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Must-Know Terms for Family Members

Must-Know Terms for Family Members

Maneno na misemo ya wanajamaa.
32 Words • 3 Comments
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mother
mama (n)
mother
mama na bintiye
mother and daughter
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mama (n)
mother
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father
baba (n)
father
Baba Mario ni nani?
Who is Mario's father?
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baba (n)
father
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younger brother
kaka mdogo
younger brother
Ndugu yangu mdogo mara nyingi huongea usingizini.
My younger brother often talks in sleep.
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kaka mdogo
younger brother
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younger sister
dada mdogo
younger sister
Dada yangu mdogo alienda Uingereza kusoma nje ya nchi.
My younger sister went to England to study abroad.
dada mdogo
younger sister
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sister
dada (n)
sister
Dadake mkubwa anamshika dadake mdogo.
The older sister is holding her younger sister.
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dada (n)
sister
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grandmother
nyanya (n)
grandmother
nyanya wa sehemu ya babangu
paternal grandmother
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nyanya (n)
grandmother
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grandfather
babu (n)
grandfather
babu wa sehemu ya mama
maternal grandfather
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babu (n)
grandfather
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husband
mume (n)
husband
Mume wangu mpendwa ananipikia.
My beloved husband is cooking for me.
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mume (n)
husband
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wife
mke (n)
wife
bibi na mama
wife and mother
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mke (n)
wife
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son
kijana (n)
son
Mimi nilimtuma mwanangu kusoma nchini London.
I sent my son to study in London.
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kijana (n)
son
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daughter
binti (n)
daughter
Huyu ni binti yangu.
This is my daughter.
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binti (n)
daughter
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child
mtoto (n)
child
Watoto hupenda kucheza.
Children love to play.
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mtoto (n)
child
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niece
mpwa wa kike (n)
niece
mpwa wangu Sarah
my niece Sarah
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mpwa wa kike (n)
niece
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grandson
mjukuu (n)
grandson
mjukuu wangu wa kiume
my grandson
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mjukuu (n)
grandson
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granddaughter
mjukuu (n)
granddaughter
mjukuu mdogo wa kike
little granddaughter
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mjukuu (n)
granddaughter
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family
jamaa (n)
family
familia inakula chakula cha jioni.
The family is eating dinner.
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jamaa (n)
family
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cousin
binamu (n)
cousin
Jina la binamu yangu ni Erica.
My cousin's name is Erica.
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binamu (n)
cousin
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mother-in-law
mama mkwe (n)
mother-in-law
mama mkwe (n)
mother-in-law
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father-in-law
baba mkwe (n)
father-in-law
baba mkwe (n)
father-in-law
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great-grandfather
babu mkuu (n)
great-grandfather
babu mkuu (n)
great-grandfather
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brother-in-law
Shemeji (n)
brother-in-law
Shemeji (n)
brother-in-law
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parent
mzazi (n)
parent
mzazi (n)
parent
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partner
mpenzi (n)
partner
mpenzi (n)
partner
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grandparent
babu na nyanya (n)
grandparent
babu na nyanya (n)
grandparent
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grandchild
mjukuu (n)
grandchild
mjukuu (n)
grandchild
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uncle
mjomba (n)
uncle
mjomba (n)
uncle
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aunt
shangazi (n)
aunt
shangazi (n)
aunt
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great-grandmother
nyanya mkuu (n)
great-grandmother
nyanya mkuu (n)
great-grandmother
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sister-in-law
shemeji (n)
sister-in-law
shemeji (n)
sister-in-law
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brother
kaka (n)
brother
kaka (n)
brother
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nephew
mpwa (n)
nephew
mpwa (n)
nephew
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older brother
kaka mkubwa
older brother
kaka mkubwa
older brother
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avatar SwahiliPod101.com Friday at 4:30 pm

Hi Listeners! What is your favorite Family Member word? Let us know!

avatar www.SwahiliPod101.com Sunday at 12:45 am

Jambo Kenya,

Yes you are a good observer. The pictures serve the purpose of illustrating relationships in the words. However thanks for the concern. Next time we will do a different consideration.

Joshua
Team SwahiliPod101.com

avatar Kenya Tuesday at 1:34 am

Hi,

I’m very concerned that although I’m here to learn Swahili, the pictures are all of white North Americans, with some “diversity” thrown in. There should be pictures of people whose native language is Kiswahili.

Kenya