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Somaliya1NG5SomaliaSomaliya ni isi ya Afrika, ikala mwe luhembe wa Afrika. (Arbow: 6)Somalia is a country in Africa; it sits in the horn of Africa.Somaliya ina mito midi, Jubha na Shawele, na mikowa kumi na mnane. (Arbow: 6)Somalia has two rivers, the Jubba and Shabelle, and eighteen regions.Nigambira dibu ya Somaliya!Tell me about the horrible situation in Somalia!Somaliya haina nyamani (male).Somalia doesn't have peace (at all).Sirikali ya Somaliya ibanika.The government of Somalia has broken down.Dibu za Somaliya zanidiba.The horrible things in Somalia appall me.Naona maya kwa dibu zilagale Somaliya.I feel sad about the horrible things befalling Somalia.Serekerwa Somaliya .I was born in Somalia.Mayembe ni kawaida mwe Somaliya.Mangos are common in Somalia.Somaliya ipata amani.Somalia got independence.Somaliya iha.Somalia is bad.2NG9Bada ya miyaka mirongo mitatu yo uhuru (1990), Somaliya kwazuka nkhondo ya wenye kwa wenye. (Arbow)Thirty years after independence (in 1990), Somalia began the civil war.Somaliya kutimkanwa ni Wabantu.Somalia has been abandoned by Bantus.Somaliya kwiha.Somalia is bad. [said if I'm out of Somalia]Kuna sala Somaliya.There is famine in Somalia.
somiNG51fast(ing)Dyero nna somi.Today I have a fast.Dyero sifunga somi.Today, I'm fasting.Somi initoza lakini nasulumira.The fast has taken hold of me, but I'm withstanding it.Somi ino yasulumiza.This fast causes suffering.See: kufunga somi2RamadanBada ye somi nna sharehe ku nyumba kwangu.After Ramadan I have joy in my house.Mwinuladyi wa mo u mwezi we somi ni yuhi?Who is the awakener for the month of Ramadan?Luhizo ni mwinula wantru kila mwezi wa somi.Luhizo is an awakener of people each month of Ramadan.
somo (masomo)NG31studySomo dyangu ni chiya cha kukomboera wandugu zangu.My study is a tool for saving my people.The singular form is used only rarely; the plural is common. See: kusoma.2lessonIdyo ni somo dyako.That is your lesson.
somo (wasomo)1NG1namesakeNi somo ywako.I'm your namesake.Wi somo ywangu.You're my namesake.Mwaliko ni somo yangu.Mwaliko is my namesake.Jon ni somo ywangu.Jon is my namesake.See: usomo.2NPropSomoSomo na Shabani wahutana vedi.Somo and Shabani beat each other good.man's name
sondo (masondo)NG51bass soundGari dyangu hadina sondo male.My car doesn't have bass sound at all.Ngomo ino ina sondo.This drum has a bass sound.Sondo zino zachigutira ma a magutwi.These bass sounds are screaming at us in the ears.Ngoma zino zina sondo.These drums have a bass sound.This noun is both NG5 and NG3. See: msondo.2bass drumNna sondo.I have a base drum.Sondo dyangu ditulika .My bass drum broke.
sonfuruNG5feast after RamadanNaita Hamari mwe sonfuru.I'm going to Mogadishu at the end (of the feast) of Ramadan.
soni1NG51shy(ness)Soni zako nningi!Your shyness is too much!2bashful(ness)Soni zako nazikunyime mgosi uyo ukunga.Your bashfulness will deny you the man that you want.3nervous(ness)Mwaliko hana soni.Mwaliko doesn't have nervousness. (= He has confidence.)Kwedyilaviza, bila soni, nakukuletere maendeleo.Making oneself extroverted, without nervousness, will bring you progress.4shame(ful)Naona soni.I feel shame.Kuchoulizwa kwangu miye si soni male.Being dismissed isn't shameful to me at all.See: kudyera soni.5modestyYeye na miye chi wantru wa soni.He and I are people of modesty.6humilityRaisi yuno hana soni.This president doesn't have humility.
soni (so)2VcomeMgosi ngwa soni!Sir, please come!Mvere ngwa soni!Ma'am, please come!Soni msinye mwana dege!(You all) come see a chick!This is the suppletive plural imperative of kwiza 'to come'; the singular imperative is so.The plural form may be used with single person to indicate respect.
sonoVNeg1don'tSono umwabudu!Don't obey him!Sono umwamini!Don't trust him!Sono unihandamire!Don't lean on me!Sono wize (mahali) hangu!Don't come to my place!Sono mwize (mahali) hangu!Don't you all come to my place!Sono umume!Don't mumble!Sono unisezigire!Don't make fun of me!Sono wite kwe lami!Don't go [close] to the asphalt [road]!Mvere yudya sono usole; ni mwasigwa.That woman, don't marry her; she's a divorcee.Sono unibere kwa sababu ni mdyihi; miye ni mtru mdyima kwako.Don't denigrate me because I'm short; I'm someone older than you.Mwana uyo sono umpirisepirise kwa sababu nomlagaze!That baby on you, don't keep bouncing it up and down because you'll drop it!Sono ukakwenyuka!Don't keep walking so fast!Sono mtowe ngoma!Don't play drums!Sono mvine!Don't dance!Sono muwavinire!Don't dance for them!See alternate pronunciations: sumo, simo.Sono is the normal negative command form. See: use.2don't letBwiribwiri sono dikulume!Don't let a spider bite you!3should notWakonkhanyizadyi sono wahalawe ho u moto.The stokers should not move away from the fire.
sowenyePrnNG1ourselves, our ownChiwamba ngoma mbiri sowenye.We stretched two drumheads by ourselves.Kazi zetu nachizimamule suwe sowenye.Our jobs, we'll organize them ourselves.Nimba hachikudaha kudyamanya sowenye?Why can't we do it ourselves?See alternate pronunciation: chowenye.
sowerasong wordThe meaning of this song word is unkown.
soziNG51dream(s)Sozi i zimwenga zina maana ya chindediSome dreams have true meaning.This noun refers to thoughts for the future, not what happens during sleep.2vision(s)Nna sozi za kwita koleji.I have a vision of going to college.3goal(s)Sozi zako ni mbwani?What are your goals?
sozi (masozi)NG3tearKaathawwa bila yeye kulawa sozi.He is being tortured without him shedding a tear.
spika (maispika)< EngNG3speaker (electronic)Nachongeze spika dimwenga ho ukwikwi.We'll add one speaker in the corner.
spika wa bunge (waispika wa bunge)NG1speaker of the HouseRaisi kagomba na spika dyero.The president argued with the speaker of the House today.In context wa bunge can be left off.
spinechi (maspinechi)< EngNG3spinachSpinechi dino dikulisa.This spinach has grown a lot.
spitali< ItNG5hospital(s)Kwe i spitali wanyonje wose wengira mlolongo.At the hospital all the patients got in line.Waveverwa we zi nyuchi we mdani mwe i spitali.The ones swarmed all over with bees are in the hospital.Wazana wadya we mitani wegalanywa kwe i spitali.The kids who are twins were taken to the hospital together.Naita kwe i spitali; nna balani ya ubule.I'm going to the hospital; I have an appointment for a physical exam.Ivo nigonezwe mwe i spitali, silaulwa ni wandugu waidi.Since I was admitted to the hospital, I've been checked on by two relatives.Saladhi ni mhudumiyadyi wa kwe i spitali.Saladi is an attendant in the hospital.Kusha spitali nechiro.There was a hospital that burned down last night.
spokuwa ~ ispokuwaPrepexceptKanihinya kusoma i Gurani spokuwa tafsiri yake.He taught me to read the Qoran except not its meaning.
springi< EngNG5spring(time)Spirngi yeza.Spring is coming.The plural of this noun is not used.
stampu< EngNG5postage stamp(s)Kaniguire baruwa mbiri na stampu mbiri!Go buy me two envelopes and two postage stamps.
steji< It ??NG5station(s)Kakwere moto uhundu unabula he steji ye mimoto!Go take the red motorcycle when you get to the motorcycle station!In Africa there are motorcycle stations where one can hire a motorcyclist to drive one around.
stekiNG5pack(s)Mbuyangu kaniputira steki yangu yose.My friend smoked all of my pack [of cigarrets] for me.
stesheni< EngNG5station(s)Maaskari yamkunkhusa tate kwe stesheni.The authorities dragged dad off to the station.Radiyo stesheni yetu na i yenyu zafafishana.Our radio station and yours are promoting each other.
steti< EngNG5state(s)Kuputa bangi ni haramu mwe steti ya Aidhaho.To smoke pot is illegal in the state of Idaho.Kuputa bangi ni halali mwe steti ya Origon.To smoke pot is legal in the state of Oregon.Kuputa bangi si halali mwe steti ya Aidhaho.To smoke pot is not legal in the state of Idaho.Steti zose zina mabunge.All states have legislatures.
stikaNG5sticker(s)Dhadhiri, sono wigomole stika yako!Dadiri, don't peel off your sticker!Dhadhiri, sono uzigomole stika zino!Dadiri, don't peel off these stickers!Wana waunga kubandika i stika mwe zi nkhazu kila wanaita kwa dektari.Kids want to stick stickers to their t-shirts when they go to the doctor.