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.
FikiroNG9Fikiro (town in Somalia)Baba kalawa Fikiro, lakini wau kalawa Mgambo.Grandpa came from Fikiro, but grandma came from Mgambo.
fila (mafila)< It1NG5wire(s), electricFila zino ni ntrali.These wires are long.Fila zino izi mbiri siziletanya ili wantru wose wapate umeme.These two wires, I connected them together so everybody would get electricity.Fila zino zimbiri zadibana kwa sabu ni rangi tafauti.These two wires are shorting each other out because they're different colors.See: ufila.2NG5cable(s), electricHasi he meza ino hamema fila za kompyuta.Under this table it's full of computer cables.3NG5string(s) of an instrumentFila ze di ghambusi siziwamba.The strings of the guitar, I tuned them.Fila ze di sharara chiziwamba.The strings of the harp, we tuned them.Fila zino hazihindigwe vedi male.These strings have not been tightened well at all.4NG5row(s)Sihanda mtama mwe zi fila zino.I've planted corn in these rows.5NG3transmission lineFila diya ni kwaranta.That transmission line is a magnet (= magnetic).
filimu ~ filmi ~ filmu< ItNG51movie(s)Danzel kamwiga tate mwe zi filmi.Danzel [Washington] portrayed a father in the movies.Sita kwe filmu sakulava mirongo mide.I went to the movies and paid out twenty [dollars].2film(s)Nazinga filmi.I'm rewinding a film.Filmi ino yaniletera usoka.This film is bringing me tiredness.Atore we filmu ino ana chidyiradyira.The actor of this film has uninhibitedness.Kawagalusa waberwa wambuyaze bada ya kupata ushindi wa usanii wa filimu.He belittled his friends after getting a part acting in films.3movie theater(s)Wana wano wana mapesa ya kwingiira filmi.These kids have money to go into movie theaters.
fimboNG5handle(s) (of knife or gun)Panga dyangu divunika i fimbo.My machete has broken its handle.I fimbo ivunika.The handle broke.Sivuna i fimbo.I broke the handle.Uzi wangu siuvungavunga mwe fimbo.My thread, I rolled it up on the handle.Fimbo ya upanga wangu ni ntrana.The handle of my sword is beautiful.Fimbo za mipanga yangu ni ntrana.The handles of my swords are beautiful.See: Mwefimbo.
fir'ona (mafir'ona)NG3pharaoh (bad)Chihatarishwa ni fir'ona.We were endangered by pharaoh.Mwenyezimungu kamla'ana fir'ona.God damned pharaoh.Unalemera dya Musa nopatwe ni dya fir'ona.If you reject [something] from Moses, you'll happen to get [something] from pharaoh. ProverbSee: mfir'ona.
fire1NG5death(s)Kaziye katumbula ndiro akagambirwe fire ya baba yake.Kaziye started to mourn when he was told about the death of his grandfather.Sizanganyika bada wakanigambire fire ya mbuyangu.I got confused after they told me about the death of my friend.2NG5funeral(s)Dyero kulagala fire.Today there has been a funeral.Shabani ni mmamuli wa fire ino.Shabani is host of this funeral.A funeral or wake (ceremony) can last up to a week.3NG5wakeDyero ni kwinula fire ya Mwaliko.Today is the end of Mwaliko's wake.Dyero ni hatima ya fire dya baba.Today is the end of grandfather's wake.Fire dya baba chinula dyero.Grandpa's wake we ended today.In Islamic fashion, the body is buried as soon as possible after death, but the wake may last up to a week.4AdjdeadMtru e fire.The person is dead.Wantru we fire.The people are dead.Wabalanga kompyuta dyangu lakini hadi fire.They damaged my compter but it's not dead.5VIsubordinate and negative stem of kufaTate namkantrisa nti afire.Dad, I'm talking about him a lot since he died.Zuwa dyavimbizisa haiwani ifire.The sun makes an animal that is dead swell a lot.Macheremo kavululwa mwa mazi, yeye afire.Macheremo was taken out of the water when he had died.Mtru afire agubikirwa.A person that's dead is wrapped up.
firi (ufiri)NG61hair(s)Wavere mitwi yao na firi zao zaveverwa ni izi sidye. (Arbow: 7)The heads and the hair of the women were swarmed all over by the locusts.Tana firi zako!Comb your hair!Netana firi zangu.I'm combing my hair.Sitogola firi zako.I like your hair.Katogola firi zangu.He likes my hair.Kanisenya (firi zangu).He cut my hair.Sizikusula firi.I straightened hair.This noun is virtually always used in the plural. See: msenya(dyi) firi, mtoga firi.2furNyama ino imema firi za mbuzi.This meat is full of goat fur.
firi za mphembaNG6corn silkMtama uno umema firi za ma mphemba.This corn is full of corn silk.
firi za ngotoNG6woolFiri za ngoto zadyamanyizwa nguwo na viratu.Wool can be used to make clothes and shoes.Firi za ngoto nyingi mwe Afrika zisasamala.The wool of many sheep in Africa is fluffy.
firi zilegereNG6hair that's soft (= straight or wavy)Mwana yuno ana firi zikonyeke naho zilegere.This kid has hair that's curly and soft.
firi zitogireNG6kinky hairFiri zitogirea zatanwa na tana.Kinky hair is combed with a comb.See: mtoga firi.
firifiriNG61fuzzyViga vao vi firifiri.Their legs are fuzzy.2hair all overChifua chako china firifiri.Your chest has hair all over.3hairyChifua chako ni firifiri.Your chest is hairy.
firiji< EngNG51fridgeSikwikiya bhasta mwe firiji.I've put pasta aside for you in the fridge.Mwadaha mkahafidhi hande zenyu mwe firiji.You can preserve your foods in the fridge.2refrigerator(s)Firiji zadaha kwika hande zipikigwe kwa siku mbiri ama ntratu.Refrigerators can keep cooked foods for two or three days.3freezerFiriji yadaha ikatogezanya mere na sukari.A freezer can freeze milk and sugar together.Sitogeza mazi mwe firiji.I froze water in the freezer.
firimbiNG5whistle(s)Rifari ana firimbi mbiri tafauti za kutumiya.A referee has two different whistles to use.See: kutowa firimbi.
firina< It frenoNG5brake(s)Toza firina!Hit the brakes!Firina zangu zisira My brakes are worn out.Firina za mwe di gari dyangu zisira.The brakes of my car are worn out.
firitaNG5scratch(es)Rangi ino yafisa firita ya mwe di gari.This paint is hiding the scratch on the car.Gari dyangu sono eze nidione na firita; kauye salama!My car, don't let me come seeit with scratches! Come back safely!Firita za mo ukuta zaonekana kama rangi ye i nyuma inafuira.The scratches on the wall may be seen if the paint on the house fades.
fitina< Arb fitnaNG51provocationLuhizo ni mfitina, kwa sababu adyera wantru fitina.Luhizo is a provoker because he provokes people. (lit.: ...puts people in provocation)See: mfitina, kudyera fitina.This provocation or trouble making is done secretly behind people's backs.2trouble making3sewing discord
fiyonda (mifiyonda)NG21bowSitogola kusaka fiyonda.I like to shoot a bow.Kambala dye fiyonda didumka.The string of the bow broke.2slingshotNaunga u fiyonda wangu nikomere madege.I want my own slingshot to kill birds (with).Silongozeza wachiko u fiyondo uno.I've shooed away squirrels with this slingshot
fiyufiyuNG2snareSitega mtego wa fiyufiyu.I set a snare trap.This noun seems to be used only in the phrase mtego wa fiyufiyu; see: mfiyufiyu, ufiyufiyu, kufyuka.
fokilifti ~ foklifti (mafoklifti ~ mafokilifti)< EngNG3forkliftFoklifti ni makina ya kupakiira na kusezeza mizigo.A forklift is a machine for loading and unloading cargo.Seguzo kadaha kwigala fokilifti.Seguzo knows how to operate a forklift.Negala foklifti.I operate a forklift.
folfota (mafolfota)NG3lung(s)Ni hatari folfota dinegirwa ni kansa.It's dangerous when the lungs are infected with cancer.Kadyula kana folfota.A baby frog has lungs.The two lungs of one individual are viewed as one organ, so the plural of this noun is only used with more than one individual.
foli< EngNG5fall(time)Foli yeza.Fall is coming.The plural of this noun is not used.
foliyo< It foglioNG5banana leaf /leavesNinkha foliyo nifungire matindi ya maboko hamwenga!Give me a banana leaf so I can tie banana stalks together!Nyumba yangu siitimira foliyo.My house, I thatched it with banana leaves.
fomu< EngNG5form(s)Fomu yangu siikosha mwe meza.My form, I can't find it on the table.Setambulishiza fomu zino.I identified myself with these forms.Fomu zino zisahihwa ni raisi.These forms have been signed by the president.