-gaV > Vsfxused toNawakavinagaThey used to dance to it.Nachikamtowaga.We used to beat on him.Nahachikumtowaga.We didn't used to beat on him.Nachikakweraga minazi.We used to climb coconut trees.Nachikadyaga nazi.We used to eat coconuts.This derivational suffix seemingly always takes the past tense prefix na- preceding the subject prefix and then the past progressive prefix ka- after the subject prefix. See: kudyaga, kudyendaga,kulongaga, kupitaga, kutombaga, kutowaga. kuvinaga,
-ga (-ge)V > VsfxfirstAtiyo kagamba naadyendage.Uncle said he'll go first.Weye gonaga; suwe nachikawerege.You sleep first; we'll go stroll around.Sipikage; simgadya yeye mpaka akeza.I didn't cook first; I waited for her until she came.This derivational suffix attaches to most verbs to form ones meaning to do first in a sequence where one or more are supposed to do the same thing. See: kudyendaga, kugaluga, kugonaga, kukweraga, kulongaga,kunywaga, kutombaga, kutowaga, kwitaga, kuvinaga, kwizaga.
Gabón1NG5GabonSishi Gabón miyaka mitatu.I lived in Gabon three years.See: Mgabón.2NG9
gahawaNG5coffeeGahawa ino ni kafu.This coffee is bitter.Gahawa yangu ina ukafu.My coffee has bitterness (= is bitter). I gahawa i sungu.The coffee is bitter.Sichudya gahawa yangu.I filtered my coffee.masimbi ya gahawadregs of coffee = coffee dregsSee: mgahawa.
gaidi (magaidi)NG3terroristMaisha yako sono utogole kugaluka gaidi.In your life don't accept being a terrorist.See: ugaidi, mgaidi.
galaNG5bedroom(s)Gala yangu ni nkhulu.My bedroom is big.Gala zino ni nkhulu.These bedrooms are big.Gala ino ni ya wadyeni.This bedroom is for guests.See alternate pronunciation: gola.
galama (magalama)NG31agaveGalama dyadyamanyizwa makambalaAgave is made into rope(s).2maguey3aloe veraGalama di sungu lakini ni dawa.Aloe vera is bitter but it's medicine.
galamuNG51pen(s)Naunga i galamu ya kuwandikira.I need the pen to write with.Galamu ino ki sifikiri ni dole.This pen I thought was a finger.Galamu zino sizipima na zapimika inchi nne.These pens I measured, and they measured four inches.Wandikira galamu!Use a pen to write!Galamu ino ni tali kuliko ino.This pen is longer than this one.2pencil(s)Galamu yangu isongolwa vedi.My pencil has been sharpened well.
galamu ya mti (galamu za mti)NG5pencil(s)Situmiya galamu ya mti kwa kuwandika.I used a pencil to write.Galamu za mti ziundanywa na wino wake.Pencils are constructed together with their graphite.
galasi (magalasi)< EngNG3glass (for drinking)Dyero sakugula galasi dimwenga dya mere.Today I went to buy one glass of milk.
galawo (magalawo)NG31preyIdi galawo diwalawira.The prey has come up for them.2score3catchNaita kwe idi galawo.I'm going to the catch (= wheever one reaches his/her goal)..
gali1AdjexpensiveSimu yangu ni gali.My telephone is expensive.Simu zangu ni gali.My telephones are expensive.Mwezi uno bili yangu ya umeme ni gali.This month my electricity bill is expensive.Maduka ya viratu ni gali.Shoe stores are expensive.See: ugali.2AdvexpensivelyZungu dyake aditaga gali.His huge pot, he is selling it expensively.3AdjcostlyNyumba ino ni gali.This house is costly.
gamisi (magamisi)< It camichiNG3thobe gown (white)Kuvala gamisi ni suna.To wear a white thobe is a good deed.Navala gamisi kila Dyuma.I wear white thobe every Friday.This is a traditional white thobe gown worn by Arab and/or Muslim men.
gana (magana)NoNG3hundredGana ni mbokolo."Gana" is a hundred.This is the Tazania form used by Arbow; see mbokolo.
ganda (maganda)NG3outer covering or skin of some plantsGanda dino dingala.This outer covering is white (i.e., dry).These are the outer skins or coverings of plants like banana, bamboo, some palms, which are not bark, but are green and then dry out.
gane (magane)NG31bachelor padIvo nerekwe nanikagona mwe di gane.Since I was born I have been sleeping in a bachelor pad.Kaula gane dyako kama wi mwana chirume mtru mdyima!Find your own bachelor pad if you are an older boy!Traditionally young men would have a dorm house in the village or town; sometimes young women would too. There were also sometimes a house for widows or widowers.2bachelorette padWana chiche watatu waishi gane dimwenga.Three girls are living in the same bachelorette pad.3dormitoryWalala wano wana gane dyao.These elderly ladies have their dormitory.Naishi gane dyangu nomwenye.I live in my own dormitory.
gangari< SomNG5pubertyWana chirume wadodododo hawabuire mwe gangari hawakukoshekana.Little boys who haven't reached puberty arn't not able to be found.
gango (magango)NG3ritual dance (kind of) with small drum accompanimentGango ni mviko kila lika wautogole."Gango" is a ritual dance that every generation likes.
ganiIntrrg1what?Una chintru gani?What (thing) do you have?Nani mda gani?What time was it?Walonga luga gani?What language(s) do you speak?Kwingira zambi gani? -- Singira zambi za ngono.What crime did you commit? -- I committed a sex crime.Nowize wakati gani luvi?What time are you coming tomorrow?This form is always used after a head noun.2which?Nani mida gani?Which seasons was it?Ni dektari gani akutibiye?Which doctor is it that is treating you?See: namna gani?3what kind of?Mtru gani?What kind of person [is it]?Kuna masa gani?What kind of dispute is there?Una dili gani?What kind of deal do you have?4why?Mwanao agalagala gani?Why is your child tossing about?
ganjela (maganjela)< It cancelloNG3gate (big)Miye na Mwaliko chivugulanya ganjela.Me and Mwaliko opened the big gate together.Ganjela dyangu hadikuvugalika.My big gate isn't closeable.
garamaNG5monetary contribution(s)Sitwikwa garama.I've been asked to bring a monetary contribution.Mwaliko hakutwikika garama.Mwaliko is not to be asked to bring a monetary contribution.Wavere wana hakiri ya kwika garama.Women have intelligence for saving monetary contributions.This is a contribution given when a family member or close friend has died or becomes very sick, to help out the situation.
garfaNG5cinnamonNabunda garfa.I'm pounding cinnamon (in a mortar).Garfa ina ubuna mwe shai.Cinnamon has a good flavor in chai.Shai yadamaniza inadyerwa garfa.Tea tastes good when cinnamon is put in it.
gari (magari)NG31carSigala gari.I drive a car.Dyamanya gari dyako!Fix your car!Gari dino simguira Michal.This car I bought for/from Michal.gari dyao / dyawetheir car2automobileNamdira chinyulu kwa sababu ana gari dyedi.I'm envious of him because he has a nice automobile.3vehicleMiye na Ramazani chipakiranya maguniya ya mpunga mwe di gari.Me and Ramazani loaded gunny sacks of rice in the vehicle together.Viya vose va mwe di gari viserezwa.All the stuff from in the vehicle has been unloaded.4wheelchairMzehe yuno aunga gari anabula kwe bhara ye ndege kwasabu azimwa kudyenda.This old man needs a wheelchair when he gets to the airport because he can't walk.