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titu (chititu, dititu, ititu, mtitu, ntritu, utitu, vititu, watitu, yetitu, zititu)Adj1blackSitogola lalahi dino dititu. NG3I like this black fish.Lalahi dino dititu siditogole.This black fish, I don't like it.Idi dege di titu.The bird is black.Kompyuta di titu.The computer is black.Gari dino di titu.This car is black.Chiratu chi titu. NG4The shoe is black.I nyumba i ntritu. NG5The house is black.Meza ino i ntritu.This table is black.Kunguru dino dina rangi ikungala na i ntritu.This crow has the colors of white and black.Wardhiya wa chiro ni vedi avale nguwo zi ntritu.It's better that a guard wears black uniforms.nkhunde zititublack beans2tintedTumiyani gari dya virole vititu ili msumswa ase kuonwa!Use a car with tinted windows so the abetted one can't be seen!
tivi (mativi)1NG3TVNasinya tivi.I'm watching TVSisinya tivi.I watched TV.Simgambira yeye akome idi tivi.I told him/her to shut off the TV.Tivi dyako dina vipindi vingahi?How many channels does your TV have?Wazana wano wabalanga tivi dyangu; haluse wazigirizana.These kids ruined my TV; now they are accusing each other falsely.2Ntelevision
tivishou<EngNG5TV show(s)Tivishou ino ina vipindi mirongo mitatu.This TV show has thirty episodes.Tivishou zino zadyera woga.These TV shows cause fear.
tiyari1AdjreadyGaluka tiyari!Be ready!Ni tiyari.I'm ready.Miye ni tiyari kama weye wi tiyari.I am ready if you are ready.Wi tiyari? -- Haa.Are you ready? -- Yes.Mwaliko e tiyari kudyamanya tangazo dya mkutano wa luvi.Mwaliko is ready to make an announcement about a meeting tommorow.Mta moto kavala kaputi dyake; e tiyari.The fireman is wearing his protective gear; he is ready with it.Chi tiyari.We're ready.Mwi tiyari?Are you (all) ready?We tiyari.They're ready.We tiyari na hondo.They're ready for war.Wata moto wavala makaputi yawo; we tiyari na kugomba na moto.The firemen are wearing protective gear; they're ready with it to fight fire.Gari dyako di tiyari.Your car is ready.Zengo dinalemwa di tiyari na kuzengerwa.When lumber is straightened, it's ready to be built with.Magari yako ye tiyari.Your cars are ready.Hande i tiyari!The food/meal is ready!I tiyari.It (e.g., phone, camera) is ready.Zi tiyari.They (e.g., phones, cameras) are ready.See alternate pronunciation: tayari.See: kutiyarisha.2AdvalreadyKadyika tiyari.He's done already
toAdvjustSono ukafikiri za dyero to, fikiri za luvi piya!Don't just think of today, think of tomorrow too!
tobaNG5repentanceNi vedi kila mtru analeta toba.It's better when everyone repents. (lit.: It's better when everyone brings repentence.)See: kutobiya.
todye (matodye)NG31spermMgosi apata todye kama miyaka kumi na shano.A guy gets sperm around fifteen years old.2semenWapata todye zaidi unadya matunda.You get semen a lot when you eat fruits.
tofali (matofali)NG3clay brickTofali dimwenga dyatagwa shilingi mbiri.One clay brick is sold for two shilings.
togwa (matogwa)NG3gruelTogwa ni ugali utigintrwe na mazi.Gruel is polenta that is mashed and mixed with water.
tokaPrepfromBoyeboye ni msezigo wa wana chiche toka wadya hawanati kuvuna suke hadi wandere.Spongy is a game for girls from those who haven't started to menstruate yet up to young women. (Arbow)This is a short form of kutoka.
toki (matoki)NG31swollen lymph nodeSilawigwa ni toki kwa sabu nna nkhwenje mwe chiga.I've come out with a swollen lymph node because I have a sore in the leg.See: ntroki.2lymphadenitis
toli (matoli)NG3G-spot in vaginaNi rahisi kudala idi toli na dole dyako.It's easy to touch the g-spot with your finger.
tombo (matombo)NG31breastTombo dino dyonkheka.This breast is nursable.Dektari katatulisa tombo dyangu.The doctor operated on my breast a lot.Tombo dyangu hadikutatulika kwasabu divimba.My breast isn't operable because it's swollen.See: kwinkha tombo.2tittyMamnyetu kamwinkha u mwana tombo.Our mom is giving the baby titty.3boobDherema tombo dyangu!Feel my boob!Tombo dyangu dyalemera konkheka.My boob is refusing to be nursed.Breast is neutral; titty is mildly sexual, boob is how women refer to a breast; tit is mildly vulgar and sexual.4tit5button (of machine)Sono ubonyaze tombo hata dimwenga mwe di kompyuta idyo!Don't even touch one button on that computer!6handle of faucet (in refugee camp in Kenya)Tubho dino dina matombo manne; tombo idi mwenga divunika.This tap has four handles; one handle is broken.This particular faucet is so-named because it has a breast- like shape.
tombo dya kususiriza (matombo ya kususiriza)NG3pacifierDektari kanigamba, "Mwanao kama akadyera nkhwikwi, mdyere tombo dya kususiriza mo mnomo."The doctor told me, "If your baby has the hiccups, put a pacifier in her mouth."
tonge (matonge)NG31ball of cooked foodTonge dino difigiswa ni miye.This ball of food was formed by me.Tonge dyangu ditolfokwa nnyani?My ball of food was poked by whom?This is a ball of wet and sticky food, and is often used for dipping in broth or soup.2handful of foodNna tonge kulu mo mkono wangu.I have a big handful of food in my hand.Nimba wanisinya kila nikamega tonge?Why are you looking at me every time I'm taking a handful of food?
tonge dya sakame (matonge ya sakame)NG3blood clotMdani mwe kawani siona tonge dya sakame.In the slaughterhouse I saw a blood clot.
tongo (matongo)NG3sleep (in eye)Tongo ni uchafu ukulawa ma meso na chiro.Sleep is waste coming out of the eyes at night.See: kutongomala.
tope (matope)NG31clod of wet dirt or clayNinkha tope niundire mwana sanamu!Give me a clay clod so I can put together a toy baby!2mudTope dino diungwaungwa na wamawe.This mud has been assembled together with little rocks.3dirt (wet and sticky)
topetope (matopetope)NG31soursopTopetope dina mwire.A soursop has sweetness.See: mtopetope.2annonaTopetope ni dyedi kuditumiya kama una unyonje wa sukari.Annona is good to use if you have diabetes.Nadya topetope kila chisingi.I eat annona every afternoon.3chirimoya
tortorina (matortorina)< ItNG3dozerTortorina dyangu difekulisa honde yangu.My dozer cleared off my farm a lot.Tortorina dino dyazamiza idi gari.This dozer is making the vehicle heavy.See: katortorina.
totaliNG5totalTótali ya mapesa yose ni alfu kumi dala.The total of all the money is ten thousand dollars.
totoloAdvIntns1reallyKuchiza totolo!It's really dark!This form is exclusively used with 'dark'.2very
totototototoNputputputputGari dyake dizeheka; dyaliza "totototototo".His car is old; it goes "putputputput".This is the sound of an old motor.
toza u mtali, toza u mdyihiVPgrab the tall one, grab the short oneToza u mtali, toza u mdyihi; sizimwa kuwarheba.Grab the tall one, grab the short one; I can't stop them.This is a phrase used when one can't stop what's going on.
trakta (matrakta)< EngNG3tractorTrakta dyangu dihalamira ma matope.My tractor got stuck in the mud.