=ye (< yeye)PrnNG11himThis is a short form of yeye used with prepositions.2herMwana chiche yuno sibwirana naye.This girl, I had sex with her.
ye (di)VLocSt NG3areMabakuli ye kuhi? -- Ye hano.Where are the bowls? -- They are here.Mayembe yano ye mbisi.These mangos are raw.Mtondo mavulivuli manyasi ye mazi.Very early in the morning the grass is wet.Mazogolo ye meso.The roosters are alive.Magari yangu ye u kulume.My cars are on the right.This is the Locative/Stative verb for N3 plurals, some of which (especially liquids) translate as singulars in English.
yega (mayega)NG3shoulderKanidala mwe di yega.He touched me on the shoulder.Yega dyangu dyalumaMy shoulder is hurting.Mkono, chinkho na yega ni viungo.The wrist, elbow and shoulder are joints.See: vuha dye di yega.
yege (mayege)NG3 rain ritualYege ni mviko wa kulombezeza fula."Yege" is a ritual to ask for rain.
yembe (mayembe)NG3mangoYembe dino di mbisi.This mango is raw.Yembe dino di chwachu.This mango is green-tasting.Yembe dino diva.This mango is ripe.Yembe dino diwola.This mango is rotten.Simera kapande ka yembe.I swallowed a piece of mango.Simera wapande wa yembe.I swallowed pieces of a mango.Mamya mtru kamwinkha u mwana yembe.Somebody's mom gave the child a mango.Mamya mtru kamwinkha yembe u mwana.Somebody's mom gave a mango to the child.kowa dya yembemango skin
yembe dya mavuta ulaya (mayembe ya mavuta ulaya)NG3mango that smells like keroseneYembe dino ni mavuta ulaya.This mango is kerosene [mango].Yembe dya mavuta ulaya dina mwere.A kerosene mango is sweet.Nadya yembe dya mavuta ulaya.I'm eating a kerosene mango.
Yemen1NG5YemenYemen ni isi ya Warabu haguhi Afrika.Yemen is an Arab country close to Africa.See: Myemen.2NG9
yengaPrepNG1likeWahonyeswa u mwali mazi ya mgosi yenga vino. (Arbow)The secluded one is being shown the juice of man is like this.
yenye (yoyenye, -enye)PrnNG2/31itselfMbuzi ino ipirika yenye.This donkey jumped by itself.I nyumba isha yenye yose yenye.The house burned down all by itself.Yoyenye is a longer form of yenye. Yenye is plural in NG2 and NG3 but singular in NG5.2themselvesMikono yangu iholola yenye.My arms got paralyzed by themselves.Makompyuta yano yadyenda yenye.These computers are working by themselves.miti yenye / madole yenyethe trees themselves / the fingers themselves
yenyu (-enyu)PossPrnNG2/3/51your(s)Njama yenyu mwika vihi?How did you (all) plan your conspiracy?Masa yenyu ni mbwani?What is your disagreement?2nd person plural2you all'sMabumbu yenyu yaneneha.You all's pubic areas are fat.
YeroNPropYeroMzee Yero Makamanga amkomereza Shehe Mambulo, afa. (Arbow)Elder Yero Makamanga finishes Sheik Mambulot; he dies.man's name
Yesu (~ Isa)NPropJesusYesu nani mchume kabla ya Mohamed.Jesus was a prophet before Mohammad.Yesu kafufuka.Jesus resurrected.Yesu nani mfufula.Jesus was a resurrecter.This is the Christian pronunciation; the Muslim form is Isa.
yetu (-etu)PossPrnNG2/3/5our(s)Mitwi yetu yaluma.Our heads hurt.Soko yetu ni ya kubedelisha nguwo kwa mtama.Our market is for trading clothes for maize.Baba katabana haranti yetu.Grandfather did protective magic for our compound.
yeyePrnNG11heYeye adya a matunda.He is eating the fruits.Yeye kazenga i nyumba.He built the house.Anamzengera nyumba yeye ba ni hezi.If he builds her a house, he's stupid.Mwaliko kaita yeye.Mwaliko is the one who went.yeye has a short form, ye, that is used with prepositions, at least sometimes.2himSimtogola yeye.I like him.Mzehe yuno sibwirana naye.This elder,yudy I met with him.Mwenye shati ino ni yeye.The owner of this shirt is him.This pronoun is gender and case neutral. There is a short clitic form -ye.3sheYeye e kuhi? - Yeye e hano.Where is she? - She is here.E vihi yeye?How is she?4herKumtogola yeye?You like her?Sigomba na ye(ye).I fought with her.Mwana chiche yuno sibwirana naye.This girl, I had sex with her.
yoPrepNG2/3/51of theMakuza yo mti ye manyasi.The leaves of the tree are green.Nkhandula yo mto icheremka.The banks of the river came crashing down.ya + u > yo2for thenyumba yo u mwanahouse for the baby = uterus
yoma (mayoma)NG3fishtrapSigwiza mallahi mbokolo mwe idi yoma dimwenga.I've caught a hundred fish in one fishtrap.See: kuyoma, kweyoma.This is a fishtrap in which fish can get in but can't get out.
yombo (mayombo)NG31fava beanYombo dimwenga unadihanda, noupate mayombo wengi.When you plant one fava bean, you will get lots of fava beans.2lima beanFere dino ni dya yombo.This hull is from a lima bean.
YomiNPropYomiYomi adevekera.Yomi leans over (because he's so tall).man's name
yonda (mayonda)NG3monkeySitogola yonda diya.I like that monkey.Yonda dino dihisa.This monkey is really ugly.Yonda dino ni dyeni.This monkey is strange.Yonda aona tako dya mnyawe lakini i dyake hakudiona male.A monkey sees his companion's ass, but his own he doesn't see it at all. (Proverb meaning: one sees the faults of others, but not one's own.)
Yonte1NG9Yonte (town in Jubba district, Somalia)Nafunga safari ya kwita Yonte.I'm preparing for a trip to go to Yonte.2NG5
yose (-ose)1QuantNG1/5all (of him/her/it)Waninkha shurutu ya kulima honde ino yose.They gave me obligatory instructions for tilling all this farm.I nyumba isha yose yenye.The house burned down all by itself.2QuantNG3all (of them)Una madole mengahi? -- Yose.How many fingers do you have? -- All of them.Kuna miti mingahi kudya? -- Yose.How many trees are there in that place? -- All of them.Miguwa ino niguire yose ni mabua.All of these sugarcanes that I bought are spongy.Mamphemba yose yahisabwa.All of the ears of corn are being counted.Mayembe yatungulwa yose.The mangoes have been knocked down, all of them.3QuantNG3both (of them)4QuantNG1/5whole (of)Singo yangu yose imema usalu.My whole neck is covered with beads.
yoso (mayoso)NG3lumpfishYoso ni kayoso kakulu.A lumpfish is a big little fish.
youmoto (dyoumoto)NG3heatersSono myawashise youmoto!Don't turn on the heaters so much!Youmoto yabanika.The heaters have broken.
yoyenye (yenye)PrnNG2/31itselfMbuzi ino ipirika yoyenye.This donkey jumped by itself.Yoyenye is a longer form of yenye. It is plural in NG2 and NG3 but singular in NG5.2themselvesMakompyuta yano yadyenda yoyenye.The computers are working by themselves.Mikono yangu iholola yoyenye.My arms got paralyzed by themselves.
yoyo1PrnNG2/3theyMiti yalemwa yoyo i mazi.Sticks are straightened when they are wet.Yoyo nayo yavala matuta ye manyusiThey also are wearing camouflage that is green.2PrnNG2/3themSiitogola yoyo.I like them (trees).Siyatogola yoyo.I like them (squashes).3PrnNG5itSiitogola yoyo.I like it (house).