Chizigula - English


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alfu na mbokolo shanoNofifteen hundred (1500)Alfu na mbokolo shano kwa hano Marikani ni mapesa madodo.Fifteen hundred [dollars] here in America is little money.See alternate pronunciation: elfu na mbokolo shano.
alfu nneNofour thousand (4000)Alfu nne wadaha ukaguira gari dya kudyendera miyaka minne kwa longozi.With four thousand [dollars] you can buy a car to go for four years.See alternate pronunciation: elfu nne.
alfu ntratuNothree thousand (3000)Mshahara wangu wa kwe kazi ni alfu ntratu kwa kila mwezi.My salary at work is three thousand [dollars] each month.Nagonera godoro dya alfu ntratu.I sleep on a three thousand [dollar] mattress.See alternate pronunciation: elfu ntratu.
alfu shanoNofive thousand (5000)Jaji kanitwika alfu shano.The judge fined me five thousand [dollars].Unadaha kunitagira nyumba ino, nanikwinkha alfu shano.If you can sell this house for me, I'll give you five thousand [dollars].See alternate pronunciation: elfu shano.
Ali< ArbNPropAliAli, kuvalwa nnyani nkhazu iyo? -- Sivalwa ni mame.Ali, that t-shirt was put on you by whom? -- It was put on me by mom.Wetangwa ani? -- Netangwa Ali.What are you called? -- I'm called Ali.Ali nana mitani.Ali had a twin [but he died].Fatuma kamtogola Ali, Ali kamtogola Fatuma, niyo nawadhiranya.Fatuma likes Ali; Ali likes Fatuma, and so I hooked them up.man's name
alighorobhu (mialighorobhu)NG2mesquiteMwiwa wa alighorobhu waluma zaidi.A thorn from mesquite hurts a lot.Prosopis sp.
AliyaNPropAliaSidayusizwa ni Aliya i sukari.The sugar has been dissolved for me by Alia.
AljériyaNG9AlgeriaAljériya ni isi ya Afrika ina Warabu wengi.Algeria is a country in Africa that has lots of Arabs.See: Maljériya.
almaarufu< ArbAdjaka, also known asKwa zina, netangwa Mahamudhi, almaarufu Nyongolo.With respect to [my] name, I'm called Mahmud, also known as 'Millipede'.
aloNG5quart(s) (bottle measure of roughly one quart)Magoro maidi yadyamanya alo.Two pints make a quart.Kwe arosi ya Luhizo sitwikwa alo shano za mavuta.At Luhizo's wedding I was asked to bring five quarts of oil.Mbuyangu kaniletera alo nyingi za mavuta.My friend has brought me many quarts of oil.Naunga mkomba umwenga wa alo.I need one quart bottle.This is a traditional measure of liquid in a bottle.Two magoro make an alo 'roughly a quart'; four alo make a mkomba wa sirikali 'roughly a gallon'.
AlshabhabhuNPropAl-ShababVitendo ivo Alshabhabhu wakudyamanya wantru si haki.The deeds that Al-Shabab do to people are not right.Alshabhabhu wadyamanya ugaidi mwe Somaliya.Al-Shabab terrorizes in Somalia.The verb normally agrees with this noun in NG1 plural.
amaConj1orMwe zi kazi wabwira wantru watuhu walawire kumwenga ama isi ntuhu. (Arbow: 8)On the jobs they met other people who came from the same place or from other countries.Naita Kenya ama Somaliya.I'm going to Kenya or Somalia (but not both).Ntruntrumo ino ama ubaulo uno ni wa kulongozeza fula.This rumbling or this thunder is for chasing away the rain. SayingNyumba ntrali ina mphanda mbiri ama ntratu hagati.A long house has two or three center poles down the middle.Barawa ni kaya ama mahali aho Wazigula waseere mwe Somaliya.Barawa is a town or place where Kiziguans descended into Somalia.Naunga mgosi ama mvere.I need a man or a woman (but not both).Mwinkhe bhasta ama ugali.Give her past or polenta.This is an exclusive conjunction. See: au, wala.2otherwiseSibanwa ni i sheriya ama egu nikukome.I am constrained by the law, otherwise I would kill you.
ama ... amaConjeither ... orNaita ama Somaliya ama Kenya.I'm going to either Somalia or Kenya.Ama Jon naidyamanye ama miye nanidyamanye.Either Jon will do it or I will do it.Ama nanite kwe skulu ama nanite kwe kazi.Either I'll go to school or I'll go to work.ama miye ama yeyeeither me or himAu can be substituted for ama in either position.
amaliNG5attitude(s)Mzehe yuno hakuguguzika male kwa sabu ana amali ihiye.This older person isn't treatable at all because she has a bad attitude.
amamaNG5scarf (man's)Baba katogola amama.Grandpa likes a scarf.
amaniNG51peaceNinkha amani!Give me peace! = Leave me alone!Somaliya haina amani male.Somalia doesn't have peace at all.Hakuna amani Somaliya.There isn't any peace in Somalia.Dyero kutangazwa amani mwe Somaliya.Today there was announced peace in Somalia.Kuna amani.There is peace.Ni kuhi kuna amani?Where is there peace? (lit.: Where is it that there is peace?)See: nyamani.2tranquilityMiyaka mirongo midi idyinkhire nti haluse vino Somaliya haina amani.From twenty years ago up to now Somalia hasn't had tranquility.Mwaliko ana amani.Mwaliko has tranquility. (= Mwaliko is tranquil).3safety, safeChina amani.We have safety. = We're safe.Sira ino ni amani.This road is safeSee: kufunga amani, kufungula amani.4emancipationWatitu Wamarikani wapata amani yao mida ya "Abraham Lincoln".American blacks got their emancipation in Abraham Lincoln's time.Zino ni amani.These are emancipations.5independenceSomaliya ipata amani.Somalia has got independence.6freedomMfungwa hana amani hata hadodo.A prisoner doesn't have freedom even a little bit.
amanidharaNG5lack of freedomSomaliya ina amanidhara kwa sababu ya ukabila.Somalia has a lack of freedom because of tribalism.
amariNG51order(s)Nna amari ya kukwinkha kazi.I have the order to give you a job.See alternate pronunciation: amri.2willSina amari ya kulongoza mwana skulu.I don't have the will to expel a student.See: amri.
ambalasiNG5ambulance(s)Kwe kaya yawo kakuna ambalasi ikudaha kubwiriza wanyonje kwe spitali.In their town there isn't an ambulance that can rush patients to the hospital.U mnyonje kabwirizwa kwe spitali halaka na ambalasi.The patient was rushed to the hospital quickly with an ambulance.
ambaye (ambawo, ambacho)< SwConj1whoWalungwana wadya ambaye ni wantru wakungala, Warabu wadya nawakatawala mphwani ya Marka. (Arbow: 6)They were confronted by white people, those Arabs who conquered the coast of Marka.Mwalimu yudya ambaye akusomeza hisabu nenkhigwe zawadi.That teacher who is teaching math will be given a prize.Walimu wadya ambawo wakusomeza hisabu nawenkhigwe zawadi.Those teachers who are teaching math will be given prizes.Ambaye is normally singular (< amba + yeye) while ambawo is plural (< amba + wowo), but some use ambaye generically for both singular and plural.2thatOgadeni asogera mwe Wama ambaye ni mhaka Wazigula na Mgala. (Arbow)Ogadens come close to the Wama that is the border of Kiziguans and Galas.
ambona ~ mbonaIntrrgwhy?Ambona hwizire male gulo?Why didn't you come yesterday?Ambona ngola ino uletire ni feki?Why is this knife you brought fake?Mbaluku, ambona wadyinka?Mbaluku, why are you walking away?
AmerikaNG5AmericaSirikali inkulu sa Mgereza,Amerika walonga na Jermani achimalise nkhondo. (Arbow)Great governments like the English and America spoke to Germany so it would stop the war.See: Marikani ~ Marekani.
aminInterjamenSigamba 'amin' bada ya maombi ya baba.I said 'amen' after grandpa's prayers.Mnungu nakusaidiye! -- Amin.God help you! -- Amen.Said at the end of a Muslim prayer.
AminaNPropAminaAmina asomeza wana wadodododo.Amina teaches little children.Amina na Zawadi watogola kulongana.Amina and Zawadi like to tell on each other.Mwanangu nalisizwa ni Amina.My child is being fed by Amina.woman's name
amriNG51order(s)Mte u kulava amri ni miye hano.The one giving out orders here is me.Amri zenyu, hakuna mtru naazisole.Your orders, there isn't anyone who will take (= follow) them.See alternate pronunciation: amari.See: kuamrisha.2willNnafa ni amri ya Mnungu.If I die, it's God's will.