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Swahili Word of the Day - meat (noun)

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nyama meat (noun)

Saga nyama, na kisha ukiweke kwenye supu.
Mince the meat, and put it in the soup.

nyamachoma
barbecue meat

uchaguzi wa nyama
selection of meat

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Swahili Word of the Day - boss (noun)

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bosi boss (noun)

Bosi anamlaumu mfanyikazi.
The boss is blaming the worker.

Bosi anaongoza mkutano.
The boss is holding a meeting.

bosi mdhibiti
strict boss

bosi wa kampuni
company boss

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Swahili Word of the Day - knife (noun)

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kisu knife (noun)

Tafadhali nipishie kisu?
Could you pass me the knife?

kisu cha meza
table knife

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Swahili Word of the Day - living room (noun)

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sebule living room (noun)

Sebule hupata jua nzuri.
The living room gets good sunlight.

sebule ya kisasa
modern living room

samani ya sebule
living room furniture

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Swahili Word of the Day - bell pepper (noun)

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pilipili hoho bell pepper (noun)

Nyingizo za pilipili hoho ni kijani, nyekundu na njano.
The most common bell peppers are green, red or yellow.

pilipili hoho nyekundu, kijani,na njano
red, green and yellow bell peppers

pilipili hoho kijani
green bell peppers

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Swahili Word of the Day - manager (noun)

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meneja manager (noun)

Meneja wa idara anapeana maagizo.
The factory manager is giving instructions.

Meneja wa idara anasimamia uzalishaji.
The department manager is in charge of production.

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Swahili Word of the Day - first class (phrase)

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daraja la kwanza first class (phrase)

Viti vya daraja la kwanza kwenye denge ndizo zilizo ghali mno.
First class seats on an airplane are the most expensive.

viti vya daraja la kwanza
first class seat

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Swahili Word of the Day - bridge (noun)

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daraja bridge (noun)

Kabla ya daraja, tulivuka mto kwa boti.
Before the bridge, we crossed the river by boat.

daraja juu ya maji
bridge over water

daraja la chini
under a bridge

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Swahili Word of the Day - reservation (noun)

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hifadhi reservation (noun)

Je, unahifadhi?
Do you have a reservation?

hifadhi ya saa mbili jioni
reservation for 8 PM

uhifadhi wa watu watatu
reservation for three

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Swahili Word of the Day - wake up (verb)

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kuamka wake up (verb)

Mvulana huamka na kutoka kwa kitandani chake.
The boy wakes up and leaves his bed.

Mvulana aliamka asubuhi.
The boy woke up in the morning.

Mwanamke anaamka.
The woman is waking up.

Jogoo atakapowika, nitaamka.
When the rooster crows, I will wake up.

Mimi huamka saa kumi na mbili kila asubuhi.
I wake up every morning at six o’clock a.m.

Mwanamume anaamka.
The man is waking up.

Mvulana huamka asubuhi.
The boy wakes up in the morning.

kuamka asubuhi
wake up in the morning

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