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# English :: Swahili dictionary extracted from
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açai {n} (South American palms of the genus Euterpe)  :: mwasaiberi
açai {n} (fruit)  :: asaiberi
aardvark {n} (mammal)  :: [nc 1/2] mhanga
abbreviation {n}  :: kifupi
abbreviature {n} (abbreviation) SEE: abbreviation  ::
ABC {n} (alphabet) SEE: alphabet  ::
Abdullah {prop} (Muslim given name)  :: Abdullah
abearance {n} (behavior) SEE: behavior  ::
Abidjan {prop} (the largest city of Côte d'Ivoire)  :: Abidjan
ability {n} (quality or state of being able)  :: uwezo
ability {n} (a skill or competence)  :: uwezo
a bit {adv} (a little) SEE: a little  ::
able {v} (enable) SEE: enable  ::
abort {n} (miscarriage)  :: aviya
abort {n} (product of a miscarriage)  :: aviya
abort {n} (function used to abort a process)  :: aviya
abort {v} (to miscarry)  :: aviya
abort {v} (to cause a premature termination)  :: aviya
abort {v} (biology: to become checked in normal development)  :: aviya
abort {v} (computing: to terminate a process prior to completion)  :: aviya
about {prep} (concerned with, engaged in)  :: kuhusu
about {prep} (concerning)  :: kuhusu
about {adv} (nearly, approximately)  :: kadiri ya
Abraham {prop} (prophet in the Old Testament)  :: Abrahamu, Ibrahimu
absorb {v} (to suck up or drink in)  :: kufyonza
abstract {n} (an abridgement or summary)  :: ikisiri
abundance {n} (ample sufficiency)  :: wingi
abysm {n} (abyss) SEE: abyss  ::
abyss {n} (hell, bottomless pit)  :: shimo {c5} {c6}, kuzimu {c9}
acacia {n} (shrub or tree)  :: mshita
acajou {n} (cashew tree) SEE: cashew  ::
acajou {n} (cashew nut) SEE: cashew nut  ::
accept {v} (to receive with consent)  :: kiri
accept {v} (to agree to)  :: kiri
accept {v} (to agree to pay)  :: kiri
accept {v} (to receive officially)  :: kiri
accident {n} (unexpected event with negative consequences)  :: ajali
accident {n} (transport: unintended event that causes damage)  :: ajali
accident {n} (law: unforeseen interference)  :: ajali
accident {n} (military: unplanned event resulting in injury)  :: ajali
accident {n} (philosophy: appearance, manifestation)  :: ajali
accordion {n} (A small, portable, keyed wind instrument)  :: kodiani, harimuni
account {n} (a registry of pecuniary transactions)  :: akaunti, hesabu
account {n} ((archaic) reckoning, calculation)  :: akaunti
Accra {prop} (capital of Ghana)  :: Accra
accurate {adj} (exact or careful conformity to truth)  :: sanifu
accusation {n} (act of accusing or charging with a crime)  :: madai
accusation {n} (that of which one is accused)  :: madai, mashitaka {c6}
accusation {n} (declaration of fault or blame against another)  :: madai
accused {n} (defendant)  :: mshtakiwa
accuser {n} (one who accuses)  :: mshtaki
ace {n} (card with a single spot)  :: ree
acre {n} (unit of surface area)  :: ekari
act {n} (deed)  :: kitendo
act {n} (state of existence)  :: tenda
act {n} (statute)  :: tenda
act {n} (process of doing)  :: tenda
act {n} (formal record of something done)  :: tenda
act {n} (division of theatrical performance)  :: sehemu
act {n} (display of behaviour)  :: tenda
act {v} (to do something)  :: tenda
act {v} (to perform a theatrical role)  :: tenda
act {v} (to behave in a certain way)  :: tenda
act {v} (to respond to information)  :: tenda
action word {n} (verb) SEE: verb  ::
activist {n} (one who is politically active)  :: mwanaharakati
activistic {adj} (activist) SEE: activist  ::
actor {n} (person who performs in a theatrical play or film, see also: actress)  :: mwigaji
Acts {prop} (Book of Acts) SEE: Acts of the Apostles  ::
Acts of the Apostles {prop} (fifth book of the New Testament)  :: Matendo ya Mitume {c6}
Adam {prop} (first man in Abrahamic religions)  :: Adamu
Adam {prop} (male given name)  :: Adamu
adamant {n} (magnet or loadstone) SEE: magnet  ::
Adam's apple {n} (lump in the throat)  :: kikoromeo
address {n} (direction for letters)  :: anwani
Adele {prop} (language spoken in Ghana and Togo)  :: Kiadele {cki-vi}
adhan {n} ((Islam) The call to prayer)  :: adhana
adhesive tape {n}  :: kanda
ad hoc {adj} (special) SEE: special  ::
adieu {interj} (farewell, goodbye) SEE: goodbye  ::
adios {interj} (goodbye) SEE: goodbye  ::
adjectival {adj} (functioning as an adjective)  :: tashbihi
adjective {n} ((grammar) a word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent)  :: kivumishi, sifa
adjective {adj} (adjectival) SEE: adjectival  ::
admiration {n} (adoration; appreciation)  :: abos
admission {n} (the act or practice of admitting)  :: ruhusa ya kuingia
adult {n} (fully grown human)  :: mtu mzima
adultery {n} (sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than their spouse)  :: zinaa
adverb {n} (lexical category)  :: kielezi, kisifa
advice {n} (opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel)  :: ushauri
adviser {n} (advisor) SEE: advisor  ::
advisor {n} (one who offers advice)  :: mshauri
aegis {n} (mythological shield)  :: egida, egisi
aeroplane {n} (airplane) SEE: airplane  ::
a few {determiner} (a small number of)  :: uchache wa
affix {n} (that which is affixed)  :: kiambishi
affix {n} (mathematics: the complex number associated to a point)  :: kiambishi
Afghan {n} (person from Afghanistan)  :: Mwafugani
Afghani {n} (citizen or native of Afghanistan) SEE: Afghan  ::
Afghani {adj} (relating to Afghanistan) SEE: Afghan  ::
Afghanistan {prop} (country)  :: Afghanistan, Afuganistani
Africa {prop} (continent south of Europe)  :: Afrika
African {adj} (Of or pertaining to Africa)  :: mwafrika
African {n} (a native of Africa)  :: Mwafrika
African hunting dog {n} (Lycaon pictus)  :: mbwa mwitu
African Union {prop} (multinational organisation)  :: Umoja wa Afrika
African wild dog {n} (Lycaon pictus) SEE: African hunting dog  ::
Afrikaans {prop} (language)  :: Kiafrikaans
Afrikaans {prop}  :: Kiafrikans, Kiafrikaans, Kiafrikana
after {adv} (behind; later in time; following)  :: baada
afterlife {n} (life after death)  :: ahera
against {prep} (in a contrary direction to)  :: dhidi ya
against {prep} (in opposition to)  :: juu ya, dhidi ya
agate {n} (mineral)  :: kalkedoni
age {n} (whole duration of a being)  :: umri
age {n} (part of the duration of a being or thing between its beginning and any given time)  :: umri
age {n} (latter part of life)  :: umri
age {n} (time of life when one attains full person rights)  :: umri
age {n} (time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested)  :: umri
age {n} (particular period of time in history)  :: umri
age {n} (great period in the history of the Earth)  :: umri
age {n} (people who live at a particular period)  :: umri
age {n} (generation (see also generation))  :: umri
age {n} (a long time)  :: umri
age {v} (transitive: cause to grow old)  :: umri
age {v} (intransitive: become old)  :: umri
agency {n} (agent) SEE: agent  ::
agent {n} (one who exerts power)  :: wakala
agent {n} (one who acts in place of another)  :: wakala
agent {n} (computing: part of the system that performs action on behalf of a client or server)  :: wakala
agitator {n} (one who agitates)  :: mchochezi
agnus castus {n} (chaste tree) SEE: chaste tree  ::
agony {n} (extreme pain of mind or body)  :: dhiki
agreement {n} (understanding to follow a course of conduct)  :: mkataba
agreement {n} (state whereby several parties share a view)  :: maagano
agreement {n} (legally binding contract)  :: maagano
agreement {n} (grammatical agreement)  :: maagano
agriculture {n} (the art or science of cultivating the ground)  :: kilimo
ague {n} (malaria) SEE: malaria  ::
aide {n} (assistant) SEE: assistant  ::
AIDS {n} (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)  :: UKIMWI
aim {n}  :: lengo, gharadhi
aim {v}  :: kulenga
air {n} (historical: one of the basic elements)  :: hewa
air {n} (mixture of gases making up the atmosphere of the Earth)  :: hewa
air {n} (music: a song, an aria)  :: hawa
air {v} (to bring into contact with the air)  :: hawa
air {v} (to ventilate)  :: hawa
airfoil {n} (wing of an aircraft) SEE: wing  ::
airline {n} (company that flies airplanes)  :: kampuni ya ndege
airplane {n} (powered aircraft)  :: ndege, eropleni {c9} {c10}
akhirah {n} (afterlife)  :: ahera
albino {adj} (congenitally lacking melanin)  :: zeruzeru
albino {n} (one congenitally lacking melanin)  :: zeruzeru
alcohol {n} (organic chemistry sense)  :: pombe kali
alert {adj} (attentive)  :: chonjo, tahadhari
alert {n} (an alarm)  :: tahadhari
alert {n} (a notification)  :: chonjo, tahadhari
alert {v} (to give warning to)  :: chonjo, tahadhari
algebra {n} (system for computation)  :: aljebra
Algeria {prop} (country)  :: Algeria, Aljeria
Algerian {n} (person from Algeria)  :: Kialjeria, Kialjeri
Algonquin {n} (people)  :: Mwalgonkwini
Algonquin {prop} (language)  :: Kialgonkwini
Ali {prop} (male given name from Arabic)  :: Ali
Alice {prop} (female given name)  :: Elisi
a little {adv} (to a small extent or degree)  :: kidogo
alive {adj} (having life)  :: hai
alliance {n} (state of being allied)  :: fungamano
alligator {n} (large amphibious reptile of genus Alligator)  :: aligatori, aligeita
allow {v} (to grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have)  :: idhinisha
allow {v} (to acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion)  :: idhinisha
allow {v} (to take into account as a deduction or an addition)  :: idhinisha
allow {v} (to permit)  :: idhinisha
allow {v} (to let something happen, to admit, to concede)  :: idhinisha
allow {v} (to make allowance)  :: idhinisha
almond {n} (nut)  :: lozi
almond {n} (tree)  :: mlozi
alms {n} (something given to the poor as charity)  :: sadaka
aloha {interj} (hello) SEE: hello  ::
aloha {interj} (goodbye) SEE: goodbye  ::
a lot {n} (a large amount)  :: sana
a lot {adv} (very much)  :: mengi
alphabet {n} (an ordered set of letters used in a language)  :: alfabeti
Alpha Centauri {prop} (brightest star in the southern constellation of Centaurus)  :: Alpha Centauri
al-Quds {prop} (Jerusalem) SEE: Jerusalem  ::
also {adv} (in addition; besides; as well; further; too)  :: pia
altar {n} (flat-topped structure used for religious rites)  :: altare
although {conj} (in spite of the fact that)  :: ingawa
altitude {n} (absolute height)  :: kimo
aluminium {n} (silvery metal)  :: alumini
aluminum {n} (aluminium) SEE: aluminium  ::
always {adv} (at all times)  :: sikuzote
always {adv} (constantly during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals)  :: sikuzote
amaranth {n} (color/ dye)  :: rangi ya amarantho
amazing {adj} (very good) SEE: good  ::
ambassador {n} (minister)  :: balozi
ambassador {n} (representative)  :: balozi
amber {n} (fossil resin)  :: kaharabu
amber {n} (ambergris) SEE: ambergris  ::
ambergris {n} (waxy substance produced by sperm whales)  :: ambari
ambulance {n} (emergency vehicle)  :: ambyulensi
amendment {n} (that which is added)  :: rekebisho, badiliko
amerce {v} (to make an exaction) SEE: punish  ::
amerce {v} (to impose a fine on) SEE: fine  ::
America {prop} (United States of America) SEE: United States of America  ::
America {prop} (Americas) SEE: Americas  ::
American {n} (inhabitant of the Americas)  :: Waamerika
American {n} (person born in or citizen of the USA)  :: Wamarekani
American English {prop} (English of the United States)  :: Kiingereza cha Kimarekani
Americas {prop} (North and South America)  :: marekiana, Marekani
amethyst {n} (gem)  :: amethisto
amethyst {n} (colour)  :: rangi ya amethisto
Amharic {prop} (language)  :: Kiamhara
amigo {n} (friend) SEE: friend  ::
among {prep} (mingling or intermixing)  :: miongoni mwa
amount {n} (number of elements in a set) SEE: number  ::
amount {n}  :: kiasi
amperage {n} (electric current) SEE: current  ::
ampersand {n} (the symbol &)  :: ampasendi
amulet {n} (protective charm)  :: hirizi
analog {adj} (represented by a continuously variable physical quantity)  :: Mfano
analogue {n} (analog) SEE: analog  ::
anal sex {n} (sex involving the anus)  :: kufira
ananas {n} (pineapple) SEE: pineapple  ::
ancestor {n} (one from whom a person is descended)  :: mhenga {cm} {cwa}
anchor {n} (tool to moor a vessel into sea bottom)  :: nanga
anchor {n} (anchoring gear as a whole)  :: nanga
ancient {adj} (existent or occurring in time long past)  :: -a kale
and {conj} (used to connect two similar words, phrases, et cetera)  :: na
Andorra {prop} (country)  :: Andora
Andrew {prop}  :: Andalea
and so forth {phrase} (indicating a list continues similarly)  :: kadhalika
and so on {phrase} (indicating a list continues) SEE: and so forth  ::
anemia {n} (medical condition with decreased oxygen transport)  :: safura
anemone {n} (any plant of genus anemone)  :: shufari, uapepo
angel {n} (messenger from a deity)  :: malaika
angel {n} (in Christian angelology, the lowest order of angels)  :: malaika
Anglo-Saxon {prop} (Old English) SEE: Old English  ::
Angola {prop} (country in Southern Africa)  :: Angola
animal {n} (organism)  :: mnyama, wanyama pl (noun 1/2)
animal {n} (organism other than man)  :: mnyama
animal {n} (person who behaves wildly)  :: nunda
animal {adj} (of animals)  :: kinyama, mifugo
animal {adj} (unhindered by social codes)  :: kinyama, mifugo
anise {n} (fennel) SEE: fennel  ::
anniversary {n} (day an exact number of years since an event)  :: maadhimisho ya miaka
anno Domini {n} (in the year of our Lord) SEE: Anno Domini  ::
Anno Domini {adv} (in the year of our Lord)  :: baada ya Kristo
announce {v} (to give public notice, or first notice of)  :: kutangaza
announcement {n} (act)  :: tangazo
announcement {n} (that which conveys what is announced)  :: tangazo
anoda {determiner} (another) SEE: another  ::
anode {n} (the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which oxidation occurs)  :: anodi
another {determiner} (one more, in addition to a former number)  :: -ingine
another {determiner} (not the same; different)  :: -ingine
another {determiner} (any or some)  :: -ingineo
answer {n} (response)  :: jibu, jawabu
answer {n} (solution)  :: jibu
answer {n} (reply to e-mail)  :: jibu
answer {v} (to make a reply or response to)  :: -jibu
ant {n} (insect)  :: sisimizi {c9} {c10}, mchwa
antagonism {n} (strong dislike)  :: uadui
Antarctica {prop} (southernmost continent)  :: Antaktika
anteater {n} (mammal)  :: kiharara, loma
antelope {n} (mammal of the family Bovidae)  :: pofu, kulungu, pala hala, paa
ant-hill {n} (anthill) SEE: anthill  ::
anthill {n} (home of ants and termites)  :: kishugu
anticathode {n} (anode) SEE: anode  ::
Antigua and Barbuda {prop} (country)  :: Antigua na Barbuda
Antiguan {n} (person)  :: Mwantigua
Antiguan {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Antigua, or the Antiguan people)  :: Kiantigua
antler {n} (bony structure on the head of deer, moose and elk)  :: pembe-tawi
anus {n} (lower opening of the digestive tract)  :: mkundu
anvil {n} (block used in blacksmithing)  :: fuawe
any {determiner} (no matter what kind)  :: yoyote
anything {pron} (any thing of any kind)  :: [in negative sentences] kitu {c7}
anytime {interj} (you're welcome) SEE: you're welcome  ::
apartment {n} (domicile occupying part of a building)  :: ghorofa, fleti
aphrodisiac {n} (food or drug)  :: mkuyati
Apollo {prop} (the son of Zeus)  :: Apolo
apostle {n} (missionary or leader of a mission)  :: mtume {c3} {c4}
Apostle {n} (one of the group of twelve disciples)  :: mtume {c3} {c4}
appear {v} (to appear, to seem) SEE: look  ::
appease {v} (to make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify)  :: afiki
apple {n} (fruit)  :: tofaa {c5} {c6}
apple {n} (tree) SEE: apple tree  ::
apple juice {n} (the juice of apples, often used as a drink)  :: maji ya matofaa
apple of Sodom {n} (Solanum incanum)  :: ndulele
apple tree {n} (tree that bears apples)  :: mtofaa {c3} {c4}
applewood {n} (apple) SEE: apple  ::
apply {v} (employ, apply) SEE: use  ::
apportion {v} (to apportion) SEE: distribute  ::
approach {v} (To come near to in place, time, or character)  :: kukaribia
appropinquation {n} (approach) SEE: approach  ::
appropriate {adj} (obsolete: set apart for a particular use or person)  :: mwafaka
appropriate {adj} (peculiar, suitable, fit, proper)  :: mwafaka
appropriate {adj} (suitable to social situation)  :: mwafaka
appropriate {v} (To take to oneself in exclusion of others)  :: mwafaka
appropriate {v} (To set apart for)  :: mwafaka
appropriate {v} (To make suitable)  :: mwafaka
appropriate {v} (Law: To annex)  :: mwafaka
apron {n} (clothing)  :: aproni
apron {n} (the paved area of an airport)  :: aproni
Aquarian {n} (Aquarius) SEE: Aquarius  ::
Aquarius {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Dalu, Ndoo
Arab {n} (Semitic person)  :: Mwarabu
Arabia {prop} (a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf;)  :: Uarabuni
Arabian {adj} (related to Arabia)  :: Waarabu
Arabian {n} (person)  :: mwaarabu
Arabian {n} (horse)  :: Waarabu
Arabian tea {n} (khat) SEE: khat  ::
Arabic {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour)  :: kiarabu
Arabic {prop} (language)  :: kiarabu
Arabic {prop} (alphabet)  :: kiarabu
archaeologian {n} (archaeologist) SEE: archaeologist  ::
archaeologist {n} (someone who is skilled, professes or practices archaeology)  :: mwanaakiolojia
archaeology {n} (scientific study of past remains)  :: akiolojia
archaic {adj} (old-fashioned or antiquated)  :: dinari
archeology {n} (archaeology) SEE: archaeology  ::
archfiend {n} (Satan) SEE: Satan  ::
archipelago {n} (group of islands)  :: funguvisiwa
architecture {n} (art and science of designing buildings and other structures)  :: majenzi, ujenzi
are {v} (be) SEE: be  ::
area {n} (maths: measure of extent of a surface)  :: eneo
area {n} (particular geographic region)  :: eneo
areca {n} (plant in the genus Areca)  :: mpopoo
areca nut {n} (betel nut) SEE: betel nut  ::
areca palm {n} (betel palm) SEE: betel palm  ::
Ares {prop} (the god of war, son of Zeus and Hera)  :: Aresi
Argentina {prop} (Argentine Republic)  :: Argentina, Ajentina
Argentine {prop} (Argentina) SEE: Argentina  ::
Argentine {adj} (Argentinian) SEE: Argentinian  ::
Argentine {n} (Argentinian) SEE: Argentinian  ::
Argentinean {adj} (Argentinian) SEE: Argentinian  ::
Argentinean {n} (Argentinian) SEE: Argentinian  ::
Argentinian {n} (person from Argentina)  :: Mwajentina
Argentinian {adj} (pertaining to Argentina)  :: Kiajentina
Ariadne {prop} (daughter of King Minos)  :: Ariadina, Ariana
Arian {n} (someone whose star sign is in Aries) SEE: Aries  ::
Aries {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Hamali, Kondoo
ark {n} (Noah's ship)  :: safina
arm {n} (upper appendage from shoulder to wrist)  :: mkono
arm {n} (part of object)  :: mkono
arm {n} (bay or inlet)  :: mkono
arm {n} (weapon)  :: mkono
arm {n} (heraldic bearings)  :: mkono
arm {v} (to supply with armour or weapons)  :: mkono
arm {v} (to prepare for action)  :: mkono
arm {n} (upper limb from shoulder to elbow) SEE: upper arm  ::
arm {n} (baseball: pitcher) SEE: pitcher  ::
armadillo {n} (burrowing mammal covered with bony, jointed, protective plates)  :: kakakuona
Armenia {prop} (ancient kingdom and country in West Asia)  :: Armenia
Armenian {n} (person)  :: Mwarmenia
Armenian {prop} (language)  :: Kiarmenia
armhole {n} (armpit) SEE: armpit  ::
armor {n} (tank) SEE: tank  ::
armor-piercing shot {n} (solid metal armor-piercing projectile)  :: kaptula
armour {n} (tank) SEE: tank  ::
armpit {n} (cavity beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder)  :: kwapa
arm up {v} (arm) SEE: arm  ::
army {n} (military force concerned mainly with ground operations)  :: jeshi
army {n} (government agency in charge of a state's army)  :: jeshi
army {n} (large group of people working towards the same purpose)  :: jeshi
army {n} (large group of social animals working towards the same purpose)  :: jeshi
army {n} (any multitude)  :: jeshi
army ant {n} (tropical nomadic ant)  :: siafu
arrangement {n} (act of arranging)  :: orodha
arrangement {n} (manner of being arranged)  :: orodha, orodha
arrangement {n} (collection of things that have been arranged)  :: orodha
arrangement {n} (agreement)  :: orodha
arrangement {n} (music: adaptation of a piece of music)  :: orodha
arrest {n} (condition of being stopped)  :: nasa
arrest {n} (act of arresting a criminal, suspect etc)  :: nasa
arrest {n} (confinement, as after an arrest)  :: nasa
arrest {n}  :: nasa
arrest {v} (to take into legal custody)  :: kukamata
arrival {n} (act of arriving or something that has arrived)  :: ujaji
arrogantly {adv} (in an arrogant manner)  :: shashimamishi
arrow {n} (projectile)  :: mshale
art {n}  :: usanifu
Artemis {prop} (Greek goddess)  :: Artemi
arthritis {n} (inflammation of a joint)  :: jongo
article {n} (story, report, or opinion piece)  :: makala
article {n} (member of a group or class)  :: makala
article {n}  :: makala
article {n} (part of speech that specifies a noun)  :: makala
article {n} (section of a legal document)  :: makala
artist {n} (person who creates art)  :: msanii, mwanasanaa
artist {n} (person who creates art as an occupation)  :: msanii
artist {n} (skilled person)  :: msanii
artmaker {n} (artist) SEE: artist  ::
artwork {n} (piece of creative work)  :: sanaa
Arusha {prop} (city in Tanzania)  :: Arusha
as {conj} (in the same way that)  :: kama
as {conj} (relative conjunction) SEE: that  ::
as {conj} (expressing concession) SEE: though  ::
as {conj} (than) SEE: than  ::
as {adv} (for example) SEE: for example  ::
ascend {v} (to fly, to soar)  :: kupanda
ASEAN {prop} (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)  :: ASEAN, Umoja wa Nchi za Asia ya Kusini-Mashariki
ash {n} (solid remains of a fire)  :: majivu
Asia {prop} (the continent of Asia)  :: Asia
ask {v} (request an answer)  :: kuuliza
ask {v} (make a request)  :: kuomba
askari {n} (member of local African military or police)  :: askari
assessment {n} (act of assessing a tax)  :: upimaji
assessment {n} (appraisal)  :: upimaji
asset {n} (something or someone of any value)  :: mali
asset {n} (software: any component, etc. that can be leveraged or reused)  :: mali
asshole {n} (anus)  :: m'kundu
asshole {n} (mean or rude person)  :: m'kundu
assistant {n} (wizard) SEE: wizard  ::
assistant {adj} (having a subordinate or auxiliary position)  :: naibu
assistant {n} (person who assists)  :: msaidizi
associate {n} (partner)  :: mshirika
associate {n} (companion; comrade)  :: mshirika
associate {n} (one that habitually accompanies or is associated with another)  :: mshirika
associate {n} (member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges)  :: mshirika
astrologer {n} (one who studies astrology)  :: mnajimu
astrologist {n} (astrologer) SEE: astrologer  ::
astrology {n} (star divination)  :: unajimu, falaki
astronaut {n} (member of the crew of a spaceship or other spacecraft, or someone trained for that purpose)  :: mwanaanga
astronomy {n} (study of the physical universe beyond the Earth's atmosphere)  :: falaki
at {prep} (in or very near a particular place)  :: karibu na
atheist {n} (a person who believes that no deities exist)  :: mkanamungu {1} {2}, mkana-mungu {1} {2}, mkana mungu {1} {2}
atheist {n} (a person who rejects belief that any deities exist, whether or not that person believes that deities do not exist)  :: mkanamungu {1} {2}, mkana-mungu {1} {2}, mkana mungu {1} {2}
Athena {prop} (Greek goddess)  :: Athena
Athens {prop} (capital city of Greece)  :: Athene
athlete {n} (participant in one of several sporting activities)  :: mwanariadha
athlete {n} (person who actively participates in physical sports)  :: mwanariadha
athletics {n} (physical activities)  :: riadha
Atlantic {prop} (the Atlantic Ocean)  :: Atlantiki
atmosphere {n} (gases surrounding the Earth)  :: angahewa
at night {adv} (during the night)  :: usiku
atom {n} (chemistry, physics: smallest possible amount of matter retaining its chemical properties)  :: atomi
at once {adv} (immediately)  :: mara
attribute {n} (characteristic or quality)  :: sifa
aubergine {n} (eggplant) SEE: eggplant  ::
auction {n} (public sales event)  :: mnada
auction {v} (to sell at an auction)  :: mnada
auctioneer {n} (one who conducts an auction)  :: dalali
auctioneer {v} (to sell at an auction)  :: dalali
auger {n} (plumber's snake) SEE: plumber's snake  ::
aunt {n} (a parent’s sister or sister-in-law)  :: shangazi
Australia {prop} (Commonwealth of Australia)  :: Australia
Australian {n} (a person from the country of Australia or of Australian descent)  :: waustralia
Australian {adj} (of or pertaining to Australia, the Australian people or languages)  :: waustralia
Australian English {prop} (English language used in Australia)  :: Kiingereza cha Australia
Austria {prop} (country in Central Europe)  :: Austria
author {n} (writer) SEE: writer  ::
author {n} (originator or creator of a work)  :: mwandishi
authority {n} (power to enforce rules or give orders)  :: mamlaka
authority {n} (persons in command; specifically, government)  :: mamlaka
automobile {n} (passenger vehicle)  :: motakari bus, motokari bus, motokaa {c9} {c10}, gari {c5} {c6}
autumn {n} (season)  :: vuli, majira ya pukutiko, kipindi cha bubujiko
aviation {n} (art or science of flying)  :: elimu ya rubani
avocado {n} (fruit)  :: Mparachichi
avocado {n} (tree)  :: mparachichi
Avraham {prop} (given name) SEE: Abraham  ::
await {v} (transitive: to wait for)  :: kungojea
award {n} (decision of arbitrators)  :: tunikwa
award {n} (trophy or medal)  :: tunikwa
award {v} (to give by judicial determination)  :: tunikwa
award {v} (to make an award)  :: tunikwa
award {v}  :: tunikwa
awareness {n} (the state or quality of being aware of something)  :: uamsho
awl {n} (pointed instrument)  :: maharazi
axe {n} (tool)  :: shoka {c5} {c6}
axe {n} (weapon)  :: shoka
axe {n} (rejection)  :: shoka
axe {v} (fell or chop)  :: shoka
axe {v} (terminate or reduce tremendously in a rough or ruthless manner)  :: shoka
axle {n} (the pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel)  :: ekseli
Azerbaijan {prop} (country in the Caucasus)  :: Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani {prop} (language of Azerbaijan) SEE: Azeri  ::
Azerbaijani Turkic {prop} (Azeri) SEE: Azeri  ::
Azeri {n} (Azeri person)  :: Mwazabaijani, Mwazeri
Azeri {prop} (Azeri language)  :: Kiazabaijani, Kiazeri
Azeri Turkic {prop} (Azeri) SEE: Azeri  ::
Aztec {prop} (the Nahuatl language)  :: Kiazteki
babby {n} (baby) SEE: baby  ::
babe {n} (baby or infant) SEE: baby  ::
babe {n} (darling) SEE: baby  ::
baboon {n} (primate)  :: nyani
baby {n} (very young human being)  :: mtoto mchanga {1} {2}, mwana
baby {n} (young animal)  :: mtoto
baby {n} (immature or infantile person)  :: mtoto
baby {n} (form of address to a man or a woman considered to be attractive)  :: mtoto
baby {n} (lastborn of a family)  :: mtoto
babysitter {n} (baby or child caretaker)  :: mlezi wa muda, mlei, yaya
back {n} (the rear of body)  :: mgongo, migongo pl (noun 3/4)
back {n} (the reverse side)  :: mgongo
back {n} (that which is farthest away from the front)  :: mgongo
bacteria {n} (bacteria)  :: bakteria
bacterium {n} (single celled organism with no nucleus or organelles)  :: bakteria
bad {n} (slang: error, mistake)  :: bozu
badger {v} (fart) SEE: fart  ::
badger {n} (mammal)  :: melesi
bag {n} (flexible container)  :: mfuko
bag {n} (breathalyzer device)  :: mfuko
bag {n}  :: mfuko
baggage {n} (luggage) SEE: luggage  ::
bagpipe {n} (bagpipes) SEE: bagpipes  ::
bagpipes {n} (musical wind instrument)  :: bagpipes, gaida
Bahamas {prop} (country in the Caribbean)  :: Bahama
Bahamian {adj} (pertaining to the Bahamas)  :: Kibahama
Bahamian {n} (person from the Bahamas)  :: Mbahama
Bahrain {prop} (country in the Middle East)  :: Bahrain
Bahraini {n} (a person from Bahrain or of Bahraini descent)  :: Mbahareni
Bahraini {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Bahrain or the Bahraini people)  :: Kibahareni
bailiff {n} (steward) SEE: steward  ::
Bajan {prop} (Barbadian) SEE: Barbadian  ::
Bajan {adj} (Barbadian) SEE: Barbadian  ::
baker's dozen {n} (cousin) SEE: cousin  ::
Baku {prop} (the capital of Azerbaijan)  :: Baku
balalaika {n} (Russian instrument)  :: balalaika
balance {n} (astrology: Libra) SEE: Libra  ::
balcony {n} (structure extending from a building)  :: roshani
bald {adj} (having no hair)  :: kipara
bald {adj} ((of tyre) whose surface is worn away)  :: kipara
baleen {n} (plates in mouth of baleen whale)  :: mfupanyangumi
baleen whale {n} (whale of the Mysticeti suborder)  :: nyangumi mwenye mfupanyangumi
ball {n} (solid or hollow sphere)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (object, generally spherical, used for playing games)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (quantity of string, thread, etc., wound into a spherical shape)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (baseball: a pitch that falls outside the strike zone)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (pinball: an opportunity to launch the ball into play)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (ballistics: a solid nonexplosive missile)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (mathematics: set of points in a metric space lying within a given distance of a given point)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (testicle)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (in plural - mildly vulgar slang - nonsense)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (in plural — slang — courage)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (cricket: a single delivery)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (anatomy: ball of a foot)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {v} (vulgar slang: have sexual intercourse with)  :: mpira {c3} {c4}
balloon {n} (inflatable object)  :: mabofu
balloon {n} (child’s toy)  :: puto
ball pen {n} (ballpoint pen) SEE: ballpoint pen  ::
ballpoint pen {n} (pen)  :: kalamu
balls {n} (follow the translations in the entry "ball") SEE: ball  ::
Bambara {prop} (language)  :: Kibambara
bamboo {n} (plant)  :: mwanzi
banana {n} (fruit)  :: ndizi
banana {n} (plant)  :: mgomba
band {n} (strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together)  :: bendi
band {n} (strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached)  :: bendi
band {n} (part of radio spectrum)  :: bendi
band {n} (group of energy levels in a solid state material)  :: bendi
band {v} (to fasten with a band)  :: bendi
band {v} (ornithology: to fasten an identifying band around the leg of)  :: bendi
band {n} (group of musicians)  :: bendi
band {n} (orchestra originally playing janissary music)  :: bendi
band {n} (group of people loosely united for a common purpose)  :: bendi
band {n} (anthropology: small group of people living in a simple society)  :: bendi
band {n} (Canada: recognized group of aboriginals)  :: bendi
band {v} ((intransitive) to group together for a common purpose)  :: bendi
bandage {n} (medical binding)  :: bendeji, plasta
bandage {v} (to apply a bandage to something)  :: bendeji
banded anteater {n} (numbat) SEE: numbat  ::
bandit {n} (one who robs others)  :: haramia
bandit {n} (an outlaw)  :: haramia
bane {v} (to (kill by) poison) SEE: poison  ::
bane {n} (killer) SEE: killer  ::
Bangla {prop} (Bengali) SEE: Bengali  ::
Bangladesh {prop} (country)  :: Bangladesh
Bangladeshi {n} (person from Bangladesh or of Bangladeshi descent)  :: Mbangladesh
bangle {n} (a rigid bracelet or anklet, especially one with no clasp)  :: bangili {c9} {c10}
banjo {n} (a musical instrument)  :: banjo, zeze la kizungu
bank {n} (institution)  :: benki
bank account {n} (fund deposited by a customer for safekeeping in a bank)  :: akaunti ya benki
banknote {n} (paper currency)  :: noti, mwsada
banquet {n} (a large celebratory meal; a feast)  :: hafla
banyan {n} (Indian trader, merchant)  :: baniani
baobab {n} (Adansonia digitata)  :: mbuyu {c3} {c4}
bar {n} (vertical bar mark) SEE: pipe  ::
bar {prep} (with the exception of) SEE: except  ::
barb {n} (bit for a horse) SEE: bit  ::
barb {n} (beard or something that resembles a beard) SEE: beard  ::
Barbadian {n} (person from Barbados)  :: Mbabadosi
Barbadian {adj} (of or relating to Barbados)  :: Kibabadosi
Barbados {prop} (country in the Caribbean)  :: Barbados
barbarous {adj}  :: shenzi
barbecue {v} (grill) SEE: grill  ::
barber {n} (person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers' hair and beards)  :: kinyozi
bark {v}  :: -bwekea
bark {n} (exterior covering of a tree)  :: chamba {s}, vyamba {p}, gome {s}, [noun 5/6] magome {p}
barley {n} (Hordeum vulgare or its grains)  :: shayiri
barn {n} (child) SEE: child  ::
barn owl {n} (An owl of the genus Tyto)  :: bundi
barracuda {n} (predatory competitor) SEE: shark  ::
barrel {n} (tube) SEE: tube  ::
barrel {n} (round vessel made from staves bound with a hoop)  :: pipa
barrier {n} (structure that bars passage)  :: kizuizi
barrier {n} (obstacle or impediment)  :: kizuizi
barrier {n} (boundary or limit)  :: kizuizi
base {n} (something from which other things extend)  :: uanzishaji, uanzishaji
base {n} (apron) SEE: apron  ::
baseball {n} (ball game)  :: besiboli
basin {n} (bowl for washing)  :: karai, beseni
basin {n} (area of land that drains into a river)  :: beseni
basket {n} (container)  :: kikapu
basket {n} (notional place to store items before ordering them online)  :: kikapu
basket {n} (basketball: hoop from which a net is suspended)  :: kikapu
basket {n} (basketball: act of putting the ball through the basket)  :: kikapu
basketball {n} (the sport)  :: mpira wa kikapu
bassoon {n} (musical instrument in the woodwind family)  :: basuni
bastard {n} (longsword) SEE: longsword  ::
bastille {n} (prison) SEE: prison  ::
bat {n} (small flying mammal)  :: popo {c9} {c10}
bate {v} (simple past of beat) SEE: beat  ::
bath {n} (tub)  :: bafu
bath {n} (room)  :: bafu
bathe {v} (to clean oneself)  :: -oga
bathe {v}  :: kuoga
bathos {n} (depth) SEE: depth  ::
bathroom {n} (room with a toilet) SEE: toilet  ::
battery {n} (device storing electricity)  :: betri
battle {n} (general action, fight, or encounter; a combat)  :: vita
bay {n} (body of water)  :: ghuba
Bay of Bengal {prop} (Large bay in the northeastern Indian Ocean)  :: Ghuba ya Bungala
bayonet {n} (weapon)  :: singe
bazaar {n} (marketplace)  :: soko
be {v} (occupy a place)  :: kuwa
beach {n} (sandy shore)  :: pwani {9} {10}
beak {n} (structure projecting from a bird's face)  :: mdomo {cm} {cmi}
beam {n} (transverse member of a ship's frame)  :: boriti
bean {n} (seed)  :: haragwe {s}, maharagwe {p} [noun 5/6]
bean {n} (pod)  :: maharagwe
bean {n} (other bean-like seed)  :: maharagwe
bear {n} (large mammal of family Ursidae)  :: dubu [nc 5/6]
beard {n} (facial hair)  :: ndevu {p}
beard {n} (woman accompanying a gay male)  :: ndevu
beast {n} (non-human animal)  :: nunda {c9} {c10}
beast {n} (domestic animal)  :: mnyama {c1} {c2}
beast {n} (violent/antisocial person)  :: nunda {c9} {c10}
beat {v} (to hit, to knock, to pound, to strike)  :: chapa
beau {n} (boyfriend) SEE: boyfriend  ::
beautiful {adj} (possessing charm and attractive)  :: zuri
beauty {n} (quality of pleasing appearance)  :: urembo, uzuri, jamala
beauty spot {n} (birthmark) SEE: mole  ::
beaver {n} (aquatic rodent)  :: biva
because of {prep} (on account of, by reason of, for the purpose of)  :: kwa ajili ya
bed {n} (piece of furniture)  :: kitanda
bed {n} (prepared spot to spend the night in)  :: kitanda
bedbug {n} (small nocturnal insect)  :: kunguni
bedroom {n} (room in a house where a bed is kept for sleeping)  :: chumba cha kulala, pakulalia
bedsheet {n} (a sheet, a piece of cloth cut and finished as bedlinen)  :: shuka
bee {n} (insect)  :: nyuki
beech {n} (tree of Fagus family)  :: mfune
beef {n} (cow, bull) SEE: cow  ::
beef {n} (meat)  :: nyama ya ng'ombe
beef up {v} (to strengthen or reinforce) SEE: strengthen  ::
beehive {n} (home of bees)  :: mzinga
beer {n} (alcoholic drink made of malt)  :: bia, pombe
beer {n} (drink made from roots)  :: pombe
beer {n} (solution produced by steeping plant materials)  :: pombe
beer {n} (glass of beer)  :: pombe
beetle {n} (insect)  :: mende
beetroot {n} (a normally deep red coloured cultivar of the beet)  :: tini
befool {v} (to fool, trick or deceive someone)  :: pumbaza
before {prep} (earlier than in time)  :: kabla ya
before {prep} (in front of in space)  :: mbele ya
before {prep} (at a higher or greater position in a subjective ranking)  :: awali
before {adv} (at an earlier time)  :: kabla, awali
beg {v}  :: -ng'ang'ania, -omba
beggar {n} (person who begs)  :: mwombaji
beggary {n} (The state of a beggar; indigence, extreme poverty)  :: ufukara
begin {v} (to start, to initiate or take the first step into something.)  :: kuanza
behavior {n} (way matter or systems behave)  :: tabia
behaviour {n} (behavior) SEE: behavior  ::
behest {n} (vow) SEE: vow  ::
behest {n} (promise) SEE: promise  ::
behind {prep} (at the back of)  :: nyuma
behind {prep} (to the back of)  :: nyuma
behind {prep} (after, time- or motion-wise)  :: nyuma
behind {prep} (in support of)  :: nyuma
behind {prep}  :: baada
behind {adv} (at the back part; in the rear)  :: nyuma
behind {n} (rear, back-end)  :: nyuma
Belarus {prop} (country)  :: Belarusi
Belarusian {prop} (language)  :: Kibelarus, Kibelorusia (noun 7)
Belgian {n} (Belgian, person from Belgium)  :: Mbelgiji
Belgium {prop} (country in Europe)  :: Ubelgiji, Ubelgiji
belief {n}  :: imani
believer {n} (person who believes)  :: muumini
Belize {prop} (country)  :: Belize
Belizean {n} (person from Belize)  :: Mbelize
Belizean {adj} (Pertaining to Belize)  :: Kibelize
Belizian {n} (Belizean) SEE: Belizean  ::
Belizian {adj} (Belizean) SEE: Belizean  ::
bell {n} (percussive instrument)  :: kengele
bell {n} (informal: telephone call)  :: kengele
bell {n} (signal at a school)  :: kengele
bell {n} (the flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument)  :: kengele
bellybutton {n} (the navel or umbilicus) SEE: navel  ::
below {adv} (in a lower place)  :: chini
benchlet {n} (stool) SEE: stool  ::
bend {v} (to cause to shape into a curve)  :: pinda, kunja
bend {v} (to become curved)  :: pinda
bend {v} (to change direction)  :: pinda
bend {v} (to force to submit)  :: pinda, kunja
bend {v} (to tie a line)  :: pinda
bend {v} (to change the pitch)  :: pinda
bend {v} (to swing the body when rowing)  :: pinda
bend {n} (curve)  :: pinda
bend {n} (knot)  :: pinda
bend {n} (decompression sickness)  :: pinda
bend {n} (heraldry: one of the ordinaries)  :: pinda
Benedictine {n} (monk or nun)  :: Mbenedikto
benefit {n} (advantage, help or aid)  :: manufaa
Bengal {prop} (region in South Asia)  :: Bungala
Bengal fox {n} (Vulpes bengalensis)  :: mbweha wa Bungala
Bengali {adj} (of or pertaining to Bengal)  :: -a kibengali
Bengali {n} (person from Bengal)  :: Mbengali
Bengali {prop} (language)  :: Kibengali
Bengal tiger {n} (Panthera tigris tigris)  :: chui-milia wa Bungala
Benin {prop} (country)  :: Benini
be quiet {interj} (remain silent) SEE: silence  ::
Berlin {prop} (capital city of Germany)  :: Berlin
Berlin Wall {prop} (wall that parted Berlin)  :: ukuta wa Berlin
beryl {n} (gem)  :: zabarajadi
beryl {n} (colour)  :: rangi ya zabarajadi
beryllium {n} (chemical element)  :: berili
be sick {v} (vomit) SEE: vomit  ::
besides {prep} (in addition to)  :: aidha
betel nut {n} (An egg-shaped seed of the betel palm)  :: popoo
betel palm {n} (Areca catechu, an Asiatic palm)  :: mpopoo
Bethlehem {prop} (City)  :: Bethlehemu
betray {v} (to deliver into the hands of an enemy)  :: kusaliti
better {adj} (comparative of the adjectives good or well)  :: bora
better {adv} (comparative form of the adverb well)  :: bora
better {v} (to improve)  :: bora
beverage {n} (drink)  :: kinywaji
bewail {v} (to wail over)  :: kuombolezea
bewitch {v} (to cast a spell)  :: roga
beyond {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife  ::
Bharat {prop} (India) SEE: India  ::
Bhutan {prop} (Himalayan country)  :: Butani
Bhutanese {n} (person from Bhutan)  :: Mbutani
Bhutanese {adj} (pertaining to Bhutan)  :: Kibutani
Bible {prop} (Christian holy book)  :: Biblia, Neno la Mungu {c5}
bicycle {n} (vehicle)  :: baisikeli {c9} {c10}, baiskeli, baiskili
bier {n} (litter to transport the corpse of a dead person)  :: jeneza
big {adj} (of a great size, see also: large)  :: kubwa
big {adj} (adult)  :: pevu, kubwa
big eater {n} (glutton) SEE: glutton  ::
bile {n} (secretion produced by the liver)  :: nyongo
bill {n} (weapon of infantry)  :: mswada
bill {n} (cutting instrument)  :: mswada
bill {n} (somebody armed with a bill)  :: mswada
bill {n} (extremity of the arm of an anchor)  :: mswada
bill {v} (to work with a bill)  :: mwsada
bill {n} (bird's beak)  :: mwsada
bill {n} (beaklike projection)  :: mwsada
bill {v} (to stroke bill against bill)  :: mwsada
bill {n} (written inventory)  :: mswada
bill {n} (official statement)  :: mswada
bill {n} (draft of a law)  :: mswada
bill {n} (law: declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant)  :: mswada
bill {n} (invoice)  :: mswada
bill {n} (advertisement)  :: mswada
bill {n} (bill of exchange)  :: mswada
bill {v} (to advertise by a bill)  :: mwsada
bill {v} (to charge or enter in a bill)  :: mwsada
bill {n} (piece of paper money) SEE: banknote  ::
billfold {n} (wallet) SEE: wallet  ::
billion {num} (a thousand million; 1,000,000,000; a milliard)  :: bilioni
billy goat {n} (male goat)  :: beberu
biology {n} (study of living matter)  :: biolojia, elimuviumbe
birch {n} (tree)  :: mbetula
birch {n} (wood)  :: ubao wa mbetula
bird {n} (animal)  :: ndege {c9} {c10}
bird {n} (person)  :: ndege
bird {n} (woman)  :: ndege
bird {n} (time in prison)  :: ndege
birdlime {n} (serving of a prison sentence) SEE: time  ::
birdlime {n} (sticky substance to catch birds)  :: ulimbo
biro {n} (ballpoint pen) SEE: ballpoint pen  ::
birth {n} (process of childbearing; beginning of life)  :: zaa
birth {n} (instance of childbirth)  :: zaliwa
birth {n} (beginning or start; a point of origin)  :: zaliw
birth {n} (circumstances of one's background)  :: zaliwa
birth {v} (to give birth (to))  :: kuzaa
birthday {n} (anniversary)  :: siku ya uzalishi
biscuit {n} (small, flat baked good, see also: cookie)  :: biskuti
biscuit {n} (ship's "bread")  :: biskuti
biscuit {n} (form of earthenware)  :: biskuti
bishop {n} (church official, supervisor of priests and congregations)  :: askofu
bison {n} (A wild ox, Bison bonasus)  :: baisani {c9} {c10}
bison {n} (A similar American animal, Bison bison)  :: baisani wa Marekani {c9} {c10}
bit {n} (metal in horse's mouth)  :: charaza
bit {n} (rotary cutting tool)  :: charaza
bit {n} (eighth of a dollar)  :: charaza
bit {n} (small amount of something)  :: charaza
bit {n} (portion)  :: charaza
bit {n} (math: binary digit)  :: charaza
bit {n} (computing smallest unit of storage)  :: charaza
bit {n} (datum that may take on one of exactly two values)  :: charaza
bit {n} (coin) SEE: coin  ::
bitch {n} (complaint) SEE: complaint  ::
bite {v} (to cut off a piece by clamping the teeth)  :: mdundo
bite {v} (to hold something by clamping one’s teeth)  :: mdundo
bite {v} (to attack with the teeth)  :: mdundo
bite {v} (to take hold)  :: mdundo
bite {v} (to bite a baited hook or other lure)  :: mdundo
bite {v} (to fall for a deception)  :: mdundo
bite {v} (to sting)  :: mdundo
bite {n} (act of biting)  :: mdundo
bite {n} (wound left behind after having been bitten)  :: mdundo
bite {n} (swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting)  :: mdundo
bite {n} (mouthful)  :: mdundo
blab {n} (gossip) SEE: gossip  ::
black {adj} (absorbing all light)  :: eusi
black {adj} (without light)  :: eusi
black {adj} (relating to persons of African descent)  :: eusi, mweusi
black {adj} (illegitimate, illegal or disgraced)  :: eusi
black {adj} (overcrowded)  :: jaa
blackberry {n} (fruit)  :: forosadi nyeusi
blackberry {n} (blackcurrant) SEE: blackcurrant  ::
blackcurrant {n} (shrub)  :: mtunda bukini mweusi
blackcurrant {n} (berry)  :: tunda bukini jeusi
black elder {n} (Sambucus nigra) SEE: elder  ::
black-eyed pea {n} (cowpea plant)  :: mkunde
black-eyed pea {n} (cowpea bean)  :: ukunde
Black Forest {prop} (German forest and mountain range)  :: Msitu Mweusi {cm} {cmi}
black hole {n} (celestial body)  :: shimo jeusi
blacking {n} (shoe polish) SEE: shoe polish  ::
black nightshade {n}  :: mnavu, mnafu
black pepper {n} (spice)  :: pilipili manga
Black Sea {prop} (an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Asia Minor)  :: Bahari Nyeusi
blacksmith {n} (iron forger, see also: smith)  :: mhunzi
blame {n} (responsibility) SEE: responsibility  ::
Blanche {prop} (female given name)  :: Blanchi
blanket {n} (fabric)  :: blanketi
blanket {n} (layer of anything)  :: blanketi
blasphemy {n} (Irreverence toward something sacred)  :: kufuru
blast {n} (violent gust of wind)  :: kilipuzi
blast {n} (forcible stream of air)  :: kilipuzi
blessing {n} (divine or supernatural aid or reward)  :: baraka
blessing {n} (good fortune)  :: baraka
blessing {n} (act of declaring, seeking or bestowing favor)  :: baraka
blessing {n} (prayer before a meal) SEE: grace  ::
blind {adj} (unable to see)  :: kipofu
blogger {n} (contributor to a blog)  :: mwanablogu
blood {n} (vital liquid flowing in animal bodies)  :: damu
blood {n} (blood test or blood sample)  :: damu
blood {n}  :: damu
blood {v} (to cause to be covered with blood)  :: damu
blood money {n} (blood money)  :: diya {c9}
bloodsucker {n} (vampire) SEE: vampire  ::
bloodsucker {n} (one who attempts to take as much from others as possible)  :: mnyonya-damu
bloom {n} (flower) SEE: flower  ::
blow {v} (to produce an air current)  :: -puliza
blow {v} (to create or shape by blowing)  :: panchi
blow {v} ((of a cetacean) exhale visibly through the spout the seawater)  :: panchi
blow {v} (to explode)  :: panchi
blow {v} (be very undesirable)  :: panchi
blow {v} (to squander)  :: panchi
blow {v} (to fellate)  :: panchi
blow {v} (to leave)  :: panchi
blow {n} (strong wind)  :: panchi
blow {n} (chance to catch one’s breath)  :: panchi
blow {n} (act of striking or hitting)  :: panchi
blow {n} (damaging occurrence)  :: panchi
blow {n} (cocaine) SEE: snow  ::
blower {n} (telephone) SEE: telephone  ::
blue {n} (sky, literally or figuratively) SEE: sky  ::
blue {adj} (blue-colored)  :: bluu
blue {adj} (depressed)  :: bluu
blue {adj} (pornographic)  :: bluu
blue {adj} (of or pertaining to US Democratic Party)  :: bluu, bluu
blue {n} (colour)  :: bluu
blue {v} (to make blue)  :: bluu
blue {v} (to turn blue)  :: bluu
blue {v} (to passivate steel)  :: bluu
blueberry {n} (fruit)  :: buluuberi, beri ya buluu
blueberry {n} (plant)  :: mbuluuberi
blueberry {n} (colour)  :: rangi ya buluuberi
blue monkey {n} (species of African monkey)  :: kima
boar {n} (wild boar) SEE: wild boar  ::
board {n} (piece of wood or other material)  :: bao
board {n} (device containing electrical switches)  :: bao
board {n} (blackboard, whiteboard, etc.)  :: bao
board {n} (committee)  :: bao
board {n} (side of a ship)  :: bao
board {n} (wall surrounding ice hockey rink)  :: bao
board {n} (basketball: a rebound)  :: bao
board game {n} (game played on a board)  :: bao
boat {n} (water craft)  :: chombo, mashua {c9} {c10}
bob {n} (bobber) SEE: float  ::
bobber {n} (buoyant fishing device) SEE: float  ::
Boche {n} (German) SEE: German  ::
bodkin {n} (dagger) SEE: dagger  ::
body {n} (physical structure of a human or animal)  :: mwili, kiwiliwili
body {n} (fleshly or corporeal nature of a human)  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (corpse)  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (torso)  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (largest or most important part of anything (e.g. car bodywork))  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (section of a dress)  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (organisation, company or other authoritative group)  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (group having a common purpose or opinion)  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (collection of knowledge)  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (any physical object or material thing)  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (substance, material presence)  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (comparative viscosity, solidity or substance)  :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (code of a subroutine)  :: kiwiliwili
Boer {n} (South African of Dutch descent)  :: Kaburu
bogie {n} (cigarette) SEE: cigarette  ::
bogie {n} (ghost) SEE: ghost  ::
boil {n} (accumulation of pus)  :: uvimbe, jipu
boil {n} (collective noun for hawks)  :: uvimbe
boil {v} (heat (a liquid) until it begins to turn into a gas)  :: uvimbe
boil {v} (cook in boiling water)  :: chemsha
boil {v} (begin to turn into a gas)  :: uvimbe
boil {v} (colloquial: of the weather, to be uncomfortably hot)  :: uvimbe
boil {v} (colloquial: of a person, to be uncomfortably hot)  :: uvimbe
boiled {adj} (drunk) SEE: drunk  ::
Bolivia {prop} (country in South America)  :: Bolivia
Bolivian {n} (Bolivian person)  :: Mbolivia
Bolivian {adj} (pertaining to Bolivia)  :: Kibolivia
bomb {n} (device filled with explosives)  :: bomu
bomb {n} (unpopular commercial product)  :: bomu
bomb {n} (car in poor condition)  :: bomu
bon appétit {interj} (used to wish someone enjoyment of the meal they are about to eat)  :: karibu chakula
bond {n} (documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract)  :: fungo
bone {n} (material)  :: mfupa
bone {n} (component of a skeleton)  :: mfupa
bone {n} (fishbone)  :: mfupa
bone {n} (corset part)  :: mfupa
bone {v} (to remove bones)  :: mfupa
bone {v} (slang: have sexual intercourse with)  :: mfupa
bonjour {interj} (hello) SEE: hello  ::
bonnet {n} (cover over the engine of a motor car)  :: boneti
bon voyage {interj} (wish of good journey)  :: safari njema
book {n} (collection of sheets of paper bound together containing printed or written material)  :: kitabu, vitabu {p}
book {n} (record of betting)  :: kitabu
book {n} (convenient collection of small paper items, such as stamps)  :: kitabu
book {n} (major division of a published work, larger than a chapter)  :: kitabu
book {n} (script of a musical)  :: kitabu
book {n} (usually in plural: records of the accounts of a business)  :: kitabu
book {v} (to reserve)  :: kitabu
book {v} (to write down, register, record)  :: kitabu
book {v} (to record the details of an offender)  :: kitabu
book {v} (slang: to travel very fast)  :: kitabu
book {n} (ebook) SEE: e-book  ::
bookshop {n} (shop that sells books)  :: duka la vitabu [nc 5/6]
bookstore {n} (bookshop) SEE: bookshop  ::
boot {n} (heavy shoe that covers part of the leg)  :: buti
boot {n} (luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car) SEE: trunk  ::
bordello {n} (brothel) SEE: brothel  ::
border {n} (the line or frontier area separating regions)  :: mpaka
boron {n} (chemical element)  :: boroni
borough {n} (administrative district)  :: manispaa
Bosnia and Herzegovina {prop} (country on the Balkan peninsula)  :: Bosnia na Herzegovina
Bosphorus {prop} (a strait that passes through Istanbul)  :: Bosporus
boss {n} (person in charge)  :: bwana
botany {n} (scientific study of plants)  :: botania, elimumime
Botswana {prop} (Republic of Botswana)  :: Botswana
Botswanan {n} (person from Botswana)  :: Mtswana, Mbotswana
bottle {n} (container)  :: chupa
bottle gourd {n} (calabash) SEE: calabash  ::
bottom {n} (abyss) SEE: abyss  ::
bottom {n} (gay sexual slang: penetrated partner in sex)  :: msenge
boundary {n} (dividing line or location between two areas)  :: mpaka
bounty {n} (generosity) SEE: generosity  ::
bow {n} (weapon used for shooting arrows)  :: upinde [nc 11/10], uta [nc 11/10]
bowl {n} (container)  :: bakuli
bowl {n} (haircut) SEE: bowl cut  ::
bowl cut {n} (haircut)  :: bakuli
bowler {n} (pitcher) SEE: pitcher  ::
bowsprit {n} (spar projecting over the prow of a sailing vessel)  :: dasturi
box {n} (cuboid container)  :: sanduku {cma}
boxer {n} (participant in a boxing match)  :: bondia
boxing {n} (the sport of boxing)  :: ndondi
boy {n} (young male)  :: kijana
boy {n} (male servant)  :: mvulana
boy {n} (non-white male)  :: mvulana
boy {n} (lower-class or disreputable man)  :: mvulana
boy {n} (male of any age, used as a friendly diminutive)  :: mvulana
boy {n} (male friend)  :: mvulana
boy {interj} (surprise or pleasure)  :: mvulana
boyfriend {n} (male partner in a romantic relationship)  :: mpenzi
bra {n} (brassiere)  :: sindiria, kanchiri
brachium {n} (upper arm) SEE: upper arm  ::
brain {n} (organ)  :: ubongo
brain {n} (intelligent person)  :: bongo
brain {n} (person providing intelligence)  :: bongo
brain {n} (brains: intellect)  :: bongo
brain {n} (part of computer)  :: bongo
brain {v} (to strike on the head)  :: bongo, bongo
brain {v} (to kill a person by smashing the skull)  :: bongo
branch {n} (woody part of a tree arising from the trunk)  :: tanzu
branch {n} (part that divides like the branch of a tree)  :: tanzu
branch {n} (location of an organization with several locations)  :: tanzu
branch {n} (line of family descent)  :: mlango {c2} {c3}
branch {n} (Mormonism: small congregation)  :: tanzu
branch {n}  :: tawi
branch {v} (to arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree)  :: tanzu
branch {v} (to produce branches)  :: tanzu
brassiere {n} (bra) SEE: bra  ::
brave {adj} (strong in the face of fear)  :: jasiri
bravery {n} (being brave)  :: ujasiri
Brazil {prop} (Portuguese-speaking country in South America)  :: Brazili
Brazilian {n} (person from Brazil)  :: Mbrazili
Brazilian {adj} (pertaining to Brazil)  :: Kibrazili
Brazilian Portuguese {prop} (Portuguese spoken and written in Brazil)  :: Kireno cha Kibrazili
bread {n} (baked dough made from cereals)  :: mkate {3} {4}
bread {n} (countable: any variety of bread)  :: kipande cha mkate
bread {n} (slang: money)  :: mkati
bread {n} (food, sustenance, support of life, in general)  :: riziki {c9} {c10}
bread {v} (to bread)  :: mkati
breadbasket {n} (stomach) SEE: stomach  ::
breadth {n} (width) SEE: width  ::
break {v} (intransitive: to stop functioning properly or altogether)  :: kuvunjika
break {v} (transitive: to cause to stop functioning)  :: kuvunja
breakfast {n} (first meal of the day)  :: chakula cha asubuhi
break one's fast {v} (to conclude any period of fasting by consuming food)  :: kufungua kinywa
breast {n} (female organ)  :: titi {c5} {c6}
breast {n} (seat of emotions)  :: kifua {c7} {c8}
breast {n}  :: titi, matiti [pl noun 5/6], titi; maziwa [pl (noun 6)]
breastplate {n} (armor)  :: kinga ya kifuani
breathe {v} (to draw air in and out)  :: -pumua
brew {n} (beer) SEE: beer  ::
brew {v} (to be in a state of preparation)  :: chebuka
brew {n} (something brewed)  :: chebuka
brew {n} (hill) SEE: hill  ::
bribe {n} (inducement to dishonesty)  :: hongo
bribe {v} (to give a bribe)  :: -honga
brick {n} (hardened block used for building)  :: tofali {c5} {c6}
brick {n}  :: tofali, matofali {p} [noun 5/6]
bride {n} (bride)  :: biarusi, biharusi
bridegroom {n} (bridegroom, groom)  :: bwana harusi, bwana arusi
bride price {n} (sum paid to the family of the bride)  :: mahari
bridge {n} (construction or natural feature that spans a divide)  :: daraja
bridge {n} (nautical)  :: daraja
bridge {n} (communications)  :: daraja
bridge {n} (card game)  :: daraja
brim {n} (a projecting rim, especially of a hat)  :: ukingo
brimstone {n} (sulfur) SEE: sulfur  ::
bring {v} (to transport toward somebody/somewhere)  :: kuleta
brinjal {n} (an aubergine) SEE: eggplant  ::
briny {n} (sea) SEE: sea  ::
Britain {prop} (United Kingdom) SEE: United Kingdom  ::
britches {n} (pants) SEE: pants  ::
British English {prop} (English language as in Britain, especially in England)  :: Kiingereza cha Uingereza
bro {n} (a male sibling) SEE: brother  ::
broad {adj} (wide) SEE: wide  ::
broad {n} (whore) SEE: whore  ::
broadsword {n} (a longsword with a broad cutting blade)  :: upanga mpana
broke {adj} (lacking money; bankrupt)  :: msoto
broker {n} (mediator between a buyer and seller)  :: madalali
broker {n} (computing: agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions)  :: madalali
broker {v} (to mediate in a sale or transaction)  :: udalali
brook {n} (a small stream)  :: kijito
broom {n} (domestic utensil)  :: ufagio
broom {n}  :: fagio, mafagio pl {c5}{c6}
brothel {n} (house of prostitution)  :: danguro, madanguro, madangro, dangro
brother {n} (male sibling)  :: ndugu, kaka
brown {n} (colour)  :: kahawia
bruise {n} (medical: mark on the skin)  :: chubuko
Brunei {prop} (a country in Southeast Asia)  :: Brunei
Bruneian {n} (person from Brunei)  :: Mbrunei
Bruneian {adj} (pertaining to Brunei)  :: Kibrunei
brush {n} (implement)  :: burashi, brashi
Brussels {prop} (capital of Belgium)  :: Brussels
brute {n} (brutal person)  :: nunda {c9} {c10}
bubble {n} (Greek) SEE: Greek  ::
bucket {n} (container)  :: ndoo
bucket {n} (amount held in this container)  :: ndoo
bucket {n} (part of piece of machinery)  :: ndoo
bucket {n} (old car)  :: ndoo
bucket {n} (basketball: basket)  :: ndoo
Buddhism {n} (religion and philosophy)  :: Ubudha
Buddhist {adj} (of, relating to, or practicing Buddhism)  :: Kibudha
Buddhist {n} (practitioner of Buddhism)  :: Mbudha
Buddhist {n} (follower of Buddha)  :: Mbudha
buffalo {n} (Old World mammals)  :: mbogo, nyati
bugle {n} (music: simple brass instrument)  :: buruji
build {v} ((transitive) to form by combining materials or parts)  :: kujenga
builder {n} (a person who builds or constructs things)  :: mjenzi, mjengaji
building {n} (act or process of building)  :: jenga
building {n} (closed structure with walls and a roof)  :: jengo
bulb {n} (rounded solid object)  :: glopu
bulb {n} (bulb-shaped root)  :: glopu
bulb {n} (light bulb) SEE: light bulb  ::
Bulgaria {prop} (country)  :: Bulgaria
Bulgarian {prop} (language)  :: Kibulgaria
bull {n} (uncastrated adult male bovine)  :: fahali
bullet {n} (projectile)  :: risasi
bully {n} (pimp) SEE: pimp  ::
bumfodder {n} (toilet paper) SEE: toilet paper  ::
bunch {n} (a group of similar things)  :: fungu
bunch {n} (an informal body of friends)  :: fungu
bunch {n} (a considerable amount)  :: fungu
bunch {v} (to gather into a bunch)  :: fungu
bundle {n} (group of objects held together by wrapping or tying)  :: furushi
bundle {n} (package wrapped or tied up for carrying)  :: furusi
bundle {n} (biology: cluster of closely bound muscle or nerve fibres)  :: furusi
bundle {n} (colloquial: large amount, especially of money)  :: furusi
bundle {v} (to tie or wrap together)  :: furushi
bundle {v} (to hustle, dispatch quickly)  :: furusi
bundle {v} (to dress someone warmly)  :: furushi
bundle {v} (intransitive: to dress warmly)  :: furushi
bundle {v} (computing: to sell hardware and software as single product)  :: kifurushi
bundle {v} (intransitive: to hurry)  :: furusha
bung {n} (bribe) SEE: bribe  ::
bung {n} (stopper)  :: kizibo
buoy {n} (nautical: a moored float)  :: boya
burden {n} (heavy load)  :: mzigo
bureau {n} (office (room)) SEE: office  ::
burial {n} (interment)  :: mziko
Burkina Faso {prop} (country)  :: Bukinafaso
Burma {prop} (Southeast Asian country (former name), see also: Myanmar)  :: Bama, Myama
burn {n} (physical sensation in the muscles)  :: choma
burn {n} (intense non-physical sting)  :: choma
burn {v} (cause to be consumed by fire)  :: choma
burn {v} (be consumed by fire)  :: choma
burn {v} (overheat)  :: choma
burn {v} (become overheated)  :: choma
burn {v} (injure (a person or animal) with heat or caustic chemicals)  :: choma
burn {v} (feel hot)  :: choma
burn {v} (write data)  :: choma
burn {v} (curling: accidentally touch a moving stone)  :: choma
burn {v} (waste (time))  :: choma
burn {v} (pontoon: swap a pair of cards for another pair; deal a dead card)  :: choma
Burundi {prop} (a country in Eastern Africa)  :: Burundi
Burundian {n} (person from Burundi)  :: Mrundi
bus {n} (vehicle)  :: basi
bus {n} (electrical conductor)  :: basi
bus {n} (medical slang: ambulance) SEE: ambulance  ::
bush {n} (category of woody plant)  :: kichaka
bush {n} (pubic hair)  :: kichaka
bush antelope {n} (bushbuck) SEE: bushbuck  ::
bushbaby {n} (galago) SEE: galago  ::
bushbuck {n} (Tragelaphus scriptus)  :: pongo, kulungu, mbawala
business {n} (commercial enterprise or establishment)  :: biashara
business {n} (occupation, work or trade of a person)  :: biashara
business {n} (commercial, industrial or professional activity)  :: biashara
business {n} (volume or amount of commercial trade)  :: biashara
business {n} (private commercial interests taken collectively)  :: biashara
business {n} (management of commercial enterprises)  :: biashara
business {n} (business class)  :: biashara
business {n} (collective noun for a group of ferrets)  :: biashara
business card {n} (small card)  :: kadi kazi
busy {adj} (doing a great deal)  :: bizi
but {conj} (rather)  :: bali, lakini, walakini
butcher {n} (a person who prepares and sells meat)  :: mchinjaji
butt {n} (buttocks)  :: matako
butter {n} (soft foodstuff made from milk)  :: siagi
buttercup {n} (flower of the genus Narcissus) SEE: daffodil  ::
butterfly {n} (insect)  :: kipepeo {c7} {c8}
butterfly {n} (butterfly tape)  :: kipepeo
butterfly {n} (swimming stroke) SEE: butterfly stroke  ::
butterfly stroke {n} (swimming stroke)  :: kipepeo
butthole {n} (anus) SEE: anus  ::
butt-naked {adj} (naked) SEE: naked  ::
buttock {n} (each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body)  :: tako
button {n} (knob or small disc serving as a fastener)  :: kitufe
button {n} (a mechanical device meant to be pressed with a finger)  :: kitufe
button {n} (in computer software, an on-screen control that can be selected)  :: kitufe
button {n} (a badge worn on clothes)  :: kitufe
button {n} (botany: a bud)  :: kitufe
button {n} (slang: clitoris)  :: kitufe
button {n} (curling: bullseye)  :: kitufe
button {n} (fencing: a soft tip of the foil)  :: kitufe
button {n} (poker: dealer's button)  :: kitufe
button {v} (to fasten with a button)  :: kitufe
buy {v} (to obtain something with money)  :: kununua
buy {v} (to accept as true)  :: nunua
buzzard {n} (scavenging bird) SEE: vulture  ::
by chance {prep} (Accidental(ly) or unexpected(ly))  :: kwa nasibu
by dint of {prep} (because of) SEE: because of  ::
by the time {prep} (when) SEE: when  ::
Byzantine Empire {prop} (an ancient Greek-speaking empire of Eastern Europe)  :: Ufalme wa Byzantini
Byzantium {prop} (Byzantine Empire) SEE: Byzantine Empire  ::
cab {n} (taxi) SEE: taxi  ::
cabinet {n} (group of ministers)  :: kabati
Cabo Verde {prop} (Cape Verde) SEE: Cape Verde  ::
cachalot {n} (sperm whale) SEE: sperm whale  ::
cactus {n} (member of the Cactaceae)  :: cactus
café {n} (coffee shop)  :: mkahawa
cafe {n} (café) SEE: café  ::
cafeteria {n} (restaurant)  :: mikahawa
cafeteria {n} (dining area)  :: mikahawa
cake {n} (a sweet dessert)  :: keki
calabash {n} (a vine grown for its fruit)  :: mbuyu
calabash {n} (that fruit)  :: mabuyu
calabash {n} (utensil made from it)  :: buyu
calamari {n} (as mollusk) SEE: squid  ::
calcium {n} (chemical element of atomic number 20)  :: kalisiamu
calendar {n} (system by which time is divided)  :: kalenda
calender {v} (to press between rollers)  :: kalenda
calf {n} (young cow or bull)  :: ndama
calf {n} (young elephant, seal or whale (also used of some other animals))  :: ndama
calf {n} (chunk of ice broken off of a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg)  :: ndama
calf {n} (anatomy: back of the leg below the knee)  :: ndama
calf {n} (muscle in the back of the leg below the knee)  :: ndama
calico {n} (kind of cloth)  :: kaniki
call {n} (cry or shout)  :: kilio
call {n} (beckoning or summoning)  :: mwito
call {v} (to request, summon, or beckon)  :: kuita
call {v} (to cry or shout)  :: kuita
call {v} (to contact by telephone)  :: kupiga simu
calling {n} (strong urge to become religious)  :: wito
calling card {n} (printed card identifying the bearer) SEE: business card  ::
calling name {n} (nickname) SEE: nickname  ::
callow {adj} (bald) SEE: bald  ::
calm {n} (period without wind)  :: shwari
cam {n} (camera) SEE: camera  ::
Cambodia {prop} (country in Southeast Asia)  :: Kamboja
camel {n} (beast of burden)  :: ngamia
camelopard {n} (giraffe) SEE: giraffe  ::
camera {n} (still camera)  :: kamera
camera {n} (movie camera)  :: kamera
Cameroon {prop} (country in Central Africa)  :: Kameruni
Cameroonian {n} (person from Cameroon)  :: Mkameruni
camouflage {n}  :: kamaflaji; majificho
camp {n} (outdoor place)  :: kambi
camp {n} (organized event)  :: kambi
camp {n} (base)  :: kambi
camp {n} (group)  :: kambi
camp {v} (to live in a tent)  :: kambi
camp {v} (to stay in an advantageous location)  :: kambi
camp {n} (style)  :: kambi
campaign {n} (series of operations undertaken to achieve a set goal)  :: kampeni
camphor {n} (white transparent waxy crystalline isoprenoid ketone)  :: kafuri
can {n} (a more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids)  :: kopo
Canada {prop} (country in North America)  :: Kanada
Canadian {n} (person from Canada)  :: Mkanada
Canadian {prop} (Canadian English)  :: Kiingereza cha Kanada
Canadian {adj} (of or pertaining to Canada)  :: Kikanada
canal {n} (artificial waterway)  :: mfereji
canal {n}  :: njia ya maji, mfereji
canary {n} (bird from the Canary Islands)  :: chiriku
canary {n} (dance)  :: chiriku
canary {n} (soprano)  :: chiriku
canary {n} (small yellow bird in general)  :: chiriku
canary {adj} (of a light yellow colour)  :: chiriku
canary {v} (to dance nimbly)  :: chiriku
cancel {v} (cross out)  :: ghairi
cancel {v} (invalidate, annul)  :: ghairi
cancel {v} (offset, equalize)  :: ghairi
cancel {v} (remove a common factor)  :: ghairi
cancel {n} (cancellation)  :: ghairi
cancel {n} (mark cancelling a sharp or flat)  :: ghairi
cancer {n} (disease of uncontrolled cellular proliferation)  :: saratani, kansa
Cancer {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Saratani, Kaa
candle {n} (a light source)  :: mshumaa {c3}
cane {n} (slender flexible stem of plants such as bamboo)  :: kiboko, fimbo, ufito
cane {n} (plant itself)  :: mmea
cane {n} (a short wooden or bamboo rod or stick used for corporal punishment)  :: kiboko
cane {n} (long collapsible rod used by vision impaired people)  :: fimbo, ufito
cane {n} (sugar cane) SEE: sugar cane  ::
cannabis {n} (plant)  :: mbangi
cannabis {n} (marijuana) SEE: marijuana  ::
cannon {n} (artillery piece)  :: mzinga
cannot but {v} (cannot but)  :: siwezi lakini
canon {n} (group of literary works accepted as representative)  :: kanoni
canon {n} (eucharistic prayer)  :: kanoni
canon {n} (religious law)  :: kanoni
canon {n} (member of cathedral chapter)  :: kanoni
canon {n} (piece of music)  :: kanoni
canon {n} (fandom: the works considered authoritative regarding a fictional universe)  :: kanoni
canvass {v} (to campaign) SEE: campaign  ::
cap {n} (head covering)  :: kofia
cape {n} (headland)  :: rasi
cape gooseberry {n} (fruit)  :: kepguzbari {c9} {c10}
Cape of Good Hope {prop} (a cape in southwestern South Africa)  :: Rasi ya Tumaini Jema
caper {n} (crime) SEE: crime  ::
Cape Verde {prop} (country in Western Africa)  :: Kepuvede
Cape Verdean {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Cape Verde, its people or their language)  :: Kikepuvede
Cape Verdean {n} (a person from Cape Verde or of Cape Verdean descent)  :: Mkepuvede
capitalism {n} (socio-economic system based on private property rights)  :: ubepari
capitalist {adj} (supporting or endorsing capitalism)  :: bepari
capitalist {n} (supporter of capitalism)  :: bepari
capitalist {n} (owner of capital)  :: bepari
Capricorn {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Jadi, Mbuzi
Capricornus {prop} (astrological sign) SEE: Capricorn  ::
captain {n} (An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major)  :: kapteni
captain {n} (A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore or rear admiral)  :: kapteni
captain {n} (The person lawfully in command of a sea-going vessel)  :: nahodha
captain {n} (One of the athletes on a sports team designated to make decisions)  :: kapteni
captain {v} (to act as a captain)  :: unahodha
captain {v} (to exercise command)  :: amrisha
caption {n} (capture) SEE: capture  ::
capture {n} (act of capturing)  :: nasa
capture {n} (something that has been captured)  :: nasa
capture {v} (take control of)  :: nasa
capture {v} (store, record)  :: nasa
capture {v} (reproduce convincingly)  :: nasa
capture {v} (remove or take control of opponent’s piece)  :: nasa
Capuchin {n} (a member of the Roman Catholic order)  :: Mkapuchini
car {n} (automobile, a vehicle steered by a driver)  :: gari {5} {6}, motokaa {c9} {c10}
car {n} (passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not)  :: gari
car {n} (moving, load-carrying component of an elevator)  :: gari
car {n}  :: [nc 5/6] gari '
car {n} (railway car, railroad carriage) SEE: carriage  ::
caramel {n} (confection)  :: karmeli
carbohydrate {n} (organic compounds; sugar, starch or cellulose)  :: hamirojo
carbon {n} (chemical element)  :: kaboni
carburetor {n} (a device in an internal combustion engine)  :: kabureta
carburettor {n} (motor car part) SEE: carburetor  ::
carcass {n} (body of a dead animal)  :: mzoga, jifu
carcass {n} (frame)  :: kirimba
carcass {n} (body of a dead human) SEE: corpse  ::
card {n} (flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc.)  :: kadi
card {n} ((informal) amusing person)  :: kadi
card {n} ((cricket) tabular presentation of the key statistics of an innings or match)  :: kadi
card {v} (to check IDs)  :: kadi
card {n} (device to raise the nap on a fabric)  :: kadi
card {n} (machine for disentagling the fibres of wool prior to spinning)  :: kadi
card {v} (to use carding device)  :: kadi
card {n} (playing card) SEE: playing card  ::
cardamom {n} (spice)  :: iliki
cardinal {adj} (of fundamental importance)  :: kadinoli
cardinal {adj} (of or relating to the cardinal directions)  :: kadinoli
cardinal {adj} (describing a number that indicates quantity)  :: kadinoli
cardinal {adj} (having a bright red color)  :: kadinoli
cardinal {n} (number indicating quantity)  :: kadinoli
cardinal {n} (official of the Catholic Church)  :: kadinoli
cardinal {n} (bird of the genus Cardinalis)  :: kadinoli
cardinal {n} (any bird in family Cardinalidae)  :: kadinoli
cardinal {n} (colour)  :: kadinoli
carefully {adv} (in a careful manner)  :: taratibu
careless {adj}  :: pumbaa
cargo {n} (freight carried by a ship)  :: shehena
Caribbean {adj} (Pertaining to the sea and region bounded by the American continent and the West Indies)  :: Kikaribiani
Caribbean {prop} (countries)  :: Karibiani
carnelian {n} (reddish brown chalcedony)  :: akiki
carnivore {n} (meat-eating animal)  :: mla-nyama
carpenter {n} (carpentry person)  :: seremala
carpet {n} (a fabric used as a floor covering)  :: zulia
carpet shark {n} (ferret) SEE: ferret  ::
carriage {n} (railroad car)  :: behewa
carrier {n} (person or object that carries someone or something else)  :: mchukuzi
carrier {n} (company in the business of shipping freight)  :: mchukuzi
carrier {n} (signal modulated to transmit information)  :: mchukuzi
carrier {n} (person or organism that has inherited a trait or disease but displays no symptoms)  :: mchukuzi
carrot {n} (Daucus carota ssp. sativus)  :: karoti {9/10}
carrot cake {n} (sweet cake)  :: keki ya karoti
carry {v} (to carry) SEE: bear  ::
cart {n} (small, open, wheeled vehicle, see also: wagon)  :: mkokoteni, rukwama
cart {n} (small motor vehicle resembling a car; a go cart)  :: mkokoteni
cart {v} (To carry goods)  :: mkokoteni
carte de visite {n} (business card) SEE: business card  ::
Carthage {prop} (ancient city in North Africa)  :: Karthago
cartilage {n} (dense connective tissue)  :: gegedu
cartoon {n} (animated cartoon)  :: katuni {c9} {c10}
case {n} (instance or event as a topic of study)  :: kesi
case {n} (legal proceeding)  :: kesi
cashew {n} (tree)  :: mkorosho
cashew {n} (cashew nut) SEE: cashew nut  ::
cashew nut {n} (the seed of the cashew tree)  :: korosho
cash in {v} (to die) SEE: die  ::
casino {n} (public building or room for entertainment, especially gambling)  :: kasino
casket {n} (coffin) SEE: coffin  ::
cassava {n} (manioc, the source of tapioca)  :: muhogo
cassette {n} (small flat case containing magnetic tape)  :: kaseti
cassette {n} (set of sprockets on a bicycle)  :: kaseti
cassette {n} (modular segment of DNA encoding genes for a single function)  :: kaseti
cassowary {n} (a large flightless bird of the genus Casuarius)  :: kasowari
Catalan {prop} (The language of Catalonia)  :: Kikatalan
catalogue {n} (a systematic list of names, books, pictures etc.)  :: katalogi
catalogue {n} (a complete list of items)  :: katalogi
Catalonian {adj} (Catalan) SEE: Catalan  ::
Catalonian {n} (Catalan) SEE: Catalan  ::
catch {n} (the act of catching a ball)  :: daka
catechism {n} (book summarizing the principles of Christianity)  :: katekisimu
caterpillar {n} (larva of a butterfly)  :: kiwavi {c7} {c8}
caterpillar {n}  :: kiwavi (nc 7/8)
catfish {n} (type of fish)  :: kabare
cathode {n} (electrode through which current flows outward)  :: kathodi
Catholic {n} (member of a Catholic church)  :: Mkatoliki
Catholic Church {n} (Roman Catholic Church) SEE: Roman Catholic Church  ::
Catholicism {n} (faiths, practices and doctrines of a Catholic Church)  :: Ukatoliki
catholicity {n} (Catholicism) SEE: Catholicism  ::
cattle {n} (domesticated bovine animals)  :: ng'ombe
cattle chamois {n} (Budorcas taxicolor) SEE: takin  ::
cauliflower {n} (Vegetable)  :: koliflawa
cauliflower {n} (Edible head of a cauliflower plant)  :: mkoliflawa
cease {v} (transitive)  :: kuacha
cedar {n} (coniferous tree in genus Cedrus)  :: mwerezi
ceil {n} (ceiling) SEE: ceiling  ::
ceiling {n} (upper limit of room)  :: dari
celebration {n} (formal performance of a solemn rite)  :: sherehe
celebration {n} (act or process of showing gratitude, appreciation or remembrance)  :: sherehe
celebration {n} (social gathering for entertainment and fun)  :: sherehe
celery {n} (the stalks of this herb)  :: figili mwitu
cell {n} (component of an electrical battery)  :: seli
cell {n} (room in a prison for containing inmates)  :: seli
cell {n} (room in a monastery for sleeping one person)  :: seli
cell {n} (small group of people forming part of a larger organization)  :: seli
cell {n} (small thunderstorm that forms ahead of a storm front)  :: seli
cell {n} (basic unit of a living organism)  :: seli
cell {n} (biological cavity)  :: seli
cell {n} (minimal unit of a cellular automaton that can change state and has an associated behavior)  :: seli
cell {n} (a short, fixed-length packet as in asynchronous transfer mode)  :: seli
cell {n} (region of radio reception that is a part of a larger radio network)  :: seli
cell {n} (geometry: a three-dimensional facet of a polytope)  :: seli
cell {n} (informal: a cellular telephone, see also: mobile phone)  :: seli
cell nucleus {n} (cytology: large organelle found in cells) SEE: nucleus  ::
cello {n} (musical instrument)  :: chelo
cell phone {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone  ::
cellular {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone  ::
cellular phone {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone  ::
cement {n} (a powdered substance)  :: simiti, sementi
cement {n} (the paste-like substance)  :: simiti, sementi
cement {n} (any material with strong adhesive properties)  :: simiti
cement {v} (to affix with cement)  :: simiti
cement {v} (to make permanent)  :: simiti
cemetery {n} (a place where the dead are buried) SEE: graveyard  ::
census {n} (official count of members of a population)  :: sensa
cent {n} (subunit of currency in US and elsewhere)  :: senti
cent {n} (one-hundredth of a euro)  :: senti
cent {n} (coin)  :: senti
centaur {n} (mythical half-man, half-horse)  :: kentauro
centimetre {n} (one-hundredth of a metre)  :: sentimita
centipede {n} (a segmented arthropod of class Chilopoda)  :: tandu
central {adj} (being in the centre)  :: katikati
central {adj} (being the most important)  :: katikati
central {adj} (having or containing the centre of something)  :: katikati
Central African Republic {prop} (country in Central Africa)  :: Jamhuri ya Afrika ya Kati
central bank {n} (the principal monetary authority of a polity)  :: benki kuu
Cerberus {prop} (mythological three-headed dog)  :: Serbero {m}
cereal {n} (type of grass)  :: nafaka
Ceres {prop} (Roman goddess)  :: Seresi
Ceres {prop} (dwarf planet)  :: Seresi
certain {adj} (not specifically named, indeterminate, indefinite)  :: fulani
certainly {adv} (without doubt, surely)  :: maalum
certainty {n} (state of being certain)  :: bainisha
certificate {n} (a document containing a certified statement)  :: hati
cerumen {n} (earwax) SEE: earwax  ::
cervix {n} (neck) SEE: neck  ::
c'est la vie {phrase} (such is life) SEE: such is life  ::
Ceylon {prop} (Sri Lanka) SEE: Sri Lanka  ::
Chad {prop} (country)  :: Chadi
Chadian {n} (person from Chad)  :: Mchadi
chaff {n} (inedible parts of grain plant)  :: wishwa
chaff {n} (excess or unwanted material)  :: wishwa
chain {n} (series of interconnected rings or links)  :: bangili
chain {n} (series of interconnected things)  :: ushanga
chain {n} (series of stores or businesses with the same brand name)  :: ushanga
chain {n} (number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule)  :: ushanga
chain {v} (to link together)  :: mikufu
chair {n} (furniture)  :: kiti
chair {n}  :: kiti
chair {n} (chairperson) SEE: chairperson  ::
chairman {n} (person presiding over a meeting)  :: mwenyekiti
chairman {n} (head of a corporate or governmental board)  :: mwenyekiti
chairperson {n} (a person who presides over a meeting, a board)  :: mwenyekiti
chalcedony {n} (form of fine-grained quartz)  :: kalkedoni
chalk {n} (a soft, white, powdery limestone)  :: chaki
chalk {n} (a piece of chalk used for drawing and on a blackboard)  :: chaki
chalk {n} (tailor's chalk) SEE: tailor's chalk  ::
challenge {n} (that which encourages someone to do something they otherwise would not)  :: changa moto
challenge {n} (difficult task)  :: changa moto
challenge {n} (judge's interest in the result of the case for which they should not be allowed to sit)  :: changa moto
challenge {v} (to invite someone to take part in a competition)  :: changa moto
challenge {v} (to dare someone)  :: changa moto
challenge {v} (to dispute something)  :: changa moto
challenge {v} (to make a formal objection to a juror)  :: changa moto
chameleon {n} (reptile)  :: kinyonga, lumbwi, kigeugeu
champian {n} (field of inquiry or study) SEE: field  ::
champion {n} (someone who has been winner in a contest)  :: bingwa
champion {n} (defender of a cause)  :: bingwa
champion {adj} (something very positive)  :: bingwa
champion {v} (to advocate)  :: bingwa
chance {n} (an opportunity or possibility)  :: nafasi
chance {v} (to try or risk)  :: nafasi
chance {v} (to discover by chance)  :: nafasi
change {v} (to become something different)  :: mabaliko
change {v} (to make something into something different)  :: mabaliko
change {v} (to replace)  :: mabaliko
change {n} (the process of becoming different)  :: mabadiliko
change {n} (small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination)  :: badilisha
change {n} (a replacement)  :: mabadiliko
change {n} (baseball: a change-up pitch)  :: mabaliko
change {n} (money given back)  :: mabaliko
Chang Jiang {prop} (Yangtze) SEE: Yangtze  ::
chaos {n} (state of disorder)  :: kesheshe
chapati {n} (an unleavened flatbread)  :: chapati
chapel {n} (place of worship)  :: chapeli
chapter {n} (section in a book)  :: sura
chapter {n} (an administrative division of an organization)  :: sura
character {n} (moral strength)  :: sifa
charcoal {n} (substance)  :: kaa
charcoal drawing {n} (charcoal drawing) SEE: charcoal  ::
charge {n} (accusation)  :: shtaka, shtaka
charge {n} (basketball: offensive foul)  :: shtaka
chart {n} (map) SEE: map  ::
chart {n} (graph) SEE: graph  ::
chart {n} (table) SEE: table  ::
Charybdis {prop} (Greek mythological monster)  :: Kharibdi
chase {n} (hunt) SEE: hunt  ::
chase {v} (to hunt) SEE: hunt  ::
chase {n} (action of the verb "to chase")  :: kimbiza
chasten {v} (purify) SEE: purify  ::
chaste tree {n} (shrub)  :: mti safi
cheap {adj}  :: rahisi
check {n} (bank order) SEE: cheque  ::
checkers {n} (draughts) SEE: draughts  ::
cheek {n} (part of face)  :: shavu
cheerful {adj} (happy)  :: damisi
cheerful {adj} (bright)  :: damisi
cheers {interj} (toast when drinking)  :: maisha marefu, afya, vifijo
cheese {n} (dairy product)  :: jibini, chizi
cheese {n} (countable: any particular variety of cheese)  :: chizi, jibini
cheesecake {n} (dessert food)  :: keki ya jibini
cheetah {n} (Acinonyx jubatus)  :: duma
chemical {n} (any specific element or chemical compound)  :: kemikali
chemical {n} (an artificial chemical compound)  :: kemikali
chemist {n} (person working in chemistry)  :: mwanakemia
chemistry {n} (branch of natural science)  :: kemia
cheque {n} (a note promising to pay money to a named person or entity)  :: cheki
Cherokee {prop} (indigenous North American people)  :: Mcherokii
Cherokee {prop} (language)  :: Kicherokii
Cherokee {prop} (syllabary)  :: Kicherokii
cherry {n} (fruit)  :: cheri
cherry {n} (tree)  :: mcheri
cherry {n} (color)  :: rangi ya cheri
chess {n} (two-player board game)  :: chesi {c9} {c10}, sataranji {c9} {c10}
chest {n} (treasury)  :: kifua
chest {n} (chest of drawers)  :: kifua
chest {n} (thorax)  :: kifua
chest {n} (coffin) SEE: coffin  ::
chestnut {n} (nut of the chestnut tree)  :: aramoni
chestnut {n} (chestnut tree) SEE: chestnut tree  ::
chestnut tree {n} (tree that bears chestnuts)  :: mwaramoni
Chicago {prop} (large US city)  :: chichago
Chichewa {prop} (language)  :: Kinyanja
chicken {n} (bird)  :: kuku
chicken {n} (meat)  :: nyama ya kuku
chicken pox {n} (childhood disease)  :: tetekuwanga
chief {n} (leader of group, etc.)  :: chifu, jumbe
child {n} (a female or male child, a daughter or son)  :: mtoto, mwana
child {n} (a minor)  :: mtoto
child {n} ((computing) object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another object)  :: mwana
childhood {n} (state of being a child)  :: uana, utoto
chile {n} (chili) SEE: chili  ::
Chile {prop} (country in South America)  :: Chile
Chilean {adj} (pertaining to Chile)  :: Kichile
Chilean {n} (person from Chile)  :: Mchile
chili {n} (spicy fresh or dried fruit of capsicum)  :: pili pili
chilli {n} (chili) SEE: chili  ::
chimney {n} (vertical tube or hollow column; a flue)  :: dohani
chimpanzee {n} (ape)  :: sokwe mtu
chin {n} (bottom of a face)  :: tawa, kidevu
China {prop} (country in east Asia)  :: Uchina, China
Chinese {prop} (any language spoken in China, see also: Literary Chinese; Mandarin; Cantonese; Wu; Min Nan)  :: Kichina {c7}
Chinese {prop} (writing system of Chinese)  :: Kichina
Chinese {n} (the people of China)  :: Mchina
Chinese {n} (all people of Chinese descent or self-identity)  :: Mchina
Chinese {n} (person born in China)  :: Mchina
Chinese {n} (Chinese food or meal)  :: chakula cha kichina
Chinese {adj} (relating to China)  :: Kichina
Chinese {prop} (Mandarin) SEE: Mandarin  ::
chisel {n} (tool consisting of a slim oblong block of metal)  :: patasi
chital {n} (deer)  :: chitali
chlamydia {n} (sexually transmitted disease)  :: klamidia
chloroplast {n} (photosynthetic organelle)  :: chembeumbijani
chocolate {n} (food made from ground roasted cocoa beans)  :: chokoleti
chocolate {n} (colour)  :: rangi ya chokoleti
choir {n} (singing group)  :: kwaya
cholera {n} (infectious disease)  :: kipindupindu
chopper {n} (helicopter (formal translations)) SEE: helicopter  ::
chopper {n} (axe/ax) SEE: axe  ::
Christ {prop} (title for Jesus of Nazareth)  :: Kristo
Christian {n} (member of the Christian religion)  :: Mkristo
Christian {adj} (of, like or relating to Christianity or Christians)  :: Kikristo
Christianity {prop} (monotheistic religion)  :: Ukristo
Christmas {prop} (Christian holiday)  :: Krismasi
chromosome {n} (structure in the cell nucleus)  :: chembeuzi
chrysoprase {n} (variety of quartz)  :: krisopraso
church {n} (house of worship)  :: kanisa {cma}
church {n} (a religious organization)  :: kanisa {cma}
church {n} (a group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs)  :: kanisa {cma}
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints {prop} (major denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement)  :: Kanisa La Yesu Kristo la Watakatifu wa Siku za Mwisho
Chuukese {n} (member of an ethnic group)  :: kichuuk
ciao {interj} (hello) SEE: hello  ::
ciao {interj} (goodbye) SEE: goodbye  ::
cicatrice {n} (scar) SEE: scar  ::
cicatrix {n} (scar that remains after the development of new tissue) SEE: scar  ::
cigar {n}  :: kwekwe, biri, siga
cigarette {n} (cigarette)  :: sigara
cigarette lighter {n} (lighter) SEE: lighter  ::
Cinderella {prop} (main character in this fairy tale)  :: Bibi Majivu
cinema {n} (movie) SEE: movie  ::
cinema {n} (a film/movie theatre)  :: sinema
cinnamon {n} (Cinnamomum verum)  :: mdalasini
cinnamon {n} (spice)  :: dalasini
circle {n} (two-dimensional outline geometric figure)  :: duara
circumcision {n} (removal of foreskin from penis)  :: tohara
citizen {n} (legal member of a state)  :: mwananchi
citizenship {n} (state of being a citizen)  :: uraia
city {n} (large settlement)  :: mji
civet {n} (cat-like animal)  :: ngawa
civet {n} (perfume)  :: zabadi
claim {v} (to demand ownership of something)  :: -dai
clamp {n} (woodworking tool)  :: mbano
clamp {v} (to fasten in place or together)  :: mbano
clamp {v} (to hold or grip)  :: mbano
clarinet {n} (woodwind musical instrument)  :: nzumari
class {n} (group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes)  :: darasa
class {n} (social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc.)  :: darasa
class {n} (division of society into classes)  :: darasa
class {n} (admirable behavior; elegance)  :: darasa
class {n} (group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher)  :: darasa
class {n} (series of classes covering a single subject)  :: darasa
class {n} (group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year)  :: darasa
class {n} (category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation)  :: darasa
class {n} (classification below Phylum and above Order)  :: darasa
class {n} ((mathematics) collection of sets definable by a shared property)  :: darasa
class {n} ((programming, object-oriented) set of objects possibly differing in state but not behavior)  :: darasa
class {v} (to assign to a class)  :: darasa
classroom {n} (room in a school)  :: darasa
clavicle {n} (collar bone)  :: mtulinga
claw {n} (curved horny nail)  :: kucha
claw {n}  :: kucha
clean {adj} (not dirty)  :: nadhifu, safi
clean {v} ((transitive) to remove dirt from a place or object)  :: -safisha
clean {adj} (empty) SEE: empty  ::
cleanliness {n} (the property of being cleanly)  :: usafi
cleaver {n} (a squarish knife used for hacking)  :: pambazua
clerk {n} (one working with records etc.)  :: karani
clever {adj} (nimble with hands or body)  :: erevu
clever {adj} (skillful)  :: erevu
clever {adj} (mentally quick or sharp)  :: erevu
clever {adj} (showing inventiveness or originality)  :: erevu
clever {adj} (possessing magical abilities)  :: erevu
climate {n} (long-term atmospheric conditions)  :: tabianchi
clinic {n} (medical facility)  :: kliniki
clitoris {n} (elongated erectile organ)  :: kinembe {c7} {c8}
cloaca {n} (anatomical feature of birds etc)  :: kiloaka
cloakroom {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet  ::
clock {n} (instrument to measure or keep track of time)  :: saa {9} {10}
clock face {n} (the surface of a clock that contains the dial and hands)  :: bonyeza
close {v} (obstruct (an opening))  :: funga
close {v} (move (a door))  :: funga
close {v} (put an end to)  :: funga
close {v} (to make smaller)  :: funga
close {v} (surveying: to have a vector sum of 0)  :: funga
close {v} (to make a sale)  :: funga
close {n} (end or conclusion)  :: funga
close {adj} (at a little distance)  :: fungu
close {adj} (intimate)  :: fungu
closet {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet  ::
cloth {n} (woven fabric)  :: nguo, vazi
cloth {n} (piece of cloth)  :: nguo
cloth {n} (a form of attire)  :: nguo
clothing {n} (clothes)  :: nguo {9} {10}, mavazi {5} {6} p
cloud {n} (visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air)  :: wingu {c5} {c6}
cloud {n} (mass of dust, steam or smoke)  :: wingu
cloud {n} (anything which makes things foggy or gloomy)  :: wingu
cloud {n}  :: wingu
cloud {v} (to become foggy or gloomy, to become obscured from sight)  :: wingu
cloud {v} (to make obscure (e.g. to cloud the issue))  :: wingu
clouded leopard {n} (medium sized arboreal cat)  :: chui-mawingu
clove {n} (spice)  :: karafuu
clown {n} (performance artist working in a circus)  :: mcheshi
clown {n} (person acting in a silly fashion)  :: mcheshi
club {n} (weapon)  :: rungu
club {n} (association of members)  :: klabu
club {n} (nightclub)  :: klabu
club {n} (playing card symbol, ♣)  :: pau
clubs {n} (plural of club) SEE: club  ::
clubs {n} (one of the four suits of playing cards, marked with the symbol ♣)  :: pao, mavi ya mbuzi, karanga
clumsy {adj}  :: dole
clutch {n} (A device to interrupt power transmission)  :: klachi
c'mere {contraction} (here) SEE: here  ::
c'mere {contraction} (come) SEE: come  ::
coach {n} (trainer)  :: mkufunzi, kocha
coach {v} (sports: train)  :: kocha
coach {v} (instruct)  :: kocha
coach driver {n} (driver of a horse-drawn coach)  :: saisi
coachman {n} (male coach driver) SEE: coach driver  ::
coachwoman {n} (female coach driver) SEE: coach driver  ::
coadjutor {n} (assistant) SEE: assistant  ::
coast {n} (edge of land meeting ocean, sea, gulf, bay)  :: pwani, ufuko, mapwa, mapwaji
coast {v} (to sail along a coast)  :: puani
coat {n} (outer garment covering the upper torso and arms)  :: koti
coat {n} (covering of material, such as paint)  :: koti
coat {n} (fur or feathers)  :: koti
coat {n} (canvas secured around mast)  :: koti
coat {v} (to cover with a coat of some material)  :: koti
coat {v} (to cover as a coat)  :: koti
coat of arms {n} (a hereditary design depicted on an escutcheon)  :: nembo
cock {n} (male chicken; male gallinaceous bird) SEE: rooster  ::
cockerel {n} (young male chicken)  :: jimbi
cockpit {n} (the space for pilot and crew in an aircraft)  :: dungu
cockroach {n} (type of insect)  :: mende {c9} {c10}, kombamwiko
coconut {n} (fruit of coco palm)  :: nazi, dafu
coconut {n} (coconut palm) SEE: coconut palm  ::
coconut milk {n} (the liquid from inside the seed of the coconut)  :: tui
coconut palm {n} (Cocos nucifera)  :: mnazi
coconut water {n} (clear liquid found inside immature coconuts)  :: maji ya madafu
coffee {n} (beverage)  :: kahawa
coffee {n} (beans)  :: kahawa
coffee {n} (plant)  :: mbuni, mkahawa
coffee {n} (colour)  :: kahawa
coffee {adj} (of a pale brown colour)  :: kahawa
coffee bar {n} (establishment that sells coffee) SEE: café  ::
coffeehouse {n} (café) SEE: café  ::
coffee pot {n} (pot for coffee)  :: dele
coffee shop {n} (café) SEE: café  ::
coffin {n} (box in which a dead person is buried)  :: kifua
cohesion {n} (the state of cohering, or of sticking together)  :: mshikamano
cohesion {n} (the various intermolecular forces that hold solids and liquids together)  :: mshikamano
cohesion {n} (the growing together of normally distinct parts of a plant)  :: mshikamano
cohesion {n} (the degree to which functionally related elements belong together)  :: mshikamano
cohort {n} (associate) SEE: associate  ::
coin {n} ((currency) a piece of currency)  :: sarafu
coinage {n} (currency) SEE: currency  ::
cola {n} (plant or nut) SEE: kola  ::
cold {adj} (having a low temperature)  :: baridi
cold {adj} (of the weather)  :: baridi
cold {n} (low temperature)  :: baridi
cold {n} (illness)  :: mafua
collaboration {n} (act of collaborating)  :: kolabo
collaboration {n} (treasonous cooperation)  :: kolabo
collar {n} (fabric garment part fitting around throat)  :: kola
collar {v} (to arrest) SEE: arrest  ::
collarbone {n} (clavicle) SEE: clavicle  ::
collateral {adj} (corresponding, accompanying)  :: dhamana
Colombia {prop} (country in South America)  :: Kolombia
Colombian {n} (A person from Colombia)  :: Mkolombia
Colombian {adj} (pertaining to Colombia)  :: Kikolombia
colon {n} (punctuation mark)  :: nukta mbili, koloni
colonialism {n} (colonial domination policy)  :: ukoloni, beberu
colonialism {n} (colonial linguistic expression)  :: beberu
colonialism {n} (colonial life)  :: beberu
color {n} (spectral composition of visible light)  :: michezo, rangi
colorful {adj} (possessing prominent and varied colors)  :: ya rangi nyingi
colour {n} (colour) SEE: color  ::
colour {adj} (colour) SEE: color  ::
colour {v} (colour) SEE: color  ::
comb {n} (toothed implement for grooming the hair)  :: kitana
combat {n} (a battle; a fight; a struggle for victory)  :: mashindano
combust {v} (be consumed by fire) SEE: burn  ::
come {v} (to move nearer)  :: kuja
come in {v} (to enter) SEE: enter  ::
comfort {n}  :: anasa
comma {n} (punctuation mark ',')  :: alama ya mkato, koma
commander {n} (One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization)  :: kamanda
commandment {n} (a command or edict)  :: kanuni
comment {v} (to comment) SEE: observe  ::
commerce {n} (large scale trade)  :: biashara
commie {n} (communist) SEE: communist  ::
commission {n} (fee charged)  :: kodi
commission {v} (put into active service)  :: kodisha
commissioner {n} (member of a commission)  :: kamishna
commissioner {n} (someone commissioned to perform certain duties)  :: kamishna
committee {n} (group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose)  :: kamati
commo {n} (communist) SEE: communist  ::
commo {n} (communication) SEE: communication  ::
common sense {n} (ordinary understanding)  :: akili
communication {n} (concept of exchanging information)  :: mawasiliano
communication {n} (body of data exchange)  :: mawasiyano
communication {n} (instance of data transfer)  :: mawasiyano
communication {n} (passageway or opening)  :: mawasiyano
communication {n} (connection between tissues)  :: mawasiliano
communism {n} (philosophy)  :: ukomunisti
communist {adj} (of or relating to communism)  :: ukomunisti
communist {n} (person who follows a communist philosophy)  :: mkomunisti
communist {n} (revolutionary or subversive radical)  :: mpinduzi
Communist {n} (communist) SEE: communist  ::
Communist {adj} (communist) SEE: communist  ::
community {n} (group sharing a common understanding)  :: jamii, jamaa
community {n} (residential or religious collective)  :: jamii
community {n} ((ecology) group of interdependent organisms)  :: jamii
community {n} (condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common)  :: jamii
community college {n} (secondary school) SEE: secondary school  ::
Comoran {adj} (Comorian) SEE: Comorian  ::
Comoran {n} (Comorian) SEE: Comorian  ::
Comorian {n} (person)  :: Mngazija, Mkomoro
Comorian {prop} (language)  :: Kingazija, Kikomoro
Comoros {prop} (country in Eastern Africa)  :: Visiwa vya Ngazija, Visiwa vya Komoro
companion {n} (someone with whom one spends time or keeps company)  :: rafiki
company {n} (in legal context, a corporation)  :: kampuni
company {n} (in non-legal context, any business, without respect to incorporation)  :: kampuni
company {n} (group of individuals with a common purpose)  :: kampuni
company {n} (companionship)  :: kampuni
comparable {adj} (similar) SEE: similar  ::
compare {v} (to assess the similarities between two things or between one thing and another)  :: linganisha
compare {v} (to form the three degrees of comparison of)  :: linganisha
compare {v} (to be similar)  :: linganisha
compass {n} (instrument to determine cardinal directions)  :: dira
compass {n} (pair of compasses) SEE: pair of compasses  ::
compassion {n} (deep awareness of the suffering of another)  :: rehema, huruma
compete {v} (to contend)  :: wania
competitor {n} (person against whom one is competing)  :: mshindani
complain {v} (to express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment)  :: lalamika
complain {v} (to make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge)  :: lalamika
complainant {n} (plaintiff)  :: mlalamishi
complaint {n} (bodily disorder or disease; the symptom of such a disorder)  :: lawama
complete {adj} (with everything included)  :: kamili
complex {n} (problem) SEE: problem  ::
composition {n} (essay) SEE: essay  ::
composition {n} (proportion of different parts to make a whole)  :: insha
composition {n} (general makeup of something)  :: insha
composition {n} (mixture or compound)  :: insha
composition {n} (work of music, literature or art)  :: insha
comprador {n} (intermediary) SEE: intermediary  ::
computer {n} (device)  :: kompyuta {c9} {c10}, tarakilishi
computer virus {n} (program) SEE: virus  ::
comrade {n} (mate, companion, or associate)  :: rafiki {cma}
comrade {n} (fellow socialist or communist)  :: rafiki {cma}
comrade {n} (title used in leftist circles)  :: ndugu
conceal {v} (to hide something)  :: kuficha
concord {n} ((grammar) Agreement of words with one another) SEE: agreement  ::
concordance {n} (agreement) SEE: agreement  ::
concubine {n} (a woman who lives with a man, but who is not a wife)  :: suria
condensed milk {n} (milk that has been reduced to syrup)  :: kufupishwa maziwa
condolence {n} (comfort, support or sympathy)  :: fariji
condolence {n} (sympathy when someone has died)  :: fariji
condom {n} (flexible sleeve worn on the penis)  :: kondomu, ndomu
conductor {n} (person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble)  :: utingo
conductor {n} (person who takes tickets on public transportation)  :: utingo, kondakta
conductor {n} (something which can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound)  :: utingo
confidentiality {n} (something told in confidence) SEE: secret  ::
confine {v} (arrest) SEE: arrest  ::
confine {v} (imprison) SEE: imprison  ::
Congo {prop} (country with Brazzaville as capital)  :: Jamhuri ya Kongo
Congo {prop} (country with Kinshasa as capital)  :: Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo
Congo-Brazzaville {prop} (Congo) SEE: Congo  ::
Congo-Kinshasa {prop} (Congo) SEE: Congo  ::
Congolese {n} (person from either of the Congos)  :: Mkongo
Congolese {n} (person from Republic of Congo)  :: Mkongo
Congolese {n} (person from Democratic Republic of Congo)  :: Mkongo
Congolese {adj} (people or language of Republic of Congo)  :: Kikongo
Congolese {adj} (people or language of Democratic Republic of Congo)  :: Kikongo
congratulate {v} (to express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for)  :: heko
congratulation {n} (act of congratulating)  :: hongera
conjunction {n} (grammar: word used to join words or phrases)  :: kiunganishi
conlang {n} (constructed language) SEE: constructed language  ::
conscious {adj}  :: jifahamu
conserve {v} (to save)  :: ifadhi
conserve {v} (to protect)  :: ifadhi
constellation {n} (formation of stars perceived as figure)  :: kundinyota
constellation {n} (image associated with a group of stars)  :: kundinyota
constellation {n} (modern astronomy: any of 88 officially recognized regions)  :: kundinyota
constellation {n} (astrology: configuration of planets)  :: kundinyota
constipation {n} (state of bowels)  :: vimbizi
constitution {n} (act or process of setting something up, or establishing something; composition, structure, makeup)  :: katiba
constitution {n} (formal or informal system of primary principles and laws regulating a government or other institutions)  :: katiba
constitution {n} (legal document describing such a formal system)  :: katiba
constitution {n} (general health of a person)  :: katiba
constructed language {n} (an artificially created language)  :: lugha ya kuundwa
construe {v} (to translate) SEE: translate  ::
contain {v} (to contain) SEE: hold  ::
contents {n} (table of contents) SEE: table of contents  ::
contest {n} (controversy)  :: mashindano
contest {n} (competition, see also: competition)  :: shindano
contest {v} (to contend)  :: shindana
contest {v} (to oppose)  :: mashindano
contest {n} (combat) SEE: combat  ::
continent {n} (each of main land-masses on earth's surface)  :: bara
continue {v} (transitive: proceed)  :: endelea
continue {v} (intransitive: resume)  :: endelea
contract {n} (agreement that is legally binding)  :: kandarasi
contract {n} (job governed by a specific agreement)  :: kandarasi
contract {n} (part of legal studies)  :: makandarasi
contract {v} (intransitive: draw together; shorten; lessen)  :: kandarasi
control {n}  :: kontroli
convent {n} (religious community of especially nuns)  :: konventi
conversation {n} (talking)  :: mazungumzo
cook {n} (a person who prepares food for a living)  :: mpishi, wapishi {p}
cook {v} (to prepare (food) for eating)  :: kupika
cookery {n} (art and practice of preparing food for consumption)  :: upikaji
cookie {n} (small, flat baked good, see also: biscuit)  :: biskuti
cooking {n} (the process of preparing food by using heat)  :: mapishi
cooking {n} (the style or genre of food preparation; cookery)  :: mapishi
cootie {n} (louse) SEE: louse  ::
cooze {n} (vagina) SEE: vagina  ::
copper {n} (chemical element)  :: shaba
copper {n} (something made of copper)  :: shaba
copper {n} (colour/color of copper)  :: shaba
copper {n} (copper coin)  :: shaba
copper {n} (large pot for hot water)  :: shaba
copper {adj} (made of copper)  :: shaba
copper {adj} (having the colour/color of copper)  :: shaba
copper {n} (slang: a policeman)  :: shaba
coppern {adj} (made of copper) SEE: copper  ::
copra {n} (dried kernel of coconut)  :: nguta
copulate {v} (to have sexual intercourse with) SEE: bed  ::
copulate {v} (to have sexual intercourse with someone, something) SEE: mount  ::
copy {n} (text of a newspaper article)  :: nakala
cor anglais {n} (woodwind instrument)  :: baragumu ya kiingereza
Corinthians {prop} (the name of the book of Acts in the Bible)  :: Wakorinto, Wakorintho
cork {n} (bottle stopper)  :: kizibo
corn {n} (maize) SEE: maize  ::
corner {n} (space in the angle between converging lines or walls)  :: kona
corner {n} (projection into space of an angular solid)  :: kona
corner {n} (intersection of two streets)  :: kona
corner {n} (part or region farthest from the center)  :: kona
corner {n} (secret or secluded place)  :: kona
corner {n} (business: interest that is sufficient for price manipulation)  :: kona
corner {v} (to drive into a corner)  :: kona
corner {v} (to trap in a difficult position)  :: kona
corner {v} (business: to get sufficient command of a stock or commodity to be able to manipulate prices)  :: kona
corner {v} (automotive: to handle while turning)  :: kona
corner {n} (football: corner kick) SEE: corner kick  ::
corner kick {n} (in soccer)  :: kona
cornet {n} (musical instrument)  :: tarumbeta ndogo
corpse {n} (dead body)  :: maiti, mfu
corpus {n} (body) SEE: body  ::
correct {adj} (free from error)  :: timamu
correct {adj} (with good manners)  :: timamu
correct {v} (To make something that was not valid become right)  :: timamu
correction {n} (act of correcting)  :: marekebisho
correction {n} (substitution for an error or mistake)  :: marekebisho
correction {n} (punishment)  :: marekebisho
correction {n} (amount or quantity added or subtracted so as to correct)  :: marekebisho
correction {n} (decline in a stock market price)  :: marekebisho
corrupt {adj} (in a depraved state)  :: paramidi
corrupt {adj} (with lots of errors in it)  :: paramidi
corrupt {v} (to change from good to bad)  :: paramidi
cost {n} (amount of money, time, etc.)  :: gharama
cost {n} (negative consequence or loss)  :: gharama
cost {v} (to incur a charge, a price)  :: gharimu
Costa Rica {prop} (country)  :: Kostarika
Costa Rican {n} (person from Costa Rica)  :: Mkostarika
Costa Rican {adj} (pertaining to Costa Rica)  :: Kikostarika
cotton {n} (plant)  :: pamba
cotton {n} (fiber)  :: pamba
cougar {n} (Puma concolor)  :: puma {c9} {c10}
cough {v} (push air from the lungs)  :: kohoa
cough {v} (make a noise like a cough)  :: kohoa
cough {n} (expulsion of air from the lungs)  :: kikohozi
cough {n} (condition that causes one to cough)  :: kohozi
council {n} (committee that leads or governs)  :: kikao, baraza {c9} {c10}
counterfeit {adj} (intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine)  :: bandia
counterfeit {adj} (unauthentic)  :: bandia
counterfeit {n} (fake)  :: bandia
counterfeit {v} (To produce something that appears to be official or valid)  :: bandia
country {n} (region of land)  :: U- (noun prefix 11/14), nchi
country {n} (nation state)  :: U- (noun prefix 11/14), dola sg/pl (noun 9/10), inchi sg/pl (noun 9/10)
country {n} (the country, rural area, as opposed to the town or city)  :: shamba {s}, mashamba {p} (noun 5/6)
country {adj} (of, from or pertaining to the countryside (adjective))  :: -a kimashamba
countryside {n} (a rural area, or the rural part of a larger area)  :: mashamba
courage {n} (quality of a confident character)  :: ujasiri
courage {n} (ability to do frightening things)  :: udjasiri {c11}
courageous {adj} (brave) SEE: brave  ::
court {n} (enclosed space; a courtyard)  :: korti
court {n} (residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary)  :: korti
court {n} (collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority)  :: korti
court {n} (formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign)  :: korti
court {n} (attention directed to a person in power)  :: korti
court {n} (hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered)  :: korti, mahakama {cn}
court {n} (persons officially assembled under authority of law)  :: korti
court {n} (tribunal established for the administration of justice)  :: korti, mahakama
court {n} (judge or judges)  :: korti
court {n} (session of a judicial assembly)  :: korti
court {n} (jurisdiction)  :: korti
court {n} (place for playing the game of tennis and some other ball games)  :: korti
cousin {n} (nephew or niece of a parent)  :: binamu
cousin {n} (any relation who is not a direct ancestor or descendant, and more distantly related than an aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, etc.)  :: binamu
cow {n} (female domesticated ox or other bovine)  :: ng'ombe
cow {n} (any domestic bovine regardless of sex or age)  :: ng'ombe
cow {n} (derogatory: despicable woman)  :: ng'ombe
co-wife {n} (Co-wife)  :: mke mwenza
cowrie {n} (cowry) SEE: cowry  ::
cowry {n} (any mollusc of the genus Cypraea)  :: kauri
crack {n} (attempt at something) SEE: try  ::
craft {n} (strength; power; might) SEE: strength  ::
cramp {n} (clamp for carpentry or masonry) SEE: clamp  ::
cranberry {n} (shrub)  :: mkranberi
cranberry {n} (berry)  :: kranberi
cranberry juice {n} (the unfermented juice of squeezed cranberries)  :: maji ya kranberi
crane {n} (bird)  :: korongo
crane {n} (machinery)  :: jeki
crane {v} (to extend (one's neck))  :: songeza
cranium {n} (skull) SEE: skull  ::
crate {n} (box or basket)  :: sanduku {cma}
crease {n} (mark made by folding)  :: mkunjo
create {v} (to put into existence)  :: kuumba
creation {n} (something created such as an invention or artwork)  :: kiumbe
creature {n} (living being)  :: kiumbe
creditor {n} (a person to whom a debt is owed)  :: mdai, mkopeshaji {c1} {c2}
creole {n} (lect formed from two languages)  :: krioli
cricket {n} (game)  :: kriketi
crime {n} (act violating the law)  :: uhalifu
criminal {adj} (being against the law)  :: mhalifu
criminal {adj} (guilty of breaking the law)  :: mhalifu
criminal {adj} (of or relating to crime)  :: mhalifu
criminal {adj} (abhorrent or very undesirable)  :: mhalifu
criminal {n} (person guilty of a crime, breaking the law)  :: mhalifu {1} {2}
criminal offence {n} (crime) SEE: crime  ::
crimson tide {n} (menstruation) SEE: menstruation  ::
Croatia {prop} (Country in Europe)  :: Korasia
Croatian {prop} (the standardized variety of Serbo-Croatian)  :: Kikroashia
crocodile {n} (reptile)  :: mamba, ngwena {c9} {c10}
crocus {n} (plant of genus Crocus)  :: karkomu
Cronus {prop} (youngest of the twelve Titans)  :: Krono
cross {n} (geometrical figure)  :: msalaba
cross {n} (wooden post with a perpendicular beam, used for crucifixion)  :: msalaba
cross {n} (definite: the cross on which Christ was crucified)  :: msalaba
cross {n} (gesture made by Christians)  :: msalaba
cross {adj} (opposite, opposed to)  :: msalaba
cross {adj} (angry, annoyed)  :: misalaba
crow {n} (any bird of the genus Corvus)  :: kunguru
crow {v} (to make the sound of a rooster)  :: kuwika
crowd {n} (group of people)  :: umati
crown {n} (royal headdress)  :: taji
crown {n} (representation of such a headdress)  :: taji
crown {n} (wreath or band for the head)  :: taji
crown {n} (reward)  :: taji, kirauni
crown {n} (imperial or regal power)  :: taji
crown {n} (topmost part of of the head)  :: kirauni
crown {n} (highest part of a hill)  :: taji
crown {n} (top of a hat)  :: taji
crown {n} (highest part of an arch)  :: taji
crown {n} (splendor, culmination, acme)  :: taji
crown {n} (any currency issued by the crown)  :: taji
crown {n} (former British coin worth five shillings)  :: taji
crown {n} (anatomy: part of tooth)  :: taji
crown {n} (dentistry: prosthetic covering for a tooth)  :: taji
crown {n} (part of an anchor)  :: taji
crown {adj} (of, related to, or pertaining to a crown)  :: kirauni
crown {v} (to place a crown on the head of)  :: kirauni
crown {v} (to formally declare one a king or emperor)  :: kirauni
crown {v} (to declare one a winner)  :: kirauni
cruel {adj} (not nice; mean; heartless)  :: dhalimu
crux {n} ((heraldry) cross on a coat of arms) SEE: cross  ::
cry {v} (intransitive: to weep)  :: kiliyo
cry {v} (intransitive: to shout, scream, yell)  :: kiliyo
cry {v} (transitive: to shout, to scream (words))  :: kiliyo
cry {n} (shedding of tears)  :: kiliyo
cry {n} (shout or scream)  :: kiliyo
cry {n} (words shouted or screamed)  :: kiliyo
cry {n}  :: kulia
crystal {n} (mineral)  :: fuwele
Côte d'Ivoire {prop} (the Ivory Coast)  :: Kodivaa
Cuba {prop} (country and largest island in Caribbean)  :: Kuba
Cuban {n} (a person from Cuba)  :: Mkuba
Cuban {adj} (of or pertaining to Cuba)  :: Kikuba
cubit {n} (unit of length)  :: dhiraa, mkono
cuckoo {n} (the bird)  :: kekeo
cuff {v} (to handcuff) SEE: handcuff  ::
culture {n} (arts, customs and habits)  :: utamaduni
cumin {n} (plant Cuminum cyminum)  :: mjira
cumin {n} (its seed used as spice)  :: jira {9} {10}
cup {n} (drinking vessel)  :: kikombe
cup {n} (trophy)  :: kombe
cup {n} (contest)  :: kombe
cupboard {n} (enclosed storage)  :: kabati
cupcake {n} (small cake)  :: keki za vikombe
currency {n} (money or other item used to facilitate transactions)  :: fulusi
current {n} (part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction)  :: mkondo
current {n} (time rate of flow of electric charge)  :: mkondo
current {adj} (existing or occurring at the moment)  :: kisasa
current {adj} (generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment)  :: kisasa
curse {n} (supernatural detriment)  :: laana
curse {n} (vulgar epithet)  :: laana
curse {v} (to place a curse upon)  :: kulaani
curse {v} (to utter a vulgar curse)  :: laani
curse {v} (to use offensive language)  :: laani
curtain {n} (piece of cloth covering a window)  :: pazia
curtain {n} (piece of cloth in a theater)  :: pazia
curtain {v} (to cover with a curtain)  :: pazia
custard apple {n} (sugar apple) SEE: sugar apple  ::
custom {n} (long-established practice)  :: desturi
customer {n} (one who purchases or receives a product or service)  :: mteja {c1} {c2}, wateja {p}
cut {v} (to perform an incision)  :: kukata
cutlass {n} (machete) SEE: machete  ::
cutlass {n} (a short sword with a curved blade)  :: mundu
cyan {n} (a colour between blue and green)  :: cyan
cycle {n} (vehicle) SEE: bicycle  ::
cycling {n} (The sport of riding and racing bicycles)  :: baiskeli
cyclone {n} (rotating system of winds)  :: saikloni {m}
cyclops {n} (giant of mythology)  :: siklopsi
cypress {n} (an evergreen coniferous tree)  :: mvinje
Cyprus {prop} (country)  :: Kupro, Kuprosi
Czech {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to the country, people, culture or language)  :: Kicheki
Czech {n} (person)  :: Mcheki
Czech {prop} (language)  :: Kicheki
Czechia {prop} (country in Europe)  :: Ucheki
Czechoslovakia {prop} (former country in Central Europe)  :: Chekoslovakia, Uchekoslovaki
Czecho-Slovakia {prop} (dated form of Czechoslovakia)  :: Cheko-Slovakia, Ucheko-Slovaki
Czech Republic {prop} (country in Central Europe)  :: Jamhuri ya Ucheki, Ucheki
daffodil {n} (flower)  :: nasisa
dagger {n} (a stabbing weapon)  :: jambia
dagger {n} (a text character)  :: nyambuo
daily {adv} (every day)  :: kila siku
daily bread {n} (things needed to sustain physical life)  :: riziki
dairy {n} (corner-store, superette or 'mini-mart' of some description)  :: shajara
dairy {adj} (referring to products produced from milk)  :: shajara
dairy {adj} (referring to the milk production and processing industries)  :: shajara
dairy {adj} (on food labelling, containing fats only from dairy sources)  :: shajara
daisy {n} (Bellis perennis)  :: jaja
daisy {n} (commonly used term for related flowers)  :: jaja
damage {v}  :: afa
dance {n} (movements to music)  :: ngoma, dansi, densi
dance {v} (move rhythmically to music)  :: -cheza ngoma
dandruff {n} (skin flakes)  :: mba {11} {10}
Dane {n} (person from Denmark or of Danish descent)  :: Mdeni {s}, Wadeni {p}
danger {n} (exposure to liable harm)  :: hatari
danger {n} (instance or cause of liable harm)  :: hatari
dangerous {adj} (causing danger, ready to do harm or injury)  :: na hatari
Danish {prop} (language)  :: Kideni, Kidenishi
Danish {n} (native of Denmark) SEE: Dane  ::
dare {v} (to have courage)  :: -thubutu
Dar es Salaam {prop} (city)  :: Dar es Salaam
dark red {adj} (dark red - translation entry)  :: nyekundu iliyokoza
dassie {n} (rock hyrax)  :: pelele, kwanga
date {n} (fruit of the date palm)  :: tende
date {n} (point of time at which a transaction or event takes place)  :: tarehe
date {n} (date palm) SEE: date palm  ::
date of birth {n} (birthday) SEE: birthday  ::
date palm {n} (Phoenix dactylifera)  :: mtende
date tree {n} (date palm) SEE: date palm  ::
Datooga {n} (people)  :: Wataturu, Wamang'ati
daughter {n} (female offspring)  :: binti
David {prop} (king of Judah)  :: Daudi
day {n} (period of 24 hours)  :: siku
day {n} (period between sunrise and sunset)  :: mchana
day {n}  :: siku
day after tomorrow {adv} (on the day after tomorrow - translation entry)  :: kesho kutwa
daybook {n} (A daily chronicle; a diary) SEE: diary  ::
deacon {n} (a clergyman ranked directly below a priest)  :: shemasi
deaf {n} (deaf people considered as a group)  :: viziwi
dear {adj} (high in price; expensive)  :: gali
dear {adj} (sore) SEE: sore  ::
death {n} (cessation of life)  :: kifo
death {n} (personification of death)  :: kifo
debate {n} (argument, or discussion, usually in an ordered or formal setting)  :: mdahalo
debate {n} (informal and spirited but generally civil discussion of opposing views)  :: mdahalo
debate {n} (discussion of opposing views)  :: mdahalo
debate {n} (type of literary composition)  :: mdahalo
debate {v} (participate in a debate)  :: mdahalo
debt {n} (action, state of mind, or object one has an obligation to perform for another)  :: deni
debtor {n} (a person or firm that owes money)  :: mdeni {c1} {c2}
decade {n} (a period of ten years)  :: muungo, mwongo
decade {n} (a series of ten things)  :: muungo
decade {n} (a series of ten Hail Marys in the rosary)  :: muungo
Decalogue {prop} (the Ten Commandments) SEE: Ten Commandments  ::
decimal {adj} (concerning numbers expressed in decimal or calculations using decimal)  :: -a miongo
decision {n}  :: hukumu
decoration {n} (act of adorning)  :: pambo
decoration {n} (that which adorns)  :: pambo
decoration {n} (any mark of honor to be worn upon the person)  :: pambo
deductible {n} (excess) SEE: excess  ::
deed {n} (action)  :: tendo {c5} {c6}, jambo {c5} {c6}
deep {adj} (having its bottom far down)  :: refu
deer {n} (animal of the family Cervidae)  :: kulungu
deer {n} (meat from the animal) SEE: venison  ::
deer meat {n} (venison) SEE: venison  ::
defeat {n} (the act of defeating or being defeated)  :: ushinde
defect {n} (fault or malfunction)  :: kasoro
defender {n} (someone who defends)  :: mtetezi
defender {n} (a fighter)  :: mtetezi
defender {n} (sports term)  :: mtetezi
deficiency {n} (inadequacy or incompleteness)  :: athari
deficiency {n} (Insufficiency)  :: athari
deficit {n} (deficiency) SEE: deficiency  ::
defile {v} (to make impure or dirty)  :: -najisi
defy {n} (challenge) SEE: challenge  ::
degree {n} (unit of temperature)  :: digrii
degree {n} (academic award)  :: digrii
degree {n} (in graph theory: the number of edges that a vertex takes part in)  :: digrii
delete {v} (to delete) SEE: strike  ::
delicious {adj} (pleasing to taste)  :: -tamu sana
dell {n} (valley) SEE: valley  ::
Demeter {prop} (Greek goddess of the harvest)  :: Demetra, Demita
demigod {n} (a half-god or hero)  :: nusumungu
demigod {n} (a lesser deity)  :: nusumungu
democracy {n} (rule by the people)  :: demokrasia
democracy {n} (government under the rule of its people)  :: demokrasia
Democratic People's Republic of Korea {prop} (country in East Asia (official name))  :: Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Watu wa Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo {prop} (large central African nation, formerly called Zaire)  :: Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo
demon {n} (evil spirit)  :: pepo
demon {n} (false god, Satanic divinity)  :: pepo
demon {n} (inner spirit or genius)  :: pepo
demon {n} (person with great energy or skill, enthusiast)  :: shetani
demonstrator {n} (forefinger) SEE: forefinger  ::
denarius {n} (silver coin)  :: dinari {c9} {c10}
Denmark {prop} (country in Western Europe)  :: Denmaki, Udeni
denomination {n} (class or society with the same name, a sect)  :: dhehebu
deodorant {n} (odor-controlling cosmetic for the underarm)  :: kuondoa harufu
depend {v} (rely on support)  :: tegemea
depend {v} (trust)  :: tegemea
depend {v} (serve)  :: tegemea
depend {v} (hang down)  :: tegemea
depend {v} (be pending)  :: tegemea
depth {n} (vertical distance below a surface)  :: kina, kiini
depths {n} (plural of depth) SEE: depth  ::
deputy {n} (representative)  :: naibu
descend {v} (to pass from a higher to a lower place)  :: kushuka
descendant {n} (one who is the progeny of someone)  :: mzao {c1} {c2}
description word {n} (adjective) SEE: adjective  ::
desecrate {v} (to profane or violate sacredness)  :: -najisi
desire {v} (wish for earnestly)  :: kutamani
desire {v} (want emotionally or sexually)  :: ari
desire {n} (something wished for)  :: ari
desire {n} (strong attraction)  :: ari
desire {n} (feeling of desire)  :: ari
desk {n} (table for writing and reading)  :: dawati, jarari
despair {v} (to be hopeless)  :: kukata tamaa
despise {v} (to regard with contempt or scorn)  :: dharau
destiny {n} (predetermined condition; fate; fixed order of things)  :: majaliwa
destitution {n} (extreme state of poverty)  :: ufukara
destroy {v} (to damage beyond use or repair)  :: -haribu
destruction {n} (act of destroying)  :: uharibifu
detain {v} (to detain) SEE: hold  ::
detect {v} (to detect) SEE: notice  ::
dette {n} (debt) SEE: debt  ::
development {n} (process of developing)  :: khuendelea, maendeleo
devil {n} (dust devil) SEE: dust devil  ::
devil {n} (a creature of hell)  :: ibilisi, shetani
devil {n} (the devil: the chief devil)  :: Ibilisi
diabetes {n} (A group of metabolic diseases)  :: kisukari
diabetes mellitus {n} (medical disorder)  :: kisukari, bolisukari
dial {n} (sundial) SEE: sundial  ::
dial {n} (graduated, circular scale over which a needle moves)  :: bonyeza
dial {n} (panel on a radio; knob that is turned to change the wavelength)  :: bonyeza
dial {n} (clock face) SEE: clock face  ::
dialect {n} (variety of a language)  :: lahaja
diameter {n} (line)  :: kipenyo
diameter {n} (length of this line)  :: kipenyo
diamond {n} (rhombus) SEE: rhombus  ::
diamond {n} (uncountable: mineral)  :: almasi {c9} {c10}
diamond {n} (gemstone)  :: almasi
diamond {n} (card games: card of the diamonds suit)  :: uru
diamonds {n} (one of the four suits of playing cards, marked with the symbol ♦)  :: uru
diarrhea {n} (medical condition)  :: harisha
diary {n} (daily log of experiences)  :: tarihi, shajara
dice {n} (polyhedron used in games of chance) SEE: die  ::
dictator {n} (totalitarian leader of a dictatorship)  :: dikteta
dictator {n} (tyrannical boss, or authority figure)  :: dikteta
dictatorship {n} (a government led by a dictator)  :: udikteta
dictionary {n} (publication that explains the meanings of an ordered list of words)  :: kamusi {c5}
dictionary {n} (an associative array)  :: kamusi
die {v} (to stop living)  :: kufa
die {v} (to be cut off from family or friends)  :: kufa
die {v} (to become spiritually dead)  :: kufa
die {v} (to be mortified or shocked)  :: kufa
die {v} (to break down)  :: kufa
die {n} (polyhedron used in games of chance)  :: dadu
diesel {n} (fuel)  :: dizeli
differ {v} (to have diverging opinions, disagree)  :: kukhitalifiana
difference {n} (quality of being different)  :: tofauti
different {adj} (not the same)  :: tofauti
digger {n} (spade (playing card)) SEE: spade  ::
dill {n} (fool) SEE: fool  ::
dingleberry {n} (cranberry) SEE: cranberry  ::
diocese {n} (region administered by a bishop)  :: dayosisi
Dionysus {prop} (Greek god of wine)  :: Dioniso
dip {n} (tank or trough to kill parasites in cattle)  :: josho
diploma {n} (certificate)  :: diploma
diplomacy {n} (art of conducting international relations)  :: diplomasia
diplomacy {n} (tact and subtle skill in dealing with people)  :: diplomasia
dipper {n} (bird)  :: dila
dipper {n} (vessel)  :: dila
direction {n} (indication of the point toward which an object is moving)  :: mwelekeo
direction {n} (work of the director (manager))  :: mwelekeo
direction {n} (work of the director in cinema or theater)  :: mwelekeo
directions {n} (direction) SEE: direction  ::
directly {adv} (immediately) SEE: immediately  ::
director {n} (supervisor, manager, see also: film director)  :: mkurugenzi
dirham {n} (unit of currency)  :: dirhamu
dirt {n} (soil or earth)  :: takataka, uchafu
dirt {n} (stain or spot (on clothes etc))  :: takataka, chafu
dirt {n} (previously unknown negative information, kompromat)  :: takataka, uchafu
disable {v} (to deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device)  :: kuzima
disagree {v}  :: chokochoko
disappear {v} (to vanish)  :: kutoweka
disaster {n} (unexpected catastrophe causing physical damage, etc.)  :: janga, afa
disaster {n} (unforeseen event causing great loss, etc.)  :: janga, afa
disciple {n} (active follower or adherent)  :: mwanafunzi {c1} {c2}
discussion {n} (conversation or debate)  :: maneno, mazungumzo
discussion {n} (text giving further detail on a subject)  :: majadiliano
disease {n} (an abnormal condition of the body causing discomfort or dysfunction)  :: ugonjwa, maradhi
dish {n} (vessel for holding/serving food)  :: bakuli {c5} {c6}
dismiss {v} (to order to leave)  :: kuaga
disobey {v} (to refuse to obey)  :: kuasi
distance {n} (amount of space between two points)  :: umbali
distasteful {adj} (having a bad or foul taste)  :: karaha
distasteful {adj} (unpleasant)  :: karaha
distasteful {adj} (offensive)  :: karaha
distress {n} ((cause of) discomfort)  :: dhiki
distressed {adj} (anxious or uneasy)  :: sononeka
distressed {adj} (damaged)  :: sononeka
distressed {adj} (offered for sale after foreclosure)  :: sononeka
distressed {adj} (faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique)  :: sononeka
distribute {v} (to divide into portions and dispense)  :: kugawanya
distributor {n} (one who distributes, a thing that distributes)  :: msambazaji
distributor {n} (device that distributes current to the spark plugs)  :: msambazaji
district {n} (area or region)  :: wilaya
disturbance {n} (act of disturbing, being disturbed)  :: utundu
ditto {adv} (likewise) SEE: likewise  ::
divest {v} (undress) SEE: undress  ::
divide {v} (split into two or more parts)  :: gawa
divide {v} (divide up; share by dividing)  :: gawa
divide {v} (calculate quotient)  :: gawa
divide {v} (separate into two or more parts)  :: gawa
divide {v} (of a cell)  :: gawa
divination {n} (act of divining)  :: ramli
divination {n} (art of discovering secrets or seeing the future by supernatural means)  :: ramli
divine {adj} (of or pertaining to a god)  :: -a kimungu
division {n} (act or process of dividing anything)  :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (each of the parts resulting from division)  :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (arithmetic: process of dividing a number by another)  :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (arithmetic: calculation involving this process)  :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (large military unit)  :: farakano
division {n} (section of a large company)  :: farakano
division {n} (biology: taxonomic classification of plants)  :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (disagreement; a difference of viewpoint)  :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (law: concept of separate responsibility)  :: ugavi
divorce {n} (legal dissolution of a marriage)  :: talaka
divorce {n} (separation of connected things)  :: talaka
divorce {v} (to legally dissolve a marriage)  :: talaka
divorce {v} (to end one's own marriage)  :: talaka
divorce {v} (to separate something that was connected)  :: talaka
divorce {v} (to obtain a legal divorce)  :: talaka
divvy up {v} (divide) SEE: divide  ::
dizziness {n} (state of being dizzy)  :: kizunguzungu
dizzyness {n} (dizziness) SEE: dizziness  ::
Djibouti {prop} (Republic of Djibouti)  :: Jibuti
Djiboutian {n} (person)  :: Mjibuti
Djiboutian {adj} (pertaining to Djibouti)  :: Kijibuti
doctor {n} (physician)  :: daktari, dokta
doctor {n} (person who has attained a doctorate)  :: daktari, dokta
doctor {v} (act as a medical doctor to)  :: daktari
doctrine {n} (belief)  :: maadili
doctrine {n} (body of beliefs or teachings)  :: maadili
document {n} (original or official paper)  :: waraka
dodo {n} (Raphus cucullatus)  :: doda
Dodoma {prop} (capital of Tanzania)  :: Dodoma
dogwood {n} (tree or shrub of the genus Cornus)  :: msese
dollar {n} (designation for specific currency)  :: dola
dolphin {n} (aquatic mammal)  :: pomboo
Dominica {prop} (Commonwealth of Dominica)  :: Dominika
Dominican {n} (person from Dominican Republic)  :: Mdominika
Dominican {n} (person from Dominica)  :: Mdominika
Dominican {adj} (from the Dominican Republic)  :: Kidominika
Dominican {adj} (from Dominica)  :: Kidominika
Dominican Republic {prop} (country in the Caribbean)  :: Jamhuri ya Dominika
don {n} (professor) SEE: professor  ::
donation {n} (a voluntary gift or contribution for a specific cause)  :: mchango
donkey {n} (a domestic animal, see also: ass)  :: punda
donkey {n} (a stubborn person)  :: punda
donkey {n} (a fool)  :: punda
donkey {n} (a small auxiliary engine)  :: punda
donut {n} (deep-fried piece of dough) SEE: doughnut  ::
door {n} (portal of entry into a building, room or vehicle)  :: mlango
doorman {n} (man who holds open the door at the entrance to a building)  :: bawabu
dormitory {n} (room for sleeping)  :: bweni
doubt {n} (uncertainty)  :: shaka
doubt {v} (to lack confidence in something)  :: -shuku
dough {n} (mix of flour and other ingredients)  :: mahamri, kinyunya {c7} {c8}
dough {n} (money (slang))  :: mahamri
doughnut {n} (deep-fried piece of dough or batter)  :: andazi
doughnut {n} (anything in the shape of a torus)  :: mandazi
doughnut {n} (peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of a doughnut)  :: mandazi
doughnut {n} (fat person)  :: mandazi
doughnut {n} (tire)  :: mandazi
doum palm {n} (Hyphaene thebaica)  :: mkoma
dove {n} (bird of the family Columbidae)  :: njiwa {c9} {c10}
down {adv} (from a high to a low position, downwards)  :: chini, chini, chini
down {adv} (in a lower position)  :: chini
down {adv} (into a state of non-operation)  :: chini
down {adv} (sentence substitute for "get down")  :: chini
downhill {adj} (easy) SEE: easy  ::
downing {n} (defeat) SEE: defeat  ::
dowry {n} (property or payment given at time of marriage)  :: mahari
do you speak English {phrase} (do you speak English? (English specifically))  :: unasema Kiingereza?
do you speak English {phrase} (do you speak...? (fill with the name of the current foreign language))  :: unasema Kiswahili?
dozen {n} (twelve)  :: dazani
Dr {n} (Doctor)  :: Dkt.
draft {n} (early version of a written work)  :: mpepea
draft {n} (preliminary sketch)  :: mpepea
draft {n} (depth of water needed to float ship)  :: mpepea
draft {n} (current of air)  :: mpepea
draft {n} (amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow)  :: mpepea
draft {n} (order for money to be paid)  :: mpepea
draft {n} (conscription)  :: mpepea
draft {n} (system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams)  :: mpepea
draft {v} (to write a law)  :: mpepea
draft {v} (to conscript a person)  :: mpepea
draft {v} (to force or convince a person to do a job)  :: mpepea
drag {n} (street) SEE: street  ::
drag {v} (to pull along a surface)  :: kuburuta
dragon {n} (mythical creature)  :: joka, dragoni
drama {n} (theatrical plays)  :: tamthilia
drape {n} (curtain, drapery) SEE: curtain  ::
draughts {n} (game for two players)  :: dama, drafti
draw {v}  :: kuchora
drawing {n} (picture, likeness, diagram or representation)  :: mchoro
drawing {n} (act of producing a picture)  :: mchoro
drawing {n} (graphic art form)  :: mchoro
drawing {n} (action where the outcome is selected by chance using a draw)  :: mchoro
dream {n} (imaginary events seen while sleeping)  :: ndoto
dream {v} (see imaginary events while sleeping)  :: -ota
dress {n} (garment)  :: rinda
dress {v} (to clothe (something or somebody))  :: rinda
dress {v} (to clothe oneself)  :: rinda
dress {v} (to prepare the surface of (something))  :: rinda
dress {v} (to bandage (a wound))  :: rinda
dress {v} (to prepare (food))  :: rinda
drill {n} (activity done as an exercise or practice)  :: kwata
drink {v} (consume liquid through the mouth)  :: -nywa
drink {v} (consume alcoholic beverages)  :: -piga maji
drink {n} (served beverage)  :: kinywaji
drink {n} (action of drinking)  :: kunywa
drink {n} (type of beverage)  :: kinywaji
drive {v} (operate (a wheeled motorized vehicle))  :: kuendesha
drive off {v} (force to leave or go away)  :: kufukuza
driver {n} (one who drives something)  :: dereva, mwendeshaji
driver {n} (something that drives something)  :: dereva
driver {n} (person who drives a motorized vehicle, such as a car or a bus)  :: dereva
driver {n} (person who drives some other vehicle)  :: dereva
driver {n} (program acting as interface between an application and hardware)  :: dereva
driver {n}  :: dereva
drop {v} (to allow to fall from one's grasp)  :: kuangusha
drought {n} (a period of unusually low rain fall)  :: kiangazi, ukame
drug {n} (substance used as a medical treatment) SEE: medicine  ::
drum {n} (musical instrument)  :: ngoma
drum {n} (hollow, cylindrical object)  :: ngoma
drum {n} (barrel etc. for liquid)  :: ngoma
drum {v} (to beat a drum)  :: ngoma
drum {v} (to beat with a rapid succession of strokes)  :: ngoma
drum {v} (to review to establish memorization)  :: ngoma
drunk {adj} (intoxicated after drinking too much alcohol)  :: mlevi
drunk {n} (habitual drinker)  :: mlevi
drunkard {n} (person who is habitually drunk) SEE: drunk  ::
dry {adj} (free from liquid or moisture)  :: -kavu
duck {n} (aquatic bird of the family Anatidae)  :: bata
duck {n} (a batsman's score of zero after getting out)  :: bata
dud {n} (loser) SEE: loser  ::
dugong {n} (Dugong dugon)  :: nguva
dugout canoe {n} (a canoe made from a tree trunk)  :: mtumbwi
dulcimer {n} (musical instrument)  :: santuri
dumbledore {n} (beetle) SEE: beetle  ::
dung {n} (manure)  :: kinyezi
dung {v} (to fertilize with dung)  :: kinyezi
Durex {prop} (condom) SEE: condom  ::
Durex {prop} (adhesive tape) SEE: adhesive tape  ::
durian {n} (fruit)  :: duriani
dustbin {n} (container for trash) SEE: garbage can  ::
dust devil {n} (a swirling dust in the air)  :: kimbunga
duster {n} (object used for dusting)  :: dasta
Dutch {prop} (the Dutch language)  :: Kiholanzi
Dutchman {n} (a Dutch man)  :: Mholanzi
duty {n} (that which one is morally or legally obligated to do)  :: zamu
dwarf {n} (being from folklore, underground dwelling nature spirit)  :: kijeba
dweller {n} (inhabitant) SEE: inhabitant  ::
dye {n} (die) SEE: die  ::
dynamite {n} (class of explosives)  :: baruti
dynasty {n} (A series of rulers or dynasts from one family)  :: nasaba
each {determiner} (every)  :: kila
eagle {n} (any of several large carnivorous birds in the family Accipitridae)  :: tai
eagle {n} (a gold coin with a face value of $10.00)  :: tai
eagle {n} (in golf, a score of two under par for a hole)  :: tai
eagle owl {n} (large owl of genus Bubo)  :: kungwi
ear {n} (organ of hearing)  :: sikio
ear {n} (slang: police informant)  :: sikio
ear {n} (fruiting body of a grain plant)  :: suke {c5} {c6}
ear {v} (archaic: to plough)  :: sikio
early {adj} (at a time in advance of the usual)  :: mapema
early {adj} (arriving at a time before expected)  :: mapema
early {adj} (near the start or beginning)  :: mapema
early {adv} (at a time before expected)  :: mapema
earring {n} (piece of jewelry)  :: hereni {c9} {c10}
earth {n} (soil)  :: arthi
earth {n} (any general rock-based material)  :: udongo
earth {n} (the ground, land)  :: nchi kavu {c9}
earth {n} (fox's lair)  :: dunia
earth {n} (one of the four basic elements)  :: dunia
earth {n} (one of the five basic elements)  :: dunia
earth {v} (connect electrically to the earth)  :: dunia
earth {v} (to bury)  :: dunia
earth {prop} (our planet, third out from the Sun) SEE: Earth  ::
Earth {prop} (third planet of the Solar System)  :: dunia, nchi {c9} {c10}
earth pig {n} (aardvark) SEE: aardvark  ::
earthquake {n} (shaking of the surface of a planet)  :: tetemeko {c5} {c6}
earthworm {n} (worm (animal))  :: choo
earthworm {n} (person)  :: choo
earthworm {n} (death (fig.))  :: choo
earwax {n} (waxy substance secreted by the ear)  :: nta za sikio
east {n} (compass point)  :: mashariki
East Africa {prop} (eastern part of the continent of Africa)  :: Afrika ya Mashariki
Eastern Europe {prop} (Eastern Europe)  :: Ulaya ya Mashariki
East Sea {prop} (Sea of Japan) SEE: Sea of Japan  ::
East Timor {prop} (Country in Oceania)  :: Timor ya Mashariki
easy {adj} (requiring little skill or effort)  :: rahisi
easy {adj} (consenting readily to sex)  :: rahisi
eat {v} (to ingest, see also: consume; ingest)  :: kula
eater {n} (one who eats)  :: mla
Ebola {n} (Ebola fever) SEE: Ebola fever  ::
Ebola fever {n} (illness caused by the Ebola virus)  :: Maradhi ya virusi ya ebola
ebony {n} (wood)  :: abunusi
ebony {n} (tree)  :: mpingo
ebony {n} (colour)  :: rangi ya abunusi
ebony {adj} (made of ebony wood)  :: -a abunusi
ebony {adj} (deep, dark black colour)  :: -a rangi ya abunusi
e-book {n} (electronic book)  :: kitabu
ecchymosis {n} (skin discoloration) SEE: bruise  ::
echidna {n} (any of the four species of small spined monotremes)  :: mhanganungu
echo {n} (reflected sound)  :: mwangwi
ecology {n} (branch of biology)  :: ikolojia
economics {n} (study)  :: uchumi
economy {n} (effective management of the resources of a community or system)  :: uchumi
Ecuador {prop} (country in South America)  :: Ekwado
Ecuadorian {n} (person from Ecuador)  :: Mwekwado
Ecuadorian {adj} (pertaining to Ecuador)  :: Kiekwado
Eden {prop} (garden)  :: Edeni
edifice {n} (building)  :: jengo
Edinburgh {prop} (capital of Scotland)  :: Edinburgh
edition {n} (literary work)  :: toleo
edition {n} (whole set of copies)  :: toleo
editor {n} (person who edits)  :: mhariri
editor {n} (person who edited a specific document)  :: mhariri
editor {n} (newspaper editor)  :: mhariri
editor {n} (machine for editing film)  :: mhariri
editor {n} (program for modifying text files)  :: mhariri
editor {n} (someone who manipulates video footage and assembles it into the correct order)  :: mhariri
Edmonton {prop} (city in Canada)  :: Edmonton
educate {v} (to instruct or train)  :: elimisha
education {n} (process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment)  :: elimu
education {n} (facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally)  :: elimu
education {n}  :: elimu
educator {n} (teacher) SEE: teacher  ::
eel {n} (any fish of the order Anguilliformes)  :: mkunga
effect {n} (result of an action)  :: madhara
effect {n} (movie and television industries term)  :: madhara
effect {n} (sound engineering: alteration in sound)  :: madhara
effect {n} (state of being binding and enforceable)  :: madhara
effect {v} (to make or bring about; to implement)  :: madhara
effort {n} (the amount of work involved in achieving something)  :: juhudi
egg {v} (to throw eggs at)  :: yai
egg {v} (to dip in or coat with beaten egg)  :: yai
egg {v} (to encourage)  :: yai
eggplant {n} (plant)  :: mbilingani
eggplant {n} (edible fruit)  :: bilingani
Egypt {prop} (country in North Africa)  :: Misri
Egyptian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Egypt)  :: Kimisri
Egyptian {n} (person from Egypt)  :: Mmisri
Egyptian {prop} (language)  :: Kimisri
Eid al-Fitr {prop} (religious celebration)  :: siku kuu
Eiffel Tower {prop} (tower in Paris)  :: Mnara wa Eiffel
eight {num} (cardinal number 8)  :: nane
eighty {num} (80)  :: themanini
eland {n} (antelope)  :: pofu, mbungu
elbow {n} (joint between upper arm and forearm)  :: kisigino
elbow {n} (pipe fitting)  :: kisigino
elbow {v} (to push with the elbow)  :: kisigino
elder {n} (leader of a community)  :: mzee {c1} {c2}
elder {n} (officer of the church)  :: mzee {c1} {c2}
elder {n} (title in Mormonism)  :: mzee {c1} {c2}
elder {n}  :: wazee
elderberry {n} (elder tree) SEE: elder  ::
elect {v} (to choose or make decision)  :: uteuzi
elect {v} (to choose in election)  :: uteuzi
elect {adj} (who has been elected)  :: uteuzi
election {n} (process of choosing a new leader or representatives)  :: uchaguzi
electricity {n} (form of energy)  :: umeme
electrode {n} (the terminal through which electric current passes)  :: elektrodi
electronic {adj} (pertaining to electrons)  :: ektroniki
electronic {adj} (operating on behavior of electrons)  :: ektroniki
electronic {adj} (generated by electronic device)  :: ektroniki
electronic {adj} (of or pertaining to the Internet)  :: ektroniki
electronic book {n} (e-book) SEE: e-book  ::
electronics {n} ((physics))  :: elektroniki
electronics {n} (device)  :: elektroniki
electrum {n} (fossil resin) SEE: amber  ::
element {n} (simplest or essential part or principle of anything)  :: elementi
element {n} (chemistry: simplest chemical substance)  :: elementi
element {n} (alchemy: one of the four basic building blocks)  :: elementi
element {n} (something small)  :: elementi
element {n} (place or state of being that an individual or object is better suited towards)  :: elementi
element {n} (law: component of a cause of action)  :: elementi
element {n} (set theory: object in a set)  :: elementi
element {n} (group of people with a common characteristic)  :: elementi
element {n} (heating element)  :: elementi
element {n} (computing: conceptual object in a markup language)  :: elementi
elephant {n} (mammal)  :: ndovu, tembo
elephant {n} (anything huge and ponderous)  :: kubwa
elephantiasis {n} (disease)  :: matende
elephant seal {n} (mammal of the genus Mirounga)  :: tembo wa bahari
elevator {n} (permanent construction) SEE: lift  ::
elf {n} (mythical, supernatural being)  :: kibwengo
elf {n} (very diminutive person) SEE: dwarf  ::
elk {n} (Alces alces) SEE: moose  ::
eloquence {n} (the quality of artistry and persuasiveness in speech or writing)  :: usemaji
El Salvador {prop} (country in Central America)  :: Elsavado
embassy {n} (organization representing a foreign state)  :: ubalozi
emerald {n} (gemstone)  :: zumaridi
emerald {n} (colour)  :: rangi ya zumaridi
emotional {adj} (of or relating to the emotions)  :: simikwa
emotional {adj} (characterised by emotion)  :: simikwa, simikwa
emotional {adj} (determined by emotion rather than reason)  :: simikwa
emotional {adj} (appealing to or arousing emotion)  :: simikwa
emotional {adj} (easily affected by emotion)  :: simikwa
emotional {adj} (readily displaying emotion)  :: simikwa
emperor {n} (ruler of an empire)  :: kaisari
employ {v} (employ, apply) SEE: use  ::
employee {n} (individual who provides labor to a company or another person)  :: mwajiriwa
employer {n} (person or entity which employs others)  :: mwajiri
employment {n} (the work or occupation for which one is paid)  :: ajira
empty {adj} (devoid of content)  :: -tupu
empty space {n} (vacuum) SEE: vacuum  ::
enable {v} (to activate a function of an electronical or mechanical device)  :: kuwasha
encyclopaedia {n} (encyclopedia) SEE: encyclopedia  ::
encyclopedia {n} (comprehensive reference with articles on a range of topics)  :: kamusi elezo, ensaiklopidia
end {n} (extreme part)  :: mwisho, ncha {c9} {c10}
end {n} (death)  :: mwisho
end {n} (period in curling)  :: tamati
end {v} (ergative, intransitive: be finished, be terminated)  :: mwisho, dali
end {v} (transitive: finish, terminate (something))  :: mwisho
endure {v} (endure, undergo) SEE: suffer  ::
enemy {n} (someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else)  :: adui
enemy {n} (a hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation)  :: maadui
enemy {n} (an alliance of hostile forces)  :: maadui
enemy {adj} (of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy)  :: maadui
energy {n} (impetus behind activity)  :: kani
energy {n} (capacity to do work)  :: kani
energy {n} (physics)  :: kani
engagement {n} (period of time when marriage is planned or promised)  :: uchumba
engine {n} (mechanical device)  :: injini
engineering {n} (application of science to the needs of humanity)  :: uhandisi
England {prop} (region of Great Britain)  :: Uingereza
english {n} (spinning or rotary motion around the vertical axis)  :: zunguka
English {adj} (of or pertaining to England)  :: -ingereza
English {adj}  :: -ingereza
English {prop} (the English language)  :: Kiingereza [noun 7]
English {prop}  :: [noun 1/2] Waingereza {p}, Mwingereza {s}
English horn {n} (cor anglais) SEE: cor anglais  ::
Englishman {n} (male native or inhabitant of England)  :: Mwingereza
engraver {n} (person who engraves)  :: mchoraji
enjail {v} (put in jail) SEE: imprison  ::
enjoy {v} (to receive pleasure or satisfaction from something)  :: kujivinjari
enjoy {v} (to have the use or benefit of something)  :: kujivinjari
enjoy your meal {phrase} (bon appétit) SEE: bon appétit  ::
enmity {n} (hostile or unfriendly disposition)  :: uadui
enough {determiner} (sufficient)  :: basi
enough {interj} (stop!)  :: basi!
enter {v} (to go into (a room, etc.))  :: kuingia
entertain {v} (to amuse)  :: tumbuiza
entertainment {n} (activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation)  :: burudani
entertainment {n} (show for enjoyment)  :: burudani
envelope {n} (wrapper for mailing)  :: bahasha
environment {n} (area around something)  :: mazingira {cm} {cma}
Ephesians {prop} (book of the Bible)  :: Waefeso
Ephesus {prop} (a city of ancient Anatolia, in what is now Turkey)  :: Efeso
epilepsy {n} (medical condition)  :: kifafa
equality {n} (mathematics: fact of having the same value)  :: usawa
equality {n} (equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences)  :: usawa
equation {n} (mathematics: assertion)  :: mlinganyo
equator {n} (circle around the earth)  :: ikweta
Equatorial Guinea {prop} (country in Western Africa)  :: Guinea ya Ikweta
Equatorial Guinean {n} (A person from Equatorial Guinea or of Equatorial Guinean descent)  :: Mginekweta
Equatorial Guinean {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Equatorial Guinea, the Equatorial Guinean people or the Equatorial Guinean culture)  :: Kiginekweta
-er {suffix} ((used to form agent nouns) person or thing that does...)  :: m-
eraser {n} (thing used to erase something written or drawn)  :: kifutio
Eritrea {prop} (country in Eastern Africa)  :: Eritrea
Eritrean {n} (A person from Eritrea or of Eritrean descent)  :: Mweritrea
Eritrean {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Eritrea, the Eritrean people or the Eritrean culture)  :: Kieritrea
Eros {prop} (God of love)  :: Erosi
err {v} (sin) SEE: sin  ::
error {n} (mistake)  :: kasoro
Erythraean Sea {prop} (Red Sea) SEE: Red Sea  ::
erythrocyte {n} (red blood cell) SEE: red blood cell  ::
escape {v} (to get free)  :: kuponyoka
escape {v} (to elude)  :: kwepa
escape {v} (to avoid capture)  :: kwepa
escape {v} (to elude observation)  :: kwepa
escape {v} (to prefix a special key in order to make it an ordinary key)  :: kwepa
escape {v} (to halt a program by pressing a combination of keys)  :: kwepa
escape {n} (act of leaving a dangerous or unpleasant situation)  :: kwepa
escape {n} (key on most modern computer keyboards)  :: kwepa
escape {n} ((programming) ASCII character 27 (decimal) or 1B (hexadecimal))  :: kwepa
Eskimo {prop} (group of native peoples)  :: Waeskimo
Eskimo {prop} (language)  :: Kieskimo
Eskimo {n} (member of the Eskimo people(s))  :: Mweskimo, Waeskimo
Eskimo {adj} (of, or relating to an Eskimo, Eskimos or their language, languages)  :: Kieskimo
Esperanto {prop} (auxiliary language)  :: Kiesperanto
essay {n} (written composition)  :: insha
essence {n} (inherent nature)  :: mchakato
essence {n} (significant feature)  :: mchakato
essence {n} (concentrate)  :: mchakato
essence {n} (true nature of something)  :: mchakato
Esther {prop} (female given name)  :: Esta
Esther {prop} (book of the Bible)  :: Esta
Estonia {prop} (country)  :: Estonia
eternal {adj} (lasting forever)  :: -a milele
eternal life {n} (immortality) SEE: immortality  ::
eternal life {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife  ::
Ethiopia {prop} (country in Eastern Africa)  :: Uhabeshi, Habeshi, Ethiopia
Ethiopian {n} (person)  :: Mhabeshi
Ethiopian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Ethiopia)  :: Kihabeshi
etymology {n} (study of the historical development of languages, particularly of individual words)  :: etimolojia
eucalyptus {n} (any of many trees of genus Eucalyptus)  :: mkalitusi
Euphrates {prop} (river in the Middle East)  :: Frati
Eurasia {prop} (the largest landmass on Earth, consisting of Europe and Asia)  :: Urasia
Europe {prop} (European Union) SEE: European Union  ::
Europe {prop} (continent)  :: Ulaya, Uropa [rare]
European Union {prop} (European supranational organisation)  :: Umoja wa Ulaya
Euxine Sea {prop} SEE: Black Sea  ::
Eve {prop} (the first woman)  :: Hawa
evening {n} (time of day between the approximate time of midwinter dusk and midnight)  :: jioni
evening {n} (figurative: concluding time period)  :: jioni
event {n} (occurrence)  :: kisa, tukio
event {n} (point in spacetime (physics))  :: tukio
event {n} (computing: action which triggers an event handler)  :: kisa, tukio
Everest {prop} (Mount Everest) SEE: Mount Everest  ::
every {determiner} (all of a countable group)  :: kila
every day {adv} (daily) SEE: daily  ::
evil {adj} (intending to harm)  :: -baya
evildoer {n} (person who performs evil acts)  :: mpotovu {c1} {c2}
example {n} (something representative of a group)  :: mifano, mfano
example {n} (something serving to explain or illustrate a rule)  :: mifano
example {n} (something serving as a pattern of behaviour)  :: mifano
example {n} (person punished as a warning to others)  :: mifano
example {n} (parallel or closely similar case)  :: mifano
example {n} (instance as a problem to be solved)  :: mifano
Excellency {n} (Form of address for certain high officials or dignitaries)  :: Mheshimiwa
except {prep} (with the exception of)  :: ila
excess {n} (state of surpassing limits)  :: zaidi
excess {n} (degree by which one thing exceeds another)  :: zaidi
excess {n} (undue indulgence of the appetite)  :: zaidi
excess {n} (geometry: spherical excess)  :: zaidi
exchange {n} (act of exchanging or trading)  :: ubadilishaji
exchange {n} (place for conducting trading)  :: ubadilishaji
exchange {v} (To trade or barter)  :: ubadilishaji
exchange {v} (To replace with a similar item)  :: ubadilishaji
exchequer {n} (treasury) SEE: treasury  ::
excite {v} (to stir the emotions of)  :: kusisimua
excite {v} (to arouse or bring out (eg feelings); to stimulate)  :: kusisimua
excite {v} (to cause an electron to move to a higher than normal state)  :: kusisimua
excitement {n} (state of being excited)  :: bambika, msisimuko
exclamation {n} (exclamation mark) SEE: exclamation mark  ::
exclamation mark {n} (punctuation “!”)  :: alama ya mshangao
exclamation point {n} (exclamation mark) SEE: exclamation mark  ::
excuse me {phrase} (request to repeat)  :: samahani rudia
excuse me {phrase} (request to pass)  :: tafadhali naomba unipishe
execution {n}  :: ufanyaji
executioner {n} (the person who carries out the execution)  :: mchinja, mchinjaji, mnyongaji
executive {adj} (designed for execution)  :: mtendaji
executive {n} (title of a chief officer or administrator)  :: mtendaji
executor {n} (one who carries out some task)  :: mfanya, mfanyi, mrithisha, mrithishi, mtekelezaji, wasii
exercise {n} (any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability)  :: mazoezi
exercise {n} (physical activity intended to improve strength and fitness)  :: mazoezi
exercise {v} (to set into action)  :: mazoezi
exercise {v} (to perform activities to develop skills)  :: mazoezi
exercise {v} (to take action, enforce)  :: mazoezi
expect {v} (to expect) SEE: look  ::
expect {v} (to look for, look forward to, anticipate)  :: kutazamia
expect {v}  :: tazamia
expectation {n} (act or state of expecting)  :: kusudio
expectation {n} (that which is expected or looked for)  :: tarajio
expensive {adj} (having a high price or cost)  :: gali
experience {n} (event(s) of which one is cognizant)  :: tajiriba, uzoefu
experience {n} (activity which one has performed)  :: tajriba, uzoefu
experience {n} (collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge)  :: tajriba, uzoefu
experience {n} (the knowledge thus gathered)  :: tajriba, uzoefu
experience {v} (to observe or undergo)  :: tajiriba, uzoefu
expert {n} (person with extensive knowledge or ability)  :: mtaalam, mtaalamu
expiation {n} (an act of atonement)  :: kafara {c9} {c10}
expire {v} (die) SEE: die  ::
expiry {n} (death) SEE: death  ::
exploitation {n} (act)  :: unyonyaji
explosion {n} (violent release of energy)  :: mlipuko
explosion {n} (bursting due to pressure)  :: mlipuko
explosion {n} (sound of an explosion)  :: mlipuko
explosion {n} (sudden increase)  :: mlipuko
explosion {n} (sudden outburst)  :: mlipuko
expose {v} (to reveal, uncover, make visible, bring to light, introduce to)  :: kufunua
extinguish {v} (to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench)  :: kuzima
extra {adj} (beyond what is due, usual)  :: ziada
extra {adj} (extraordinarily good)  :: ziada
extra {n} (extra edition of a newspaper)  :: ziada
extra-natural {adj} (supernatural) SEE: supernatural  ::
eye {n} (organ)  :: jicho
eye {v} (to view narrowly)  :: jicho
eye {v} (to look as if intending to do sthg)  :: jicho
eyeball {n} (ball of the eye)  :: mboni
eyeglasses {n} (spectacles) SEE: spectacles  ::
eyelash {n} (hair growing on the edge of an eyelid)  :: kope {5} {6}
eyelid {n} ((anatomy) a thin skin membrane that covers and moves over an eye)  :: kope {c5} {c6}
eyesight {n} (faculty of sight)  :: taswira
fable {n} (fictitious narration to enforce some useful truth or precept)  :: hadithi
face {v} (to face) SEE: look  ::
face {n} (front part of head)  :: uso
face {n} (facial expression)  :: uso {c11} {c12}
face {n} (surface, especially a front or outer one)  :: uso {c11} {c12}
face {v} (have its front closest to)  :: kuelekea
facsimile {v} (fax) SEE: fax  ::
factory {n} (manufacturing place)  :: karakana
fag-end {n} (cigarette butt) SEE: butt  ::
failure {n} (state or condition opposite of success)  :: ushinde
fairy {n} (mythical being)  :: kichimbakazi
fairy cake {n} (cupcake) SEE: cupcake  ::
fairy tale {n} (folktale)  :: hadithi ya vichimbakazi
faith {n} (feeling that something is true)  :: imani
faithful {adj} (reliable; worthy of trust)  :: -aminifu
fake {adj} (not real)  :: bandia
fake {n} (something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently)  :: bandia
fall {n} (season) SEE: autumn  ::
fall {n} (act of moving in gas or vacuum under the effect of gravity from a point to a lower point)  :: anguko, maanguko
fall {n} (loss of greatness or status)  :: anguko
fall {v} (move to a lower position under the effect of gravity)  :: -anguka
fall down {v} (to fall to the ground)  :: -anguka
Fallopian tube {n} (duct)  :: futuza
fame {n} (state of being famous)  :: fora, umaarufu
family {n} (rank in a taxonomic classification, above both genus and species)  :: familia
family name {n} (surname) SEE: surname  ::
fan {n} (hand-held device)  :: shabiki
fan {n} (electrical device)  :: shabiki
fan {n} (anything resembling a hand-held fan)  :: shabiki
fan {v} (to blow air on by means of a fan)  :: shabiki
fan {v} (move or spread in multiple directions from one point)  :: shabiki
fan {n} (admirer)  :: shabiki
fang {n} (canine tooth)  :: chonge
fantasy {n} (literary genre)  :: fantasia
fare {n} (paying passenger)  :: abiria
farewell {interj} (Goodbye) SEE: goodbye  ::
farm {n} (a place where agricultural activities take place)  :: shamba
farmer {n} (person who works the land and/or who keeps livestock)  :: mkulima {c1} {c2}
farming {n} (agriculture) SEE: agriculture  ::
Faroe Islands {prop} (group of islands between Scotland and Iceland)  :: Visiwa vya Faroe
Farsi {prop} (Persian language) SEE: Persian  ::
fart {v} (to emit flatulent gases)  :: -shuta, -jamba
fart {n} (an emission of flatulent gases)  :: shuzi {s}, mashuzi {p} [noun 5/6]
fast {adj} (of a dye: not running or fading)  :: haraka
fast {adj} (capable of moving with great speed)  :: haraka
fast {adj} (of photographic film: more sensitive to light than average)  :: haraka
fast {adv} (ahead of the correct time or schedule)  :: haraka
fast {v} (to abstain from food)  :: kufunga
fast {n} (fasting) SEE: fasting  ::
faster {n} (one who fasts)  :: mfunga
fast food {n} (type of meal that is often pre-prepared and served quickly)  :: chakula cha kununua
fasting {n} (act or practice of abstaining from or eating very little food)  :: funga
fasting {n} (period of time when one abstains from or eats very little food)  :: funga, saumu
fat {n} (specialized animal tissue)  :: mafuta
fat {n} (refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat)  :: mafuta
fat {n} (that part of an organization deemed wasteful)  :: mafuta
fate {n} (that which predetermines events)  :: majaliwa
fate {n} (inevitable events)  :: majaliwa
fate {n} (destiny)  :: majaliwa
fate {n}  :: majaliwa
father {n} (male parent)  :: baba, mzee
father {n} (term of address for an elderly man)  :: baba
Father {prop} (God, the father of Creation)  :: Baba
Father {prop} (term of address for a Christian priest)  :: baba
fatherhood {n} (being a father)  :: ubaba
father-in-law {n} (one's spouse's father)  :: babamkwe
faucet {n} (tap) SEE: tap  ::
favorite {adj} (preferred)  :: kipenzi
favourite {n} (person who enjoys special regard or favour)  :: kipenzi
favourite {n} (person who is preferred or trusted above all others)  :: kipenzi
favourite {n} (contestant or competitor thought most likely to win)  :: kipenzi
favourite {adj} (favorite) SEE: favorite  ::
fax {n} (document transmitted by telephone)  :: faksi
fax {v} (send document)  :: faksi
fear {n} (uncountable: emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat)  :: woga, hofu
fear {v} (feel fear about (something))  :: -ogopa, -hofu
fear {v} (venerate; to feel awe towards)  :: kucha
feast {n} (large, often ceremonial meal)  :: karamu
feast {n} (festival, holiday, solemn, or more commonly, joyous, anniversary)  :: sikukuu {c9} {c10}
feather {n} (branching, hair-like structure that grows on the bodies of birds)  :: nyoya
feather {v} (To cover with feathers)  :: nyoya
feather {v} (To arrange in the manner of feathers)  :: nyoya
feather {v} (Rowing: To rotate the oars while they are out of the water)  :: nyoya
feather {v} (Aeronautics: To streamline an aircraft's propeller blades when shut down)  :: nyoya
feather {v} (Carpentry, Engineering: To finely shave or bevel an edge)  :: nyoya
February {prop} (second month of the Roman, Julian, and Gregorian calendars)  :: februari
feces {n} (digested waste material discharged from the bowels)  :: mavi pl (nc 6)
fee {n} (monetary payment charged for professional services)  :: karo, ada
feeder {n} (baseball:pitcher) SEE: pitcher  ::
felicitate {v} (congratulate) SEE: congratulate  ::
felicitation {n} (congratulation) SEE: congratulation  ::
felicity {n} (happiness) SEE: happiness  ::
female {adj} (belonging to the sex that produces eggs and/or has XX chromosomes)  :: kike, jike
female {adj} (having an internal socket)  :: jike
feminine {n} (woman) SEE: woman  ::
fence {n} (barrier)  :: ua
fence {n} (someone who hides or buys and sells stolen goods)  :: ua
fence {v} (toenclose by building a fence)  :: ua
fence {v} (to trade with stolen goods)  :: ua
fence {v} (to engage in (the sport) fencing)  :: ua
fennel {n} (Foeniculum vulgare, the plant)  :: mshamari
fennel {n} (spice used in cooking)  :: shamari
fenugreek {n} (spice)  :: uwatu
fern {n} (plant)  :: mkangaga {c3/4}
ferret {n} (the mammal Mustela putorius furo)  :: fereti
ferry {n} (boat)  :: feri
festival {n} (event or community gathering)  :: tamasha
fever {n} (higher than normal body temperature)  :: [class 9/10] homa, harara
fever {n} (usually in combination: any of various diseases)  :: homa
fever {n} (state of excitement (of a person or people))  :: homa
fez {n} (clothing)  :: tarbushi
fiancé {n} (man who is engaged to be married)  :: mchumba
fiancé {n} (person engaged to be married)  :: mchumba
fiancée {n} (woman who is engaged to be married)  :: mchumba
fictional {adj} (invented, as opposed to real)  :: -a kubuniwa
field {n} (wide, open space used to grow crops or to hold farm animals)  :: shamba {c5} {c6}
fifteen {num} (cardinal number)  :: kumi na tano
fifth {adj} (Ordinal form of the number 5)  :: ya tano
fifty {num} (cardinal number)  :: hamsini
fig {n} (tree or shrub)  :: mtini {c3} {c4}
fig {n} (fruit)  :: tini {c5} {c6}
fight {v} ((intransitive) to contend in physical conflict)  :: vita
fight {v} (to strive for)  :: vita
fight {v} ((transitive) to engage in (a physical conflict))  :: vita
fight {v} ((transitive) to contend in physical conflict against)  :: vita
fight {v} (to counteract)  :: vita
fight {n} (occasion of fighting)  :: vita
fight {n} (battle)  :: vita
fight {n} (physical confrontation)  :: vita
fight {n} (conflict of will, strife)  :: vita
fight {n} (will or ability to fight)  :: vita
fighter {n} (boxer) SEE: boxer  ::
fig tree {n} (fig tree) SEE: fig  ::
Fiji {prop} (Republic of the Fiji Islands)  :: Fiji
filling {adj} (of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach)  :: muhu
filling {n} (anything used to fill something)  :: muhu
filling {n} (contents of a pie, etc.)  :: muhu
filling {n} (in dentistry)  :: muhu
film {n} (motion picture) SEE: movie  ::
filter {n} (device for separating impurities from a fluid or other substance)  :: kichungi
filter {n} (electronics or software to separate unwanted signal)  :: kichungi
filter {n} (any device or procedure that acts to separate or isolate)  :: kichungi
filter {v} (to sort, sift, or isolate)  :: chungi
filter {v} (to diffuse)  :: chunga
filter {v} (to pass through a filter or to act as though passing through a filter)  :: chunga
filter {v} (to come or go a few at a time)  :: chunga
final {n} (test or examination given at the end of a term or class)  :: finali
final {n} (sports: last round in a contest)  :: finali
final {n} (contest that narrows a field of contestants)  :: finali
final {adj} (last; ultimate)  :: finali
fine {adj} (of superior quality)  :: faini
fine {adj} (of a particular grade of quality, usually between "very good" and "very fine", and below "mint")  :: faini
fine {adj} (of weather: sunny and not raining)  :: faini
fine {adj} (being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory)  :: faini
fine {adj} (good-looking, attractive)  :: faini
fine {adj} (made up of particularly small pieces)  :: faini
fine {adj} (particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth)  :: faini
fine {adj} (made of slender or thin filaments)  :: faini
fine {adv} (expression of agreement)  :: faini
fine {v} (to make finer, purer, or cleaner)  :: faini
fine {v} (to become finer, purer, or cleaner)  :: faini
fine {v} (clarify by filtration)  :: faini
fine {n} (payment for breaking the law)  :: faini
fine {v} (to issue a fine as punishment)  :: faini
finger {n} ((anatomy) extremity of the hand)  :: kidole, dole
finger millet {n} (a plant grown as a cereal)  :: mwimbi, mbege
fingernail {n} (covering near the tip of finger)  :: kucha
finish off {v} (to kill) SEE: kill  ::
Finland {prop} (Nordic country)  :: Ufini
Finn {n} (person from Finland)  :: Mfini, Mfinlendi
Finnic {adj} (Finnish) SEE: Finnish  ::
Finnish {prop} (language)  :: Kifini, Kifinlandia, Kifinlandi, Kifinishi
fir {n} (conifer of the genus Abies)  :: mberoshi
fire {v} (to heat pottery, etc.)  :: moto
fire {v} (to terminate the employment of)  :: kupiga risasi, moto
fire {v} (transitive: to shoot)  :: kupiga risasi, moto
fire {v} (intransitive: to shoot)  :: moto
fire {v} (physiology: to cause action potential in a cell)  :: moto
fire extinguisher {n} (device for putting out a fire)  :: kizima moto
firefighter {n} (a person who puts out fires and saves lives)  :: mzimamoto
fireman {n} (someone skilled in fighting fire) SEE: firefighter  ::
firewood {n} (wood intended to be burned, typically for heat)  :: kuni
first {adj} (numeral first)  :: -a kwanza
first cousin {n} (cousin) SEE: cousin  ::
fish {n} (vertebrate animal)  :: samaki [n class]
fish {n} (collective plural of fish)  :: samaki
fish {n} (archaic: any vertebrate that lives in water and cannot live outside it)  :: samaki
fish {n} (flesh of fish as food)  :: samaki
fish {n} (period of time spent fishing)  :: samaki
fish {n} (instance of seeking something)  :: samaki
fish {n} (card game)  :: samaki
fish {n} (derogatory slang: woman)  :: samaki
fish {n} (slang: easy victim for swindling)  :: samaki
fish {n} (nautical: makeshift brace)  :: samaki
fisherman {n} (person catching fish)  :: mvuvi
fist {n} (clenched hand)  :: ngumi
fist {n} ((ham radio) the characteristic signaling rhythm)  :: ndumi
fist {v} (to strike with the fist)  :: ndumi
fit {v} (make ready) SEE: prepare  ::
fizz {n} (carbonated beverage) SEE: soda  ::
fizzy drink {n} (fizzy drink) SEE: soda  ::
flag {n} (piece of cloth or often its representation)  :: bendera
flag {n} (use of a flag)  :: bendera
flag {n} (true-or-false variable)  :: bendera
flag {n} (computer science: notation for optional behaviour)  :: bendera
flag {n}  :: bendera
flag {v} (to mark with a flag)  :: bendera
flag {v} (to signal to)  :: bendera
flag {v} (computing: to signal)  :: bendera
flag {v} (computing: to set a programming variable to true)  :: bendera
flag {v} (weaken)  :: bendera
flag {n} (plant with sword-shaped leaves)  :: bendera
flag {n} (flagstone)  :: bendera
flag {v} (lay down flagstones)  :: benbera
flagellum {n} (whip) SEE: whip  ::
flamingo {n} (bird)  :: heroe
flange {n} (slang:vulva) SEE: vulva  ::
flashlight {n} (battery-powered hand-held lightsource)  :: tochi
flask {n} (container for a small amount of beverage)  :: chupa
flat {n} (palm of the hand) SEE: palm  ::
flat {n} (apartment) SEE: apartment  ::
flatuency {n} (flatulence) SEE: flatulence  ::
flatulence {n} (state of having gas in digestive system)  :: vimbiwa
flea {n} (parasitic insect)  :: kiroboto {c7} {c8}
flesh {n} (body tissue)  :: chembechembe
flesh {n} (skin)  :: ngozi
flesh {n} (animal tissue as food)  :: kinofu
flesh {n} (human body entity)  :: ngozi
flesh {n} (edible part of fruit/vegetable)  :: ngozi
flesh {v} (to put flesh on)  :: ngozi
flesh {v} (To add details)  :: jazia
flesh {v} (to remove the flesh)  :: bambua
flick {n} (cinema) SEE: cinema  ::
flight deck {n} (aircraft cockpit) SEE: cockpit  ::
flipper {n} (mammal's wide limb for swimming)  :: kikono
flittermouse {n} (bat) SEE: bat  ::
float {v} (to be supported by a liquid)  :: -elea
flock {n} (group of sheep or goats)  :: ng'ombe
flog {v} (to sell) SEE: sell  ::
flog {v} (to defeat) SEE: defeat  ::
flood {n} (overflow of water)  :: mafuriko, gharika
flood {n} (large number or quantity)  :: mafuriko, gharika
flood {v} (to overflow)  :: mafuriko, gharika
flood {v} (to cover as if by a flood)  :: gharika
flood {v} (to provide with a large number of quantity)  :: mafuriko, gharika
floor {n} (bottom part of a room)  :: sakafu
floor {n} (storey of a building) SEE: storey  ::
flow {v} (to flow) SEE: run  ::
flow {n} (the movement of a fluid)  :: mkondo
flow {n} (the rising movement of the tide)  :: mkondo
flow {n} (smoothness or continuity)  :: mkondo
flow {v} (to flow) SEE: stream  ::
flower {n} (reproductive structure in angiosperms)  :: ua {c5} {c6} {s}, maua pl (noun 6)
flower {v} (to put forth blooms)  :: -sitawi, -bariki, -chaunua
fluke {n} (lobe of whale's tail)  :: mkia wa nyangumi
fluorine {n} (chemical element)  :: florini
flute {n} (woodwind instrument)  :: digali, filimbi
fluted {adj} (drunk) SEE: drunk  ::
fly {n} (insect of the order Diptera)  :: nzi
fly {n} (insect of the family Muscidae)  :: nzi
fly {n} (fishing lure)  :: mfano wa inzi
fly {v} (to travel through air)  :: kuruka
fly {v} (to flee)  :: kukimbia
fly {v} (to cause to travel through the air)  :: kurusha
fly {n} (type of small, fast carriage)  :: gari
fly {v} (to hit a flyball)  :: nzi
fly {n} (fly ball) SEE: fly ball  ::
fly ball {n} ((baseball) a batted ball)  :: nzi
flying fox {n} (bat of the family Pteropodidae) SEE: megabat  ::
foam {n} (substance composed of a large collection of bubbles or their solidified remains)  :: povu
foam {n} (foam rubber)  :: povu
foam rubber {n} (foam rubber) SEE: foam  ::
foe {n} (enemy) SEE: enemy  ::
fog {n} (cloud that forms at a low altitude and obscures vision)  :: ukungu {c11} {c10}
folder {n} (organizer)  :: folda
folklore {n} (tales, legends and superstitions of a particular ethnic population)  :: hadithi za kale
follow {v} (to go or come after in physical space)  :: kufuata
follower {n} (one who follows)  :: wafauasi
follower {n} (thing that comes after another thing)  :: wafauasi
follower {n} (one who is a part of a master's physical group, such as a servant or retainer)  :: wafauasi
follower {n} (one who adheres to the opinions, ideas or teachings of another)  :: wafauasi
follower {n} (imitator)  :: wafauasi
follower {n} (pursuer)  :: wafauasi
follower {n} (man courting a maidservant)  :: wafauasi
fond {v} (be fond of, like) SEE: like  ::
food {n} (any substance consumed by living organisms to sustain life)  :: chakula
food {n} (anything intended to supply energy or nourishment of other forms)  :: chakula
food {n} (foodstuff)  :: chakula
fool {n} (person with poor judgement or little intelligence)  :: fala, mjinga, juha
fool {n} (jester)  :: fala, mjinga
fool {n} (dessert)  :: fala, mjinga
fool {n} (tarot card)  :: fala
fool {v} (to trick; to make a fool of someone)  :: fala, mjinga
foot {n} (part of animal’s body )  :: mgu
foot {n} (part of human body )  :: mguu {c7} {c8}
foot {n} (unit of measure )  :: futi
foot {v} (kick)  :: mgu
foot {v} (pay)  :: mgu
footprint {n} (The impression of the foot)  :: nyayo
footstep {n} (mark left by a foot)  :: nyayo
footstep {n} (signs of a course taken)  :: nyayo
footstool {n} (a low stool)  :: kibao {c7} {c8}
foppery {n} (stupidity) SEE: stupidity  ::
for {conj} (because)  :: kwani, maana
for {prep} (over a period of time)  :: kwa
force {n} (anything that is able to make a big change in person or thing)  :: mabavu
force {n} (physical quantity)  :: mabavu
force {n} (group that aims to attack, control, or constrain)  :: mabavu
force {n} (ability to attack, control, or constrain)  :: mabavu
force {n} (type of magic trick)  :: mabavu
force {n} (law: legal validity)  :: mabavu
force {n} (law: unlawful violence or lawful compulsion)  :: mabavu
force {v} (compel (someone to do something))  :: mabavu
force {v} (cause to occur, overcoming resistance)  :: mabavu
force {v} (baseball To create an out by touching a base)  :: mabavu
force {n} (waterfall) SEE: waterfall  ::
force field {n} (science fiction)  :: ngao ya nishati (noun 9)
forefinger {n} (first finger next to the thumb)  :: kidole cha shahada
forego {v} (precede) SEE: precede  ::
foreign {n} (foreigner) SEE: foreigner  ::
foreigner {n} (person in a foreign land)  :: ajinabi
foreign policy {n} (government's policy)  :: sera za kigeni
forenoon {n} (morning) SEE: morning  ::
foreskin {n} (prepuce / foreskin)  :: govi
forest {n} (dense collection of trees)  :: msitu, porini
forest {n} (any dense collection)  :: msitu, porini
forest {n} (graph theory: union of trees)  :: msitu, porini
forest {v} (to cover an area with trees)  :: msitu, porini
for ever {adv} (forever) SEE: forever  ::
forever {adv} (for all time, for all eternity; for an infinite amount of time)  :: milele
forever {adv} ((colloquially) for a very long time)  :: milele
forever {adv} ((colloquially) for an excessively long time)  :: milele
forever {adv} ((colloquially) constantly or frequently)  :: milele
forever {n} (mythical time in the infinite future)  :: milele
for example {prep} (as an example)  :: kwa mfano
forget {v} (to lose remembrance of)  :: -sahau
forgive {v} (transitive, to pardon)  :: -samehe
for instance {adv} (as an example) SEE: for example  ::
fork {n} (eating utensil)  :: uma
form {n} (level of pre-collegiate education) SEE: grade  ::
Formosa {prop} (Taiwan) SEE: Taiwan  ::
forty {num} (the cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine)  :: arobaini
foundation {n} (that upon which anything is founded)  :: msingi
foundation {n} (lowest and supporting part or member of a wall)  :: msingi
fountain {n} (spring) SEE: spring  ::
four {num} (the cardinal number 4)  :: nne
four by two {n} (Jew) SEE: Jew  ::
fourth {n} (quarter) SEE: quarter  ::
fourth {adj} (ordinal form of the number four)  :: ya nne
fowl {n} (bird) SEE: bird  ::
fox {n} (Vulpes)  :: mbweha mwekundu, thalabu
fox {n} (any of the species in the tribe Vulpini)  :: mbweha
fox {n} (cunning person)  :: mbweha
fox {n} (attractive woman)  :: mbweha
fox {v} (to trick)  :: mbweha
fox {v} (to confuse)  :: mbweha
fox {v} (to act slyly)  :: mbweha
frame {v} (put together the structural elements)  :: fremu
frame {v} (add a decorative border to a picture)  :: fremu
frame {v} (position visually within a fixed boundary)  :: fremu
frame {v} (establish a context in words)  :: fremu
frame {v} (cause a person to appear guilty)  :: fremu
frame {n} (structural elements of a building or other constructed object)  :: fremu
frame {n} (structure of a person's body)  :: fremu, fremu
frame {n} (rigid, generally rectangular mounting)  :: fremu
frame {n} (piece of photographic film containing an image)  :: fremu
frame {n} (complete game of snooker)  :: fremu
France {prop} (country)  :: Ufaransa
francium {n} (chemical element)  :: fransi
frankincense {n} (incense)  :: uvumba
fraud {n} (an act of deception)  :: ghashi, sakata
fraud {n} (assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end)  :: ghashi, sakata
fraud {n} (one who performs fraud)  :: ghashi, sakata
free {adj} (not imprisoned)  :: huru
free {adj} (obtainable without payment) SEE: free of charge  ::
freedman {n} (person who has been released from slavery)  :: huru
freedom {n} (not being imprisoned or enslaved)  :: uhuru {c11} {c12}
freedom {n} (The lack of a specific constraint)  :: uhuru {c11}
freedom {n}  :: uhuru
freedom of speech {n} (right to speak without fear of harm) SEE: free speech  ::
free of charge {adj} (not requiring any payment - adjective)  :: bure
free speech {n} (right to express an opinion in public)  :: uhuru wa maoni
French {prop} (Romance language spoken in France)  :: Kifaransa
French horn {n} (musical instrument)  :: baragumu ya kifaransa
French letter {n} (condom) SEE: condom  ::
Frenchman {n} (man of French birth or nationality)  :: Mfaransa {cm-wa}
Frenchwoman {n} (a French woman)  :: Mfaransa {cm-wa}
Friday {n} (day of the week)  :: Ijumaa
fridge {n} (refrigerator) SEE: refrigerator  ::
friend {n} (person whose company one enjoys)  :: rafiki
friend {n} (boyfriend or girlfriend)  :: rafiki
friend {n} (person with whom you are acquainted)  :: rafiki
friend {n} (person who provides assistance)  :: rafiki
friend {n} (person who backs something)  :: rafiki
friend {n} (object or idea that can be used for good)  :: rafiki
friend {n} ((sarcastic) form of address used to warn someone)  :: rafiki
friend {n}  :: (noun 9/10) rafiki, mwenzi
friendship {n} ((uncountable) condition of being friends)  :: urafiki
fright {n} (A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger)  :: pigano
fright {n} (Anything strange, ugly or shocking)  :: pigano
frighten {v} (to disturb with fear)  :: -ogofya, -ogofisha
frog {n} (amphibian)  :: chura {c7} {c8}
frog {n} (end of a string instrument’s bow)  :: chura
frog {n} (organ in a horse’s foot)  :: chura
frog {n} (part of a railway)  :: chura
frog {n} (a fastener for clothing consisting of a button that fits through a loop)  :: chura
from time to time {adv} (occasionally)  :: mara kwa mara
frosh {n} (frog) SEE: frog  ::
fruit {n} (part of plant)  :: tunda, matunda {p}
fruit {n} (food)  :: tunda
fruit {n} (figuratively: positive end result or reward of labour or effort)  :: tunda
fruit {n} (figuratively: child of a marriage)  :: tunda
fruit {n} (offensive slang: homosexual or effeminate man)  :: shoga {c5} {c6}
fruit {n}  :: zao {c5} {c6}, mazao {p}
fruit bat {n} (bat of the family Pteropodidae) SEE: megabat  ::
fruit tree {n} (a tree that bears a crop of edible fruit on a regular basis)  :: mti wa matunda {c3} {c4}
fuck {v} (to have sexual intercourse-obscene or vulgar)  :: kutomba
fun {n} (enjoyment or amusement)  :: fani
fun {n} (playful, often noisy, activity)  :: fani
fun {adj} (enjoyable, amusing)  :: fani
functional group {n} (characteristic grouping of elements)  :: kundi
fundament {n} (anus) SEE: anus  ::
fundament {n} (foundation) SEE: foundation  ::
funeral {n} (ceremony to honour a deceased person)  :: maziko, mazishi
funnel {n} (smoke flue, chimney) SEE: chimney  ::
fur {n} (hairy coat of a mammal, especially when fine, soft and thick)  :: unyoya
fur {n} (hairy skin processed to serve as clothing)  :: unyoya
fur {n} (pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel)  :: unyoya
fur {n} (coating resembling fur)  :: unyoya
fur {n} (layer of epithelial debris)  :: unyoya
fur {v} (to cover with fur)  :: unyoya
furniture {n} (large movable items)  :: fanicha
furthermore {adv} (In addition; besides; what's more; used to denote additional information)  :: aidha
furuncle {n} (boil) SEE: boil  ::
fuzz {n} (police) SEE: police  ::
Gabon {prop} (Gabonese Republic)  :: Gaboni
Gabonese {n} (A person from Gabon or of Gabonese descent)  :: Mgaboni
Gabonese {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Gabon or the Gabonese people)  :: Kigaboni
gaffer {n} (baby) SEE: baby  ::
gage {v} (to measure) SEE: gauge  ::
gage {v} (gauge) SEE: gauge  ::
galago {n} (primate)  :: komba
galah {n} (fool) SEE: fool  ::
gall {n} (bile) SEE: bile  ::
galligaskins {n} (shalwar) SEE: shalwar  ::
gallon {n} (a unit of volume used for liquids)  :: galoni
galpal {n} (close female friend) SEE: girlfriend  ::
gam {n} (group of whales)  :: ufizi
Gambia {prop} (The Republic of The Gambia)  :: Gambia
gambling {n} (activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance)  :: kamari
game {n} (playful activity, amusement, pastime)  :: mchezo
gameness {n} (courage) SEE: courage  ::
Ganda {prop} (Luganda) SEE: Luganda  ::
gangster {n} (street gang member)  :: jangili
gannet {n} (glutton) SEE: glutton  ::
gap {n} (opening made by breaking or parting)  :: mwanya
gap {n} (opening allowing passage or entrance)  :: mwanya
gap {n} (opening that implies a breach or defect)  :: mwanya
gap {n} (vacant space or time)  :: mwanya
gap {n} (mountain pass)  :: mwanya
garbage can {n} (waste receptacle)  :: pipa
garden {n} (piece of land outside with flowers and plants)  :: shamba, bustani
garden {v} (grow plants)  :: shamba
garden {v} (in cricket)  :: shamba
Garden of Eden {prop} (place where Adam and Eve first lived)  :: bustani ya Edeni {c9}
garlic {n} (plant)  :: kitunguu saumu, somu, thumu
gas {n} ((uncountable, chemistry) state of matter)  :: gesi
gas giant {n} (large planet of gas)  :: pandikizi la gesi
gash {n} (vulva) SEE: vulva  ::
gasoline {n} (motor fuel)  :: petroli
gate {n} (door-like structure outside)  :: lango
gatekeeper {n} (A person who guards or monitors passage through a gate)  :: bawabu
gather {v} (—to congregate)  :: kukutanika
gauge {n} (a measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard)  :: geji
gauge {n} (any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge)  :: geji
gauge {n} (distance between the rails of a railway)  :: geji
gauge {n} (a semi-norm; a function that assigns a non-negative size to all vectors in a vector space)  :: geji
gay {adj} (happy, joyful and lively)  :: shoga
gay {adj} (festive, bright, colorful)  :: shoga
gay {n} (homosexual person, especially male, see also: lesbian)  :: msenge, basha, shoga
Gaza {prop} (city)  :: Gaza
Gaza {prop} (Gaza Strip) SEE: Gaza Strip  ::
Gaza Strip {prop} (Gaza Strip)  :: ukanda wa Gaza
gazelle {n} (antelope)  :: swala, swara
gecko {n} (lizard of the family Gekkonidae)  :: mjusi kafiri
geek {n} (Australian: look) SEE: look  ::
geezer {n} (device for boiling water) SEE: geyser  ::
geezer {n} (male person)  :: manaume
geezer {n} (informal: old person, especially male)  :: kikaramba
geld {n} (money) SEE: money  ::
geld {n} (ransom) SEE: ransom  ::
geld {n} (tribute) SEE: tribute  ::
gem {n} (precious stone)  :: johari {c9} {c10}
gem {n} (precious or highly valued thing or person)  :: johari {c9} {c10}
Gemini {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Mapacha, Jauza
gender {n} (grammar: voice (of verbs)) SEE: voice  ::
gender {n} (biological sex)  :: jinsia
general {adj} (involving every part or member, not specific or particular)  :: jumla
general {adj} (not limited in application; applicable to a whole class or category)  :: majenerali
general {n} (military rank)  :: jenerali
generation {n} (single step in the succession of natural descent)  :: kizazi {c7} {c8}
generator {n} (apparatus: electrical generator)  :: jenereta
generosity {n} (the trait of being willing to give one's money and/or time)  :: ukarimu
generous {adj} (willing to give and share unsparingly)  :: karimu
Genesis {prop} (the book of the Bible)  :: Mwanzo {c3}
genet {n} (mammal of the genus Genetta)  :: kanu
geneticist {n} (scientist who studies genes)  :: mwanajenetiki {c1} {c2}, mtaalamu wa chembe za urithi {c1} {c2}
genie {n} (an invisible Muslim spirit)  :: jini
genie {n} (a fictional magical being)  :: jini
genie {n}  :: kijini
genus {n} (rank in a taxonomic classification between family and species)  :: jenasi
geographer {n} (a specialist in geography)  :: mwanajiografia
geography {n} (study of physical structure and inhabitants of the Earth)  :: jiografia
geology {n} (the study of the earth)  :: jiolojia
geometry {n} (branch of mathematics)  :: jiometri
geometry {n} (type of geometry)  :: jiometri
geometry {n} (spatial attributes)  :: jiometri
Georgia {prop} (country)  :: Jojia
Georgia {prop} (state of the USA)  :: Jojia
gerenuk {n} (Litocranius walleri)  :: swala twiga
German {n} (native or inhabitant of Germany; person of German citizenship or nationality)  :: Mjerumani
German {prop} (the German language)  :: kijerumani
German Democratic Republic {prop} (East Germany from 1949-1990)  :: Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kijerumani
Germanic {prop} (early language, see also: Ur-Germanic)  :: Kijerumaniki {7}
Germanic {prop} (group of Indo-European languages)  :: Kijerumaniki (noun 7)
Germanic {adj} (relating to the Germanic peoples)  :: Mjerumaniki
Germanic {adj} (relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic)  :: -a Kijerumaniki
Germanic {adj} (having German characteristics)  :: -a Kijerumaniki
Germany {prop} (country in Central Europe)  :: Ujerumani {c6}
get {v} (to obtain)  :: wahi, pata
get {v} (to receive)  :: wahi, pata
get {v} (to become)  :: wahi, pata
get {v} (colloquial: to understand)  :: wahi, pata
get {v} (colloquial: to be)  :: wahi, pata
get at {v} (To mean, signify.) SEE: mean  ::
get away {v} (to avoid capture; to escape (from)) SEE: escape  ::
get up {v} (to rise from one's bed)  :: kuondoka
get used {v} (to get accustomed (to))  :: zoea
geyser {n} (boiling spring)  :: gaiza
Ghana {prop} (The Republic of Ghana)  :: Ghana
Ghanaian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Ghana or the Ghanaian people)  :: Kighana
Ghanaian {n} (person from Ghana or of Ghanaian descent)  :: Mghana
Ghanan {adj} (Ghanaian) SEE: Ghanaian  ::
Ghanan {n} (Ghanaian) SEE: Ghanaian  ::
ghee {n} (South Asian style clarified butter)  :: samli
ghost {n} (spirit appearing after death)  :: [noun 7/8] kivuli, mzuka
ghost {n} (faint shadowy semblance)  :: mizuka, jini
ghost {n} (false image in an optical device)  :: mizuka
ghost {n} (false image on a television screen)  :: mizuka
ghost {n} (soul) SEE: soul  ::
giant {n} (mythical human)  :: jitu
giant {n} (very tall person)  :: njemba
giant anteater {n} (species)  :: mhanga mkubwa
Gibraltar {prop} (British overseas territory)  :: Gibraltar
giddiness {n} (state of being giddy) SEE: dizziness  ::
gift {n} (something given to another voluntarily, without charge)  :: zawadi {c9} {c10}, kipawa {c7} {c8}
gin {n} (alcoholic beverage)  :: jini
ginger {n} (plant)  :: mtangawizi
ginger {n} (spice)  :: tangawizi
ginger ale {n} (ginger beer) SEE: ginger beer  ::
ginger beer {n} (drink flavoured with ginger)  :: tangawizi
ginkgo {n} (tree)  :: mginko
ginkgo {n} (seed)  :: ginko
gippo {n} (Egyptian) SEE: Egyptian  ::
giraffe {n} (mammal)  :: twiga
girl {n} (young female person)  :: msichana, mwari
girlfriend {n} (a female partner in a romantic relationship)  :: mpenzi, chuma [slang]
girlfriend {n} (a female friend)  :: shoga
give {v} (transfer the possession of something to someone else)  :: kupa
given {adj} (particular, specific)  :: fulani
giver {n} (one who gives)  :: mpaji
gladiator {n} (a professional boxer) SEE: boxer  ::
glass {n} (substance)  :: glasi
glass {n} (drinking vessel)  :: glasi
glass {n} (mirror) SEE: mirror  ::
glasses {n} (plural of "glass") SEE: glass  ::
glasses {n} (spectacles) SEE: spectacles  ::
glove {n} (item of clothing)  :: glavu {c9} {c10}
glue {n} (sticky adhesive substance)  :: gundi, gluu
glue {n} (birdlime) SEE: birdlime  ::
glutton {n} (wolverine) SEE: wolverine  ::
glutton {n} (one who eats voraciously)  :: mlafi
glutton {n} (one who gluts himself)  :: walafi
gnu {n} (large antelope)  :: nyumbu, mbogo
gnu goat {n} (Budorcas taxicolor) SEE: takin  ::
go {v} (die) SEE: die  ::
go {v} (lead (tend or reach in a certain direction)) SEE: lead  ::
go {v} (to move through space (especially from one place to another) )  :: gura
go {v} (of a machine, to work )  :: gura
go {v} (to take a turn )  :: gura
go {v} (to become )  :: gura
go {v} (to disappear )  :: gura
go {v} (to be destroyed )  :: gura
go {v} (to say )  :: gura
go {v} (to make (a specified sound) )  :: gura
go {v} (to fit )  :: gura
go {v} (to belong; to have as its/their proper place )  :: gura
go {v} (to date )  :: gura
go {n} (turn at something)  :: gura
go {n} (attempt)  :: gura
go {n} (approval)  :: gura
go {v} (leave) SEE: leave  ::
go {v} (change) SEE: change  ::
go {v} (walk) SEE: walk  ::
go {v} (urinate, defecate) SEE: pee  ::
goal {n} (in many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object)  :: bao
goal {n} ((sport) act of placing the object into the goal)  :: bao
goal {n} (point(s) scored)  :: bao
goat {n} (animal)  :: mbuzi {c9} {c10}
go away {v} (to depart or leave a place)  :: kuondoka
go back {v} (to return to a place)  :: kurejea
goblin {n} (hostile diminutive humanoid in fantasy literature)  :: zimwi
God {n} (impersonal, universal, spiritual presence)  :: Jalali
God {n} (omnipotent being)  :: Jalali
God {prop} (single deity of monotheism)  :: Allah, Mungu
God {prop} (single male deity of duotheism)  :: Jalali
God {prop}  :: Allah (noun 1)
godly {adj} (of or pertaining to a god)  :: uungu
godly {adj} (devoted to a god or God)  :: uungu
godly {adj} (gloriously good)  :: uungu
God's house {n} (church) SEE: church  ::
goer {n} (foot) SEE: foot  ::
gold {adj} (made of gold, golden)  :: dhahabu
goldenberry {n} (cape gooseberry) SEE: cape gooseberry  ::
golden eagle {n} (large bird of prey)  :: tai-mfalme, tai wa dhahabu
golf {n} (ball game)  :: gofu
gonorrhea {n} (STD)  :: kisonono
good {adj} (acting in the interest of good; ethical good intentions)  :: nzuri
good {adj} (useful for a particular purpose)  :: mzuri
good {adj} (of food, edible; not stale or rotten)  :: mzuri
good {adj} (of food, having a particularly pleasant taste)  :: mzuri
good {adj} (healthful)  :: mzuri
good {adj} (pleasant; enjoyable)  :: mzuri
good {adj} (of people, competent or talented)  :: mzuri
good {adj} (effective)  :: mzuri
good {adj} (favourable)  :: mzuri
good {adj} (beneficial; worthwhile)  :: mzuri
good {adj}  :: -zuri
good {n} (the forces of good)  :: mara moja {11} {14}
good {n} (good result)  :: mzuri
good afternoon {phrase} (greeting said in the afternoon)  :: masalkheri [used by Muslims]
goodbye {interj} (farewell)  :: kwaheri, tuonane tena, majaliwea
goodbye {n} (an utterance of goodbye)  :: baibai, majaliwea
good day {phrase} (greeting between sunrise and sunset)  :: habari za mchana (noon or afternoon), habari za leo
good-den {interj} (good evening) SEE: good evening  ::
good evening {n} (greeting said in the evening)  :: habari ya jioni
good fortune {n} (good luck) SEE: good luck  ::
good luck {interj} (wish of fortune or encouragement)  :: kila la kheri
good morning {interj} (when seeing someone for the first time in the morning)  :: habari ya asubuhi, subulkheri [used by Muslims]
goodness {n} (state or characteristic of being good)  :: uzuri
good news {n} (the message of Jesus concerning the salvation of the faithful)  :: Habari Njema {c9}
good night {phrase} (a farewell)  :: usiku mwema
goods {n} (that which is produced, traded, bought or sold)  :: mali {9} {10}, bidhaa
goose {n} (a grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae)  :: bata bukini
gooseberry {n} (fruit)  :: tunda bukini
go out {v} (to be turned off or extinguished)  :: kuzimika
gorilla {n} (ape)  :: ngagi {c9} {c10}
gospel {n} (first section of New Testament)  :: injili
gossip {n} (person)  :: tetesi, fitina
gossip {n} (idle talk)  :: tetesi, fitina
gossip {v} (to talk about someone else's private or personal business)  :: fakachi, fitina
gossip {v} (to talk idly)  :: fakachi, fitina
go to work {v} (work) SEE: work  ::
governess {n} (woman paid to educate children in their own home)  :: mlezi
government {n} (body with the power to make and/or enforce laws)  :: serikali
governor {n} (leader of a region or state)  :: liwali {c5} {c6}
gown {n} (woman's dress)  :: gauni
grace {n} (free and undeserved favour, especially of God)  :: neema
grade {n} (level of pre-collegiate education)  :: kidato
grain {n} (harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops)  :: nafaka
grain {n} (single seed of grain)  :: nafaka
grain {n} (unit of weight)  :: kilo
grain {v} (to feed grain to)  :: lisha
gram {n} (unit of mass)  :: gramu
grammar {n} (rules for speaking and writing a language)  :: sarufi
grammarian {n} (person who studies grammar)  :: mwanasarufi
grammary {n} (grammar) SEE: grammar  ::
gramophone {n} (record player)  :: gramafoni
granary {n} (storage facility)  :: ghala
grandchild {n} (child of someone’s child)  :: mjukuu
grandfather {n} (grandfather (from either side))  :: babu
grandfather {n} (male forefather)  :: babu
grandmother {n} (mother of someone's parent)  :: bibi
grandstand {n}  :: msimamo
grape {n} (fruit)  :: zabibu
grape {n} (vine)  :: mzabibu
grapefruit {n} (tree)  :: mbalungi
grapefruit {n} (fruit)  :: balungi
grapevine {n} (the plant on which grapes grow)  :: mzabibu
graph {n} (mathematical diagram)  :: jedwali
graph {n} (an ordered pair in graph theory)  :: jedwali
graph {v} (draw a graph of)  :: jedwali
grasp {v} (to grasp) SEE: hold  ::
grass {n} (ground cover plant)  :: nyasi
grass {n} (lawn)  :: nyasi
grass {n} (marijuana)  :: unyasi
grass {n} (informer)  :: nyasi
grass {v} (to inform on)  :: nyasi
grasshopper {n} (an insect of the order Orthoptera)  :: panzi
grate {v} (shred)  :: kuna
grate {v} (rub against)  :: kuna
grate {v} (irritate)  :: kuna
gratis {adj} (free of charge) SEE: free of charge  ::
gratitude {n} (state of being grateful)  :: ushukuru
grave {n} (excavation for burial)  :: kaburi
grave {adj} (to be checked)  :: kaburi
graveyard {n} (tract of land in which the dead are buried)  :: makaburi
gravity {n} (resultant force on Earth's surface)  :: graviti
gray {adj} (having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember)  :: kijivu
grease {n} (animal fat)  :: girisi
grease {n} (oily or fatty matter)  :: girisi
grease {n} (shorn but not yet cleansed wool)  :: girisi
grease {n} (inflammation of a horse's heels)  :: girisi
grease {v} (put grease or fat on something)  :: girisi
grease {v} (to bribe)  :: girisi
grease {v} (to perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly)  :: girisi
grease {v} (to kill)  :: girisi
great {adj} (important) SEE: important  ::
greater galago {n} (primate of the genus Otolemur) SEE: thick-tailed bushbaby  ::
great haste makes great waste {proverb} (haste makes waste) SEE: haste makes waste  ::
Greece {prop} (Country in Southeastern Europe)  :: Ugiriki
greed {n} (selfish desire for more than is needed)  :: tamaa
Greek {n} (inhabitant, etc., of Greece)  :: Mgiriki
Greek {prop} (language of the Greek people)  :: Kigiriki
green {adj} (having green as its colour)  :: kijani, chanikiwiti
greenery {n} (marijuana) SEE: marijuana  ::
Greenland {prop} (a large self-governing island in North America)  :: Grinlandi
Greenlandic {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Greenland, its people or language) SEE: Greenlandish  ::
Greenlandic {prop} (language) SEE: Greenlandish  ::
Greenlandish {prop} (language)  :: Kigrinlandi
greeting {n} (acknowledgement of a persons presence or arrival)  :: salamu
Grenada {prop} (Caribbean country)  :: Grenada
grenade {n} (pomegranate) SEE: pomegranate  ::
Grenadian {n} (A person from Grenada)  :: Mgrenada
Grenadian {adj} (pertaining to Grenada)  :: Kigrenada
grey {adj} (having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember)  :: kijivu
grief {n} (sadness)  :: ghamu
grieve {v} (to experience grief)  :: kuhuzunika
griffin {n} (mythical beast having the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle)  :: grifoni
griffon {n} (legendary creature) SEE: griffin  ::
grill {n} (barbecue)  :: uma {c11} {c10a}
gripe {n} (Gyps fulvus) SEE: griffin  ::
groom {n} (bridegroom) SEE: bridegroom  ::
gross national product {n} (economics)  :: jumla ya pato la taifa
group {n} (number of things or persons being in some relation to each other)  :: kundi
group {n} (in group theory)  :: kundi
group {n} (people who perform music together)  :: kundi
group {n} (small number of galaxies)  :: kundi
group {n} (column in the periodic table)  :: kundi
group {n} (subset of a culture or of a society)  :: makundi
group {n} (air force formation)  :: makundi
group {n} (collection of formations or rock strata)  :: kundi, makundi
group {n} (in Unix)  :: makundi
group {v} (put together to form a group)  :: kundi
group {n} (functional entity consisting of certain atoms whose presence provides a certain property to a molecule) SEE: functional group  ::
grow {v} ((intransitive) to become bigger)  :: kukuza
grow {v} ((intransitive) to appear or sprout)  :: kukuza
grow {v} ((transitive) to cause something to become bigger)  :: kukuza
growth {n} (increase in size)  :: ukuaji
growth {n} (act of growing)  :: ukuaji
growth {n} (something that grows or has grown)  :: ukuaji
growth {n} (pathology: abnormal mass such as a tumor)  :: ukuaji
guard {n} (person who or thing that protects something)  :: askari, mlinzi, walinzi {p}
guard {v} (to protect from some offence)  :: kulinda
Guatemala {prop} (country in Central America)  :: Guatemala
Guatemalan {n} (person)  :: Mgwatemala
Guatemalan {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Guatemala or its people)  :: Kigwatemala
guava {n} (tree or shrub)  :: mpera
guava {n} (fruit)  :: pera
guest {n} (recipient of hospitality)  :: mgeni {cm-wa}
guide {n} (someone who guides)  :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (document, book)  :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (sign)  :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (any marking or object that provides quick reference)  :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (device)  :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (occultism: spirit who speaks through a medium)  :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (military: one who sets the pattern in a formation)  :: mwelekezi
guide {v} (to serve as a guide person)  :: mwelekezi
guide {v} (to steer or navigate a ship)  :: mwelekezi
guide {v} (to supervise education)  :: mwelekezi
guideline {n} (non-specific rule or principle)  :: kielelezo
guideline {n} (plan or explanation)  :: kielelezo
guideline {n} (light line to help align the text)  :: kielelezo
guilt {n} (responsibility for wrongdoing)  :: hatia
Guinea {prop} (Republic of Guinea)  :: Gine
Guinea-Bissau {prop} (Republic of Guinea-Bissau)  :: Ginebisau
guinea fowl {n} (bird)  :: kanga, kororo
Guinean {adj} (from Guinea)  :: Kigine
Guinean {adj} (from Guinea-Bissau)  :: Kigine
Guinean {n} (someone from Guinea or of Guinean descent)  :: Mgine
guitar {n} (musical instrument)  :: gitaa
Gujarati {prop} (language)  :: Kigujarati
Gujarati {prop} (person)  :: kigujarati
gulch {n} (glutton) SEE: glutton  ::
gulf {n} (geography)  :: ghuba
Gulf of Guinea {prop} (part of the Atlantic Ocean)  :: Ghuba ya Guinea
gum arabic {n} (substance from acacia trees)  :: sandarusi
gumbo {n} (gumbo) SEE: okra  ::
gun {n} (a very portable, short weapon, for hand use)  :: bunduki
gun {n} (a less portable, long weapon)  :: bunduki {c9} {c10}
gun {n}  :: bunduki {c9} {c10}
gunpowder {n} (explosive mixture)  :: baruti
Guoyu {prop} (Mandarin) SEE: Mandarin  ::
gut {n}  :: kitambi, vitambi pl (noun 7/8)
Guyana {prop} (country)  :: Guyana
Guyanese {n} (person from Guyana)  :: Mguyana
Guyanese {adj} (pertaining to Guyana)  :: Kiguyana
habit {n} (addiction)  :: zoevu
habit {v} (clothe)  :: zoevu
Hades {prop} (from Greek mythology)  :: Hade, Hadesi
Hades {prop} (the Greek translation of Sheol)  :: kuzimu
hair {n} (a pigmented keratinaceous growth on the human head)  :: unywele {11} {12}
hair {n} (the collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals)  :: nywele {12}
hair {n} (one of the above-mentioned filaments)  :: nywele
hair {n}  :: nywele
hairless {adj} (bald) SEE: bald  ::
Haiti {prop} (a country in the Caribbean)  :: Haiti
Haitian {n} (person from Haiti)  :: Mhaiti
Haitian {adj} (pertaining to the country, people, or language)  :: Kihaiti
hajib {n} (headscarf) SEE: hijab  ::
hajj {n} (pilgrimage to Mecca)  :: haji
hajji {n} (one who has participated in a hajj)  :: alhaji, haji
halal {adj} (fit to eat according to Muslim religious customs)  :: halali
halal {adj} (in general, according to Muslim customs, permissible to have or do)  :: halali
half {n} (one of two equal parts into which anything may be divided)  :: nusu
half {n} (math: fraction)  :: nusu
half past {n} ("half past one" as example of usage in other languages)  :: saa saba na nusu (literally hour seven and a half)
halyard {n} (rope)  :: jarari
ham {n} (thigh of a hog cured for food)  :: hemu
hamartia {n} (sin) SEE: sin  ::
hammer {n} (tool)  :: nyundo {c9} {c10}
hammer {n} (part of a firearm)  :: nyundo
hammer {n} (bone of the middle ear; see also malleus)  :: nyundo
hammer {n} (curling: last rock in an end)  :: nyundo
hammer {n} (frisbee throwing style)  :: nyundo
hand {n} (part of the fore limb)  :: mkono
handball {n} (team sport)  :: mpira
handcuff {n} (ring of a locking fetter for the hand)  :: pingu
handicap {v} (to encumber)  :: kilema
handicap {v} (to place at disadvantage)  :: kilema
handicap {v} (to estimate betting odds)  :: kilema
handkerchief {n} (cloth for wiping the face, eyes, nose or hands)  :: leso
haply {adv} (perhaps) SEE: perhaps  ::
happen {v} (to occur)  :: kutukia, kutokea
happiness {n} (emotion of being happy)  :: raha
happy birthday {interj} (good wishes for a birthday)  :: Pongezi kwa siku ya kuzaliwa
happy New Year {phrase} (Happy New Year)  :: Heri Za Mwaka Mpya
haram {adj} (forbidden by Islam)  :: haramu
harbor {n} (for ships)  :: bandari
harbour {n} (harbor) SEE: harbor  ::
harbour {n} (harbor) SEE: harbor  ::
hard {adj} (resistant to pressure)  :: -gumu
hard {adj} (requiring a lot of effort to do or understand)  :: -gumu
hard {adj} (demanding a lot of effort to endure)  :: -gumu
hard {adj} (severe)  :: -gumu
hard drive {n} (device used for storing large amounts of data)  :: kiendeshi diski kuu
hard maple {n} (sugar maple) SEE: sugar maple  ::
hare {n} (animal)  :: sungura
harmonica {n} (wind instrument)  :: kinanda cha mdomo
harp {n} (musical instrument)  :: kinubi
harsh {adj} (rough)  :: mkali
harsh {adj} (severe or cruel)  :: mkali
harsh {v} (negatively criticize)  :: mkali
harsh {v} (put a damper on someone's mood)  :: mkali, mkali
hartebeest {n} (Alcelaphus bucelaphus)  :: kongoni
harvest {n} (autumn, fall) SEE: autumn  ::
hashish {n} (marijuana generally) SEE: cannabis  ::
haste makes waste {proverb} (being too hasty leads to wasteful mistakes)  :: haraka haraka haina baraka
hat {n} (a head covering)  :: kofia [nc 9/10], chapeo
hate {v} (to dislike intensely)  :: kuchukia
hate {n} (hatred) SEE: hatred  ::
hatred {n} (strong aversion)  :: chuki
haunt {n} (ghost) SEE: ghost  ::
Hausa {n} (people)  :: Mhausa
Hausa {prop} (language)  :: Kihausa
have eyes on {v} (observe) SEE: observe  ::
have one's eye on {v} (watch) SEE: watch  ::
Hawaiian {adj} (of or having to do with the Hawaiian race, culture, or language)  :: -a Kihawai
Hawaiian {n} (a descendant of the peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands prior to European contact)  :: Mhawai
Hawaiian {n} (a resident of the US state of Hawaii)  :: Mhawai
Hawaiian {prop} (Hawaiian language)  :: Kihawai
hawk {n} (predatory bird of Accipitridae)  :: kipanga
hay {n} (grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder)  :: majani makavu, ukoko mkwavu
haya {n} (beech) SEE: beech  ::
hazard {n} (chance) SEE: chance  ::
hazel {n} (tree / shrub)  :: mhazeli
hazelnut {n} (shrub) SEE: hazel  ::
he {determiner} (personal pronoun "he")  :: [both male and female] yeye
head {n} (part of the body)  :: kichwa {c7} {c8}
head {n} (leader or chief)  :: mkuu [c 1/2]
headline {n} (heading or title of an article)  :: taarifa
head man {n} (leader of a village)  :: jumbe
headpiece {n} (helmet) SEE: helmet  ::
headscarf {n} (piece of material worn over the head)  :: buibui
healing {n} (healing process, see also: recovery)  :: kuponya
health {n} (state of being free of physical or psychological disease, illness, or malfunction)  :: afya
heart {n} (an organ)  :: moyo {s}, mioyo {p}
heart {n} (a suit of cards)  :: kopa
heart attack {n} (death) SEE: death  ::
heart attack {n} (failure) SEE: failure  ::
heart attack {n} (acute myocardial infarction)  :: mshtuko wa moyo
hearth {n} (floor of fireplace)  :: meko
hearts {n} (plural of "heart") SEE: heart  ::
hearts {n} (the card suit (♥))  :: kopa, moyo
heat {n} (thermal energy)  :: harara
heat {n} (condition or quality of being hot)  :: joto {c5}
heaven {n} (sky)  :: mbingu
Heaven {prop} (All meanings) SEE: heaven  ::
heavens {n} (the abode of God)  :: mbingu {p}
heavy {adj} (having great weight)  :: -zito
Hebrew {n} (Jew) SEE: Jew  ::
Hebrew {adj} (Jewish) SEE: Jewish  ::
Hebrew {n} (Jewish) SEE: Jewish  ::
Hebrew {prop} (Jewish) SEE: Jewish  ::
hectare {n} (unit of surface area)  :: hekta
hedgehog {n} (animal)  :: kalunguyeye {c9} {c10}
heel {n} (anatomy: part of the foot)  :: kisigino
heel {n} (part of shoe)  :: kisigino
heel {n} (firearms: back upper part of the stock)  :: kisigino
heel {n} (end-piece of a loaf of bread)  :: kisigino
heel {v} (To follow at somebody's heels)  :: kisigino
he-goat {n} (billy goat) SEE: billy goat  ::
heir {n} (one who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another)  :: mrithi
heir {n} (one who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office)  :: mrithi
helicopter {n} (aircraft)  :: helikopta
helium {n} (chemical element)  :: heliamu
hello {interj} (greeting)  :: jambo, salaam
helmet {n} (protective head covering)  :: helmeti, kofia ya chuma
helot {n} (serf, slave) SEE: slave  ::
help {n} (action given to provide assistance)  :: msaada
help {n} (person or persons who provides assistance with some task)  :: msaada
help {n} (textual support of a software application)  :: msaada
help {v} (transitive: provide assistance to (someone or something))  :: kusaidia
help {v} (contribute in some way to)  :: msaada
help {v} (intransitive: provide assistance)  :: msaada
helper {n} (one who helps)  :: msaidizi
hemoglobin {n} (the iron-containing substance in red blood cells that transports oxygen)  :: hemoglobini
hemp {n} (Cannabis sativa)  :: bangi
hen {n} (female chicken)  :: tembe, kuku
hen {n} (female bird)  :: tembe, mwera
hen {n} (hen-like woman)  :: tembe
henceforth {adv} (from now on)  :: tokea sasa
Hephaestus {prop} (Greek god)  :: Hefesto
Hera {prop} (queen of the gods, wife of Zeus)  :: Hera
Heracles {prop} (the son of Zeus, see also: Hercules)  :: Herakle
herbalism {n} ((obsolete) botany) SEE: botany  ::
herbivore {n} (plant-eating organism)  :: mla-mimea
Hercules {prop} (The Roman name of Heracles, see also: Heracles)  :: Herkule, Hekyulizi
herd {n} (a number of domestic animals assembled together under the watch or ownership of a keeper)  :: kundi {c5} {c6}
herdsman {n} (a person who tends livestock, especially cows and sheep)  :: mchungaji {c1} {c2}
here {adv}  :: hapa
here {n} (this place)  :: hapa, humu
hereafter {n} (existence after death) SEE: afterlife  ::
here and there {adv} (from time to time) SEE: from time to time  ::
here and there {adv} (in one place and another)  :: huko na huko
Hermes {prop} (The Greek god Hermes)  :: Herme
hero {n} (person of great bravery)  :: shujaa
heroism {n} (the qualities characteristic of a hero, the display of them)  :: ushujaa
herpes {n} (viral disease)  :: tego
hexapod {n} (insect) SEE: insect  ::
Hezbollah {prop} (Lebanese Shia islamic organisation)  :: Hezbollah
hi {interj} (friendly, informal greeting)  :: jambo, salaam
hickory {n} (tree of genus Carya or Annamocarya)  :: mkarya
hickory {n} (wood of the tree)  :: ubao wa mkarya
hide {v} ((intransitive))  :: kujificha
high-priced {adj} (expensive) SEE: expensive  ::
high priest {n} (male person who was responsible for making the annual sacrifice on the Day of Atonement)  :: Kuhani Mkuu
high seas {n} (regions of ocean far from shore)  :: majimakuu
hight {v} (call) SEE: call  ::
hijab {n} (headscarf)  :: hijabu
Hijra {n} (Muhammad's departure from Mecca)  :: hijra
hill {n} (elevated location)  :: kilima
hillock {n} (small hill)  :: kilima
him {pron} (he) SEE: he  ::
hinder {v} (to delay or impede movement)  :: zuia, pinga
hinder {v} (to make a task difficult)  :: kinga, kinza
Hindi {prop} (language)  :: Kihindi
Hindu {n} (religious adherent)  :: Mhindu
Hinduism {prop} (religion)  :: Uhindu
Hindustan {prop} (India) SEE: India  ::
hip {n} (joint)  :: unyonga, nyonga
hippopotamus {n} (large African mammal)  :: kiboko
historian {n} (person who studies history)  :: mwanahistoria
history {n} (aggregate of past events)  :: historia
history {n} (branch of knowledge that studies the past)  :: historia
history {n} (record or narrative description of past events)  :: historia
history {n} (medicine: list of past and continuing medical conditions)  :: historia
history {n} (computing: record of previous user events)  :: historia
hit {v} (to hit) SEE: strike  ::
HIV {n} (human immunodeficiency virus)  :: VVU, virus vinavyosababisha (UKIMWI)
hive {n} (a box or basket for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees) SEE: beehive  ::
hoe {n} (agricultural tool)  :: jembe
hold {n} (cargo area)  :: falka
hole {v} (to destroy) SEE: destroy  ::
holiday {n} (day on which a festival, etc, is traditionally observed)  :: likizo
holiday {n} (day declared free from work by the government)  :: likizo
holiday {n} (period of one or more days taken off work by an employee for leisure)  :: likizo
holiday {n} (period during which pupils and students do not attend their school or university)  :: likizo
holiday {n} (period taken off work or study for travel)  :: likizo
holiday {n} (unintentional gap)  :: likizo
Holland {prop} (the Netherlands, see also: Netherlands)  :: Uholanzi
Holy Ghost {prop} (aspect of the Holy Trinity) SEE: Holy Spirit  ::
Holy Spirit {prop} (Christian: aspect of the Holy Trinity)  :: Roho Mtakatifu
homoerotic {adj} (homosexual) SEE: homosexual  ::
homophobia {n} (fear, dislike, or hate of homosexuals)  :: ubaguzi wa mashoga {14}
homosexual {adj} (sexually attracted solely or primarily to the same sex)  :: shoga {5} {6}
homosexual {n} (person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex)  :: shoga {5} {6}
homosexuality {n} (sexual orientation)  :: ushoga {14}
Honduran {n} (Person from Honduras)  :: Mhondurasi
Honduran {adj} (Pertaining to Honduras)  :: Kihondurasi
Honduras {prop} (a country in Central America)  :: Hondurasi
honey {n} (sweet substance produced by bees)  :: uki {c11}, asali
honey {n} (something sweet or desirable)  :: asali
honey {n} (term of affection)  :: asali
honey {n} (informal: attractive woman)  :: asali
honey {n} (colour)  :: asali
honey badger {n} (Mellivora capensis)  :: nyegere
honeybadger {n} (honey badger) SEE: honey badger  ::
Hong Kong {prop} (coastal administrative region in south-east China)  :: Hong Kong
honorificabilitudinitatibus {n} (state of being able to receive honours)  :: heshimiwa
-hood {suffix} (condition or state)  :: u-
hook {n} (attention-getting opening statement)  :: ndowani
hook {n} (type of cricket shot)  :: ndowani
hook {v} (to attach a hook)  :: ndowani
hook {v} (to catch with a hook)  :: ndowani
hook {v} (to make addicted)  :: ndowani
hook {v} (slang: to engage in prostitution)  :: ndowani
hooter {n} (owl) SEE: owl  ::
hoover {v} (vacuum) SEE: vacuum  ::
hope {n} (belief that something wished for can happen)  :: matumaini
hope {n} (person or thing that is a source of hope)  :: matumaini
hope {n}  :: matarajio
hope {v} (to want something to happen, with expectation that it might)  :: tumaini
horn {n} (antler) SEE: antler  ::
horn {n} (growth on the heads of certain animals)  :: pembe
horn {n} (any of several musical wind instruments)  :: baragumu
horn {n} (instrument used to signal others)  :: baragumu
horny {adj} (hard or bony)  :: nyege
horny {adj} (sexually aroused)  :: nyege
horse {n} (members of the species Equus ferus)  :: farasi
horse {n} (related or similar species)  :: farasi
horse {n} (cavalry soldiers)  :: farasi
horse {n} (gymnastic equipment)  :: farasi
horse {n} (knight in chess (see also knight))  :: farasi
horse {n} (slang: heroin)  :: farasi
hospital {n} (large medical facility)  :: hospitali
hostility {n} (state of being hostile)  :: uadui
hotel {n} (establishment providing accommodation)  :: hoteli
hothouse {n} (brothel) SEE: brothel  ::
hour {n} (time period of sixty minutes)  :: saa
house {n} (human abode)  :: nyumba {c9} {c10}
house {v} (keep within a structure or container)  :: nyumba
house {v} (dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses)  :: nyumba
house {v} (contain or enclose mechanical parts)  :: nyumba
house of ill fame {n} (brothel) SEE: brothel  ::
how {adv} (in what manner)  :: namna, jinsi, -je
how are you {phrase} (greeting)  :: habari gani?, hujambo
how do you pronounce this word {phrase} (how do you pronounce this word?)  :: unatamkaje neno hili?
how do you English {phrase} (request for translation into English)  :: unasemaje...kwa Kiingereza?
howdy {interj} (hi) SEE: hi  ::
how many {determiner} (what number)  :: -ngapi
hub {n} (central part of a wheel)  :: vitovu
hub {n} (point where many routes meet)  :: vitovu
hub {n} (computer networking device)  :: vitovu
hub {n} (stake with a nail in it)  :: vitovu
human {n} (a human being)  :: binadamu
human being {n} (a human being) SEE: human  ::
human being {n} (person)  :: mwanadamu, binadamu
human rights {n} (basic rights and freedoms that all humans should be guaranteed)  :: haki za kibinadamu
humidity {n} (dampness, especially that of the air)  :: unyevuanga
hummock {n} (small hill) SEE: hillock  ::
hump {n} (rounded fleshy mass)  :: nundu
humpback whale {n} (Megaptera novaeangliae)  :: nyangumi-kibyongo
Hun {n} (German) SEE: German  ::
hundred {num} (cardinal number 100)  :: mia
hung {adj} (suspended by hanging)  :: anika
hung {adj} (having hanging additions or appendages)  :: anika
hung {adj} (of a jury, unable to reach a verdict)  :: anika
hung {adj} (having a large penis)  :: anika
hunger {n} (need for food)  :: njaa, unenge
hunger {n} (strong desire)  :: njaa, unenge
hunger {v} (need food)  :: kuwa na njaa
hunger {v} (desire)  :: njaa, unenge
hunt {v} (to chase down prey)  :: kuwinda
hunter {n} (person who hunts game)  :: msasi, mwindaji
hunting {n} (chasing and killing animals for sport or to get food)  :: uwindo
hurler {n} (pitcher) SEE: pitcher  ::
hurricane {n} (weather phenomenon)  :: kimbunga
hurricane {n} (meteorology: a wind scale for quite strong wind)  :: kimbunga
hurt {v} (to cause physical pain and/or injury)  :: -jeruhi
husband {n} (male partner in marriage)  :: mume
hustler {n} (prostitute) SEE: prostitute  ::
hyacinth {n} (plant of the genus Hyacinthus)  :: hiakintho, yasintho
hydrogen {n} (chemical element)  :: hidrojeni
hyena {n} (mammal)  :: fisi {c9} {c10} sg & pl
hymn {n} (a song of praise or worship)  :: wimbo
hypocrite {n} (person practising hypocrisy)  :: kabwela
hyrax {n} (mammal of the order Hyracoidea)  :: pelele, kwanga, wibari, pimbi
I am blind {phrase} (I'm blind) SEE: I'm blind  ::
ibis {n} (Threskiornithid)  :: kwarara
Iblis {prop} ((Islam) Satan; the Devil)  :: Ibilisi
ice {n} (water in frozen form)  :: barafu
ice {n} (diamond) SEE: diamond  ::
ice bear {n} (polar bear) SEE: polar bear  ::
icebox {n} (refrigerator) SEE: refrigerator  ::
ice cream {n} (dessert)  :: aiskrimu
Iceland {prop} (country in Europe)  :: Aisilandi
Icelander {n} (a person from Iceland or of Icelandic descent)  :: Mwaisilandi {s}, Waaisilandi {p}, Mwisilandi
Icelandic {prop} (language)  :: Kiaisilandi
Icelandic {n} (Icelander) SEE: Icelander  ::
Icelandish {prop} (Icelandic) SEE: Icelandic  ::
Icelandish {adj} (Icelandic) SEE: Icelandic  ::
idea {n} (image formed in the mind)  :: wazo
idiot {n} (person of low general intelligence)  :: mjinga, kichwamaji
idle {adj} (not turned to appropriate use, not occupied, of time with little activity)  :: zembea
idle {adj} (not engaged in any occupation or employment)  :: zembea
idle {adj} (averse to work or labor)  :: zembea
idle {adj} (of no importance, worthless, useless)  :: zembea
idle {v} (to spend in idleness, to waste)  :: zembea
idle {v} (to lose or spend time doing nothing)  :: zembea
idle {v} (to run at a slow speed, or out of gear)  :: zembea
Ido {prop} (artificial language reformed from Esperanto)  :: Kiido
idol {n} (representation of anything revered)  :: sanamu
I don't eat meat {phrase} (I don't eat meat)  :: huwa sili nyama
I don't eat pork {phrase} (I don't eat pork)  :: sili nyama ya nguruwe
I don't know {phrase} (I don’t know)  :: sijui
I don't speak English {phrase} (I don't speak English (specifically English))  :: sisemi Kiingereza.
I don't understand {phrase} (I don't understand)  :: sielewi
if {conj} (supposing that)  :: ikiwa, kama
Igbo {prop} (language spoken by Igbo people)  :: Kiigbo
ignorance {n} (condition of being uninformed or uneducated)  :: ujinga {c11}
ignore {v} (to deliberately pay no attention to)  :: puuza
I have AIDS {phrase} (I have AIDS)  :: nina Ukimwi
ill {adj} (bad) SEE: bad  ::
ill {adj} (in poor health, suffering from a disease)  :: -gonjwa
illegal {adj} (contrary to or forbidden by law)  :: haramu
illegal {adj} (prohibited by established rules)  :: haramu
illness {n} (a state of bad health)  :: ugonjwa
illness {n}  :: chirwa
I love you {phrase} (affirmation of affection or deep caring)  :: ninakupenda
I love you {phrase} (affirmation of romantic feeling)  :: nakupenda, ninakupenda
I love you {phrase}  :: [followed by a name] Naku penda
image {n} (graphical representation)  :: sura
imaginary {adj} (existing in imagination)  :: -a kubuni
imagination {n} (image-making power of the mind)  :: ubunifu
imam {n} (Muslim leader)  :: imamu
I'm a Muslim {phrase} (I'm a Muslim)  :: mimi ni Mwislamu
I'm bleeding {phrase} (I'm bleeding)  :: ninavuja damu
I'm blind {phrase} (I'm blind)  :: mimi ni kipofu
I'm fine {phrase} (response)  :: njema, nzuri, vyema, sijambo, safi [colloquial], poa [colloquial], freshi [slang]
imitate {v} (to follow as a model)  :: kuiga
immediately {adv} (in an immediate manner)  :: mara moja
immigration {n} (the act of immigrating)  :: uhamisho
immoral {adj} (not moral)  :: fasiki
immortal {n} (one that is not susceptible to death)  :: asiyekufa
immortality {n} (condition of not being susceptible to death)  :: hali ya kutokufa
impala {n} (African antelope)  :: swala, pala
implement {n} (a tool)  :: tekeleza
implement {v} (bring about)  :: tekeleza
importance {n} (quality or condition of being important or worthy of note)  :: umuhimu
importance {n} (significance or prominence)  :: umuhimu
importance {n} (personal status or standing)  :: umuhimu
important {adj} (having relevant and crucial value)  :: muhimu
importantness {n} (importance) SEE: importance  ::
impoverished {adj} (with no possessions or money) SEE: poor  ::
imprison {v} (to put in or as if in prison; confine)  :: -funga
improve {v} (to become better)  :: boresha
in {prep} (within a certain elapsed time)  :: kwa
in {prep}  :: m-, [noun class 18] mu-
incandescent {n} (incandescent lamp) SEE: light bulb  ::
incense {n} (A perfume often used in the rites of various religions)  :: ubani
inch {n} (unit of length)  :: inchi
inch {n} (unspecified but very short distance)  :: inchi
inch {v} (to move very slowly)  :: inchi
inclusion {n} (addition or annex to a group, set or total)  :: jumuisho
inclusion {n} (act of including, i.e. adding or annexing, (something) to a group, set or total)  :: jumuisho
inclusion {n} (defect in precious stone)  :: jumuisho
income {n} (Money one earns by working or by capitalising on the work of others)  :: mapato
in common {prep} (held in joint possession)  :: shirika
index {n} (index finger) SEE: forefinger  ::
index finger {n} (index finger) SEE: forefinger  ::
India {prop} (the country)  :: India, Hindi, Uhindi
Indian {n} (a person from India)  :: Mhindi
Indian almond {n} (tropical tree, Terminalia catappa)  :: mkungu
Indianapolis {prop} (capital of the State of Indiana, USA)  :: Indianapolis
Indian Ocean {prop} (the ocean separating Africa, southern Asia, Australia and Antarctica)  :: Bahari ya Hindi
indigence {n} (poverty)  :: ufukara
individuality {n} (person) SEE: person  ::
Indonesia {prop} (country)  :: Indonesia
industry {n} (businesses that produce goods)  :: kiwanda
indweller {n} (inhabitant) SEE: inhabitant  ::
I need ... {phrase} (I need ... (something))  :: nahitaji ...
infant {n} (very young human being)  :: watoto wachanga
inflation {n} (expansion or increase in size)  :: mfumuko wa bei
inflation {n} (increase in prices)  :: mfumuko wa bei
inflation {n} (inflation of the universe)  :: mfumuko wa bei
information {n} (communicable knowledge)  :: habari
inhabitant {n} (Someone or thing who lives in a place)  :: mwenyeji {c1} {c2}
inheritance {n} (that which a person is entitled to inherit)  :: urithi, mirathi
inheritance {n} (biological attributes passed to offspring)  :: urithi
inheritor {n} (heir) SEE: heir  ::
inhibitor {n} (substance slowing a reaction)  :: kiviza
initially {adv} (at the beginning)  :: mwanzo
injure {v} (to wound or cause physical harm)  :: -jeruhi
injury {n} (wound) SEE: wound  ::
injury {n} (damage or violation)  :: afa, jiraha, jeraha
injustice {n} (absence of justice)  :: dhuluma
injustice {n} (violation of the rights of another)  :: dhuluma
ink {n} (coloured fluid used for writing)  :: wino
ink {n} (dark fluid ejected by squid etc)  :: wino
ink {v} (apply ink)  :: wino
in-law {n} (relative by marriage)  :: shemeji, mkwe
in-law {n} (father-in-law) SEE: father-in-law  ::
innkeeper {n} (person responsible for the running of an inn)  :: mwenye nyumba ya wageni {c1} {c2}
insect {n} (arthropod of class insecta)  :: mdudu
insecticide {n} (A substance used to kill insects)  :: dawa ya wadudu {cn} {cn}
inshallah {interj} (God willing (Islam))  :: Mungu akipenda
inside {n} (interior or inner part)  :: ndani
inside {adv} (within the interior)  :: ndani
inside {adj} (within)  :: ndani
insist {v} (to hold up a claim emphatically)  :: shinikizo
inspect {v} (examine critically, scrutinize)  :: usoro
inspect {v} (view and examine officially)  :: usoro
inspector {n} (person employed to inspect something)  :: kachero
inspector {n} (police officer ranking below superintendent)  :: inspekta
instant {n} (period of time)  :: sasa
institution {n} (established organisation)  :: taasisi, chuo
instruction {n} (act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information)  :: agizo
instruction {n} (that which instructs, or with which one is instructed)  :: magizo
instruction {n} (order or command)  :: agizo {c5} {c6}
instruction {n} (single operation of a processor)  :: agizo
insult {v} (to be rude)  :: kutukana
insult {n} (action or speech deliberately intended to be rude)  :: tusi
insult {n} (anything that causes offence/offense by being of an unacceptable quality)  :: matusi
insurance {n} (indemnity)  :: bima {c9/c10}
insurance {n} (business)  :: bima
integrity {n} (steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code)  :: uadilifu
integrity {n} (state of being wholesome; unimpaired)  :: uadilifu
integrity {n} (quality or condition of being complete; pure)  :: uadilifu
intelligent {adj} (of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright)  :: akili
intended {n} (fiancé) SEE: fiancé  ::
intended {n} (fiancée) SEE: fiancée  ::
intention {n} (course intended to follow)  :: nia, azma, gharadhi
intentional {adj} (intended or planned; done deliberately or voluntarily)  :: makusudi
intentional {adj} (done with intent)  :: makusudi
intercourse {n} (communication, conversation)  :: uhusiano
interest {n} (finance: price of credit)  :: faida {c9} {c10}
interfere {v}  :: kinga, kinza
interjection {n} (exclamation or filled pause in grammar)  :: kihisishi, kiingizi
interlanguage {n} (creole) SEE: creole  ::
interlanguage {n} (pidgin) SEE: pidgin  ::
intermediary {n} (an agent acting as a mediator between sides that may disagree)  :: walanguzi
international {adj} (between, concerning, or transcending multiple nations)  :: kimataifa
internet {n} (the Internet, largest global internet) SEE: Internet  ::
Internet {prop} (specific internet consisting of the global network of computers)  :: intaneti
interpretation {n} (act of interpreting)  :: ufasiri
interpretation {n} (sense given by an interpreter)  :: tafsiri
interview {n} (conversation with journalist etc.)  :: mahojiano
in the event {conj} (if) SEE: if  ::
in the past {prep} (at a past time)  :: katika wakati uliopita
intonation {n} (the rise and fall of the voice in speaking)  :: kiimbo
introduction {n} (initial section of a book or article which introduces subject material)  :: dibaji
invented {adj} (imaginary) SEE: imaginary  ::
invert {n} (homosexual) SEE: homosexual  ::
invertebrate {n} (animal without backbone)  :: wasouti
invest {v} (to commit resources in the hope of financial gain)  :: wekeza
invest {v} (to spend money, time, effort into sthg)  :: wekeza
invest {v} (to ceremonially install into office)  :: wekeza
invest {v} (to formally give power)  :: wekeza
invest {v} (to lay siege to)  :: wekeza
invest {v} (to make investments)  :: wekeza
investigate {v} (to inquire into, study)  :: ukale, chunguza
investigate {v} (to examine)  :: ukale, chunguza
investigate {v} (to conduct an inquiry or examination)  :: ukale, chunguza
investigator {n} (one who investigates)  :: mchunguzi
investment {n} (placement of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use)  :: uwekezaji
investor {n} (person who invests money in order to make a profit)  :: mwekezaji
invisibility {n} (the state of being invisible)  :: hali ya kutoonekana
invisible {adj} (unable to be seen)  :: -si-onekana
Invisible Pink Unicorn {prop} (unicorn goddess)  :: Pembemoja Asiyeonekana wa Pinki
Iran {prop} (country in Western Asia)  :: Uajemi
Irani {adj} (Iranian) SEE: Iranian  ::
Irani {n} (Iranian) SEE: Iranian  ::
Iranian {n} (person from Iran or of Iranian descent)  :: Mwajemi
Iranian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Iran, the people or Iranian languages)  :: Kiajemi
Iraq {prop} (country)  :: Irak
Iraqi {n} (person from Iraq)  :: Mwiraki
Iraqi {adj} (from or pertaining to Iraq)  :: Kiiraki
iris {n} (plant of the genus Iris)  :: airisi
Irishman {n} (man from Ireland)  :: Mweire, Mwayalandi
iron {n} (element)  :: chuma {c7} {c8}
ironsmith {n} (blacksmith) SEE: blacksmith  ::
ironware {n} (articles made of iron)  :: chuma
is {v}  :: ni
isha {n} (afternoon prayer)  :: isha
Islam {prop} (religion)  :: Uislamu
island {n} (area of land completely surrounded by water)  :: kisiwa
island {n} (entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself)  :: kisiwa
isle {n} (isle) SEE: island  ::
Israel {prop} (the state)  :: Israeli
Israeli {n} (person from Israel or of Israeli descent)  :: wayahudi
issue {n} (act of flowing out)  :: suala
issue {n} (small incision etc. to drain excess bodily fluid)  :: suala
issue {n} (conclusion)  :: suala
issue {n} (contested point in a dispute or debate)  :: swala
issue {v} (to flow out; to proceed from)  :: suala
issue {v} (to sally forth)  :: suala
issue {v} (to come to a point in fact or law on which the parties join issue)  :: suala
issue {v} (to send out; to put into circulation)  :: suala
issue {v} (to deliver for use)  :: suala
issue {v} (to deliver by authority)  :: suala
-ist {suffix} (One who follows a particular ideology, doctrine, belief system or theory)  :: -isti, mwana- {c1} {c2}, m- {c1} {c2}
-ist {suffix} (A member of a profession or one interested in something)  :: mwana- {c1} {c2}
-ista {suffix} (follower) SEE: -ist  ::
Italian {n} (person)  :: Mwitalia, Mwitali
Italian {prop} (language)  :: Kiitaliano, Kiitalia
Italian Republic {prop} (official name of Italy)  :: Jamhuri ya Italia {cn}
Italy {prop} (European country)  :: Italia, Uitali
item {n} (distinct physical object)  :: kifaa
it's a pleasure {phrase} (you're welcome) SEE: you're welcome  ::
-ity {suffix} (Used to form nouns from adjectives.)  :: u-
Ivorian {n} (a person from Côte d'Ivoire or of Ivorian descent)  :: Mkodivaa
Ivorian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Côte d'Ivoire)  :: Kikodivaa
Ivory Coast {prop} (Côte d'Ivoire) SEE: Côte d'Ivoire  ::
ivy {n} (plant)  :: mwefeu, lablabu
I want to go to the toilet {phrase} (I want to go to the toilet)  :: nataka kwenda msalani
jack {n} (playing card)  :: ghulamu, mzungu wa tatu
jack {n} (knave) SEE: knave  ::
jackal {n} (wild canine)  :: mbweha
jacket {n} (piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse)  :: jaketi
jacket {n} (piece of a person's suit)  :: kabuti
jacket {n} (removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object)  :: kabuti
jackfruit {n} (jackfruit tree)  :: mfenesi
jackfruit {n} (the fruit)  :: fenesi
Jacob {prop} (one of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca)  :: Yaakub
jade {n} (gem)  :: yakuti kijani
jade {n} (colour)  :: rangi ya yakuti kijani
jaggery {n} (traditional unrefined sugar)  :: sukari nguuru
jaguar {n} (Panthera onca)  :: jagwa
Jah {prop} (God) SEE: God  ::
jail {v} (imprison) SEE: imprison  ::
jam {n} (sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar)  :: jemu
jam {v} (to block or confuse a broadcast signal)  :: msongamano
Jamaica {prop} (country in the Caribbean)  :: Jamaika
Jamaican {n} (person of Jamaican descent)  :: Mjamaika
Jamaican {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Jamaica, the Jamaican people or the Jamaican language)  :: Kijamaika
jambul {n} (fruit)  :: zambarau
jam jar {n} (car) SEE: car  ::
January {prop} (first month of the Gregorian calendar)  :: Januari
Japan {prop} (a country in East Asia)  :: Japani
Japanese {adj} (of or relating to Japan)  :: Kijapani
Japanese {n} (person of Japan)  :: Mjapani
Japanese {prop} (Japanese language)  :: Kijapani
jape {n} (joke or quip) SEE: joke  ::
jarbua terapon {n} (Terapon jarbua)  :: ngagu
jargon {n} (technical terminology unique to a particular subject)  :: istilahi
jasmine {n} (plant of genus Jasminum)  :: asumini
jasper {n} (precious stone)  :: yaspa
jealousy {n}  :: wivu, wizu
Jehovah {prop} (transliteration of the Masoretic vocalization of the Tetragrammaton)  :: Yehova
Jehovah's Witnesses {n} (denomination)  :: Mashahidi wa Yehova
Jerry {n} (German) SEE: German  ::
jerrycan {n} (pressed-steel fuel container)  :: ndege
jersey {n} (garment knitted from wool, worn over the upper body)  :: jezi
jersey {n} (shirt worn by a member of an athletic team)  :: jezi
Jerusalem {prop} (city)  :: Yerusalemu
Jesus {prop} (the Christian Messiah)  :: Yesu, Isa [used by Muslims]
Jesus Christ {prop} (Jesus of Nazareth)  :: Yesu Kristo
jet {n} (stream of fluid)  :: jeti
jet {n} (spout or nozzle)  :: jeti
jet {n} (engine)  :: mtambo,
jet {n} (carburetor part)  :: jeti
jet {adj} (propelled by turbine engines)  :: rafadha
jet {n} (jet plane) SEE: jet plane  ::
jet plane {n} (an airplane that is powered by a jet engine)  :: jeti, eropleni ya jeti {c9} {c10}
Jew {n} (person of the Jewish faith)  :: Myahudi
Jew {n} (a person with a Jewish cultural or ancestral connection)  :: wayahudi
jewel {n} (gemstone)  :: johari {c9} {c10}
jewel {n} (valuable object for ornamentation)  :: johari {c9} {c10}
jewel {n} (anything considered precious or valuable)  :: johari {c9} {c10}
Jewish {adj} (of or relating to a Jew or Jews, their ethnicity, religion or culture)  :: kiyahudi
Jewry {n} (the land of Jews (obsolete)) SEE: Judea  ::
jihad {n} (holy war undertaken by Muslims)  :: jihadi
Joanna {prop} (biblical follower of Jesus)  :: Yoana
Job {prop} (biblical and qur'anic character)  :: Ayubu
John {prop} (male given name - the standard or most popular form)  :: Yohana
John {prop} (biblical persons)  :: Yohana
John the Baptist {prop} (biblical prophet)  :: Yohane Mbatizaji
joke {n} (amusing story)  :: kasheshe
joke {n} (something said or done for amusement)  :: kasheshe
joke {n} (worthless thing or person)  :: kasheshe
joke {v} (do for amusement)  :: mzaha, kasheshe
joker {n} (jester) SEE: fool  ::
Jonah {prop} (prophet)  :: Yona
Jordan {prop} (country)  :: Yordani
Jordanian {n} (person)  :: Myordani
Jordanian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Jordan or the Jordanian people)  :: Kiyordani
Joseph {prop} (male given name)  :: Yusufu
journal {n} (newspaper or magazine)  :: jarida
journalist {n} (reporter)  :: mwanahabari
journey {n} (trip, a voyage)  :: safari
journey {v} (to travel, to make a trip or voyage)  :: safiri
joy {n} (feeling of happiness)  :: furaha
jubilee {n} (special anniversary)  :: jubilii {c9} {c10}, Yubile {c9} {c10}
Judaism {prop} (world religion)  :: Uyahudi
Judas {prop} (one of the Apostles)  :: Yuda
Judas {prop} (book of the Bible)  :: Yuda
Judea {prop} (Judea)  :: Uyahudi
judge {n} (public judicial official)  :: hakimu, jaji
judge {n} (someone deciding another's fate)  :: hakimu
judge {n} (sports official)  :: jaji
judge {n} (someone with valued opinions)  :: jaji
judge {v} (to sit in judgment on, pass sentence on)  :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to sit in judgment on, act as judge)  :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to form an opinion on)  :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to arbitrate, to pass opinion on something)  :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to have as an opinion, consider, suppose)  :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to form an opinion, infer)  :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to criticize or label another person or thing)  :: hakimu mkazi
Judges {prop} (book of the Bible)  :: Waamuzi
judgment {n} (act of judging)  :: hukumu
judgment {n} ((law) act of determining what is conformable to law)  :: hukumu
judo {n} (Japanese martial art)  :: judo
jug {n} (serving vessel)  :: jagi
juice {n} (liquid from a plant)  :: maji
juice {n} (beverage made of juice)  :: juisi, jusi, maji [in names of specific juices]
jungle {n} (large, undeveloped, humid forest)  :: mwitu
juniper {n} (shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus)  :: mreteni
juniper berry {n} (female seed cone of a juniper)  :: beri ya mreteni {c9} {c10}
Juno {prop} (Roman goddess)  :: Juno
Juno {prop} (Asteroid)  :: Juno
Jupiter {prop} (planet)  :: Mshtarii, Sumbula
Jupiter {prop} (god)  :: Jupita
jurist {n} (judge) SEE: judge  ::
just {adj} (morally fair, righteous)  :: adili
Kaaba {prop} (cubical stone building in Mecca)  :: Kaaba
kachumber {n} (salad)  :: kachumbari
Kamba {n} (a Bantu people of Kenya)  :: Wakamba
Kampuchea {prop} (Former name for Cambodia)  :: Kampuchia
kangaroo {n} (marsupial)  :: kangaruu
kanji {n} (Chinese characters in Japanese context)  :: kanji
Kanji {prop} (kanji) SEE: kanji  ::
katana {n} (a type of Japanese longsword)  :: katana
Kazakh {n} (a person of Kazakh descent)  :: Mkazaki
Kazakh {prop} (language)  :: Kikazaki
Kazakhstan {prop} (country in Central Asia)  :: Kazakistani, Ukazaki
Kazakhstani {n} (person of Kazakh origin) SEE: Kazakh  ::
Kazakhstani {adj} (of or pertaining to the Kazakh people or the Kazakh language) SEE: Kazakh  ::
kebab {n} (kebab)  :: mshikaki
keel over {v} (to die) SEE: die  ::
keep company {v} (court) SEE: court  ::
Kenya {prop} (country in Eastern Africa)  :: Kenya
Kenyan {n} (A person from Kenya or of Kenyan descent)  :: Mkenya
Kenyan {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Kenya or the Kenyan people)  :: Mkenya
Kenyan English {prop} (English dialect of Kenya)  :: kiingereza cha kenya
key {n} (device designed to open and close a lock)  :: ufunguo {c11} {c14}
key {n} (object used to maintain the orientation between two others)  :: ufungu
key {n} (crucial step)  :: ufunguo
key {n} (small guide explaining symbols or terminology)  :: ufungu
key {n} (device used to transmit Morse code)  :: ufungu
key {n} (cryptography: piece of information used to encode or decode)  :: ufungu
key {n} (computing: field of a database constrained to be unique)  :: ufungu
key {n} (computing: field in a record used as a search argument)  :: ufungu
key {n} (computing: value uniquely identifying entry in associative array)  :: ufungu
key {adj} (indispensable)  :: ufunguo
key {adj} (important)  :: ufunguo
key {v} (fit (a lock) with a key)  :: fungua
key {v} (fit (pieces of a mechanical assembly) with a key)  :: fungua
key {v} (telegraphy: depress (a telegraph key))  :: fungua
key {v} (radio: operate (transmitter switch of a two-way radio))  :: fungua
key {v} (computing: enter (information))  :: fungua
Khartoum {prop} (capital of Sudan)  :: Khartoum
khat {n} (shrub (Catha edulis))  :: miraa
Khrushchev {prop} (the leader of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964)  :: Krushchov
kid {n} (young goat)  :: mwanambuzi
kidnap {v} (to seize and detain a person unlawfully)  :: teka nyara
kidnap {n} (an instance of kidnapping)  :: teka nyara
Kikuyu {n} (member of Bantu people)  :: Mkikuyu
Kikuyu {prop} (language)  :: Kikikuyu
Kikuyuland {prop} (traditional homeland of the Kikuyu)  :: Ukikuyu
Kilimanjaro {prop} (volcano)  :: Kilimanjaro
kill {v} (put to death)  :: kuua
killer {n} (person who kills)  :: mwuaji
killer {n} (murderer)  :: mwuaji
kilo {n} (short form of kilogram)  :: kilo
kilometre {n} (unit of measure)  :: kilometa
kin {n} (relative) SEE: relative  ::
kind {n} (atypical specimen)  :: aina
kinesia {n} (motion sickness) SEE: motion sickness  ::
kinetosis {n} (motion sickness) SEE: motion sickness  ::
king {n} (a male of a royal family who is the supreme ruler of his nation)  :: mfalme
king {n} (a playing piece in chess)  :: shehe
king {n} (a playing card with the image of a king in it)  :: mzungu wa nne
kingdom {n} (nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen)  :: ufalme
kinsman {n} (male relative)  :: ndugu
Kinyarwanda {prop} (language)  :: Kinyarwanda
Kirundi {prop} (language)  :: Kirundi
kiss {v} (to touch with the lips)  :: -busu, -nonea
kiss {n} (touch with the lips)  :: busu
Kiswahili {prop} (Swahili) SEE: Swahili  ::
kit {n} (clothing) SEE: clothing  ::
kitchen {n} (room)  :: jiko, jikoni
kite {n} (bird of prey)  :: mwewe
klipspringer {n} (Oreotragus oreotragus)  :: mbuzi mawe
knave {n} (archaic: boy; especially, boy servant)  :: ghulamu
knave {n} (archaic: any male servant)  :: ghulamu
knave {n} (deceitful fellow)  :: ghulamu
knave {n} (playing card)  :: ghulamu
knee {n} (joint in the middle of the leg and area around it)  :: goti
kneel {v} (to stoop down and rest on the knee)  :: kupiga magoti
knife {n} (utensil or tool designed for cutting)  :: kisu
knife {n} (weapon)  :: kisu
knife {n} (any blade-like part designed for cutting)  :: kisu
knife {n}  :: kisu
knife {v} (to use a knife to cut)  :: makali ya kisu
knife {v} (to use a knife to injure or kill)  :: makali ya kisu
knife {v} (to cut through as if with a knife)  :: makali ya kisu
knot {n} (looping)  :: fundo
knot {n} (tangled clump)  :: fundo
knot {n} (maze-like pattern)  :: fundo
knot {n} (mathematics closed curve)  :: fundo
knot {n} (difficult situation)  :: fundo
knot {n} (whorl in wood left by branch)  :: fundo
knot {n} (firm swollen tissue caused by injury)  :: fundo
knot {n} (nautical unit of speed)  :: fundo
knot {v} (form into a knot; tie with knot(s))  :: funda
knot {v} (form wrinkles in forehead)  :: funda
knot {n} (variety of wading bird)  :: fundo
know {v} (be certain or sure about (something))  :: kujua
knowledge {n} (fact of knowing about something; understanding, familiarity with information)  :: maarifa
kola {n} (tree)  :: mkola
Kongo {prop} (Bantu language)  :: Kikongo
Koran {prop} (the Islamic holy book) SEE: Qur'an  ::
Korea {prop} (South Korea) SEE: South Korea  ::
Korea {prop} (North Korea) SEE: North Korea  ::
Korea {prop} (ancient country or both Koreas as a whole)  :: Korea
Korean {adj} (relating to the Korean Peninsula)  :: ya Korea
Korean {prop} (language)  :: Kikorea
Korean {n} (person)  :: Mkorea
Kosovo {prop} (disputed region in the Balkans)  :: Kosovo
Kraut {n} (German) SEE: German  ::
kudu {n} (Tragelaphus imberbis or Tragelaphus strepsiceros)  :: tandala
Kuwait {prop} (country in the Middle East)  :: Kuwait
Kyrgyz {n} (member of a Turkic people)  :: Mkirigizi
Kyrgyz {prop} (language)  :: Kikirigizi
Kyrgyzstan {prop} (country in Central Asia)  :: Kirigizistani, Kirigizia, Ukirigizi
lab {n} (laboratory) SEE: laboratory  ::
laboratory {n} (room, building or institution equipped for scientific research)  :: maabara
lac {n} (lakh) SEE: lakh  ::
ladder {n} (climbing tool)  :: ngazi
ladder {n} (something that resembles this tool)  :: ngazi
lady {n} (mistress of a household)  :: msichana
ladyfinger {n} (okra) SEE: okra  ::
lake {n} (body of water)  :: jito {c5} {c6}, majito {p}, ziwa {c5} {c6}
lake {n} (coloring agent)  :: ziwa
Lake Victoria {prop} (African lake)  :: Ziwa Victoria
lakh {num} (one hundred thousand)  :: laki, lakhi
lamb {n} (young sheep)  :: mwanakondoo
lamp {n} (device producing light)  :: taa
lamp {n} (oil device producing light)  :: taa
land {n} (part of Earth that is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water)  :: ardhi {s} {p}
land {n} (real estate or landed property)  :: ardhi
land {n} (country or region)  :: ardhi
land {n} (ground that is suitable for farming)  :: ardhi
land {n} (fright) SEE: fright  ::
language {n} (body of words used as a form of communication)  :: lugha, ki- [noun prefix 7]
lantern {n} (case of transparent material made to protect a flame, or light)  :: koroboi, fanusi
Laos {prop} (country in Southeast Asia)  :: Laos
larboard {n} (port) SEE: port  ::
large {adj} (of greater size, see also: big)  :: -kubwa
lash {n} (eyelash; hair growing from the eyelid) SEE: eyelash  ::
lass {n} (sweetheart) SEE: sweetheart  ::
last {v} (to endure, continue over time)  :: -dumu
last name {n} (surname) SEE: surname  ::
last year {adv} (year before this one)  :: mwaka jana
late {adj} (euphemism for dead)  :: marehemu
lately {adv} (recently) SEE: recently  ::
later {adv} (afterward in time)  :: baadaye
later {adv} (at some unspecified time in the future)  :: baadaye
Lateran {prop} (church and palace in Rome)  :: Laterani
Latin {adj} (of the language)  :: Kilatini
Latin {adj} (of the script)  :: Kilatini
Latin {adj} (of ancient Rome)  :: Kirumi
Latin {adj} (of/from Latin America)  :: Mhispaniki
Latin America {prop} (parts of the Americas which speak Spanish or Portuguese)  :: Amerika ya Kilatini
laugh {v}  :: kucheka
laughing hyena {n} (spotted hyena) SEE: spotted hyena  ::
laurel {n} (evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus)  :: mbei {s} (noun 3)
laurel {n} (crown of laurel)  :: taji la mbei (noun 5)
lava {n} (molten rock)  :: lava
lava {n} (magma) SEE: magma  ::
lavatory {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet  ::
lavatory {n} (sink) SEE: sink  ::
lavender {n} (plant)  :: mrujuani
lavender {n} (colour)  :: urujuani
law {n} (body of rules established in a community by its authorities)  :: sheria
law {n} (any rule that must or should be obeyed)  :: kanuni
law {n} (statement of (observed, established) order, sequence or relationship of phenomena)  :: kanuni
lawful {adj} (conforming to or recognised by law or rules)  :: halali
lawman {n} (lawyer) SEE: lawyer  ::
lawn {n} (open space between woods)  :: ua
lawn {n} (ground covered with grass)  :: ua
lawn {n}  :: ua
lawyer {n} (professional person authorized to practice law)  :: wakili
laziness {n} (quality of being lazy)  :: uzembe
Lazio {prop} (Italian region)  :: Lazio
lazy {adj} (unwilling to work)  :: mlegevu
lazy {adj} (eye: squinting because of weak muscles)  :: legevu
lazybones {n} (person who is lazy)  :: lofa
lead {n} (chemical element)  :: risasi
lead {v} (guide or conduct in a certain course)  :: ongoza
leader {n} (one having authority)  :: kiongozi
leadership {n} (capacity to lead)  :: uongozi
leadership {n} (office of leader)  :: uongozi
leaf {n} (part of a plant)  :: jani {c5} {c6}, msahafu {c3} {c4}
leaf {n} (sheet of a book)  :: gombo, [noun 5/6] magombo pl , ukurasa, [noun 11/10] kurasa pl
league {n} (a group or association of cooperating members)  :: ligi
league {n} (organization of sports teams)  :: ligi
league {v} (to form an association)  :: ligi
League of Nations {prop} (International organization)  :: Shirikisho la Mataifa
learn {v} (to acquire knowledge or ability)  :: -jifunza
learn {v} (to come to know; to become informed of; to find out)  :: kupata habari
leather {adj} (made of leather)  :: -a ngozi
leave {v} (To cause to remain as available, not take away, refrain from depleting)  :: toka
leave {v} (To transfer possession after death)  :: toka
leave {v} (To give (something) to someone; to deliver (something) to a repository; to deposit)  :: toka
leave {v} (To transfer responsibility or attention)  :: toka
leave {v} (To depart from, end one's connection or affiliation with)  :: toka
leave {v} (To end one's membership in)  :: toka
leave {v} (To depart (intransitive))  :: kuondoka
leave {n} (permission to be absent)  :: toka
leave {n} (absence from work)  :: toka
leave {n} (departure)  :: toka
leaven {n} (any agent used to make dough rise)  :: chachu {c9}, hamira
leave of absence {n} (absence from work) SEE: leave  ::
Lebanon {prop} (Lebanese Republic)  :: Lebanon
lecturer {n} (person who gives lectures)  :: mkufunzi
lecturer {n} (member of university or college)  :: mkufunzi
lecturer {n} (dated: member of the Church of England clergy)  :: mkufunzi
ledger {n} (collection of accounting entries)  :: leja
leech {n} (annelid)  :: mruba
left {adj} (the west side of the body when one is facing north)  :: kushoto
left {adj} (pertaining to the political left)  :: kushoto
left {n} (the left side)  :: kushoto
left {n} (the ensemble of left-wing political parties)  :: kushoto
left {v} (remaining)  :: kushoto
leg {n} (lower limb from groin to ankle)  :: mguu {c3}
leg {n} (portion of the lower appendage from knee to ankle)  :: mguu
leg {n} (part of garment covering the leg)  :: sura
leg {n} (stage of journey)  :: sura
leg {n} ((nautical) distance done without changing the sails from one side to the other)  :: sura
leg {n} ((nautical) side of a route in a sailing race)  :: sura
leg {n} (game played in a tournament)  :: sura
leg {n} (supporting protrusion of an inanimate object)  :: sura
legal {adj} (allowed or prescribed by law)  :: halali
legend {n} (story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events)  :: hekaya
legendary {adj} (of or pertaining to a legend)  :: -a kihekaya
lemon {n} (citrus fruit)  :: ndimu, limau
lemon {n} (tree)  :: mdimu
lemon {n} (defective item)  :: ndimu
lemon {n} (colour/color)  :: ndimu
lemon {n} (taste)  :: ndimu
lemon {adj} (having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons)  :: ndimu
lemon {adj} (having the colour/color of lemons)  :: ndimu
lemonade {n} (still beverage)  :: maji ya limau
lemongrass {n} (species of grass of the genus Cymbopogon)  :: mchaichai
lend {v} (to allow to be used temporarily)  :: kukopesha
length {n} (distance from end to end)  :: urefu
Leo {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Asadi, Simba
leopard {n} (a large wild cat with a spotted coat, Panthera pardus)  :: chui
leprosy {n} (infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae)  :: ukoma
lesbian {adj} (between two women; pertaining to female homosexuality)  :: shoga
lesbian {n} (female homosexual)  :: shoga
Lesbian {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian  ::
Lesbian {adj} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian  ::
lesbo {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian  ::
Lesotho {prop} (country in Southern Africa)  :: Lesoto
-less {suffix} (lacking)  :: bila
lesson {n} (section of learning or teaching)  :: funzo
lesson {n} (learning task assigned to a student)  :: somo
lesson {n} (something learned)  :: funzo
lesson {n} (something that serves as a warning or encouragement)  :: funzo
lesson {n} (section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service)  :: funzo
less-than-stellar {adj} (not very good) SEE: poor  ::
letter {n} (letter of the alphabet)  :: herufi
letter {n} (written message)  :: barua
lettuce {n} (an edible plant, Lactuca)  :: saladi
Levite {n} (member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi)  :: Mlawi
lexicographer {n} (one who writes or compiles a dictionary)  :: mwanaleksikografia
lexicography {n} (art or craft of writing dictionaries)  :: leksikografia
liar {n} (one who tells lies)  :: mwongo
Liberia {prop} (country in Western Africa)  :: Liberia, Uliberi
Liberian {n} (A person from Liberia)  :: Mliberia, Mliberi
Liberian {adj} (pertaining to Liberia)  :: Kilberia, Kiliberi
Libra {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Mizani
library {n} (institution which holds books etc.)  :: maktaba
library {n} (collection of books)  :: maktaba
library {n} (collection of records)  :: maktaba
library {n} (collection of subprograms)  :: maktaba
Libya {prop} (country in Northern Africa)  :: Libya
Libyan {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Libya, the Libyan people or the Libyan language)  :: Kilibya
Libyan {n} (person)  :: Mlibya
lichen {n} (something which spreads across something else, causing damage) SEE: cancer  ::
licit {adj} (not forbidden)  :: halali
lid {n} (top or cover)  :: kifuniko
lieutenant {n} (lowest commissioned officer rank)  :: luteni
life {n} (the state of being alive)  :: uhai, maisha
life {n} (the essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being)  :: uhai
life {n} (the subjective and inner manifestation of the individual)  :: uhai
life {n} (the essence of God)  :: uhai
life {n} (the world in general, existence)  :: uhai
life {n} (a worthwhile existence)  :: uhai
life {n} (something inherently part of a person's existence)  :: uhai
life {n} (life sentence)  :: uhai
life {n} (duration)  :: uhai
life after death {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife  ::
lift {n} (mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people)  :: eleveta, kipandishi
lift {n} (thief) SEE: thief  ::
light {n} (electromagnetic waves)  :: mwanga {c3} {c4}, nuru {c9} {c10}
light {n} (source of illumination)  :: mwanga
light {n} (spiritual illumination)  :: mwanga, nuru {c9} {c10}
light {n} (point of view)  :: mwanga
light {n} (flame or something used to create fire)  :: mwanga
light {n} (window or space for one)  :: mwanga
light {v} (to set fire to)  :: kuwasha
light {adj} (having light)  :: mwanga
light {adj} (pale in colour)  :: mwanga
light {adj} (coffee: served with extra milk or cream)  :: mwanga
light {adj} (of low weight)  :: wepesi
light {adj} (lightly-built)  :: mwanga
light {adj} (having little force or momentum)  :: mwanga
light {adj} (low in fat, calories, alcohol, salt, etc.)  :: mwanga
light {adj} (of little significance)  :: mwanga
light {v} (to unload a ship)  :: mwanga
light {v} (to find by chance)  :: mwanga
light {v} (alight)  :: mwanga
light bulb {n} (evacuated glass bulb containing a metal filament that produces light)  :: balbu
lighter {n} (fire making device)  :: vibiriti vya chuma
light globe {n} (light bulb) SEE: light bulb  ::
lighthouse {n} (building containing a light to warn or guide ships)  :: mnara
lightning {n} (flash of light)  :: umeme
light year {n} (astronomical distance)  :: mwaka wa nuru
like {v} (enjoy)  :: kupenda
like {adv} (such as)  :: kama
likewise {adv} (in like manner)  :: kadhalika
lime {n} (inorganic material containing calcium)  :: chokaa
lime {n} (green citrus fruit)  :: ndimu, dimu
lime {n} (citrus tree)  :: mdimu
lime juice {n} (the liquid extract of lime fruit)  :: maji ya ndimu
limp {adj} (flaccid; flabby)  :: chopi
limp {adj} (lacking stiffness; flimsy)  :: chopi
limp {v} (to walk lamely)  :: chopi
limp {n} (gait)  :: chopi
limp {n} (scraper)  :: chopi
line {n} (rope, cord, or string)  :: mstari
line {n} (path through two or more points, threadlike mark)  :: mstari
line {n} (geometry: infinite one-dimensional figure)  :: mstari
line {n} (geometry: continuous finite segment of such a figure)  :: mstari
line {n} (graph theory: edge of a graph)  :: mstari
line {n} (geography: circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map)  :: mstari
line {n} (geography: equator)  :: mstari
line {n} (music: one of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed)  :: mstari
line {n} (long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline)  :: mstari {}
line {n} (cricket: horizontal path of a ball towards the batsman)  :: mstari
line {n} (direction, path)  :: mstari
line {n} (telephone or network connection)  :: mstari
line {n} (letter, written form of communication)  :: mstari
line {n} (connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.)  :: mstari
line {n} (fortifications: trench or rampart)  :: mstari
line {n} (exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline)  :: mstari
line {n} (bible: that which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart)  :: mstari
line {n} (threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark)  :: mstari
line {n} (lineament; feature; figure)  :: mstari
line {n} (straight sequence of people, queue)  :: mstari
line {n} (military: regular infantry of an army)  :: mstari
line {n} (series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person)  :: mstari
line {n} (single horizontal row of text on a screen, printed paper, etc.)  :: mstari
line {n} (poetic: verse)  :: mstari
line {n} (sentence of dialogue, especially in a script or screenplay)  :: mstari
line {n} (course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy)  :: mstari
line {n} (official, stated position of an individual or political faction)  :: mstari
line {n} (products or services sold by a business, or the business itself)  :: mstari
line {n} (stock exchange: number of shares taken by a jobber)  :: mstari
line {n} (measure of length, one twelfth of an inch)  :: mstari
line {n} (baseball: batter’s box)  :: mstari
line {n} (fencing: position in which the fencers hold their swords)  :: mstari
line {n} (engineering: proper relative position or adjustment of parts)  :: mstari
line {n}  :: mstari
line {v} (to place (objects) into a line)  :: mstari
line {v} (to place persons or things along the side of for security or defense)  :: mstari
line {v} (to mark with a line)  :: mstari
line {v} (obsolete: to represent by lines; delineate; portray)  :: mstari
line {v} (to read or repeat line by line)  :: mstari
line {v} (to form or enter into a line)  :: mstari
line {v} (baseball: to hit a line drive)  :: mstari
line {n} (obsolete: flax, linen, see also: flax; linen)  :: mstari
line {v} (cover the inside surface of (something))  :: mstari
line {v} (to fill or supply, as a purse with money)  :: mstari
line {v} (of a dog: impregnate)  :: mstari
lineage {n} (descent)  :: kizazi
lineage {n} (number of lines)  :: kizazi
Lingala {prop} (Bantu language)  :: Kilingala
linguist {n} (one who studies linguistics)  :: mwanaisimu
linguistics {n} (scientific study of language)  :: isimu
lion {n} (big cat Panthera leo)  :: simba
lion {n} (person with strength and courage)  :: simba, simba
lion cub {n} (young lion)  :: shibli
lip {n}  :: mdomo {c3}
liquid {n} (substance that is liquid)  :: majimaji
liquid {adj} (fluid; not solid and not gaseous)  :: majimaji
liquid {adj} ((of an asset) easily sold or disposed of)  :: majimaji
liquid {adj} ((of a market) having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy)  :: majimaji
list {n}  :: orodha {c9} {c10}
list {v} (to create or recite a list)  :: kuorodesha
listen {v} (to pay attention to a sound)  :: kusikiza, kusikiliza
listen {v} (to expect or wait for a sound)  :: sikiza
listen {v} (to accept advice or obey instruction)  :: sikiza
listen {v} (to hear (something))  :: sikiza
listener {n} (someone who listens)  :: msikilizaji
litchi {n} (lychee) SEE: lychee  ::
liter {n} (cubic decimeter) SEE: litre  ::
literature {n} (body of all written works)  :: fasihi
lithium {n} (chemical element)  :: lithi
litre {n} (unit of fluid measure)  :: lita
little {adv} (not much)  :: kidogo
little {determiner} (small amount)  :: kidogo
live {v} (be alive)  :: ishi
live {v} (have permanent residence)  :: ishi
live {v} (survive, persevere, continue)  :: ishi
live {adj} (having life)  :: ishi
live {adv} (as it happens)  :: ishi
liver {n} (organ of the body)  :: ini
liver {n} (organ as food)  :: maini
living room {n} (room in a private house)  :: sebule
lizard {n} (reptile)  :: mjusi
load {n} (burden)  :: mzigo
loaf {n} (block of bread)  :: mkate {c3} {c4}
loafer {n} (idle person)  :: lofa
loafer {n} (footwear)  :: lofa
loan {n} (borrowed sum of money or other valuables)  :: mkopo
loan {n} (contract and array of legal or ethical obligations surrounding a loan)  :: mikopo
loan {n} (permission to borrow any item)  :: mikopo
loan {v} (to lend)  :: mikopo
lockup {n} (prison) SEE: prison  ::
locust {n} (type of grasshopper)  :: nzige
Lode Star {prop} (Polaris) SEE: Polaris  ::
lofty {adj} (high, having great height or stature)  :: refu
log {n} (trunk of dead tree, cleared of branches)  :: kikingi, gogo
log {n} (bulky piece of timber)  :: kikingi, gogo
log {n}  :: kikingi
loge {n} (stall) SEE: stall  ::
logic {n} (method of human thought)  :: mantiki
logo {n} (symbol or emblem that acts as a trademark or a means of identification of an entity)  :: chapa
lolly {n} (money) SEE: money  ::
London {prop} (in the United Kingdom)  :: London
long {adj} (having much distance from one point to another)  :: refu
long {adj} (not short) SEE: tall  ::
longsword {n} (a kind of sword)  :: upanga mrefu
loo {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet  ::
look {v} (to try to see)  :: angalia
look {v} (to appear, to seem)  :: angalia
look {v} (to search)  :: angalia
look {v} (to face)  :: angalia
look {v} (to expect)  :: angalia
look {v}  :: kuangalia
look {n} (action of looking)  :: angalia
look {n} (physical appearance)  :: angalia
look {n} (facial expression)  :: angalia
looking glass {n} (mirror) SEE: mirror  ::
Lord {prop} (God)  :: Bwana
Lord's Prayer {prop} (the prayer taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples)  :: Baba yetu
lorry {n} (motor vehicle) SEE: truck  ::
lorry {n} (A horse-drawn wagon)  :: lori
loser {n} (person who fails to win)  :: mshindwa
loser {n} (someone with bad luck or poor skills who consistently loses)  :: mshindwa
loss {n} (instance of losing)  :: hasara
loss {n} (something lost)  :: hasara
loss {n} (hurtful condition resulting from losing)  :: hasara
lot {n} (large quantity or number) SEE: a lot  ::
Lot {prop} (nephew of Abraham)  :: Lutu
lots {n} (lots) SEE: a lot  ::
lotus {n} (Nymphaea) SEE: water lily  ::
lotus {n} (plant of the genus Nelumbo)  :: yungiyungi la kimisri, lotasi
louse {n} (insect)  :: chawa {c9} {c10} {s} {p}
louse {n} (worthless person)  :: chawa
love {n} (strong affection)  :: upendo
love {n} (object of one's romantic feelings; darling or sweetheart)  :: upendo
love {n}  :: upendo
love {v} (have a strong affection for)  :: kupenda
love {v} (to need, thrive on)  :: upendo
love {v} (be strongly inclined towards doing)  :: upendo
love {v} (care about; will good for)  :: upendo
love {v} (to lust for)  :: upendo
love {v} ((euphemistic): to have sex with)  :: upendo
lover {n} (one who loves another person)  :: mpenzi
lover {n} (sexual partner)  :: mpenzi
lover {n} (person who loves something)  :: mpenzi
lower {v} (let (something) descend by its own weight, such as a bucket or sail)  :: kushusha
luck {n} (something that happens to someone by chance)  :: bahati
Luganda {prop} (language)  :: Kiganda
luggage {n} (traveller's containers)  :: mzigo
Luna {prop} (Earth's moon) SEE: Moon  ::
lung {n} (organ that extracts oxygen from the air)  :: pafu {c5} {c6}
lung cancer {n} (cancer of the lung(s))  :: saratani ya mapafu
Luo {prop} (tribal group in eastern Africa)  :: Wajaluo
Luo {prop} (language)  :: Kijaluo
lust {n} (strong desire, especially of a sexual nature)  :: shahawa
lute {n} (stringed instrument)  :: gambusi
Lutheran {adj} (pertaining to the theology of Martin Luther or his followers, or the Lutheran church)  :: Kilutheri
Lutheran {n} (member of any Christian church identifying with the theology of Martin Luther)  :: Mlutheri
Lutheranism {n} (branch of Christianity developed by Martin Luther)  :: Ulutheri
Luxembourg {prop} (country)  :: Lasembagi
lycanthrope {n} (werewolf) SEE: werewolf  ::
lychee {n} (tree)  :: mshokishoki, mgulabi
lychee {n} (fruit)  :: shokishoki, gulabi
lynx {n} (wild cat)  :: linksi
Lyons {prop} (a city in France)  :: Lyon
lyre {n} (stringed musical instrument)  :: lira, kinubi kidogo
mañana {adv} (tomorrow) SEE: tomorrow  ::
Maasai {n} (group of people)  :: Wamasai
Maasai {prop} (language)  :: Kimasai
macadamia {n} (macadamia nut) SEE: macadamia nut  ::
macadamia nut {n} (edible seed of the macadamia tree)  :: makadamia
machete {n} (a sword-like tool)  :: panga
machine {n} (mechanical or electrical device)  :: mashine
macrocosm {n} (the universe) SEE: universe  ::
Madagascar {prop} (country in Southern Africa)  :: Bukini, Madagaska
madman {n} (An insane man)  :: chizi
madrasa {n} (madrasah) SEE: madrasah  ::
madrasah {n} (school for Islamic theology)  :: madrasa
magazine {n} (periodical)  :: jarida
magistrate {n} (judicial officer)  :: hakimu
magma {n} (molten matter)  :: magma
magnesium {n} (chemical element)  :: magnesi
magnet {n} (piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism)  :: sumaku {c9}
magnetic {adj} (of, relating to, caused by, or operating by magnetism)  :: -a sumaku
magnetic {adj} (having the properties a magnet)  :: -a sumaku
magnetic {adj} (determined by earth's magnetic fields)  :: -a sumaku
magnetic field {n} (a field of magnetic force)  :: uga wa sumaku {m}
mahr {n} (a mandatory gift from the groom to the bride upon marriage in Islamic cultures)  :: mahari
maid {n} (young female)  :: wafanyikazi
maid {n} (female servant or cleaner)  :: mfanyikazi
maiden {adj} (virgin) SEE: virgin  ::
main {n} (strength) SEE: strength  ::
main {n} (mainland) SEE: mainland  ::
main {n} (high seas) SEE: high seas  ::
mainland {n} (the main landmass of a country or continent)  :: bara
mainland China {prop} (area under the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China, excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)  :: Uchina Bara
maintain {v} (to maintain, to consider) SEE: hold  ::
maintain {v} (to keep up)  :: dumisha
maize {n} (corn; a type of grain of the species Zea mays)  :: muhindi, hindi
major {n} (military rank)  :: meja
major general {n} (a military officer)  :: meja jenerali
make up {v} (to compensate, fill in or catch up)  :: kipodozi
make up {v} (to invent, imagine, or concoct)  :: kipodozi
make up {v} (to apply cosmetics or makeup)  :: kipodozi
make up {v} (to resolve, forgive or smooth over an argument or fight)  :: kipodozi
Malachi {prop} (book of the Bible)  :: Malaki
Malachi {prop} (minor prophet)  :: Malaki
Malachi {prop} (male given name)  :: Malaki
Malagasy {n} (person)  :: Mbukini
Malagasy {prop} (the language of the Malagasy, when considered one language)  :: Kibukini
malaria {n} (disease)  :: malaria
Malawi {prop} (Republic of Malawi)  :: Malawi
Malawian {n} (A person from Malawi or of Malawian descent)  :: Mmalawi
Malawian {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Malawi or the Malawian people)  :: Kimalawi
Malay {adj}  :: Kimalaysia, Kimalasia
Malay {n}  :: Kimalaysia, Kimalasia
Malay {prop}  :: Kimalaysia, Kimalasia
Malaysia {prop} (country in Southeast Asia)  :: Malesia
Malaysian {prop} (Malay) SEE: Malay  ::
Maldives {prop} (country in South Asia)  :: Maldova
male {adj} (belonging to the sex having testes and/or XY chromosomes)  :: kiume
male {adj} (having an external plug)  :: kiume
male {n} (human of masculine sex or gender)  :: kiume
male {n} (animal of masculine sex)  :: kiume
male {n} (plant of masculine sex)  :: kiume
maledict {v} (curse) SEE: curse  ::
malediction {n} (curse) SEE: curse  ::
male member {n} (penis) SEE: penis  ::
Mali {prop} (a country in Western Africa)  :: Mali
Malian {n} (A person from Mali or of Malian descent)  :: Mmali
Malian {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Mali or the Malian people)  :: Kimali
Malta {prop} (republic)  :: Malta
mama {n} (mother) SEE: mother  ::
mama {n} (mum) SEE: mum  ::
mamma {n} (mother) SEE: mother  ::
mamma {n} (mum) SEE: mum  ::
manage {v} (to direct or be in charge)  :: mudu
manage {v} (to handle or control a situation or job)  :: mudu
manage {v} (to succeed at an attempt)  :: mudu
manage {v} (to achieve without fuss, or without outside help)  :: mudu
manager {n} (person whose job is to manage something (for female equivalents, see manageress))  :: meneja
manager {n} (administrator, for a singer or group)  :: meneja
manatee {n} (any of several plant-eating marine mammals, of family Trichechidae)  :: manatii
Manchuria {prop} (Manchuria)  :: Manchuria
Mandarin {prop} (Standard Mandarin, see also: Chinese)  :: Kimandarini
mandolin {n} (musical instrument)  :: gambusi ndogo
man-eating {adj} (inclined to eat human flesh)  :: mla-watu
mango {n} (tropical fruit tree Mangifera indica)  :: mwembe
mango {n} (fruit)  :: embe
mango juice {n} (juice)  :: maji ya maembe
manioc {n} (tropical plant)  :: muhogo
manna {n} (food)  :: mana
mansion {n} (large house or building)  :: jumba
manufacture {v} (to make things)  :: unda
manufacture {v} (to produce goods)  :: unda
manufacture {v} (to create false evidences)  :: unda
manure {n} (excrement)  :: mbolea
manus {n} (hand) SEE: hand  ::
many {determiner} (an indefinite large number of)  :: -ingi
many {pron} (a collective mass of people)  :: wengi
many {pron} (an indefinite large number of people or things)  :: wengi
map {n} (visual representation of an area)  :: ramani {c9} {c10}
map {n} (diagram of components of an item)  :: ramani
map {v} (to create a visual representation of a territory)  :: ramani
maple {n} (tree of the Acer genus)  :: mshira
march {n} (formal, rhythmic way of walking)  :: machi
march {n} (steady forward movement or progression)  :: machi
Marie {prop} (female given name) SEE: Mary  ::
marigold {n} (Calendula)  :: kalendula
marigold {n} (Tagetes)  :: tageta
marijuana {n} (the drug)  :: bangi
marimba {n} (musical instrument)  :: marimba
mariner {n} (sailor) SEE: sailor  ::
mariner's compass {n} (compass) SEE: compass  ::
mark {n} (indication for reference or measurement)  :: alama
mark {n} (academic score)  :: maki
mark {n} (sporting score)  :: maki
mark {n} (visible impression, blemish, stain)  :: maki, alama
mark {v} (indicate)  :: maki
mark {v} (take note of)  :: maki
mark {v} (blemish)  :: maki
mark {v} (correct)  :: maki
mark {v} (sports: to follow a player)  :: maki
mark {n} (coin)  :: maki
Mark {prop} (male given name)  :: Marko
marker {n} (marker pen) SEE: marker pen  ::
marker pen {n} (pen)  :: alama {m}
market {n} (spacious site for trading)  :: soko
market {n} (organised event of trading)  :: soko
market {n} (group of potential customers)  :: soko
market {n} (geographical area where a commercial demand exists)  :: soko
market {n} (formally organized system of trading in specified goods or effects)  :: soko
market {n} (total sum of trading)  :: soko
market {n} (used attributively)  :: soko
market {n}  :: soko
market {v} (to make available and promote)  :: soko
market {v} (to sell) SEE: sell  ::
marriage {n} (state of being married)  :: ndoa
marriage {n} (union of two people)  :: ndoa
marriage {n} (wedding)  :: ndoa
marriage {n} (close union)  :: ndoa
marriage {n} (joining of two parts)  :: ndoa
marry {v} (to take a husband or wife)  :: kufunga ndoa
marry {v} (to give away as wife or husband)  :: kuoza
marry {v} (to take for husband or wife)  :: kuoa (of male)
Mars {prop} (planet)  :: Mirihi, Meriki
Mars {prop} (god of war)  :: Maazi
martyr {v} (persecute) SEE: persecute  ::
marvel {n} (miracle) SEE: miracle  ::
Mary {prop} (biblical mother of Jesus)  :: Maryamu
masjid {n} (mosque) SEE: mosque  ::
mask {n} (cover for the face)  :: barakoa
Masr {prop} (Egypt) SEE: Egypt  ::
mass {n} (quantity of matter cohering together to make one body)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (large quantity; sum)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (bulk; magnitude; body; size)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (principal part)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (physics: quantity of matter which a body contains)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (pharmacy: medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (medicine: palpable or visible abnormal globular structure)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (bodybuilding: excess body weight)  :: mshikano
mass {v} (form or collect into a mass)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (religion: Eucharist)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (religion: celebration of the Eucharist)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (religion: sacrament of the Eucharist)  :: mshikano
mass {n} (musical setting of parts of the mass)  :: mshikano
mast {n} (support of a sail)  :: mlingoti
masturbation {n} (manual erotic stimulation of the genitals)  :: punyeto
mat {n} (foot wiping device or floor covering)  :: mkeka, mkeka
matatu {n} (minivan used as public transport in Kenya)  :: matatu
match {n} (sporting event)  :: mechi, mashindano
match {n} (device to make fire)  :: kibiriti
maternal uncle {n} (brother of one's mother)  :: mjomba
mathematician {n} (expert in mathematics)  :: mwanahisabati
mathematics {n} (field of study)  :: hisabati
matrix {n} (womb) SEE: womb  ::
mattress {n} (a pad on which a person can recline and sleep)  :: godoro, mto
Mauritania {prop} (Islamic Republic of Mauritania)  :: Moritania, Umoritani
Mauritanian {n} (Mauritanian person)  :: Mmoritania, Mmoritani
Mauritanian {adj} (Mauritanian)  :: Kimoritania, Kimoritani
Mauritian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Mauritius, its people, or their language or culture)  :: Kimorisi
Mauritian {n} (person from Mauritius or of Mauritian descent)  :: Mmorisi
Mauritian {prop} (Mauritian Creole) SEE: Mauritian Creole  ::
Mauritian Creole {prop} (creole language of Mauritius)  :: Kimorisi
Mauritius {prop} (country)  :: Morisi
mayor {n} (leader of a city)  :: meya
Mayotte {prop} (Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte)  :: Maore
may the Force be with you {phrase} (wish someone luck)  :: Na Kipawa Kiwa Nawe
mean {n} (method by which something is done)  :: viombo
meaning {n} (symbolic value of something)  :: maana
meaning {n} (significance of a thing, as "the meaning of life")  :: maana
meaning {n} (definition or connotation of a word)  :: maana
means {n} (resources)  :: viombo
measles {n} (acute highly contagious viral disease)  :: surua, ukambi
measurement {n} (act of measuring)  :: kipimo
measurement {n} (magnitude determined by measuring)  :: kipimo
meat {n} (animal flesh used as food)  :: nyama {c9} {c10}
meat {n} (type of meat)  :: nyama {c9} {c10}
meat {n} (any sort of flesh)  :: nyama {c9} {c10}
meat {n} (substance, solid part)  :: nyama {c9} {c10}
meat {n}  :: [noun 9/10] nyama
Mecca {prop} (city in Saudi Arabia)  :: Makka
medal {n} (stamped metal disc)  :: nishani
mediator {n} (one who negotiates between parties seeking mutual agreement)  :: mpatanishi
medic {n} (doctor) SEE: doctor  ::
medicine {n} (substance which promotes healing)  :: dawa
medicine {n} (treatment or cure)  :: tiba
medicine {n}  :: dawa, [noun 5,6] madawa {p}
Mediterranean {prop} (Mediterranean Sea) SEE: Mediterranean Sea  ::
Mediterranean Sea {prop} (the sea between Europe and Africa)  :: Bahari ya Mediteranea, Bahari ya Kati
Medusa {prop} (one of the Gorgons)  :: Medusa
meerkat {n} (small carnivorous mammal)  :: nguchiro wa porini
meet {v} (encounter by accident)  :: kukutana
meet {v} (see through arrangement)  :: kukutana
meet {v} (converge and touch)  :: kukutana
meeting {n} (gathering for a purpose)  :: mkutano
megabat {n} (bat of the family Pteropodidae)  :: popo mkubwa
melongene {n} (eggplant) SEE: eggplant  ::
melt {n} (idiot) SEE: idiot  ::
member {n} (in set theory) SEE: element  ::
member {n} (one who officially belongs to a group)  :: mshiriki
member {n} (organ, limb)  :: mshiriki
Member of Parliament {n} (representative)  :: mbunge
membership {n} (fact of being a member)  :: uanachama
memoir {n} (book describing the personal experiences of an author)  :: kumbukumbu
memoirs {n} (autobiography) SEE: memoir  ::
memorial service {n} (funeral) SEE: funeral  ::
memory {n} (ability to recall)  :: kumbukumbu
mendicant {n} (beggar)  :: mwombaji
menstruation {n} (periodic discharging of the menses)  :: hedhi
mercenary {n} (person employed to fight)  :: mamluki
mercenary {adj} (motivated by private gain)  :: mamluki
merchant {n} (person who traffics in commodities)  :: mfanyabiashara
merchantman {n} (merchant) SEE: merchant  ::
mercury {n} (element)  :: zebaki
Mercury {prop} (planet)  :: Utaridi, Zebaki
Mercury {prop} (Roman god)  :: Merkyuri
mercy {n} (forgiveness or compassion)  :: huruma
mercy {n} (tendency toward forgiveness)  :: rehema {c9} {c10}
merry Christmas {phrase} (good wishes at Christmas time)  :: heri ya Krismasi, Krismasi njema
metal {n} (atomic element or material made of such atoms)  :: metali
metamorphosis {n} (transformation)  :: metamofosi
metamorphosis {n} (in biology)  :: metamofosi
metaphor {n} (countable: word or phrase used in metaphor)  :: sitiari
metaphysics {n} (branch of philosophy that studies first principles)  :: metafizikia
meteorologist {n} (person who studies meteorology)  :: mtabiri wa hali ya anga
meteorologist {n} (weather forecaster)  :: mtabiri wa hali ya anga
meteorology {n} (science)  :: meteorolojia
meter {n} (unit of length) SEE: metre  ::
metre {n} (unit of length)  :: mita
mettle {n} (metal) SEE: metal  ::
Mexican {n} (person from Mexico or of Mexican descent)  :: Mmeksiko
Mexican {n} (Mexican dialect of Spanish)  :: Kimeksiko
Mexican {n} (Nahuatl language) SEE: Nahuatl  ::
Mexican {adj} (of or pertaining to Nahuatl language) SEE: Nahuatl  ::
Mexico {prop} (country)  :: Meksiko
Mexico {prop} (Mexico City) SEE: Mexico City  ::
Mexico City {prop} (capital of Mexico)  :: mji wa Meksiko
microphone {n} (transducer of sound waves to electricity)  :: kipaza sauti, mikrofoni
microscope {n} (an optical instrument)  :: hadubini, darubini ya vidudu
midday {n} (12 o'clock during the day) SEE: noon  ::
middle {n}  :: kati
Middle Earth {prop} (Earth) SEE: Earth  ::
middleman {n} (intermediate dealer between manufacturer and the retailer or customer)  :: mlanguzi
middleman {n} (intermediary) SEE: intermediary  ::
Midgard {prop} (Earth) SEE: Earth  ::
midwife {v}  :: mkunga
mielie {n} (maize) SEE: maize  ::
milk {n} (liquid)  :: maziwa
milk {n} (serving)  :: maziwa
milk {v} (to express milk from mammal)  :: kukama
milk {v} (to draw from the breasts or udder)  :: kukama
milk {v} (to express any liquid)  :: maziwa
milk {v} (to take advantage of situation)  :: maziwa
milk {n} (semen) SEE: semen  ::
milkshake {n} (milk and ice cream beverage)  :: sharubati
millennium {n} (thousand-year period)  :: milenia
millet {n} (any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food)  :: mtama
milliliter {n} (milliliter) SEE: millilitre  ::
millilitre {n} (a unit of volume)  :: mililita
millimeter {n} (millimetre) SEE: millimetre  ::
millimetre {n} (unit of measure)  :: milimita
millipede {n} (elongated arthropod)  :: jongoo
milt {n} (the organ spleen) SEE: spleen  ::
minaret {n} (mosque tower)  :: mnara
mindfulness {n} (awareness) SEE: awareness  ::
mine {n} (place from which ore is extracted)  :: shimo, mgodi, chimbo
mineral {n} (in nutrition)  :: madini
mineral {n} (mineral water)  :: madini
minimal {adj} ((art) characterised by the use of simple form or structures)  :: duni
minister {n} (politician who heads a ministry)  :: waziri
ministry {n} (government department)  :: wizara
mink {n} (mammal)  :: minki
mint {n} (plant)  :: mnanaa
mint {n} (herb flavouring)  :: nanaa
mint {n} (colour)  :: rangi ya nanaa
minute {n} (unit of time)  :: dakika
minute {n} (short but unspecified period of time)  :: dakika
minute {n} (unit of angular measure)  :: dakika
minute {n} (record of meeting)  :: dakika
minute {n} (minute of use of telephone network)  :: dakika
miracle {n} (wonderful event attributed to supernatural powers)  :: muujiza, mwujiza {c3} {c4}
Miriam {prop} (female given name)  :: Mariamu
mirror {n} (smooth reflecting surface)  :: kioo, [noun 7/8] vioo {p}
mirror {n} (computing: exact copy of a data set)  :: kio
mirror {v} (of an event, activity, behaviour.. to be identical to, be a copy of, to reflect)  :: kio
miser {n} (skinflint or scrooge)  :: mbahili
mission {n} (religious evangelism)  :: misheni
missionary {n} (person traveling to spread a religion)  :: mmisionari
mistake {n} (an error)  :: kosa {c5} {c6}
mistake {v} (To make an error)  :: kosa
mistreat {v} (treat someone or something roughly or badly)  :: mateso, dhulma
mixed {adj} (having two or more separate aspects)  :: mseto
mixed {adj} (not completely pure, tainted or adulterated)  :: mseto
mixed {adj} (including both males and females)  :: mseto
mixed {adj} (Stemming from two or more races or breeds)  :: mseto
mixture {n} (something produced by mixing)  :: mchanganyiko, mkorogo
Mnemosyne {prop} (Titaness)  :: Mnemosine
mobile {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone  ::
mobile phone {n} (portable telephone)  :: rununu, simu ya mkononi
mobile telephone {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone  ::
Mohammad {prop} (male given name) SEE: Muhammad  ::
Mohammad {prop} (prophet) SEE: Muhammad  ::
moiety {n} (half) SEE: half  ::
Moldavia {prop} (Moldova) SEE: Moldova  ::
Moldova {prop} (country)  :: Moldova
mole {n} (dark spot on the skin)  :: fuko
mole {n} (burrowing insectivore)  :: fuko
mole {n} (internal spy)  :: fuko
mole {n} (massive structure used as a pier or breakwater)  :: fuko
mole {n} (unit of amount)  :: mfuko
mole {n} (sauce)  :: mfuko
mole {n} (mole rat) SEE: mole rat  ::
molecule {n} (group of atoms held together by chemical bonds)  :: molekuli
mole rat {n} (rodent)  :: fuko
mom {n} (mother) SEE: mum  ::
moment {n} (very brief period of time)  :: kitambo {c7} {c8}, nukta {c9} {c10}
mommy {n} (mum) SEE: mum  ::
monastery {n} (building for monks)  :: monasteri
monasticism {n} (religious practice)  :: umonaki
Monday {n} (day of the week)  :: Jumatatu
money {n} (means of exchange and measure of value)  :: pesa, shilingi
money {n} (currency)  :: pesa
money {n} (cash)  :: pesa
money {n} (available liquid assets)  :: pesa
money {n} (wealth)  :: pesa
money {n} (item of value used as payment)  :: pesa
Mongol {n} (A person from Mongolia; a Mongolian) SEE: Mongolian  ::
Mongolia {prop} (Central Asian country)  :: Mongolia
Mongolian {n} (language of Mongolia)  :: Kimongolia
mongoose {n} (a small carnivore of the family Herpestidae)  :: nguchiro
moniker {n} (signature) SEE: signature  ::
monitor {n} (monitor lizard) SEE: monitor lizard  ::
monitor lizard {n} (lizard of the genus Varanus)  :: kenge
monk {n} (slang: judge) SEE: judge  ::
monk {n} (male member of monastic order)  :: mmonaki
monkey {n} (primate)  :: tumbili {c9} {c10}
Monopoly {prop} (a board game)  :: Ukiritimba, Kumiliki [Kenya]
monotreme {n} (egg-laying mammal)  :: mamalia atagaye mayai
month {n} (period into which a year is divided)  :: mwezi {c3} {c4}
moon {n} (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)  :: mwezi
moon {n} (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)  :: mwezi {c3} {c4}
moon {n} (month)  :: mwezi
Moon {prop} (sole natural satellite of the Earth)  :: mwezi
moonshine {n} (illicit liquor)  :: chang'aa
moose {n} (largest member of the deer family (Alces alces))  :: elki {m}, kongoni wa Kaskazini
moot {n} (debate) SEE: debate  ::
mop {n} (implement for washing floors)  :: deki
mop {n} (a grimace)  :: deki
mop {n} (head of hair)  :: deki
mop {v} (to rub, scrub, clean or wipe with a mop, or as if with a mop)  :: deki
morgue {n} (place for dead people)  :: mochari
morning {n} (part of the day between dawn and midday)  :: asubuhi
morning {n} (the part of the day after midnight and before midday)  :: asubuhi {c9} {c10}
morning glory {n} (plant)  :: ipomea
Moroccan {n} (person from Morocco)  :: Mmoroko
Moroccan {adj} (pertaining to Morocco)  :: Kimoroko
Morocco {prop} (country)  :: Moroko
moron {n} (idiot) SEE: idiot  ::
morphology {n} (a scientific study of form and structure)  :: mofolojia
morphology {n} (linguistic study of the form and structure)  :: mofolojia
mortgage {n} (special form of secured loan)  :: rehani
mortuary {n} (morgue) SEE: morgue  ::
Moscow {prop} (Capital city of Russia)  :: Misko, Moscow
Moses {prop} (the biblical patriarch)  :: Musa
Moses {prop} (male given name)  :: Musa
Mosotho {n} (a citizen of Lesotho)  :: Msoto
mosque {n} (a place of worship for Muslims)  :: msikiti
mosquito {n} (small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood)  :: mbu {c9} {c10}
mosquito net {n} (fine net used to protect against mosquitos)  :: kiandarua cha mbu
moth {n} (insect similar to a butterfly)  :: nondo
mother {n} (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)  :: mzazi, mama
mother {n} (one’s female parent)  :: mama
mother {n} (title of respect for one's mother-in-law)  :: mama
mother {v} (to treat as a mother would be expected to)  :: mama
mother {n} (something that is the greatest of its kind)  :: mama
motherhood {n} (the state of being a mother)  :: umama
motion picture {n} (movie) SEE: movie  ::
motion sickness {n} (nausea or dizziness in a moving vehicle)  :: kichefuchefu
motorcar {n} (enclosed passenger vehicle powered by engine) SEE: automobile  ::
motorcycle {n} (open-seated motor-powered vehicle with two wheels)  :: pikipiki
mouldwarp {n} (mole) SEE: mole  ::
mound {n} (vulva) SEE: vulva  ::
mount {n} (mountain) SEE: mountain  ::
mount {n} (horse)  :: rikabu
mountain {n} (large mass of earth and rock)  :: mlima {c3} {c4}
mountain {n} (large amount)  :: mlima
mountain lion {n} (Puma concolor) SEE: cougar  ::
Mount Everest {prop} (world’s highest mountain, located in the Himalayas)  :: mlima Evarest
Mount Kilimanjaro {prop} (Kilimanjaro) SEE: Kilimanjaro  ::
Mount of Olives {prop} (mountain ridge)  :: mlima wa Mizeituni {c3}
mourn {v} (express sadness for, grieve over)  :: -fiwa
mourner {n} (someone filled with or expressing grief or sadness)  :: mfiwa
mouse {n} (rodent of the genus Mus)  :: kipanya
mouse {n} (computing: input device)  :: kipanya
moustache {n} (hair on upper lip)  :: masharubu {p}
mouth {n} (the opening of a creature through which food is ingested)  :: kinywa {c7} {c8}
mouth {n} (an outlet, aperture or orifice)  :: mdomo
mouth {n} (the end of a river out of which water flows)  :: mdomo
mouth organ {n} (mouth organ) SEE: harmonica  ::
move {v} (to change place or posture; to go)  :: peleka
move {v} (to act; to take action)  :: peleka
move {v} (to change residence)  :: peleka
move {v} (to change the place of a piece)  :: peleka
move {v} (to cause to change place or posture; to set in motion)  :: peleka
move {v} (to transfer from one space or position to another)  :: peleka
move {v} (to excite to action)  :: peleka
move {n} (the act of moving; a movement)  :: peleka
move {n} (an act for the attainment of an object or purpose)  :: peleka
move {n} (the event of changing one's residence)  :: peleka
move {n} (the act of moving a token on a gameboard)  :: peleka
movement {n} (trend in various fields or social categories)  :: harakati
movie {n} (motion picture)  :: filamu
moviehouse {n} (cinema) SEE: cinema  ::
movie theater {n} (cinema) SEE: cinema  ::
Mozambican {n} (person from Mozambique or of Mozambican descent)  :: Mumsumbiji
Mozambican {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Mozambique, or the Mozambican people)  :: Kimsumbiji
Mozambique {prop} (country in Southern Africa)  :: Msumbiji
Mr. {n} (Mr) SEE: Mr  ::
Mr {n} (abbreviation of Mister)  :: Bw.
Mrs {abbr} (title before woman's name)  :: Bi
much obliged {adj} (thank you) SEE: thank you  ::
mudguard {n} (a cover over, or a flap behind, the wheels of a vehicle)  :: madigadi
Muhammad {prop} (the prophet who introduced Islam)  :: Muhammad
Muhammad {prop} (male given name)  :: Muhammad
mulberry {n} (the tree)  :: mforsadi
mulberry {n} (the fruit)  :: forsadi, forosadi
mulberry {n} (the colour)  :: rangi ya maforsadi
mule {n} (offspring of male donkey and female horse)  :: nyumbu, baghala
multiply {v} (intransitive: grow in number)  :: kuzidi
mum {n} (mother (informal, familiar))  :: nina
mummy {n} (embalmed corpse)  :: mumiani
municipality {n} (a district with a government that typically encloses no other governed districts)  :: manispaa
murder {n}  :: mauaji
murderer {n} (person who commits murder)  :: mwuaji {c1} {c2}
murrey {n} (mulberry) SEE: mulberry  ::
muscle {n} (contractile tissue)  :: msuli
muscle {n} (organ composed of muscle tissue)  :: msuli
muscle {n} (strength, force)  :: msuli
muscle {v} (use force to make progress)  :: msuli
Muse {n} (one of the nine Ancient Greek deities of the arts)  :: Muza
museum {n} (building or institution)  :: makumbusho
mushroom {n} (fruiting body of a fungus)  :: uyoga {c10} {c11}
mushroom {n} (fungus itself)  :: kuvu {c9} {c10}
music {n} (sound, organized in time in a melodious way)  :: muziki, mziki
music {n} (any pleasing or interesting sounds)  :: muziki
musician {n} (person who performs or writes music)  :: mwimbaji, mwanamuziki
musk {n} (greasy secretion with powerful odour)  :: zabadi
Muslim {n} (believer of Islam)  :: Mwislamu
Muslim {adj} (relating to believers of Islam)  :: mwiislamu
mustache {n} (moustache) SEE: moustache  ::
muster {v} (to show, exhibit) SEE: show  ::
mutant {n} (something that has mutated)  :: mutanti {c9} {c10}, mwenye chembe za urithi zilizobadilika {c1} {c2}, mwenye mabadiliko ya kinasaba {c1} {c2}
mutant {adj} (mutant: mutating, that has mutated)  :: ambaye chembe za urithi zilibadilika, mwenye mabadiliko ya kinasaba {c1} {c2}, ya kimutanti
mutation {n} (mutant) SEE: mutant  ::
mutation {n} (any alteration or change)  :: mabadiliko {c6}
mutation {n} (heritable change in genetic material)  :: mabadiliko ya chembe za urithi {c6}
mutton {n} (the flesh of sheep used as food)  :: nyama ya kondoo
my name is {phrase} (a way to identify oneself)  :: jina langu ni...; naitwa...
myocardial infarction {n} (heart attack) SEE: heart attack  ::
myrrh {n} (dried sap of the myrrha tree)  :: manemane
myrtle {n} (evergreen shrub)  :: mhadasi
mysterious {adj} (of unknown origin)  :: kidube
mystery {n} (something secret or unexplainable)  :: siri, kilinge
mythology {n} (collection and study of myths)  :: mitholojia
mzungu {n} (mzungu)  :: mzungu
naevus {n} (abnormal area on skin) SEE: mole  ::
Nahuatl {prop} (language)  :: Kiazteki, Kinahuatl
nail {n} (on fingers and toes)  :: kucha
nail {n} (spike-shaped metal fastener used for joining wood or similar materials)  :: msumari
Nairobi {prop} (capital of Kenya)  :: Nairobi
naked {adj} (not wearing any clothes)  :: uchi
namaz {n} (prayer) SEE: prayer  ::
namaz {n} (salat) SEE: salat  ::
name {n} (word or phrase indicating a particular person, place, class or thing)  :: jina {s}, majina {p}
name {n} (reputation)  :: jina
name {v} (to give a name to)  :: jina
name {v} (to mention, specify)  :: jina
name {v} (to identify, define, specify)  :: jina, jina
name {v} (to publicly implicate)  :: jina
name {v} (to designate for a role)  :: jina
name card {n} (business card) SEE: business card  ::
Namibia {prop} (Republic of Namibia)  :: Namibia
nanny {n} (child's nurse)  :: yaya
narcissus {n} (any of several bulbous flowering plants, of the genus Narcissus)  :: mnasisa
narrate {v} (to relate a story)  :: kueleza
Natalia {prop} (female given name) SEE: Natalie  ::
Natalie {prop} (female given name)  :: Natalia
nation {n} (community of people)  :: taifa
national anthem {n} (official song of a nation or country)  :: wimbo wa taifa
nationalism {n} (idea of supporting one's country and culture)  :: utaifa
nationality {n} (membership of a nation or state)  :: uraya, utaifa
nationality {n} (national character or identity)  :: uraya, utaifa
nationality {n} (people belonging to a nation or state)  :: uraya, utaifa
nationality {n} (political existence as a national entity)  :: uraya
nationality {n} (nationalism) SEE: nationalism  ::
nationhood {n} (quality of being a nation)  :: utaifa
natural language {n} (a human language developed naturally)  :: lugha asilia [noun 5]
nature {n} (the natural world)  :: mazingira
Nauru {prop} (Republic of Nauru)  :: Nauru
Nauruan {prop} (language of Nauru)  :: Kinauru
nausea {n} (feeling of physical unwellness, usually with the desire to vomit)  :: kichefuchefu
nausea {n} (strong dislike or disgust)  :: kichefuchefu
nausea {n} (motion sickness) SEE: motion sickness  ::
Navajo {n} (person)  :: Mnavaho {s}, Wanavaho {p}
Navajo {prop} (language)  :: Kinavaho
navel {n} (remnant of umbilical cord)  :: kitovu {c7} {c8}
navigation {n} (canal) SEE: canal  ::
neat {n} (cattle) SEE: cattle  ::
neck {n} (the part of body connecting the head and the trunk found in humans and some animals)  :: shingo
necklace {n} (jewelry)  :: kidani {c7} {c8}
necktie {n} (strip of cloth worn around the neck and tied in the front)  :: tai
need {n} (something required)  :: uhitaji, haja
need {v} (to have an absolute requirement for)  :: -hitaji
needle {n} (implement for sewing etc.)  :: sindano
needle {n} (indicating device)  :: sindano
needle {n} (sensor phonograph stylus)  :: sindano
needle {n} (leaf of conifer)  :: sindano
needle {v} (to tease in order to provoke)  :: sindano
neem {n} (Azadirachta indica)  :: mwarobaini
negligent {adj} (careless) SEE: careless  ::
neighborhood {n} (nearby area)  :: mtaa
neighborhood {n} (neighborly kindness or good will)  :: mtaa
neighbour {n} (a person living on adjacent or nearby land)  :: [noun 9/10] jirani, majirani
neighbour {n} (fellow human)  :: jirani {c5} {c6}
neighbour {v} (to be adjacent to)  :: majirani
neon {n} (element)  :: neoni
Nepal {prop} (Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal)  :: Nepal
nephew {n} (fraternal or sororal nephew, see also: fraternal nephew; sororal nephew)  :: mpwa
Neptune {prop} (eighth planet of the solar system)  :: Kausi
Neptune {prop} (Roman god of the ocean)  :: Neptuni
nereid {n} (mythological being)  :: nereidi
nerve {v} (strengthen) SEE: strengthen  ::
-ness {suffix} (appended to adjectives to form nouns meaning "the state of being...", "the quality of being...", or "the measure of being...")  :: u-
nest {n} (bird-built structure)  :: kiota
nest {v} (to build or settle into a nest)  :: kiota
nest {v} (to settle into a home)  :: kiota
nest {v} (to successively neatly fit)  :: kiota
nest {v} (to place in a nest)  :: kiota
nest {v} (to successively place inside another)  :: kiota
net {n} (mesh of string, cord or rope)  :: kiandarua
net {n} (device for catching fish, butterflies etc.)  :: kiandarua
net {n} (device for trapping something)  :: kiandarua
net {n} (figurative: trap)  :: kiandarua
net {v} (catch by means of a net)  :: kiandarua
net {v} (figurative: to catch in a trap)  :: kiandarua
Netherlandic {prop} (Dutch) SEE: Dutch  ::
Netherlandish {prop} (Dutch) SEE: Dutch  ::
Netherlands {prop} (country in northwestern Europe, see also: Holland)  :: Uholanzi
network {n} (fabric or structure of fibrous elements)  :: mtandao
network {n} (interconnected group or system)  :: mtandao
network {n} (multiple computers and other devices connected together)  :: mtandao
neutron {n} (subatomic particle)  :: nyutroni
nevus {n} (benign lesion on skin) SEE: mole  ::
new {adj} (recently made or created)  :: -pya
new {adj} (additional, recently discovered)  :: -pya
new {adj} (distinguishing something established more recently)  :: -pya
new {adj} (of recent origin)  :: -pya
new {adj} (strange, unfamiliar)  :: -geni, -pya
new {adj} (recently arrived or appeared)  :: -geni, -pya
New Guinea {prop} (large island)  :: Guinea Mpya
news {n} (new information of interest)  :: habari
news {n} (reports of current events)  :: habari
newspaper {n} (publication)  :: gazeti, magazeti {p} [noun 5/6]
newspaper {n} (paper on which newspapers are printed)  :: gazeti
New Testament {prop} (second half of the Christian Bible)  :: Agano Jipya
New World {prop} (North America and South America)  :: Mpya wa Dunia
New Year {n} (January 1 in the Julian and Gregorian calendar and the days following)  :: mwaka mpya
New Year's Day {n} (holiday occurring on January 1st)  :: siku ya mwaka
New York {prop} (city) SEE: New York City  ::
New York City {prop} (large city in the USA)  :: New York
New Zealand {prop} (country in Oceania)  :: Nyuzilandi
next {adj} (being closer to the present location than all other items)  :: kando
next {adv} (In a time, place or sequence closest or following)  :: kando
next {prep} (on the side of)  :: kando
nextly {adv} (next) SEE: next  ::
Nicaragua {prop} (a country in Central America)  :: Nikaragwa
Nicaraguan {adj} (pertaining to Nicaragua)  :: Kinikaragwa
Nicaraguan {n} (person from Nicaragua)  :: Mnikaragwa
nice {adj} (pleasant)  :: nzuri
nice {adj} (attractive)  :: nzuri
nice {adj} (having a pleasant taste or aroma)  :: nzuri
nice {adj} (showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment)  :: nzuri
Nicholas {prop} (male given name)  :: Nikolau
nickel {n} (coin)  :: kitano
nickname {n} (familiar, invented given name)  :: msimbo
nickname {n} (byname)  :: msimbo
nickname {v} (to give a nickname to)  :: msimbo
nicotine {n} (addictive alkaloid derived from tobacco)  :: nikotin
niece {n} (fraternal or sororal niece, see also: fraternal niece; sororal niece)  :: mpwa
niece-in-law {n} (Niece of someone's husband.) SEE: niece  ::
niece-in-law {n} (Niece of someone's wife.) SEE: niece  ::
nief {n} (fist) SEE: fist  ::
Niger {prop} (country)  :: Nijeri
Nigeria {prop} (a country in Western Africa)  :: Nijeria
Nigerian {n} (person)  :: Mnijeria
Nigerian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Nigeria, the Nigerian people or culture)  :: Kinijeria
Nigerien {n} (person)  :: Mnijeri
Nigerien {adj} (pertaining to Niger)  :: Kinijeri
night {n} (period between sunset and sunrise)  :: usiku
night {n} (evening or night spent at a particular activity)  :: usiku
night {n} (night spent at a hotel)  :: usiku
night {n} (quality of sleep obtained during a night)  :: usiku
night {n} (nightfall)  :: jioni
night {n} (darkness)  :: usiku
night {n}  :: usiku {c5}
night {interj} (Short for good night)  :: usiku
nightmare {n} (dream)  :: jinamizi {c5} {c6}
nightmare {n} (experience)  :: jinamizi
nine {num} (cardinal number)  :: tisa
nine {num} (set or group with nine components)  :: tisa
nine {n} (the digit or figure 9)  :: tisa
nine {n} (card with nine pips)  :: tisa
ninety {num} (90)  :: tisini
ninth {adj} (ordinal form of nine)  :: ya tisa
Nipponese {adj} (Japanese) SEE: Japanese  ::
Nipponese {prop} (Japanese) SEE: Japanese  ::
nitrogen {n} (chemical element)  :: nitrojeni
no {determiner} (used to show an activity is forbidden)  :: [followed by a ku-class infinitive] hakuna
no {particle} (used to show disagreement or negation)  :: hapana, sivyo
no {n} (a negating expression)  :: si
Noah {prop} (biblical character)  :: Nuhu
no fear {interj} (no worries) SEE: no worries  ::
noise {n} (various sounds, usually unwanted)  :: sura
noise {n} (sound or signal generated by random fluctuations)  :: sura
noise {n} (technical: unwanted part of a signal)  :: sura
noise {n}  :: kilele
nones {n} (midday) SEE: noon  ::
non-governmental organization {n}  :: Shirika Lisilo la Kiserikali
nonsense {n} (meaningless words)  :: upuuzi
noodle {n} (fool) SEE: fool  ::
noon {n} (midday)  :: adhuuri {c9} {c10}, saa sita, mchana, adhuhuri
no problem {interj} (no thanks or apology is necessary)  :: hakuna matata
Nordic countries {n}  :: Uskandinavi
Norse {adj} (of Scandinavia/Norway)  :: -a Kinorsi
Norse {adj} (of North Germanic languages)  :: -a Kinorsi
Norse {prop} (Scandinavian/Norwegian people)  :: Wanorsi
Norse {prop} (speakers of any North Germanic language)  :: Wanorsi
Norse {prop} (The ancient language spoken by Vikings)  :: Kinorsi
north {n} (compass point)  :: kaskazi, hanali
North Africa {prop} (the northern part of Africa)  :: Afrika ya Kaskazini
North America {prop} (continent)  :: Amerika ya Kaskazini
Northern Europe {prop} (sociopolitical region of Europe)  :: Ulaya ya Kazkazini
North Korea {prop} (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)  :: Korea ya Kaskazini, Korea Kaskazini
Norway {prop} (Scandinavian country)  :: Norwe
nose {n} (protuberance on the face)  :: pua {c9} {c10}
nose {n}  :: pua {c9} {c10}