Chizigula - English


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likizoNG5vacation(s)Sitimana ino nna likizo; naita "Hawaii".This week I have vacation; I'm going to Hawaii.Naita likizo ya miyezi midi.I'm going on vacation for two months.Shiriko dyetu dyalava likizo nyingi za kwita isi za kweise.Our company gives many vacations to go to foreign countries.
liloho (maliloho)NG3crepeSidya liloho dimwenga ho u mgahawa udya.I ate one crepe at that restaurant.
LimaNG31clan LimaLima ni kabila ikupatikana mwe Zambiya.Lima is a clan that is found in Zambia.There is no plural form for this noun. See: Chilima, Mlima, Walima. Originally, this group was a tribe in Zambia speaking their own Bantu language, which is still spoken there today. However, some were taken as slaves to Somalia, like the Kiziguans. When the Kiziguans were escaping from slavery in Somalia, some of the Limas went with the Kiziguans and integrated with them adopting the Kizigua language, so today they are recognized as a clan within the Kizigua tribe.2Lima tribe
limozini, limoNG5limousine(s), limo(s)China limozini mbiri za kuweregishiza a wali.We have two limousines to take the wedding party all over.Kila arose wali waweregishizwa limo.At every wedding the bride and her party are taken all over in a limo.
lindi (malindi)NG31seed holeLindi dino ni moli.This seed hole is deep.2plant (from a seed hole)Kila mtru eza na lindi dimwenga.Everyone comes with one plant.Nkhonde zinaiva, kila mtru akungola lindi dya mtama mwe nkhonde yake, adigala ho mchinta wo u kulimbula. Kila lindi dyahandamizwa mwe di sina dyo mti. (Arbow: 7)When the farms are ready, everyone goes and picks a corn plant in his farm and takes it to the harvest celebration bar. Every plant is leaned against the trunk of the tree.
lingo (malingo)NG3hutSee: kalingo.
linki< EngNG5linkUnengira mo websaidi wa Gosha noupate linki ya dikshenari dya Chizigula.If you get in to the Gosha Education Foundation website, you will get a link to the Kizigua dictionary.
lipstiki (malipstiki)NG3lipstickSeagizanya na wanda na lipstiki.I beautified myself with mascara and lipstick.Sagizanywa na wanda na lipstiki.I was beautified with mascara and lipstick together.
lisiNG5list(s)Sola lisi ya wakumbuswa wakumbuse wose!Take the list of the ones to be reminded and remind all of them!Osama kalavwa mwe lisi ya waungwa.Osama has been removed from the wanted list.Lisi ino ni nkulu kwa ivo wantru wetange wannewanne.This list is big so call people in fours.
litaNG5liter(s)Mgwadusadyi wa mphombe kagwadusa lita mbokolo za mtama.The fermenter of alcohol has fermented one hundred liters of corn.Mwe haranti yetu mna mabiga maidi ya lita mirongo mishano.In our yard there are two water tanks of fifty liters [each].lita imwengaone literlita mfungateseven liters
logo (malogo)< EngNG3logoKudaha kubatiza logo mwe di gari?Do you know how to stick a logo on a car?
loho (maloho)NG3writing boardSisomera loho.I used a writing board to read.Sisomezeza loho.I taught with a writing board.
longa (malonga)1NG3wordLonga dyako si dyedi male.Your word is no good at all.2Greetspeak!This is the command form of kulonga.
longoziNG91front (of), in front ofKachimala longozi kwangu.He stands in front of me (= my front).Kanichimaira longozi.He is threatening me from in front.longozi kwe di gari / longozi kwe nyumba(in) front of the car / (in) front of the houselongozi na kunyuma kwe nyumba(in) front and back of the the houseKengira bharmudho longozi kwangu.He butted in line in front of me.See: meno ya longozi, mlongozi ~ mnongozi, kulongoza.2ahead (of)Wazigula wapata ntrantriro ya kwita longozi na utafi wao. (Arbow: 9)The Kiziguans got a chance to go ahead with their journey.Silongola longozi kwa wantru.I went ahead of people.See: mlongozi, kulongola.3future, in the futureUnakonga kudyenda chiga chihiye, weye wi mwana; maisha yako nayabanike longozi.If you start sleeping around when you're a child; your life will be damaged in the future.Kula'ana wanawo si kwedi kwa maisha yao longozi.Cursing your kids isn't good for their lives in the future.4plusMnamba ni mti ukuishi miyaka alfu mbiri kwa longozi.A baobab is a tree that grows for two thousand years plus.
lori (malori)< EngNG3semi (truck)Miye na tamboi chegalanya lori dimwenga.Me and an assistant are driving a semi together.Sikweza maguniya mbokolo shano mwe di lori siku dimwenga, nani hamali.I put five hundred gunny sacks on the semi in one day, when I was a loader.Msanga uno nowi hano ututikwa ni lori.The dirt that was here has been taken in several loads by semi.
loshoni< EngNG5lotion(s)Haka loshoni ino!Apply this lotion!Mwiri wangu wamereta kwasabu sihaka loshoni.My body is shining because I've applied lotion.Loshoni izo nikuhaka miye ni zedi.The lotions that I'm applying are better.
lovu (malovu)NG31slobberKama aketika lovu, mhanguse na chitambala!If he is dripping slobber, clean him with a napkin!2spittle
loya (maloya, waloya)< EngNG11lawyerSichimairwa ni loya.I was stood up for by a lawyer.Loya ywangu kanichajisa.My lawyer charged me too much.Sichajiywa zaidi ni loya ywangu.I was charged too much by my lawyer.The singular is NG1 but the plural is normally NG3, although it may be NG1. See: mloya.2attorneyKesi yangu ichimairwa ni loya.My case was supervised by an attorney.Loya ywangu ni Asha Chirango.My attorney is Asha Chirango.See: uloya.
lubani (mibani)NG61sapMti uno lubani wake ni mwingi.This tree's sap is a lot. (= This tree has a lot of sap.)See alternate pronunciation: ubani.This is resin from the Boswellia sacra tree, mbani.2resinLubani uno wabandikizizwa masahara.This resin is used to attach boards.3incenseNadyera lubani.I'm placing incense.4frankincenseWaganga watumiya lubani wakatibusa wantru.Traditional doctors use frankincense when making people manifest possession (of a spirit).This is resin from the Boswellia sacra tree, mbani.5copal
lubao (mibao)NG21plankChaunga lubao wa kutowera ho mlango.We need a plank to put in the doorway.2posterboardSee: ubao.
lubavu (mbavu)NG6ribLubavu wangu uno waluma.This rib of mine hurts.See alternate pronunciation: ubavu.
luchiri (michiri)NG2twine (thick)Mluka luchiri hana chando. (Arbow)The plaiter of twine doesn't have a base [from which to start plaiting the twine].
ludevu (ndevu)NG6whiskerMnala mkulu yudya ana ludevu mwe funda.That lady has a whisker on the cheek.See alternate pronunciation: udevu.
ludongoNG2lineWatunga ludongo.They are in line.Ntrembo zitunga ludongo.The elephants are in line.See alternate pronunciation: udongo.This noun is always singular; there is no plural. See: kutunga (l)udongo, dongo.
ludye (nyudye)NG61vesselLudye wangu waluma.My vessel hurts.2arteryLudye wake wo u moyo uzibika.Her artery of the heart got clogged up.Ludye piya wegala sakame kulawa ko u moyo.An artery also takes blood from the heart.3veinLudye wegala sakame ko u moyo.A vein carries blood to the heart.