Chizigula - English


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chifufu (vifufu)NG4coconut shellKadira usafu wake mwe chifufu.She ate her mush in a coconut shell.Chifufu ni nkhata wanywera mazi, mwisho naho nawachinyere wowo. (Arbow 74)The coconut shell is the glass they drink water from, and then they'll also shit in it.
chifulo (vifulo)NG4foamSihola chifulo cha sabuni mwe di bhafu.I scooped off soap foam from the tub.Chifulo chino chiholwa mwa maziThis foam has been skimmed off of water.Mazi yano yaholwa i chifulo.This water has had foam skimmed off it.Sabuni ino ina chifulo chingi.This soap has a lot of foam.Nguwo zangu zalawa chifulo chingi nikahuta.My clothes came out with a lot of foam while I was washing.
chifunga lusonaNG4downpayment of bridepriceWegala chifunga lusona unatogolwa kwadumulwa idi siku dye nyinkha. (Arbow)They take the downpayment of the brideprice when it's agreed the day of the wedding is planned.
chifungo (vifungo)NG41prison timeJaji kamhukuma Mwaliko chifungo cha miyaka mirongo midi.The judge has sentenced Mwaliko to twenty years prison time.Silawirwa ni chifungo cha miyaka kumi.I have been sentenced to ten years prison time.2jail time3sentence
chifungo cha kweise (vifungo va kweise)NG41paroleMkazangu ana chifungo cha kweisi kwa miyaka kumi.My wife has parole for ten years.Sisigairwa ni miyaka minne ya chifungo cha kweise.I'm left with four years of parole.2probationSimhukumira chifungo cha kweise.I've sentenced him to probation.Kahukumirwa chifungo cha kweise.He has been sentenced to probation.Mhina kazimwa kwita safari kwasabu ana chifungo cha kweise.Mhina was unable to go on a trip because he's on probation.
chifungula (vifungula)NG4openerMwe nyumba yako galuka na chifungula mkebe!In your house, have a a can opener!chifungula mkombabottle opener
chifunifuniAdv1face down(wards)Sigona chifunifuni.I slept face downwards.2on one's bellyWagona chifunifuni.They slept on [their] bellies.
chifuwa (vifuwa)NG41chestChifuwa chake chaluma.His/her chest hurts.Chifua chako china firifiri.Your chest has hair all over.Firi za mwe chifuwa zamogeka.The hairs of the chest are shaveable.2coughMwanangu ana chifuwa.My child has a cough.
chifuwa chikulu (vifuwa vikulu)NG41tuberculosis (T.B.)Dektari kaniwandikira madawa ya miyezi mtandatu ya chifuwa chikulu.The doctor prescribed me medicines for six months for T.B.2consumption.
chiga (viga)NG41legChiga chake chaluma.His leg hurts.Chiga changu chasha.My leg is burning.Chiga changu chanyegera.My leg itches.Chiga changu chose chididimira mwa matope.My entire leg is immersed in mud.Unalemera [fundo] dya mkulu novunike chiga.If you reject [advice] from a senior, you'll break a leg. (Proverb)2footChiga changu chivimba.My foot swelled up.Kasenga chiga chake.He cut his foot.Sidyezeza sahara dino kwa kupima chiga changu.I used this [measuring] board to measure my foot.Chiga changu china magome.My foot has scabs.Wano ni walongozi we safari ya chiga.These are the guides for the trip on foot.Siza na chiga Boizi.I came to Boise on foot.
chiga cha chiti (viga va chiti)NG4chair legChiga che chiti chivonika.The leg of the chair broke.Chiga cha chiti cha mti utogire hachikuvanika lalaka male.The leg of a chair of hardwood doesn't break easily at all.
chiga cha meza (viga va meza)NG4table legChiga che meza chivonika.The leg of the table broke.Chiga che meza chitowere misomari kwa sabu chadegadega!The legs of the table, pound nails in them because they are wobbling!
chiga chihiye (viga vihiye)NG4affairAna chiga chihiye.He/she has a bad leg. = He/she is having an affair.Adyenda chiga chihiye.He/she walks with a bad leg. = He/she is having an affair.See: kudyenda chiga chihiye.
ChigandaNG4Luganda (language)Wau ni Muganda; kanihinya luga ya Chiganda.Grandmother is Ugandan; she taught me the language Luganda.
ChigiriyamaNG4Giriama (language)Mgiriyama alonga Chigiriyama.A Giriaman speaks Giriama.Chigiriyama chifanana na Chizigula.Giriama is similar to Kizigua.This is a Bantu language spoken in Kenya.
chigosi21AdjmaleMbwa zino ni za chigosi.These dogs are male.mbuzi chigosihe-goatmbwa chigosimale dogSee: mgosi, ugosi.2Adjvirile3Advmanly, in a manly mannerWazana we chirume wose wadyenda chigosi.All the boys walk in a manly manner.Mwaliko atumika chigosi.Mwaliko behaves in a manly manner.Kulonga chigosi gulo; heba vuza naho dyero! [said by bandits sarcastically to captive]You were talking manly yesterday; please repeat that again today!4Advlike a manUkadyenda chigosi!Walk like a man!Hita chigosi!Go like a man!
chigosi (vigosi)1NG41nape of neckMgosi yudya katowigwa kome mwe chigosi.That guy was beaten with a club on the nape of the neck2pubic areaMwanangu chigosi chake china upipi.My kid's pubic area has body fuzz.3pubic boneChigosi cha mvere chapanuka wakati wa kwereka.A woman's pubic bone widens when giving birth.
chigua (vigua)NG4sweet sorghum stalkDyero nanikaona sala; kwa ivo sidya chigua.Today I was feeling hungry; therefore I ate sweet sorghum stalk.
chigudi (vigudi)NG41waistChigudi changu chaluma.My waist hurts.Surwale ino chigudi chake ni chikulu.The waist of these pants is big.2belly dancingMwana chiche yuno ana chigudi chedi.This girl does good belly dancing.3twerking (good)Mwana chiche yuno ana chigudi anavala bindu.This girl does good twerking when she wears a waistband.See: kudumula chigudi.
chigugumo (vigugumo)NG41stammering (sound, problem)Nna chigugumo.I have a stammering problem.Mwalimu ywangu ana chigugumo.My teacher has a stammaring problem.See: kuguguma, kugogoma, kugogomesa.2stutterNanna chigugumo wakati miye nani mwana.I had a stutter when I was a kid.
chiguwa (viguwa)NG4sorgham stalkChiguwa china umwire uhalehale.A sorgham stalk has a little bit of sweetness.
chigwemaNG5fox (kind of)Chigwema ni kati ya haiwani sinati kuziona.[This kind of] fox is among animals that I've never seen.
chihakiri1AdjmentalUlevi waleta madhara ya chihakiri na chimwiri.Drunkenness causes mental and physical problems.2AdvwiselyLonga naye chihakiri!Talk to her wisely!3Advintelligently4Advthoughtfully
chihanda (vihanda)NG41studNyumba yangu imaganya chihanda chimwenga.My house is missing one stud.2corner studChihanda chino chaunga kubedelishwa kwa sabu china mswa.This corner stud needs to be replaced because it has termites.3pillarMzengo uno waunga kongezwa chihanda.This structure needs a pillar to be added to it.
chihendo (vihendo)NG41body partKila chihendo cha wanadamu ni muhimu.Each body part of a human being is important.2segment of the bodyThese segments are like between the elbow and wrist, elbow and shoulder, knee and hip, knee and ankle, even torso.