fundi wa masahara (mafundi ya masahara)NG1carpenterFundi wa masahara atumiya vipimo zaidi.A carpenter uses measurements a lot.Ni mwanafunzi wa fundi wa masahara.I'm an apprentice of a carpenter.Nani mwanafunzi wa fundi wa masahara yudya kwa miyaka midi.I was an apprentice of that carpenter for two years.
fundoNG5knot(s)Sifunga fundo.I tied a knot.Nafunga izi fundo.I'm tying the knots.Mame katogola kufunga fundo za mapesa mwe honshi yake.Mom likes to tie knots of money in her shawl.Fundo zino sizifunga miye.These knots, I'm the one who tied them.Kambala dyangu sidifunga fundo mara mbiri.My rope, I've tied it in knots two times.See: kufunda, kudyera fundo.
FundoNPropFundoFundo kengira udyeshi.Fundo has entered the military.man's name
fundo (mafundo)NG31adviceFundo dya mzazi ditongere mwa maisha yako yose!The advice of a parent, follow it all your life!Unalemera fundo dya mkulu novunike chiga.If you reject advice from an elder, you will break a leg. (saying)See: kufunda.2counsele3teachingNaho ni fundo dya mwana chirume akugambirwa wedi na vihiye. (Arbow)Again, it's teaching for a boy being told about good and bad.
funduko ~ fundukuNG5burn from lye in ashesVindi dyangu dingira funduko.My knee got a burn from lye.Mwanao sono atambale ma maivu kwa sabau nengirwe ni funduku.Your child, don't let her crawl in ashes because she'll get lye burns.
funga mkaza!VTget ready!Funga makaza! Mwana uyo utowire, chichake eza!Get ready! That kid you've beaten up, his father's coming!See: kufunga.
fungate (hafungate, mfungate)No1sevenmosi kaidi katatu kanne shano tandatu fungate mnane...one two three four five six seven eight...wantru mfungate NG1seven peoplekusoma fungate NG8seven readingshantu hafungate NG9seven placesFungate is used in counting and ordinals and to modify NG8 nouns; hafungate is used to modify NG9 nouns; otherwise mfungate is used to modify nouns in other genders.2seventhmtru wa fungateseventh personmwana wa fungateseventh childMwezi Wa Fungate7th month = Julymara ya fungateseventh time
fungu (mafungu(fungu))NG31bunchFungu dya manyanya dyatagwa dala mbiri.A bunch of tomatoes is selling for two dollars.2bundle (long)Fungu dya jati dyatagwa dala mirongo midi.A bundle of khat is sold for twenty dollars.3groupFungu digalwa kwe migunda, fungu tuhu dyegalwa kwo wamizi, fungu tuhu dyegalwa kwo udimi. (Arbow: 8)[One] group is taken to the fields, another group is being taken as watchmen, another group is being taken herding.Fungu dya wadimi kadinkha wasongole nyuta na mifulo. (Arbow: 9)To the group of herders he gave [the task of] fashioning bows and arrows and arrowheads4chapterFungu Dya Kaidi: Kwingira mwe Somaliya (Arbow)Chapter Two: Entering in Somalia
funo (mafuno)NG3antelope (kind of)Funo nyama yake ina mwere.Funo meat is delicious.
fununuNG51informationApata fununu wazazi wa mtemi na wa mnala ywake wafa. (Arbow)He got information about the parents of the leader and that his wife had died.2rumorWazigula naweve i fununu yawo.Kiziguans would hear their rumor.
funyangaNG5gizzard(s)Madege yose yaumbigwe ni Mnungu yana funyanga.All birds created by God have gizzards.Funyanga ya nguku yatoza kazi ya nguvu.A chicken gizzard does hard work [for the chicken].
funyoNG5maggot(s)Funyo ino yatambaza mwe chiga changu.This maggot is crawling on my leg.Funyo zaletwa ni uchafu.Maggots are brought by filth.Choloni cha kolongo chamema funyo zaidi.A hole toilet fills up with maggots a lot.Mafunyo is a cursing plural of 'maggots'.
funza (mafunza)NG3chiggerFunza divimbira mwe shingo yangu.The chigger has swollen up under my skin.Funza dinakwingira dyakula chitengero.When a chiggar enters you, it grows round.
furahaNG51joyNaona furaha kwa kubinda masomo yangu.I feel joy completing my studies.Sikaribishwa kwa furaha mwe Marekani.I was welcomed with joy into America.2pleasant(ness)Ni furaha kwa kwiza hano.It's pleasant to come to here3pleasure(s)Ni furaha mbuli izo akukudyamanyiza mgosiwo.The things that your husband does for you are pleasures.4happiness, happyGaluka na furaha!Be happy! (lit.: Be with happiness!)Nna furaha kwasabu waita.I'm happy because they're leaving. (lit.: I have happiness...)Zawadi ni mchenuladyi; ana furaha kila wakati.Zawadi is a smiler; she is happy all the time.See: kufurahika, kufurahisha, kufurahikisa.5glad(ness)Nna furaha kwasabu kwiza.I have gladness because you're coming.6excitement, excitingDyero nna furaha nkhulu.Today I have great excitement.Mwezi wa Kwanza ni mwezi wa furaha.January is a month of excitement.
furfuriya (mafurfuriya)NG3cornmealFurfuriya ni masere ya mtama hayasagigwe vedi.Cornmeal is grains of corn that haven't been ground well.
fururuNG5earring(s)Fururu yangu yameremeta.My earring is glittering.Kutogola fururu zino zihundu.You like these red earrings. Hutogole fururu ziya zibululu?You don't like those blue earrings?Fururu zangu zidyamanywa na madhaimond.My earrings are made of diamonds.
futboli< EngNG6soccerVipindi va "CNN" na futboli ni vedi.The CNN and soccer channels are good.Navina futboli.I'm playing soccer.Futboli ni mpira wedi.Soccer is a good game.Futboli una madyiraha mengi.Soccer has a lot of injuries.Mavuha ya mayega yao yavunika kwa kuvina futboli.Their shoulder bones got broken playing football.There is no plural form for this noun.
futi< EngNG51foot measureKartoni idyo ni futi imwenga utali.That box is one foot in length.Futi imwenga ni ndodo; pima futi mbiri!One foot is too small; measure two feet.2feet measureUkadyenda futi mbokolo kunyuma kwangu.Walk a hundred feet to my rear.Chimala uko futi mbokolo!Stop there [within] a hundred feet!Tundu dya nguku zangu ukulu wake ni futi mbokolo shano.The size of my chicken coop is five hundred [square] feet.
futi (mafuti)NG5rifle(s)Futi ni bundiki za kulindira.Rifles are guns for hunting.Wazehe wadya wegala futi za kukomera ntrembo.Those old men are carrying rifles to kill elephants.Sometimes the plural is NG3 mafuti. See: kutowa futi.
futuri < Arb iftarNG5meal(s) after fasting during RamadanFuturi ya dyero yadyera chinyemi.Today's meal after Ramadan brings joy.Zino ni futuri za wantru maskini.These are fasting meals for poor people.See alternate pronunciation: afuri.This is the meal at the end of each day of fasting during Ramadan, and the feast after the end of Ramadan.
fuwefuwe (mafuwefuwe)NG3someone who is neither a coward nor a heroBaba ni fuwefuwe.Grandpa is neither a coward nor hero.