Chizigula - English


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navo (< na + ivo)PPalsoViti navo vivunika.The chairs also broke.
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.
nawo (< ni awo)VRelClare the ones whoMwaliko na Jon nawo wetire Italiya.Mwaliko and Jon are the ones who go to Italy.
naye (< na + yeye)1PPhe also(Yeye) naye kakutogola weye.He also likes you.Jan naye kaita.Jon also went.Naye kasomera masomo ya sayensi.He also has studied the discipline of science.2PPshe alsoNaye kasoma mabuku mashano wiki uno.And she also has read five books this week.Nkhombola naye kasomera masomo ya udektari.Kombola also has studied the discipline of medicine.3Conjand him/her4PPhim tooNaye wamtowa.They beat him too.5PPher tooNaye wamshuma.They kissed her too.
nayo (< na + ayo)PP1alsoMwana aira; simu nayo yaira.The baby is crying, and also the phone is crying.Nyumba nayo itumuka.The house also collapsed.Mabuku nayo yakatuka.The books also fell apart.2tooMagari nayo nageze luvi.The cars will come tomorrow too.Magari nayo nayeze luvi.The cars will come tomorrow too.
nayo (< ni ayo)VRelClis/are that whichNtrembo mbiri zikukoshana, a manyasi nayo yakusagika.When two elephants fight each other, the grass is what gets ground up. Proverb
naziNG5coconut(s)Natungula nazi.I'm knocking coconuts down (from the tree).Sibantrula nazi.I split a coconut.Nibantruira nazi yangu!Split my coconut for me!Naunga haluwa nazi.I want some coconut halva.Nakuna nazi na mbuzi.I'm shredding coconut with a coconut shredder.mkungu wa nazi / mikungu ya nazibunch of coconuts / bunches of coconutsSee: mnazi.
nazo (< na + izo)Adv1alsoMbuli zake nazo ivo nalonge, tongerani. (Arbow: 9)Also her words that she says, follow them.Nyumba nazo zitumuka.The houses also collapsed.2too
nchachaNG51swamp(s)Sakudyera chizizi changu kwe nchacha.I went and put my fish trap in the swamp.Nawakavuwa munju, ndomali na matunda matuhu mwe zi nchacha. (Arbow: 11)They were extracting lotus seeds, lilies and other fruits in the swamp.The initial n is voiceless.2valley (wild, with water in it)Wabwira nchacha ina nyasi. (Arbow: 9)They came to a valley that had grass.
nchanjaNG51barrel lid(s)Bharmile dino nachdipatire nchanja mbiri.From this barrel, we can get two lids.Barrel lids were often pounded making a large indentation in the center so they could be used for basins.See alternate pronunciation: shanja.2drum lid(s)
nchereNG51copse(s)Wantru wadyinkha mwe nchere nti hawanati kubula ko mto.People pass through the copse before they reach the river.2grove(s)Nchere za mhandahanda mwa mabwawa na mo mto zichiza zaidi.Groves on the side of lakes and rivers are really dark [with foliage].
ncheregereNG5shrill trillWengira na ncheregere; wahokerwa na ncheregere. (Arbow)They enter with a shrill trill; they are received with a shrill trill.This pronunciation is used by Arbow. See: sheregere.This is a sound of exclamation used by women.
nchiNG5inch(es)Galamu zino sizipima, na zapimika nchi nne.These pens I've measured them, and they measure four inches.Unene wa sahara dino ni nchi mbiriThe thickness of this board is two inches.
nchingoNG51skin(s)Washambara nawakawatagira aWarabu nchingo za suwi. (Arbow)The Shambalas were selling the Arabs leopard skins.The initial n is voiceless. See: shingo.2hide(s)Zino ni nchingo za suwi na ntrembo.These are hides of leopards and elephants.Zamani wakati nahakuna micheka, wantru nawakagonera nchingo.Before when there weren't mats, people used hides to sleep on.3leatherNi nchingo gani iyo?What kind of leather is that?
nchiriNG5gate(s) (of walled in town, community, neighborhood)Mainuna aishi hafa ina nchiri kwasabu ina nyumba za chi fahari.Mainuna lives in a neighborhood that has a gate because it has luxurious homes.
nchiruNG5thirstNna nchiru.I have thirst. = I'm thirsty.Matigiti yarheba nchiru.Watermelons quench thirst.Chitumiya matigiti kwa kurheba nchiru zetu.We used watermelons to quench our thirst.Bhaskuti zina mwire lakini za(ku)dyera nchiru una(zi)dya.Cookies are sweet but they give you thirst when you eat them.The initial n is voiceless.
nchumiNG5forehead(s)Nchumi yangu yaluma.My forehead hurts.Nchumi zetu zaluma.Our foreheads hurt.Nishuma mwe nchumi!Kiss me on the forehead!Nchumi yake yameremeta.Her forehead shines.The initial n is voiceless.See: mchumi.
NchumulwaNPropNchumulwaNchumulwa, leka kughomara kama mvere!Nchumulwa, stop beating around the bush like a woman!The initial n is voiceless.
nda NG51stomach(s)Nda yangu yaluma.My stomach aches.Nda zetu zaluma.Our stomachs ache.Matumbo ye mndani mwe nda yako.Guts are in there in your stomach.Nda yangu iluma gulo.My stomach hurt yesterday.Nekaluma gulo.My stomach was aching yesterday.Dyero nna sala, nda yangu ituhuka.Today I'm hungry; my stomach has shrunk [from not eating].The initial n is voiced and often syllabic. After the augment i it becomes nnSee: zinda, mzinda.2gutsNda yangu yahuluka.My guts are spewing out. (= I have splashing diarrhea.)3belly (-ies)Nda yangu ituhuka.My belly has gone down (after eating too much).Nna nda.I have a belly.Ana nda.He/she has a belly.Katatulwa i nnda matumbo yose yalawa kweise.He was torn in the belly so all his bowels came out.4wombMndani mwe nda, mwana atumiya ukuvu kwa kupata hande.In the womb, a baby uses the umbilical cord to receive food.Ekonyata kama mwana emwe nda ya mamnyake.He's curling himself up like a baby in its mom's womb.5pregnancy (-ies)Ni na nda.I'm pregnant. (lit.: I am with pregnancy.)Mkazangu e na nda.My wife is pregnant. (lit.: My wife is with pregnancy.)Wakazangu we na nda.My wives are pregnant. (lit.: My wives are with pregnancies.)Nda yako ihakikishwa ni dektari.Your pregnancy has been confirmed by the doctor.See: kugaluka na nda; kubalanga nda, kudyera nda.
nda kulumaNG5stomach acheMazi ya dafu yasaidiya nda kuluma.Juice from not quite ripe coconut helps a stomach ache.Mafuli yadyera nda kuluma unayadiya ivo.Coconut shreads cause a stomach ache when you eat it plane.Gulo nanna nda kuluma lakini sihonera manyasi ya ghethindi.Yesterday I had a stomach ache but I got well with neem leaves.
ndadwa ~ ndwadwaNG5whole grain corn (cooked), whole corn grainsNdadwa ni mtama upikigwe bila nkhunde.Whole grain corn is corn that is cooked without beans.Ndadwa ni mphule za mtama hazidyerigwe nkhunde.Whole grain corn is not cooked with beans.Ndadwa zaunga kulabunyiswa.Whole grain corn needs to be chewed a lot.The initial n is voiceless.
ndagaNG51message(s)A watuhu wenkigwe i ndaga weza wadyeche. (Arbow: 9)The others that were given the message came [but] few.The initial n is voiceless.2notice(s)Awenkha ndaga zuwa dya kwinukira ni Dyuma. (Arbow: 9)He gave them notice that the day of departure would be Friday.3goodbye(s)Nachinkhane ndaga.Let's give goodbyes.
ndamaNG51calfMwana ngombe akonka etangwa ndama.A baby cow when it begins is called a calf.The initial n is voiceless.2calvesNgombe yangu yereka ndama mbiri mo u mwaka umwenga.My cow gave birth to two calves in one year.