buga (mabuga)NG3hareBuga magutwi yake ni matali kuliko ya kabuga.A hare's ears are longer than a rabbit's.See: kabuga.
bukini (mabukini)NG3plantainKwe honde yangu nna magazina ya kuhareya maboko kawaida na ya chi bukini.On my farm I have warehouses for storing normal bananas and for those in the plaintain style.Sikoka maboko ya chi bukini.I fried bananas in the plaintain style.Sitogola maboko ya chi bukini.I like bananas in plaintain style.boko dya chi bukini / maboko ya chi bukinibanana in style of plantain / bananas in style of plantainBukini is always cooked and never used by itself, but rather like those in examples above.
buku (mabuku)< EngNG3bookBuku diya nikunga ditatuka.The book I want is torn.Watogola buku dino dibululu.They like that blue book.Kawandika buku.She wrote a book.Buku diya diwandikwa ni Michal.That book was written by Michal.Mame asomera buku mwanawe.Mom is reading a book to her child.
buku dya hisabu (mabuku ya hisabu)NG31accounting bookBuku dye hisabu nadyunga hano dyero.The accounting book, I need it here today.2ledgerNaunga buku denyu ye hisabu nimanye badyeti yenyu ya mwaka uno.I need your ledger to know your budget for this year.3math bookMwalimu kaninkha buku dya hisabu nikasomere kunyumba.The teacher gave me a math book to go study at home.
bukuniNG5naked neck chickenNguku haina mazoya yetangwa bukuni.A chicken that doesn't have feathers [on its neck] is called a naked neck chicken.This is the term used in Arbow and Tanzania. In Somalia its: johora.
buleAdj1nothingWangodywa, wangodywa, mnaero bule. (Arbow)They were waited for and waited for, but nothing.Mtru yudya ni bule.That person is nothingMbwa idya ni bule.That dog is nothing.2noneKwe nyumba yako kuna hande? -- Kwe nyumba yangu kwi bule.At your house is there any food? -- At my house there is none.3emptyGari di bule.The car is empty.Chikombe chino chi bule.This cup is empty.Nyumba i bule.The house is empty.Ninka mapesa! -- Mifuko yangu i bule!Give me some money! -- My pockets are empty!Ni bule kwa kusoma.I'm empty of reading. = I don't know how to read.Ni bule kwa upande wa siyasa.I'm empty on the side of politics. = I don't know anything about politics.4in vainKazi iyo ukudyamanya ni bule.That work that you're doing is in vain.5free (without paying)Naunga kwa bule.I want it for free.Lika dya haluse dadyenda bule.The younger generation of today works for free.Kawarabiiywa honde yake bule.Her farm was watered for free.6nakedNi bule.I'm naked.Wi bule.You're naked.U mwana e bule.The child is naked.Mtru e bule.The person is naked.Chi bule.We're nakedA wana we buli.The children are naked.7nudeWafufulwa nawagaluke we bule wose.All the resurrected ones will be nude.Kudyenda bule kweise si kwedi kwa mvere.Going nude outside is not good for a woman.8empty-headedWeye wi bule.You are empty-headed.9brainlessMwana yudya ni bule, hakuhinya chintru.That kid is brainless; he doesn't learn anything.
buli (mabuli)NG31popcorn (popped), popped grain of popcornNdango zangu zina buli dimwenga.My popcorn has [only] one popped grain of popcorn.Buli refers to a popped kernel, not an unpopped one; see: ndango.2bubbleMwanangu kavira buli dimwenga kulu.My child blew one big bubble.
BuliyaqaNG5BuliaghaBada ya miyaka mirongo mitatu, Buliyaqa naigaluke bandari.After thirty years, Buliagha will be a big city.This is a village in the Mugambo district of Goshaland, Somalia.
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.Izi nguwo zilowekwa mwe rangi i bululu.The clothes have been soaked in blue die.
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.Hanshi yako yadaha kusahika unamwigaira Mwalimu Bundiki.Your paper can be signed when you take it to Teacher Bundiki.
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
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.
bushiri (mabushiri)NG3pedophileBushiri, leka kutopolesa wana wadadododo!Pedophile, stop fingering little girls so much!See: kubushiri.