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Swahili Word of the Day - mechanic (noun)

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mekanika mechanic (noun)

Mekanika anarekebisha gari.
The mechanic is repairing the car.

Mekanika kwenye duka la kurekebisha gari.
mechanic at an auto repair shop

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Swahili Word of the Day - angry (verb)

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kasirika angry (verb)

Meneja alikasirika.
The manager got angry.

Babangu amenikasirikia.
My father is angry with me.

Mvulana amekasirika.
The boy is angry.

mvulana aliyekasirika
angry boy

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Swahili Word of the Day - patient (noun)

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mgonjwa patient (noun)

Mgonjwa anapata matibabu kupitia mshipa wa damu.
The patient is getting medicine through an IV (intraveous line).

Hospitali hilo linaweza fadhili wagonjwa elfu moja
This hospital can accommodate one thousand patients.

Mgonjwa anapaswa kuamini daktari na waaguzi wake.
A patient must trust his doctors and nurses.

mgonjwa
sick patient

mgonjwa anayeamini
trusting patient

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Swahili Word of the Day - seagull (noun)

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shakwe seagull (noun)

Shakwe wanaogelea kwenye maji.
The seagulls are bathing in the water.

Shakwe amebembea kwenye ua wa mbao.
The seagull is perched on the wooden fence.

Shakwe mweupe na jivu.
white and gray seagull

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Swahili Word of the Day - air conditioner (noun)

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kiyoyozi air conditioner (noun)

Kiyoyozi cha njen ni bei ghali.
External air conditioners are quite cheap.

Siku ya joto ya kiangazi, kiyoyozi hutumika siku yote ilikutupoza joto.
On a hot summer day, the air conditioner works all day to keep us cool.

kiyoyozi iliyo kwenye ukuta
wall-mounted air conditioner

kiyoyozi cha nje
external air conditioner unit

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Swahili Word of the Day - building (noun)

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jengo building (noun)

Jengo la maua liko kwenye jengo nzee.
The flower store is in an old building.

jengo la matibabu
medical building

njengo jipya.
new building

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Swahili Word of the Day - turkey (noun)

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bata mzinga turkey (noun)

Bata mzinga kimwitu ni mwenyeji wa Amerika Kaskazini.
The wild turkey is native to North America.

Bata mzinga mwenye rangi mweusi na mweupe.
black and white turkey

Bata mzinga kimwitu
wild turkey

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Swahili Word of the Day - cash (noun)

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taslimu cash (noun)

Kuna dola chache kwa pesa taslimu.
There is a few hundred dollars in cash.

Nitalipa pesa taslimu chakula changu cha jioni.
I am going to pay for my dinner with cash.

tita la pesa
stacks of cash

lipa pesa taslimu
pay cash

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Swahili Word of the Day - keyboard (noun)

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kibodi keyboard (noun)

Kibodi changu kimevunjika.
My keyboard is broken.

kibodi cha tarakilishi
computer keyboard

kibao cha nafasi kwenye kibodi
space bar on the keyboard

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Swahili Word of the Day - toothpaste (phrase)

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dawa ya meno toothpaste (phrase)

Hatuna dawa ya meno.
We’re out of toothpaste.

Madaktari wengi wa meno hupendekeza utumiaji wa dawa ya meno iliyona flourini
Most dentists recommend using a toothpaste with fluoride.

dawa ya meno kwenye mswaki
toothpaste on a toothbrush

dawa ya meno iliyona flourini
fluoride toothpaste

mswaki na dawa ya meno
brush with toothpaste

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