Lamungu ~ Lamunga< SwNPropLamunguLamungu kabinda masomo ya sayensi.Lamungu has finished her studies in science.Lamungu ni msomi wa sayensi.Lamungu is a scientist.U uchi ulundanywa ni Razi na Lamungu. The honey has been harvested by Razi and Lamungu together.See other pronunciation: Ndamungu.woman's name
landri (malandri)< EngNG31laundramatSinyaza nguwo kwe di landri.I dried clothes in the laundramat.Naita kwe di landri nikahute nguwo zangu.I'm going to the laundramat to wash my clothes.2laundryLandri dya mwe nyumba ni dye di kuliko dya kweise.The laundry in the house is better than the one outside.
langa (malanga)NG31holeNkhazu yangu ina langa.My t-shirt has a hole.2vaginaLanga dyako!Your hole/vagina!Mwana chiche yuno langa dyake disitana.This girl's vagina is tight.Matoli yekala haguhi ne idi langa.G-spots are located near the vagina opening.The word used in this sense is vulgar. The phrase langa dyako is used by women to other women usually in a derogatory way.
langa dya mphula (malanga ya mphula)NG3nostril(s)Langa dya mphula yangu ni dodo.My nostrils are small.Normally, the singular form indicates both nostrils of a single individual; the plural form indicates the nostrils of more than one individual.
langa dya singano (malanga ya singano)NG3eye of a needleNi rahisi ngamira adyinkhe mwe di langa dya singano kuliko tadyiri aite jana.It's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to go to heaven.Langa dya singano si rahisi dingire uzi mnene.The eye of a needle is not easy to get a thick thread through.
lango (malango)NG31entrance (large)Hita he di lango dye di gazina dyo u kuhareya a magari!Go to the entrance of the warehouse storing the cars!See: mlango ~ mnango.2exit (large)Lango dya zumba dino ni hahi?Where is the exit of this building?
lathaNG5tasteUnyonje wa korona dalili zake ni mbwani? -- Kukosha latha.What are the symtoms of corona virus disease? -- Lack of taste.Sizitogolesa latha za mboga zino.I really like the taste of these vegetables.Kuchudyisa gahawa kwabinda latha.Filtering coffee too much finishes off the taste.
lathro (malathro)NG3villainIdi lathro hadikuchenuirika.The villain can't be smiled at.
lawamaNG5blame(s)Lawama si yedi kwako.Blame isn't good for you.Lawama zenyu hazikunisumbula.Yoru blames don't bother me.See: kulaumu.
lazimaAdj1necessaryNi lazima ulete mapesa.It's necessary that you bring money. (= You need to bring money.)Mwana kama ni myatima, ni lazima apate usaidizi.If a child is an orphan, it's necessary for him/her to get assistance.Ni lazima uleke kuputa sigara.It's necessary that you stop smoking.After lazima, the verb of the clause is in subjunctive -e. See: kulazimisha.The phrase, ni lazima 'be necessary', is often used where the modals must, need to or have to would be used in English.2mustIno ni lazima chidyamanye.This is a must for us to do. (= We must do it.)Zawadi kagamba, "Mamuli ya hano ni lazima yadyende vedi."Zawadi said, "The organizing here must work well."3have toNani lazima nifungwe.I had to be tied. (lit.: It was necessary that I be tied.)Sani lazima nifungwe.I didn't have to be tied. (lit.: It wasn't necessary that I be tied.)4obligatoryKugwa shingo ni lazima kama unazeheka.When you get old and worn out having wrinkles is obligatory.5matterUhiya wa magari nikugula si lazima.The newness of cars that I buy doesn't matter.
lekaAdvnot onlyLeka ivo wazana wakutumika hata a wantru wadyima wana matatizo.Not only the way that the kids are acting, [but] even the adults have problems.Leka kwaza mapesa yake hata gari dyake kadaza.Not only did he lose his money, [but] he even lost his car.This form is usually used in conjunction with hata 'even'.
leki (maleki)< EngNG3lakeLeki dino ni kulu kama mkono wa bahari.This lake is big like a gulf in the ocean.
lema (malema)NG31bad behaviorUbezi na udala ni lema dya Mzigula. (Arbow)Ignorance and miserliness are bad behavior for a Kiziguan.2abnormal(ity)Jon ana lema.Jon has an abnormality.See: ulema, mlema, mlemavu, ulemavu.
lembwe (malembwe)NG3zucchini (white)Lembwe didigwa.The white zucchini got eaten.Lembwe dino diva.This white zucchini is ripe.
lengelenge (malengelenge)NG31boilSidala waya umoto niyo wanilava lengelenge mwe di dole.I touched a hot pan and it gave me a boil on the finger.2blisterDyembe dino dinilava lengelenge mwe di gasa.This hoe gave me a blister on the palm.Ana lengelenge kwa sababu ya kazi adyamanye.She has a blister because of the work she did.3burn (on skin)
lengo (malengo)NG31planLengo dyako ni mbwani? -- Lengo dyangu ni kubinda masomo.What's your plan? -- My plan is to finish [my] studies.2goalMwaka uno lengo dyangu ni kugula nyumba.This year my goal is to buy a house.3aimLengo dyetu ni kukomereza diksheneri dino mwaka uno.Our aim is to complete this dictionary this year.
leni< EngNG51line(s)Ingirani mwe leni!Get in line!Dyero wantru wanigwesesa mwe leni.Today people fell on me a lot in the line.Silunganisha leni mbiri za simu.I have joined two phone lines.2row(s)Dyero sakudahuira leni imwenga ya maswischad.Today I went there to cut leaves off one row of Swiss chard.Mdani mwe zi leni zino sihanda matigiti.In these rows I planted watermelon.
lesani< EngNG5license(s)Asha simhinyiza gari ndodo kwa kupata lesani yake.I've trained Asha with a little car to get her license.Una lesani ya gari? -- Ha, nna lesani ntratu.Do you have a driver's license? -- Yes, I have three licenses.
levito2< ItNG51leavenLevito ino yachatiza donge dyangu.This leaven is making my dough bubble.Levito yavimbiza ungangano.The leaven made the wheat flour swell upMaroti yano yahamirishwa na levitoThese loaves of bread were made to rise with leaven.2yeast (for bread)Donge dyangu dichatizwa ni levito.My dough has been made to bubble by yeast.Levito yafutula ungangano.The yeast made the wheat flower rise.
LibhiyaNG9LibyaSifunga safari ya Libhiya, nawe waunga chite Meksiko.I've prepared a trip to Libya, but you want us to go to Mexico.See: Mlíbiya.
ligi< EngNG5league(s)Timu ya Simba ilavwa mwe ligi.Team Lion has been eliminated from the league.Ligi za mwe duniya ni nyingi kwasabu wantru wengi watogola misezigo.There are a lot of leagues in the world because many people like sports.
ligi (maligi)NG3clitorisKila mvere ana ligi.Every woman has a clitoris.
ligito (maligito)NG31curseUwana wangu sipatire ligito dyodyose kwa wazazi wangu.In my childhood I never got any curse from my parents.See: kuligita.2cursing3immobilizing curseMze Bago nechiro kanidyamanyiza ligito.Mr. Bago last night did an immobilizing curse on me.This is done with magical powers.
lika (malika)NG31youthMiye ni lika dya haluse.I am a youth now.Wau ni lika dya zamani.Grandma is a youth of yesteryear.Mkutano uno ni we di lika.This meeting is for the youth.2generation (younger)Gango ni mviko kila lika wautogole."Gango" is a ritual dance that every younger generation likes.Chando che di buku dino ni wasomi we di lika dye Chizigula wamanye ulosi na tangu dye Chigula. (Arbow: 5)The purpose of this book is so readers of the younger generation of Kiziguans may understand the Kizigua language and traditions.Wakadyika, idi lika dyatowa u moto wo mlindi. (Arbow: 7)When they're done, the younger generation makes the fire using a fire drill.Hondo ino yaunga itowanwe ni idi lika.This war is to be fought by the younger generation.Wagosi na lika awo nawadahe kutowa i nkhondo waheza kunyuma. (Arbow: 9)The men and younger generation who were able to fight the war ended up in the rear.