KankhunduNPropKankunduBila shaka, Kankhundu ni chichako kwasabu kufanana naye.Without doubt, Kankundu is your dad because you look like him.
kanne (nne)No1fourmosi kaidi katatu kanne, shano...one two three four, five...kusoma kanne NG8four readingsKanne is used in counting and ordinals and to modify NG8 nouns; otherwise nne is used to modify NG5 and NG6 nouns, and with an agreement prefix to modify nouns in other genders.2fourthMwanawe wa kanne nani mwana wa chiche.Her fourth child was a girl.Sidyera marsha ya kanne.I shifted into fourth.Mwanangu wa kanne ni Luhizo.My fourth child is Luhizo.mtur wa kannefourth personMwezi Wa Kanne4th month = Aprilmara ya kannefourth time
kano (-no)DemNG7thisKano ni kabuga.This is a rabbit.Kabuga si kano.Here is a rabbit.Kabuga kano kabuluka.This rabbit ran away.Nakatogola kabuga kano.He liked this rabbit.Kano kenye ni kadodo, wakaunga mbwani?This itself is little, what do you want it for?
kansa< EngNG5cancer(s)Ni hatari folfota dinegirwa ni kansa.It's dangerous when a lung is infected with cancer.Tumbo i dikulu dibwirawa ni kansa; nadirhebe i dharabhu.The large intestine has been attacked by cancer; it will stop the poop.
kanyau (wanyau)NG7kitten, kittyKanyau kano kana wakombe watali.This kitty has long little claws.Nataga kanyau.I'm selling a kitty.
kaoNG5barbed wire fence(s)Mbuzi zangu sizifungira kao.My goats, I fenced them in with barbed wire.
kao (-ao)PossPrnNG7their(s)Kabuga kano ni kao.This rabbit is theirsSee alternate pronunciation: kawo.
kapande (wapande)NG71piece (little)Simera kapande ka nyama / ka chungwa / ka yembe.I swallowed a little piece of meat / of orange / of mango.Nidumuira kapande ka papayu!Cut me a little piece of papaya!kapande ka hondelittle piece of land2part (little)Kapande kamwenga ka mhogo ni shilingi.One little part of cassava is one shilling [in value].3section (little)Nidumuira kapande ka chungwa!Break me off a little section of orange!
kapeti (makapeti)< EngNG3carpetSingaza kapeti dyangu.I have cleaned my carpet completely.Kapeti dyangu dyangala; sono udidyate na viratu!My carpet is clean; don't step on it with shoes!
kapira (wapira)NG7ball (little)Kapira kadya nivigite katozwa ni mwana yudya.That little ball that I threw was grabbed by that kid.
kapteni (makapteni)< EngNG1captainKasagulwa ni kochi agaluke kapteni.He has been picked by the coach to be captain.Kapteni yuno adyamanya vedi.This captain does well.Kagaluswa kapteni wa dyeshi ditumigwe Kismayo.She has been made captain of the army sent to Kismayo.See alternate pronunciation: kepteni.The plural of this noun is NG3, while the singular NG1.
kapuku (wapuku)NG7mouseKapuku kalasika na msale.This mouse is hittable with an arrow.Kapuku ke ha gati(gati) he zi galamu.The mouse is in between the pens.Kachira ka kapuku kana mavuha.The little tail of the mouse has bones.See puku, mphuku.
karabu (makarabu)NG3yokeSifunga ngombe nne na karabu.I fastened four oxen [together] with a yoke.Ngombe zako zidyere karabu ulime i honde!Your oxen, put a yoke on them so they can plow the farm!
karahaNG7comfort (a little)Naona karaha mwe di gari dino.I feel a little comfort in this car.There is no plural form to this noun.
karaka (makaraka)1NG5patch(es)Nna karaka mwe surwale.I have a patch / patches on [my] pants.Karaka ino ni yedi.This patch is good.This noun is in both NG3 and NG5.2NG3big patchKaraka dino ni dyedi.This big patch is good.
karama1NG5supernatural powerKarama ka Mnungu!By the will/power of God! - sayingMahamed Kitonga ana karama.Mahamed Kitonga has supernatural power.Ngalika ni karama ka Mnungu.The flood is the power of God.2NPropKaramaMiye na Karama chokerana mamphemba.Me and Karama have barbecued ears of corn together.
karata< It cartaNG5playing card(s)Nambari ye karata ino naidantrira wantru.The number of this playing card, I'm using it to cheat people.Wantru wadantrana zaidi mo msezigo wa karata.People trick each other a lot in a card game.Nikavina karata, nadantra u wantru kwa kubedelisha izi karata.When I'm playing cards, I trick people by switching the cards.Sighefa kusanga karata.I've made a mistake dealing cards.See: mta kusanga karata, msangadyi (karata).
karateyaNG5karateMaatarisha yano yadaha karateya.These actresses know karate.Sidaha karateya.I know karate.Wagosi na wavere wahinya karateya mwe Marikani.Men and women are learning karate in America.Wantru wano wose wadaha karateya.All these people know karate.Karateya yako si yedi, lakini karateya yake ni yedi.Your karate is not good, but her karate is better.This noun is only used in the singular.
karediyo (warediyo)NG7radio (little)Misomari ya karediyo yaga.The screws of this little radio are missing.Karediyo kano sizingira mbuli za wantru wengi.With this little radio I have recorded words from various people.