Chizigula - English


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sito (masito)NG31plugPonkho dino dye kwaranta kadiguire sito!This electric outlet, go buy a plug for it!2corkSomola sito dino!Pull out this cork!Sito dino dyo mkomba uno we mphombe dyasituka.This cork of this bottle of wine is uncorkable.
sivo1Intrrgright?Mdaha kudidyamanya tundu dya kabuga, sivo?You know how to build a rabbit hutch, right?Sikugamba, "Kamwitange atiyo yako!", sivo?I told you, "Go call your uncle!", right?sivo < si + ivoThis is a tag question.2Negit's not like thatIvo ukolonga, sivo male.The way you said it, it's not like that at all.
sivoivoNeglike something else (lit.: not like that)Wasenga wafa sivoivo!The Somalis died like something else!Nguluwe yereka sivoivo.A sow gives birth like something else.Kamtogola mgosiwe sivoivo!She loves her husband like something else!This term is normally used in exclamatory exaggeration.
siyasaNG51wisdomAna siyasa.He/she has wisdom.2intelligenceRaisi ywetu ana siyasa; wantru wose wamtogola.Our president has intelligence; all the people like him.Una siyasa ya kulombezeza msada kwa sirikali?Do you have the intelligence to ask for aid from the government?See: chi siyasa.3politicsNaita koleji; nasomera siyasa.I'm going to college; I'm studying politics.Kabila yetu isindikiswa mwe siyasa ye ishi.Our tribe was pushed out of the politics of the country.Ni bule kwa (upande) wa siyasa.I'm nothing with respect to politics. = I don't know anything about politics.4policy (-ies)Raisi kaombwa ni wantru wengi abedelishe siyasa yake.The president has been asked by a lot of people to change his policy.
siyo1NG5burp(s)Sidyera siyo.I burped (lit: I put a burp).Mdyamanye adyere siyo!Make him/her burp!See: kudyera siyo, mdyera siyo.
siyo21Intrrgright?Kwita siyo?You went, right?< si + iyoThis is a tag question.2Negnot be it/thatSimu ino siyo male.This phone is not it at all.< si + iyo3Negbut notKaula wantru wa kutawalika siyo suwe male.Find people to be conquered but not us at all.
skalaskalaAdvin a series (neatly)Sikukuu ya dyero ina koho nyingi zikwingira mwe bara skalaskala.Today's holiday has a lot of bands getting on the dance floor in a series.Mtende wakula skalaskala.A date palm grows in a series [of layers].Kabichi dyakula skalaskala.Cabbage grows in a series [of layers]
skarbho (maskarbho)< It scarpa1NG5shoe(s, covering the whole foot)Mida ya mbeho chavala skarbho zaidi.When it's cold, we wear shoes (covering the whole foot).Navala skarbho kila siku.I wear shoes every day.See: viratu2NG3bootSaza skarbho dyangu mwe di nyasi.I lost my boot in the bush grass.
skati< EngNG5skirt(s)Dyero sakugula skati na bila uzi.Today I went to buy a skirt and blouse.
skejoliNG5scheduleSkejoli yako i vihi?What is your schedule?Skejoli yangu iha.My schedule is bad.
skulu ~ iskulu< EngNG5school(s)Naita kwe skulu.I'm going to school.Kengele dya kwe skulu dyaira.The school bell is ringing.Kengele dyaira, ni mida ya kwe skulu.The bell is ringing; it's time for school.Kwe skulu kwanisumbula.At school bothers me.Unadyika skulu, nachikwinkhe kazi ino.When you finish school, we'll give you this job.Sibasa kwe/mwe skulu.I succeeded in school.Wazana walekerwa kwe skulu.The kids were released from school.Mwanawo kawandikwa kwe skulu?Is your child registered for school?
so (soni)Vcome!So kwangu!Come to my place!So hano! / So kuno! So mmo!Come right here! / Come here! / Come in here!So ikome.Come shut it (camera) off!So univuguire nymba yangu!Come open my house for me!So nitagire!Come sell for me!So badai!Come later!So is the suppletive imperative of kwiza 'to come'; the plural imperative is soni.The plural form is used in the singular to indicate respect.
SobokeNPropSobokeSoboke na Kaziye ni wafenyezadyi.Soboke and Kaziye are braggarts.Soboke na Seremani ni wadanganyifu wakavina karata.Soboke and Soloman are cheaters when they play cards.man's name
soda< ItNG5soda (pop(s))Soda ino mwire wake ni kama sukari.This soda's taste is like sugar.Soda yafoka.The soda bubbled up.Masito ya soda zenyu yaikeni mahali hamwenga!Your soda caps, put them in one place!
sodha (wasodha)< SomNG1brother-in-law (m. sp.)Sodha yangu ni ywedi.My brother-in-law is nice.Namsharafa mlamu.I respect [my] brother-in-law.Sodha yangu nani shehe, nakaona mbuli zikwiza.My brother-in-law was a seer; he used to see things in the future.
sodowa (sodowani)Greet1welcome (come in!)Hodi? -- Karibu (sodowa)! -- Dowa.Can I come in? -- Welcome (welcome) ! -- Thanks.Karibu and Sodowa are said by the owner of a house after someone knocks on the door and says, hodi?, and the owner wants them to come in. After hearing sodowa from the owner, the one knocking says, dowa. Sodowani is the plural form used towards more than one person and to elders, singular or plural.2byeSodowa. -- Dowa.Welcome (= Bye). -- Thanks (= Bye).At the end of a visitation, the owner or the one staying says, Sodowa, and the visitor says, Dowa.
sofuNG51file(s)Sofu ino ni yangu; nasafeza kila siku.This file is mine; I'm using it to file every day.Kaniletere sofu nisofeze ngolo zino!Bring me a file so I can sharpen these knives!See: kusofa.2sharpener(s)Galuka na sofu zaidi ya imwenga mwe nyumba!Have more than one sharpener in the house!
soka< EngNG5soccerNanikavine soka na Dhadhiri.I'm going to go play soccer with Dadiri.Kila msezigo wa soka Warabu washindiswa.In every soccer game the Arabs are beaten badly.
sokoNG51market(s)Sita kwe soko.I went to market.Soko yetu ni ya kubedelisha nguwo kwa mtama.Our market is for trading clothes for corn.Mwaka uno chipata faida nyingi kwe soko.This year we got a lot of profit in the market.Dyero kwe soko sitire na mizani male.Today I didn't go to market with scales.Nachigale i virigwa kwe soko.Let's take the crops to market.Nachite kwe soko!Let's go to the market.Buluza dina soko.Amaranth has a market. (= Amaranth sells.)Nachite kwe soko!Let's go to the market! / We'll go to the market.2economy (-ies)Kalemera unwenga na isi za Afrika na soko zawe.He refused unity with countries of Africa and their economies.3sale(s)Chafafisha mziki wako ili upate soko.We're promoting your music so it gets sales.
soko inkhulu (soko izinkhulu)NG5supermarket(s)Magaidi yapanga njama ya kubulisa soko inkhulu.The damn terrorists are planning a conspiracy to blow up a supermarket.Soko inkhulu ya Nairobi ibuliswa mwaka wa zuzi.The supermarket in Nairobi was blown up years ago.Soko izinkulu zifungwa.The supermarkets have been closed.
soko ya walimadyi (soko za walimadyi)NG5farmers' market(s)Wavigala kwe zi soko za walimadyi wavitaga na wavipatira.They take them (crops) to the farmers' market, sell them, and make money with them.
soko ya wata honde (soko za wata honde)NG5farmers' marketSoko ya wata honde yaunga kukuzwa.The farmers' market needs to be expanded.
sokoniNG5marketMkazangu katogola kusinda mwe sokoni.My wife likes spending all day in the market.
sokoni ya wana honde (sokoni za wana honde)NG5farmers' marketSokoni ya wana honde yatagirwa virigwa vi mbisi.The farmers' market is used to sell fresh crops.Muktari ataga mboga safi kama kolrabi, makoroto, mabiringanya, vitungulu na vituhu kwe sokoni ya wana honde.Muktari is selling fresh vegetables like kohlrabi, carrots, egg plants, onions and others in the farmers' market.
soloNG51cowry (-ies)Wabawa solo zangu nnasinya kuhanda.You're stealing my cowries when I look aside.Grandma katogola kuvala solo mwe singo.Grandma likes to wear cowries on the neck.2backgammonMiye na Musa chivina solo.Me and Musa played backgammon.