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Swahili Core 100 Word List

101 Words
easy
rahisi (adj)
easy
bad
mbaya (adj)
bad
Mwanamume mmbaya.
The man is bad.
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near
karibu (adv)
near
Naishi karibu na chuo kikuu.
I live near the university.
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Nice to meet you.
Ninafuraha kukutana nawe.
Nice to meet you.
Hello.
Jambo.
Hello.
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?
Thank you!
Asante.
Thank you!
asante, lakini
thank you, but
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No.
Hapana. (v)
No.
Delicious!
Ni tamu!
Delicious!
I'm...(name).
Mimi ni ...
I'm...(name).
Goodbye.
Kwa heri.
Goodbye.
Yes.
Ndio.
Yes.
Monday
Jumatatu (n)
Monday
Jumatatu, Jumanne, Jumatano, Alhamisi na Ijumaa ni masiku katika wiki.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are weekdays.
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Tuesday
Jumanne (n)
Tuesday
Jumanne wiki kesho
Tuesday next week
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Wednesday
Jumatano (n)
Wednesday
Kesho ni Jumatano, na siku baada ya kesho ni Alhamisi.
Tomorrow is Wednesday, and the day after tomorrow is Thursday.
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Thursday
Alhamisi (n)
Thursday
Friday
Ijumaa (n)
Friday
Andika mipango ya Ijumaa kwenye kalenda.
Write the plans for Friday on the calendar.
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Saturday
Jumamosi (n)
Saturday
hakuna mipango Jumamosi
no plans for Saturday
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Sunday
Jumapili (n)
Sunday
Jumapili ni siku kuu ya akina baba.
Sunday is Father's Day.
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May
Mei (n)
May
January
Januari (n)
January
Jumanne, Januari 1 (moja).
Tuesday, January 1st
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