hakuna (kuna)VExst1there isn'tKama hulindire, hakuna mtru yose nadye.If you don't hunt, there isn't anyone at all who will eat.Hakuna shida male.There isn't a problem at all. = It doesn't matter.Sisola ndege mbiri kwa viya nahakuna ndege ikwita lumwenga.I took two flights because there wasn't a flight going all the way.Zamani wakati nahakuna mapesa, wantru nawakabhedheerana viya.A long time ago when there wasn't any money, people would trade things with each other.2there aren'tHakuna mashufta kudya.There aren't armed bandits there.Ni mbaa siku zino hakuna midyo?Why aren't there any banquets these days?
hala (mahala)NG31shade hutHala diya tate azengire digwa.The shade hut that dad built fell down.2shedMwana mbuzi ywangu namfugira mwe di hala dinoMy kid goat, I'm raising it in this shed.3patio (with roof)
hala (mhala, mphala, vihala)Adjjust (without anything else)Kanipikira mpunga mhala. NG2She cooked me just rice (and nothing else).Simguira gari hala. NG3I bought her just a car.Kaniletera viratu vihala. NG4She brought me just shoes.Kaninkha nyumba mphala. NG5He gave me just a house.
halaka (halakani)1AdjfastMadege yadya i hundu ye halaka.Those birds that are red are fast.Wira udya nitogole wi halaka.The song that I like is fast2AdvfastSidya (kwa) halaka.I ate fast.Adirifa halaka.He gets mad fast.Kabuga kadya kakungala kaguluka halakaThe rabbit that is white runs fast.Wira udya nitogole usira halaka.The song that I like ends fast.Dyamanya halaka!Do it faster!Dyamanaya halaka, chite!Do it faster, let's go!3Advquick(ly)Halaka!Quickly! = Hurry up!Halakani!Quickly! = Hurry up (you all)!Weyao waita, inuka halaka![Your] pals are leaving, wake up quickly!Tutu dyabanika halaka kuliko nyumba.A hut breaks down quicker than a house.See: kudyamanya halaka, kwa halaka.4Advhurry upKutantgizwa sambhusa na majabhati, halakani!There have been ordered samosas and chapatis, hurry up!5AdvrapidlyDhalali wa ho mlada alonga cha halakahalaka.The auctioneer at the auction talks really rapidly.6AdvearlyDyero siza halaka dakika kumi na shano.Today I came fifteen minutes early.Inagaluka saidyika halaka kazi, nanize kwako.If it happens that I get done early at work, I'll come to your place.7Advon timeSihujeywa ni mapesa siyapatire halaka; kwa ivo sidyimbula safari yangu.I was hindered by money that I didn't get on time; so I skipped my trip.
halakahalakaNG51real hurry, in a real hurryAna halakahalaka ya kuvala nguwo yakwe impya afose kweise.She has a real hurry to wear her new clothes that she got, outside.2too soonKuistimiyana ni kwedi kuliko kubasana halakahalaka.Fondling each other is better than having sex with each other too soon.3speedinessHalakahalaka yake yamsumbula.Her speediness is bothering her.Halakahalaka zawe zawasumbula.Their speediness is bothering them.4quickness
halali< ArbAdj1halalNyama ino ni halali.This meat is halal.Nyama ino na mazi yano ni halali.This meat and this water are halal.2kosherNyama ya mbusi na ngoto ni halali.Meat from goats and sheep is kosher.Sidya nyama (ya) halali.I eat kosher meat.Halala ni halali.Grasshopper is kosher.3legalKuputa bangi ni halali mwe steti ya Origon.To smoke pot is legal in the state of Oregon.See: chi halali.
halangaNG91up(wards)Mwaliko, nemeza idi tala halanga he nyumba!Mwaliko, hang the light up in the house.Mbuzi yanemezeka halanga ho mti.The goat is hangable up in the tree.2topFathila sidiwasha, kwa ivo nanididyereke halanga.The candle, I've lit it so I'll put it on top.3ceilingTenga dino kadinemeze halanga mwe nyumba yako!This cage, go hang it on the ceiling in your house!
haleNG91far away, far offBoizi na Portland ni hale.Boise and Portland are far away [from each other].Luhizo ni mdyiradyira; mdyinkhire hale!Luhizo is merciless; stay far away from him!Kuendeleya kwa Wazigula wa Somaliya kwi hale.The development of Kiziguans in Somalia is far off.2distantGari dyodyose dina mikingiro minne dyadaha kwingira safari ya hale.Any vehicle that has four wheels can go on a distant (= long) journey.Ukaita safari ya hale, sola lampa!When you go on a distant trip, carry a flashlight!3awayWatemi wachimazwa kutema nkhuni kwasabu mbago ita hale.The woodcutters have been stopped from cutting firewood because the forest has gone away.
hale kwa haleNG9afar, from afarChipiyasana mara umwenga hale kwa hale.We caught sight of each other from afar.
hale na haleNG91far far awayIdi dyeshi dilawa hale na hale na viga.The soldier came from far far away on foot.Ntrambo ya hale na hale sikunga kwingira.The journey from far far away, I don't want to go on it.2long timeAkumbuka weyawe wadyisane hale na hale wafa.He remembers his companions who related with each other for a long time and died.
halehaleAdvdistant(ly)Wekalizana halehale.They are related distantly.Mwikalizana vihi? -- Chikalizana halehale.How are you related? -- We are related distantly.
hali1NG51condition(s)Nigambira hali yako i vihi!Tell me how is your condition!Somaliya ina hali halisi.Somalia has horrible conditions.2situationNigambira hali zako! -- Hali zangu ni zedi.Tell me your situation! -- My situation is fine. (Greeting and response)Hali zetu ni zedi. Nigambira hali zako!Our situations are good. Tell me about your situations!Nigamirani hali zenyu!Tell me your situation!3state(s) of beingHali yangu ni yedi, namshukuru Mnungu.My state of being is good, I'm thanking God.
hali na maliNG5no matter whatIdi zina dya Mzigula chidifire kwa hali na mali sa wa kale weyetu.For the the name of Kizigua, we would die for it, no matter what, like others before.Kalava hali na mali hadi mwisho uhuru ukapatikana.He paid no matter what until the end when independence was obtained.
halifu (mahalifu)NG3really lawless (one)Mwaliko ni halifu.Mwaliko is really lawless.Mwaliko ni halifu kulu.Mwaliko is a big really lawless one. (= really really lawless)See: mhalifu, uhalifu.
HalimaNPropHalimaZuwa na Halima wadondolanya mapesa.Zuwa and Halima keep money together.Halima kabinda koleji.Halima finished college.woman's name
halisi1NG5trouble(s)We mdani mwe halisi.They're in trouble.2AdjterribleHali ya Somaliya ni halisi.The condition in Somalia is terrible.3AdjhorribleSomaliya ina hali halisi.Somalia has horrible conditions.4AdjdangerousKwelagaza kulanga ko mnima ni halisi.To throw yourself off the top of the hill is dangerous.Ni halisi kuchimala kulanga kwe di gari wakati dikudyenda.It's dangerous to stand on top of the car when it's moving.hali halisidangerous condition
haloNG5revengeChando cha "Al Shabab" kukoma wantru mwe Garisa ni kuliha halo.The reason for Al Shabab killing people in Garissa is to take revenge.See the phrasal verb kuliha halo 'take revenge on', where halo is only used. It has no meaning on its own outside of the phrasal verb today.
haluse1AdvnowHaluse waunga mbwani?Now what do you want?Mkazangu ana usungu, haluse nanikamwitange umuliso.My wife has contractions; now I'm going to go call a midwife.Nkhwenje yangu ina wiki umwenga haluse ikwera gome.My wound has one week now of getting a scab.Wazana wano wabalanga tivi dyangu; haluse wazigirizana.These kids ruined my TV; now they're falsely accusing each other.2Advright away3AdvsoonA mallahi yaunga kusafiswa haluse.The fish really need to be deboned soon.4Advat onceKagwa haluse.He fell down at once.5AdvjustMwana ngombe adika hata kama kerekwa haluse.A calf is edible even if it's just born.6AdjpresentKudahira kwa walimu wazamani ni kwedi kuliko kwa walimu wahaluse.Learning from ancient teachers is better than from present teachers.Suwe chavala mtindo wa haluse.We are wearing the style of the present.Vizazi va haluse vina shida.The present generation has problems.
haluse eroAdv1so nowHaluse ero waunga mbwani?So now what do you want?2now though
haluse vinoAdv1this instantSaga haluse vino.I'm lost this instant.2soonKabuga kadya hakaguluke haluse vino kechimsanga.The rabbit that will not run away soon is brown3right nowWalonga haluse vino.They are eating right now.Chadya haluse vino.We are eating right now.Wazana wagona haluse vino.The children are sleeping right now.Haluse vino amzemgera nyumba yake.Right now he is building her her house.Haluse vino chazinga na i kamera.Right now we're recording with the camera.Viga vangu navivimba wiki mbiri zidyinkhire; haluse vino vituruka.My legs swelled up two weeks ago; right now their swelling has gone down.4just (now)Sidya haluse vino.I just ate.Lungo uwo uheterwa mpunga haluse vino.That winnowing tray has just been used to winnow.
haluwa< ArbNG5halvaNechiro sidya haluwa nyingi.Last night I ate a lot of halva.Ninkha haluwa sisini!Give me some sesame halva!Naunga haluwa nazi.I want some coconut halva.Haluwa ni hande i chitoromo.Halva is food that is sweet (food).
Hamadi< ArbNPropHamadiNilogera Hamadi!Hex Hamadi for me!Hamadi ni mtomba.Hamadi is a fucker.Mwenege Hamadi!Avoid Hamadi!Hamadi kalihira Mhina.Hamadi took revenge on Mhina.N1man's name
Hamadi ChitongaNPropHamadi ChitongaHamadi Chitonga ainshara vintru va wantru; kama unalemera, chintru icho chabanika.Hamadi Chitonga asks for things from people; if you refuse, that thing is ruined.This is a man who not long ago used to ask people for things, but if they refused to give them to him, if the things were animate they would die the next day; if they were inanimate they would be ruined soon after.