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Vocabulary Lists Top 10 Hardest Words to Pronounce

Top 10 Hardest Words to Pronounce

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cow
ng'ombe (n)
cow
Ng'ombe yuko malishoni.
The cow is in the field.
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trash
takataka (n)
trash
Ni zamu yako kupeleka takataka nje.
It's your turn to take out the trash.
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later
baadaye (adv)
later
No worries.
Hakuna matata.
No worries.
beat
twanga (v)
beat
contribute
changia (v)
contribute
strive
ng'ang'ana (v)
strive
orange tree
mchungwa (n)
orange tree
cool season
kipupwe (n)
cool season
hot season
kiangazi
hot season
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Wednesday at 3:22 pm
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Hey Listeners! What word would you add to this list? Leave a comment below!

SwahiliPod101.comVerified
Monday at 3:19 pm
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Jambo Niall,


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Niall
Monday at 12:06 am
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I find Ghali very difficult to pronounce

swahilipod101.com
Wednesday at 1:13 am
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Jambo James,


Natumai uko salama. Kwa kweli maneno starting with ng' are hard to pronounce but with practice it becomes easy to pronounce. The same case applies to words with syllable 'r'. For sure 'taka taka' is easy. keep practicing and you will see improvement.


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James
Friday at 10:18 pm
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Any of the words starting with ng' for sure. Also hard for me are words with two R syllables together like 'dharura' and 'Nyerere' (at least to pronounce properly). But 'takataka'? Couldn't be easier.