Chizigula - English


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gofiya (magofiya)NG3huge hatBaba kavala gofiya.Grandpa has a huge hat on.See: ngofiya.
gogiNG51machismo (acts of)Mgosi yuno ana gogi.This guy has machismo. = This guy is macho.Gogi zino zachisumbula.These acts of machismo annoy us.2course(ness)Mwana chiche yuno hakulandulika; ana gogi.This girl isn't approachable; she's course.3stubbornnessMwana yuno ana gogi.This kid has stubbornness. (= is stubborn)Dhiwi dino dina gogi.This bull has stubbornness. (= is stubborn)
goko (magoko)NG3fond (bit stuck on pot or pan)Hamna goko hata dimwenga mwe shaba.There isn't even one fond on the pan.The singular of this noun is rarely used.
golaNG5bedroom(s)Gola yangu ni nkhulu.My bedroom is big.Gola zino ni nkhulu.These bedrooms are big.Gola ino ni ya wadyeni.This bedroom is for guests.Sirentiiywa nyumba ya gola shano.I was rented a five bedroom house.Nyumba ino ina gola nne.This house has four bedrooms.See alternate pronunciation: gala.
gola (magola)NG3knife (large)Gola dino ni dya kuchinjiza ngamira.This large knife is for butchering camels.Sono umsogoere mhezi uyo, kegala gola!Don't go close to that fool, he's got a big knife!
goliNG51promiseKuvuna goli yako.You've broken your promise.Kuvuna goli zako zose.You've broken all your promises.Raisi kagamba, 'Goli ya wananchi nisowire yafulika chi rahisi.'The president said, 'The promise I made to citizens is easily fulfilled.'See: kusoera goli.2wishKwe goli ya Mwenyezimungu, luvi nanibinde kalasi zangu.With God's wish, tomorrow I'll finish my classes.
golondo (magolondo)NG31lizard (small and fast)Golondo dino ni sumu dinakuluma.This lizard is poisonous when it bites you.2milk container (wooden or calabash) that Somali nomads useMbhadhiya katogola kudyenda na golondo.A nomad likes to go around with a milk container.
golovis (magolovis)< EngNG3gloveSinuira golovis.I picked it up with a glove.This is one of the very few words, albeit a borrowing, that ends in a consonant.
goma (magoma)NG3drum (big)Kagoma kadodo kafaya chapua na goma kulu dyafaya msondo.A little drum is good for a djembe and a big drum is good for a bass.
gomanda (magomanda)NG31closetNyumba ino izengwa na gomanda kulu dya kwikiya nguwo.This house has been built with a big closet to put clothes in.2wardrobe3drawerNguwo zo u mwana zose zi mwe di gomanda.All the baby's clothes are in the drawer.4cabinentIdi gomanda divunika kwa ivo dyalemera kuvugalika.The cabinent is broken so it's resisting closing.5shelf
gombo (magombo)NG3cob, corncobMwana yuno akadya mphemba adyanya ne di gombo.When this child eats an ear of corn she eats it together with the cob.
gome (magome)NG31shellKuyi ana gome dikumwamira.The tortoise has a shell protecting it.2barkKanigomoere gome mo u mti udya!Go strip me off a piece of bark from that tree!3scabNkhwenje yangu ina wiki umwenga haluse ikwera gome.My wound has one week now getting a scab.Nkhwenje yangu ikwera gome.My wound got a scab.Sigomolwa gome ni Ali.A scab was peeled off me by Ali.4shed skin5food bit stuck on (pot or pan) from cooking
gome dya lalahi (magome ya lalahi ~ magome ya mallahi)NG3fish scaleMeza ino ihanguse vedi; siona gome dya lalahi!This table, wipe it off well; I saw a fish scale on it!
gome dya nyoka (magome ya nyoka)NG3snake skin (shed)Gome dya nyoka dyata kuhazuka mwe nyoka.A snake skin comes from shedding by the snake.Nyoka idya yahazuka idi gome.That snake is shedding the (= its) skin.
gome dya tagi (magome ya matagi)NG3egg shellSipata gome dya tagi hadina udyinji.I've found an egg shell that doesn't have a yolk.
gongo (magongo)NG3hoochKatogolesa gongo.He likes hooch too much.Nagwadusa mtama nidyamanyize gongo.I'm fermenting corn so I can make hooch.Sishawairwa kunywa gongo.I was forgiven for drinking hooch.Situtukizwa gongo.I was given too much hooch.Homemade hooch is made with corn, honey and other ingredients; see: mphombe.
gorgoraNG51slip(s)Gorgora yangu ni mtali.My slip is long.Sitogola kuvala kastuma na gorgora.I like to wear underwear with a slip.Wazana chiche wa Somaliya watogola kuvala gorgora.Girls in Somalia like to wear slips.2underskirt(s)Kwa viya ni mta charahani, nna mikumbulu mingi ya suruwale na gorgora.Because I am a tailor, I have a lot of waistbands for trousers and underskirts.
goro (magoro)NG3pint (bottle measure of roughly)Mo msi mwanangu anywa goro dya mere.In a day my child drinks roughtly a pint of milk.This is a traditional bottle measure of liquids. Two magoro make an alo 'roughly a quart' and four alo make a mkomba wa sirikali 'roughly a gallon'.
gorofa (magorofa)< Som1NG5floor(s)Chi he gorofa ya kaidi.We are on the second floor.Chibwire gorofa ya kwanza; chakungodya.Meet us on the first (= ground) floor; we're waiting for you.This noun is in both NG3 and NG5.2NG5story (-ies)Gereza dino dina gorofa mbokolo.This skyscraper has a hundred stories.Gereza dyangu dina gorofa shano.My building has five stories.Sizenga nymuba ya gorofa ntrantu.I built a house with three stories.3NG3floor (large)
gosha ~ gosho (magosha ~ magosho)1NG3circumcision hutWazana chirume watatu wose wagwisizwa mwe di gosha dimwenga.All three boys were taken down (= circumcised) in one circumcision hut.Gosha ni nyumba ya kugwisiza wana."Gosha" is a building for circumcising children.Wana wano siwagwisiza mwe di gosho.These children, I've circumcised them in the circumcision hut.2NG5hut of sticksAwagamba, "Nizengerani tutu au gosho." (Arbow: 10)She said, "Build me a nomad house or hut of sticks."3NG5side houseBaba naakagona mwe di gosho dyake anakosha na wau.Grandpa would sleep in his side house when he argued with grandma.4NG3GoshalandVidede vavinwa zaidi mwe di Gosha.[These kinds of] dances are being performed a lot in Goshaland.Chamama yamaanisha chamama; ni kaya nkhulu mwe Gosha.Jamame means a kind of grain; it's a big city in Goshaland.See: Mgosha.Gosha is the region in Somalia in the lower Jubba valley where nearly all the Bantus live, and there are very few Somalis who live there. So, it is the primary Bantu area in Somalia. In this sense, it is never pronounced 'gosho'.5NG9Gosha kwikalwa chindedi.Goshaland is occupied, really.6NG5Gosha Education FoundationGosha yasanga makariyole kwa wana Gosha yawasaidiye kazi mwe zi honde zawe.The Gosha Education Foundation distributed wheelbarrows to the Goshans to help them with work on their farms.Unengira mo websaidi wa Gosha noupate linki ya dikshenari dya Chizigula.If you get into the Gosha Education Foundation website, you'll get a link to the Kizigua dictionary.
gosi (magosi)1NG3big-assed guySikuntrwa ni gosi dina mibavu ni kuluI was bumped into by a big-assed guy who had big fucking ribs.See: mgosi.This may be a cuss word for guy or man.2NG3brute3AdjmaleNguku aneva ni ngosi yetangw zogolo.If a chiken is male it is called a rooster (or cock).Mbuzi ngosi yetangwa vulata.A male goat is called billy-goat (or he-goat).Ngoto aneva ni ngosi yetangwa ndolome.If a goat is male it is called a buck.
gredi< EngNG5grade(s)Mwaliko kadyiswa gredi nduhu.Mwaliko was passed on to another grade.
grupo< ItNG5group(s)Hukumu ya grupo ino ina ani?Who has the leadership of this group?Grupo zino nizo zikungigwa zite safari.These groups are the ones (who are) needed to go on a trip.
gubiko (magubiko)NG31huge lidNachunge wantru waidi wagubule gubiko dya shaba dino.We'll need two people to remove the huge lid from this big pot.2man hole coverGubiko dya mwe sira dizama kwa kugubula.A man hole cover in the street is heavy to open.
guha (maguha)NG3spearNna tátika ya kurheba guha nikakoshana na mtru.I have a method to stop a spear when I'm fighting with someone.Waunga guha ulongozeze machirichiri.You need a spear to chase away warthogs.Hata shingo ya chibonkho yatungika gula.Even a hippo skin is stabbable with a spear.