Chizigula - English


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charahani (varahani)NG41sewing machineCharahani chino hachikusuma maagha na maturubali.This sewing machine doesn't sew plastic and canvas.Koti diya nikasuma ne i charahani dibanika, lakini sichumizizwa ni Ugazo.The coat that I was sewing on with a sewing machine got damaged, but I had it straightened out by Ugazo.Charahani chake chibanika.Her sewing machine is broken.See: mta charahani.2sewing shopNguwo zangu sizigala kwe charahani.I took my clothes to a sewing shop.Nashegeya he charahani; kazi yangu ni kusuma nguwo.I work at the sewing shop; my work is sewing clothes.See: mta charahani.
chavu1AdvabsolutelySikumanya chavu.I know you absolutely.2Advat allSikumanyize chavu.I don't know you at all.3AdvIntnsverySiona mwana chicha mtana chavu.I saw a very pretty girl.This intensifier is only used to modify a very few words.
chawe ~ chawoPossPrnNG4their(s)Chiribiti chino ni chawe / chawo.This matchbox is theirs.chiti chino ni chawe / chawo.This chair is theirs.See alternative pronunciation: chao.
chePrepNG4of theCha + i > che.
che (ache, chiche, diche, iche, hache, kache, kuche, niche, uche, ache, chiche, muche, uche, viche, wache yache, ziche)VAuxstill (be)Niche kukaula masomo.I'm still looking for education.Tangu diche kutumika. (Arbow:7)The tradition is still working.I chibonkho chiche meso kwasabu risasi yake ipeya.The hippo is still alive because [the hunter's] bullet went astray.I nyumba iche yaho.The house is still there.Gari dyangu diche yaho.My car is still there.Niche kushegeya.I'm still working.Niche kudya.I'm still eating.Uche kudya.You're still eating.Ache kudya.She's still eating.Chiche kudya.We're still eating.Muche kudya.You're still eating.Wache kudya.They're still eating.Achema minga ache kunga kuvina na walala.He sings like he's still wanting to dance with the ladies.This auxiliary is a defective verb used only with Set B subject prefixes (ni-, u-, a-, chi-, mu-, wa-, etc.) and with the subjunctive suffix -e; it has no infinitive in ku-. The verb following it is in the infinitive form.
ChebuleNPropChebuleChashukuru marhemu Mzee Muya Chebule.We appreciate the late Mr. Muya Chebule.
*chech (chechako, chechake, chechetu, chechenyu, chechao/chechawo/chechawe)NG1dadAmgamba chechake,"Miye naunga kusola."He told his dad, "I want to marry."Chechake keza gulo.Her dad came yesterday.See alternate pronunciation: chich-.This noun must have an enclitic possessive pronoun contracted to it (or mntu), but is not used in the first person singular; see: tate.
chechamntru ~ chichamntru (a watate za mntru)NG1the dadMgambire chechamntru alonge na mwanawe.Tell the dad to talk to his son.Chechamntru adumula kutowigwe gunda.The father decides there should be blown a conch.Chechamntu agamba, "Haa, china mwana."The father says, "Yes, we have a daughter."
chedu (uchedu)Adj1aloneNi (u)chedu. / Wi (u)chedu. / E chedu. / Chi chedu. / Mwi chedu. / We chedu.I'm alone. / You're alone. / He/she is alone. / We're alone. / You all are alone. / They're alone.Mkazangu e chedu.My wife is a alone.U mwana e chedu.The child is alone.Ngombe ino i chedu.This cow is alone.Ni meza i chedu.It's a table that's alone.Kazenga kazumba ka kwikala echedu.He built a little house for staying alone.Wi uchedu? Are you alone?E (u)chedu?Is she alone?Chedu is a short form of uchedu.2lonelyWowo we chedu.They are lonely.
chega (machega)NG31green beanSidya chega haluse vino.I just ate a green bean.2string beanMwinkhe chega dimwenga adabule.Give her one string bean to taste.
chekiNG5check(s)Cheki yangu ikigwa kwe bengi.My check got deposited in the bank.Cheki yangu isainwi ni bosi.My check has been signed by the boss.Izi cheki zitozwa ni meneja.The checks have been held by the manager.
chenda (hachenda)No1ninemosi kaidi katatu kanne shano tandatu fungate mnane chenda kumi...one two three four five six seven eight nine ten...wantru chenda NG1nine peoplemiti chenda NG2nine treesWano wekala mikowa chenda mwe Somaliya haswa mwe mito imidi. (Arbow)These [Bantu people] live in nine towns in Somalia especially along the two rivers.madole chenda NG3nine fingersvintru chenda NG4nine thingsmara chenda NG5nine timesnyumba chendanine housesNi saa chenda za chiro.It's three o'clock at night. (= nine o'clock am Chizigula time)Ni saa chenda za chiringi.It's three o'clock in the afternoon. (= nine o'clock pm Chizigula time)nyuzi chenda NG6nine stringswabuga chenda NG7nine rabbitskusoma chenda NG8nine readingshantu hachendanine placesChenda is used everywhere, except hachenda is used to modify NG9 nouns.2ninthmtru wa chendaninth personmwana wa chendaninth childMwezi Wa Chenda9th month = Septembermara ya chendaninth time
Chenda Kumi na ImwengaNoNine ElevenChitendo cha Chenda Kumi na Imwenga chilumiza wantru wengi.The deed of Nine Eleven hurt many people.
chenga1PrepNG41like2as
chenga2NG5feint(s)Chenga zaidi mo mpira yabalanga mara nyingi.Too many feints in soccer messes up most of the time.See: kuchenga.
chengo (vengo)NG41pegI picha idyerekwa he chengo.The picture has been hung on the peg.2supportNna chengo.I have support.
chenjere (machenjere)NG3blade (dull)Nachidumule mboga ino yose na chenjere.We can chop all these veges with a dull blade.
chenkho (venkho)NG4hangerKakaule i shati igwazwa mwo chenkho mwe nyumba.Go look for the shirt that is hung on a hanger in the house.
chentra (machentra)NG31turd (little)Sikosha dharabhu; sinya chentra dimwenga kwa siku shano.I'm constipated; I've pooped one little turd in five days.See: kachentra.2stool (little)
chenye (chochenye, -enye)PrnNG41itselfKila chintru hachikudyamanyika chenye male.Everything does not fix itself at all.Chisuse chino cheluma chenye.The scorpion stung itself.chintru chenyethe thing itselfChochenye is a longer form of chenye.2properKuna mbuli zimwenga chiziwone kwe di Zigula zikutumiywa harufu ya"K", mnaero Chizigula chenye ni harufu ya "CH", kwa mfano: Kizigula-Chizigula, Kiswahili-Chiswahili... (Arbow)There are other words that we have seen in Zigula where the letter K is used, but in proper Kizigua it's the letter CH, for example, Kizigula-Chizigula, Kiswahili-Chiswahili...
chenyu (-enyu)PossPrnNG4your(s)Chiti chenyu chivunika.Your chair broke.Kila chintru cha mwe nyumba ni chenyu.Everything in the house is yours.Chibonkho chino ni chenyu.This hippo is yours.
cheo (veo)NG41rankWanongeza cheo.They added rank to me. (= They gave me a higher rank.)Cheo chake ni profesa.His rank is professor.2statusWaninkha cheo.They gave me status.3positionCheo changu ni meneja.My position is manager.
chereko (vereko)NG41birthChereko ni chedi.Birth is good.See: kwereka.2childbirthChereko chaluma, mwanangu kafunywa kakombe.Childbirth hurts, my baby has been pinched with a little fingernail. (This example is a line in a song from the Zumo ritual.)3offspringMwana yuno ni chereko changu.This child is my offspring.
cherenge (verenge)NG41canalCherenge chino chisimbiswa.This canal has been dug out a lot.Matubo yano yose nayachingamanywe yegale mazi ye cherenge.All these pipes will be put end to end to carry water from that canal.2ditchAho gulo nani cherenge cha kutagala. (Arbow: 9)Before, it was a ditch to jump over.Cherenge changu sizibirwa ni dyirani wangu kutanga.My ditch has been plugged for me by my neighbor on the farm.3waterwayAbwira cherenge cha mazi; .cherenge icho nicho vino dyero chigaluke mto wa Juba.He came to a waterway with water; that waterway here today has become the Jubba river.
chetu (-etu)PossPrnNG4our(s)Kila chintru cha mwe nyumba ni chetu.Everything in the house is ours.Chiti chino ni chetu kama mkulu kasera.This position is ours if the president ends [his term].