pawa< EngNG5power(s)Una pawa ya kudyamanya chochose ukunga.You have the power to do anything you want.Isi zino izi mbiri zapimana pawa.These two countries are testing each other's power.See: langa dya pawa, malanga ya pawa.
paziya (mapaziya)NG31curtainPaziya dino dina mchoro wedi.This curtain has a nice drawing [on it].Dirisha dyako dikaure paziya!Your window, find a curtain for it!This is a curtain used at the entrance way and on windows, and also for separating the private part of the house from the more open entrance. It can also mean any separating curtain as in a hospital room.2drapeNna mabumba maidi ya uzi nakomerezeza kusuma paziya dino.I have two rolls of yarn that I'm using to finish sewing this drape.
peho (mapeho)NG31wind (strong)Kwazuka peho.A strong wind is blowingNechiro kuzuka pehoLast night a strong wind blew.Peho dyamatiza fula.Strong wind intensifies the rain.See: mbeho, mpheho.2windstormPeho dino dizukire dyero dihulula a makuza yose ya mo mti.This windstorm that blew today made all the leaves from the tree cascade down.Nakuna peho na chiro.There was a windstorm last night.3breeze (cold)4polio (really bad)Nna peho.I have really bad polio.Tate nana unyonje wa peho.Father had the disease of polio really bad.Ana peho.He/she has really bad polio.5apparition (big and ugly)6evil spirit (big and ugly)Miye nna peho.I have an big ugly evil spirit.Ana peho.He/she has a big ugly evil spirit.
pehopehoAdjwindyHewa wa dyero zi vihi? -- Ni pehopeho.How is the weather today? -- It's windy.
peji< EngNG5page(s)Mwe di siku nasoma peji mirongo mishano za buku dino.In a day I'm reading fifty pages of this book.
pengene (mapengene)NG31groin (minus genitals)Pengene dyangu dyaluma.My groin hurts.2thigh (of chicken or bird leg)Naunga pengene.I want a thigh.
penzi (mapenzi)NG3loveNna penzi dyake.I have love for her.Mbuyangu aunga kudyamanya penzi na weye.My friend wants to build love with you.This noun is almost always used in the plural. See: kupenda.
pepaInterjamen (traditional)Zamani wazehe wetu nawakatumiya pepa kwa kugamba amin.Long ago our elders used "pepa" to say amen.This is the traditional saying after a traditional supplication or prayer, equivalent to the Muslim or Christian amen.
pesi (mapesi, mpesi, upesi, wapesi)Adj1quickJan ni mpesi. NG1Jon is quick.Mwaliko na Dhadhiri ni wapesi.Mwaliko and Dadiri are quick.Dege dino ni pesi. NG3This bird is quick.Madege yano ni mapesi.These birds are quick.Nyoko ino ni pesi. NG5This snake is quick.Simba zino ni pesi.These lions are quick.Wadege wano ni wapesi. NG7These little birds are quick.See: upesi.2speedy
peto (mapeto)NG3sack (made of reeds)Peto ni dyuniya isumigwe na makumbi; zamani nadikadyerwa ntrende."Peto" is a (gunny) sack that is made from reeds; before dates were put in them.Sinya u mnomo kama peto!Look at the lip like a reed sack!Ninyamaziza mnomo wako kama peto!Shut your mouth up for me, lip like a reed sack!These bags were usually for carrying dates.This term is used to make fun of droppy lower lips.
picha< EngNG51picture(s)Picha ino haikuonekana vedi (male).This picture doesn't look good (at all).Sichora picha.I drew a picture.Sibandikiza picha yangu mo ubao.I posted my picture on the board.Wapirinti(ya) picha zangu.They printed my pictures.Sidyereka picha yangu mo ukuta.I've put my picture up on the wall.See: kutowa picha.2photo(s)Picha ntratu zibandikizwa mo u bao.Three photos were attached to the board.Sibandikiza picha ntratu mwe nyumba yangu.I attached three photos in my house.3camera(s)Picha ino haifunganishika kwe di kompyuta.This camera is not connectable to the computer.Sigula picha mbiri; imwenga yazinga videyo, imwenga haina videyo.I bought two cameras; one records video, one doesn't.
pindoNG51hem(s)Pindo dya jénisi ni nene.The hem of jeans is wide.See: mpindo, kupinda.2seam(s)Mifuko ya jénisi ina pindo nyingi.Jean pockets have a lot of seams.
pindu (mapindu)NG3flipMapindu, chiwapinula, pindu, chiwapindula. (Arbow)flips, we flipped them over, flip, we flipped them over.
pini< EngNG51pin(s)Waunga udidyereke vihi dhaha idyo bila pini?How can you put up that curtain without pins?2clothes pin(s)Una pini za kwanikira nguwo?Do you have clothes pins for drying out clothes?3safety pin(s)Nkhazu yake kama haina chifingo, ifunge na pini!If her shirt doesn't have a button, fasten it with a safety pin!4thumb tack(s)Niletera pini za kubandikiziza picha zino!Bring me thumb tacks to put these pictures up!
pini ya motoNG5firing pin(s)Mtoho we i bundiki watowa i pini yo moto, akadyika yatowa kunyuma kwe di bobo dye risasi bada ye risasi yafosa ka nguvu.The hammer of the gun strikes the firing pin, and then it strikes the rear of the bullet casing, after which, the bullet comes out with force.
pinsa< ItNG51pliersNaunga pinsa nikazize fero ino.I need pliers to tighten this wire.Pinsa ino nachumiziza gari dyangu.These pliers I'm using to fix my car.2pincersPinsa zadumuirwa feroPincers are used to cut wire.
pipa (mapipa)NG31tinPipa idyo sono dikusenge!That tin don't let it cut you!2can (tin)Sisengwa ni pipa mwe di dole.I got cut on the finger by a tin can.Pipa dino nadimema dyifi.This tin can was full of fat.
pira (mapira)NG31rubberChibonkho chingo dyake ditoga kama pira.A hippo's skin is hard as rubber.Mpira uno ni pira.This ball is rubber.Tubho dino ni pira.This hose is rubber.2plasticDino ni pira.This is plastic.3ball (big)Nasowera mazowezi pira dino.I'm excercising with this big ball.4globe (map)Mwe hafisi yangu nna pira dye duniya.In my office I have a globe of the world.See: mpira.
pirinta (mapirinta)< EngNG3printerPirinta dyangu na i dyako yafunganishanywa.My printer and yours have been connected together.Pirinta dino dipirintiirwa faili nyindi.This printer was used to print many files.
pistola< ItNG5pistol(s)Sisomola pistola yangu.I unholstered my pistol.Pistola zenyu zifiseni, sono mkuhonyesa wantru!Hide your pistols, don't show [them] to people!See: bastora.
piyaAdv1alsoMiye piya sitogola.I also like it.Katika wasafiri wadya wasoligwe mwanangu piya ni msolwa.Regarding those travellers who were kidnapped, my child is also one of the kidnapped.Bukuro ni mti ukuleweza piya na kukoma.Jimson weed is a plant that makes you high and also kills.2tooMsani wa meza kadaha kudyamanya misazi piya.A craftsman of tables knows how to make beds too.Warsha wetu wadyamanya vyuma va mikowa piya.Our factory makes belt buckles too.Sono ukafikiri za dyero to, fikiri za luvi piya!Don't just think of today, think of tomorrow too!
piza (mapiza)NG3pizzaSiwanpangira piza.I distributed pizza to them.Dyero sidya piza bamphamu.Today I ate a thick pizza.
poda< EngNG5powderUnamhangusa mwana uyo, mhake poda!When you wipe that baby, apply powder to him!