fachaNG51bandage(s)Sigomola facha ye nkhwenje yangu.I stripped off a bandage from my wound.Spitali ya yangu yatumikira yardhi mbokolo ya facha kila mwezi.The hospital of mine uses a hundred yards of bandages each month.2bandaid(s)Mdyereke facha he hwenje yake!Put a bandaid on her wound!
fadiNG5finance cooperative(s)Fadi ni wantru wakubwirana wakusanga mapesa kwa mtru yumwenga kila mwezi.A finance cooperative is people who get together and contribute money to one person every month.Nyumba ino siigula na mapesa ya fadi.This house, I bought it with finance cooperative money.Nemhina na Sharifayi wafosanya mwe fadi.Nemhina and Sharifai have gotten out of the finance cooperative together.See: mta fadi.
FadumaNPropFadumaFaduma katendeswa; ni vedi ahumuzike.Faduma has been done [sex] a lot; it's better that she rest.
fagaliNG51showing offLeka fagali Mnungu anakugalusa tadyiri!Stop showing off when God made you wealthy!2showoffnessWabwanga wadya wana fagali.Those guys have showoffness. (= Those guys are showoffs.)
fahariNG51luxuryChatimula misongwe yetu chizenge nyumba za chi fahari.We are demolishing our round thatched houses to build houses of luxury.Naishi maisha ya chi fahari.I live a life of luxury.Mvere yuno ni fahari yangu.This woman is my luxury.Magari yana ni fahari yetu.These cars are our luxury.Seguzo katogola vintru va chi fahari.Seguzo likes things of luxury.This noun is always singular; it is never used in the plural.2hobby (-ies)Msezigo wa mpira ni fahari yangu kwe skulu.The sport of soccer is my hobby and school.Nna fahari mbiri, mziki na mpira.I have two hobbies, music and soccer.
faidaNG51profit(s)Mwaka uno chipata faida nyingi kwe soko.This year we got a lot of profit in the market.Biyashara yangu yaningiziza faida nyingi.My business brings me in a lot of profit.Mwaka uno songezesa faida mwe di kampani dyangu.This year I increased profits in my company a lot.See: kufaidika, kufaidikira, kufaidisha.2gain(s)3benefit(s)Faida ya masomo waiyona unabinda a masomo.The benefit of schooling you see when you finish the schooling.Midarsheni ni miti ina faida kwa wanadamu.Marulas are trees that have benefits for humans.4heirloomHande ya baba ni faida yangu.Grandfather's farm is my heirloom.5opportunity (-ies)Kuishi bandari kuna faida nyingi ya masomo.Living in a city has many opportunities for studies.
faifai (mafaifai)NG3sprinkerFaifai dyanyunya a manyasi.The sprinkler is sprinkling the grass.Matubho yano ye faifai yamwagira mazi mwe honde yose.These sprinkler pipes sprinkle water all over the farm.
faili (mafaili)< EngNG5file(s)Nna faili nyingi mwe ofisi yangu.I have a lot of files in my office.Rangi ziya uninkhire sipirintiira faili zangu.Those colored inks you gave me, I used to print my files.Kompyuta dino naandaira faili za wanafunzi.This computer I'm using to prepare student files.See alternate pronunciation: feli.
faini< EngNG5fine(s)Sipata tikiti mbiri; faini yake ni mbokolo ntratu.I got two tickets; their fine is three hundred [dollars].Faini ya tikiti zangu ni mbokolo ntratu.The fine for my tickets is three hundred [dollars].
falaiNG5flight(s)Mwezi uno wose kugaluka na falai imwenga.All this month there has been only one flight.Mame na tate warhebwa falai kwa sababu ya vifuwa vikulu.Mom and dad were kept from flights because of [their] tuberculoses.
falfalireNG5lentil(s), splitFalfalire zina mwire na hafiya yedi unazipika vedi.Lentils are delicious and have good nutrition if you cook them well.
falisi< Som falisNG51praiseNadyamanya vino nipate falisi kwako.I'm doing this to get praise from you.2braggingMwaliko ana falisi.Mwaliko has bragging (= brags a lot).3boastingFalisi Mnungu kailemera; sono ukafaliya wantru kwa chintru icho una nacho!Boasting, God prohibited it; [so] don't boast to people about anything you have either!
falso< ItAdjmeaninglessWahezi watogola kulonga mbuli falso.Ignoramuses like to speak meaningless words.
famili ~ famli< EngNG51family (nuclear)Mphumu zenkhirizanwa chi famili.Asthma is spread among the family.Famili yose yahugusa mtama dyero.All the family is cobbing corn today.Famli idya yaringa.That family is showing off.Mwe famili yangu ni miye tu akukwahiriswa.In my family it's just me that's yelled at a lot.2familiesFamili zino ziaminana.These families trust each other.
FamoNPropFamoSimanyizwa wanangu ni Famo.My kids were looked after by Famo.woman's name
fanki (mafanki)NG3butch cutSangali katogola kusenywa fanki.Sangali likes to get a butch cut.This is a haircut cut short on top and shaved on the sides and back.
fanyanyiNG51consideratenessJon ana fanyanyi.Jon has considerateness.Mwana yuno hana fanyanyi.This kid doesn't have considerateness.See: kufanyanyisa.2thoughtfulnessGaluka na fanyanyi! Sono ukadaladala viya ngwa unaita udyeni!Have thoughtfulness! Don't keep touching other's stuff when you go visiting!3reluctanceNna fanyanyi.I have reluctance.
faqiri< SomAdjpoorWavala nguwo zisakale kwa sababu famili zawe ni faqiri.They are wearing clothes that are worn out because their families are poor.
FarahaniNPropFarahaniMwanangu Farahani simwigala skulu ya isi ya kweise.My son Farahani, I took him to a school in a foreign country.Farahani Mbaluku agaluka mzee wa Wamakuwa. (Arbow)Farahani Mbaluku becomes master of the Makuwas.man's name
faraisi< Eng friesNG51fry (French), Faraisi ino ina munyu zaidi.This fry has a lot of salt2friesChipsi chazitanga faraisi hano Marikani."Chips", we call them fries here in America.
Faransa1NG9FranceKudahira kuhi kusoma? -- Sidahira Faransa.Where did you learn to read? -- I learned in France.Sita Faransa; bada ya mwaka umwenga sihinya Chifaransa.I went to France; after one year I learned French.See: Chifaransa, Mfaransa.2NG5
farantiNG5ring(s)Wazuzazuza mwani? -- Nakaula faranti yangu.What are you walking around looking for? -- I'm looking for my ring.Faranti yangu haikuhambulika.My ring isn't removeable.Chamtu na mgosiwe wahambulana izi faranti.Someone and her husband took the rings off each other.
farasi1NG5horse(s)Nasigala farasi.I rode a horse.Igala farasi yako!Ride your horse!Farasi zakwerana.The horses are mating.Sipakira i farasi.I loaded [the pack saddle on] the horse.Farasi i meso.The horse is alive.Farasi zi meso.The horses are alive.Farasi si ino.Here is a horse.Ino ni farasi.This is a horse.Farasi si zino.Here are some horses.Zino ni farasi.These are horses.Farasi i hano.The horse is here.Farasi zi hano.The horses are here.Afuga farasi.He's taming horses.mchira wa farasi / michira ya farasitail of a horse / tails of horsesSee: mfarasi.2NG3humongous horse
farasila (mafarasila)NG51sack(s) weighing roughly thirty-five pounds (or 16 kilograms)Mze Lameri ketwika farasila mbiri za maboko.Mr. Lameri put two 35 lb. sacks of bananas on his own head.Madyendero ketika farasili mbiri echedu.Madyendero put two sacks of 35 lbs on himself all alone.Even though this noun has an NG5 plural, it also has an NG3 plural.2weight measure of roughly 35 lbs (or 16 k)Dyuniya dino ni farasila.This gunny sack is 16 kilos.
farketi< It forchetteNG51fork(s)Farketi nadira bhasta; mkamshi nadira mphule.With a fork I eat pasta; with a spoon I eat beans and rice.2rake(s)Farketi ino siikupira manyasi dyero.This rake, I used it to pile up leaves today.