jabhati (majabhati)< HindiNG3chapatiJabhati 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.
JabhutiNG9DjiboutiJabhuti 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.
JabriliNPropGabrielJabrili adyendeza biyashara yake ya kutaga makala.Gabriel is continuing his business selling charcoal.man's name
jadiNG5khat (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.
JafariNPropGeoffreyJafari ni mkulu we skulu ino.Geoffrey is the principal of this school.
jaiNG51gravelSira 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)< EngNG1judgeSionana 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)< EngNG3jacketKaniziga sibawa jaka dyake.She accused me stealing her jacket.Jaka dino dyakamulika.This jacket is wring-out-able.
jalabibu (majalabibu)NG31hijabWagizwa ni jalabibu, mwana chiche weye.You are beautified in a hijab, girl.2burqa (burka)Kavala jalabibu.She's wearing a burqa.
jalato (majalato)< ItNG31ice 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
JamaNPropJamaNetangwa 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
JamaikaNG5JamaicaJamaika nako kuna ngalika.In Jamaica there are also hurricanes.
JamameNG5JamaameJamame 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.
JamilaNPropJamilaSimtogola Jamila; ni mwana chiche wedi.I like Jamila; she's a nice girl.Jamila na Msagule wadaha kusagulanya nyumba za chifahari.Jamila and Msagule know how to choose luxurious houses.
jampolini (majampolini)< Eng jump + trampolineNG3trampolineSalimu katogola kupirikapirika mwe di jampolini.Solomon likes to jump around on the trampoline.
jana< Arb jannahNG51heaven(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.
janasaNG5funeral prayer(s)Chikala janasa ya baba.We're sitting for grandpa's funeral prayer.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.
JapaniNG9JapanMagari 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.
jaraNG5chessJara 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.
jatiNG5khat (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< SomNPropJelaniJelani ni fundi kwa mpira wa viga.Jelani is an expert at soccer.man's name
jelato (majelato)< ItNG31ice 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)< ItNG1generalJenerali 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)< EngNG31generatorSame 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.
JenetiNPropJanetNi 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.