Chizigula - English


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biya< EngNG5beerDyero sakunywa biya kwa mbuyangu.Today I went and drank beer at my friend's.
biyasharaNG51business(es)Watambaza biyashara yao.They spread their business out.Mwaliko katambazizwa biyashara yake.Mwaliko's business was spread out for him.Biyashara yangu yaningiziza faida nyingi.My business brings me in a lot of profit.Biyashara za magari zengizisa mapesa mengi.Car businesses bring in a lot of money.2commerceMarikani ni isi ya biyashara kulu.America is a country of great commerce.3trade
blauzi< EngNG5blouse(s)Sitogola blauzi ya sanamu diya.I like the blouse of that mannequin.Sitogola blauzi za ma masanamu yadya.I like the blouses of those mannequins.
blubhanda (mablubhanda)< EngNG3butterIdi blubhanda didayuswa ni u moto we idi roti.The butter got melted with the heat of the bread.
bobo (mabobo)NG3shell (hard, like coconut)Nazi yose ya mwe di bobo ikunwa.All the coconut [meat] of this shell has been shredded.Bobo dino dikunwa i nazi yose.This shell has been shredded of all its coconut.
bobo dya risasi (mabobo ya risasi)NG31bullet casingMaaskari yadondola bobo dya bundiki ya bharoni.The police have picked up a heavy machine gun bullet casing.Mtoho we i bundiki watowa i pini yo moto, akadyika yatowa kunyuma kwe di bobo dye risasi bada ye risasi yafosa ka nguvu.The hammer of the gun strikes the firing pin, and then it strikes the rear of the bullet casing, after which the bullet comes out with force.2bullet shell
bodaboda (mabodaboda)NG31driver of small transportMiye ni bodaboda.I'm a driver of small transport.Ali ni bodaboda.Ali is a driver of small transport.2transport (small)Wakati nani Kenya, nanikegala bodaboda.When I was in Kenya, I was running small transport.Small transport includes motorcycle buses (tuktuks), minivans, bicycles, and rickshaws.
bofulo ~ boflo (mabofulo ~ maboflo)NG3loaf (of bread)Boflo ni roti ditogolwe ni wantru wengiA loaf is [the kind of] bread that is liked by a lot of people.
bogi (mabogi)NG3eye patchSaibogi ana bogi mwe di ziso.The one-eyed guy has an eye patch on the eye.
boi (maboi)< Eng boyNG3servantAkugalusiza mbwani kama boi dyake?Why is he making you become like his servant?Kwetu china boi wa chiche.At our place we have a girl servant.Boi wa he haranti yetu akawa kuvugula idi ganjela.The servant at our place is delaying opening the gate.
boko (maboko)NG31bananaBoko dino diwola.This banana is rottenSinyowa boko.I peeled a banana.Naunga uhande wa boko.I want a piece of banana.kankha dya bokobanana peel2banana orchardNabuluza bharela mwe di boko.I'm dragging a wagon in the banana orchard.
boksi (maboksi)EngNG3boxkuleterwa boksi simanyize dina mbwani.Being brought a box that I don't know about, what does it have [in it]?
boma (maboma)NG3capital (city)Boma dyawo dyagaluka Ha Mwigwa. (Arbow)There capital becomes Kwa Mwigwa.Boma dya "Idaho" ni Boizi.The capital of Idaho is Boise.
bomba (mabomba)ItNG31pumpNaunga bomba nidyere muye mo mpira wangu.I need a pump to put air in my ball.Naunga bomba nimemezeze muye wa baskili yangu.I need a pump to fill up my bike with air.See: kabomba.2pipeNaunga bomba dya kulava mazi ko u mto mpaka mwe haranti yangu.I need a pipe to take water from the river up to in my yard.Ninkhiriza hande dya bomba!Hand me a section of pipe!3tubeDhadhiri na Shabani wavutanya nafta mwe di bharmile na bomba.Dadiri and Shabani siphoned gas together from the drum with a tube.4bomb"Al Shabab" waduira bomba markebu.Al Shabab threw a bomb at a ship.Bomba didulwe mwe di duka disababisha vifo vingi.The bomb that was thrown in the shop caused many deaths.5grenadeWantru mbokolo wavigitirwa bomba niyo wose wafa.A grenade was thrown at a hundred people, and then they all died.
bomba dya mosi (mabomba ya mosi)NG3tear gasBomba dya mosi ni hatari kwenyu.Tear gas is dangerous to you,
bomphula (mabomphula)NG31respiratorBomphula diya nivaligwe ni dektari dinihemeza.That respirator that was put on me by the doctor has made me breathe.U myuyuswa ache avaire bomphula; hakudaha kulonga male.The resuscitated one is still wearing a respirator; he can't talk at all.This noun is probably a short form of bomba dya mphula 'pump of nose'.2breathing mask
BondeiNG3Bondei (clan or tribe)Bondei ni ukolo umwenga wa wazigula.Bondei is one clan of the Kiziguans.Mbondei ni mtru wa ukolo wa Bondei."Mbondei" is a person of the Bondei clan (or tribe).Mwantowera ngoma ya chi Bondei.You're playing the drum for me in Bondei style.See: Mbondei, Wabondei. This noun is always singular; there is no plural form.The Bondei tribe is located in northeastern Tanzania.
boraAdj1greatNi bora kama unadyamanya vino.It's great if you would do this.2nobleNi bora chitoze kazi kwa hikima.It's noble for us to do work with diligence.3bestNi bora udyamanye vino.It's best that you do this.4OKSi bora kutukana wantru.It's not OK to abuse people.
bosi (wabosi, mabosi)< Eng1NG1bossBosi kanitumisa.The boss ordered me too much.Bosi wangu kaninkha mshahara.My boss paid me wages.Bosi wangu ni tadyiri.My boss is rich.This noun is both NG1 and NG3.2NG3rich personMaisha yangu sikunga kugaluka bosi.In my life I don't want to become a rich person.3NG3big shotMbwanga yudya egalusa kama bosi.That guy is pretending to be a big shot.Mwaliko ni bosi.Mwaliko is a big shot.
boye (maboye)NG31spongeNaunga boye dya kusuntrira gari dyangu.I need a sponge to wash my car.2spongySina dya mnazi ni boye.A coconut stem is spongy.3crazyWeye wI boye.You are crazy (temporarily).Weye ni boye.You are crazy (always).
boyeboyeAdj1spongyBharshi ino ni boyeboye.This pillow is spongy.Bharshi zino ni boyeboye.These pillows are spongy.2crazyBoyeboye ni msezigo wa wana chiche toka wadya hawanati kuvuna suke hadi wandere.Crazy is a game for girls from those who haven't started to menstruate yet, up to young women.Weye wi boyeboye.You are crazy (temporarily).Weye ni boyeboye.You are crazy (always).
bua (mabua)NG3stem (that's soft or spongy)Mguwa uno ni bua.This sugarcane is spongy.Mguwo uno wi chi buaThis sugarcane is spongy-like.
bubu (mabubu)NG31muteMwana yuno ni bubu kwa sababu azimwa kulonga.That child is mute because she can't talk.2deafmute
budye (mabudye)1NG3macho guy (big, muscular)Mwihwangu kagaluka budye; e mdani mo msezigo wa makonde.My nephew has become a muscular macho guy; he's in the sport of boxing.2NPropBudyeBudye kabinda i skulu mwaka wa gulo.Budye finished school last year.man's name
budye mwenjere (mabudye mwenjere)NG3grass (kind of)Budye mwenjere ni manyasi siyamanyize."Budye mwenjere" is a grass that I don't know.