mabwawa (bwawa)NG31lakesMkowa wa Handeni una mabwawa mengi.The district of Handeni has lots of lakes.2pondsMabwawa yano yamema mallahi.These ponds abound with fish.3poolsMabwawa yano sono mkayavugulise wakati wa winta!These pools, don't uncover them too much in the wintertime!Mabwawa yano yagubuliswa ni wana.These pools are being uncovered a lot by kids.
mabwefuna (bwefuna)NG3things (unknown)Mabwefuna yano chihalawizizeni!These things, move them away from us!Chibinda mabwefuna ayo nachikadyamanya.We have finished the things that we were working on.Kuniletera mabwefuna yangu?Have you brought me my things?See alternate pronunciations: mabesuna, mabefuna.
mabwesuna (bwesuna)NG31things (unknown)Chibinda mabwesuna ayo nachikadyamanya.We have finished the things that we were making.Kuniletera mabwesuna yangu?Have you brought me my things?Mwanangu kaniletera mabwesuna mwe nyumba yangu, siyamanyize.My kid brought me things at home that I don't know about.This term can be used for normal 'things (unknown)' or as a cuss word for 'damn things'.2damn thingsMabwesuna yano yana mbwani?What do these damn things have? (= What is this shit?)Mabwesuna yano yalemera kunileka.These damn things are refusing to leave me alone.Mabwesuna yano yaung mbwani?What do these damn things want?
mabwinda (bwinda)NG3butt-shaking dancesTangu ivo chizire Marikani mabwinda hayavinigwe.Since we came to America butt-shaking dances haven't been performed.Mwe Marikani hamkuvinwa mabwinda zaidi.In America there haven't been performed butt-shaking dances a lot.
mabwiribwiri (bwiribwiri)NG3spidersMabwiribwiri ya Markani yana sumu zaidi.American spiders have a lot of poison.mabwiribwiri sumupoisonous spidersMabwiribwiri yadaha yakazenga ubwiriri mnango wose kwa dakika imwenga.Spiders can construct webs over an entire doorway in one minute.
machafu (chafu)NG31trashKu nyumba kwangu nna wiwi dya machafu.At my house I have a pile of trash.Ku nyumba kwangu kuna wiwi dya machafu.At my house there is a pile of trash.2garbageNihalawiziza machafu yako hano!Remove your garbage from here for me!Ni wadyibu sirikali ihagire machafu ya mwe kaya.It's necessary for the government to clean the garbage in town.
MachakuNPropMachakuBaba etangwa Machaku.Grandpa is called Machaku.Machaku ahinya kwigala ndege.Machaku is learning how to fly a plane.See: Kwa Machaku.
machamazoya (chamazoya)NG3mangos (with lots of fibers in the fruit)Wantru watogola kupika usafu wa machamazoya.People like to cook porridge with "chamazoya" mangos.
machambiga (chambiga)NG3tank trucksMachambiga yano yasafirisha ghasi.These tank trucks are transporting gas.
machamkono (chamkono)NG31buckets (on heavy equipment)2backhoesNaunga machamkono matatu nifunganye masame yangu.I need three backhoes to attach to my tractors.3dozers (with blade, bucket or shovel)Dyero siona machamkono mengi ya kutula sira mo mnima.Today I saw a lot of dozers cutting roads on the mountain.Nauna machamkono yanikubire chisanga chino hano chose.I need dozers to scoop all this sand here for me.4ugly armed ones
machamkuba (chamkuba)NG31steam shovelsMachambkuba yakawa kwiza.Steam shovels are late to come.2scoops (on heavy equipment)3backhoesMasame yetu ya kutanga chiyafunga machamkuba.Our tractors on the farm, we've attached backhoes to them.
machamkupula (chamkupula)NG31dump trucksSigula machamkupula maidi yanambize kutua kokoto zino.I've bought two dump trucks to help me haul this black gravel.2garbage trucksKaya ino ina machamkupula mirongo midi na shano.This town has twenty-five garbage trucks.
machamzindaNG3beg-bellied (ones)Mwaliko na Dhahiri ni machamzinda.Mwaliko and Dadiri are big-bellied (ones).This term is mildly cursing.
machega (chega)NG31string beansKapika machega na nyama.She has cooked string beans and meat.2green beansKatogola kudya machega anengira mwe honde.She likes to eat green beans when she gets on the farm.
machenjere (chenjere)NG3dull bladesNyose mtoza machenhere ya mapanga ya mbwani?What are you all keeping these dull machete blades for?
machentra (chentra)NG31turds (little)Sikosha dharabhu; sinya machentra maidi kwa siku shano.I'm constipated; I've pooped two little turds in five days.2stools (little)
MacheremoNPropMacheremoMacheremo aligita kila wakati.Macheremo curses all the time.Luhizo kamkuga Macheremo.Luhizo cussed at Macheremo.Macheremo kavululwa mwa mazi; yeye afire.Macheremo was taken out of the water; he had died.Mze Macheremo ulaguzi wake sikuwunga.Mr. Macheremo's medical practice, I don't want it.man's name
machifu (chifu)NG5chiefsWantru wengi waguluka machifu mwe Kenya.Many people became chiefs in Kenya.
machimba (chimba)NG31dungMachimba ya farasi na ya ngombe yadaha kugaluka mboleya.Horse and cow dung can become fertilizer.2turdsWazana wa mwe kaya waika machimba mwe sira.The kids in the village put turds in the road.3stoolsMachimba yawo yatoga; yalemera kulawa.Their stools are hard; they refuse to come out.
machingirizo (chingirizo)NG3things to catch dripping (liquid)Chaunga machingirizo wakati kukunya fula mwe nyumba yetu.We need something to catch [water] when it rains on our house.
machingo (chingo)NG3skins (big and ugly)Madyirani yangu wadula machingo yakununkha kwa sabu nawa husi.My neighbors threw out skins that stink because they had a memorial feast.
machirichiri (chirichiri)NG31warthogsMitego yangu yose igwiza machirichiri.All my traps caught warthogs.Waunga guha ulongozeze machirichiri.You need a spear to chase away warthogs.Machirichiri yahamira na michumi yao.Warthogs butt with their large foreheads.2wild boarsSisini yangu ikocholwa ni machirichiri.My sesame has been crunched up by wild boars.
machocho (chocho)NG3trees (humongous)Sira ino ina machocho mengi.This road has a lot of "chocho" trees.