Chizigula - English


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bulu (mabulu)NG3monitor lizard (large)Siona bulu hasi he di tuwa.I saw a big monitor lizard under the bush.
bululu< EngAdjblueWatogola buku dino di bululu.They like this blue book.Hutogole fururu ziya zi bululu?You don't like those blue earings?Kulanga kwi bululu.The sky is blue.Nkhazu yangu i bululu.My t-shirt is blue.Nkhazu yangu rangi yake ni bululu.The color of my t-shirt is blue.
bulundu (mabulundu)NG31knapsackNna bulundu dya zahabu nikutaga.I have a knapsack of gold I'm selling.2bundle (round)
buluza (mabuluza)NG31amaranth (with few seeds)Buluza dino ni tali.This amaranth is tall.Buluza dina soko.Amaranth has a market. (= Amaranth sells.)Honde yangu ilawa buluza dyingi.My farm grows a lot of amaranth.This plant grows wild in Idaho abundantly, and the leaves are eaten like spinach.2pigweed
buluzungu (mabuluzungu)NG3miracle fruitBuluzungu sididya miye nan mwana.Miracle fruit, I ate it when I was a kid.See: mbuluzungu.
bumba (mabumba)NG3rollBumba dya senyenje dyazungulukika.The roll of chainlink fence is rollable.Nazinga bumba dino dyo uzi.I'm winding up this roll of the thread.Nafungula bumba dino dyo uzi.I'm unwinding this roll of the thread.Bumba dya twekezo ni dala kumi na shano.A roll of solder wire is $15.
bumbu (mabumbu)NG3pubic areaBumbu dyangu dyaluma.My pubic area hurts.Mwana chiche yuno ana bumbu kulu.This girl has a big pubic area.Mwana chiche yuno bumbu dyake ni kulu.This girl's pubic area is big.
Buna HawashiNPropBuna HawashiBuna Hawashi ni mbala.Buna Hawashi is cunning.Wegalusa Buna Hawashi!You're making yourself become Buna Hawashi!Buna Hawashi is a mythological or legendary trickster figure. Stories say he gets people to kill their mothers, burn their houses down, go gamble, and so on.
bundiki1NG5gun(s)Sitogola kusaka bundiki.I like to shoot guns.Wachibawa na bundiki.They robbed us with guns.Chibawigwa ni mabavi na bundiki.We were robbed by bandits with guns.Futi ni bundiki za kulindira.Rifles are guns for hunting.See: kutowa bundiki; mnomo wa bundiki (milomo ya bundiki); tako dya bundiki (matako ya bundiki).2NG5rifle(s)Hita kasole bundiki yangu!Go get my rifle!3NPropBundikiMwalimu Bundiki atowa zaidi.Teacher Bundiki beats a lot.
bunge (mabunge)NG31congressRaisi kalonga na idi bunge.The president has addressed the congress.Raisi kalava hutuba mwe di bunge.The president gave a speech in congress.See: mbunge.2parliamentBunge dyalemera kutogola mbuli za u mkulu.The parliament is refusing to agree with the ideas of the leader.Maramara wabunge watowana viti mwe di bunge.Sometimes the parliamentarians fight each other with chairs in the parliament.3legislatureAtiyo ni mdyumbe wa kwe di bunge.Uncle is representative in the legislature.Wadyumbe wa me di bunge wana siyasa.Representatives in the legislature have politics.4statehouseUkengira ho mnango we nyumba ye idi bunge mpaka ukwere ngazi.When you enter the doorway of the statehouse, you must climb stairs.
BuntroNPropBuntoNasibu Buntro naye nani mlongozi wa Watoga Firi.Nasibu Bunto also was a leader of the Somali Bantu.Nasibu Buntro, Wazigula wamgalusa mzehe wa Wayao. (Arbow)Nasibu Bunto, the Kiziguans made him master of the Yaos.man's name
burangeti (maburangeti)< EngNG3blanketBurangeti ni dyedi wakati kuna mbeho.A blanket is nice when it's cold.
BurundiNG9BurundiChirundi ni lugu ikulongwa mwe isi ya Burundi.Kirundi is a language spoken in the country of Burundi.See: Chiburundi ~ Chirundi, Mburundi.
busa (mabusa)NG3swollen testicles or scrotumMgosi yudya azimwa kwikala mwe chiti kwa sababu ana busa.That guy is unable to sit in the chair because he has swollen testicles.This term is singular in Kizigua but can be translated in the plural in English because it refers to the entire scrotum. The plural form is used when more than one male has swollen testicles.
bushaNG5chicken who's lost her babies to beastsKolo dinataga niyo dyawengula haluse ero wana wadya wabindwa ni makala, nguku iyo yetangwa busha.When a hen lays and then it's hatching, so now those babies are finished by beasts, that chicken is called "busha".This hen is viewed as not quite adequate or irresponsible.
BushiNPropBushRaisi Bushi kadirifirwa ni Wamarikani wengi.President Bush was gotten upset with by a lot of Americans. (i.e., A lot of Americans got upset with President Bush.)Raisi Bushi na Cheni nani wadirifirwa.President Bush and Cheney were upsetting.
buti (mabuti)NG5boot(s)Sivala buti chiga chimwenga.I'm wearing a boot on one foot.Kafisa buti zake hasi ho myembe.He hid his boots under the mango tree.This. noun is both NG5 and NG3; the latter is augmentative and therfore big boot(s)
butubutuAdj1round(ish)"Scallop" ni nkhola ina nyama butubutu ikungala.A scallop is a shellfish that has roundish white meat.Kanitagira mare nkhulu butubutu kama mpira.She sold me a big round piece of brass like a ball.2ovalU mwana mtwi wake ni butubutu kama tagi.The baby's head is oval like an egg.
buuInterjkerplunkBuu, kagwa.Kerplunk, he fell down.This is the sound of something falling.
buwe (mabuwe)NG3bird (quail-like)Buwe ni dege dina mwire zaidi dinakokwa."Buwe" is a bird that is really delicious when it's barbecued.
buye (mabuye)NG3mallard duck (female)Gulo sikoka buye.Yesterday I cooked a mallard duck.
buyu (mabuyu)NG31calabashSigala buyu dina maziI carry a calabash that contains water.2gourdBuyu dangu hadina mazi mengi.My gourd doesn't have much water [in it].Baba mazi yake anywera mwe di buyu.Grandpa drinks his water in the gourd.
bwana (wabwana)< SwNG11husbandWatenda mbwani aho? Kwani uyo ni bwana wako?What are you doing with that one? What is he, your husband? [mother to daughter]2manTwende bwana!Let's go, man!
bwanga (mabwanga)NG31tough guyBwanga dino dina mibavu kama simba.This tough guy has huge ribs like a lion.Bwanga dyako dina lufyomo; dyazimwa kulonga vedi.Your big guy has a speech impediment; he can't speak well.See: mbwanga.This is a big tough guy, the augmentative of mbwanga, which is used literally but also often metaphorically.2big guy
bwasa (mabwasa)NG51foolMiye ni bwasa.I'm a fool.Kama wi mtru mdyima, si vedi ugaluke bwasa.If you're an adult, it's not good to be a fool.See: mbwasa, which indicates less of a fool, dirty or lazy than bwasa.This term describes someone who doesn't take care of themselves mentally or physically.2lazy-dirty oneSono ugaluke bwasa! Inuka toza kazi!Don't be a lazy-dirty one! Get up and do some work!