kala (makala)2NG31coalU mwana sono asezigire kala idyo di moto!The child, don't let him play with that coal, it's hot!2emberSono udale kala dya moto!Don't touch the hot ember!Kadyerekwa kala di moto mo mkono.He got a hot ember (put) on the hand.3charcoal
kalabu (makalabu)< EngNG3club (disco)Kalabu dino dyazuzugirwa ni wagosi na wavere wana famili zawe.This club is frequented by men and women who have their own families.
kalahi (walahi)NG7little fishSinyonyovulwa ni kalahi mwe chiga.I was nibbled by a little fish on the leg.
KalanjeNG31clan Kalanjekolo dya Kalanjeclan of KalanjeThere is no plural form of this noun. See: Chikalanje, Mkalanje, Wakalanje.This a tribe speaking their own Bantu language in Botswana and Zimbabwe. However, some of them were taken to Somalia as slaves, like the Kiziguans. When the Kiziguans were escaping from slavery in Somalia, some Kalanje went with them and integrated with them adopting the Kizigua language, so today they are recognized as a clan within the Kizigua tribe.2Kalanje tribe
kalasi< EngNG51class(es)Mwalimu wangu kanibhasisha u mtahani kwa sabu nani mwanafunzi wedi mwe kalasi.My teacher let me pass the test because I was a good student in class.Nanidyamanye bidiya ya kubinda kalasi zangu.I will make an effort to finish my classes.Wanafunzi wa mwe kalasi ino wose ni wafikiriyadyi.All of the students in this class are thinkers.2classroom(s)Mwana yuno adyamanya ukorofi mwe kalasi ino.This kid is making a disturbance in the classroom.Mwalimu na wanafunzi wadibana mwe kalasi.The teacher and students disturb each other in the classroom.3grade(s)Sidaliswa kalasi imwenga wakati niksoma i skulu.I was made to skip one grade while studying in school.Mdowe nani mwalimu wangu wa chirume kalasi ya kwanza.Mdowe was my male teacher in the first grade.
kaleAdv1alreadyKulomba kale?Are you already engaged?Wababaika mbwani? Kubalanga kale weye.Why are you trying to placate? You've already erred.Sidya kale.I have already eaten.Nasidya kale.I already ate.Itika! Mamnyako akwitanga. -- Simwitika kale.Respond! Your mother is calling you. -- I've already responded to her.Walonga kale kuhusu iyo.They have already talked about that.Mwalimu kaita kale.The teacher has already gone.2yetKudya kale?Have you eaten yet?Kadya kale?Has he/she eaten yet?3beforeKuna makolo matuhu walawanye hamwenga aho kale. (Arbow: 5)There are other clans that came from that same place before.Aho kale Wazigula uko Tanzaniya nawana tangu. (Arbow: 7)There before in Tanzania Kiziguans had a tradition.Mbuli zino zikugaluka haluse ino zizanywa ni wazazi wetu aho kaleThese things that are happening now have been predicted by our ancestors there before.4pastmida ya kalepast timeszama za kalepast time / past erambuli za kalewords of the pastMisimo ya kale yahonyesa kwamba Tanzaniya ni mame ywa Africa na ywa ulimwengu, na msimo wa binadamu. (Arbow: 5)Data from the past show that Tanzania is the mother of Africa and of the world and the origin of human beingsSee: zamani za kale.5formerly
kale na kaleAdvlong agoMzigula ana chisa cha uzumbe cha kale na kale. (Arbow)The Kiziguan has a story about leadership from long ago.Nakugambira hadithi igaluke kale na kale.I'm telling you a story that happened long ago.
kali (mkali, mikali, nkhali, ukali, wakali)Adj1sharpNgola ino ni nkhali.This knife is sharp.2brave3courageous4toughIsi zino izi mbiri zekiyana mikataba mikali.These two countries are putting tough regulations on each other.5fierceZuwa dyero ni kali; ni wadyibu nikagone he mpheho.Today the sun is fierce; it's necessary that I go sleep in the shade.Unakoma mtru, hukumu yake ni kali.If you kill someone, its judgement is fierce.See: balidi nkhali.6cruel
KalifoniyaNG9CaliforniaKalifoniya kwekalwa ni wantru wengi.California is inhabited by a lot of people.Mahanisi ya Kalifoniya yasolana.Homosexuals in California marry each other.
kaligi (waligi)NG7clitoris (little)Kaligi, so kuno!Little clit, come here!See: ligi.This term is often used by grandmothers to granddaughters, or sometimes from mothers to daughters, and is cursing.
kalingo (walingo)NG7hut (little)Nalagaria kalingo ko mwana.I dropping [things] on the little hut on the kid.See: lingo.
kama1Conj1ifKama nnapata mapesa madodo, nanite Kenya.If I get a little money, I'll go to Kenya.Kama unanitogolere nicheme wira, nanifurahike.If you let me sing a song, I'll be happy.Kama hulindire hakuna mtru nadye yose.If you don't hunt, no one at all will eat..Kamlihire kama kakutowa.Go take revenge on him if he hit you.Ni bora kama unadyamanya vino.It's great if you would do this.Kama wi mtru mdyima, si vedi ugaluke bwasa.If you are an adult, it's not good to be a fool.Ubule ni wedi kama wi mwe nyumba.Nakedness is good if you are in the house.Ngoma kama ikavuma, yaita ko kutulika.If the drum keeps making a lot of noise, it's going to break. ProverbManyonje kama yakeza, yarebeka kwa mphande.If deadly diseases are coming, they are stoppable with protective medicine.Mtru kama akalonga, zingatiya mbuli zake!If someone is talking, pay close attention to his/her words!If there is an overt subject NP, kama comes after it. See: hata kama.2whetherSuza kama waranti wangu wadyika.I've inquired whether my warranty is done.3whenWavere vinena vao vakusuka kama we na nda.Women's midriffs expand when they are pregnant.Luhizo ahujeyeka kama chinachimaza basi dino mwe sira.Luhizo is hampered when we stop this bus in the road.4as ifSetambulisha kama serekerwa Jamaica.I introduced myself as if I was born in Jamaica.Kwa ivo, waniona kama ni mdyeni kwako?So, you see me as (if) a stranger to you?5thatAna mbwani ikuhonyesa kama yeye ni polisi?What does he have that demonstrates he's a cop?Simanya (kama) yeye ni polisi.I know (that) he's a cop.Siva (kama) Dhadhiri ni polisi.I've heard (that) Dadiri is a cop.Naona (kama) ni polisi.I sense (that) he's a cop.Nafikiri (kama) yeye ni polisi.I think (that) he's a cop.Ana chapa chukuhonyesa kama yeye ni mtumwa.He has a brand that shows that he's a slave.Nanikuhakikishize miye kama kodi ilavigwa.I will confirm for you that the rent has been paid.Nasimanya ngube kama nakakawe.I clearly knew that he would be late.
kama21PreplikeWi mdala kama Mwarabu.You are stingy like an Arab.Asinyika kama miye.He looks like me.Ni mba wi dhale vino kama bau?Why is it you are greedy like this just like a hyena?Sono ukahembereza kama mvere!Don't keep on pleading like a woman!Masozi yangu yetika kama mazi.My tears are flowing like water.Soda ino mwire wake ni kama sukari.This soda's taste is like sugar.Hamadi ana gari kama dyangu.Hamadi has a car like mine.Wi kama miye.You're like me.2Prepas (...as)Tubu dino dyo mtama ni kulu kama nyumba.This sheaf of corn is as big as a house.3ConjlikeEiga kama ni polisi.He's pretending like he's a cop.Naona kama ni mtengwa unanilonga ivo.I feel like I'm isolated when you speak to me like that.Sidherema kama sitangwa.I feel like I've been called.Binadamu waona kama uyatima ni mbuli ya kufurahikira.Humans feel like orphanhood is a thing to take pride in.
kama viyaConjthe way thatFundi yuno kazenga kama viya nikunga.The architect built the way I like.Sidyamanya kama viya adyamanya.I did it like the way he does it.
kamareNG5gambling"Las Vegas" kila mtru avina kamare.In Las Vegas everybody gambles (= dances gambling).
kamawe (wamawe)NG7rock (little)Sibubuta kamawe mwe hande ino.I crunched a little rock in this food.
KambaNG31clan KambaSee: Mkamba, Wakamba. There is no plural form to this noun.2Kamba tribeThis a major tribe speaking their own Bantu language in Kenya. However, some of them were taken to Somalia as slaves, like the Kiziguans. When the Kiziguans were escaping from slavery in Somalia, some Kamba went with them and integrated with them adopting the Kizigua language, so today they are recognized as a clan within the Kizigua tribe.
kambala (makambala)NG31ropeNinkha kambala idyo!Give me that rope near you!Kambala dyangu didumka kirahisi.My rope broke easily.Sifungira kambala.I used a rope to tie.Kegogomera na kambala, niyo afa.He choked himself with a rope, and then he died.Sidikusula kambala.I straightened rope.Kambala dilegera.The rope slackened.Kambala dino dyahindika.This rope is tightenable.2clothes lineNguwo zangu sizikamula kabla ya kuzidyereka mo u kambala.My clothes, I wrang them out before putting them on the clothes line.Nguwo zino sizitundika na kambala.These clothes, I've hung them up on the clothes line.3bowstringKambala dye fiyonda didumka.The bowstring broke.
kambi< It campiNG51camp(s)Kambi yetu naina wakimbizi wengi.Our camp had a lot of refugees.Nachihumuzikisa he kambi.We rested a lot at the camps.See alternate pronunciation: nkhambi.2refugee camp(s)Kambi ya Kakuma isamwa.The refugee camp of Kakuma has been vacated.Kambi ya Ifu isamizwa.Ifu refugee camp has been evacuated.Wasamiza kambi ya Dhadhabhu.They evacuated Dadab refugee camp.kambi ya wakimbizirefugee campIn Africa, this term normally means refugee camp; in America it means any kind of camp.
KambodiyaNG5CambodiaJapani atowa nkhondo isi za Asiya sa China, Kambodiya,Vitnamu,Indonesiya. (Arbow)Japan attacks in the war countries of Asia like China, Cambodia, Viet Nam and Indonesia.Kambodiya igaluka isi ntrana kuliko zamani.Cambodia has become a pretty country more than before.
kambuye (wambuye)NG7sucker fish (little)Kambuye kadya matope.A little sucker fish eats mud.
kambwa (wambwa)NG7puppyKambwa kano sikagula mbokolo nne.This puppy I bought for four hundred [dollars].