mabati (bati)NG3corrugated metal sheetsNyumba izengerwa mabati.The house was built with corrugated metal sheets.Nyumba yangu itimwa na mabati.My house was roofed with corrugated metal sheets.Nyumba yangu ina mabati mampya.My house has new corrugated metal sheets.
mabau (bau)NG3hyenasMabau yadya yakunga yadye u mnau yana hakiri.The hyenas that want to eat the cat have smarts (= are smart).Mabau siyalongoza.Hyenas, I chase them away.Mabau yana vyoyo.Hyenas have greed.
mabaulo (baulo)NG3bullwhipsA wamizi wose wegla mabaulo.All the watchmen are carrying bullwhips.
mabavi (bavi)NG31thieves (bad-ass)Mabavi yachisakira risasi.Bad-ass thieves shot at us.Mabavi yachitowa risasi.Bad-ass thieves shot us.Mabavi yano yaunga lalushi.These bad-ass thieves want a bribe.2bandits (bad-ass)Navindwa ni mabavi.I'm being stalked by bad-ass bandits.Sibwirwa ni mavavi.I was attacked by bad-ass bandits.Chibawigwa ni mabavi na bundiki.We were robbed by bad-ass bandits with guns.Mabavi yano ni madyiradyira.These bad-ass bandits are merciless.
mabavuNG31huge ribsNtrembo zina mabavu.Elephants have huge ribs.See: chi mabavu.2machismoKwa sababu ana mabavu, kinkha sira wantru hakunga.Because he has machismo, giving people room he doesn't like.
mabedelikoNG3changesHamdahe kultea mabedliko kama mnaberana.You can't bring about change if you belittle each other.Wanafunzi wahonyesa mabedeliko yedi.The studemta are showing great changes.See: kubedelika.
mabegi (begi)NG3duffle bagsDuka dyangu dyatagwa mabegi.In my store are sold duffle bags.Mabegi mashano ni mengi.Five duffle bags are a lot.
mabengi (bengi)NG3banks (really big)Miye na ukolo wangu nachizenge mabengi isi ntratu.Me and my clan will build big banks in three countries.
mabeni (beni)NG3dances (nontraditional)Chiro chino kuna mabeni Bhoizi na Nampa.Tonight there are dances in Boise and Nampa.
maberenge (berenge)NG31skew-eyedWazana wano wose meso yao ni maberenge.All these kids' eyes are skewed.2cross eyes, cross-eyedMwana yuno ana maberenge.This kid has cross eyes. (= This kid is cross-eyed.)Wazana wano wose wana maberenge.All these kids have cross eyes..3cataractsWazehe wano wana maberenge.These old guys have cataracts.
mabeso (beso)NG3labia(s)Mvere akatinwa adumulwa a mabeso.When a woman is circumcised, the labia are cut.Mvere yuna ana mabeso makulu.This woman has big labias.
mabesuna (besuna)NG3things (unknown)Mabesuna yako yalagala hasi.Your things are falling down.See alternate pronunciations: mabesuna, mabwefuna.
mabha'a (bha'a)NG3bags (plastic, nylon)Mabha'a yano ni ya watedya; sono uyadale!These plastic bags are for customers; don't touch them!So nihokere maba'a yano!Come take these plastic bags from me!Maba'a yano sihokerwa ni Ali.These plastic bags were taken from me by Ali.
mabhadhiya (bhadhiya)NG31nomad dwelling areas2slums3ghettosNyuorlinz ina hafa zi mabhadhiya.New Orleans has neighborhoods that are ghettos.4nomads (damn)Si yadya mabhadhiya yeza.There're the damn nomads coming.Mabhadhiya yaleta mabuyu matatu ya mere.The damn nomads brought three calabashes of milk.This is a cursing term; see normal: wabhadhiya.
mabhafu (bhafu)NG31basinsWakimbizi wenkhigwa mabhafu ya kuhutira nguwo.Refugees have been given basins to wash clothes.2tubsMabhafu ya kwe vyoloni yana vichudyiyo.Tubs in the bathrooms have drains.
mabhaibhol (bhaibhol)NG3bibles, versions of the BibleMabhaibhol yose siyasoma.All of the versions of the Bible, I've studied them.
mabhaji (bhaji)NG3badgesMaaskari yano yose yana mabhaji.All these policemen have badges.
mabhajiya (bhajiya)NG3bean pattiesSitogola kugula mabhajiya nnaita ko u mgahawa.I like to buy patties when I go to a restaurant.Mabhajiya yadyamanywa na nkhunde, riko, hawadyi na vituhu.Bean patties are made with beans, buillon, turmeric and other stuff.Mvere yuno kagaluka tadyiri kwa kutaga mabhajiya.This woman became rich for selling bean patties.Nataga mabhajiya mo mgahawa wangu.I sell bean patties at my restaurant.These are not sweet and sometimes mixed with groung meat.
mabhaka (bhaka)NG3packagesMabhaka yangu yaletigwa dyero kwe posta.My packages have been brought today from the post office.
mabhalbha (bhalbha)NG3barbersMabhalbha yafa.The barbers died.Sifungula kalasi ya kuhinya mabhalbha.I've opened a class to train barbers.
mabhambo (bhambo)NG3storks (marabou)Mdani mwe Ifo mna mabhambo mengi.In Ifo there are a lot marabou storks.Mabhambo yatogola mahali ha kawani.Marabou storks like butchering places.He kawani idya hamema makunguru na mabhambo.At the slaughterhouse, it's full of crows and marabou storks.Mabhambho yana madyohodyoho makulu ya kwikiya hande.Marabou storks have big pouches for storing food.
mabharada (bharada)NG3potatoesMabharada yahota.The potatoes are sprouting.Singola mabharada. / Siyangola.I picked potatoes. / I picked them.Salimu kagaluka kibonge kwa sabu kadya mabharada mengi.Solomon got fat because he ate a lot of potatoes.Mwaka uno chihandisa mabharada.This year we planted too many potatoes.paundi imwenga ya (ma)bharadaone pound of potato(es)paundi mfungate za mabharadaseven pounds of potatoes
mabharbharo (bharbharo)NG31young tough guys"John Cena" katowa mabharbharo matatu kwa lumwenga.John Cena beat up three young tough guys all at once.See alternative pronunciation: mabharobharo.See: wabharbharo.2strong menSharifayi kahamairwa mizigo yake yose ni mabharbharo.Sharifai got all of her loads carried by strong men.
mabharbharoni (bharbharoni)NG31bell peppersKila nikapika nyama sitogola kuhanganya mabharbharoni.Everytime I'm cooking meat, I like to add in bell peppers.Vichumbari vina manyanya, vitungulu, mabharbharoni, ndimu na tanga.Salads have tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, lemon and cucumber.2green peppers