Masagale yadyenda mwe jayi nachiro.The deer walk on the gravel road at night. jaji (majaji, wajaji)< EngjudgeSionana na jaji.I saw a judge.Kuhukumisa wantru wengi ivo ugaluke jaji.You have sentenced a lot of people since you became a judge.Jaji kanitwika alfu shano.The judge fined me five thousand [dollars].The singular is NG1, but the plural is normally NG3, but also less commonly NG1. The singular can be NG3 but then it's cursing. jaka (majaka)< EngjacketKaniziga sibawa jaka dyake.She accused me stealing her jacket.Jaka dino dyakamulika.This jacket is wring-out-able. jalabibu (majalabibu)1hijabWagizwa ni jalabibu, mwana chiche weye.You are beautified in a hijab, girl.2burqa (burka)Kavala jalabibu.She's wearing a burqa. jalato (majalato)< It1ice cream (cone, bowl of)Nna jalato dimwenga.I have one ice cream [cone].See alternate pronunciation: jelato.2popsicleMwanawo katogola jalato.your child likes a popsicle.3lolipop JamaJamaNetangwa Mhina Jama Mzungu.He was named by himself Mhina Jama Mzungu.Mbuyangu Jama ni mgosi wa kutekeleza ahadi zake.My friend Jama is a man keeping his promises.man's name JamaikaJamaicaJamaika nako kuna ngalika.In Jamaica there are also hurricanes. JamameJamaameJamame yamaanisha chamama; ni kaya nkhulu mwe Gosha.Jamaame means a kind of grain; it's a big city in Goshaland.This is the name of the district capital in Goshaland, Somalia. jampolini (majampolini)< Eng jump + trampolinetrampolineSalimu katogola kupirikapirika mwe di jampolini.Solomon likes to jump around on the trampoline. jana< Arb jannah1heaven(s)Miye naita kwe jana.I'm going to heaven.Ni rahisi ngamira adyinkhe mwe di langa dya singano kuliko tadyiri aite jana.It's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to go to heaven.2paradise(s)Ndugu yangu, unafa nawite jana.My sibling, when you die you will go to paradise.Mnungu kamlongoza Shetani kwe jana.God expelled Satan from paradise. janasafuneral(s)Chikala janasa ya baba.We're sitting for grandpa's funeral.Dyero nachikaduke janasa ko u msigiti saa ntratu.Today we'll go pray funeral prayers in the mosque at 9 o'clock.When someone dies, relatives and friends wherever they are pray for the deceased. JapaniJapanMagari ya Japani yengiziswa mwe Marikani.Cars from Japan have been brought into America a lot.Sihinya Chijapani mdani mwe Japani.I learned Japanese in Japan.See: Chijapani, Mjapani. jarachessJara ni msezigo wa hakiri.Chess is a game of intelligence.Mze Mvungwe nani mchafu kwa jara.Mr. Mvungwe was clever in chess.Sidahire kuvina jara.I don't know how to play chess.Sikudaha kuvina jara.I'm unable to play chess. jatikhat (plant and drug)Shamshi adya jati.Shamshi eats khat.Mteza uno nabindiriziza jati ino.These nuts I'm using to finish this khat.Fungu dya jati dyatagwa dala mirongo midi.A bundle of khat is sold for twenty dollars.The leaves and thin skin of this plant are widely chewed as a mild stimulant in Somalia, Yemen, and the rest of Arabia. See: miráa, manyasi.See alternative pronunciation: jadi. Jelani< SomJelaniJelani ni fundi kwa mpira wa viga.Jelani is an expert at soccer.man's name jelato (majelato)< It1ice cream (cone, bowl of)Nna jelato dimwenga.I have one ice cream cone.See alternate pronunciation: jalato.2popsicleSitogola jelato wakati kwi motoI like a popsicle when it's hot.3lolipopMwanangu kasokera kumumusa jelato.My child is tired of sucking on a lolipop. jenerali (majenerali)< ItgeneralJenerali aunga chikawo cha raisi.The general wants the president's status.Jenerali aunga kumsereza raisi mwe chiti.The general wants to overthrow the president from his position.Watumigwa ni jenerali wavamiye kaya ino.They were commanded by the general to invade this town.The singular is NG1, but the plural is NG3. See: ujenerali. jenereta (majenereta)< Eng1generatorSame dyalunganishwa na tubo dikulawa ko mto, niyo warabiira kama jenereta.A tractor can be joined with a pipe coming from the river, and then used to irrigate like a generator.A mazi yatufwa ni bomba dino na jenereta.The water is pumped by this pump with a generator.2alternatorSidaha kubedelisha jenereta ya gari.I know how to change an alternator in a car. JenetiJanetNi wa nkhondo wakugomba na suwe enga wadya wamkomire mnyetu Jeneti? (Arbow)They are of war who are fighting with us like those who killed our companion Janet.