bidiyaNG5effort(s)Nanidyamanye bidiya ya kubinda kalasi zangu.I'll make an effort to finish my classes.Nachidyamanye bidiya yo kusomeza wana wetu koleji.We'll make an effort to have our children study in college.Sidyamanya bidiya za kubindiriza kazi ino.I've made efforts to finish this work.See: kudyamanya bidiya.
biga (mabiga)NG3water tankKanitekere mazi mwe di biga!Go fetch me water from the tank!Muumbaumba kanumbira biga.The potter created a clay water tank for me.See: chambiga.These tanks were originally made of clay, but now they can be made of metal or plastic, or whatever.
BigoNPropBigoChimhodyi Mze Bigo.We interviewed Mr. Bigo.man's name
bigra (wabigra)1NG5hymen(s)Bado una bigra? -- Ha, nna bigra. / Sina bigra male.Do you still have a hymen? -- Yes, I have a hymen. / No, I don't have a hymen at all.2NG5cherry (-ies)Noudahe kutula bigra unenkhingwa mwana chiche bigra?Can you break a cherry if you are given a virgin girl?See: kutula bigra.3NG1virginBado wi bigra? -- Ni bigra. / Si bigra.Are you still a virgin? -- I'm a virgin. / I'm not a virgin.Mwana chiche yuno ni bigra.This girl is a virgin.Wazana chiche wano ni (wa)bigra.These girls are virgin(s).
bilaPrep1withoutBila shaka, luvi nanize.Without doubt, tomorrow I will come.Bila kudegadega nadaha niketwika dholou.Without staggering, I can carry a water jug on my head.Nimba mwaita ku mbago bila moto? --Hachikunga moto male, nachikatowe mlindi.Why are you going to the bush without fire? -- We don't need a fire at all; we're going to use a fire drill.Unaita kwe skulu bila kumtegereza mwalimu ni ubule.If you go to school without listening to the teacher, it's useless.Sita Afrika bila kumlaga mame.I went to Africa without saying goodbye to mom.Egala gari dyake bila kusinya.He drives his car without paying attention.Sikala hano bila chiti.I'm sitting here without a chair.Siza bila mapesa.I came without money. (= I don't have any money.)Siswerwa bila kubinda kazi yangu.The sun went down on me without [me] finishing my work.2but withoutSiku zino naharisa bila chironda.These days I'm shitting a lot of liquid but without diarhea.3without anythingChohiza kumi kwa bila.We scored ten to [their] nothing.
bila chizaziPP1infertileFatuma kerekwa bila chizazi.Fatuma was born infertile.Ispitali ino ni ya wagosi we bila chizazi.This hospital is for men who are infertile.2barrenSiteyi e bila chizazi; kwa ivo hena mwana hata yumwenga.Siteyi is barren; therefore she hasn't a child, not even one.
bila uzi< Eng blouseNG6blouseDyero sakugula skati na bila uzi.Today I went to buy a skirt and a blouse.The literal meaning of this form is a folk etymological reinterpreation of bilauzi (< Eng blouse) to bila 'without' plus uzi 'thread', because unlike a dress, a skirt and a blouse are not sewn together.
bila viratuPPbarefootViwala vangu vasha nikadyenda bila viratu.My soles burn when I'm walking barefoot.Mafunza yamwingira mtru akudyenda bila viratu.Chiggars get into someone walking barefoot.
bila yaPrepbeforeSono ugonage bila ya miye!Don't sleep first before me!
BilaliNPropBilalBilali kalawa nawa yeye kwanza mwedhami.Bilal was the one who came out with the prayer call first.Mwedhami ulawa na Bilali kwanza.The prayer call came out first with Bilal.Mwedhami wa Chislamu ulawa na Bilali.The Islamic prayer call came from Bilal.man's name
bili< EngNG5billOngeza i bili!Add up the bill!Mwezi uno bili yangu ya umeme ni gali.This month my electricity bill is expensive
bimba (mabimba)NG3roast (of meat)Idi bimba dye nyama dishololeka.The roast of meat is searable.
binadamu (wabinadamu)< Arb bin AdamuNG1human (being)Kwereka ni kwa binadamu yoyose.To give birth is for any human being.Mdani mwe hondo mpatikana mbakati nyingi za binadamu.In the war there're found many human corpses rotting.Kushukurana ni kwedi kwa binadamu.Thanking each other is great for human beings.Misimo ya kale yahonyesa kwamba Tanzaniya ni mame ywa Afrika na ywa ulimwengu, na msimo wa binadamu. (Arbow: 5)Data from the past show that Tanzania is the mother of Africa and of the world, and the origin of human beings.Mnungu kaumba binadamu.God created humans.Binadamu ni umbo dya Mnungu.A human being is in the form of God.Ni dembi kwa kukoma binadamu.It's a sin to kill human beings.Sometimes the singular form is used in a plural sense.
bindirizizo (mabindirizizo, mibindirizizo)Adjused to complete or finishKompyuta dino ni bindirizizo dye kazi yetu.This computer is used to finish our work.Makompyuta yano ni mabindirizizo ye kazi yetu.These computers are used to finish our work.Mikamshi ino ni mibindirizizo ye hande yetu.These spoons are used to complete our meal.See: kubindiriziza.
bindu (mabindu)NG3waistband (traditional)Mwana chiche yuno ana chigudi anavala bindu.This girl does good twerking when she wears a traditional waistband.This traditional waistband is used to accentuate the movement of a woman's behind while dancing. It is long so that the ends flap and move in the air while the woman dances.
BintiNPropBintiChashukuru vidala wano wachinkire mviko we di bwinda sa: Mnala Binti Nkhulukulu,...We appreciate so much these who gave us the ritual in the butt-shaking dance like: Lady Binti Nkulukulu, et al.woman's name
biribiri (mabiribiri)NG3support wallIka biribiri mhandahanda mwe nyumba yako!Put a support wall on the sides of your house!Biribiri dyangu diwakwa na shamento.My support wall has been troweled with cement.Biribiri ni dya kwikaira na kureba mazi yase kwingira mwe nyumba.The support wall is for sitting on and for keeping water from getting into the house.This support wall about three feet high. It has several functions, two of which are mentioned in the examples above, but another is to support the upper walls.
birido (mabirido)NG3burritoKanizingira birido dya nkhunde na mpunga.She wrapped a bean and rice burrito for me.
birika (mabirika)NG31teapotBirika dyamema.The teapot is filling up.Makolokolo yatogola kwingira mwe di birika dipikirwe shai.Big red ants like to get into the teapot with which chai has been cooked.2kettleBirika dino ni dya wau; apikira gahawa.This kettle is grandma's; she cooks coffee with it.
biriyani< HindiNG5rice cooked with meatNechiro asho yangu nani biriyani.Last night my dinner was rice cooked with meat.
BirmaleNG5BimalBirmale ni kabila nkhulu mwe Somaliya.Bimal is a big tribe in Somaliya.See: Mbirmale.
bismillah< ArbExpltin the name of AllahThis Arabic term is said before eating a meal and before slaughtering an animal to be eaten. Fish may be eaten without saying the term, but mammals and birds must have it said before slaughtering to be halal (or kosher), otherwise they'r not halal (or not kosher).
bithaa ~ bitháNG5product(s)Watedya waunga kushawishwi na bithá zedi.Customers need to be convinced with good products.Wana bithá ndodo ya kutaga mwe di duka.They have few products to sell in the store.Watedya wangu nawaletera bithaa zediMy customers, I bring them good products.
biti< EngNG5beat(s) of musicBiti iyo nanikaunga haisanike.The beat that I wanted wasn't composable.Biti iyo nanikaunga izimwa kusanika.The beat that I wanted couldn't be composed.