ainaNG5typeIsi yawo imema misingi ya kila aina.Their country is full of every type of resource.See alternate pronunciation: eina.
AishaNPropAishaAisha nani mvere wakatatu wa Muhamed.Aisha was the third wife of Muhammad.
AivorikostNG9Ivory CoastSiwai kwita Aivorikost.I've dared to go to Ivory Coast.See: Maivorikost.
ajalaNG5cassette(s)Chibedelisha ajala.We changed a cassette.Nazinga ajala yangu.I'm rewinding my cassette.Mzunguluko wa ajala ni tafauti na mzunguluko wa mkingiro.The turning around of a cassette is different from the spinning around of a wheel.Sifungumula uzi we ajala.I unwound the tape of the cassette.Ajala yangu ifungumulika u uzi.The tape of my cassette has popped apart.
ajusa (maajusa)NG3croneMkazangu kamanyana na ajusa.My wife knows a crone.Ajusa yuno kanikomera nyumba yangu.This crone killed my home for me. (= She destroyed my marriage.)
akadyikaConjthen, and thenHita kasome, akadyika lawa mtahani wako!Go study, and then come out [well] on your exam!Karata zino nazidantrira wantru, akadyika naputa mapesa.These cards, I'm using them to cheat people, then I get money.Mashahiri yanda kuchema, akadyika naswi chakomereza.The lead singers are first to sing, and then we finish.Nyose towani visetu, akadyika mwize kuno!You all take naps, and then come over here!
akáhExpltouch!Akáh! Setowa (na) nyundo mwe di dole.Ouch! I hit myself with a hammer on the finger.
akalahoAdv1laterSo akalaho!Come later!Akalaho nanize.Later I'll come.Akalaho nanite.Later I'll go.2thenWalimbula, wavika, wasinyiza, akalaho walombeza. (Arbow: 7)They celebrated the harvest, they did rituals, they divined, and then they prayed.
akauntiNG5account(s)Muyalavanya nyuwe mapesa yano mwe akaunti.You are the ones who have taken this money out of the account together.Akaunti za wanangu zose zina alfu mbiri mbiri.All the accounts of my children have two thousand [dollars] apiece.Chifungula akaunti ya bengi ya kuduira mapeso.We've opened a bank account to save money.Wata bengi waninkha hisabu kamili ya mwe akaunti yangu yo u kudura.The bank tellers gave me the exact amount of my savings account.
akeNG5AK47(s)Mashufta yadya yose yana ake.All those bandits have AK47s.Shamshi ana ake imwenga na hasna mbiri.Shamshi has one AK47 and two magazines.
akher zamaniNG5apocalypseAkher zamani nakuguluke na ngalika.The apocalypse will have a deluge.
akhera< ArbNG5hereafterNanikuone akhera . -- Ni sawa, nachionane akhera.I'll see you in the hereafter. -- It's OK, we'll see each other in the hereafter.Unadyamanya zambi mwe duniya, naukaathawwe akhera.When you do a sin in the world, you will keep on being tortured in the hereafter.Tate na baba waita akhera.Dad and grandpa went to the hereafter.The kh in this word is a voiceless velar fricative [x]. See alternate pronunciation: ahera.
akoDemNG7that (near you)Ninkha kakompyuta ako!Give me that little computer (near you)!kadudu akothat little bug near you
aku-Vpfxwent there and/toSakusenga zengo.I went there and cut lumber.Sakudya Nampa.I went to eat there in Nampa.Sakugona Nampa.I went to sleep there in Nampa.Sita ko u mto, sakuteka mazi.I went to the river and fetched water there.Sakudyera chizizi changu kwe nchacha.I went and put my fish trap in the swamp.Chakuwahokerezanya.We went together there to help them.Sakuposa.I went there to ask for her hand in marriage.Sakuvumbula mbago imemire wanyama tafauti.I went there and discovered a forest that is full of different animals.Miye na wambuya zangu chakuseziga he i chikoni.Me and my friends went there to play at the beach.Miyaka midi idyinkhire sakuhiji Maka.Two years ago I went there on a hajj to Mecca.aku- < ka- + ku-.
alafu1Conj1thenHita "Main Street" na "Twenty-fifth Street", alafu dyenda kidogo.Go to Main Street and Twenty-fifth, then go a little further.Chora miduwara mitatu, alafu ihake rangi ihundu.Draw three circles, then color them red.2afterwardsNanite ku nyumba; alafu nanikauye.I'll go home; afterwards I'll come back.
alafu2NG5luckNna alafu.I have luck.Sina alafu.I don't have luck.Nna alafu yedi.I have good luck.Nna alafu ihiye.I have bad luck.Wana alafu zedi.They have good luck.Wana alafu zihiye.They have bad luck.
alamaNG51sign(s)Alama ya fula ni mavunde.A sign of rain are clouds.2symbol(s)Herufu ni alama za sauti.Letters are symbols of sounds.3omen(s)Gasa dyako kama dikonyegera ni alama ya kupata mapesa.If your palm itches, it's an omen of getting money.Magasa yenyu yananyegera ni alama za kupata mapesa.If your palms are itching, they're omens of getting money.4mark(s)Nna alama ya dintriri.I have a bruise mark.Nna alama ya kuvimba.I have a swelling markUna alama za lipstiki mwe funda.You have lipstick marks on the cheek.5brand(s)Chibatiza ngombe zetu zose alama imwenga.We've branded all our cows with the same brand.6blemish(es)Jon ana alama mo mkono wake.Jon has a blemish on his hand.7scar(s)Una alama mbiri mo mkono.You have two scars on the arm.Nna alama ya kutatuka mwe zi nkhumbitu.I have a scar from tearing the eyebrow.
alasiri< Arb al asrNG51prayer (third of the day)Alasiri nachikadukire ko u msigiti.For the third prayer we'll go pray at the mosque.2late afternoonChisingi chino alasiri nanikuletere viya vako.This afternoon late (afternoon) I'll bring you your stuff.
AlbayiNPropAlbayiChashukuru vidala wano wachinkire mviko we di bwinda sa: Mnala Albayi Semboga Abdhula,...We appreciate so much these who gave us the ritual in the butt-shaking dance like: Lady Albayi Semboga Abdula, et al.woman's name
alfajiriNG5prayer (first of the day, just before dawn)Alfajiri inabula, ninula niduke!When it's first prayer [time], wake me up to pray!
alfu (maalfu)< Arb 'alfNothousand, one thousand (1000)Hondo ya alfu mbokolo chenda mirongo mnane na chenda ya Somaliya itowanwa mo luwala wa Gobweni.The war of 1989 in Somalia was fought in the grasslands of Gobweyn.Loya ywangu kanidyereka alfu.My lawyer charged me one thousand [dollars].See alternate pronunciation: elfu.
alfu chendaNonine thousand (9000)Chisingi chino alasiri nanikuletere viya vako.I would like to get nine thousand [dollars] a month in my business.See alternate pronunciation: elfu chenda.
alfu kumiNoten thousand (10,000)Kwaungigwa alfu kumi dala.$10,000 are needed. (lit.: There are needed $10,000.)Sinyowa mamphemba alfu kumi kwe siku dimwenga.I've shucked ten thousand ears of corn in one day.See alternate pronunciation: elfu kumi.