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Swahili Key Phrase List

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I'm sorry.
Samahani.
I'm sorry.
Thank you!
Asante.
Thank you!
asante, lakini
thank you, but
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Excuse me.
Tafadhali.
Excuse me.
Nice to meet you.
Ninafuraha kukutana nawe.
Nice to meet you.
Please.
Tafadhali.
Please.
Hello.
Jambo.
Hello.
Hi.
Mambo.
Hi.
Good morning.
Habari za asubuhi.
Good morning.
Good afternoon.
Habari za mchana.
Good afternoon.
Good evening.
Habari za jioni.
Good evening.
Good night.
Lala salama.
Good night.
How are you?
U hali gani?
How are you?
You're welcome.
Karibu.
You're welcome.
What's your name?
Jina lako ni nani?
What's your name?
Jina langu ni Petero. Jina lako ni nani?
My name is Peter. What's your name?
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Where are you from?
Ulizaliwa wapi?
Where are you from?
Waongea kama mwingereza. Unatoka wapi?
You sound British. Where are you from?
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No.
Hapana. (v)
No.
May I sit here?
Naweza kaa hapa?
May I sit here?
Where is the bathroom?
Bafu liko wapi?
Where is the bathroom?
Yes.
Ndio.
Yes.
Thank you very much.
Asante sana.
Thank you very much.
I'm fine.
Mimi ni mzima.
I'm fine.
Goodbye.
Kwa heri.
Goodbye.
Congratulations!
Hongera.
Congratulations!
I'm (name).
Mimi ni (jina).
I'm (name).
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Monday at 04:11 PM
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Hey listeners! What phrases would you add to our list? Write them down here!


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Saturday at 03:48 PM
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Jambo Ben,


Thank you for your contribution. Yes, ''Poa'' is a slang language word that is very common in casual conversations and it translates to ''cool''. Continue enjoying the Swahili learning experience.


Joshua

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Ben Maina
Wednesday at 08:50 PM
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Poa= Cool

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Thursday at 12:15 AM
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Jambo Jan,


for sure "una hisi njaa?" is a very common and key phrase. Continue enjoying the Swahili learning experience.


Joshua

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jan
Monday at 06:39 AM
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una hisi njaa?

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Friday at 09:15 PM
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Jambo Lakia C,


Good suggestion. How old are you? "Una umri upi?". Continue enjoying the Swahili learning experience.


Jioni Njema

Mwalimu Joshua

Lakia C
Tuesday at 06:09 AM
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how old are you?

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Wednesday at 06:50 PM
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Jambo Jeremy,


Congratulations on studying Swahili.

English: Are you in pain?

Swahili: Je, una uchungu?

Continue enjoying the Swahili learning experience.

Joshua

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Jeremy
Sunday at 07:23 AM
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Are you in pain?

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Tuesday at 01:36 AM
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Jambo Cynthia,


Hongera. Ukweli unasema Habari yako. If you want to be time specific, you say habari za asubuhi, habari za jioni like explained in this lesson.


Joshua

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Cynthia
Sunday at 05:27 AM
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Hello,


When you ask someone Habari yako do you add the "za" between like when you ask Habari za asubuhi/mchana/jioni?