nemerenemereAdvhoppinglyNemerenemere, kabuga kabula.Hoppingly, rabbit arrived.This is in Arbow; it's meaning is not certain.
NemgangaNPropNemgangaMwanangu Nemganga ni dektari mkulu wa meno.My daughter Nemganga is a great dentist.Bada ya Nemganga kukosha uraisi, kagaluka ghavana.After losing the presidency, Nemganga became governor.See: mganga.woman's name
NemhinaNPropNemhinaNemhina na Sharifayi wafosanya mwe fadi.Nemhina and Sharifai have gotten out of the finance cooperative together.Nemhina kafurahikisa akapate choyo.Nemhina was very happy when she got a position.See: Mhina.woman's name
nene (mnene, unene, wanene)Adj1thickMkono wake ni mnene.Your arm is thick.Mti uno ni mnene.This stick is thick.Langa dya singano si rahisi dingire uzi mnene.The eye of a needle is not easy to get a thick thread through.See: kufa nene.2fatKoko di nene.The squash is fat.
NenkhondoNPropNenkondoNenkhondo kasolwa ni tadyiri; yeye naye ni msomi.Nenkondo is married to a rich man; she also is educated.See: nkhondo.woman's name
nepu (manepu)NG3diaperNepu dimwenga ni senti mbiri.One diaper is two cents.
netwakiNG5network(s)Sifunganishizwa netwaki ya Tanzaniya simu yangu.I've been connected to the Tanzanian network with my phone.
neva ~ anevaConj1whenChechamntu neva aneza mwe nyumba amwuza mkaziwe,"Mwana yuno e kuhi?When the dad comes into the house, he asks his wife, "Where is this child?"2if
nezeVAuxbe going toNeze nikutowe.I'm going to hit you.Neze npike hande.I'm going to cook food.Neze nidye.I'm going to eat.Neze udye.You're going to eat.Neze adye.He/She is going to eat.Neze chidye.We're going to eat.Neze mdye.You (pl) are going to eat.Neze wadye.They're going to eat.This Aux verb is frozen in the third person singular future; the subject of the sentence is marked on the second verb, which is in the subjunctive but has no tense marker. See: kwiza.
nga (< anga/nanga/kwanga < aunga/naunga/kwaunga, kunga)VAux1be going toDyero nga kuchinjwe wanyama mbokolo.Today there are going to be slaughtered 100 livestock.Mwaka ukwiza nga kunye bharafu.Next year it's going to snow.Kwanga kunye fula.It's going to rain.The initial n is voiced. Nga is a short form of kwanga 'it wants/ needs to', which itself is short for kwaunga; see: kunga.2want toMiye na wambuya zangu changa chikavine ladu chiro chino.Me and my friends want to go play dice tonight.3need to
ngagaNG51hoofFarasi yangu inikanyaga na ngaga yake.My horse stepped on me with its hoof.The initial n is voiceless.See: dyato.2hoovesKama ukapika mahazi ya mbuzi inda kulava izi ngaga!If you're cooking goat legs, first take off the hooves!Haiwani zina ngaga zagulukisa.Most animals that have hooves run fast.Ngaga za ngamira ni tafauti kuliko za farasi.The hooves of camels are different from those of horses.Ngamira ina ngaga mbiri mwe chiga.Camels have two hooves on the foot.
ngalawaNG51sailing ship(s)Wadyerekwa mwe zi ngalawa. (Arbow)They were loaded on the sailing ships.Ni vedi, ero suwe chagombera vitumbuwa; ngalawa zino zita kuhi? (Arbow: 8)It's OK, but we are fighting over sweet fry bread; where are these sailing ships going?Mwe zi ngalawa Wazigula wenula njogomo nkulu waunga wavuzwe kwao Zigula. (Arbow: 8)On the sailing ships, the Kiziguans started a great clamor that they wanted to be returned to their home, Zigula.Kwiza ngalawa mbiri he foroza.There came two sailing ships into the port.The initial n is voiceless.2sailboat(s)Izi ngalawa zibanikira mgati mwe bahari.The sailboats broke down in the middle of the ocean.Ngalawa zawo zazimwa kudyenda.Their sailboats were unable to sail.
ngalikaNG51delugeNgalika ya Nuhu ibomosa milima yoseNoah's Deluge made all mountains collapse.Ndoni ya Nuhu kaizenga wakati we ngalika.Noah's ark, he built it in time for the DelugeThe initial n is voiceless.2flood (major)Kahasarishwa ni ngalika; mali yake yose ita na mazi.He was made to have a loss [in profits] by the flood; all his wealth went away with the water.Wavolontiya waitire kusaidiya wantru mwe ngalika wapatwa ni unyonje.The volunteers who went to help people in the flood got sick.3hurricane(s)Jamaika nako kuna ngalika.In Jamaica there are also hurricanes.
ngambuNG51other side of a river, lake or oceanLuhizo kaita isi za ngambu.Luhizo went to countries on the other side [of the ocean].Ngambu china honde ya miyembe na michungwa.On the other side [of the river], we have a farm of mango trees and orange trees.Nachifunge makambala ngambu kwa ngambu chidalisize wantru.We'll tie ropes from one side to the other side to use to cross people over [the river].The initial n is voiceless.In context, usually on the other side of what does not have to be mentioned.2abroadMarkebu zikwita ngambu zadyinkha ho ukanga wa Somaliya.Ships going abroad pass through the Somali seas.
ngamiraNG51camel(s)Mali yenyu ni vihi? -- Ngamira kumi.Your brideprice is how much? -- Ten camels.Ngamira idya ina nundu mbiri.That camel has two humps.Ngamira ziya zina nundu imwenga.Those camels have one hump.Ngamira ifugwa.The camel was tamed.Nafuga ngamira.I'm raising camels.Ngamira idya ni chevu.That camel is lazy.moro wa ngamiraherd of camelsmchira wa ngamira / michira ya ngamiratail of a camel / tails of camelsmere ya ngamiracamel milkThe initial n is voiceless.2camel meatFire ino imamuirwa ngamira.This funeral has been hosted with camel meat.
nganoNG51folktale(s)Wau kakahata baba akalonga ngano.Grandma hates grandpa when he's narrating folktales.Ngano zazimizika.Folktales are forgettable.The initial n is voiceless.See: lugano.2fairytale(s)Mame kanigambira ngano.Mom told me a fairytale.
ngataNG5headpadWavere wose wana ngata mwe mitwi yao.All women have headpads on their heads [when carrying heavy loads].Sono wedyereke mzigo bila ngata!Don't put a burden on your head without a headpad!This is a cloth rolled in concentric circles, used on the head when carrying heavy loads.The initial n is voiceless.
ngawoNG51shield(s)Na wamizi wao wegala viziha vao: mapanga, sime, machokolo na ngawo. (Arbow: 9)And their security guards carried their weapons: machetes, large knives, spears and shields.Chose chigala mphanga na ngawo.We all are carrying swords and shields.The initial n is voiceless.2support(s)Ukuta uno bila ngawo wadaha ukagwa.This wall without a support can fall down.
ngaziNG51ladder(s)Sikwera na ngazi.I climbed with a ladder.Chaunga ngazi ntrali ya kudyerekera shamento kulanga kwe nyumba.We need a long ladder to put cement on top of the house.The initial n is voiceless2step(s)Mbuli za maendeleyo zadyamanywa ngazi kwa ngazi.Progressive things are done step by step.Ni lazima utumikire ngazi kwa ngazi kwa kusuluhisha hisabu ino.It's necessary that you go step by step in solving this math problem.3stair(s)Ukengira ho mnango we nyumba ye idi bunge mpaka ukwere ngazi.When you enter the doorway of the statehouse, you must climb stairs.4ramp(s)Makina ya kulimira idyerekwa mwe di taraki na ngazi.The tilling machine is loaded on the truck with ramps.Ngazi ino chaikwezeza mbuzi na ngoto mwe di lori.This ramp, we used it to load goats and sheep on the semi.5promotionSipata ngazi.I got a promotion.Chose chipata ngazi.We all got a promotion.Mlongozi wangu wa kwe kazi kanihujeyesa nise kupata ngazi.My supervisor at work has hindered me that I don't get a promotion.
ngazi ya kupakiiraNG5loading ramp(s)Rimori ino yapakirika viya kwa sababu ina ngazi ya kupakiira.This trailer is loadable with stuff because it has a loading ramp.
ngazingaziNG51stagesWadyula wakula chi ngazingazi.Baby frogs grow in stages.The initial n is voiceless.2stepsMashirika yano yalekana ngazingazi.These companies differ from each other in steps (= in different ways).Mnima uno una ngazingazi.This mountain has steps.
ngoberaNG5cap(s, of body)Wana sayensi wadondola ngobera ya mtwi na vidi dya mwanadamu.Scientists have found a skullcap and a kneecap of a human being.Ngobera ye di vindi yetangwa ngwidyi.The kneecap is called patella.The initial n is voiceless.
ngobera ya mtwiNG5skullcap(s)Chimlava ngobera yo mtwi kwa sabu champima u ubongo.We have taken out his skullcap because we are examining his brain.The initial n is voiceless.
ngobera ya vindi (ngobera za mavindi)NG51kneecap(s)Ngobera ya vindi dyangu ivunika.My kneecap got broken.Kila wanadamu ana ngobera ya vindi.Every human being has a kneecap.Kalumira ngobera ya di vindi; akavina mpira.He hurt his kneecap while playing ball.The initial n is voiceless.2patella(s)Ngobera za mavindi yake zivunika.The patellas of his knees got broken.