kaninaNG51pill(s)Kanina inizunguza.The pill made me pass out.Nanywa kanina zakupanga uzazi.I'm taking pills to prevent pregnancy.Kinina ino itahikwa ni mwanangu.This pill was vomited up by my child.Mwanangu agoka ananywa kanina.My child gags when she drinks (= takes) pills.2tablet(s)Kanini zino ni za kuturishiza.These tablets are for purging.
kanisa (makanisa)NG3churchZawadi na Zuwa wabatizanywa siku dimwenya kwe di kanisa.Zawadi and Zuwa were baptized together the same day in the church.Kagaluka mgongadyi kengele he di kanisa.He became a bell ringer at the church.
kanja (makanja)NG3mump(s) on one sideMbwanga yuno kavimba kanja.This guy's swollen up with mumps [on one side].Mbwanga yuno ana kanja.This guy has mumps [on one side].
kankha (makankha)NG31skin of fruit2peelkankha dya bokobanana peel3huskkankha dya mphembacornhuskThis is a soft flexible husk like corn husks.4barkThis is soft flexible bark.5shed skinkankha dya nyokashed snake skin
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!Sono udyate mwedi kapeti dyangu!
kapira (wapira)NG7ball (little)Kapira kadya nivigite katozwa ni mwana yudya.That little ball that I threw was grabbed by that kid.
kapjikiAdj1suddenSanidahe kutiyarisha arosi ya kapjiki.I can't prepare for a sudden wedding.2unexpectedAkeva fire ya chichake kafunga safari ya kapjiki.When he heard of his father's death, he prepared for a unexpected trip.
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.