ziyaziyaDemNG5/6those sameKila siku raisi along mbuli ziyaziya.Every day the president says those same words.nyuzi ziyaziyathose same strings
zogolo (mazogolo)NG31roosterZogolo di meso.The rooster is alive.Dino ni zogolo.This is a rooster.Zogolo di hano.The rooster is here.Zogolo dyatetera.The rooster is doing the mating dance.Zogolo dyaira.The rooster is crowing.2cockNguku aneva ni ngosi yetangwa zogolo.If a chicken is male it's called a cockZogolo dino dyahatira wantru na mihaga.This cock lunges at people with [his] cockspurs.
zoka (mazoka)NG31snake (huge)Satu ni zoka kulu dikumera hata mbuzi.The python is a huge snake that swallows even goats.See: nyoka.2huge serpentNi zoka dibwire u mnenge.It is a huge serpant that catches the moon [in an eclipse].3reptilian beastNnabwirana na zoka mwe mbago miye nana chiziha, sanogohe.When I meet with a reptilian beast in the jungle, if I have a weapon, I'm not afraid.
zona< ItNG5zone(s)Shariya yagamba chise kudyenda mwendo zaidi ya mirongo midi he zona za skulu.The regulation says we can't go at a speed of more than tweny [mph] in a school zone.Zona zino hazikupatikana magari.In these zones cars are not found.
zose (-ose)PrnNG5/61all (of them)Kuna nyumba ningahi kudya? -- Zose.How many houses are there in that place? -- All of them.Mbuli zose nidyamanywe mwe Somaliya sizishawala.All the troubles that were done to me in Somalia, I forgive them.Mbwa zino zose zina uhere.All of these dogs have mange.2both (of them)Waunga chiwasa au nyumba au zose?Do you need real estate or a house or both?Sichinja nguku mbiri; zose zapapatika.I butchered two chickens; both are flapping their wings [without heads].Sitogola nyumba zose.I like both houses.
zoya (mazoya)NG31featherSingola zoya dimwenga mwe di wawa dya bhambho.I pulled one feather out of the wing of a marabou stork.2fletchingMsale wangu ulagala zoya dimwenga.One fletching fell off my arrow. (lit.: My arrow fell off one fletching.)
zoyo (mazoyo)NG3heart (large)Ntrembo ana (~ ina) zoyo.The elephant has a large heart.See: moyo.
zozenye (zenye)PrnNG5/6themselvesMbuzi zino zipirika (zo)zenye.These goats jumped by themselves.Nyuzi zino zikonyeka (zo)zenye.These strings curled up by themselves.Zozenye is a longer form of zenye.
zozoPrnNG5/61theyNyuzi zilegera; zozo zilegera.The threads are weak; they are weak.Zozo nazo ni nkhulu.They also are big.2themSizitogola zozo.I like them (e.g., chickens).
zozoseQuantNG5/6anySembe ni mphuluzi zozose zitwangigwe."Sembe" are any grains that are hulled.nyumba zozoseany housesnyuzi zozoseany strings
ZuberiNPropZuberiMze Zuberi agulukira uraisi mwaka uno.Mr. Zuberi is running for the presidency this year.
zudye (mazudye)NG3muscle (big)Anihonyesa zudye; afikiri nanimogohe.He shows me a big muscle; he thinks I'll be afraid of him.
zulumaNG51injusticeKuna zuluma nyingi Somaliya.There is great injustice in Somalia.See alternate pronunciation: thuluma.2slacking off (in work)Kudyamanya zuluma si kwedi.Doing slacking off is not good.See: kuzuluma.
zumba (mazumba)NG31mansionMacheremo ekala mwe di zumba kwa sababu ni tadyiri.Macheremo lives in a mansion because he's rich.Zumba dyangu dina nguzo nne.My mansion has four columns.See: nyumba.2palaceZumba dyangu dina gola mirongo minne na shano.My palace has forty-five rooms.3buildingVingiro ve di zumba dino ni vingi.There are many entrances to this building.Lango dya zumba dino ni hahi?Where is the exit of this building?Zumba dino ni kulu; dina malango mengi.This building is big; it has many exits.
zumbe (mazumbe)NG31powerful personWeye wi zumbe.You are a powerful person.See: uzumbe, mzumbe.2kingNamlindira zumbe.I'm hunting for the king.Miye ni zumbe wa isi inoI am the king of this country.A watumwa wazangaziswa ni zumbe.The slaves have been flogged a lot by the king.3queen4leaderMwaliko ni zumbe.Mwaliko is leader.Hawadahe kwita bila ruhusa ya zumbe wa mwe kaya.They can't go without consent from the leader of the town.5giantChuma chino chihotolwa ni zumbwe.This metal has been twisted by a giant.
zumo (mazumo)NG31war ritualZumo ni mviko wa nkhondo ukwinuirwa a wantru au idi lika minga ya chi nkhondonkhondo."Zumo" is a ritual for war that is raised for the people or the youth, as in a warlike way.Wira uno we di zumo wachemeswa.This song of the war ritual is sung a lot.Mviko ama msezigo wa zumo ni vedi ugaluke na gunda.For the war ritual or game, it's better to have a conch (horn).This ritual is done with mock fighting, dancers carrying machetes and spears.2conch hornZumo ni gome dya nkhola nkhulu.A conch horn is the shell of a big shellfish.
zungu (mazungu)1NG3honkyZungu dino dina mbwani!?What is wrong with this honky?See: mzungu.This is cursing and a derogatory term for a White.
zungu (mazungu)2NG3huge potWana zungu dya kupikira msere?Do they have a huge pot for cooking cornmeal?Zungu dyake aditaga gali.His huge pot, he is selling it expensively.
Zunguni1NG9ZunguniZunguni hakudyinkha msirimbo wa ikweta uwo ukupanga ulimwengu mpaka kulanga na hasi.Zunguni is where passes the line of the equator that divides the world from top to bottom.Zunguni kuna nyumba ntrana.Zunguni has beautiful houses.This a town in the Mugambo region of southern Somalia.2NG5Zunguni ina nyumba ntrana.Zunguni has beautiful houses.
zuwa (mazuwa)1NG3sunZuwa dyakwera.The sun is rising.Zuwa dyasomoka.The sun is rising.Zuwa dyalawa.The sun is coming out.Zuwa dyalawira.The sun is coming out.Zuwa dilawa.The sun came out.Zuwa difosa. The sun came out.Zuwa daswa. ~ Zuwa dyaswa.The sun is setting. Zuwa diswa.The sun set.Zuwa dino danisoma.This sun is burning me.Barafu ilolomoswa ni idi zuwa.The snow was melted by the sun.Zuwa dyero ni kali; ni wadyibu nikagone he mpheho.Today the sun is fierce; it's necessary that I go sleep in the shade.mwangazo wa zuwabrightness of the sunZuwa dyahituka.The sun is turning. = It's past noon.2NG3dayNani zuwa gani?What day was it?Awenkha ndaga zuwa dya kwinukira ni Dyuma. (Arbow: 9)He gave them notice that the day of departure is Friday.3NPropZuwaZuwa na Halima wadondolanya mapesa.Zuwa and Halima keep money together.woman's name
zuwa di ho mtwiNG3high noon (it's)Chidyamanyaeni kazi halaka, zuwa di ho mtwi.Let's do the job quickly, it's high noon.
zuwa dikaswaNG51sundownA madyeshi yafunga safari zao zuwa dikaswa.The soldiers prepare their trips at sundown.2sunset
zuwa ditozigweNG3eclipse of the sunLuvi nakugaluke na zuwa ditozigwe.Tomorrow there will be an eclipse of the sun.Chiona zuwa ditozigwe.We have seen an eclipse of the sun.
zuwa kuswaNG31setting sunMbeyu chazuwiywa ni zuwa kuswa. (Arbow)The seeds are being kept from us by the setting sun.2sunsetNanigaluke ni hano mpaka zuwa kuswa.I'll be here until sunset.
zuwazuwaAdjsunnyHewa wa dyero zi vihi? -- Ni zuwazuwa.How is the weather today? -- It's sunny.Dyero ni zuwazuwa.Today is sunny.