talali1NG5vaccination(s)Wanitunga talali.They vaccinated me (with vaccination).Wagamba talali zarheba kusambazia kwa korona.They say vaccinations prevent the spreading out of corona viru.See: kutunga talali.
talali2NG51seedlingsNatalala talali zangu.I'm transplanting my seedlings.Miye na wanafunzi chitalalanya i talali yose.Me and students have transplanted all the seedlings together.See: kutalala.2start(s)Talali zangu zihotera mwa mapipa.My starts have grown in cans.Talali za mabiringanga zitalaliswa mwe honde kwa siku dimwenga.The eggplant starts have been transplanted a lot on the farm in one day.3transplant(s)Talali si yedi zaidi male inakulisa.It's not good at all when a transplant grows too much.
Talatha< ArbNG5Tuesday(s)Kila Talatha naita kwe chizalazala kwa kudula manyasi.Each Tuesday I go to the dump to throw out garbageSharifayi asada wahomlesi kila Talatha.Sharify gives charity to the homeless every Tuesday.Th here represents a voiced interdental fricative [đ].
taliNG5adviceWagambirwa tali yedi lakini walemera.They were told good advice but they disagreed.
tali (chitali, hatali, matali, mitali, mtali, ntrali, utali, watali)Adj1tallMiye ni mtali. NG1I am tall.Wantru watali wana viduva.Tall people are [often] hunched over.Gereza dya dauntauni ni tali. NG3The skyscraper downtown is tall.Magereza ya dauntauni ni matali.The skyscrapers downtown are tall.Sitogola trwiga ino i ntrali. NG5I like this tall giraffe.2longNyumba ziya migamba yake ni mitali. NG2Those houses' ridgepoles are long.Kutogola unyolo uno mtali?Do you like this long necklace.?Gari dino ni tali. NG3This car is long.Tusba dyangu ni tali.My rosary is long.Chirowo changu ni chitali. NG4My fishing pole is long.Ni chipindi chitali.It's a long program.Sira ino i ntrali. NG5This road is long.Galamu ino ni ntrali kuliko ino.This pen is longer than this one.Hongoli iyo nitunguira a mayembe ni ntrali.The fruit picking stick that I knocked down the mangoes with is long.Uzi uno ni mtali. NG6This string is long.Nyuzi zino ni ntrali. / Nyuzi zino ntali.These strings are long.Kanyau kano kana wakombe watali. NG7This kitty has long little claws.See: mphula ntrali.3distantNampa ni hatali.Nampa is distant.
TaliyaniNG11Italian(s)Taliyani hakudaha kuishi hano bila kodi.Italians couldn't live here without [paying] rent.See: Mtaliyani, Chitaliyani.2ItalySomaliya nani kolonya yaTaliyani.Somaliya was a colony of Italy.
tamaNG51desire(s)Miye nna tama ya mwana chiche.I have desire for a girl.Miye nna tama ya kusola mvere.I have a desire to marry a woman.Miye nna tama ya kugula ndege.I have a desire to purchase an airplane.2hope(s)Nna tama ya kusoma koleji miyaka mishano.I have a hope of studying five years in college.Nna tama ya kugaluka raisi.I have a hope to be president.
tambalankhanyaNG3purlin(s)Tambalankhanya ino iwola.This purlin has rotted.Nyumba yako yaungwa kuongezwa tambalankhanya.Your house needs purlins to be added to it.Tambalankhanya zifungwa kale kulanga.The purlins have already been attached on the roof.See: mtambalankhanya.
tambi (matambi)NG31branchMwaliko kahanyula tambi dya mti wangu.Mwaliko stripped a branch off of my tree.Tambi dyihanyulwa ni Mwaliko.The branch was stripped off by Mwaliko.2limbTambi dino disazulwa.This limb has been stripped off.3boughSafiya kengira na tambi mwe bara.Sofia got onto the dance floor with a bough.
tamboi (watamboi, matamboi)1NG1assistant (driver)Miye na tamboi chegalanya lori dimwenga.Me and an assistant are driving a semi together.2NG3
tambwe (matambwe)NG3tutu skirtNaluka tambwe.I'm braiding a (grass) tutu skirt.Chumiza tambwe dyako!Straighten your tutu skirt!Traditionally these are short grass skirts used by both men and women in ritual dancing, but today they are any short skirt which flares out when one is dancing (like those of cheerleaders or classical ballet dancers).
tana (chitana, katana, matana, mitana, mtana, ntana, utana, watana)Adj1beautifulNi mtana.I'm beautiful.Wi mtana.You're beautiful.Ni mtana.She's beautiful.Chi watana.We're beautiful.Mwi watana.You're beautiful.Ni watana.They're beautiful.2gorgeousFatuma ni mtana.Fatuma is gorgeousPaki zino zina mifiyora mitana.These parks have gorgeous flowers.3prettyChitabu cha Mnungu ni chitana.The butterfly is pretty.Mida ya zuwa makuza matana yalagala hasi he miti.In autumn pretty leaves fall under the trees.4cuteNi katana.It's cute.5hansomeKoho ino ina wana chirume watana.This band has hansome boys.6nice lookingMti uno ni mtana. = NG2This tree is nice looking.Miti ino ni mitana.These trees are nice looking.Gari diya ni tana. / Gari diya ntana. = NG3That car is nice looking.Magari yadya ni matana.Those cars are nice looking.Makompyuta yano ni matana.These computers are nice looking.Chinatu chino ni chitana. = NG4This shoe is nice looking.Vinatu vino ni vitana.These shoes are nice looking.Simu ino ni tana. / Simu ino ntana. = NG5This phone is nice looking.Simu zino ni tana. / Simu zino ntana.These phones are nice looking.Nyumba ino ni tana. / Nyumba ino ntana.This house is nice looking.Nyumba zino ni tana. / Nyumba zino ntana.These houses are nice looking.Uzi uno ni mtana. / Uzi uno ntana. = NG6This string is nice looking.Nyuzi zino ni tana. / Nyuzi zino ntana.These strings are nice looking.Kabuga kadya ni katana. = NG7That rabbit is nice looking.Wabuga wadya ni watana.Those rabbits are nice looking.Kutanga kuno ni kutana. = NG9This farm is nice looking.
tana (matana)NG3hair pickSitana na tana.I combed [my hair] with a hair pick.Sitanira tana.I combed [my hair] with a hair pick.Firi zitogire zatanwa na tana.Kinky hair is combed with a hair pick.See: kutana.
tandatu (hatandatu, mtandatu)No1sixmosi kaidi katatu kanne shano tandatu fungate...one two three four five six seven...Sidaha kuhisaba mpaka mtandatu.I know how to count up to six.wantru mtandatu NG1six peoplemiti mtandatu NG2six treesmadole mtandatu NG3six fingersvintru mtandatu NG4six thingsnyumba mtandatu NG5six housesnyuzi mtandatu NG6six stringswabuga mtandatu NG7six rabbitskusoma tandatu NG8six readingshantu hatandatu NG9six placesTandatu is used in counting, ordinals and with NG8 nouns; hatandatu is used with NG9 nouns; mtandatu is used otherwise in modifying nouns in other genders.2sixthmtru wa tandatusixth personmwana wa tandatusixth childMwezi wa Tandatusixth month = Junemara ya tandatusixth time
tanga (matanga)NG31melonTanga ni tunda dina hafiya.Melon is a fruit that has nutrition.2canteloupe Tanga dina mwire dinaiva vedi.Canteloupe is sweet when it ripens well.3cucumberVichumbari vina manyanya, vitungulu, mabharbharoni, ndimu na tanga.Salads have tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, lemon and cucumber.
tangazo (matangazo)NG31declarationTangazo da dyero dyagmaba mwezi ukulawa ni hondo.Today's declaration says that next month will break out in war.See: kutangaza.2announcementMwaliko e tiyari kudyamanya tangazo dya mkutano wa luvi.Mwaliko is ready to make an announcement about a meeting tomorrow.3proclamation"Eisenhower" kasaini tangazo dya kongeza Alaska mo umwenga.Eisenhower signed a proclamation for adding Alaska to the union.4notificationUna tangazo gani kwa wantru?What notification do you have for the people?
tangu (matangu)2NG31customTangu dya Mzigula ni tangu dikumtogoleza mwanadamu.A Kizigua custom is a custom that makes another human like them.This singular noun may be used in a plural sense when speaking generically.2traditionAho kale Wazigula uko Tanzaniya nawana tangu. (Arbow:7)There before in Tanzania the Kiziguas had a tradition.Chando che di buku dino ni wasomi we di lika dye Chizigula mawanye ulosi na tangu dye Chigula. (Arbow: 5)The purpose of this book is so readers of the younger generation of Kiziguans may understand the Kizigua language and traditions.Kulimbula mara umwenga mo mwaka ni tangu dye Wazigula.To celebrate the harvest once a year is the Kiziguan tradition.
tangu (ivo)Conj1sinceTangu ivo chizire Marikani mabwinda hayavinigwe.Since we came to America twerking dances haven't been performed.Tangu duniya iumbigwe kulawira mafirouna mengi.Since the world was created, there have come many pharaohs.Tangu wakoshane miyaka kumi idyinkhire, walamsana dyero.Since they fought ten years ago, they are [just now] shaking each other's hands today.Ni miyaka mitatu tangu mikingiro yangu ingire bhuko.It's been three years since my tires got punctured.This is a subordinating conjunction; it governs subjunctive -e on the verb.2becauseSigaluka mnyonje tangu nikukoshize weye.I got sick because I missed you.
tangulu (matangulu)NG3basket (large, and possibly ugly)Nasuma tangulu dimwenga kila siku.I weave one large basket every day.See: ntrangulu.
tani< EngNG5ton(s)Gulo chihulula tani mfungate ya mayembe.Yesterday we made seven tons of mangoes cascade down.Wanisagira tani alfu mbiri za ungangano hou warsha wao.They have ground up two thousand tons of wheat flour for me in their mill.Chitumiza kuundirwa tani alfu ya vyuma.We ordered a thousand tons of metal to be assembled.
tanki (matanki)< ItNG3tankSikwera mwe di tanki mara mbiri; mara ya mwisho nikasera, silagala.I climbed up to the tank two times; last time I was coming down, I fell.Tanki dino dina chudyiyo kwa ivo mazi yake ni masafi.This tank has a filter so its water is clean.
Tanzaniya1NG9TanzaniaSita Tanzaniya, lakini sibuire Darsalumu.I went to Tanzania, but I didn't reach Dar es Saalam.Misimo ya kale yahonyesa kwamba Tanzaniya ni mame ywa Africa na ywa ulimwengu, na msimo wa binadamu. (Arbow: 5)Data from the past show that Tanzania is the mother of Africa and the world, and the origin of human beings.See: Mtanzaniya.2NG5
tapata (matapata)NG3ragged matHana umaskini wa kugonera tapata.He doesn't have enough poverty for sleeping on a ragged mat.
taraki (mataraki)< EngNG3truckJon kanambiza kudyereka nguwo mwe di taraki.Jon helped me load clothes into the truck.Chituma nguwo mwe di taraki.We sent clothes in the truck.Chisereza nguwo mwe di taraki.We unloaded clothes from the truckGiriki dino nenuira taraki dyangu kulanga.This hydraulic jack I'm using to raise my truck up.Taratki dyangu dina mitoho mitate.My truck has three axles.See: mwigala(dyi) taraki.
tarawei< Arb tarawihNG51meal(s) before fasting during RamadanNechiro sidire tarawei kwa sabu wasetuladayi hawezire kwangu.Last night I didn't eat a meal before fasting because the awakeners didn't come to my place.2nightly prayers during RamadanSomi ino yose sidukire tarawei male.All this Ramadan I haven't prayed nightly prayers at all.