katuwa (watuwa)NG7bush (little)Kasagale kefisa mwa katuwa.The dikdik hid in a little bush.See: tuwa.
kauchi (makauchi)< EngNG3couchKauchi dino dyagonereka.This couch is sleepable.Mwalagulo nanigone he di kauchi.Tonight I'll sleep on the couch.Kaumbala mwe di kauchi.He/she sat very big on the couch.Sichabaza idi kauchi.I moistened the couch.
KautumaNPropKautumaSimdyera nda Kautuma.I impregnated Kautuma.woman's name
KauyeNPropKauyeSimsola Kauye; sereka naye wana waidi.I married Kauye; I produced two children with her.woman's name
kavere (wavere)NG71girl (affectionately)Nefenya, nefenya, naonga kavere, si kadya.I'm showing off, I'm showing off, I need a girl, she's there.2little girlKazana kano ni kavere.This little baby is a little girl.
kavulata (wavulata)NG71billy goat (little)Kagule kavulata ukorishize mbuzi zako!Go buy a little billy goat to use to breed your goats!2he-goat (little)Mcholo aseziga na kavulata.Mcholo is playing with a little he-goat.
kawaidaNG61normal(ity)Kukoma ni kawaida mwe Somaliya.Killing is normal in Somalia.Kogera ni kawaida kangu.Swimming is my normality. (= Swimming is normal for me.)Sakame ya chione ni kama sakame ya kawaida.Menstural blood is like normal blood.This noun is always singular; there is no plural form.2common(ality)Mayembe ni kawaida mwe Somaliya.Mangos are common in Somalia.3customAchinya; ni kawaida kake kila mtondo.She brushes her teeth; it's her custom every morning.
kawaniNG51slaughterhouse(s)Sidhi kagaluka msanguladyi he kawani.Sidi became a flayer at the slaughterhouse.Ngamira ino ichinjizwa kwe kawani.This camel was butchered in the slaughterhouse.Mndani mwe kawani mmema matonge ya sakame.Inside the slaughterhouse it's full of blood clots.2butcher shop(s)3butcheringMabhambho yatogola mahali ha kawani.Marabou storks like butchering places.
kawartoniNG5inner tube(s)Kawartoni yangu ina bhuko shano.My inner tube has five punctures.Kawartoni zangu zose zina bhuko.All my inner tubes have punctures.Naunga kawartoni imemire muye nilagazize viya vangu mwe bahari.I need an inner tube that is full of air so I can drop my stuff in the ocean.
kawe ~ kawo (-awe ~ -awo)PossPrnNG7their(s)Kabuga kano ni kawe. / Kabuga kano ni kawo.This rabbit is theirs.kabuga kawe / kawotheir rabbitSee alternate pronunciation: kao.
kayaNG51village(s)Ku kaya nahachina mabomba ya warabi.Back in the village we didn't have pipes for irrigation.Mbogo ingira mwe kaya na ikoma wantru watatu.A buffalo came into the village and killed three people.Wazana mwe kaya wanyera mwe zi sira.Kids in the village shit in the roads.wana we kayachildren of the villageSee: kakaya.2town(s)Bathi ya wantru ni wedi mdani mwe kaya idya.Some people are nice in that town.Wadengereza i kaya.They surrounded the town.3community (-ies)kaya za AmerikaAmerican communities4city (-ies)Wafungwa wose wasamizwa kaya nduhu.All the prisoners were moved to another city.
kayoso (wayoso)NG7lumpfish (small)Kayoso kana mwire kanakazingwa.A little lumpfish is delicious when it's stir-fried.See: yoso.
kazala (wazala)NG71grinding stone (little)Ninknani a kazala nisage mhandeni! (Arbow)Give me the little grinding stone to grind grain!See: wala.2millstone (small)
kazana (wazana)NG11child small for its ageKazana kake kahinya kuguluka.Her small child is learning how to run.2baby (little)Safiya kereka kazana kana poundi nne / kilo mbiri.Safia had a little baby that weighs four pounds / two kilos.Kazana kadege kagwirika.A little baby bird is capturable.Kazana kano ni kavere.This little baby is a little girl.
kaziNG51workYeye e kwe kazi.He/she is at work.Aita kwe kazi.He/she is going to work.Sichimaza kazi.I stopped work. = I stopped working.Kwe kazi kwanisumbula.The work environment bothers me.Kufyamphula kila i stori ni kazi yangu.To recognize every story is my work.Kazi ino sichimaira miye.I'm the one who's getting this work going.See: mtenda kazi.2job(s)Unadyika skulu, nachikwinkhe kazi ino.When you finish school, we'll give you this job.Hachikhunga kuandaa male kwa sabu kazi zino ni rahisi.We don't need to prepare at all because these jobs are easy.3task(s)Miye na Ramazani chishuhudiyan kazi zetu.Me and Ramazani confirmed each other [in what we do] in our tasks.Bindiriza kazi ino!Complete this task!4chore(s)Kabinda kupanga kazi zake.She has finished arranging her chores.5function(s)Figo kazi yake ni kusafisha sakame ya mo u mwiri.A kidney's function is to clean blood in the body.Mafolfota kazi yawe ni kuhema muye ku ndani na kweise.The function of the lungs is to breathe air in and out.6occupation(s)Kazi yako ni mbwani? -- Naita kwe skulu. / Kazi yangu ni kuhagira.What is your occupation? -- I go to school. / My occupation is cleaning.
kaziga (waziga)NG7serving spoonNinkhani kaziga nomole mhandeni! (Arbow)Give me a spoon so I can dish up grain!
kazintu (wazintu)NG71pygmySiku dimwenga siona kazintu mwe kaya yetu.One day I saw a pygmy in our town.2dwarfFilmi ino ina kazintu kakusekeza wantru.This film has a dwarf in it that makes people laugh.
kazira (wazira)NG7song (little)Mamnya mtru kachema kazira ka kugonezeza a wana.The mom sang a little song to put the babies to sleep (with).Kazira kano, mame akagonezeza mwanangu.This little song, mom put my baby to sleep with it.
kaziro (waziro(ziro))NG7little bundleWazimwa ketwika kaziro kano? -- Male, nanidahe kwetwika kaziro kano.Are you unable to put this little bundle on yourself? -- No, I'll be able to put this little bundle on myself.
kaziti (waziti)NG71stick (little)Ninkhiriza kaziti!Hand me a little stick!See: mti.2tree (little)A kaziti kakula haluse vino.The little tree is growing (right) now.
kazito (wazito)NG71streamKaya yetu ina kazito kamwenga.Our town has one stream [in it].2creekKazito kano mazi yake yadyenda na nguvu.This creek's water is moving with force.See: mto3brook
kazitwi (wazitwi)NG7head (little)Kazitwi kake ni kadodo.His little head is really little.See: zitwi, mtwi.
KaziyeNPropKaziyeSimtuma Kaziye asuntre i viya.I sent Kaziye to wash the dishes.Kaziye katumwa.Kaziye was sent [to do something].Sitalwa mwe di wambo ni Kaziye.I was aimed at in the thigh by Kaziye.Kaziye kanichukiza.Kaziye has offended me.man's name
kazu (makazu)NG3smock (big)Kazu idyo uvaire ni kulu zaidi.The smock you're wearing is too big.See: nkazu.
kazumba (wazumba)NG7house (little)Kazenga kazumba ka kwikala emwenye.He built a little house to live in by himself.