ubunaNG6flavor (good)Garfa ina ubuna mwe shai.Cinnamon has a good flavor in chai.Mboga ino ina ubuna.This soup has a good flavor.Nyama ino ina ubuna.This meat has a good flavor.Mboga ino yanunkha ubuna.This soup smells [like it has] a good flavor.Kuchudyisa gahawa kwabinda ubuna.Filtering coffee too much finishes off the good taste.This noun is only singular; there is no plural form.
ubunifuNG61creativity"Steve Jobs" ana ubunifu wedi.Steve Jobs has good creativity.Wazengadyi wetu wana ubunifu; nyumba izo wakuzenga ni ntrana.Our builders have creativity; the houses that they build are beautiful.This noun is always singular; there is no plural form. See: mbunifu.2creationKudyamanya ubunifu wedi.you've made a nice creation.
ubwiriri1NG6spider web(s)Mabwiribwiri yadaha yakazenga ubwiriri mnango wose kwa dakika imwenga.Spiders can construct webs over an entire doorway in one minute.This noun is always singular; there is no plural form. See: bwiribwiri.
ubwiriri2NG6originUbwiriri we kabila yako ni mbwani?What is the origin of your tribe?Ubwiriri we kabila ino kuupata vihi?How did you get the origin of this tribe?This noun is always singular; there is no plural form. See: bwiriri.
uchafu (michafu)NG21filthUchafu si wedi male.Filth is not good at all.Funyo zaletwa ni uchafu.Maggots are brought by filth.2dirtinessHanshi ino ina uchafu.This paper has dirtiness. (= This paper is dirty.)Utitu wa ma makombe ni uchafu.The blackness under [my] fingernails is dirtiness.3wasteTongo ni uchafu ukulawa ma meso na chiro.Sleep is waste coming out of the eyes at night.
uchaguziNG6electionUchaguzi wa Marikani ni mwaka wa alfu mbiri na kumi na mtandatu.The American election is in the year two thousand and sixteen (2016).Wauganda wana uchaguzi mwaka uno.The Ugandans have an election this year.This noun is always singular; there is no plural form. See: kusagula.
uchakalisiNG61mischieviousnessMwana yuno ana uchakalisi mwingi mwe kalasi.This kid has (= does) a lot of mischieviousness in class.See: mchakalisi.2naughtinessIsnina ana uchakalisi.Isnina has naughtiness.
uchakuziNG6researchUchakuzi wa hadisi ino nani mtali.The research on this history was long.Uchakuzi wetu chauchakuira mwa makompyuta.In our research we are using computers (to research).
uchedu (chedu)1AdjaloneNi uchedu. / Ni chedu.I'm alone.Sasigwa uchedu.I was left alone.Sita miye uchedu.I went all alone.Wanangu wekala uchedu. (*chedu)My kids are staying alone.Jon kanileka uchedu.Jon left me alone.Ngombe ino i chedu. (*uchedu)This cow is alone.U mwana e chedu.This child is alone.Sometimes uchedu is shortened to chedu, but it is not clear when.2AdjlonelyDyero ni uchedu.Today I'm lonely.Wowo we chedu.They are lonely.3Adjby oneself/oneselvesUnga nyumba ukaishi uchedu!Find a house to go live in by yourself.Setwika uchedu.I put it on my head by myself.Kwetwika uchedu?You put it on your head by yourself?Ketwika echedu/uchedu.She put it on her head by herself.Chetwika uchedu.We put it on our heads by ourselves.Mwetwika uchedu?You put it on your heads by yourselves?Wetwika uchedu.They put it on their heads by themselves.4AdjboredNi uchedu.I'm bored.5AdvonlySi Wazigula uchedu hata mnaero kuna makolo matuhu walawanye hamwenga aho kale. (Arbow: 5)It was not only Kiziguans, but there even were other clans that came from the same place before.6NG6lonelinessNaona uchedu.I feel loneliness.7NG6boredomNaona uchedu.I feel boredom.
uchevuNG61lazinessNaona uchevu kwigala gari.I feel laziness driving a car.Kaudahe kudyamanya kazi kama kwika uchevu longozi.You can't do work if you put laziness in front.See: chevu.2idleness
uchiNG6honeyNyuchi zedyamanyiza uchi.Bees make honey for themselves.Nyuchi zadyamanya uchi zidye.Bees make honey to eat.Uchi udyamanywa ni nyuchi.Honey is made by bees.Sitogola kudodeza uchi mwe di roti dyangu.I like to drip honey on my bread.Chilunda uchi mwezi uno.We've harvested honey this month.Miye na Dena chalundanya uchi kila mwaka.Me and Dana harvest honey every year together.See: wazuchi.
uchinduNG21reed(s) (for baskets)Uchindu wangu siupika na rangi ya dhafarani.My reeds, I dyed them with the color of saffron.This noun is grammatically always singular although usually semantically plural.2ratanKumbi dizama hedogo kuliko uchindu.The wicker is a little heavier than the ratan.
uchiri (michiri)NG2twine (thick)Baba alukisa uchiri.Grandpa plaits twine a lot.Uchiri uno ulukiswa; usazi wake ni mdodo; kwa ivo uhunguleni!This twine has been plaited too long; its bedframe is small, so reduce it!See: usazi wa uchiri.This is handmade thick twine for making hammocks or woven mattresses on bedframes.
uchiwaNG61mourning2griefKupatigwa mbwani ? -- Sipatwa ni uchiwa.What's going on with you? -- I've got grief.3bereavementNaera uchiwa.I'm crying in bereavement.Wafungula uchiwa wa Mzee Majendero. (Arbow: 9)They unleashed bereavement for Elder Majendero.See: mchiwa.4sad death
uchizaNG6darknessAdyamanya kazi zae mwe uchiza.He does his jobs in the darkness.Kanigamba yeye kakahata uchiza.She told me she hates darkness.Uchiza uno wogofya wantru.This darkness scares people.See: chiza.
uchokoziNG6provocationUchokozi wa Wasomali wadyenda.Provocation from Somalis continued.Wagambire waleke uchokozi.Tell them they should stop provocation.Wawanga wano wegala uchokozi; waleke!These guys wield provacation; leave them alone!See: kuchokoza.
uchumbaNG61shacking upIvo nerekwe sidyamanye uchumba.From the time I was born, I've never done any shacking up.2cohabitation
uchumeNG6prophecyNabi Mohamed kenkhwa uchume yeye naana miyaka mirongo minne.Prophet Muhammad was given a prophesy when he was forty.See: kuchuma, mchume.
uchumiNG61stabilityChaunga uchumi wa kila isi.We need stability for every country.Somaliya ipata uchumi.Somalia has gotten stability.See: kuchuma, msomi wa uchumi.2economyUchumi we isi yetu walagala kila miyaka mirongo midi.The economy of our country fails every twenty years.Mnaero wasomi wetu hawadyezize wawandike mabuku na kwinkha nguvu umwenga wetu kwa maendeleyo, siyasa na uchumi. (Arbow)However, our educated didn't try to write books and give strength to our unity for progress, politics and economy.