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NdonganiNPropNdonganiNakasole yudya u mvere Ndongani.He married that one, the woman from Ndongani.This is a town in Somalia.
ndoniNG51boat(s)Sigala ndoni.I sailed a boat.Sididimiza i ndoni.I sank the boatSiona ndoni kumi na shano he i chikoni.I saw fifteen boats in the port.Kwiza ndoni mbiri he foroza.There came two boats into the port.Miye na mbuyangu chikupanya mazi mwe ndoni.Me and my friend bailed water out of the boat together.mgaladyi ndoni / wagaladyi ndoniboatsman / boatsmenkutira mazi kwese kwe ndonito pour water out of a boatThe initial n is voiceless.See: nguwo ya ndoni, mdyamanya ndoni.2ship(s)Ndoni ino ikwezeswa maabiriya wengi.This ship has been loaded with a lot of passengers.3canoe(s)Ndoni ibiduka.The canoe capsized.Waboni watogola ndoni zaidi.Boni tribesmen like canoes a lot.4skiff(s)Wantru wavushwa na ndoni ho u mto.People have been crossed over the river with a skiff.Ndoni yangu tako dyake ni batabata.My skiff's bottom is flat.
ndotoNG5dream(s)Sitimiza ndoto zangu za kubinda i skulu.I've fulfilled my dreams of finishing school.Sono uveswe ni mtru yoyose mwe zi ndoto zako!Don't be bent down by anyone in your dreams!Sikahata kulota ndoto ihiye.I hate to dream a bad dream.The initial n is voiceless.See: kulota.
ndowaNG51marriage(s)Nna ndowa na mvere yuno.I have a marriage with this woman.Mvere yuno nna ndowa naye.This woman, I have a marriage with her.Ndowa ya miye na mvere yudya inilumiza.The marriage of me and that woman has harmed me.The initial n is voiceless.2matrimonyIkalani kwa mani; sono msezigire ndowa yenyu!Live in peace; don't play with your matrimony!
nduAdvIntns1completelyNiyo zasira ndu.And then it (food) was completely gone.Kapinda ndu.She's finished completely.The initial n is voiceless.2totallyChaba ino isira ndu!This pot is totally empty!
ndugu (wandugu)NG11relativeNdugu yangu kagonezwa.My relative was admitted [to the hospital].Yuno ni ndugu yangu.This is my relative.Kila mndugu aungigwa ammanye nduguye.Every relative is supposed to take care of his/her relative.Ndugu yangu nanimgalukire mzamini miye.My relative, I'm the one who'll be a sponsor for him.The initial n is voiceless. See alternate pronunciation: mndugu.See: undugu.2kinsmanNdugu yangu kaita Austreliya.My kinsman went to Austrailia.Idire mwao, ilemera ngoda. Usimo > Ndugu anakubalanga, houdahe kumlumiza.Whatever ate in their place, refuse caning. Proverb > If a relative wrongs you, you cannot harm him/her back.3siblingMwanangu kaliswa hande ni nduguye.My baby has been fed a meal by her sibling.Ndugu yangu, unafa nawite jana.My sibling, when you die you will go to paradise.4brotherMwe kesi sihanganya famili ya ndugu yangu.In the case, I joined with the family of my brother.Miye na ndugu yangu chisulanya.Me and my brother have farted together.Nisaidiya ndugu yangu!Help me my brothers!5sisterNdugu yangu yudya ni mta mgomo.That sister of mine is a protester.Wau naana ndugu ywake akwitangwa Mamboni.Grandma had a sister named Mamboni.
nduhu (tuhu, zinduhu)Adj1anotherZuzi chisamira hafa nduhu.The day before yesterday we moved to another neighborhood.Chisama nyumba nduhu.We moved to another house.Mwaliko kadyiswa gredi nduhu.Mwaliko was passed on to another grade.Wafungwa wose wasamizwa kaya nduhu.All the prisoners were moved to another city.sira nduhuanother roadThe initial n is voiceless.Nduhu is an irregular form used with nouns of NG5; see: tuhu.2otherBada ye hondo ya Somaliya, vingiro va mwe zi isi i zinduhu ziwagalukira rahisi Wasomali.After the war in Somalia, ways into other countries became easy for Somalis.
ndwadwa ~ ndadwaNG5whole grain corn (cooked), whole corn grainsWakadyika wengira kudya izi ndwadwa ziya wegale. (Arbow)When they're done, they start to eat the whole corn grains that they've carried.The initial n is voiceless.
ne (< na + i)1Conjand the2Prepwith the3Prepas theChilonge ni sawa ne i chetu kuno Somaliya. (Arbow)[Their] speech is the same as ours in Somalia.4Prepnear the5Prepin the
ne chiroAdvlast nightNe chiro siva mtru akugula.Last night I heard someone moaning with pain.Mbeho izuka ne chiro.The wind blew last night.Ne chiro kuzuka mbeho.Last night it was blowing.Ne chiro sigonire male.Last night I didn't sleep at all.Sigona ne chiro.I slept last night.Ne chiro silota kuhusu mwana chiche.Last night I dreamed about a girl.Sihanyahanya malahi ne chiro.I chopped fish into little pieces last night.
NehondoNPropNehondoNehondo kerekwa mwe hondo ya Somaliya.Nehondo was born during the war in Somalia.Sichudyiirwa bhasta yangu ni Nehondo.My pasta was drained for me by Nehondo.woman's name
nema ~ neema1NG5graceMwaka uno kulawa virigwa vingi kwa ivo ni nema ya Mwenye zi Mungu.This year there grew a lot of crops, thus, by the grace of God.Wachishegera nema yedi.They are foretelling us good grace.2NPropNemaNema na Mchegumbo wokanya a mandazi.Nema and Mchegumbo fry the mandazis together.Nema kalemera konkhezesa wana.Nema refused to breastfeed babies a lot.See: Naima.woman's name
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
NemphombeNPropNempombeMiye na Nemphombe chigonanya.Me and Nempombe slept together.female 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.
nere (manere)NG3fruit (kind of)Nadya nere.I'm eating 'nere'.See: mnere.
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
NevumbaNPropNevumbaNevumba kachopola usazi kwasabu ya kuvumbisa.Nevumba destroyed the bed because of moving around a lot.
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