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Swahili Word of the Day - twelve (noun)

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kumi na mbili twelve (noun)

Kuna miezi kumi na mbili kwa mwaka.
There are twelve months in a year.

Saa linasoma dakika nane kufika saa sita.
The clock reads eight minutes to twelve.

nambari kumi na mbili
number twelve

saa kumi na mbili
twelve o’clock

kumi na mbili
12

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Swahili Word of the Day - automobile (noun)

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motokaa automobile (noun)

Motokaa unapenduka kulia.
The automobile is turning right.

motokaa wa milango mbili
two-door automobile

kiwanda cha motokaa
automobile factory

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Swahili Word of the Day - clothing (noun)

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nguo clothing (noun)

Kuna nguo zilizo kunjwa kwenye rafu na zingine zinabembea kwenye susu.
There is clothing folded on the shelf and hanging on the rack.

nduka la nguo
clothing store

nguo zilozo tumika
used clothing

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Swahili Word of the Day - pool (noun)

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bwawa pool (noun)

Mlinzi analinda bwawa.
The lifeguard is watching the pool.

Bwawa la kuogelea.
swimming pool

Sisi huogelea katika bwawa la umma kila siku wakati wa kiangazi.
We swim at the public pool everyday in the summer.

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Swahili Word of the Day - knit (verb)

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shona knit (verb)

Mwanamke anashona kofia.
The woman is knitting a hat.

shona kofia
knit a hat

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Swahili Word of the Day - wombat (noun)

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bea wombat (noun)

Bea anauma na kula tawi.
The wombat is biting and eating the branch.

Bea yuko uwanjani.
The wombat is in the field.

Bea hanja
brown wombat

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Swahili Word of the Day - plane ticket (phrase)

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tiketi ya ndege plane ticket (phrase)

Nilinunua tiketi langu la ndege kwenye mtandao.
I purchased my plane ticket online.

tiketi la ndege
airplane ticket

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Swahili Word of the Day - kangaroo (noun)

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kangaruu kangaroo (noun)

Kangaruu wanaruka kwenye ua nje ya uwani wa nyuma.
The kangaroos are jumping over the fence in the outback.

Kangaruu ni wanyama.
Kangaroos are mammals.

Kangaruu hanja.
brown kangaroo

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Swahili Word of the Day - daughter (noun)

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binti daughter (noun)

Huyu ni binti yangu.
This is my daughter.

mama na bintiye
mother and daughter

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Swahili Word of the Day - electric rice cooker (phrase)

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jiko la stima la kupika mchele electric rice cooker (phrase)

Jiko la stima la kupika mchele itarahisisha upishi wa mchele.
An electric rice cooker will simplify the process of making rice.

mchele ndani ya jiko la stima la kupika mchele
rice in electric rice cooker

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