ba1Prt1thoughAnamzengera nyumba, yeye ba ni hezi.If he builds her a house, he's stupid, though.Kwenye ba sani kwedi male.There itself, though, wasn't good at all.Yeye ba nahafaya.She wasn't well though.Kalagala mo mtahani kwasabu yeye ba nahakasoma.She failed in the exam because she wasn't studying, though.Miye ba (~ meba) naita.I'm going though.Miye ba can become meba, weye ba can become weba, and yeye ba can become yeba.2alsoWeye ba ni mtali.You also are tall.Miye ba naita.I also am going.
ba2PrtpleaseMvere nngwa sogerani hano ba.Dear lady please scoot over here.This is a polite particle.
baa (mabaa)< EngNG3barChiro chino chaita kwe di baa.Tonight we're going to the bar.
baba (wababa)NG11grandfatherNalapira na baba agonire kuzima.I swear by my grandfather sleeping in the ghost realm.Baba nani msanadyi; nakasana mabakuli na mabirika.Grandfather was a creator; he created bowls and teapots.Baba nakasana bhundo.Grandfather engineered a bridge.Silekerwa wasiya wa baba.I was left a legacy from grandfather.2grandpaBaba nani mdyera siyo zamani.Grandpa was a burper long ago.Baba tumbatu dyake nakavutira mwe chiko.Grandpa used his tobacco to smoke a pipe.Wau kakahata baba akalonga ngano.Grandma hates grandpa when he's narrating folktales.
babayamntru ~ babamntruNG11the grandfatherNdima yenuka na babamntru awauguza.The job begins with the grandfather taking care of them.2the grandpaBabayamntru ni mdyeni; keza gulo tú.The grandpa is a newbe; he just came yesterday.Babamntru kalemera mwezikuluwe akasolwa isi za kweise.The grandpa has prohibited his granddaughter from getting married abroad.
badaConjafterWabula Hamkwama, hadya wakwamire bada wakasokere wazimwigwe kudyenda. (Arbow: 9)They reached Hamkwama, where they got in trouble after they got tired and couldn't walk.Siona maya bada akanileka.I felt angry after she left me.
bada yaPrepafterKeza bada ya miye.He came after me.Ni isi ina mphwani ntali mwe Afrika bada ya Afrika ya Kusini. (Arbow: 6)It's this country that has the longest coast in Africa after South Africa.Nanite bada ya i skulu.I'll go after schoolBada ye pati nanite.After the party I'll go.Bada ya masaa maidi nakuche.After (= in) two hours it'll dawn.Bada ye fula chitozwa ni chizingizo.After the rain, we were taken by shivers.Kanitukiza bada ya kumona yeye agaluke shehe.He astonished me after seeing he became a spiritual person.Bada ye somi nna sharehe ku nyumba kwangu.After Ramadan I have joy in my house.
bada yake ~ bada yakweAdvafter thatBada yake nanite.After that I'll go.Bada yakwe wesambaza.After that they spread themselves out.
badayeAdv1laterNanite badaye.I'll go later.So badaye!Come later!Hita badaye!Go later!2afterwardsNanize badaye.I'll come afterwards.3thenMazi yano yananyala, badaye nachizenge nyumba shano hano.When this water dries up, then we'll build five houses here.Nasoma Chitabu, badaye nanisome mabuku yangu.I'm reading the Quran, then I'll study my books.Simu wanda kuikoma, badaye walava i beteriya.First you turn off the phone, then you remove the battery.
badoAdv1stillSifuka sima dya mita shano, bado sikupata simo.I dug a well of five meters [deep], still I'm not getting water seeping up.Hata kama vitoga, bado nanidyaribu.Even though it's hard, still I'll try.Wi kuhi? -- Ni kwa Jon; bado ni mwe kazi.Where are you? -- I'm at Jon's; I'm still on the job.2yet, not yetBado hezire male.He hasn't come yet.Bado sikudya male.I'm not eating yet.
badyeti< EngNG5budget(s)Naunga buku denyu ye hisabu nimanye badyeti yenyu ya mwaka uno.I need your ledger to know your budget for this year.Badyeti ya a wanafunzi idyamanywa ni Mtenderwa mwaka uno.The student budget has been made by Mtenderwa this year.Akupanga badyeti za mashirika yano ni Zanabu.The one who plans budgets for this company is Zanabu.
BadyuniNG5Bajun(i)Badyuni ni viruwa va Wabadyuni.Bajun are islands of the Bajunis.Badyuni ni kaya va Wabadyuni.Bajun is territory of the Bajuns.
bafu (mbafu, wabafu, ubafu)Adj1selfishNi mbafu.He/she's selfish.2greedyMbwa idya ni bafu.That dog is greedy.Tadyiri dino ni bafu.This rich person is greedy.3stingyBau diya ni bafu kwa wazana wake.The hyena is stingy with her babies.4rudeNi wabafu.They're rude.
Bagamoyo1NG9BagamoyoWenkigwa msanga; wafyekula migunda na nkhonde kwa wilaya wa Bagamoyo. (Arbow)They were given land; they cleared fields and farms in the district of Bagamoyo.This is a district and district capital in Tanzania, where many Kiziguans from Somalia were resettled.2NG5
bago (mabago)1NG3jungle (big)Kaya yetu izungulukwa ni bago.Our town is surrounded by a big jungle.Sitega mifiyufiyu mirongo midi mwe di bago.I've set twenty snares in the jungle.Bago dino dimema magome ya nyoka.This jungle is full of shed snake skins.See: mbago.2NG3forest (large)Gulo wana waidi waga mwe di bago.Yesterday two kids got lost in the large forest.3NPropBagoBago kahawarwa ni wazazi wake.Bago was cursed by his parents.Simhawara mwanangu Bago.I have cursed my child, Bago.Bago kakusenga zengo ku mbago.Bago went to cut lumber in the forest.man's name
bahariNG51ocean(s)Kila chintru cha mwe bahari chadika.Everything from the ocean is edible.Siwai kogera mwe bahari mara umwenga.I dared to swim in the ocean once.Wanangu waita kwe visanga va bahari ya "California" na "Hawaii".My kids went to ocean beaches in California and Hawaii.2sea(s)Sihatarisha maisha yangu kwa kwedula mwe bahari.I jeopardized my life by throwing myself in the sea.Wayoso wa mo mto wana mwire zaidi kuliko wa mme bahari.Little lumpfish from the river are more delicious than ones from in the sea.maskari ya mwe baharinavy (lit.: army of in the sea)
bahashishiNG5bribe(s)Mapolisi ya Kenya yasola bahashishi.The police in Kenya take bribes.Maaskari yakusola bahashishi yabalanga sheriya yao.The authorities who take bribes are corrupting their laws.
bahati1NG5luck (good)Nna bahati (yedi).I have (good) luck.Sina bahati.I don't have any luck.Nnavina msezigo wa bahati nasibu, napatisa.When I play a game of luck, I get a lot.See: kubahatisha.2NPropBahatiZawadi na Bahati wasafishanya nyumba ino.Zawadi and Bahati have cleaned this house together.woman's name
bahati mbaya1NG5bad luckShamshi ana bahati mbaya ya kupata mwana.Shamshi has bad luck getting a baby.2AdvunfortunatelyNasilengwa miye risasi ino, bahati mbaya imbwira mgosi yuno.I was the one targeted with this bullet; unfortunately it hit this man.
bakoraNG5cane(s)Wau na baba wose wadyenda na bakora.Grandma and grandpa both walk with canes.
bakuli (mabakuli)NG3bowlNakamira bakuli dino.I'm using this bowl to milk [cows].Nachinga bakuli.I'm holding out a bowl.Susuza bakuli idyo!Clean that bowl!
bala (mbala, ubala, wabala)Adj1cunningBau diya ni bala.That hyena is cunning.2shrewdNi mbala.He/she's shrewd.3smart4wiseSuwi idya ni bala; ilemera kudalika mdugali.That leopard is wise; it refuses to leap over a umbrella thorn acacia.
balidiNG5fever(s)Katozwa ni balidi. / Ana baladi.She has a fever.Sitozwa ni balidi. / Nna balidi.I have a fever.Nna balidi ya maleriya.I have a fever from malaria.Wana wano wana balidi.These kids have a fever.Balidi zino zanisumbula.These fevers are bothering me.Nna msaka na balidi.I have the flu and a fever.
balidi nkhaliNG5yellow feverMwanangu katozwa ni balidi nkhali atahika nyongo.My child contracted yellow fever and is vomiting bile.
balidi nkhuluNG5migraine headache(s)Nna balidi nkulu.I have a migraine.Dyero sitozwa ni balidi nkhulu kwa ivo sanidahe kudyamanya kazi.Today I got a migraine so I can't do work.