mabimba (bimba)NG3roasts (of meat)Kagula mabimba maidi ya nyama ya mbogo.She bought two roasts of buffalo meat.
mabindu (bindu)NG3waistbandsWavere wose mwe bhara wavala mabindu.All the women on the dance floor are wearing waistbands.Wavinirwa wavaleni wasodo na mabindu!The ones being danced for, put loincloths and waistbands on them!These waistbands are used to accentuate the movement of women's behinds while dancing. They are long so the ends flap and move in the air while the women dance.
mabiribiri (biribiri)NG3low support wallsNyumba zino hazikiywe mabiribiri; kwa ivo zingira mazi.These house haven't been set with low support walls; therefore water gets in [them].Chizenga mabiribiri mhandahanda ye sira chirhebe magari kuchinduka..We've built support walls along side the road so we can prevent cars from flipping over.
mabirika (birika)NG31teapotsBaba nani msanadyi; nakasana mabakuli na mabirika.Grandfather was a creator; he created bowls and teapots.Maadhani yano yose nayalolomolwe yadyamanyizwe: mikamshi, magalasi, sahani na mabirika.All this aluminum will be melted to make: spoons, glasses, plates and teapots.2kettlesMabirika yano yapikirwa gahawa.These kettles are used to cook coffee.
mabiringanya (biringanya)NG3eggplantsMwaka uno chitalalisa mabiringanya.This year we transplanted eggplants a lot.Talali za mabiringanya zitalaliswa mwe honde kwa siku dimwenga.The eggplant starts were transplanted a lot on the farm in one day.Mabiringanya siyatogola yanakokwa na mavuta.Eggplants, I like them a lot when they're fried in oil.
mablubhanda (bludhanda)NG3butter cups or sticksChatumiya mablubhanda mbokolo mwe skulu yetu kila mtondo.We use one hundred butter cups in our school each morning.
mabobo (bobo)NG3shells (hard, like coconuts)Mabobo ya nazi siyatogola.The shells of coconuts, I like them [because they're useful].
mabobo ya risasi (bobo dya risasi)NG31bullet casingsSalaha zino zimema mabobo ya risasi.These fields are full of bullet casings.Mabobo ya risasi yadyamanywa na mare.Bullet casings are made with brass.2gun shells
mabodaboda (bodaboda)NG31drivers of small transportWano ni mabodaboda.These [guys] are drivers of small transport.2small transportsIsi ya Kenya na Tanzaniya mna mabodaboda mengi.In the countries of Kenya and Tanzania there are lots of small transports.Small transports include motorcycle buses (tuktuks), minivans, bicycles, and rickshaws.
mabogi (bogi)NG3eye patchesWagosi wadya watongerezane wana mabogi ma meso.Those guys walking together have eye patches on the eyes.
maboi (boi)NG3servantsKwetu china maboi ya chiche.At our place we have female servants.
maboko (boko)NG31bananasMaboko hayakuhota male mwe Aidhaho.Bananas don't grow at all in Idaho.Chatalala mahindi ya maboko.We're planting banana tree halves.Mze Lameri ketwika farasila mbiri za maboko.Mr. Lameri put two "farasila" (= 32kg) of bananas on his own head.mkungu wa mabokobranch of bananasmakowa ya mabokobanana peels2green bananasSitogola kutogotezezwa maboko.I like green bananas being boiled for me.Aunga kutogotezeza wazazi wake maboko.She wants to boil green bananas for her parents.3banana orchards
mabokolo (mbokolo)NG3hundredsSipata mabokolo mdani mwe di bhorsa.I've got hundreds in the bag.
maboksi (boksi)NG3boxesMaboksi kumi ya udi kayabinda kwa mwezi umwenga.Ten boxes of incense, she finished them in one month.Simwigaira maboksi maidi ya nguwo.I took her two boxes of clothes.
maboma (boma)NG3capitals (cities)Afrika ina maboma mengi.Africa has a lot of capitals.Merikani ina maboma mengi ya steti.America has a lot of state capitals.
mabomba (bomba)NG31pumpsMabomba ya baskili na ya magari yalekana mizani.Pumps for bikes and for cars are different in weight.A mazi yatufiswa ni mabomba yano amaidi.The water is pumped a lot by these two pumps.2pipesKu kaya nahachina mabomba ya warabi.Back in the village we didn't have pipes for irrigation.Ninkhiriza mahande matatu ya mabomba.!Hand me three sections of pipe(s)!3hosesNamdahe kubuluzanya mabomba yano?Can you pull these hoses together?4bombsMabomba yatulika.The bombs burst.Kuvigitwa mabomba maidi niyo hafa yose yasha.There were thrown two bombs and then the whole block burned.Hondo ya Kaidi mwe Dumiya mabomba ivigitiswa.In World War Two bombs were thrown a lot.5grenadesWegala mabomba me mikono; sono uwasogeere!They are carrying grenades in [their] hands; don't go near them!6dynamite sticksMabomba yano yabulisizwa mamawe yadya.These dynamite sticks were used to blast those rocks.
mabomphula (bomphula)NG31breathing masksIspitali ino isira mabomphula; ni vedi chitangize matuhu.This hospital has run out of breathing masks; it's better that we order some others.2respiratorsMabomphula mwe ispitali yasira na kuna wanyonje wakuyahitadyi kwa sabu wazimwa kuhema.The respirators in the hospital have run out and there are patients who need them because they can't breathe.
mabosi (bosi)NG31bossesWazana wano wekala hano kama mabosi; hawakutoza kazi.These kids sit here like they're bosses; they don't do any work.2rich guysMchegumbo na Macheremo ni mabosi; wasafiri na ndege zawo wenye.Mchegumbo and Macheremo are rich guys; they travel with their own airplanes.3bigshotsWabwanga wadya wegalusa kama mabosi.Those guys are pretending to be bigshots.
maboye (boye)NG3spongesWantru nawakatumiya maboye ya mwe bahari kusuntrira viya.People used to use sponges from the ocean to wash dishes.
mabua (bua)NG3stems (that are soft or spongy)Miguwa ino niguire yose ni mabua.All these sugarcanes that I bought are spongy (stems).