nairi (galuka)VEquat1where...wasChikombe chuswa hadya nachiri.The cup has been taken away from where it was.Miye suswa hadya naniri.I've been taken away from where I was.See: kugaluka.2where...wereWowo wauswa hadya naweri.They've been removed from where they were.
nako (< na ako)PP1alsoJamaika nako kuna ngalika.In Jamaica there are also hurricanes.2too3withinNaira nako u moyo.I'm crying within the heart.
nakuna (kuna, na)VExst1there wasDyero nakuna lumbi zaidi; wantru niyo wachutisa.Today there was a lot of dust; so people got really dirty.Dyero nakuna fula nyingi.Today there was a lot of rain.2there wereZuzi nakuna maiti yayuyuke.The day before yesterday there were dead bodies that came back from the dead.
namba(ri)< EngNG51number(s)Sipata nambari ya kwanza kwe skulu.I got number one in school.Sibwirwa ni mwana chirume mwe sira niyo anuza nambari yangu.I was approached by a boy in the road and then he asked me my number.Kila mtru adaha akohiza magoli lakini mohizadyi ni namba chenda.Each person [on a soccer team] is able to score goals but the scorer is number nine.Namba kumi na imwenga aungigwa ambhasize namba chenda.Number eleven [on a soccer team] is supposed to pass to number nine.2sizeNaunga mikowa midi ya nambari mirongo mitatu na mnane.I need two belts of size thirty-eight.
nami (< na miye)Conj1and INami sivitogola.And I like them (e.g., shoes).Wanigamba, "Kubawa bengi," nami sikana.They told me, "You've robbed a bank," and I rejected it.2I also(Miye) nami sikutogola.I also like it (e.g., reading).3me tooNami naunga maroti.Me too, I want bread.
Namíbiya1NG5NamibiaSishi Namíbiya mwaka mwenga.I lived in Namibia one year.See: Mnamíbiya.2NG9
namnaNG51example(s)Chihonyese namna ya kupirika jinestika!Show us an example of jumping gymnasitcally!2pattern(s)Chose chisoma namna imwenga.We all studied in the same pattern.3way(s)Chose chisoma namna imwenga.We all studied the same way.Mabubu wana namna yao ya kusimwira na wantru.Deafmutes have their [own] way of communicating with people.Mndani mwe zi eka kumi wapata virigwa vingi, naho wana namna mbiri za kuvitumiya.On the ten acres they have many crops, and then they have two ways to use them.4kind(s)Bhaka dino niguire dina miteza ya kila namna.This package that I bought has nuts of every kind.Namna mtandantu ya milamba yalawa Madagaska, midi Afrika, umwenga Australiya.Six kinds of baobab trees come from Madagascar, two from Africa, one from Austrailia.
namna gani?Intrrghow?Kakwera namna gani?How did he climb?
namwePrep1intoKala dingira kusontromera namwe kaya.The vicious animal started to fade away into the town2within
namwi (mwi)VEquatwere(Nyuwe) Namwi walimu.You were teachers.This is the second person plural past tense Linking Verb, both Equating and Locative/Stative.
nana1NG51candy (-ies)Wana wadya wabakuirana nana.Those kids snatched candy from each other.Nana ni ya kudyera mo mnomo.Candy is for putting in the mouth.Nana ino yamumusika.This candy is suckable.Nana yangu sono wifirigise hasi!My candy, don't roll it around on the floor!Naunga kila nana.I want every candy.2suckerNana yake haikupasulika.Her sucker isn't crushable.
nana (na)21VThadMwaka udyinkhire nachina padi.Last year we had a party.Ku kaya nahachina mabomba ya warabi.In the village we didn't have pipes for irrigation.Dyero nachina mkutano, silongesa mbuli nyingi.Today we had a meeting; I said a lot of words.Gulo nanna simwirizi na mbuyangu. = Gulo sigaluka na simwirizi na mbuyangu.Yesterday I had a chat with my friend.Sisikwa miye nanna miyaka mishano.I was circumcised when I was five years old. (lit.: ...when I had five years)2VExstthere was / there wereMwaka uno nauna gumbo (mwe) Somaliya.This year there was a drought in Somalia.
nanga ~ nangeNG5rudder(s)I nange ivunika ma mazi.The rudder broke in the water.Ndoni zimwenga zina nange.Some boats have rudders.Chombo chikwera kwa mayuwe Mpangeni chizika nanga. (Arbow)The vessel climbed onto the rocks in Mpangeni; it buried the rudder.Arbow uses nanga; Mwaliko says he's only heard nange for.
nangeNG5water gourd(s)Kenuka na nange zake katoza u mkumbi achonga kwiri mazi. (Arbow: 9)He got up with his water gourds, took the broad road wandering around looking for where water was.
naniIntrrg1who...with?Kwita nani?Who did you go with?Kudya nani?Who did you eat with?Kugona nani?Who did you sleep with?Waishi nani?Who do you live with?This is from na 'with' plus ani 'who(m)', always contracted.2with whom?Kwita nani?With whom did you go?
nani (ni, sani)VEquat1wasMiye nani mwalimu.I was a teacher.Nani mwalimu.She was a teacher.Wali udya nanidire ni wedi. / Wali udya nidire nani wedi.That rice that I ate was good.Mbwanga yudya nani msekadyi.That guy was a laugher.Shetani nani mlongozi wamalaika wose.Satan was the leader of all the angels.Miye nani mpeperadyi wa tate wakati wa unyonje wake.I was a fanner of dad at the time of his illness.Nani lazima nifungwe.I had to be tied. (lit.: It was necessary that I be tied.)Nani Bhoizi mwaka mwenga.I was in Boise one year.This is past tense 1st person singular and 3rd person singular and plural Equating Verb, and also Locative/Stative Verb in the 1st person only.2wereNani walimu.They were teachers.
nanywi ~ nyuwe nanywiConj1and you (pl) alsoNanywi namungwe; sono mwite hale!And you also will be needed; don't go too far!nanywi < na nyuwe2you (pl) also(Nyuwe) nanywi munitogola.You (pl) also like me.3you (pl) tooNanywi mwaita.You too are going.
nariNG5hell(s)Shetani aishi mwe nari.Satan dwells in hell.Shetani e mndani mwe nari.Satan is there in Hell.
nasi (si)VEquat1was notSimtowera yeye kwa sababu nasi wedi male.I hit him for her because he wasn't nice at all.2were notWowo nasi wengi mwe skulu.They weren't many in the school.
nasibu1NG5luck (good)Nna nasibu.I have (good) luck.Ana nasibu.He/she has good luck.Nnavina msezigo wa bahati nasibu, napatisa.When I play a game of luck, I get a lot.2NPropNasibuNasibu kasaganya nkhunde na mtama mwe makina ino.Nasibu ground up beans and corn together in this machine.Nasibu Buntro naye nani mlongozi wa Watoga Firi.Nasibu Bunto also was a leader of the Somali Bantu.man's name
naswi (< na + suwe)Conj1and we (also)Mashahiri yanda kuchema, akadyika naswi chakomereza.The lead singers are first to sing, and then we finish. Naswi chdaha kusoma.And we also know how to read.2we also/too(Suwe) naswi chikutogola.We also like you.Naswi chaita koleji.We too went to college.3us also/tooNaswi wachitowa.They beat us too.
nawe (na + weye)Conj1and you alsoNawe una kazi ya sirikali.And you also have a job for the government.2you alsoKama kudanganywa, nawe sono udanganye wantru!If you've been deceived, you shouldn't also deceive people!3you too(Weye) nawe kunitogola.You like me too.
nawi (wi)VEquatwereNawi mwalimu.You were a teacher.This is 2nd person singular past tense Linking Verb, both Equating and Locative/Stative.
nawo (< na + wowo/awo/uwo)1PPwith themSuwe chiza nawo.We came with them.2Conjand theySuwe chiza nawo weza.We came and they came.3PPalsoWowo nawo wakutogola.They also like you.Basi diya dichinduke gulo dikoma wantru waidi; watatu nawo ni dyiraha.That bus that flipped over yesterday killed two people; also three were injured.Maaskari yetu yakomigwa zaidi lakini nawo wawashinda maadui.Our soldiers have been killed a lot, but also they defeated the enemies.4PPtooMti nawo ufa.The tree died too.