farsamaNG5technology (-ies)Farsama ino ni njeni.This technology is new.Farsama ya siku zino yagalusa kazi rahisi.Modern technology makes work easier.
faruro (mafaruro)< SomNG3lip (of some animals)Ngamira faruro dyake dya hasi dyanemanema.A camel's lower lip is hanging.
fasahaNG51permissionNna fasaha.I have permission.Simwinkha miye fasaha.I was the one who gave her permission.2time offSisola fusaha ya mwezi kwe kazi yangu.I've asked for a month's time off from my work.Hita kwe kazi yako kasole fasaha!Go to your work and ask for time off!3reliefSimphembereza mwalimu aninke fasaha ya wiki umwenga.I pled with the teacher to give me relief for one week.
fasaliNG5crop(s)Dyero nachikadahuire i fasali.Today we're going to go trim dead leaves off the crop.Nna eka mbokolo ya honde na fasali yake yose ilawira vedi.I have a hundred acres of farm and all its crops came out well.Fasali yangu ihazuliswa ni mbuzi za dirani ywangu.My crop has been stripped off a lot by my neighbor's goats.
fataha< ArbNG51prayer(s)Dyerani fataha!You all make prayers!Fataha ya imamu yuno sitogola.This imam's prayer, I like it.2supplication(s)Mame kanidyera fataha nigaluke na maisha yedi.Mom has done supplications for me so I can have a good life.See: kudyera fataha.
fathila (mafathila)NG31candleFathila sidiwasha, kwa ivo nanididyereke halanga.The candle, I've lit it, so I'll put it on top.Here th is an eth [ð], a voiced interdental fricative.2kerosene lamp (modern)Fathila idyo inda kudibhufiya muye nti hunati kudiwasha.That kerosene lamp, first you pump air into it before you light it.This is a sophisticated kerosene lamp that has no wick and is pumped up.
Fatuma< Arb FatimaNPropFatumaFatuma asuntisa i viya.Fatuma washes the dishes too much.Fatuma kanidalisa miye.Fatuma touched me too much.Fatuma kamtogola Ali, Ali kamtogola Fatuma, niyo nawadhiranya.Fatuma likes Ali; Ali likes Fatuma, so I hooked them up.Ali kamtegula Fatuma.Ali eloped with Fatuma.Fatuma ni mtana.Fatuma is gorgeous.N1woman's name
fayaAdj1goodWi vihi? -- Faya.How are you? -- Good.Mwi vihi? -- Faya.How are you all? -- Good.Kwi vihi? -- Faya.How is it (place)? -- Good.E vihi u mwana? / We vihi a wana? -- Faya.How is the child? / How are the kids? -- Good.See: kufaya.2useful3helpful
federaliAdjfederal (government)Wasungusungu washegeyana federali.FBI agents work for the federal government.Kazi yangu ni (ya) federali.My job is federal.Kesi yake ni kesi ya federali.His case is a federal case.
fedhehaNG51humiliationSono umlonge ivo mnyao; ni fedheha iyo.Don't say that to your companion; that's humiliation.See: kufedhehesha.2embarrassmentNi fedheha unadyamanya ivo.It is an embarrassment if you do that.
feki< EngAdj1falseMbuli zako ni feki.Your ideas are false.See: meno feki, mazino feki.2fakeA mbona ngola ino uletire ni feki?Why is the knife that you brought fake?3abnormal
felebhaNG5IV(s)Felebha ino ni yo u mwana.This IV is for the baby.Felebha zatagwa rahisi mwe farmachiya yangu.IVs are sold cheaper at my pharmacy.This is the whold IV kit of needles, tubes and bag.
feliNG5file(s)Nani mtru wa kashano mwe feli, lakini sidalikwa, sigaluswa wa kumi.I was the fifth person in the files, but I was skipped over, and I was made to be the tenth.See alternate pronunciation: faili.
fenesi (mafenesi)NG3jackfruitKila siku nadya fenesi dimwenga.Every day I eat one jackfruit.See: mfenesi.
fenusi (mafenusi)NG3kerosene lampHakikisha una fenusi dimwenga mwe nyumba yako dikukaire!Make sure you have one kerosene lamp sitting in your house!Mkomba we idi fenusi ungaze!The glass of the kerosene lamp, brighten it!
fenyoNG51boast(ing)Miye sina fenyo hata hadodo.I don't have boasting even a little bit.2brag(ging)See: kufenyeza, mfenya(dyi)3showing offMwanangu katogola fenyo.My son likes showing off.
fere (mafere)NG31hullFere dino ni dya yombo.This hull is from a lima bean.2huskKaseserwa ni fere dya mtama.He choked on a corn husk.
feri (maferi)< EngNG3ferryFeri ni kulu; dyapakira wantru na magari.The ferry is big; it loads people and cars.
fero < It ferroNG5wire(s)Fero zifungana.The wires are tangled up.Fero inyoloswa.The wire was straightened out.Fero yakusuka unaidyera mo u moto.Wire straightens when you put it in heat.Sifungira fero.I tied it with wire.This is bare metal wire without any insulation; cf. fila, ufila.
fetha1NG5silverIno ni fetha.This is silver.Saa yangu ni fetha.My watch is silver.Chidanga changu ni fetha.My bracelet is silver.Rangi ya nguwo yangu ni fetha.The color of my clothes is silver.Here th is a voiced interdental fricative, [ð] eth.2Adjsilver coloredRangi ya nguwo yangu i fetha.The color of my clothes is silver (colored).
fi'iliNG5envy (inspirational)Fi'ili inidyamanya nisome na untru udyima.Envy made me study in old age.Tate kanihimiza ngaluke na fi'ili ya masomo.Dad urged me to have inspirational envy for schooling.This envy is not negative but inspirational.
figa (mafiga)NG3leg of a cooking pot support (or holder)Figa dyangu dimwenga dye idi ziko vibunika.One of my cooking pot support legs is broken.Traditionally, a pot support is constructed with three stacks of stones or piles of clay (forming a triangle) to hold a cooking pot over the fire; there may be more support legs as well.
figo< ItNG5kidney(s)Figo kazi yake ni kusafisha sakame ya mo u mwiri.A kidney's function is to clean blood in the body.Dektari kanitatula; nanna shida ya figo.The doctor operated on me; I had kidney problems.
fikira (mafikira)NG3stressSiku zino nna fikira nyingi.These days I have a lot of stress.
fikiriNG51thinkingFikiri zaidi si zedi kwa mwanadamu.Thinking a lot is not good for a human being.See kufikiri.2thought(s)Fikiri ina mtwi kuluma.A thought brings (= has) a headache.