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açai {n} (South American palms of the genus Euterpe) :: mwasaiberi
açai {n} (fruit) :: asaiberi
aardvark {n} (mammal) :: [nc 1/2] mhanga
abbreviation {n} :: kifupi
abbreviature {n} (abbreviation) SEE: abbreviation ::
ABC {n} (alphabet) SEE: alphabet ::
Abdullah {prop} (Muslim given name) :: Abdullah
Abidjan {prop} (the largest city of Côte d'Ivoire) :: Abidjan
ability {n} (quality or state of being able) :: uwezo
ability {n} (a skill or competence) :: uwezo
a bit {adv} (a little) SEE: a little ::
able {v} (enable) SEE: enable ::
abort {n} (miscarriage) :: aviya
abort {n} (product of a miscarriage) :: aviya
abort {n} (function used to abort a process) :: aviya
abort {v} (to miscarry) :: aviya
abort {v} (to cause a premature termination) :: aviya
abort {v} (biology: to become checked in normal development) :: aviya
abort {v} (computing: to terminate a process prior to completion) :: aviya
about {prep} (concerned with, engaged in) :: kuhusu
about {prep} (concerning) :: kuhusu
about {adv} (nearly, approximately) :: kadiri ya
Abraham {prop} (prophet in the Old Testament) :: Abrahamu, Ibrahimu
absorb {v} (to suck up or drink in) :: kufyonza
abstract {n} (an abridgement or summary) :: ikisiri
abundance {n} (ample sufficiency) :: wingi
abysm {n} (abyss) SEE: abyss ::
abyss {n} (hell, bottomless pit) :: shimo {c5} {c6}, kuzimu {c9}
acacia {n} (shrub or tree) :: mshita
acajou {n} (cashew tree) SEE: cashew ::
acajou {n} (cashew nut) SEE: cashew nut ::
accept {v} (to receive with consent) :: kiri
accept {v} (to agree to) :: kiri
accept {v} (to agree to pay) :: kiri
accept {v} (to receive officially) :: kiri
accident {n} (unexpected event with negative consequences) :: ajali
accident {n} (transport: unintended event that causes damage) :: ajali
accident {n} (law: unforeseen interference) :: ajali
accident {n} (military: unplanned event resulting in injury) :: ajali
accident {n} (philosophy: appearance, manifestation) :: ajali
accordion {n} (A small, portable, keyed wind instrument) :: kodiani, harimuni
account {n} (a registry of pecuniary transactions) :: akaunti, hesabu
account {n} ((archaic) reckoning, calculation) :: akaunti
Accra {prop} (capital of Ghana) :: Accra
accurate {adj} (exact or careful conformity to truth) :: sanifu
accusation {n} (act of accusing or charging with a crime) :: madai
accusation {n} (that of which one is accused) :: madai, mashitaka {c6}
accusation {n} (declaration of fault or blame against another) :: madai
accused {n} (defendant) :: mshtakiwa
accuser {n} (one who accuses) :: mshtaki
ace {n} (card with a single spot) :: ree
acre {n} (unit of surface area) :: ekari
act {n} (deed) :: kitendo
act {n} (state of existence) :: tenda
act {n} (statute) :: tenda
act {n} (process of doing) :: tenda
act {n} (formal record of something done) :: tenda
act {n} (division of theatrical performance) :: sehemu
act {n} (display of behaviour) :: tenda
act {v} (to do something) :: tenda
act {v} (to perform a theatrical role) :: tenda
act {v} (to behave in a certain way) :: tenda
act {v} (to respond to information) :: tenda
action word {n} (verb) SEE: verb ::
activist {n} (one who is politically active) :: mwanaharakati
activistic {adj} (activist) SEE: activist ::
actor {n} (person who performs in a theatrical play or film, see also: actress) :: mwigaji
Acts {prop} (Book of Acts) SEE: Acts of the Apostles ::
Acts of the Apostles {prop} (fifth book of the New Testament) :: Matendo ya Mitume {c6}
Adam {prop} (first man in Abrahamic religions) :: Adamu
Adam {prop} (male given name) :: Adamu
adamant {n} (magnet or loadstone) SEE: magnet ::
Adam's apple {n} (lump in the throat) :: kikoromeo
address {n} (direction for letters) :: anwani
address {n} (act of addressing oneself to a person) :: anuani
address {n} (manner of speaking to another) :: anuani
address {n} (attention in the way one addresses a lady) :: anuani
address {n} (skill) :: anuani
address {n} :: anuani
address {v} (to prepare oneself) :: anuani
address {v} (to direct speech) :: anuani
address {v} (to aim) :: anuani
address {v} (to prepare) :: anuani
address {v} (reflexively: to prepare oneself) :: anuani
address {v} (to clothe or array) :: anuani
address {v} (to direct, as words) :: anuani
address {v} (to direct speech to) :: anuani
address {v} (to direct in writing) :: anuani
address {v} (to make suit to as a lover) :: anuani
address {v} (to consign or intrust to the care of another) :: anuani
Adele {prop} (language spoken in Ghana and Togo) :: Kiadele {cki-vi}
adhan {n} ((Islam) The call to prayer) :: adhana
adhesive tape {n} :: kanda
ad hoc {adj} (special) SEE: special ::
adieu {interj} (farewell, goodbye) SEE: goodbye ::
adios {interj} (goodbye) SEE: goodbye ::
adjectival {adj} (functioning as an adjective) :: tashbihi
adjective {n} ((grammar) a word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent) :: kivumishi, sifa
adjective {adj} (adjectival) SEE: adjectival ::
admiration {n} (adoration; appreciation) :: abos
admission {n} (the act or practice of admitting) :: ruhusa ya kuingia
adult {n} (fully grown human) :: mtu mzima
adultery {n} (sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than their spouse) :: zinaa
adverb {n} (lexical category) :: kielezi, kisifa
advice {n} (opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel) :: ushauri
adviser {n} (advisor) SEE: advisor ::
advisor {n} (one who offers advice) :: mshauri
aegis {n} (mythological shield) :: egida, egisi
aeroplane {n} (airplane) SEE: airplane ::
a few {determiner} (a small number of) :: uchache wa
affix {n} (that which is affixed) :: kiambishi
affix {n} (mathematics: the complex number associated to a point) :: kiambishi
Afghan {n} (person from Afghanistan) :: Mwafugani
Afghani {n} (citizen or native of Afghanistan) SEE: Afghan ::
Afghani {adj} (relating to Afghanistan) SEE: Afghan ::
Afghanistan {prop} (country) :: Afghanistan, Afuganistani
Africa {prop} (continent south of Europe) :: Afrika
African {adj} (Of or pertaining to Africa) :: mwafrika
African {n} (a native of Africa) :: Mwafrika
African hunting dog {n} (Lycaon pictus) :: mbwa mwitu
African Union {prop} (multinational organisation) :: Umoja wa Afrika
African wild dog {n} (Lycaon pictus) SEE: African hunting dog ::
Afrikaans {prop} (language) :: Kiafrikaans
Afrikaans {prop} :: Kiafrikans, Kiafrikaans, Kiafrikana
after {adv} (behind; later in time; following) :: baada
afterlife {n} (life after death) :: ahera
against {prep} (in a contrary direction to) :: dhidi ya
against {prep} (in opposition to) :: juu ya, dhidi ya
agate {n} (mineral) :: kalkedoni
age {n} (whole duration of a being) :: umri
age {n} (part of the duration of a being or thing between its beginning and any given time) :: umri
age {n} (latter part of life) :: umri
age {n} (time of life when one attains full person rights) :: umri
age {n} (time of life at which some particular power or capacity is understood to become vested) :: umri
age {n} (particular period of time in history) :: umri
age {n} (great period in the history of the Earth) :: umri
age {n} (people who live at a particular period) :: umri
age {n} (generation (see also generation)) :: umri
age {n} (a long time) :: umri
age {v} (transitive: cause to grow old) :: umri
age {v} (intransitive: become old) :: umri
agency {n} (agent) SEE: agent ::
agent {n} (one who exerts power) :: wakala
agent {n} (one who acts in place of another) :: wakala
agent {n} (computing: part of the system that performs action on behalf of a client or server) :: wakala
agitator {n} (one who agitates) :: mchochezi
agnus castus {n} (chaste tree) SEE: chaste tree ::
agony {n} (extreme pain of mind or body) :: dhiki
agreement {n} (understanding to follow a course of conduct) :: mkataba
agreement {n} (state whereby several parties share a view) :: maagano
agreement {n} (legally binding contract) :: maagano
agreement {n} (grammatical agreement) :: maagano
agriculture {n} (the art or science of cultivating the ground) :: kilimo
ague {n} (malaria) SEE: malaria ::
aide {n} (assistant) SEE: assistant ::
AIDS {n} (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) :: UKIMWI
aim {n} :: lengo, gharadhi
aim {v} :: kulenga
air {n} (historical: one of the basic elements) :: hewa
air {n} (mixture of gases making up the atmosphere of the Earth) :: hewa
air {n} (music: a song, an aria) :: hawa
air {v} (to bring into contact with the air) :: hawa
air {v} (to ventilate) :: hawa
airfoil {n} (wing of an aircraft) SEE: wing ::
airline {n} (company that flies airplanes) :: kampuni ya ndege
airplane {n} (powered aircraft) :: ndege, eropleni {c9} {c10}
akhirah {n} (afterlife) :: ahera
albino {adj} (congenitally lacking melanin) :: zeruzeru
albino {n} (one congenitally lacking melanin) :: zeruzeru
alcohol {n} (organic chemistry sense) :: pombe kali
alert {adj} (attentive) :: chonjo, tahadhari
alert {n} (an alarm) :: tahadhari
alert {n} (a notification) :: chonjo, tahadhari
alert {v} (to give warning to) :: chonjo, tahadhari
algebra {n} (system for computation) :: aljebra
Algeria {prop} (country) :: Algeria, Aljeria
Algerian {n} (person from Algeria) :: Kialjeria, Kialjeri
Algonquin {n} (people) :: Mwalgonkwini
Algonquin {prop} (language) :: Kialgonkwini
Ali {prop} (male given name from Arabic) :: Ali
Alice {prop} (female given name) :: Elisi
a little {adv} (to a small extent or degree) :: kidogo
alive {adj} (having life) :: hai
alliance {n} (state of being allied) :: fungamano
alligator {n} (large amphibious reptile of genus Alligator) :: aligatori, aligeita
allow {v} (to grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have) :: idhinisha
allow {v} (to acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion) :: idhinisha
allow {v} (to take into account as a deduction or an addition) :: idhinisha
allow {v} (to permit) :: idhinisha
allow {v} (to let something happen, to admit, to concede) :: idhinisha
allow {v} (to make allowance) :: idhinisha
almond {n} (nut) :: lozi
almond {n} (tree) :: mlozi
alms {n} (something given to the poor as charity) :: sadaka
aloha {interj} (hello) SEE: hello ::
aloha {interj} (goodbye) SEE: goodbye ::
a lot {n} (a large amount) :: sana
a lot {adv} (very much) :: mengi
alphabet {n} (an ordered set of letters used in a language) :: alfabeti
Alpha Centauri {prop} (brightest star in the southern constellation of Centaurus) :: Alpha Centauri
al-Quds {prop} (Jerusalem) SEE: Jerusalem ::
also {adv} (in addition; besides; as well; further; too) :: pia
altar {n} (flat-topped structure used for religious rites) :: altare
although {conj} (in spite of the fact that) :: ingawa
altitude {n} (absolute height) :: kimo
aluminium {n} (silvery metal) :: alumini
aluminum {n} (aluminium) SEE: aluminium ::
always {adv} (at all times) :: sikuzote
always {adv} (constantly during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals) :: sikuzote
amaranth {n} (color/ dye) :: rangi ya amarantho
amazing {adj} (very good) SEE: good ::
ambassador {n} (minister) :: balozi
ambassador {n} (representative) :: balozi
amber {n} (fossil resin) :: kaharabu
amber {n} (ambergris) SEE: ambergris ::
ambergris {n} (waxy substance produced by sperm whales) :: ambari
ambulance {n} (emergency vehicle) :: ambyulensi
amerce {v} (to make an exaction) SEE: punish ::
amerce {v} (to impose a fine on) SEE: fine ::
America {prop} (United States of America) SEE: United States of America ::
America {prop} (Americas) SEE: Americas ::
American {n} (inhabitant of the Americas) :: Waamerika
American {n} (person born in or citizen of the USA) :: Wamarekani
American English {prop} (English of the United States) :: Kiingereza cha Kimarekani
Americas {prop} (North and South America) :: marekiana, Marekani
amethyst {n} (gem) :: amethisto
amethyst {n} (colour) :: rangi ya amethisto
Amharic {prop} (language) :: Kiamhara
amigo {n} (friend) SEE: friend ::
among {prep} (mingling or intermixing) :: miongoni mwa
amount {n} (number of elements in a set) SEE: number ::
amount {n} :: kiasi
amperage {n} (electric current) SEE: current ::
ampersand {n} (the symbol &) :: ampasendi
amulet {n} (protective charm) :: hirizi
analog {adj} (represented by a continuously variable physical quantity) :: Mfano
analogue {n} (analog) SEE: analog ::
anal sex {n} (sex involving the anus) :: kufira
ananas {n} (pineapple) SEE: pineapple ::
ancestor {n} (one from whom a person is descended) :: mhenga {cm} {cwa}
anchor {n} (tool to moor a vessel into sea bottom) :: nanga
anchor {n} (anchoring gear as a whole) :: nanga
ancient {adj} (existent or occurring in time long past) :: -a kale
and {conj} (used to connect two similar words, phrases, et cetera) :: na
Andrew {prop} :: Andalea
and so forth {phrase} (indicating a list continues similarly) :: kadhalika
and so on {phrase} (indicating a list continues) SEE: and so forth ::
anemia {n} (medical condition with decreased oxygen transport) :: safura
anemone {n} (any plant of genus anemone) :: shufari, uapepo
angel {n} (messenger from a deity) :: malaika
angel {n} (in Christian angelology, the lowest order of angels) :: malaika
Anglo-Saxon {prop} (Old English) SEE: Old English ::
Angola {prop} (country in Southern Africa) :: Angola
animal {n} (organism) :: mnyama, wanyama pl (noun 1/2)
animal {n} (organism other than man) :: mnyama
animal {n} (person who behaves wildly) :: nunda
animal {adj} (of animals) :: kinyama, mifugo
animal {adj} (unhindered by social codes) :: kinyama, mifugo
anise {n} (fennel) SEE: fennel ::
anniversary {n} (day an exact number of years since an event) :: maadhimisho ya miaka
anno Domini {n} (in the year of our Lord) :: baada ya Kristo
announce {v} (to give public notice, or first notice of) :: kutangaza
announcement {n} (act) :: tangazo
announcement {n} (that which conveys what is announced) :: tangazo
anoda {determiner} (another) SEE: another ::
anode {n} (the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which oxidation occurs) :: anodi
another {determiner} (one more, in addition to a former number) :: -ingine
another {determiner} (not the same; different) :: -ingine
another {determiner} (any or some) :: -ingineo
answer {n} (response) :: jibu, jawabu
answer {n} (solution) :: jibu
answer {n} (reply to e-mail) :: jibu
answer {v} (to make a reply or response to) :: -jibu
ant {n} (insect) :: sisimizi {c9} {c10}, mchwa
antagonism {n} (strong dislike) :: uadui
Antarctica {prop} (southernmost continent) :: Antaktika
anteater {n} (mammal) :: kiharara, loma
antelope {n} (mammal of the family Bovidae) :: pofu, kulungu, pala hala, paa
ant-hill {n} (anthill) SEE: anthill ::
anthill {n} (home of ants and termites) :: kishugu
anticathode {n} (anode) SEE: anode ::
Antigua and Barbuda {prop} (country) :: Antigua na Barbuda
Antiguan {n} (person) :: Mwantigua
Antiguan {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Antigua, or the Antiguan people) :: Kiantigua
antler {n} (bony structure on the head of deer, moose and elk) :: pembe-tawi
anus {n} (lower opening of the digestive tract) :: mkundu
anvil {n} (block used in blacksmithing) :: fuawe
anything {pron} (any thing of any kind) :: [in negative sentences] kitu {c7}
anytime {interj} (you're welcome) SEE: you're welcome ::
apartment {n} (domicile occupying part of a building) :: ghorofa, fleti
aphrodisiac {n} (food or drug) :: mkuyati
Apollo {prop} (the son of Zeus) :: Apolo
apostle {n} (missionary or leader of a mission) :: mtume {c3} {c4}
Apostle {n} (one of the group of twelve disciples) :: mtume {c3} {c4}
appear {v} (to appear, to seem) SEE: look ::
appease {v} (to make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify) :: afiki
apple {n} (fruit) :: tofaa {c5} {c6}
apple {n} (tree) SEE: apple tree ::
apple juice {n} (the juice of apples, often used as a drink) :: maji ya matofaa
apple tree {n} (tree that bears apples) :: mtofaa {c3} {c4}
applewood {n} (apple) SEE: apple ::
apply {v} (employ, apply) SEE: use ::
apportion {v} (to apportion) SEE: distribute ::
approach {v} (To come near to in place, time, or character) :: kukaribia
appropinquation {n} (approach) SEE: approach ::
appropriate {adj} (obsolete: set apart for a particular use or person) :: mwafaka
appropriate {adj} (peculiar, suitable, fit, proper) :: mwafaka
appropriate {adj} (suitable to social situation) :: mwafaka
appropriate {v} (To take to oneself in exclusion of others) :: mwafaka
appropriate {v} (To set apart for) :: mwafaka
appropriate {v} (To make suitable) :: mwafaka
appropriate {v} (Law: To annex) :: mwafaka
apron {n} (clothing) :: aproni
apron {n} (the paved area of an airport) :: aproni
Aquarian {n} (Aquarius) SEE: Aquarius ::
Aquarius {prop} (astrological sign) :: Dalu, Ndoo
Arab {n} (Semitic person) :: Mwarabu
Arabia {prop} (a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf;) :: Uarabuni
Arabian {adj} (related to Arabia) :: Waarabu
Arabian {n} (person) :: mwaarabu
Arabian {n} (horse) :: Waarabu
Arabian tea {n} (khat) SEE: khat ::
Arabic {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour) :: kiarabu
Arabic {prop} (language) :: kiarabu
Arabic {prop} (alphabet) :: kiarabu
archaeologian {n} (archaeologist) SEE: archaeologist ::
archaeologist {n} (someone who is skilled, professes or practices archaeology) :: mwanaakiolojia
archaeology {n} (scientific study of past remains) :: akiolojia
archaic {adj} (old-fashioned or antiquated) :: dinari
archeology {n} (archaeology) SEE: archaeology ::
archfiend {n} (Satan) SEE: Satan ::
archipelago {n} (group of islands) :: funguvisiwa
architecture {n} (art and science of designing buildings and other structures) :: majenzi, ujenzi
are {v} (be) SEE: be ::
areca {n} (plant in the genus Areca) :: mpopoo
areca nut {n} (betel nut) SEE: betel nut ::
areca palm {n} (betel palm) SEE: betel palm ::
Ares {prop} (the god of war, son of Zeus and Hera) :: Aresi
Argentina {prop} (Argentine Republic) :: Argentina, Ajentina
Argentine {prop} (Argentina) SEE: Argentina ::
Argentine {adj} (Argentinian) SEE: Argentinian ::
Argentine {n} (Argentinian) SEE: Argentinian ::
Argentinean {adj} (Argentinian) SEE: Argentinian ::
Argentinean {n} (Argentinian) SEE: Argentinian ::
Argentinian {n} (person from Argentina) :: Mwajentina
Argentinian {adj} (pertaining to Argentina) :: Kiajentina
Ariadne {prop} (daughter of King Minos) :: Ariadina, Ariana
Arian {n} (someone whose star sign is in Aries) SEE: Aries ::
Aries {prop} (astrological sign) :: Hamali, Kondoo
ark {n} (Noah's ship) :: safina
arm {n} (upper appendage from shoulder to wrist) :: mkono
arm {n} (part of object) :: mkono
arm {n} (bay or inlet) :: mkono
arm {n} (weapon) :: mkono
arm {n} (heraldic bearings) :: mkono
arm {v} (to supply with armour or weapons) :: mkono
arm {v} (to prepare for action) :: mkono
arm {n} (upper limb from shoulder to elbow) SEE: upper arm ::
arm {n} (baseball: pitcher) SEE: pitcher ::
armadillo {n} (burrowing mammal covered with bony, jointed, protective plates) :: kakakuona
Armenia {prop} (ancient kingdom and country in West Asia) :: Armenia
Armenian {n} (person) :: Mwarmenia
Armenian {prop} (language) :: Kiarmenia
armhole {n} (armpit) SEE: armpit ::
armor {n} (tank) SEE: tank ::
armor-piercing shot {n} (solid metal armor-piercing projectile) :: kaptula
armour {n} (tank) SEE: tank ::
armpit {n} (cavity beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder) :: kwapa
arm up {v} (arm) SEE: arm ::
army {n} (military force concerned mainly with ground operations) :: jeshi
army {n} (government agency in charge of a state's army) :: jeshi
army {n} (large group of people working towards the same purpose) :: jeshi
army {n} (large group of social animals working towards the same purpose) :: jeshi
army {n} (any multitude) :: jeshi
army ant {n} (tropical nomadic ant) :: siafu
arrangement {n} (act of arranging) :: orodha
arrangement {n} (manner of being arranged) :: orodha, orodha
arrangement {n} (collection of things that have been arranged) :: orodha
arrangement {n} (agreement) :: orodha
arrangement {n} (music: adaptation of a piece of music) :: orodha
arrest {n} (condition of being stopped) :: nasa
arrest {n} (act of arresting a criminal, suspect etc) :: nasa
arrest {n} (confinement, as after an arrest) :: nasa
arrest {n} :: nasa
arrest {v} (to take into legal custody) :: kukamata
arrival {n} (act of arriving or something that has arrived) :: ujaji
arrogantly {adv} (in an arrogant manner) :: shashimamishi
arrow {n} (projectile) :: mshale
art {n} :: usanifu
Artemis {prop} (Greek goddess) :: Artemi
arthritis {n} (inflammation of a joint) :: jongo
article {n} (story, report, or opinion piece) :: makala
article {n} (member of a group or class) :: makala
article {n} :: makala
article {n} (part of speech that specifies a noun) :: makala
article {n} (section of a legal document) :: makala
artist {n} (person who creates art) :: msanii, mwanasanaa
artist {n} (person who creates art as an occupation) :: msanii
artist {n} (skilled person) :: msanii
artmaker {n} (artist) SEE: artist ::
artwork {n} (piece of creative work) :: sanaa
Arusha {prop} (city in Tanzania) :: Arusha
as {conj} (relative conjunction) SEE: that ::
as {conj} (expressing concession) SEE: though ::
as {conj} (than) SEE: than ::
as {adv} (for example) SEE: for example ::
ascend {v} (to fly, to soar) :: kupanda
ASEAN {prop} (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) :: ASEAN, Umoja wa Nchi za Asia ya Kusini-Mashariki
ash {n} (solid remains of a fire) :: majivu
Asia {prop} (the continent of Asia) :: Asia
ask {v} (request an answer) :: kuuliza
ask {v} (make a request) :: kuomba
askari {n} (member of local African military or police) :: askari
assessment {n} (act of assessing a tax) :: upimaji
assessment {n} (appraisal) :: upimaji
asset {n} (something or someone of any value) :: mali
asset {n} (software: any component, etc. that can be leveraged or reused) :: mali
asshole {n} (anus) :: m'kundu
asshole {n} (mean or rude person) :: m'kundu
assistant {adj} (having a subordinate or auxiliary position) :: naibu
assistant {n} (person who assists) :: msaidizi
associate {n} (partner) :: mshirika
associate {n} (companion; comrade) :: mshirika
associate {n} (one that habitually accompanies or is associated with another) :: mshirika
associate {n} (member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges) :: mshirika
astrologer {n} (one who studies astrology) :: mnajimu
astrologist {n} (astrologer) SEE: astrologer ::
astrology {n} (star divination) :: unajimu, falaki
astronaut {n} (member of the crew of a spaceship or other spacecraft, or someone trained for that purpose) :: mwanaanga
astronomy {n} (study of the physical universe beyond the Earth's atmosphere) :: falaki
at {prep} (in or very near a particular place) :: karibu na
atheist {n} (a person who believes that no deities exist) :: mkanamungu {1} {2}, mkana-mungu {1} {2}, mkana mungu {1} {2}
atheist {n} (a person who rejects belief that any deities exist, whether or not that person believes that deities do not exist) :: mkanamungu {1} {2}, mkana-mungu {1} {2}, mkana mungu {1} {2}
Athena {prop} (Greek goddess) :: Athena
Athens {prop} (capital city of Greece) :: Athene
athlete {n} (participant in one of several sporting activities) :: mwanariadha
athlete {n} (person who actively participates in physical sports) :: mwanariadha
athletics {n} (competitive activities) :: riadha
Atlantic {prop} (the Atlantic Ocean) :: Atlantiki
atmosphere {n} (gases surrounding the Earth) :: angahewa
at night {adv} (during the night) :: usiku
atom {n} (chemistry, physics: smallest possible amount of matter retaining its chemical properties) :: atomi
at once {adv} (immediately) :: mara
attribute {n} (characteristic or quality) :: sifa
aubergine {n} (eggplant) SEE: eggplant ::
auction {n} (public sales event) :: mnada
auction {v} (to sell at an auction) :: mnada
auctioneer {n} (one who conducts an auction) :: dalali
auctioneer {v} (to sell at an auction) :: dalali
auger {n} (plumber's snake) SEE: plumber's snake ::
aunt {n} (a parent’s sister or sister-in-law) :: shangazi
Australia {prop} (Commonwealth of Australia) :: Australia
Australian {n} (a person from the country of Australia or of Australian descent) :: waustralia
Australian {adj} (of or pertaining to Australia, the Australian people or languages) :: waustralia
Australian English {prop} (English language used in Australia) :: Kiingereza cha Australia
Austria {prop} (country in Central Europe) :: Austria
author {n} (writer) SEE: writer ::
author {n} (originator or creator of a work) :: mwandishi
authority {n} (power to enforce rules or give orders) :: mamlaka
authority {n} (persons in command; specifically, government) :: mamlaka
automobile {n} (passenger vehicle) :: motakari bus, motokari bus, motokaa {c9} {c10}, gari {c5} {c6}
autumn {n} (season) :: vuli, majira ya pukutiko, kipindi cha bubujiko
aviation {n} (art or science of flying) :: elimu ya rubani
avocado {n} (fruit) :: Mparachichi
avocado {n} (tree) :: mparachichi
Avraham {prop} (given name) SEE: Abraham ::
await {v} (transitive: to wait for) :: kungojea
award {n} (decision of arbitrators) :: tunikwa
award {n} (trophy or medal) :: tunikwa
award {v} (to give by judicial determination) :: tunikwa
award {v} (to make an award) :: tunikwa
award {v} :: tunikwa
awareness {n} (the state or quality of being aware of something) :: uamsho
awl {n} (pointed instrument) :: maharazi
axe {n} (tool) :: shoka {c5} {c6}
axe {n} (weapon) :: shoka
axe {n} (rejection) :: shoka
axe {v} (fell or chop) :: shoka
axe {v} (terminate or reduce tremendously in a rough or ruthless manner) :: shoka
axle {n} (the pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel) :: ekseli
Azerbaijan {prop} (country in the Caucasus) :: Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani {prop} (language of Azerbaijan) SEE: Azeri ::
Azerbaijani Turkic {prop} (Azeri) SEE: Azeri ::
Azeri {n} (Azeri person) :: Mwazabaijani, Mwazeri
Azeri {prop} (Azeri language) :: Kiazabaijani, Kiazeri
Azeri Turkic {prop} (Azeri) SEE: Azeri ::
Aztec {prop} (the Nahuatl language) :: Kiazteki
babby {n} (baby) SEE: baby ::
babe {n} (baby or infant) SEE: baby ::
babe {n} (darling) SEE: baby ::
baboon {n} (primate) :: nyani
baby {n} (very young human being) :: mtoto mchanga {1} {2}, mwana
baby {n} (young animal) :: mtoto
baby {n} (immature or infantile person) :: mtoto
baby {n} (form of address to a man or a woman considered to be attractive) :: mtoto
baby {n} (lastborn of a family) :: mtoto
babysitter {n} (baby or child caretaker) :: mlezi wa muda, mlei, yaya
back {n} (the rear of body) :: mgongo, migongo pl (noun 3/4)
back {n} (the reverse side) :: mgongo
back {n} (that which is farthest away from the front) :: mgongo
bacteria {n} (bacteria) :: bakteria
bacterium {n} (single celled organism with no nucleus or organelles) :: bakteria
bad {n} (slang: error, mistake) :: bozu
badger {v} (fart) SEE: fart ::
badger {n} (mammal) :: melesi
bag {n} (flexible container) :: mfuko
bag {n} (breathalyzer device) :: mfuko
bag {n} :: mfuko
baggage {n} (luggage) SEE: luggage ::
bagpipe {n} (bagpipes) SEE: bagpipes ::
bagpipes {n} (musical wind instrument) :: bagpipes, gaida
Bahamas {prop} (country in the Caribbean) :: Bahama
Bahamian {adj} (pertaining to the Bahamas) :: Kibahama
Bahamian {n} (person from the Bahamas) :: Mbahama
Bahrain {prop} (country in the Middle East) :: Bahrain
Bahraini {n} (a person from Bahrain or of Bahraini descent) :: Mbahareni
Bahraini {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Bahrain or the Bahraini people) :: Kibahareni
bailiff {n} (steward) SEE: steward ::
Bajan {prop} (Barbadian) SEE: Barbadian ::
Bajan {adj} (Barbadian) SEE: Barbadian ::
baker's dozen {n} (cousin) SEE: cousin ::
Baku {prop} (the capital of Azerbaijan) :: Baku
balalaika {n} (Russian instrument) :: balalaika
balance {n} (astrology: Libra) SEE: Libra ::
balcony {n} (structure extending from a building) :: roshani
bald {adj} (having no hair) :: kipara
bald {adj} ((of tyre) whose surface is worn away) :: kipara
baleen {n} (plates in mouth of baleen whale) :: mfupanyangumi
baleen whale {n} (whale of the Mysticeti suborder) :: nyangumi mwenye mfupanyangumi
ball {n} (solid or hollow sphere) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (object, generally spherical, used for playing games) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (quantity of string, thread, etc., wound into a spherical shape) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (baseball: a pitch that falls outside the strike zone) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (pinball: an opportunity to launch the ball into play) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (ballistics: a solid nonexplosive missile) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (mathematics: set of points in a metric space lying within a given distance of a given point) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (testicle) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (in plural - mildly vulgar slang - nonsense) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (in plural — slang — courage) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (cricket: a single delivery) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {n} (anatomy: ball of a foot) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
ball {v} (vulgar slang: have sexual intercourse with) :: mpira {c3} {c4}
balloon {n} (inflatable object) :: mabofu
balloon {n} (child’s toy) :: puto
ball pen {n} (ballpoint pen) SEE: ballpoint pen ::
ballpoint pen {n} (pen) :: kalamu
balls {n} (follow the translations in the entry "ball") SEE: ball ::
Bambara {prop} (language) :: Kibambara
bamboo {n} (plant) :: mwanzi
banana {n} (fruit) :: ndizi
banana {n} (plant) :: mgomba
band {n} (strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together) :: bendi
band {n} (strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached) :: bendi
band {n} (part of radio spectrum) :: bendi
band {n} (group of energy levels in a solid state material) :: bendi
band {v} (to fasten with a band) :: bendi
band {v} (ornithology: to fasten an identifying band around the leg of) :: bendi
band {n} (group of musicians) :: bendi
band {n} (orchestra originally playing janissary music) :: bendi
band {n} (group of people loosely united for a common purpose) :: bendi
band {n} (anthropology: small group of people living in a simple society) :: bendi
band {n} (Canada: recognized group of aboriginals) :: bendi
band {v} ((intransitive) to group together for a common purpose) :: bendi
bandage {n} (medical binding) :: bendeji, plasta
bandage {v} (to apply a bandage to something) :: bendeji
banded anteater {n} (numbat) SEE: numbat ::
bandit {n} (one who robs others) :: haramia
bandit {n} (an outlaw) :: haramia
bane {v} (to (kill by) poison) SEE: poison ::
bane {n} (killer) SEE: killer ::
Bangla {prop} (Bengali) SEE: Bengali ::
Bangladesh {prop} (country) :: Bangladesh
Bangladeshi {n} (person from Bangladesh or of Bangladeshi descent) :: Mbangladesh
bangle {n} (a rigid bracelet or anklet, especially one with no clasp) :: bangili {c9} {c10}
banjo {n} (a musical instrument) :: banjo, zeze la kizungu
bank {n} (institution) :: benki
bank account {n} (fund deposited by a customer for safekeeping in a bank) :: akaunti ya benki
banknote {n} (paper currency) :: noti, mwsada
banquet {n} (a large celebratory meal; a feast) :: hafla
banyan {n} (Indian trader, merchant) :: baniani
baobab {n} (Adansonia digitata) :: mbuyu {c3} {c4}
bar {n} (vertical bar mark) SEE: pipe ::
bar {prep} (with the exception of) SEE: except ::
barb {n} (bit for a horse) SEE: bit ::
barb {n} (beard or something that resembles a beard) SEE: beard ::
Barbadian {n} (person from Barbados) :: Mbabadosi
Barbadian {adj} (of or relating to Barbados) :: Kibabadosi
Barbados {prop} (country in the Caribbean) :: Barbados
barbarous {adj} :: shenzi
barbecue {v} (grill) SEE: grill ::
barber {n} (person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers' hair and beards) :: kinyozi
bark {v} :: -bwekea
bark {n} (exterior covering of a tree) :: chamba {s}, vyamba {p}, gome {s}, [noun 5/6] magome {p}
barley {n} (Hordeum vulgare or its grains) :: shayiri
barn {n} (child) SEE: child ::
barn owl {n} (An owl of the genus Tyto) :: bundi
barracuda {n} (predatory competitor) SEE: shark ::
barrel {n} (tube) SEE: tube ::
barrel {n} (round vessel made from staves bound with a hoop) :: pipa
barrier {n} (structure that bars passage) :: kizuizi
barrier {n} (obstacle or impediment) :: kizuizi
barrier {n} (boundary or limit) :: kizuizi
base {n} (something from which other things extend) :: uanzishaji, uanzishaji
base {n} (apron) SEE: apron ::
baseball {n} (ball game) :: besiboli
basin {n} (bowl for washing) :: karai, beseni
basin {n} (area of land that drains into a river) :: beseni
basket {n} (container) :: kikapu
basket {n} (notional place to store items before ordering them online) :: kikapu
basket {n} (basketball: hoop from which a net is suspended) :: kikapu
basket {n} (basketball: act of putting the ball through the basket) :: kikapu
basketball {n} (the sport) :: mpira wa kikapu
bassoon {n} (musical instrument in the woodwind family) :: basuni
bastard {n} (longsword) SEE: longsword ::
bastille {n} (prison) SEE: prison ::
bat {n} (small flying mammal) :: popo {c9} {c10}
bate {v} (simple past of beat) SEE: beat ::
bath {n} (tub) :: bafu
bath {n} (room) :: bafu
bathe {v} (to clean oneself) :: -oga
bathe {v} :: kuoga
bathos {n} (depth) SEE: depth ::
bathroom {n} (room with a toilet) SEE: toilet ::
battery {n} (device storing electricity) :: betri
battle {n} (general action, fight, or encounter; a combat) :: vita
bay {n} (body of water) :: ghuba
Bay of Bengal {prop} (Large bay in the northeastern Indian Ocean) :: Ghuba ya Bungala
bayonet {n} (weapon) :: singe
bazaar {n} (marketplace) :: soko
be {v} (occupy a place) :: kuwa
beach {n} (sandy shore) :: pwani {9} {10}
beak {n} (structure projecting from a bird's face) :: mdomo {cm} {cmi}
beam {n} (transverse member of a ship's frame) :: boriti
bean {n} (seed) :: haragwe {s}, maharagwe {p} [noun 5/6]
bean {n} (pod) :: maharagwe
bean {n} (other bean-like seed) :: maharagwe
bear {n} (large mammal of family Ursidae) :: dubu [nc 5/6]
beard {n} (facial hair) :: ndevu {p}
beard {n} (woman accompanying a gay male) :: ndevu
beast {n} (non-human animal) :: nunda {c9} {c10}
beast {n} (domestic animal) :: mnyama {c1} {c2}
beast {n} (violent/antisocial person) :: nunda {c9} {c10}
beat {v} (to hit, to knock, to pound, to strike) :: chapa
beau {n} (boyfriend) SEE: boyfriend ::
beautiful {adj} (possessing charm and attractive) :: zuri
beauty {n} (quality of pleasing appearance) :: urembo, uzuri, jamala
beauty spot {n} (birthmark) SEE: mole ::
beaver {n} (aquatic rodent) :: biva
because of {prep} (on account of, by reason of, for the purpose of) :: kwa ajili ya
bed {n} (piece of furniture) :: kitanda
bed {n} (prepared spot to spend the night in) :: kitanda
bedbug {n} (small nocturnal insect) :: kunguni
bedroom {n} (room in a house where a bed is kept for sleeping) :: chumba cha kulala, pakulalia
bedsheet {n} (a sheet, a piece of cloth cut and finished as bedlinen) :: shuka
bee {n} (insect) :: nyuki
beech {n} (tree of Fagus family) :: mfune
beef {n} (cow, bull) SEE: cow ::
beef {n} (meat) :: nyama ya ng'ombe
beef up {v} (to strengthen or reinforce) SEE: strengthen ::
beehive {n} (home of bees) :: mzinga
beer {n} (alcoholic drink made of malt) :: bia, pombe
beer {n} (drink made from roots) :: pombe
beer {n} (solution produced by steeping plant materials) :: pombe
beer {n} (glass of beer) :: pombe
beetle {n} (insect) :: mende
beetroot {n} (a normally deep red coloured cultivar of the beet) :: tini
befool {v} (to fool, trick or deceive someone) :: pumbaza
before {prep} (in front of in space) :: mbele ya
before {prep} (at a higher or greater position in a subjective ranking) :: awali
beg {v} :: -ng'ang'ania, -omba
beggar {n} (person who begs) :: mwombaji
beggary {n} (The state of a beggar; indigence, extreme poverty) :: ufukara
begin {v} (to start, to initiate or take the first step into something.) :: kuanza
behaviour {n} (the way matter moves or acts) :: tabia
behind {prep} (at the back of) :: nyuma
behind {prep} (to the back of) :: nyuma
behind {prep} (after, time- or motion-wise) :: nyuma
behind {prep} (in support of) :: nyuma
behind {prep} :: baada
behind {adv} (at the back part; in the rear) :: nyuma
behind {n} (rear, back-end) :: nyuma
Belarus {prop} (country) :: Belarusi
Belarusian {prop} (language) :: Kibelarus, Kibelorusia (noun 7)
Belgian {n} (Belgian, person from Belgium) :: Mbelgiji
Belgium {prop} (country in Europe) :: Ubelgiji, Ubelgiji
belief {n} :: imani
believer {n} (person who believes) :: muumini
Belize {prop} (country) :: Belize
Belizean {n} (person from Belize) :: Mbelize
Belizean {adj} (Pertaining to Belize) :: Kibelize
Belizian {n} (Belizean) SEE: Belizean ::
Belizian {adj} (Belizean) SEE: Belizean ::
bell {n} (percussive instrument) :: kengele
bell {n} (informal: telephone call) :: kengele
bell {n} (signal at a school) :: kengele
bell {n} (the flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument) :: kengele
bellybutton {n} (the navel or umbilicus) SEE: navel ::
below {adv} (in a lower place) :: chini
benchlet {n} (stool) SEE: stool ::
bend {v} (to cause to shape into a curve) :: pinda, kunja
bend {v} (to become curved) :: pinda
bend {v} (to change direction) :: pinda
bend {v} (to force to submit) :: pinda, kunja
bend {v} (to tie a line) :: pinda
bend {v} (to change the pitch) :: pinda
bend {v} (to swing the body when rowing) :: pinda
bend {n} (curve) :: pinda
bend {n} (knot) :: pinda
bend {n} (decompression sickness) :: pinda
bend {n} (heraldry: one of the ordinaries) :: pinda
benefit {n} (advantage, help or aid) :: manufaa
Bengal {prop} (region in South Asia) :: Bungala
Bengal fox {n} (Vulpes bengalensis) :: mbweha wa Bungala
Bengali {adj} (of or pertaining to Bengal) :: -a kibengali
Bengali {n} (person from Bengal) :: Mbengali
Bengali {prop} (language) :: Kibengali
Bengal tiger {n} (Panthera tigris tigris) :: chui-milia wa Bungala
Benin {prop} (country) :: Benini
be quiet {interj} (remain silent) SEE: silence ::
Berlin {prop} (capital city of Germany) :: Berlin
Berlin Wall {prop} (wall that parted Berlin) :: ukuta wa Berlin
beryl {n} (gem) :: zabarajadi
beryl {n} (colour) :: rangi ya zabarajadi
beryllium {n} (chemical element) :: berili
be sick {v} (vomit) SEE: vomit ::
besides {prep} (in addition to) :: aidha
betel nut {n} (An egg-shaped seed of the betel palm) :: popoo
betel palm {n} (Areca catechu, an Asiatic palm) :: mpopoo
Bethlehem {prop} (City) :: Bethlehemu
betray {v} (to deliver into the hands of an enemy) :: kusaliti
better {adj} (comparative of the adjectives good or well) :: bora
better {adv} (comparative form of the adverb well) :: bora
better {v} (to improve) :: bora
beverage {n} (a drink) :: kinywaji
bewail {v} (to wail over) :: kuombolezea
bewitch {v} (to cast a spell) :: roga
beyond {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife ::
Bharat {prop} (India) SEE: India ::
Bhutan {prop} (Himalayan country) :: Butani
Bhutanese {n} (person from Bhutan) :: Mbutani
Bhutanese {adj} (pertaining to Bhutan) :: Kibutani
Bible {prop} (Christian holy book) :: Biblia, Neno la Mungu {c5}
bicycle {n} (vehicle) :: baisikeli {c9} {c10}, baiskeli, baiskili
bier {n} (litter to transport the corpse of a dead person) :: jeneza
big {adj} (of a great size, see also: large) :: kubwa
big {adj} (adult) :: pevu, kubwa
big eater {n} (glutton) SEE: glutton ::
bile {n} (secretion produced by the liver) :: nyongo
bill {n} (weapon of infantry) :: mswada
bill {n} (cutting instrument) :: mswada
bill {n} (somebody armed with a bill) :: mswada
bill {n} (extremity of the arm of an anchor) :: mswada
bill {v} (to work with a bill) :: mwsada
bill {n} (bird's beak) :: mwsada
bill {n} (beaklike projection) :: mwsada
bill {v} (to stroke bill against bill) :: mwsada
bill {n} (written inventory) :: mswada
bill {n} (official statement) :: mswada
bill {n} (draft of a law) :: mswada
bill {n} (law: declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant) :: mswada
bill {n} (invoice) :: mswada
bill {n} (advertisement) :: mswada
bill {n} (bill of exchange) :: mswada
bill {v} (to advertise by a bill) :: mwsada
bill {v} (to charge or enter in a bill) :: mwsada
bill {n} (piece of paper money) SEE: banknote ::
billfold {n} (wallet) SEE: wallet ::
billion {num} (a thousand million; 1,000,000,000; a milliard) :: bilioni
billy goat {n} (male goat) :: beberu
biology {n} (study of living matter) :: biolojia, elimuviumbe
birch {n} (tree) :: mbetula
birch {n} (wood) :: ubao wa mbetula
bird {n} (animal) :: ndege {c9} {c10}
bird {n} (person) :: ndege
bird {n} (woman) :: ndege
bird {n} (time in prison) :: ndege
birdlime {n} (serving of a prison sentence) SEE: time ::
birdlime {n} (sticky substance to catch birds) :: ulimbo
biro {n} (ballpoint pen) SEE: ballpoint pen ::
birth {n} (process of childbearing; beginning of life) :: zaa
birth {n} (instance of childbirth) :: zaliwa
birth {n} (beginning or start; a point of origin) :: zaliw
birth {n} (circumstances of one's background) :: zaliwa
birth {v} (to give birth (to)) :: kuzaa
birthday {n} (anniversary) :: siku ya uzalishi
biscuit {n} (small, flat baked good, see also: cookie) :: biskuti
biscuit {n} (ship's "bread") :: biskuti
biscuit {n} (form of earthenware) :: biskuti
bishop {n} (church official, supervisor of priests and congregations) :: askofu
bison {n} (A wild ox, Bison bonasus) :: baisani {c9} {c10}
bison {n} (A similar American animal, Bison bison) :: baisani wa Marekani {c9} {c10}
bit {n} (metal in horse's mouth) :: charaza
bit {n} (rotary cutting tool) :: charaza
bit {n} (eighth of a dollar) :: charaza
bit {n} (small amount of something) :: charaza
bit {n} (portion) :: charaza
bit {n} (math: binary digit) :: charaza
bit {n} (computing smallest unit of storage) :: charaza
bit {n} (datum that may take on one of exactly two values) :: charaza
bit {n} (coin) SEE: coin ::
bitch {n} (complaint) SEE: complaint ::
bitch {n} (playful variation on dog (sense "man")) SEE: dog ::
bite {v} (to cut off a piece by clamping the teeth) :: mdundo
bite {v} (to hold something by clamping one’s teeth) :: mdundo
bite {v} (to attack with the teeth) :: mdundo
bite {v} (to take hold) :: mdundo
bite {v} (to bite a baited hook or other lure) :: mdundo
bite {v} (to fall for a deception) :: mdundo
bite {v} (to sting) :: mdundo
bite {n} (act of biting) :: mdundo
bite {n} (wound left behind after having been bitten) :: mdundo
bite {n} (swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting) :: mdundo
bite {n} (mouthful) :: mdundo
blab {n} (gossip) SEE: gossip ::
black {adj} (absorbing all light) :: eusi
black {adj} (without light) :: eusi
black {adj} (relating to persons of African descent) :: eusi, mweusi
black {adj} (illegitimate, illegal or disgraced) :: eusi
black {adj} (overcrowded) :: jaa
blackberry {n} (fruit) :: forosadi nyeusi
blackberry {n} (blackcurrant) SEE: blackcurrant ::
blackcurrant {n} (shrub) :: mtunda bukini mweusi
blackcurrant {n} (berry) :: tunda bukini jeusi
black elder {n} (Sambucus nigra) SEE: elder ::
black-eyed pea {n} (cowpea plant) :: mkunde
black-eyed pea {n} (cowpea bean) :: ukunde
Black Forest {prop} (German forest and mountain range) :: Msitu Mweusi {cm} {cmi}
black hole {n} (celestial body) :: shimo jeusi
blacking {n} (shoe polish) SEE: shoe polish ::
black pepper {n} (spice) :: pilipili manga
Black Sea {prop} (an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Asia Minor) :: Bahari Nyeusi
blacksmith {n} (iron forger, see also: smith) :: mhunzi
blame {n} (responsibility) SEE: responsibility ::
Blanche {prop} (female given name) :: Blanchi
blanket {n} (fabric) :: blanketi
blanket {n} (layer of anything) :: blanketi
blasphemy {n} (Irreverence toward something sacred) :: kufuru
blast {n} (violent gust of wind) :: kilipuzi
blast {n} (forcible stream of air) :: kilipuzi
blessing {n} (divine or supernatural aid or reward) :: baraka
blessing {n} (good fortune) :: baraka
blessing {n} (act of declaring, seeking or bestowing favor) :: baraka
blessing {n} (prayer before a meal) SEE: grace ::
blind {adj} (unable to see) :: kipofu
blogger {n} (contributor to a blog) :: mwanablogu
blood {n} (vital liquid flowing in animal bodies) :: damu
blood {n} (blood test or blood sample) :: damu
blood {n} :: damu
blood {v} (to cause to be covered with blood) :: damu
blood money {n} (blood money) :: diya {c9}
bloodsucker {n} (vampire) SEE: vampire ::
bloodsucker {n} (one who attempts to take as much from others as possible) :: mnyonya-damu
bloom {n} (flower) SEE: flower ::
blow {v} (to create or shape by blowing) :: panchi
blow {v} ((of a cetacean) exhale visibly through the spout the seawater) :: panchi
blow {v} (to explode) :: panchi
blow {v} (be very undesirable) :: panchi
blow {v} (to squander) :: panchi
blow {v} (to fellate) :: panchi
blow {v} (to leave) :: panchi
blow {n} (strong wind) :: panchi
blow {n} (chance to catch one’s breath) :: panchi
blow {n} (act of striking or hitting) :: panchi
blow {n} (damaging occurrence) :: panchi
blow {n} (cocaine) SEE: snow ::
blower {n} (telephone) SEE: telephone ::
blue {n} (sky, literally or figuratively) SEE: sky ::
blue {adj} (blue-colored) :: bluu
blue {adj} (depressed) :: bluu
blue {adj} (pornographic) :: bluu
blue {adj} (of or pertaining to US Democratic Party) :: bluu, bluu
blue {n} (colour) :: bluu
blue {v} (to make blue) :: bluu
blue {v} (to turn blue) :: bluu
blue {v} (to passivate steel) :: bluu
blueberry {n} (fruit) :: buluuberi, beri ya buluu
blueberry {n} (plant) :: mbuluuberi
blueberry {n} (colour) :: rangi ya buluuberi
blue monkey {n} (species of African monkey) :: kima
boar {n} (wild boar) SEE: wild boar ::
board {n} (piece of wood or other material) :: bao
board {n} (device containing electrical switches) :: bao
board {n} (blackboard, whiteboard, etc.) :: bao
board {n} (committee) :: bao
board {n} (side of a ship) :: bao
board {n} (wall surrounding ice hockey rink) :: bao
board {n} (basketball: a rebound) :: bao
board game {n} (game played on a board) :: bao
boat {n} (water craft) :: chombo, mashua {c9} {c10}
Boche {n} (German) SEE: German ::
bodkin {n} (dagger) SEE: dagger ::
body {n} (physical structure of a human or animal) :: mwili, kiwiliwili
body {n} (fleshly or corporeal nature of a human) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (corpse) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (torso) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (largest or most important part of anything (e.g. car bodywork)) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (section of a dress) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (organisation, company or other authoritative group) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (group having a common purpose or opinion) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (collection of knowledge) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (any physical object or material thing) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (substance, material presence) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (comparative viscosity, solidity or substance) :: kiwiliwili
body {n} (code of a subroutine) :: kiwiliwili
Boer {n} (South African of Dutch descent) :: Kaburu
bogie {n} (cigarette) SEE: cigarette ::
bogie {n} (ghost) SEE: ghost ::
boil {n} (accumulation of pus) :: uvimbe, jipu
boil {n} (collective noun for hawks) :: uvimbe
boil {v} (heat (a liquid) until it begins to turn into a gas) :: uvimbe
boil {v} (cook in boiling water) :: chemsha
boil {v} (begin to turn into a gas) :: uvimbe
boil {v} (colloquial: of the weather, to be uncomfortably hot) :: uvimbe
boil {v} (colloquial: of a person, to be uncomfortably hot) :: uvimbe
boiled {adj} (drunk) SEE: drunk ::
Bolivia {prop} (country in South America) :: Bolivia
Bolivian {n} (Bolivian person) :: Mbolivia
Bolivian {adj} (pertaining to Bolivia) :: Kibolivia
bomb {n} (device filled with explosives) :: bomu
bomb {n} (unpopular commercial product) :: bomu
bomb {n} (car in poor condition) :: bomu
bon appétit {interj} (used to wish someone enjoyment of the meal they are about to eat) :: karibu chakula
bond {n} (documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract) :: fungo
bone {n} (material) :: mfupa
bone {n} (component of a skeleton) :: mfupa
bone {n} (fishbone) :: mfupa
bone {n} (corset part) :: mfupa
bone {v} (to remove bones) :: mfupa
bone {v} (slang: have sexual intercourse with) :: mfupa
bonjour {interj} (hello) SEE: hello ::
bonnet {n} (cover over the engine of a motor car) :: boneti
bon voyage {interj} (wish of good journey) :: safari njema
book {n} (collection of sheets of paper bound together containing printed or written material) :: kitabu, vitabu {p}
book {n} (record of betting) :: kitabu
book {n} (convenient collection of small paper items, such as stamps) :: kitabu
book {n} (major division of a published work, larger than a chapter) :: kitabu
book {n} (script of a musical) :: kitabu
book {n} (usually in plural: records of the accounts of a business) :: kitabu
book {v} (to reserve) :: kitabu
book {v} (to write down, register, record) :: kitabu
book {v} (to record the details of an offender) :: kitabu
book {v} (slang: to travel very fast) :: kitabu
book {n} (ebook) SEE: e-book ::
bookshop {n} (shop that sells books) :: duka la vitabu [nc 5/6]
bookstore {n} (bookshop) SEE: bookshop ::
boot {n} (heavy shoe that covers part of the leg) :: buti
boot {n} (luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car) SEE: trunk ::
bordello {n} (brothel) SEE: brothel ::
border {n} (the line or frontier area separating regions) :: mpaka
boron {n} (chemical element) :: boroni
borough {n} (administrative district) :: manispaa
Bosnia and Herzegovina {prop} (country on the Balkan peninsula) :: Bosnia na Herzegovina
Bosphorus {prop} (a strait that passes through Istanbul) :: Bosporus
boss {n} (person in charge) :: bwana
botany {n} (scientific study of plants) :: botania, elimumime
Botswana {prop} (Republic of Botswana) :: Botswana
Botswanan {n} (person from Botswana) :: Mtswana, Mbotswana
bottle {n} (container) :: chupa
bottle gourd {n} (calabash) SEE: calabash ::
bottom {n} (abyss) SEE: abyss ::
bottom {n} (gay sexual slang: penetrated partner in sex) :: msenge
boundary {n} (dividing line or location between two areas) :: mpaka
bounty {n} (generosity) SEE: generosity ::
bow {n} (weapon used for shooting arrows) :: upinde [nc 11/10], uta [nc 11/10]
bowl {n} (container) :: bakuli
bowl {n} (haircut) SEE: bowl cut ::
bowl cut {n} (haircut) :: bakuli
bowler {n} (pitcher) SEE: pitcher ::
bowsprit {n} (spar projecting over the prow of a sailing vessel) :: dasturi
box {n} (cuboid container) :: sanduku {cma}
boxer {n} (participant in a boxing match) :: bondia
boxing {n} (the sport of boxing) :: ndondi
boy {n} (male servant) :: mvulana
boy {n} (non-white male) :: mvulana
boy {n} (lower-class or disreputable man) :: mvulana
boy {n} (young male) :: kijana
boy {n} (male of any age, used as a friendly diminutive) :: mvulana
boy {n} (male friend) :: mvulana
boy {interj} (surprise or pleasure) :: mvulana
boyfriend {n} (male partner in a romantic relationship) :: mpenzi
bra {n} (brassiere) :: sindiria, kanchiri
brachium {n} (upper arm) SEE: upper arm ::
brain {n} (organ) :: ubongo
brain {n} (intelligent person) :: bongo
brain {n} (person providing intelligence) :: bongo
brain {n} (brains: intellect) :: bongo
brain {n} (part of computer) :: bongo
brain {v} (to strike on the head) :: bongo, bongo
brain {v} (to kill a person by smashing the skull) :: bongo
branch {n} (woody part of a tree arising from the trunk) :: tanzu
branch {n} (part that divides like the branch of a tree) :: tanzu
branch {n} (location of an organization with several locations) :: tanzu
branch {n} (line of family descent) :: mlango {c2} {c3}
branch {n} (Mormonism: small congregation) :: tanzu
branch {n} :: tawi
branch {v} (to arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree) :: tanzu
branch {v} (to produce branches) :: tanzu
brassiere {n} (bra) SEE: bra ::
brave {adj} (strong in the face of fear) :: jasiri
bravery {n} (being brave) :: ujasiri
Brazil {prop} (Portuguese-speaking country in South America) :: Brazili
Brazilian {n} (person from Brazil) :: Mbrazili
Brazilian {adj} (pertaining to Brazil) :: Kibrazili
Brazilian Portuguese {prop} (Portuguese spoken and written in Brazil) :: Kireno cha Kibrazili
bread {n} (baked dough made from cereals) :: mkate {3} {4}
bread {n} (countable: any variety of bread) :: kipande cha mkate
bread {n} (slang: money) :: mkati
bread {n} (food, sustenance, support of life, in general) :: riziki {c9} {c10}
bread {v} (to bread) :: mkati
breadbasket {n} (stomach) SEE: stomach ::
breadth {n} (width) SEE: width ::
break {v} (intransitive: to stop functioning properly or altogether) :: kuvunjika
break {v} (transitive: to cause to stop functioning) :: kuvunja
breakfast {n} (first meal of the day) :: chakula cha asubuhi
break one's fast {v} (to conclude any period of fasting by consuming food) :: kufungua kinywa
breast {n} (female organ) :: titi {c5} {c6}
breast {n} (seat of emotions) :: kifua {c7} {c8}
breast {n} :: titi, matiti [pl noun 5/6], titi; maziwa [pl (noun 6)]
breastplate {n} (armor) :: kinga ya kifuani
brew {n} (beer) SEE: beer ::
brew {v} (to be in a state of preparation) :: chebuka
brew {n} (something brewed) :: chebuka
brew {n} (hill) SEE: hill ::
bribe {n} (inducement to dishonesty) :: hongo
bribe {v} (to give a bribe) :: -honga
brick {n} :: tofali, matofali {p} [noun 5/6]
bride {n} (bride) :: biarusi, biharusi
bridegroom {n} (bridegroom, groom) :: bwana harusi, bwana arusi
bride price {n} (sum paid to the family of the bride) :: mahari
bridge {n} (construction or natural feature that spans a divide) :: daraja
bridge {n} (nautical) :: daraja
bridge {n} (communications) :: daraja
bridge {n} (card game) :: daraja
brim {n} (a projecting rim, especially of a hat) :: ukingo
brimstone {n} (sulfur) SEE: sulfur ::
bring {v} (to transport toward somebody/somewhere) :: kuleta
brinjal {n} (an aubergine) SEE: eggplant ::
briny {n} (sea) SEE: sea ::
britches {n} (pants) SEE: pants ::
British English {prop} (English language as in Britain, especially in England) :: Kiingereza cha Uingereza
bro {n} (a male sibling) SEE: brother ::
broad {adj} (wide) SEE: wide ::
broad {n} (whore) SEE: whore ::
broadsword {n} (a longsword with a broad cutting blade) :: upanga mpana
broke {adj} (lacking money; bankrupt) :: msoto
broker {n} (mediator between a buyer and seller) :: madalali
broker {n} (computing: agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions) :: madalali
broker {v} (to mediate in a sale or transaction) :: udalali
brook {n} (a small stream) :: kijito
broom {n} (domestic utensil) :: ufagio
broom {n} :: fagio, mafagio pl {c5}{c6}
brothel {n} (house of prostitution) :: danguro, madanguro, madangro, dangro
brother {n} (male sibling) :: ndugu, kaka
brown {n} (colour) :: kahawia
bruise {n} (medical: mark on the skin) :: chubuko
Brunei {prop} (a country in Southeast Asia) :: Brunei
Bruneian {n} (person from Brunei) :: Mbrunei
Bruneian {adj} (pertaining to Brunei) :: Kibrunei
brush {n} (implement) :: burashi, brashi
Brussels {prop} (capital of Belgium) :: Brussels
brute {n} (brutal person) :: nunda {c9} {c10}
bubble {n} (Greek) SEE: Greek ::
bucket {n} (container) :: ndoo
bucket {n} (amount held in this container) :: ndoo
bucket {n} (part of piece of machinery) :: ndoo
bucket {n} (old car) :: ndoo
bucket {n} (basketball: basket) :: ndoo
Buddhism {n} (religion and philosophy) :: Ubudha
Buddhist {adj} (of, relating to, or practicing Buddhism) :: Kibudha
Buddhist {n} (practitioner of Buddhism) :: Mbudha
Buddhist {n} (follower of Buddha) :: Mbudha
buffalo {n} (Old World mammals) :: mbogo, nyati
bugle {n} (music: simple brass instrument) :: buruji
build {v} ((transitive) to form by combining materials or parts) :: kujenga
builder {n} (a person who builds or constructs things) :: mjenzi, mjengaji
building {n} (act or process of building) :: jenga
building {n} (closed structure with walls and a roof) :: jengo
bulb {n} (rounded solid object) :: glopu
bulb {n} (bulb-shaped root) :: glopu
bulb {n} (light bulb) SEE: light bulb ::
Bulgaria {prop} (country) :: Bulgaria
Bulgarian {prop} (language) :: Kibulgaria
bull {n} (uncastrated adult male bovine) :: fahali
bullet {n} (projectile) :: risasi
bully {n} (pimp) SEE: pimp ::
bumfodder {n} (toilet paper) SEE: toilet paper ::
bunch {n} (a group of a number of similar things) :: fungu
bunch {n} (an informal body of friends) :: fungu
bunch {n} (a considerable amount) :: fungu
bunch {v} (to gather into a bunch) :: fungu
bundle {n} (group of objects held together by wrapping or tying) :: furushi
bundle {n} (package wrapped or tied up for carrying) :: furusi
bundle {n} (biology: cluster of closely bound muscle or nerve fibres) :: furusi
bundle {n} (colloquial: large amount, especially of money) :: furusi
bundle {v} (to tie or wrap together) :: furushi
bundle {v} (to hustle, dispatch quickly) :: furusi
bundle {v} (to dress someone warmly) :: furushi
bundle {v} (intransitive: to dress warmly) :: furushi
bundle {v} (computing: to sell hardware and software as single product) :: kifurushi
bundle {v} (intransitive: to hurry) :: furusha
bung {n} (bribe) SEE: bribe ::
bung {n} (stopper) :: kizibo
buoy {n} (nautical: a moored float) :: boya
burden {n} (heavy load) :: mzigo
bureau {n} (office (room)) SEE: office ::
burial {n} (interment) :: mziko
Burkina Faso {prop} (country) :: Bukinafaso
Burma {prop} (Southeast Asian country (former name), see also: Myanmar) :: Bama, Myama
burn {n} (physical sensation in the muscles) :: choma
burn {n} (intense non-physical sting) :: choma
burn {v} (cause to be consumed by fire) :: choma
burn {v} (be consumed by fire) :: choma
burn {v} (overheat) :: choma
burn {v} (become overheated) :: choma
burn {v} (injure (a person or animal) with heat or caustic chemicals) :: choma
burn {v} (feel hot) :: choma
burn {v} (write data) :: choma
burn {v} (curling: accidentally touch a moving stone) :: choma
burn {v} (waste (time)) :: choma
burn {v} (pontoon: swap a pair of cards for another pair; deal a dead card) :: choma
Burundi {prop} (a country in Eastern Africa) :: Burundi
Burundian {n} (person from Burundi) :: Mrundi
bus {n} (vehicle) :: basi
bus {n} (electrical conductor) :: basi
bus {n} (medical slang: ambulance) SEE: ambulance ::
bush {n} (category of woody plant) :: kichaka
bush {n} (pubic hair) :: kichaka
bush antelope {n} (bushbuck) SEE: bushbuck ::
bushbaby {n} (galago) SEE: galago ::
bushbuck {n} (Tragelaphus scriptus) :: pongo, kulungu, mbawala
business {n} (commercial enterprise or establishment) :: biashara
business {n} (occupation, work or trade of a person) :: biashara
business {n} (commercial, industrial or professional activity) :: biashara
business {n} (volume or amount of commercial trade) :: biashara
business {n} (private commercial interests taken collectively) :: biashara
business {n} (management of commercial enterprises) :: biashara
business {n} (business class) :: biashara
business {n} (collective noun for a group of ferrets) :: biashara
business card {n} (small card) :: kadi kazi
busy {adj} (doing a great deal) :: bizi
but {conj} (rather) :: bali, lakini, walakini
butcher {n} (a person who prepares and sells meat) :: mchinjaji
butt {n} (buttocks) :: matako
butter {n} (soft foodstuff made from milk) :: siagi
buttercup {n} (flower of the genus Narcissus) SEE: daffodil ::
butterfly {n} (insect) :: kipepeo
butterfly {n} (butterfly tape) :: kipepeo
butterfly {n} (swimming stroke) SEE: butterfly stroke ::
butterfly stroke {n} (swimming stroke) :: kipepeo
butthole {n} (anus) SEE: anus ::
butt-naked {adj} (naked) SEE: naked ::
buttock {n} (each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body) :: tako
button {n} (knob or small disc serving as a fastener) :: kitufe
button {n} (a mechanical device meant to be pressed with a finger) :: kitufe
button {n} (in computer software, an on-screen control that can be selected) :: kitufe
button {n} (a badge worn on clothes) :: kitufe
button {n} (botany: a bud) :: kitufe
button {n} (slang: clitoris) :: kitufe
button {n} (curling: bullseye) :: kitufe
button {n} (fencing: a soft tip of the foil) :: kitufe
button {n} (poker: dealer's button) :: kitufe
button {v} (to fasten with a button) :: kitufe
buy {v} (to obtain something with money) :: kununua
buy {v} (to accept as true) :: nunua
buzzard {n} (scavenging bird) SEE: vulture ::
by chance {prep} (Accidental(ly) or unexpected(ly)) :: kwa nasibu
by dint of {prep} (because of) SEE: because of ::
by the time {prep} (when) SEE: when ::
Byzantine Empire {prop} (an ancient Greek-speaking empire of Eastern Europe) :: Ufalme wa Byzantini
Byzantium {prop} (Byzantine Empire) SEE: Byzantine Empire ::
cab {n} (taxi) SEE: taxi ::
cabinet {n} (group of ministers) :: kabati
Cabo Verde {prop} (Cape Verde) SEE: Cape Verde ::
cachalot {n} (sperm whale) SEE: sperm whale ::
cactus {n} (member of the Cactaceae) :: cactus
café {n} (coffee shop) :: mkahawa
cafe {n} (café) SEE: café ::
cafeteria {n} (restaurant) :: mikahawa
cafeteria {n} (dining area) :: mikahawa
cake {n} (a sweet dessert) :: keki
calabash {n} (a vine grown for its fruit) :: mbuyu
calabash {n} (that fruit) :: mabuyu
calabash {n} (utensil made from it) :: buyu
calamari {n} (as mollusk) SEE: squid ::
calcium {n} (chemical element of atomic number 20) :: kalisiamu
calendar {n} (system by which time is divided) :: kalenda
calender {v} (to press between rollers) :: kalenda
calf {n} (young cow or bull) :: ndama
calf {n} (young elephant, seal or whale (also used of some other animals)) :: ndama
calf {n} (chunk of ice broken off of a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg) :: ndama
calf {n} (anatomy: back of the leg below the knee) :: ndama
calf {n} (muscle in the back of the leg below the knee) :: ndama
calico {n} (kind of cloth) :: kaniki
call {n} (cry or shout) :: kilio
call {n} (beckoning or summoning) :: mwito
call {v} (to request, summon, or beckon) :: kuita
call {v} (to cry or shout) :: kuita
call {v} (to contact by telephone) :: kupiga simu
calling {n} (strong urge to become religious) :: wito
calling card {n} (printed card identifying the bearer) SEE: business card ::
calling name {n} (nickname) SEE: nickname ::
calm {n} (period without wind) :: shwari
cam {n} (camera) SEE: camera ::
Cambodia {prop} (country in Southeast Asia) :: Kamboja
camel {n} (beast of burden) :: ngamia
camelopard {n} (giraffe) SEE: giraffe ::
camera {n} (still camera) :: kamera
camera {n} (movie camera) :: kamera
Cameroon {prop} (country in Central Africa) :: Kameruni
Cameroonian {n} (person from Cameroon) :: Mkameruni
camouflage {n} :: kamaflaji; majificho
camp {n} (outdoor place) :: kambi
camp {n} (organized event) :: kambi
camp {n} (base) :: kambi
camp {n} (group) :: kambi
camp {v} (to live in a tent) :: kambi
camp {v} (to stay in an advantageous location) :: kambi
camp {n} (style) :: kambi
campaign {n} (series of operations undertaken to achieve a set goal) :: kampeni
camphor {n} (white transparent waxy crystalline isoprenoid ketone) :: kafuri
can {n} (a more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids) :: kopo
Canada {prop} (country in North America) :: Kanada
Canadian {n} (person from Canada) :: Mkanada
Canadian {prop} (Canadian English) :: Kiingereza cha Kanada
Canadian {adj} (of or pertaining to Canada) :: Kikanada
canal {n} (artificial waterway) :: mfereji
canal {n} :: njia ya maji, mfereji
canary {n} (bird from the Canary Islands) :: chiriku
canary {n} (dance) :: chiriku
canary {n} (soprano) :: chiriku
canary {n} (small yellow bird in general) :: chiriku
canary {adj} (of a light yellow colour) :: chiriku
canary {v} (to dance nimbly) :: chiriku
cancel {v} (cross out) :: ghairi
cancel {v} (invalidate, annul) :: ghairi
cancel {v} (offset, equalize) :: ghairi
cancel {v} (remove a common factor) :: ghairi
cancel {n} (cancellation) :: ghairi
cancel {n} (mark cancelling a sharp or flat) :: ghairi
cancer {n} (disease of uncontrolled cellular proliferation) :: saratani, kansa
Cancer {prop} (astrological sign) :: Saratani, Kaa
candle {n} (a light source) :: mshumaa {c3}
cane {n} (slender flexible stem of plants such as bamboo) :: kiboko, fimbo, ufito
cane {n} (plant itself) :: mmea
cane {n} (a short wooden or bamboo rod or stick used for corporal punishment) :: kiboko
cane {n} (long collapsible rod used by vision impaired people) :: fimbo, ufito
cane {n} (sugar cane) SEE: sugar cane ::
cannabis {n} (marijuana) SEE: marijuana ::
cannon {n} (artillery piece) :: mzinga
cannot but {v} (cannot but) :: siwezi lakini
canon {n} (group of literary works accepted as representative) :: kanoni
canon {n} (eucharistic prayer) :: kanoni
canon {n} (religious law) :: kanoni
canon {n} (member of cathedral chapter) :: kanoni
canon {n} (piece of music) :: kanoni
canon {n} (fandom: the works considered authoritative regarding a fictional universe) :: kanoni
canvass {v} (to campaign) SEE: campaign ::
cap {n} (head covering) :: kofia
cape {n} (headland) :: rasi
cape gooseberry {n} (fruit) :: kepguzbari {c9} {c10}
Cape of Good Hope {prop} (a cape in southwestern South Africa) :: Rasi ya Tumaini Jema
caper {n} (crime) SEE: crime ::
Cape Verde {prop} (country in Western Africa) :: Kepuvede
Cape Verdean {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Cape Verde, its people or their language) :: Kikepuvede
Cape Verdean {n} (a person from Cape Verde or of Cape Verdean descent) :: Mkepuvede
capitalism {n} (socio-economic system based on private property rights) :: ubepari
capitalist {adj} (supporting or endorsing capitalism) :: bepari
capitalist {n} (supporter of capitalism) :: bepari
capitalist {n} (owner of capital) :: bepari
Capricorn {prop} (astrological sign) :: Jadi, Mbuzi
Capricornus {prop} (astrological sign) SEE: Capricorn ::
captain {n} (An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major) :: kapteni
captain {n} (A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore or rear admiral) :: kapteni
captain {n} (The person lawfully in command of a sea-going vessel) :: nahodha
captain {n} (One of the athletes on a sports team designated to make decisions) :: kapteni
captain {v} (to act as a captain) :: unahodha
captain {v} (to exercise command) :: amrisha
caption {n} (capture) SEE: capture ::
capture {n} (act of capturing) :: nasa
capture {n} (something that has been captured) :: nasa
capture {v} (take control of) :: nasa
capture {v} (store, record) :: nasa
capture {v} (reproduce convincingly) :: nasa
capture {v} (remove or take control of opponent’s piece) :: nasa
Capuchin {n} (a member of the Roman Catholic order) :: Mkapuchini
car {n} (automobile, a vehicle steered by a driver) :: gari {5} {6}, motokaa {c9} {c10}
car {n} (passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not) :: gari
car {n} (moving, load-carrying component of an elevator) :: gari
car {n} :: [nc 5/6] gari '
car {n} (railway car, railroad carriage) SEE: carriage ::
caramel {n} (confection) :: karmeli
carbohydrate {n} (organic compounds; sugar, starch or cellulose) :: hamirojo
carbon {n} (chemical element) :: kaboni
carburetor {n} (a device in an internal combustion engine) :: kabureta
carburettor {n} (motor car part) SEE: carburetor ::
carcass {n} (body of a dead animal) :: mzoga, jifu
carcass {n} (frame) :: kirimba
carcass {n} (body of a dead human) SEE: corpse ::
card {n} (flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc.) :: kadi
card {n} ((informal) amusing person) :: kadi
card {n} ((cricket) tabular presentation of the key statistics of an innings or match) :: kadi
card {v} (to check IDs) :: kadi
card {n} (device to raise the nap on a fabric) :: kadi
card {n} (machine for disentagling the fibres of wool prior to spinning) :: kadi
card {v} (to use carding device) :: kadi
card {n} (playing card) SEE: playing card ::
cardinal {adj} (of fundamental importance) :: kadinoli
cardinal {adj} (of or relating to the cardinal directions) :: kadinoli
cardinal {adj} (describing a number that indicates quantity) :: kadinoli
cardinal {adj} (having a bright red color) :: kadinoli
cardinal {n} (number indicating quantity) :: kadinoli
cardinal {n} (official of the Catholic Church) :: kadinoli
cardinal {n} (bird of the genus Cardinalis) :: kadinoli
cardinal {n} (any bird in family Cardinalidae) :: kadinoli
cardinal {n} (colour) :: kadinoli
carefully {adv} (in a careful manner) :: taratibu
careless {adj} :: pumbaa
cargo {n} (freight carried by a ship) :: shehena
Caribbean {adj} (Pertaining to the sea and region bounded by the American continent and the West Indies) :: Kikaribiani
Caribbean {prop} (countries) :: Karibiani
carnelian {n} (reddish brown chalcedony) :: akiki
carnivore {n} (meat-eating animal) :: mla-nyama
carpenter {n} (carpentry person) :: seremala
carpet {n} (a fabric used as a floor covering) :: zulia
carpet shark {n} (ferret) SEE: ferret ::
carriage {n} (railroad car) :: behewa
carrier {n} (person or object that carries someone or something else) :: mchukuzi
carrier {n} (company in the business of shipping freight) :: mchukuzi
carrier {n} (signal modulated to transmit information) :: mchukuzi
carrier {n} (person or organism that has inherited a trait or disease but displays no symptoms) :: mchukuzi
carrot {n} (Daucus carota ssp. sativus) :: karoti {9/10}
carrot cake {n} (sweet cake) :: keki ya karoti
carry {v} (to carry) SEE: bear ::
cart {n} (small, open, wheeled vehicle, see also: wagon) :: mkokoteni, rukwama
cart {n} (small motor vehicle resembling a car; a go cart) :: mkokoteni
cart {v} (To carry goods) :: mkokoteni
carte de visite {n} (business card) SEE: business card ::
Carthage {prop} (ancient city in North Africa) :: Karthago
cartilage {n} (dense connective tissue) :: gegedu
cartoon {n} (animated cartoon) :: katuni {c9} {c10}
case {n} (instance or event as a topic of study) :: kesi
case {n} (legal proceeding) :: kesi
cashew {n} (tree) :: mkorosho
cashew {n} (cashew nut) SEE: cashew nut ::
cashew nut {n} (the seed of the cashew tree) :: korosho
cash in {v} (to die) SEE: die ::
casino {n} (a public building or room for entertainment, especially gambling) :: kasino
casket {n} (coffin) SEE: coffin ::
cassava {n} (manioc, the source of tapioca) :: muhogo
cassette {n} (small flat case containing magnetic tape) :: kaseti
cassette {n} (set of sprockets on a bicycle) :: kaseti
cassette {n} (modular segment of DNA encoding genes for a single function) :: kaseti
cassowary {n} (a large flightless bird of the genus Casuarius) :: kasowari
Catalan {prop} (The language of Catalonia) :: Kikatalan
catalogue {n} (a systematic list of names, books, pictures etc.) :: katalogi
catalogue {n} (a complete list of items) :: katalogi
Catalonian {adj} (Catalan) SEE: Catalan ::
Catalonian {n} (Catalan) SEE: Catalan ::
catch {n} (the act of catching a ball) :: daka
catechism {n} (book summarizing the principles of Christianity) :: katekisimu
caterpillar {n} (larva of a butterfly) :: kiwavi {c7} {c8}
caterpillar {n} :: kiwavi (nc 7/8)
catfish {n} (type of fish) :: kabare
cathode {n} (electrode through which current flows outward) :: kathodi
Catholic {n} (member of a Catholic church) :: Mkatoliki
Catholic Church {n} (Roman Catholic Church) SEE: Roman Catholic Church ::
Catholicism {n} (faiths, practices and doctrines of a Catholic Church) :: Ukatoliki
catholicity {n} (Catholicism) SEE: Catholicism ::
cattle {n} (domesticated bovine animals) :: ng'ombe
cattle chamois {n} (Budorcas taxicolor) SEE: takin ::
cauliflower {n} (Vegetable) :: koliflawa
cauliflower {n} (Edible head of a cauliflower plant) :: mkoliflawa
cease {v} (transitive) :: kuacha
cedar {n} (coniferous tree in genus Cedrus) :: mwerezi
ceil {n} (ceiling) SEE: ceiling ::
ceiling {n} (upper limit of room) :: dari
celebration {n} (formal performance of a solemn rite) :: sherehe
celebration {n} (social gathering for entertainment and fun) :: sherehe
celebration {n} (act or process of showing gratitude, appreciation or remembrance) :: sherehe
celery {n} (the stalks of this herb) :: figili mwitu
cell {n} (component of an electrical battery) :: seli
cell {n} (room in a prison for containing inmates) :: seli
cell {n} (room in a monastery for sleeping one person) :: seli
cell {n} (small group of people forming part of a larger organization) :: seli
cell {n} (small thunderstorm that forms ahead of a storm front) :: seli
cell {n} (basic unit of a living organism) :: seli
cell {n} (biological cavity) :: seli
cell {n} (minimal unit of a cellular automaton that can change state and has an associated behavior) :: seli
cell {n} (a short, fixed-length packet as in asynchronous transfer mode) :: seli
cell {n} (region of radio reception that is a part of a larger radio network) :: seli
cell {n} (geometry: a three-dimensional facet of a polytope) :: seli
cell {n} (informal: a cellular telephone, see also: mobile phone) :: seli
cell nucleus {n} (cytology: large organelle found in cells) SEE: nucleus ::
cello {n} (musical instrument) :: chelo
cell phone {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone ::
cellular {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone ::
cellular phone {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone ::
cement {n} (a powdered substance) :: simiti, sementi
cement {n} (the paste-like substance) :: simiti, sementi
cement {n} (any material with strong adhesive properties) :: simiti
cement {v} (to affix with cement) :: simiti
cement {v} (to make permanent) :: simiti
cemetery {n} (a place where the dead are buried) SEE: graveyard ::
census {n} (official count of members of a population) :: sensa
cent {n} (subunit of currency in US and elsewhere) :: senti
cent {n} (one-hundredth of a euro) :: senti
cent {n} (coin) :: senti
centaur {n} (mythical half-man, half-horse) :: kentauro
centimetre {n} (one-hundredth of a metre) :: sentimita
centipede {n} (a segmented arthropod of class Chilopoda) :: tandu
central {adj} (being in the centre) :: katikati
central {adj} (being the most important) :: katikati
central {adj} (having or containing the centre of something) :: katikati
Central African Republic {prop} (country in Central Africa) :: Jamhuri ya Afrika ya Kati
central bank {n} (the principal monetary authority of a polity) :: benki kuu
Cerberus {prop} (mythological three-headed dog) :: Serbero {m}
cereal {n} (type of grass) :: nafaka
Ceres {prop} (Roman goddess) :: Seresi
Ceres {prop} (dwarf planet) :: Seresi
certain {adj} (not specifically named, indeterminate, indefinite) :: fulani
certainly {adv} (without doubt, surely) :: maalum
certainty {n} (state of being certain) :: bainisha
certificate {n} (a document containing a certified statement) :: hati
cerumen {n} (earwax) SEE: earwax ::
cervix {n} (neck) SEE: neck ::
c'est la vie {phrase} (such is life) SEE: such is life ::
Ceylon {prop} (Sri Lanka) SEE: Sri Lanka ::
Chad {prop} (country) :: Chadi
Chadian {n} (person from Chad) :: Mchadi
chaff {n} (inedible parts of grain plant) :: wishwa
chaff {n} (excess or unwanted material) :: wishwa
chain {n} (series of interconnected rings or links) :: bangili
chain {n} (series of interconnected things) :: ushanga
chain {n} (series of stores or businesses with the same brand name) :: ushanga
chain {n} (number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule) :: ushanga
chain {v} (to link together) :: mikufu
chair {n} (furniture) :: kiti
chair {n} :: kiti
chair {n} (chairperson) SEE: chairperson ::
chairman {n} (person presiding over a meeting) :: mwenyekiti
chairman {n} (head of a corporate or governmental board) :: mwenyekiti
chairperson {n} (a person who presides over a meeting, a board) :: mwenyekiti
chalcedony {n} (form of fine-grained quartz) :: kalkedoni
chalk {n} (a soft, white, powdery limestone) :: chaki
chalk {n} (a piece of chalk used for drawing and on a blackboard) :: chaki
chalk {n} (tailor's chalk) SEE: tailor's chalk ::
challenge {n} (that which encourages someone to do something they otherwise would not) :: changa moto
challenge {n} (difficult task) :: changa moto
challenge {n} (judge's interest in the result of the case for which they should not be allowed to sit) :: changa moto
challenge {v} (to invite someone to take part in a competition) :: changa moto
challenge {v} (to dare someone) :: changa moto
challenge {v} (to dispute something) :: changa moto
challenge {v} (to make a formal objection to a juror) :: changa moto
chameleon {n} (reptile) :: kinyonga, lumbwi, kigeugeu
champian {n} (field of inquiry or study) SEE: field ::
champion {n} (someone who has been winner in a contest) :: bingwa
champion {n} (defender of a cause) :: bingwa
champion {adj} (something very positive) :: bingwa
champion {v} (to advocate) :: bingwa
chance {n} (an opportunity or possibility) :: nafasi
chance {v} (to try or risk) :: nafasi
chance {v} (to discover by chance) :: nafasi
change {v} (to become something different) :: mabaliko
change {v} (to make something into something different) :: mabaliko
change {v} (to replace) :: mabaliko
change {n} (the process of becoming different) :: mabadiliko
change {n} (small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination) :: badilisha
change {n} (a replacement) :: mabadiliko
change {n} (baseball: a change-up pitch) :: mabaliko
change {n} (money given back) :: mabaliko
Chang Jiang {prop} (Yangtze) SEE: Yangtze ::
chaos {n} (state of disorder) :: kesheshe
chapati {n} (an unleavened flatbread) :: chapati
chapel {n} (place of worship) :: chapeli
chapter {n} (section in a book) :: sura
chapter {n} (an administrative division of an organization) :: sura
character {n} (moral strength) :: sifa
charcoal {n} (substance) :: kaa
charcoal drawing {n} (charcoal drawing) SEE: charcoal ::
charge {n} (accusation) :: shtaka, shtaka
charge {n} (basketball: offensive foul) :: shtaka
chart {n} (map) SEE: map ::
chart {n} (graph) SEE: graph ::
chart {n} (table) SEE: table ::
Charybdis {prop} (Greek mythological monster) :: Kharibdi
chase {n} (hunt) SEE: hunt ::
chase {v} (to hunt) SEE: hunt ::
chase {n} (action of the verb "to chase") :: kimbiza
chasten {v} (purify) SEE: purify ::
chaste tree {n} (shrub) :: mti safi
cheap {adj} :: rahisi
check {n} (bank order) SEE: cheque ::
checkers {n} (draughts) SEE: draughts ::
cheek {n} (part of face) :: shavu
cheerful {adj} (happy) :: damisi
cheerful {adj} (bright) :: damisi
cheers {interj} (toast when drinking) :: maisha marefu, afya, vifijo
cheese {n} (dairy product) :: jibini, chizi
cheese {n} (countable: any particular variety of cheese) :: chizi, jibini
cheesecake {n} (dessert food) :: keki ya jibini
cheetah {n} (Acinonyx jubatus) :: duma
chemical {n} (any specific element or chemical compound) :: kemikali
chemical {n} (an artificial chemical compound) :: kemikali
chemist {n} (person working in chemistry) :: mwanakemia
chemistry {n} (branch of natural science) :: kemia
cheque {n} (a note promising to pay money to a named person or entity) :: cheki
Cherokee {prop} (indigenous North American people) :: Mcherokii
Cherokee {prop} (language) :: Kicherokii
Cherokee {prop} (syllabary) :: Kicherokii
cherry {n} (fruit) :: cheri
cherry {n} (tree) :: mcheri
cherry {n} (color) :: rangi ya cheri
chess {n} (two-player board game) :: chesi, sataranji
chest {n} (treasury) :: kifua
chest {n} (chest of drawers) :: kifua
chest {n} (thorax) :: kifua
chest {n} (coffin) SEE: coffin ::
chestnut {n} (nut of the chestnut tree) :: aramoni
chestnut {n} (chestnut tree) SEE: chestnut tree ::
chestnut tree {n} (tree that bears chestnuts) :: mwaramoni
Chicago {prop} (large US city) :: chichago
Chichewa {prop} (language) :: Kinyanja
chicken {n} (bird) :: kuku
chicken {n} (meat) :: nyama ya kuku
chicken pox {n} (childhood disease) :: tetekuwanga
chief {n} (leader of group, etc.) :: chifu, jumbe
child {n} (a female or male child, a daughter or son) :: mtoto, mwana
child {n} (a minor) :: mtoto
child {n} ((computing) object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another object) :: mwana
childhood {n} (the state of being a child) :: uana, utoto
chile {n} (chili) SEE: chili ::
Chile {prop} (country in South America) :: Chile
Chilean {adj} (pertaining to Chile) :: Kichile
Chilean {n} (person from Chile) :: Mchile
chili {n} (spicy fresh or dried fruit of capsicum) :: pili pili
chilli {n} (chili) SEE: chili ::
chimney {n} (vertical tube or hollow column; a flue) :: dohani
chimpanzee {n} (ape) :: sokwe mtu
chin {n} (bottom of a face) :: tawa, kidevu
China {prop} (country in east Asia) :: Uchina, China
Chinese {prop} (any language spoken in China, see also: Literary Chinese; Mandarin; Cantonese; Wu; Min Nan) :: Kichina {c7}
Chinese {prop} (writing system of Chinese) :: Kichina
Chinese {n} (the people of China) :: Mchina
Chinese {n} (all people of Chinese descent or self-identity) :: Mchina
Chinese {n} (person born in China) :: Mchina
Chinese {n} (Chinese food or meal) :: chakula cha kichina
Chinese {adj} (relating to China) :: Kichina
Chinese {prop} (Mandarin) SEE: Mandarin ::
chisel {n} (tool consisting of a slim oblong block of metal) :: patasi
chital {n} (deer) :: chitali
chlamydia {n} (sexually transmitted disease) :: klamidia
chloroplast {n} (photosynthetic organelle) :: chembeumbijani
chocolate {n} (food made from ground roasted cocoa beans) :: chokoleti
chocolate {n} (colour) :: rangi ya chokoleti
choir {n} (singing group) :: kwaya
cholera {n} (infectious disease) :: kipindupindu
chopper {n} (helicopter (formal translations)) SEE: helicopter ::
chopper {n} (axe/ax) SEE: axe ::
Christ {prop} (title for Jesus of Nazareth) :: Kristo
Christian {n} (member of the Christian religion) :: Mkristo
Christian {adj} (of, like or relating to Christianity or Christians) :: Kikristo
Christianity {prop} (monotheistic religion) :: Ukristo
Christmas {prop} (Christian holiday) :: Krismasi
chromosome {n} (structure in the cell nucleus) :: chembeuzi
chrysoprase {n} (variety of quartz) :: krisopraso
church {n} (house of worship) :: kanisa {cma}
church {n} (a religious organization) :: kanisa {cma}
church {n} (a group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs) :: kanisa {cma}
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints {prop} (major denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement) :: Kanisa La Yesu Kristo la Watakatifu wa Siku za Mwisho
Chuukese {n} (member of an ethnic group) :: kichuuk
ciao {interj} (hello) SEE: hello ::
ciao {interj} (goodbye) SEE: goodbye ::
cicatrice {n} (scar) SEE: scar ::
cicatrix {n} (scar that remains after the development of new tissue) SEE: scar ::
cigar {n} :: kwekwe, biri, siga
cigarette {n} (cigarette) :: sigara
cigarette lighter {n} (lighter) SEE: lighter ::
Cinderella {prop} (main character in this fairy tale) :: Bibi Majivu
cinema {n} (movie) SEE: movie ::
cinema {n} (a film/movie theatre) :: sinema
circumcision {n} (removal of foreskin from penis) :: tohara
citizen {n} (legal member of a state) :: mwananchi
citizenship {n} (state of being a citizen) :: uraia
city {n} (large settlement) :: mji
civet {n} (cat-like animal) :: ngawa
civet {n} (perfume) :: zabadi
claim {v} (to demand ownership of something) :: -dai
clamp {n} (tool) :: mbano
clamp {v} (to fasten in place or together) :: mbano
clamp {v} (to hold or grip) :: mbano
clarinet {n} (woodwind musical instrument) :: nzumari
class {n} (group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes) :: darasa
class {n} (social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc.) :: darasa
class {n} (division of society into classes) :: darasa
class {n} (admirable behavior; elegance) :: darasa
class {n} (group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher) :: darasa
class {n} (series of classes covering a single subject) :: darasa
class {n} (group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year) :: darasa
class {n} (category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation) :: darasa
class {n} (classification below Phylum and above Order) :: darasa
class {n} ((mathematics) collection of sets definable by a shared property) :: darasa
class {n} ((programming, object-oriented) set of objects possibly differing in state but not behavior) :: darasa
class {v} (to assign to a class) :: darasa
classroom {n} (room in a school) :: darasa
clavicle {n} (collar bone) :: mtulinga
claw {n} (curved horny nail) :: kucha
claw {n} :: kucha
clean {adj} (not dirty) :: nadhifu, safi
clean {v} ((transitive) to remove dirt from a place or object) :: -safisha
clean {adj} (empty) SEE: empty ::
cleanliness {n} (the property of being cleanly) :: usafi
cleaver {n} (a squarish knife used for hacking) :: pambazua
clerk {n} (one working with records etc.) :: karani
clever {adj} (nimble with hands or body) :: erevu
clever {adj} (skillful) :: erevu
clever {adj} (mentally quick or sharp) :: erevu
clever {adj} (showing inventiveness or originality) :: erevu
clever {adj} (possessing magical abilities) :: erevu
climate {n} (long-term atmospheric conditions) :: tabianchi
clinic {n} (medical facility) :: kliniki
clitoris {n} (elongated erectile organ) :: kinembe {c7} {c8}
cloaca {n} (anatomical feature of birds etc) :: kiloaka
cloakroom {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
clock {n} (instrument to measure or keep track of time) :: saa {9} {10}
clock face {n} (the surface of a clock that contains the dial and hands) :: bonyeza
close {v} (obstruct (an opening)) :: funga
close {v} (move (a door)) :: funga
close {v} (put an end to) :: funga
close {v} (to make smaller) :: funga
close {v} (surveying: to have a vector sum of 0) :: funga
close {v} (to make a sale) :: funga
close {n} (end or conclusion) :: funga
close {adj} (at a little distance) :: fungu
close {adj} (intimate) :: fungu
closet {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
cloth {n} (woven fabric) :: nguo, vazi
cloth {n} (piece of cloth) :: nguo
cloth {n} (a form of attire) :: nguo
clothing {n} (clothes) :: nguo {9} {10}, mavazi {5} {6} p
cloud {n} (visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air) :: wingu {c5} {c6}
cloud {n} (mass of dust, steam or smoke) :: wingu
cloud {n} (anything which makes things foggy or gloomy) :: wingu
cloud {n} :: wingu
cloud {v} (to become foggy or gloomy, to become obscured from sight) :: wingu
cloud {v} (to make obscure (e.g. to cloud the issue)) :: wingu
clouded leopard {n} (medium sized arboreal cat) :: chui-mawingu
clove {n} (spice) :: karafuu
clown {n} (performance artist working in a circus) :: mcheshi
clown {n} (person acting in a silly fashion) :: mcheshi
club {n} (weapon) :: rungu
club {n} (association of members) :: klabu
club {n} (nightclub) :: klabu
club {n} (playing card symbol, ♣) :: pau
clubs {n} (plural of club) SEE: club ::
clubs {n} (one of the four suits of playing cards, marked with the symbol ♣) :: pao, mavi ya mbuzi, karanga
clumsy {adj} :: dole
clutch {n} (A device to interrupt power transmission) :: klachi
c'mere {contraction} (here) SEE: here ::
c'mere {contraction} (come) SEE: come ::
coach {n} (trainer) :: mkufunzi, kocha
coach {v} (sports: train) :: kocha
coach {v} (instruct) :: kocha
coach driver {n} (driver of a horse-drawn coach) :: saisi
coachman {n} (male coach driver) SEE: coach driver ::
coachwoman {n} (female coach driver) SEE: coach driver ::
coadjutor {n} (assistant) SEE: assistant ::
coast {n} (edge of land meeting ocean, sea, gulf, bay) :: pwani, ufuko, mapwa, mapwaji
coast {v} (to sail along a coast) :: puani
coat {n} (outer garment covering the upper torso and arms) :: koti
coat {n} (covering of material, such as paint) :: koti
coat {n} (fur or feathers) :: koti
coat {n} (canvas secured around mast) :: koti
coat {v} (to cover with a coat of some material) :: koti
coat {v} (to cover as a coat) :: koti
coat of arms {n} (a hereditary design depicted on an escutcheon) :: nembo
cock {n} (male chicken; male gallinaceous bird) SEE: rooster ::
cockerel {n} (young male chicken) :: jimbi
cockpit {n} (the space for pilot and crew in an aircraft) :: dungu
cockroach {n} (type of insect) :: mende {c9} {c10}, kombamwiko
coconut {n} (fruit of coco palm) :: nazi, dafu
coconut {n} (coconut palm) SEE: coconut palm ::
coconut milk {n} (the liquid from inside the seed of the coconut) :: tui
coconut palm {n} (Cocos nucifera) :: mnazi
coconut water {n} (clear liquid found inside immature coconuts) :: maji ya madafu
coffee {n} (beverage) :: kahawa
coffee {n} (beans) :: kahawa
coffee {n} (plant) :: mbuni, mkahawa
coffee {n} (colour) :: kahawa
coffee {adj} (of a pale brown colour) :: kahawa
coffee bar {n} (establishment that sells coffee) SEE: café ::
coffeehouse {n} (café) SEE: café ::
coffee pot {n} (pot for coffee) :: dele
coffee shop {n} (café) SEE: café ::
coffin {n} (box for the dead) :: kifua
cohesion {n} (the state of cohering, or of sticking together) :: mshikamano
cohesion {n} (the various intermolecular forces that hold solids and liquids together) :: mshikamano
cohesion {n} (the growing together of normally distinct parts of a plant) :: mshikamano
cohesion {n} (the degree to which functionally related elements belong together) :: mshikamano
cohort {n} (associate) SEE: associate ::
coin {n} ((currency) a piece of currency) :: sarafu
coinage {n} (currency) SEE: currency ::
cola {n} (plant) :: mkola
cold {adj} (having a low temperature) :: baridi
cold {adj} (of the weather) :: baridi
cold {n} (low temperature) :: baridi
cold {n} (illness) :: mafua
collaboration {n} (act of collaborating) :: kolabo
collaboration {n} (treasonous cooperation) :: kolabo
collar {n} (fabric garment part fitting around throat) :: kola
collar {v} (to arrest) SEE: arrest ::
collarbone {n} (clavicle) SEE: clavicle ::
collateral {adj} (corresponding, accompanying) :: dhamana
Colombia {prop} (country in South America) :: Kolombia
Colombian {n} (A person from Colombia) :: Mkolombia
Colombian {adj} (pertaining to Colombia) :: Kikolombia
colon {n} (punctuation mark) :: nukta mbili, koloni
colonialism {n} (colonial domination policy) :: ukoloni, beberu
colonialism {n} (colonial linguistic expression) :: beberu
colonialism {n} (colonial life) :: beberu
color {n} (spectral composition of visible light) :: michezo, rangi
colorful {adj} (possessing prominent and varied colors) :: ya rangi nyingi
colour {n} (colour) SEE: color ::
colour {adj} (colour) SEE: color ::
colour {v} (colour) SEE: color ::
comb {n} (toothed implement for grooming the hair) :: kitana
combat {n} (a battle; a fight; a struggle for victory) :: mashindano
combust {v} (be consumed by fire) SEE: burn ::
come {v} (to move nearer) :: kuja
come in {v} (to enter) SEE: enter ::
comfort {n} :: anasa
comma {n} (punctuation mark ',') :: alama ya mkato, koma
commander {n} (One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization) :: kamanda
commandment {n} (a command or edict) :: kanuni
comment {v} (to comment) SEE: observe ::
commerce {n} (large scale trade) :: biashara
commie {n} (communist) SEE: communist ::
commission {n} (fee charged) :: kodi
commission {v} (put into active service) :: kodisha
commissioner {n} (member of a commission) :: kamishna
commissioner {n} (someone commissioned to perform certain duties) :: kamishna
committee {n} (group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose) :: kamati
commo {n} (communist) SEE: communist ::
commo {n} (communication) SEE: communication ::
common sense {n} (ordinary understanding) :: akili
communication {n} (concept of exchanging information) :: mawasiliano
communication {n} (body of data exchange) :: mawasiyano
communication {n} (instance of data transfer) :: mawasiyano
communication {n} (passageway or opening) :: mawasiyano
communication {n} (connection between tissues) :: mawasiliano
communism {n} (philosophy) :: ukomunisti
communist {adj} (of or relating to communism) :: ukomunisti
communist {n} (person who follows a communist philosophy) :: mkomunisti
communist {n} (revolutionary or subversive radical) :: mpinduzi
Communist {n} (communist) SEE: communist ::
Communist {adj} (communist) SEE: communist ::
community {n} (group of people sharing a common understanding) :: jamii, jamaa
community {n} (commune or residential/religious collective) :: jamii
community {n} (condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common) :: jamii
community {n} ((ecology) group of interdependent organisms) :: jamii
community college {n} (secondary school) SEE: secondary school ::
Comoran {adj} (Comorian) SEE: Comorian ::
Comoran {n} (Comorian) SEE: Comorian ::
Comorian {n} (person) :: Mngazija, Mkomoro
Comorian {prop} (language) :: Kingazija, Kikomoro
Comoros {prop} (country in Eastern Africa) :: Visiwa vya Ngazija, Visiwa vya Komoro
companion {n} (someone with whom one spends time or keeps company) :: rafiki
company {n} (in legal context, a corporation) :: kampuni
company {n} (in non-legal context, any business, without respect to incorporation) :: kampuni
company {n} (group of individuals with a common purpose) :: kampuni
company {n} (companionship) :: kampuni
comparable {adj} (similar) SEE: similar ::
compare {v} (to assess the similarities between two things or between one thing and another) :: linganisha
compare {v} (to form the three degrees of comparison of) :: linganisha
compare {v} (to be similar) :: linganisha
compass {n} (instrument to determine cardinal directions) :: dira
compass {n} (pair of compasses) SEE: pair of compasses ::
compassion {n} (deep awareness of the suffering of another) :: rehema, huruma
compete {v} (to contend) :: wania
competitor {n} (person against whom one is competing) :: mshindani
complain {v} (to express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment) :: lalamika
complain {v} (to make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge) :: lalamika
complainant {n} (plaintiff) :: mlalamishi
complaint {n} (bodily disorder or disease; the symptom of such a disorder) :: lawama
complete {adj} (with everything included) :: kamili
complex {n} (problem) SEE: problem ::
composition {n} (essay) SEE: essay ::
composition {n} (proportion of different parts to make a whole) :: insha
composition {n} (general makeup of something) :: insha
composition {n} (mixture or compound) :: insha
composition {n} (work of music, literature or art) :: insha
comprador {n} (intermediary) SEE: intermediary ::
computer {n} (device) :: kompyuta {c9} {c10}, tarakilishi
computer virus {n} (program) SEE: virus ::
comrade {n} (mate, companion, or associate) :: rafiki {cma}
comrade {n} (fellow socialist or communist) :: rafiki {cma}
comrade {n} (title used in leftist circles) :: ndugu
conceal {v} (to hide something) :: kuficha
concord {n} ((grammar) Agreement of words with one another) SEE: agreement ::
concordance {n} (agreement) SEE: agreement ::
concubine {n} (a woman who lives with a man, but who is not a wife) :: suria
condensed milk {n} (milk that has been reduced to syrup) :: kufupishwa maziwa
condolence {n} (comfort, support or sympathy) :: fariji
condolence {n} (sympathy when someone has died) :: fariji
condom {n} (flexible sleeve worn on the penis) :: kondomu, ndomu
conductor {n} (person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble) :: utingo
conductor {n} (person who takes tickets on public transportation) :: utingo, kondakta
conductor {n} (something which can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound) :: utingo
confidentiality {n} (something told in confidence) SEE: secret ::
confine {v} (arrest) SEE: arrest ::
confine {v} (imprison) SEE: imprison ::
Congo {prop} (country with Brazzaville as capital) :: Jamhuri ya Kongo
Congo {prop} (country with Kinshasa as capital) :: Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo
Congo-Brazzaville {prop} (Congo) SEE: Congo ::
Congo-Kinshasa {prop} (Congo) SEE: Congo ::
Congolese {n} (person from either of the Congos) :: Mkongo
Congolese {n} (person from Republic of Congo) :: Mkongo
Congolese {n} (person from Democratic Republic of Congo) :: Mkongo
Congolese {adj} (people or language of Republic of Congo) :: Kikongo
Congolese {adj} (people or language of Democratic Republic of Congo) :: Kikongo
congratulate {v} (to express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for) :: heko
congratulation {n} (act of congratulating) :: hongera
conjunction {n} (grammar: word used to join words or phrases) :: kiunganishi
conlang {n} (constructed language) SEE: constructed language ::
conscious {adj} :: jifahamu
conserve {v} (to save) :: ifadhi
conserve {v} (to protect) :: ifadhi
constellation {n} (formation of stars perceived as figure) :: kundinyota
constellation {n} (image associated with a group of stars) :: kundinyota
constellation {n} (modern astronomy: any of 88 officially recognized regions) :: kundinyota
constellation {n} (astrology: configuration of planets) :: kundinyota
constipation {n} (state of bowels) :: vimbizi
constitution {n} (act or process of setting something up, or establishing something; composition, structure, makeup) :: katiba
constitution {n} (formal or informal system of primary principles and laws regulating a government or other institutions) :: katiba
constitution {n} (legal document describing such a formal system) :: katiba
constitution {n} (general health of a person) :: katiba
constructed language {n} (an artificially created language) :: lugha ya kuundwa
construe {v} (to translate) SEE: translate ::
contain {v} (to contain) SEE: hold ::
contents {n} (table of contents) SEE: table of contents ::
contest {n} (controversy) :: mashindano
contest {n} (competition, see also: competition) :: shindano
contest {v} (to contend) :: shindana
contest {v} (to oppose) :: mashindano
contest {n} (combat) SEE: combat ::
continent {n} (each of main land-masses on earth's surface) :: bara
continue {v} (transitive: proceed) :: endelea
continue {v} (intransitive: resume) :: endelea
contract {n} (agreement that is legally binding) :: kandarasi
contract {n} (job governed by a specific agreement) :: kandarasi
contract {n} (part of legal studies) :: makandarasi
contract {v} (intransitive: draw together; shorten; lessen) :: kandarasi
control {n} :: kontroli
convent {n} (religious community of especially nuns) :: konventi
conversation {n} (talking) :: mazungumzo
cook {n} (a person who prepares food for a living) :: mpishi, wapishi {p}
cook {v} (to prepare (food) for eating) :: kupika
cookery {n} (art and practice of preparing food for consumption) :: upikaji
cookie {n} (small, flat baked good, see also: biscuit) :: biskuti
cooking {n} (the process of preparing food by using heat) :: mapishi
cooking {n} (the style or genre of food preparation; cookery) :: mapishi
cootie {n} (louse) SEE: louse ::
cooze {n} (vagina) SEE: vagina ::
copper {n} (chemical element) :: shaba
copper {n} (something made of copper) :: shaba
copper {n} (colour/color of copper) :: shaba
copper {n} (copper coin) :: shaba
copper {n} (large pot for hot water) :: shaba
copper {adj} (made of copper) :: shaba
copper {adj} (having the colour/color of copper) :: shaba
copper {n} (slang: a policeman) :: shaba
coppern {adj} (made of copper) SEE: copper ::
copra {n} (dried kernel of coconut) :: nguta
copulate {v} (to have sexual intercourse with) SEE: bed ::
copulate {v} (to have sexual intercourse with someone, something) SEE: mount ::
copy {n} (text of a newspaper article) :: nakala
cor anglais {n} (woodwind instrument) :: baragumu ya kiingereza
Corinthians {prop} (the name of the book of Acts in the Bible) :: Wakorinto, Wakorintho
cork {n} (bottle stopper) :: kizibo
corn {n} (maize) SEE: maize ::
corner {n} (space in the angle between converging lines or walls) :: kona
corner {n} (projection into space of an angular solid) :: kona
corner {n} (intersection of two streets) :: kona
corner {n} (part or region farthest from the center) :: kona
corner {n} (secret or secluded place) :: kona
corner {n} (business: interest that is sufficient for price manipulation) :: kona
corner {v} (to drive into a corner) :: kona
corner {v} (to trap in a difficult position) :: kona
corner {v} (business: to get sufficient command of a stock or commodity to be able to manipulate prices) :: kona
corner {v} (automotive: to handle while turning) :: kona
corner {n} (football: corner kick) SEE: corner kick ::
corner kick {n} (in soccer) :: kona
cornet {n} (musical instrument) :: tarumbeta ndogo
corpse {n} (dead body) :: maiti, mfu
corpus {n} (body) SEE: body ::
correct {adj} (free from error) :: timamu
correct {adj} (with good manners) :: timamu
correct {v} (To make something that was not valid become right) :: timamu
correction {n} (act of correcting) :: marekebisho
correction {n} (substitution for an error or mistake) :: marekebisho
correction {n} (punishment) :: marekebisho
correction {n} (amount or quantity added or subtracted so as to correct) :: marekebisho
correction {n} (decline in a stock market price) :: marekebisho
corrupt {adj} (in a depraved state) :: paramidi
corrupt {adj} (with lots of errors in it) :: paramidi
corrupt {v} (to change from good to bad) :: paramidi
cost {n} (amount of money, time, etc.) :: gharama
cost {n} (negative consequence or loss) :: gharama
cost {v} (to incur a charge, a price) :: gharimu
Costa Rica {prop} (country) :: Kostarika
Costa Rican {n} (person from Costa Rica) :: Mkostarika
Costa Rican {adj} (pertaining to Costa Rica) :: Kikostarika
cotton {n} (plant) :: pamba
cotton {n} (fiber) :: pamba
cougar {n} (Puma concolor) :: puma {c9} {c10}
cough {v} (push air from the lungs) :: kohoa
cough {v} (make a noise like a cough) :: kohoa
cough {n} (expulsion of air from the lungs) :: kikohozi
cough {n} (condition that causes one to cough) :: kohozi
council {n} (committee that leads or governs) :: kikao, baraza {c9} {c10}
counterfeit {adj} (intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine) :: bandia
counterfeit {adj} (unauthentic) :: bandia
counterfeit {n} (fake) :: bandia
counterfeit {v} (To produce something that appears to be official or valid) :: bandia
country {n} (region of land) :: U- (noun prefix 11/14), nchi
country {n} (nation state) :: U- (noun prefix 11/14), dola sg/pl (noun 9/10), inchi sg/pl (noun 9/10)
country {n} (the country, rural area, as opposed to the town or city) :: shamba {s}, mashamba {p} (noun 5/6)
country {adj} (of, from or pertaining to the countryside (adjective)) :: -a kimashamba
countryside {n} (a rural area, or the rural part of a larger area) :: mashamba
courage {n} (quality of a confident character) :: ujasiri
courage {n} (ability to do frightening things) :: udjasiri {c11}
courageous {adj} (brave) SEE: brave ::
court {n} (enclosed space; a courtyard) :: korti
court {n} (residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary) :: korti
court {n} (collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority) :: korti
court {n} (formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign) :: korti
court {n} (attention directed to a person in power) :: korti
court {n} (hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered) :: korti, mahakama {cn}
court {n} (persons officially assembled under authority of law) :: korti
court {n} (tribunal established for the administration of justice) :: korti, mahakama
court {n} (judge or judges) :: korti
court {n} (session of a judicial assembly) :: korti
court {n} (jurisdiction) :: korti
court {n} (place for playing the game of tennis and some other ball games) :: korti
cousin {n} (nephew or niece of a parent) :: binamu
cousin {n} (any relation who is not a direct ancestor or descendant, and more distantly related than an aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, etc.) :: binamu
cow {n} (female domesticated ox or other bovine) :: ng'ombe
cow {n} (any domestic bovine regardless of sex or age) :: ng'ombe
cow {n} (derogatory: despicable woman) :: ng'ombe
co-wife {n} (Co-wife) :: mke mwenza
cowrie {n} (cowry) SEE: cowry ::
cowry {n} (any mollusc of the genus Cypraea) :: kauri
crack {n} (attempt at something) SEE: try ::
craft {n} (strength; power; might) SEE: strength ::
cranberry {n} (shrub) :: mkranberi
cranberry {n} (berry) :: kranberi
cranberry juice {n} (the unfermented juice of squeezed cranberries) :: maji ya kranberi
crane {n} (bird) :: korongo
crane {n} (machinery) :: jeki
crane {v} (to extend (one's neck)) :: songeza
cranium {n} (skull) SEE: skull ::
crate {n} (box or basket) :: sanduku {cma}
crease {n} (mark made by folding) :: mkunjo
create {v} (to put into existence) :: kuumba
creation {n} (something created such as an invention or artwork) :: kiumbe
creature {n} (living being) :: kiumbe
creditor {n} (a person to whom a debt is owed) :: mdai, mkopeshaji {c1} {c2}
creole {n} (lect formed from two languages) :: krioli
cricket {n} (game) :: kriketi
crime {n} (act violating the law) :: uhalifu
criminal {adj} (being against the law) :: mhalifu
criminal {adj} (guilty of breaking the law) :: mhalifu
criminal {adj} (of or relating to crime) :: mhalifu
criminal {adj} (abhorrent or very undesirable) :: mhalifu
criminal {n} (person guilty of a crime, breaking the law) :: mhalifu {1} {2}
criminal offence {n} (crime) SEE: crime ::
crimson tide {n} (menstruation) SEE: menstruation ::
Croatia {prop} (Country in Europe) :: Korasia
Croatian {prop} (the standardized variety of Serbo-Croatian) :: Kikroashia
crocodile {n} (reptile) :: mamba, ngwena {c9} {c10}
crocus {n} (plant of genus Crocus) :: karkomu
Cronus {prop} (youngest of the twelve Titans) :: Krono
cross {n} (geometrical figure) :: msalaba
cross {n} (wooden post with a perpendicular beam, used for crucifixion) :: msalaba
cross {n} (definite: the cross on which Christ was crucified) :: msalaba
cross {n} (gesture made by Christians) :: msalaba
cross {adj} (opposite, opposed to) :: msalaba
cross {adj} (angry, annoyed) :: misalaba
crow {n} (any bird of the genus Corvus) :: kunguru
crow {v} (to make the sound of a rooster) :: kuwika
crowd {n} (group of people) :: umati
crown {n} (royal headdress) :: taji
crown {n} (representation of such a headdress) :: taji
crown {n} (wreath or band for the head) :: taji
crown {n} (reward) :: taji, kirauni
crown {n} (imperial or regal power) :: taji
crown {n} (topmost part of of the head) :: kirauni
crown {n} (highest part of a hill) :: taji
crown {n} (top of a hat) :: taji
crown {n} (highest part of an arch) :: taji
crown {n} (splendor, culmination, acme) :: taji
crown {n} (any currency issued by the crown) :: taji
crown {n} (former British coin worth five shillings) :: taji
crown {n} (anatomy: part of tooth) :: taji
crown {n} (dentistry: prosthetic covering for a tooth) :: taji
crown {n} (part of an anchor) :: taji
crown {adj} (of, related to, or pertaining to a crown) :: kirauni
crown {v} (to place a crown on the head of) :: kirauni
crown {v} (to formally declare one a king or emperor) :: kirauni
crown {v} (to declare one a winner) :: kirauni
cruel {adj} (not nice; mean; heartless) :: dhalimu
crux {n} ((heraldry) cross on a coat of arms) SEE: cross ::
cry {v} (intransitive: to weep) :: kiliyo
cry {v} (intransitive: to shout, scream, yell) :: kiliyo
cry {v} (transitive: to shout, to scream (words)) :: kiliyo
cry {n} (shedding of tears) :: kiliyo
cry {n} (shout or scream) :: kiliyo
cry {n} (words shouted or screamed) :: kiliyo
cry {n} :: kulia
crystal {n} (mineral) :: fuwele
Côte d'Ivoire {prop} (the Ivory Coast) :: Kodivaa
Cuba {prop} (country and largest island in Caribbean) :: Kuba
Cuban {n} (a person from Cuba) :: Mkuba
Cuban {adj} (of or pertaining to Cuba) :: Kikuba
cuckoo {n} (the bird) :: kekeo
cuff {v} (to handcuff) SEE: handcuff ::
culture {n} (arts, customs and habits) :: utamaduni
cumin {n} (plant Cuminum cyminum) :: mjira
cumin {n} (its seed used as spice) :: jira {9} {10}
cup {n} (drinking vessel) :: kikombe
cup {n} (trophy) :: kombe
cup {n} (contest) :: kombe
cupboard {n} (enclosed storage) :: kabati
cupcake {n} (small cake) :: keki za vikombe
currency {n} (money or other item used to facilitate transactions) :: fulusi
current {n} (part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction) :: mkondo
current {n} (time rate of flow of electric charge) :: mkondo
current {adj} (existing or occurring at the moment) :: kisasa
current {adj} (generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment) :: kisasa
curse {n} (supernatural detriment) :: laana
curse {n} (vulgar epithet) :: laana
curse {v} (to place a curse upon) :: kulaani
curse {v} (to utter a vulgar curse) :: laani
curse {v} (to use offensive language) :: laani
curtain {n} (piece of cloth covering a window) :: pazia
curtain {n} (piece of cloth in a theater) :: pazia
curtain {v} (to cover with a curtain) :: pazia
custom {n} (long-established practice) :: desturi
customer {n} (one who purchases or receives a product or service) :: mteja {c1} {c2}, wateja {p}
cut {v} (to perform an incision) :: kukata
cutlass {n} (machete) SEE: machete ::
cutlass {n} (a short sword with a curved blade) :: mundu
cyan {n} (a colour between blue and green) :: cyan
cycle {n} (vehicle) SEE: bicycle ::
cycling {n} (The sport of riding and racing bicycles) :: baiskeli
cyclone {n} (rotating system of winds) :: saikloni {m}
cyclops {n} (giant of mythology) :: siklopsi
cypress {n} (an evergreen coniferous tree) :: mvinje
Czech {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to the country, people, culture or language) :: Kicheki
Czech {n} (person) :: Mcheki
Czech {prop} (language) :: Kicheki
Czechia {prop} (country in Europe) :: Ucheki
Czechoslovakia {prop} (former country in Central Europe) :: Chekoslovakia, Uchekoslovaki
Czecho-Slovakia {prop} (dated form of Czechoslovakia) :: Cheko-Slovakia, Ucheko-Slovaki
Czech Republic {prop} (country in Central Europe) :: Jamhuri ya Ucheki, Ucheki
daffodil {n} (flower) :: nasisa
dagger {n} (a stabbing weapon) :: jambia
dagger {n} (a text character) :: nyambuo
daily {adv} (every day) :: kila siku
daily bread {n} (things needed to sustain physical life) :: riziki
dairy {n} (corner-store, superette or 'mini-mart' of some description) :: shajara
dairy {adj} (referring to products produced from milk) :: shajara
dairy {adj} (referring to the milk production and processing industries) :: shajara
dairy {adj} (on food labelling, containing fats only from dairy sources) :: shajara
daisy {n} (Bellis perennis) :: jaja
daisy {n} (commonly used term for related flowers) :: jaja
damage {v} :: afa
dance {n} (movements to music) :: ngoma, dansi, densi
dance {v} (move rhythmically to music) :: -cheza ngoma
dandruff {n} (skin flakes) :: mba {11} {10}
Dane {n} (person from Denmark or of Danish descent) :: Mdeni {s}, Wadeni {p}
danger {n} (exposure to liable harm) :: hatari
danger {n} (instance or cause of liable harm) :: hatari
dangerous {adj} (causing danger, ready to do harm or injury) :: na hatari
Danish {prop} (language) :: Kideni, Kidenishi
Danish {n} (native of Denmark) SEE: Dane ::
dare {v} (to have courage) :: -thubutu
Dar es Salaam {prop} (city) :: Dar es Salaam
dark red {adj} (dark red - translation entry) :: nyekundu iliyokoza
dassie {n} (rock hyrax) :: pelele, kwanga
date {n} (fruit of the date palm) :: tende
date {n} (point of time at which a transaction or event takes place) :: tarehe
date {n} (date palm) SEE: date palm ::
date of birth {n} (birthday) SEE: birthday ::
date palm {n} (Phoenix dactylifera) :: mtende
date tree {n} (date palm) SEE: date palm ::
Datooga {n} (people) :: Wataturu, Wamang'ati
daughter {n} (female offspring) :: binti
David {prop} (king of Judah) :: Daudi
day {n} (period of 24 hours) :: siku
day {n} (period between sunrise and sunset) :: mchana
day {n} :: siku
day after tomorrow {adv} (on the day after tomorrow - translation entry) :: kesho kutwa
daybook {n} (A daily chronicle; a diary) SEE: diary ::
deacon {n} (a clergyman ranked directly below a priest) :: shemasi
deaf {n} (deaf people considered as a group) :: viziwi
dear {adj} (high in price; expensive) :: gali
dear {adj} (sore) SEE: sore ::
death {n} (cessation of life) :: kifo
death {n} (personification of death) :: kifo
debate {n} (argument, or discussion, usually in an ordered or formal setting) :: mdahalo
debate {n} (informal and spirited but generally civil discussion of opposing views) :: mdahalo
debate {n} (discussion of opposing views) :: mdahalo
debate {n} (type of literary composition) :: mdahalo
debate {v} (participate in a debate) :: mdahalo
debt {n} (action, state of mind, or object one has an obligation to perform for another) :: deni
debtor {n} (a person or firm that owes money) :: mdeni {c1} {c2}
decade {n} (a period of ten years) :: muungo, mwongo
decade {n} (a series of ten things) :: muungo
decade {n} (a series of ten Hail Marys in the rosary) :: muungo
Decalogue {prop} (the Ten Commandments) SEE: Ten Commandments ::
decimal {adj} (concerning numbers expressed in decimal or calculations using decimal) :: -a miongo
decision {n} :: hukumu
decoration {n} (act of adorning) :: pambo
decoration {n} (that which adorns) :: pambo
decoration {n} (any mark of honor to be worn upon the person) :: pambo
deductible {n} (excess) SEE: excess ::
deed {n} (action) :: tendo {c5} {c6}
deep {adj} (having its bottom far down) :: refu
deer {n} (animal of the family Cervidae) :: kulungu
deer {n} (meat from the animal) SEE: venison ::
deer meat {n} (venison) SEE: venison ::
defeat {n} (the act of defeating or being defeated) :: ushinde
defect {n} (fault or malfunction) :: kasoro
defender {n} (someone who defends) :: mtetezi
defender {n} (a lawyer) :: mtetezi
defender {n} (a fighter) :: mtetezi
defender {n} (sports term) :: mtetezi
deficiency {n} (inadequacy or incompleteness) :: athari
deficiency {n} (Insufficiency) :: athari
deficit {n} (deficiency) SEE: deficiency ::
defile {v} (to make impure or dirty) :: -najisi
defy {n} (challenge) SEE: challenge ::
degree {n} (unit of temperature) :: digrii
degree {n} (academic award) :: digrii
degree {n} (in graph theory: the number of edges that a vertex takes part in) :: digrii
delete {v} (to delete) SEE: strike ::
delicious {adj} (pleasing to taste) :: -tamu sana
dell {n} (valley) SEE: valley ::
Demeter {prop} (Greek goddess of the harvest) :: Demetra, Demita
demigod {n} (a half-god or hero) :: nusumungu
demigod {n} (a lesser deity) :: nusumungu
democracy {n} (rule by the people) :: demokrasia
democracy {n} (government under the rule of its people) :: demokrasia
Democratic People's Republic of Korea {prop} (country in East Asia (official name)) :: Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Watu wa Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo {prop} (large central African nation, formerly called Zaire) :: Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo
demon {n} (evil spirit) :: pepo
demon {n} (false god, Satanic divinity) :: pepo
demon {n} (inner spirit or genius) :: pepo
demon {n} (person with great energy or skill, enthusiast) :: shetani
denarius {n} (silver coin) :: dinari {c9} {c10}
Denmark {prop} (country in Western Europe) :: Denmaki, Udeni
denomination {n} (class or society with the same name, a sect) :: dhehebu
deodorant {n} (odor-controlling cosmetic for the underarm) :: kuondoa harufu
depend {v} (rely on support) :: tegemea
depend {v} (trust) :: tegemea
depend {v} (serve) :: tegemea
depend {v} (hang down) :: tegemea
depend {v} (be pending) :: tegemea
depth {n} (vertical distance below a surface) :: kina, kiini
depths {n} (plural of depth) SEE: depth ::
deputy {n} (representative) :: naibu
descend {v} (to pass from a higher to a lower place) :: kushuka
descendant {n} (one who is the progeny of someone) :: mzao {c1} {c2}
description word {n} (adjective) SEE: adjective ::
desecrate {v} (to profane or violate sacredness) :: -najisi
desire {v} (wish for earnestly) :: kutamani
desire {v} (want emotionally or sexually) :: ari
desire {n} (something wished for) :: ari
desire {n} (strong attraction) :: ari
desire {n} (feeling of desire) :: ari
desk {n} (table for writing and reading) :: dawati, jarari
despair {v} (to be hopeless) :: kukata tamaa
despise {v} (to regard with contempt or scorn) :: dharau
destiny {n} (predetermined condition; fate; fixed order of things) :: majaliwa
destitution {n} (extreme state of poverty) :: ufukara
destruction {n} (act of destroying) :: uharibifu
detain {v} (to detain) SEE: hold ::
detect {v} (to detect) SEE: notice ::
dette {n} (debt) SEE: debt ::
development {n} (process of developing) :: khuendelea, maendeleo
devil {n} (dust devil) SEE: dust devil ::
devil {n} (a creature of hell) :: ibilisi, shetani
diabetes {n} (A group of metabolic diseases) :: kisukari
diabetes mellitus {n} (medical disorder) :: kisukari, bolisukari
dial {n} (sundial) SEE: sundial ::
dial {n} (graduated, circular scale over which a needle moves) :: bonyeza
dial {n} (panel on a radio; knob that is turned to change the wavelength) :: bonyeza
dial {n} (clock face) SEE: clock face ::
dialect {n} (variety of a language) :: lahaja
diameter {n} (line) :: kipenyo
diameter {n} (length of this line) :: kipenyo
diamond {n} (rhombus) SEE: rhombus ::
diamond {n} (uncountable: mineral) :: almasi
diamond {n} (gemstone) :: almasi
diamond {n} (card games: card of the diamonds suit) :: uru
diamonds {n} (one of the four suits of playing cards, marked with the symbol ♦) :: uru
diarrhea {n} (medical condition) :: harisha
diary {n} (daily log of experiences) :: tarihi, shajara
dice {n} (polyhedron used in games of chance) SEE: die ::
dictator {n} (totalitarian leader of a dictatorship) :: dikteta
dictator {n} (tyrannical boss, or authority figure) :: dikteta
dictatorship {n} (a government led by a dictator) :: udikteta
dictionary {n} (publication that explains the meanings of an ordered list of words) :: kamusi {c5}
dictionary {n} (an associative array) :: kamusi
die {v} (to stop living) :: kufa
die {v} (to be cut off from family or friends) :: kufa
die {v} (to become spiritually dead) :: kufa
die {v} (to be mortified or shocked) :: kufa
die {v} (to break down) :: kufa
die {n} (polyhedron used in games of chance) :: dadu
diesel {n} (fuel) :: dizeli
differ {v} (to have diverging opinions, disagree) :: kukhitalifiana
difference {n} (quality of being different) :: tofauti
different {adj} (not the same) :: tofauti
digger {n} (spade (playing card)) SEE: spade ::
dill {n} (fool) SEE: fool ::
dingleberry {n} (cranberry) SEE: cranberry ::
diocese {n} (region administered by a bishop) :: dayosisi
Dionysus {prop} (Greek god of wine) :: Dioniso
dip {n} (tank or trough to kill parasites in cattle) :: josho
diploma {n} (certificate) :: diploma
diplomacy {n} (art of conducting international relations) :: diplomasia
diplomacy {n} (tact and subtle skill in dealing with people) :: diplomasia
dipper {n} (bird) :: dila
dipper {n} (vessel) :: dila
direction {n} (indication of the point toward which an object is moving) :: mwelekeo
direction {n} (work of the director (manager)) :: mwelekeo
direction {n} (work of the director in cinema or theater) :: mwelekeo
directions {n} (direction) SEE: direction ::
director {n} (supervisor, manager, see also: film director) :: mkurugenzi
dirham {n} (unit of currency) :: dirhamu
dirt {n} (soil or earth) :: takataka, uchafu
dirt {n} (stain or spot (on clothes etc)) :: takataka, chafu
dirt {n} (previously unknown negative information) :: takataka, uchafu
disable {v} (to deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device) :: kuzima
disagree {v} :: chokochoko
disappear {v} (to vanish) :: kutoweka
disaster {n} (unexpected catastrophe causing physical damage, etc.) :: janga, afa
disaster {n} (unforeseen event causing great loss, etc.) :: janga, afa
disciple {n} (an active follower or adherent of someone, or some philosophy) :: mwanafunzi {c1} {c2}
discussion {n} (conversation or debate) :: maneno, mazungumzo
discussion {n} (text giving further detail on a subject) :: majadiliano
disease {n} (an abnormal condition of the body causing discomfort or dysfunction) :: ugonjwa, maradhi
dismiss {v} (to order to leave) :: kuaga
disobey {v} (to refuse to obey) :: kuasi
distance {n} (amount of space between two points) :: umbali
distasteful {adj} (having a bad or foul taste) :: karaha
distasteful {adj} (unpleasant) :: karaha
distasteful {adj} (offensive) :: karaha
distress {n} ((cause of) discomfort) :: dhiki
distressed {adj} (anxious or uneasy) :: sononeka
distressed {adj} (damaged) :: sononeka
distressed {adj} (offered for sale after foreclosure) :: sononeka
distressed {adj} (faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique) :: sononeka
distribute {v} (to divide into portions and dispense) :: kugawanya
distributor {n} (one who distributes, a thing that distributes) :: msambazaji
distributor {n} (device that distributes current to the spark plugs) :: msambazaji
district {n} (area or region) :: wilaya
disturbance {n} (act of disturbing, being disturbed) :: utundu
ditto {adv} (likewise) SEE: likewise ::
divest {v} (undress) SEE: undress ::
divide {v} (split into two or more parts) :: gawa
divide {v} (divide up; share by dividing) :: gawa
divide {v} (calculate quotient) :: gawa
divide {v} (separate into two or more parts) :: gawa
divide {v} (of a cell) :: gawa
divination {n} (act of divining) :: ramli
divination {n} (art of discovering secrets or seeing the future by supernatural means) :: ramli
divine {adj} (of or pertaining to a god) :: -a kimungu
division {n} (act or process of dividing anything) :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (each of the parts resulting from division) :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (arithmetic: process of dividing a number by another) :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (arithmetic: calculation involving this process) :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (large military unit) :: farakano
division {n} (section of a large company) :: farakano
division {n} (biology: taxonomic classification of plants) :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (disagreement; a difference of viewpoint) :: ugavi, farakano
division {n} (law: concept of separate responsibility) :: ugavi
divorce {n} (legal dissolution of a marriage) :: talaka
divorce {n} (separation of connected things) :: talaka
divorce {v} (to legally dissolve a marriage) :: talaka
divorce {v} (to end one's own marriage) :: talaka
divorce {v} (to separate something that was connected) :: talaka
divorce {v} (to obtain a legal divorce) :: talaka
divvy up {v} (divide) SEE: divide ::
dizziness {n} (state of being dizzy) :: kizunguzungu
dizzyness {n} (dizziness) SEE: dizziness ::
Djibouti {prop} (Republic of Djibouti) :: Jibuti
Djiboutian {n} (person) :: Mjibuti
Djiboutian {adj} (pertaining to Djibouti) :: Kijibuti
doctor {n} (physician) :: daktari, dokta
doctor {n} (person who has attained a doctorate) :: daktari, dokta
doctor {v} (act as a medical doctor to) :: daktari
doctrine {n} (belief) :: maadili
doctrine {n} (body of beliefs or teachings) :: maadili
document {n} (original or official paper) :: waraka
dodo {n} (Raphus cucullatus) :: doda
Dodoma {prop} (capital of Tanzania) :: Dodoma
dog {n} (animal) :: mbwa {c9} {c10}
dog {n} (male canine) :: mbwa
dog {n} (dull, unattractive girl or woman) :: mbwa
dog {n} (morally reprehensible person, See also scoundrel) :: mbwa
dogwood {n} (tree or shrub of the genus Cornus) :: msese
dollar {n} (designation for specific currency) :: dola
dolphin {n} (aquatic mammal) :: pomboo
Dominica {prop} (Commonwealth of Dominica) :: Dominika
Dominican {n} (person from Dominican Republic) :: Mdominika
Dominican {n} (person from Dominica) :: Mdominika
Dominican {adj} (from the Dominican Republic) :: Kidominika
Dominican {adj} (from Dominica) :: Kidominika
Dominican Republic {prop} (country in the Caribbean) :: Jamhuri ya Dominika
don {n} (professor) SEE: professor ::
donation {n} (a voluntary gift or contribution for a specific cause) :: mchango
donkey {n} (a domestic animal, see also: ass) :: punda
donkey {n} (a stubborn person) :: punda
donkey {n} (a fool) :: punda
donkey {n} (a small auxiliary engine) :: punda
donut {n} (deep-fried piece of dough) SEE: doughnut ::
door {n} (portal of entry into a building, room or vehicle) :: mlango
doorman {n} (man who holds open the door at the entrance to a building) :: bawabu
dormitory {n} (room for sleeping) :: bweni
doubt {n} (uncertainty) :: shaka
dough {n} (mix of flour and other ingredients) :: mahamri, kinyunya {c7} {c8}
dough {n} (money (slang)) :: mahamri
doughnut {n} (deep-fried piece of dough or batter) :: andazi
doughnut {n} (anything in the shape of a torus) :: mandazi
doughnut {n} (peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of a doughnut) :: mandazi
doughnut {n} (fat person) :: mandazi
doughnut {n} (tire) :: mandazi
doum palm {n} (Hyphaene thebaica) :: mkoma
dove {n} (bird of the family Columbidae) :: njiwa {c9} {c10}
down {adv} (from a high to a low position, downwards) :: chini, chini, chini
down {adv} (in a lower position) :: chini
down {adv} (into a state of non-operation) :: chini
down {adv} (sentence substitute for "get down") :: chini
downhill {adj} (easy) SEE: easy ::
downing {n} (defeat) SEE: defeat ::
dowry {n} (property or payment given at time of marriage) :: mahari
do you speak English {phrase} (do you speak English? (English specifically)) :: unasema Kiingereza?
do you speak English {phrase} (do you speak...? (fill with the name of the current foreign language)) :: unasema Kiswahili?
dozen {n} (twelve) :: dazani
Dr {n} (Doctor) :: Dkt.
draft {n} (early version of a written work) :: mpepea
draft {n} (preliminary sketch) :: mpepea
draft {n} (depth of water needed to float ship) :: mpepea
draft {n} (current of air) :: mpepea
draft {n} (amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow) :: mpepea
draft {n} (order for money to be paid) :: mpepea
draft {n} (conscription) :: mpepea
draft {n} (system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams) :: mpepea
draft {v} (to write a law) :: mpepea
draft {v} (to conscript a person) :: mpepea
draft {v} (to force or convince a person to do a job) :: mpepea
drag {n} (street) SEE: street ::
drag {v} (to pull along a surface) :: kuburuta
dragon {n} (mythical creature) :: joka, dragoni
drama {n} (theatrical plays) :: tamthilia
drape {n} (curtain, drapery) SEE: curtain ::
draughts {n} (game for two players) :: dama, drafti
draw {v} :: kuchora
drawing {n} (picture, likeness, diagram or representation) :: mchoro
drawing {n} (act of producing a picture) :: mchoro
drawing {n} (graphic art form) :: mchoro
drawing {n} (action where the outcome is selected by chance using a draw) :: mchoro
dream {n} (imaginary events seen while sleeping) :: ndoto
dream {v} (see imaginary events while sleeping) :: -ota
dress {n} (garment) :: rinda
dress {v} (to clothe (something or somebody)) :: rinda
dress {v} (to clothe oneself) :: rinda
dress {v} (to prepare the surface of (something)) :: rinda
dress {v} (to bandage (a wound)) :: rinda
dress {v} (to prepare (food)) :: rinda
drill {n} (activity done as an exercise or practice) :: kwata
drink {v} (consume liquid through the mouth) :: kunywa
drink {v} :: kunywa
drink {n} (served beverage) :: kinywaji
drink {n} (served alcoholic beverage) :: kinywaji
drink {n} (action of drinking) :: kunywa
drink {n} (type of beverage) :: kinywaji
drink {n} (alcoholic beverages in general) :: kinywaji
drink {n} ("the drink"- colloquially, any body of water) :: kinywaji
drive {v} (operate (a wheeled motorized vehicle)) :: kuendesha
drive off {v} (force to leave or go away) :: kufukuza
driver {n} (one who drives something) :: dereva, mwendeshaji
driver {n} (something that drives something) :: dereva
driver {n} (person who drives a motorized vehicle, such as a car or a bus) :: dereva
driver {n} (person who drives some other vehicle) :: dereva
driver {n} (program acting as interface between an application and hardware) :: dereva
driver {n} :: dereva
drop {v} (to allow to fall from one's grasp) :: kuangusha
drought {n} (a period of unusually low rain fall) :: kiangazi, ukame
drug {n} (substance used as a medical treatment) SEE: medicine ::
drum {n} (musical instrument) :: ngoma
drum {n} (hollow, cylindrical object) :: ngoma
drum {n} (barrel etc. for liquid) :: ngoma
drum {v} (to beat a drum) :: ngoma
drum {v} (to beat with a rapid succession of strokes) :: ngoma
drum {v} (to review to establish memorization) :: ngoma
drunk {adj} (intoxicated after drinking too much alcohol) :: mlevi
drunk {n} (habitual drinker) :: mlevi
drunkard {n} (person who is habitually drunk) SEE: drunk ::
dry {adj} (free from liquid or moisture) :: -kavu
duck {n} (aquatic bird of the family Anatidae) :: bata
duck {n} (a batsman's score of zero after getting out) :: bata
dud {n} (loser) SEE: loser ::
dugong {n} (Dugong dugon) :: nguva
dugout canoe {n} (a canoe made from a tree trunk) :: mtumbwi
dulcimer {n} (musical instrument) :: santuri
dumbledore {n} (beetle) SEE: beetle ::
dung {n} (manure) :: kinyezi
dung {v} (to fertilize with dung) :: kinyezi
Durex {prop} (condom) SEE: condom ::
Durex {prop} (adhesive tape) SEE: adhesive tape ::
durian {n} (fruit) :: duriani
dustbin {n} (container for trash) SEE: garbage can ::
dust devil {n} (a swirling dust in the air) :: kimbunga
duster {n} (object used for dusting) :: dasta
Dutch {prop} (the Dutch language) :: Kiholanzi
Dutchman {n} (a Dutch man) :: Mholanzi
duty {n} (that which one is morally or legally obligated to do) :: zamu
dwarf {n} (being from folklore, underground dwelling nature spirit) :: kijeba
dweller {n} (inhabitant) SEE: inhabitant ::
dye {n} (die) SEE: die ::
dynamite {n} (class of explosives) :: baruti
dynasty {n} (A series of rulers or dynasts from one family) :: nasaba
each {determiner} (every) :: kila
eagle {n} (any of several large carnivorous birds in the family Accipitridae) :: tai
eagle {n} (a gold coin with a face value of $10.00) :: tai
eagle {n} (in golf, a score of two under par for a hole) :: tai
eagle owl {n} (large owl of genus Bubo) :: kungwi
ear {n} (organ of hearing) :: sikio
ear {n} (slang: police informant) :: sikio
ear {n} (fruiting body of a grain plant) :: suke {c5} {c6}
ear {v} (archaic: to plough) :: sikio
early {adj} (at a time in advance of the usual) :: mapema
early {adj} (arriving at a time before expected) :: mapema
early {adj} (near the start or beginning) :: mapema
early {adv} (at a time before expected) :: mapema
earring {n} (piece of jewelry) :: hereni {c9} {c10}
earth {n} (soil) :: arthi
earth {n} (any general rock-based material) :: udongo
earth {n} (the ground, land) :: nchi kavu {c9}
earth {n} (fox's lair) :: dunia
earth {n} (one of the four basic elements) :: dunia
earth {n} (one of the five basic elements) :: dunia
earth {v} (connect electrically to the earth) :: dunia
earth {v} (to bury) :: dunia
earth {prop} (our planet, third out from the Sun) SEE: Earth ::
Earth {prop} (third planet of the Solar System) :: dunia, nchi {c9} {c10}
earth pig {n} (aardvark) SEE: aardvark ::
earthquake {n} (shaking of the surface of a planet) :: tetemeko {c5} {c6}
earthworm {n} (worm (animal)) :: choo
earthworm {n} (person) :: choo
earthworm {n} (death (fig.)) :: choo
earwax {n} (waxy substance secreted by the ear) :: nta za sikio
east {n} (compass point) :: mashariki
East Africa {prop} (eastern part of the continent of Africa) :: Afrika ya Mashariki
Eastern Europe {prop} (Eastern Europe) :: Ulaya ya Mashariki
East Sea {prop} (Sea of Japan) SEE: Sea of Japan ::
easy {adj} (requiring little skill or effort) :: rahisi
easy {adj} (consenting readily to sex) :: rahisi
eat {v} (consume) :: kula
eater {n} (one who eats) :: mla
Ebola {n} (Ebola fever) SEE: Ebola fever ::
Ebola fever {n} (illness caused by the Ebola virus) :: Maradhi ya virusi ya ebola
ebony {n} (wood) :: abunusi
ebony {n} (tree) :: mpingo
ebony {n} (colour) :: rangi ya abunusi
ebony {adj} (made of ebony wood) :: -a abunusi
ebony {adj} (deep, dark black colour) :: -a rangi ya abunusi
e-book {n} (electronic book) :: kitabu
ecchymosis {n} (skin discoloration) SEE: bruise ::
echidna {n} (any of the four species of small spined monotremes) :: mhanganungu
echo {n} (reflected sound) :: mwangwi
ecology {n} (branch of biology) :: ikolojia
economics {n} (study) :: uchumi
economy {n} (effective management of the resources of a community or system) :: uchumi
Ecuador {prop} (country in South America) :: Ekwado
Ecuadorian {n} (person from Ecuador) :: Mwekwado
Ecuadorian {adj} (pertaining to Ecuador) :: Kiekwado
Eden {prop} (garden) :: Edeni
edifice {n} (building) :: jengo
Edinburgh {prop} (capital of Scotland) :: Edinburgh
edition {n} (literary work) :: toleo
edition {n} (whole set of copies) :: toleo
editor {n} (person who edits) :: mhariri
editor {n} (person who edited a specific document) :: mhariri
editor {n} (newspaper editor) :: mhariri
editor {n} (machine for editing film) :: mhariri
editor {n} (program for modifying text files) :: mhariri
editor {n} (someone who manipulates video footage and assembles it into the correct order) :: mhariri
Edmonton {prop} (city in Canada) :: Edmonton
educate {v} (to instruct or train) :: elimisha
education {n} (process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment) :: elimu
education {n} (facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally) :: elimu
education {n} :: elimu
educator {n} (teacher) SEE: teacher ::
eel {n} (any fish of the order Anguilliformes) :: mkunga
effect {n} (result of an action) :: madhara
effect {n} (movie and television industries term) :: madhara
effect {n} (sound engineering: alteration in sound) :: madhara
effect {n} (state of being binding and enforceable) :: madhara
effect {v} (to make or bring about; to implement) :: madhara
effort {n} (the amount of work involved in achieving something) :: juhudi
egg {n} (body housing an embryo) :: yai
egg {n} (egg of domestic fowl as food item) :: yai
egg {n} (ovum) :: yai
egg {n} :: yai, mayai pl (noun 5/6)
egg {v} (to throw eggs at) :: yai
egg {v} (to dip in or coat with beaten egg) :: yai
egg {v} (to encourage) :: yai
eggplant {n} (plant) :: mbilingani
eggplant {n} (edible fruit) :: bilingani
Egypt {prop} (country in North Africa) :: Misri
Egyptian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Egypt) :: Kimisri
Egyptian {n} (person from Egypt) :: Mmisri
Egyptian {prop} (language) :: Kimisri
Eid al-Fitr {prop} (religious celebration) :: siku kuu
Eiffel Tower {prop} (tower in Paris) :: Mnara wa Eiffel
eight {num} (cardinal number 8) :: nane
eighty {num} (80) :: themanini
eland {n} (antelope) :: pofu, mbungu
elbow {n} (joint between upper arm and forearm) :: kisigino
elbow {n} (pipe fitting) :: kisigino
elbow {v} (to push with the elbow) :: kisigino
elder {n} (leader of a community) :: mzee {c1} {c2}
elder {n} (officer of the church) :: mzee {c1} {c2}
elder {n} (title in Mormonism) :: mzee {c1} {c2}
elder {n} :: wazee
elderberry {n} (elder tree) SEE: elder ::
elect {v} (to choose or make decision) :: uteuzi
elect {v} (to choose in election) :: uteuzi
elect {adj} (who has been elected) :: uteuzi
election {n} (process of choosing a new leader or representatives) :: uchaguzi
electricity {n} (form of energy) :: umeme
electrode {n} (the terminal through which electric current passes) :: elektrodi
electronic {adj} (pertaining to electrons) :: ektroniki
electronic {adj} (operating on behavior of electrons) :: ektroniki
electronic {adj} (generated by electronic device) :: ektroniki
electronic {adj} (of or pertaining to the Internet) :: ektroniki
electronic book {n} (e-book) SEE: e-book ::
electronics {n} ((physics)) :: elektroniki
electronics {n} (device) :: elektroniki
electrum {n} (fossil resin) SEE: amber ::
element {n} (simplest or essential part or principle of anything) :: elementi
element {n} (chemistry: simplest chemical substance) :: elementi
element {n} (alchemy: one of the four basic building blocks) :: elementi
element {n} (something small) :: elementi
element {n} (place or state of being that an individual or object is better suited towards) :: elementi
element {n} (law: component of a cause of action) :: elementi
element {n} (set theory: object in a set) :: elementi
element {n} (group of people with a common characteristic) :: elementi
element {n} (heating element) :: elementi
element {n} (computing: conceptual object in a markup language) :: elementi
elephant {n} (mammal) :: ndovu, tembo
elephant {n} (anything huge and ponderous) :: kubwa
elephantiasis {n} (disease) :: matende
elephant seal {n} (mammal of the genus Mirounga) :: tembo wa bahari
elevator {n} (permanent construction) SEE: lift ::
elf {n} (mythical, supernatural being) :: kibwengo
elf {n} (very diminutive person) SEE: dwarf ::
elk {n} (Alces alces) SEE: moose ::
eloquence {n} (the quality of artistry and persuasiveness in speech or writing) :: usemaji
El Salvador {prop} (country in Central America) :: Elsavado
embassy {n} (organization representing a foreign state) :: ubalozi
emerald {n} (gemstone) :: zumaridi
emerald {n} (colour) :: rangi ya zumaridi
emotional {adj} (of or relating to the emotions) :: simikwa
emotional {adj} (characterised by emotion) :: simikwa, simikwa
emotional {adj} (determined by emotion rather than reason) :: simikwa
emotional {adj} (appealing to or arousing emotion) :: simikwa
emotional {adj} (easily affected by emotion) :: simikwa
emotional {adj} (readily displaying emotion) :: simikwa
emperor {n} (ruler of an empire) :: kaisari
employ {v} (employ, apply) SEE: use ::
employee {n} (individual who provides labor to a company or another person) :: mwajiriwa
employer {n} (person or entity which employs others) :: mwajiri
employment {n} (the work or occupation for which one is paid) :: ajira
empty {adj} (devoid of content) :: -tupu
empty space {n} (vacuum) SEE: vacuum ::
enable {v} (to activate a function of an electronical or mechanical device) :: kuwasha
encyclopaedia {n} (encyclopedia) SEE: encyclopedia ::
encyclopedia {n} (comprehensive reference with articles on a range of topics) :: kamusi elezo, ensaiklopidia
end {n} (extreme part) :: mwisho, ncha {c9} {c10}
end {n} (death) :: mwisho
end {n} (period in curling) :: tamati
end {v} (ergative, intransitive: be finished, be terminated) :: mwisho, dali
end {v} (transitive: finish, terminate (something)) :: mwisho
endure {v} (endure, undergo) SEE: suffer ::
enemy {n} (someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else) :: adui
enemy {n} (a hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation) :: maadui
enemy {n} (an alliance of hostile forces) :: maadui
enemy {adj} (of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy) :: maadui
energy {n} (impetus behind activity) :: kani
energy {n} (capacity to do work) :: kani
energy {n} (physics) :: kani
engagement {n} (period of time when marriage is planned or promised) :: uchumba
engine {n} (mechanical device) :: injini
engineering {n} (application of science to the needs of humanity) :: uhandisi
England {prop} (region of Great Britain) :: Uingereza
english {n} (spinning or rotary motion around the vertical axis) :: zunguka
English {adj} (of or pertaining to England) :: -ingereza
English {adj} :: -ingereza
English {prop} (the English language) :: Kiingereza [noun 7]
English {prop} :: [noun 1/2] Waingereza {p}, Mwingereza {s}
English horn {n} (cor anglais) SEE: cor anglais ::
Englishman {n} (male native or inhabitant of England) :: Mwingereza
engraver {n} (person who engraves) :: mchoraji
enjail {v} (put in jail) SEE: imprison ::
enjoy {v} (to receive pleasure or satisfaction from something) :: kujivinjari
enjoy {v} (to have the use or benefit of something) :: kujivinjari
enjoy your meal {phrase} (bon appétit) SEE: bon appétit ::
enmity {n} (hostile or unfriendly disposition) :: uadui
enough {determiner} (sufficient) :: basi
enough {interj} (stop!) :: basi!
enter {v} (to go into (a room, etc.)) :: kuingia
entertain {v} (to amuse) :: tumbuiza
entertainment {n} (activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation) :: burudani
entertainment {n} (show for enjoyment) :: burudani
envelope {n} (wrapper for mailing) :: bahasha
environment {n} (area around something) :: mazingira {cm} {cma}
Ephesians {prop} (book of the Bible) :: Waefeso
Ephesus {prop} (a city of ancient Anatolia, in what is now Turkey) :: Efeso
epilepsy {n} (medical condition) :: kifafa
equality {n} (mathematics: fact of having the same value) :: usawa
equality {n} (equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences) :: usawa
equation {n} (mathematics: assertion) :: mlinganyo
equator {n} (circle around the earth) :: ikweta
Equatorial Guinea {prop} (country in Western Africa) :: Guinea ya Ikweta
Equatorial Guinean {n} (A person from Equatorial Guinea or of Equatorial Guinean descent) :: Mginekweta
Equatorial Guinean {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Equatorial Guinea, the Equatorial Guinean people or the Equatorial Guinean culture) :: Kiginekweta
-er {suffix} ((used to form agent nouns) person or thing that does...) :: m-
eraser {n} (thing used to erase something written or drawn) :: kifutio
Eritrea {prop} (country in Eastern Africa) :: Eritrea
Eritrean {n} (A person from Eritrea or of Eritrean descent) :: Mweritrea
Eritrean {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Eritrea, the Eritrean people or the Eritrean culture) :: Kieritrea
Eros {prop} (God of love) :: Erosi
err {v} (sin) SEE: sin ::
error {n} (mistake) :: kasoro
Erythraean Sea {prop} (Red Sea) SEE: Red Sea ::
erythrocyte {n} (red blood cell) SEE: red blood cell ::
escape {v} (to get free) :: kuponyoka
escape {v} (to elude) :: kwepa
escape {v} (to avoid capture) :: kwepa
escape {v} (to elude observation) :: kwepa
escape {v} (to prefix a special key in order to make it an ordinary key) :: kwepa
escape {v} (to halt a program by pressing a combination of keys) :: kwepa
escape {n} (act of leaving a dangerous or unpleasant situation) :: kwepa
escape {n} (key on most modern computer keyboards) :: kwepa
escape {n} ((programming) ASCII character 27 (decimal) or 1B (hexadecimal)) :: kwepa
Eskimo {prop} (group of native peoples) :: Waeskimo
Eskimo {prop} (language) :: Kieskimo
Eskimo {n} (member of the Eskimo people(s)) :: Mweskimo, Waeskimo
Eskimo {adj} (of, or relating to an Eskimo, Eskimos or their language, languages) :: Kieskimo
Esperanto {prop} (auxiliary language) :: Kiesperanto
essay {n} (written composition) :: insha
essence {n} (inherent nature) :: mchakato
essence {n} (significant feature) :: mchakato
essence {n} (concentrate) :: mchakato
essence {n} (true nature of something) :: mchakato
Esther {prop} (female given name) :: Esta
Esther {prop} (book of the Bible) :: Esta
Estonia {prop} (country) :: Estonia
eternal life {n} (immortality) SEE: immortality ::
eternal life {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife ::
Ethiopia {prop} (country in Eastern Africa) :: Uhabeshi, Habeshi, Ethiopia
Ethiopian {n} (person) :: Mhabeshi
Ethiopian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Ethiopia) :: Kihabeshi
etymology {n} (study of the historical development of languages, particularly of individual words) :: etimolojia
eucalyptus {n} (any of many trees of genus Eucalyptus) :: mkalitusi
Euphrates {prop} (river in the Middle East) :: Frati
Eurasia {prop} (the largest landmass on Earth, consisting of Europe and Asia) :: Urasia
Europe {prop} (European Union) SEE: European Union ::
Europe {prop} (continent) :: Ulaya, Uropa [rare]
European Union {prop} (European supranational organisation) :: Umoja wa Ulaya
Euxine Sea {prop} SEE: Black Sea ::
Eve {prop} (the first woman) :: Hawa
evening {n} (time of day between the approximate time of midwinter dusk and midnight) :: jioni
evening {n} (figurative: concluding time period) :: jioni
event {n} (occurrence) :: kisa, tukio
event {n} (point in spacetime (physics)) :: tukio
event {n} (computing: action which triggers an event handler) :: kisa, tukio
Everest {prop} (Mount Everest) SEE: Mount Everest ::
every {determiner} (all of a countable group) :: kila
every day {adv} (daily) SEE: daily ::
evildoer {n} (person who performs evil acts) :: mpotovu {c1} {c2}
example {n} (something representative of a group) :: mifano, mfano
example {n} (something serving to explain or illustrate a rule) :: mifano
example {n} (something serving as a pattern of behaviour) :: mifano
example {n} (person punished as a warning to others) :: mifano
example {n} (parallel or closely similar case) :: mifano
example {n} (instance as a problem to be solved) :: mifano
Excellency {n} (Form of address for certain high officials or dignitaries) :: Mheshimiwa
except {prep} (with the exception of) :: ila
excess {n} (state of surpassing limits) :: zaidi
excess {n} (degree by which one thing exceeds another) :: zaidi
excess {n} (undue indulgence of the appetite) :: zaidi
excess {n} (geometry: spherical excess) :: zaidi
exchange {n} (act of exchanging or trading) :: ubadilishaji
exchange {n} (place for conducting trading) :: ubadilishaji
exchange {v} (To trade or barter) :: ubadilishaji
exchange {v} (To replace with a similar item) :: ubadilishaji
exchequer {n} (treasury) SEE: treasury ::
excite {v} (to stir the emotions of) :: kusisimua
excite {v} (to arouse or bring out (eg feelings); to stimulate) :: kusisimua
excite {v} (to cause an electron to move to a higher than normal state) :: kusisimua
excitement {n} (state of being excited) :: bambika, msisimuko
exclamation {n} (exclamation mark) SEE: exclamation mark ::
exclamation mark {n} (punctuation “!”) :: alama ya mshangao
exclamation point {n} (exclamation mark) SEE: exclamation mark ::
excuse me {phrase} (request to repeat) :: samahani rudia
excuse me {phrase} (request to pass) :: tafadhali naomba unipishe
execution {n} :: ufanyaji
executioner {n} (the person who carries out the execution) :: mchinja, mchinjaji, mnyongaji
executive {adj} (designed for execution) :: mtendaji
executive {n} (title of a chief officer or administrator) :: mtendaji
executor {n} (one who carries out some task) :: mfanya, mfanyi, mrithisha, mrithishi, mtekelezaji, wasii
exercise {n} (any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability) :: mazoezi
exercise {n} (physical activity intended to improve strength and fitness) :: mazoezi
exercise {v} (to set into action) :: mazoezi
exercise {v} (to perform activities to develop skills) :: mazoezi
exercise {v} (to take action, enforce) :: mazoezi
expect {v} (to expect) SEE: look ::
expect {v} (to look for, look forward to, anticipate) :: kutazamia
expect {v} :: tazamia
expectation {n} (act or state of expecting) :: kusudio
expectation {n} (that which is expected or looked for) :: tarajio
expensive {adj} (having a high price or cost) :: gali
experience {n} (event(s) of which one is cognizant) :: tajiriba, uzoefu
experience {n} (activity which one has performed) :: tajriba, uzoefu
experience {n} (collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge) :: tajriba, uzoefu
experience {n} (the knowledge thus gathered) :: tajriba, uzoefu
experience {v} (to observe or undergo) :: tajiriba, uzoefu
expert {n} (person with extensive knowledge or ability) :: mtaalam, mtaalamu
expiation {n} (an act of atonement) :: kafara {c9} {c10}
expire {v} (die) SEE: die ::
expiry {n} (death) SEE: death ::
exploitation {n} (act) :: unyonyaji
explosion {n} (violent release of energy) :: mlipuko
explosion {n} (bursting due to pressure) :: mlipuko
explosion {n} (sound of an explosion) :: mlipuko
explosion {n} (sudden increase) :: mlipuko
explosion {n} (sudden outburst) :: mlipuko
expose {v} (to reveal, uncover, make visible, bring to light, introduce to) :: kufunua
extinguish {v} (to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench) :: kuzima
extra {adj} (beyond what is due, usual) :: ziada
extra {adj} (extraordinarily good) :: ziada
extra {n} (extra edition of a newspaper) :: ziada
extra-natural {adj} (supernatural) SEE: supernatural ::
eye {n} (organ) :: jicho
eye {v} (to view narrowly) :: jicho
eye {v} (to look as if intending to do sthg) :: jicho
eyeball {n} (ball of the eye) :: mboni
eyeglasses {n} (spectacles) SEE: spectacles ::
eyelash {n} (hair growing on the edge of an eyelid) :: kope {5} {6}
eyelid {n} ((anatomy) a thin skin membrane that covers and moves over an eye) :: kope {c5} {c6}
eyesight {n} (faculty of sight) :: taswira
fable {n} (fictitious narration to enforce some useful truth or precept) :: hadithi
face {v} (to face) SEE: look ::
face {n} (front part of head) :: uso
face {n} (facial expression) :: uso {c11} {c12}
face {n} (surface, especially a front or outer one) :: uso {c11} {c12}
face {v} (have its front closest to) :: kuelekea
facsimile {v} (fax) SEE: fax ::
factory {n} (manufacturing place) :: karakana
fag-end {n} (cigarette butt) SEE: butt ::
failure {n} (state or condition opposite of success) :: ushinde
fairy {n} (mythical being) :: kichimbakazi
fairy cake {n} (cupcake) SEE: cupcake ::
fairy tale {n} (folktale) :: hadithi ya vichimbakazi
faith {n} (feeling that something is true) :: imani
fake {adj} (not real) :: bandia
fake {n} (something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently) :: bandia
fall {n} (season) SEE: autumn ::
fall {n} (act of moving in gas or vacuum under the effect of gravity from a point to a lower point) :: anguko, maanguko
fall {n} (loss of greatness or status) :: anguko
fall {v} (move to a lower position under the effect of gravity) :: -anguka
fall down {v} (to fall to the ground) :: -anguka
Fallopian tube {n} (duct) :: futuza
fame {n} (state of being famous) :: fora, umaarufu
family {n} (rank in a taxonomic classification, above both genus and species) :: familia
family name {n} (surname) SEE: surname ::
fan {n} (hand-held device) :: shabiki
fan {n} (electrical device) :: shabiki
fan {n} (anything resembling a hand-held fan) :: shabiki
fan {v} (to blow air on by means of a fan) :: shabiki
fan {v} (move or spread in multiple directions from one point) :: shabiki
fan {n} (admirer) :: shabiki
fang {n} (canine tooth) :: chonge
fantasy {n} (literary genre) :: fantasia
fare {n} (paying passenger) :: abiria
farewell {interj} (Goodbye) SEE: goodbye ::
farm {n} (a place where agricultural activities take place) :: shamba
farmer {n} (person who works the land and/or who keeps livestock) :: mkulima {c1} {c2}
farming {n} (agriculture) SEE: agriculture ::
Faroe Islands {prop} (group of islands between Scotland and Iceland) :: Visiwa vya Faroe
Farsi {prop} (Persian language) SEE: Persian ::
fart {v} (to emit flatulent gases) :: -shuta, -jamba
fart {n} (an emission of flatulent gases) :: shuzi {s}, mashuzi {p} [noun 5/6]
fast {adj} (of a dye: not running or fading) :: haraka
fast {adj} (capable of moving with great speed) :: haraka
fast {adj} (of photographic film: more sensitive to light than average) :: haraka
fast {adv} (ahead of the correct time or schedule) :: haraka
fast {v} (to abstain from food) :: kufunga
fast {n} (fasting) SEE: fasting ::
faster {n} (one who fasts) :: mfunga
fast food {n} (type of meal that is often pre-prepared and served quickly) :: chakula cha kununua
fasting {n} (act or practice of abstaining from or eating very little food) :: funga
fasting {n} (period of time when one abstains from or eats very little food) :: funga, saumu
fat {n} (specialized animal tissue) :: mafuta
fat {n} (refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat) :: mafuta
fat {n} (that part of an organization deemed wasteful) :: mafuta
fate {n} (that which predetermines events) :: majaliwa
fate {n} (inevitable events) :: majaliwa
fate {n} (destiny) :: majaliwa
fate {n} :: majaliwa
father {n} (male parent) :: baba, mzee
father {n} (term of address for an elderly man) :: baba
Father {prop} (term of address for a Christian priest) :: baba
fatherhood {n} (being a father) :: ubaba
father-in-law {n} (one's spouse's father) :: babamkwe
faucet {n} (tap) SEE: tap ::
favorite {adj} (preferred) :: kipenzi
favourite {n} (person who enjoys special regard or favour) :: kipenzi
favourite {n} (person who is preferred or trusted above all others) :: kipenzi
favourite {n} (contestant or competitor thought most likely to win) :: kipenzi
favourite {adj} (favorite) SEE: favorite ::
fax {n} (document transmitted by telephone) :: faksi
fax {v} (send document) :: faksi
fear {n} (uncountable: emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat) :: woga, hofu
fear {v} (feel fear about (something)) :: -ogopa, -hofu
fear {v} (venerate; to feel awe towards) :: kucha
feast {n} (meal) :: karamu
feast {n} (festival, holiday, solemn, or more commonly, joyous, anniversary) :: sikukuu {c9} {c10}
feather {n} (branching, hair-like structure that grows on the bodies of birds) :: nyoya
feather {v} (To cover with feathers) :: nyoya
feather {v} (To arrange in the manner of feathers) :: nyoya
feather {v} (Rowing: To rotate the oars while they are out of the water) :: nyoya
feather {v} (Aeronautics: To streamline an aircraft's propeller blades when shut down) :: nyoya
feather {v} (Carpentry, Engineering: To finely shave or bevel an edge) :: nyoya
February {prop} (second month of the Roman, Julian, and Gregorian calendars) :: februari
feces {n} (digested waste material discharged from the bowels) :: mavi pl (nc 6)
fee {n} (monetary payment charged for professional services) :: karo, ada
feeder {n} (baseball:pitcher) SEE: pitcher ::
felicitate {v} (congratulate) SEE: congratulate ::
felicitation {n} (congratulation) SEE: congratulation ::
felicity {n} (happiness) SEE: happiness ::
female {adj} (belonging to the sex that produces eggs and/or has XX chromosomes) :: kike, jike
female {adj} (having an internal socket) :: jike
feminine {n} (woman) SEE: woman ::
fence {n} (barrier) :: ua
fence {n} (someone who hides or buys and sells stolen goods) :: ua
fence {v} (toenclose by building a fence) :: ua
fence {v} (to trade with stolen goods) :: ua
fence {v} (to engage in (the sport) fencing) :: ua
fennel {n} (Foeniculum vulgare, the plant) :: mshamari
fennel {n} (spice used in cooking) :: shamari
fern {n} (plant) :: mkangaga {c3/4}
ferret {n} (the mammal Mustela putorius furo) :: fereti
ferry {n} (boat) :: feri
festival {n} (celebration) :: tamasha
fever {n} (higher than normal body temperature) :: [class 9/10] homa, harara
fever {n} (usually in combination: any of various diseases) :: homa
fever {n} (state of excitement (of a person or people)) :: homa
fez {n} (clothing) :: tarbushi
fiancé {n} (man who is engaged to be married) :: mchumba
fiancé {n} (person engaged to be married) :: mchumba
fiancée {n} (woman who is engaged to be married) :: mchumba
fictional {adj} (invented, as opposed to real) :: -a kubuniwa
field {n} (wide, open space used to grow crops or to hold farm animals) :: shamba {c5} {c6}
fifteen {num} (cardinal number) :: kumi na tano
fifth {adj} (Ordinal form of the number 5) :: ya tano
fifty {num} (cardinal number) :: hamsini
fig {n} (tree or shrub) :: mtini {c3} {c4}
fig {n} (fruit) :: tini {c5} {c6}
fight {v} ((intransitive) to contend in physical conflict) :: vita
fight {v} (to strive for) :: vita
fight {v} ((transitive) to engage in (a physical conflict)) :: vita
fight {v} ((transitive) to contend in physical conflict against) :: vita
fight {v} (to counteract) :: vita
fight {n} (occasion of fighting) :: vita
fight {n} (battle) :: vita
fight {n} (physical confrontation) :: vita
fight {n} (conflict of will, strife) :: vita
fight {n} (will or ability to fight) :: vita
fighter {n} (boxer) SEE: boxer ::
fig tree {n} (fig tree) SEE: fig ::
Fiji {prop} (Republic of the Fiji Islands) :: Fiji
filling {adj} (of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach) :: muhu
filling {n} (anything used to fill something) :: muhu
filling {n} (contents of a pie, etc.) :: muhu
filling {n} (in dentistry) :: muhu
film {n} (motion picture) SEE: movie ::
filter {n} (device for separating impurities from a fluid or other substance) :: kichungi
filter {n} (electronics or software to separate unwanted signal) :: kichungi
filter {n} (any device or procedure that acts to separate or isolate) :: kichungi
filter {v} (to sort, sift, or isolate) :: chungi
filter {v} (to diffuse) :: chunga
filter {v} (to pass through a filter or to act as though passing through a filter) :: chunga
filter {v} (to come or go a few at a time) :: chunga
final {n} (test or examination given at the end of a term or class) :: finali
final {n} (sports: last round in a contest) :: finali
final {n} (contest that narrows a field of contestants) :: finali
final {adj} (last; ultimate) :: finali
fine {adj} (of superior quality) :: faini
fine {adj} (of a particular grade of quality, usually between "very good" and "very fine", and below "mint") :: faini
fine {adj} (of weather: sunny and not raining) :: faini
fine {adj} (being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory) :: faini
fine {adj} (good-looking, attractive) :: faini
fine {adj} (made up of particularly small pieces) :: faini
fine {adj} (particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth) :: faini
fine {adj} (made of slender or thin filaments) :: faini
fine {adv} (expression of agreement) :: faini
fine {v} (to make finer, purer, or cleaner) :: faini
fine {v} (to become finer, purer, or cleaner) :: faini
fine {v} (clarify by filtration) :: faini
fine {n} (payment for breaking the law) :: faini
fine {v} (to issue a fine as punishment) :: faini
finger {n} ((anatomy) extremity of the hand) :: kidole, dole
finger millet {n} (a plant grown as a cereal) :: mwimbi, mbege
fingernail {n} (covering near the tip of finger) :: kucha
finish off {v} (to kill) SEE: kill ::
Finland {prop} (Nordic country) :: Ufini
Finn {n} (person from Finland) :: Mfini, Mfinlendi
Finnic {adj} (Finnish) SEE: Finnish ::
Finnish {prop} (language) :: Kifini, Kifinlandia, Kifinlandi, Kifinishi
fir {n} (conifer of the genus Abies) :: mberoshi
fire {v} (to heat pottery, etc.) :: moto
fire {v} (to terminate the employment of) :: kupiga risasi, moto
fire {v} (transitive: to shoot) :: kupiga risasi, moto
fire {v} (intransitive: to shoot) :: moto
fire {v} (physiology: to cause action potential in a cell) :: moto
fire extinguisher {n} (fire extinguisher) :: kizima moto
firefighter {n} (a person who puts out fires and saves lives) :: mzimamoto
fireman {n} (someone skilled in fighting fire) SEE: firefighter ::
firewood {n} (wood intended to be burned, typically for heat) :: kuni
first {adj} (numeral first) :: -a kwanza
first cousin {n} (cousin) SEE: cousin ::
fish {n} (vertebrate animal) :: samaki [n class]
fish {n} (collective plural of fish) :: samaki
fish {n} (archaic: any vertebrate that lives in water and cannot live outside it) :: samaki
fish {n} (flesh of fish as food) :: samaki
fish {n} (period of time spent fishing) :: samaki
fish {n} (instance of seeking something) :: samaki
fish {n} (card game) :: samaki
fish {n} (derogatory slang: woman) :: samaki
fish {n} (slang: easy victim for swindling) :: samaki
fish {n} (nautical: makeshift brace) :: samaki
fisherman {n} (person catching fish) :: mvuvi
fist {n} (clenched hand) :: ngumi
fist {n} ((ham radio) the characteristic signaling rhythm) :: ndumi
fist {v} (to strike with the fist) :: ndumi
fit {v} (make ready) SEE: prepare ::
fizz {n} (carbonated beverage) SEE: soda ::
fizzy drink {n} (fizzy drink) SEE: soda ::
flag {n} (piece of cloth or often its representation) :: bendera
flag {n} (use of a flag) :: bendera
flag {n} (true-or-false variable) :: bendera
flag {n} (computer science: notation for optional behaviour) :: bendera
flag {n} :: bendera
flag {v} (to mark with a flag) :: bendera
flag {v} (to signal to) :: bendera
flag {v} (computing: to signal) :: bendera
flag {v} (computing: to set a programming variable to true) :: bendera
flag {v} (weaken) :: bendera
flag {n} (plant with sword-shaped leaves) :: bendera
flag {n} (flagstone) :: bendera
flag {v} (lay down flagstones) :: benbera
flagellum {n} (whip) SEE: whip ::
flamingo {n} (bird) :: heroe
flange {n} (slang:vulva) SEE: vulva ::
flashlight {n} (battery-powered hand-held lightsource) :: tochi
flask {n} (container for a small amount of beverage) :: chupa
flat {n} (palm of the hand) SEE: palm ::
flat {n} (apartment) SEE: apartment ::
flatuency {n} (flatulence) SEE: flatulence ::
flatulence {n} (state of having gas in digestive system) :: vimbiwa
flea {n} (parasitic insect) :: kiroboto {c7} {c8}
flesh {n} (body tissue) :: chembechembe
flesh {n} (skin) :: ngozi
flesh {n} (animal tissue as food) :: kinofu
flesh {n} (human body entity) :: ngozi
flesh {n} (edible part of fruit/vegetable) :: ngozi
flesh {v} (to put flesh on) :: ngozi
flesh {v} (To add details) :: jazia
flesh {v} (to remove the flesh) :: bambua
flick {n} (cinema) SEE: cinema ::
flight deck {n} (aircraft cockpit) SEE: cockpit ::
flipper {n} (mammal's wide limb for swimming) :: kikono
flittermouse {n} (bat) SEE: bat ::
flock {n} (group of sheep or goats) :: ng'ombe
flog {v} (to sell) SEE: sell ::
flog {v} (to defeat) SEE: defeat ::
flood {n} (overflow of water) :: mafuriko, gharika
flood {n} (large number or quantity) :: mafuriko, gharika
flood {v} (to overflow) :: mafuriko, gharika
flood {v} (to cover as if by a flood) :: gharika
flood {v} (to provide with a large number of quantity) :: mafuriko, gharika
floor {n} (bottom part of a room) :: sakafu
floor {n} (storey of a building) SEE: storey ::
flow {v} (to flow) SEE: run ::
flow {n} (the movement of a fluid) :: mkondo
flow {n} (the rising movement of the tide) :: mkondo
flow {n} (smoothness or continuity) :: mkondo
flow {v} (to flow) SEE: stream ::
flower {n} (reproductive structure in angiosperms) :: ua {c5} {c6} {s}, maua pl (noun 6)
flower {v} (to put forth blooms) :: -sitawi, -bariki, -chaunua
fluke {n} (lobe of whale's tail) :: mkia wa nyangumi
fluorine {n} (chemical element) :: florini
flute {n} (woodwind instrument) :: digali, filimbi
fluted {adj} (drunk) SEE: drunk ::
fly {n} (insect of the order Diptera) :: nzi
fly {n} (insect of the family Muscidae) :: nzi
fly {n} (fishing lure) :: mfano wa inzi
fly {v} (to travel through air) :: kuruka
fly {v} (to flee) :: kukimbia
fly {v} (to cause to travel through the air) :: kurusha
fly {n} (type of small, fast carriage) :: gari
fly {v} (to hit a flyball) :: nzi
fly {n} (fly ball) SEE: fly ball ::
fly ball {n} ((baseball) a batted ball) :: nzi
flying fox {n} (bat of the family Pteropodidae) SEE: megabat ::
foam {n} (substance composed of a large collection of bubbles or their solidified remains) :: povu
foam {n} (foam rubber) :: povu
foam rubber {n} (foam rubber) SEE: foam ::
foe {n} (enemy) SEE: enemy ::
fog {n} (cloud that forms at a low altitude and obscures vision) :: ukungu {c11} {c10}
folder {n} (organizer) :: folda
folklore {n} (tales, legends and superstitions of a particular ethnic population) :: hadithi za kale
follow {v} (to go or come after in physical space) :: kufuata
follow {v} (to follow) SEE: observe ::
follower {n} (one who follows) :: wafauasi
follower {n} (thing that comes after another thing) :: wafauasi
follower {n} (one who is a part of a master's physical group, such as a servant or retainer) :: wafauasi
follower {n} (one who adheres to the opinions, ideas or teachings of another) :: wafauasi
follower {n} (imitator) :: wafauasi
follower {n} (pursuer) :: wafauasi
follower {n} (man courting a maidservant) :: wafauasi
fond {v} (be fond of, like) SEE: like ::
food {n} (any substance consumed by living organisms to sustain life) :: chakula
food {n} (anything intended to supply energy or nourishment of other forms) :: chakula
food {n} (foodstuff) :: chakula
fool {n} (person with poor judgement or little intelligence) :: fala, mjinga, juha
fool {n} (jester) :: fala, mjinga
fool {n} (dessert) :: fala, mjinga
fool {n} (tarot card) :: fala
fool {v} (to trick; to make a fool of someone) :: fala, mjinga
foot {n} (part of animal’s body ) :: mgu
foot {n} (part of human body ) :: mguu {c7} {c8}
foot {n} (unit of measure ) :: futi
foot {v} (kick) :: mgu
foot {v} (pay) :: mgu
footprint {n} (The impression of the foot) :: nyayo
footstep {n} (mark left by a foot) :: nyayo
footstep {n} (signs of a course taken) :: nyayo
footstool {n} (a low stool) :: kibao {c7} {c8}
foppery {n} (stupidity) SEE: stupidity ::
for {conj} (because) :: kwani
for {prep} (over a period of time) :: kwa
force {n} (anything that is able to make a big change in person or thing) :: mabavu
force {n} (physical quantity) :: mabavu
force {n} (group that aims to attack, control, or constrain) :: mabavu
force {n} (ability to attack, control, or constrain) :: mabavu
force {n} (type of magic trick) :: mabavu
force {n} (law: legal validity) :: mabavu
force {n} (law: unlawful violence or lawful compulsion) :: mabavu
force {v} (compel (someone to do something)) :: mabavu
force {v} (cause to occur, overcoming resistance) :: mabavu
force {v} (baseball To create an out by touching a base) :: mabavu
force {n} (waterfall) SEE: waterfall ::
force field {n} (science fiction) :: ngao ya nishati (noun 9)
forego {v} (precede) SEE: precede ::
foreign {n} (foreigner) SEE: foreigner ::
foreigner {n} (person in a foreign land) :: ajinabi
foreign policy {n} (government's policy) :: sera za kigeni
forenoon {n} (morning) SEE: morning ::
foreskin {n} (foreskin) SEE: prepuce ::
forest {n} (dense collection of trees) :: msitu, porini
forest {n} (any dense collection) :: msitu, porini
forest {n} (graph theory: union of trees) :: msitu, porini
forest {v} (to cover an area with trees) :: msitu, porini
for ever {adv} (forever) SEE: forever ::
forever {adv} (for all time, for all eternity; for an infinite amount of time) :: milele
forever {adv} ((colloquially) for a very long time) :: milele
forever {adv} ((colloquially) for an excessively long time) :: milele
forever {adv} ((colloquially) constantly or frequently) :: milele
forever {n} (mythical time in the infinite future) :: milele
for example {prep} (as an example) :: kwa mfano
forget {v} (to lose remembrance of) :: -sahau
forgive {v} (transitive, to pardon) :: -samehe
for instance {adv} (as an example) SEE: for example ::
fork {n} (eating utensil) :: uma
form {n} (level of pre-collegiate education) SEE: grade ::
Formosa {prop} (Taiwan) SEE: Taiwan ::
forty {num} (the cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine) :: arobaini
foundation {n} (that upon which anything is founded) :: msingi
foundation {n} (lowest and supporting part or member of a wall) :: msingi
fountain {n} (spring) SEE: spring ::
four {num} (the cardinal number 4) :: nne
four by two {n} (Jew) SEE: Jew ::
fourth {n} (quarter) SEE: quarter ::
fourth {adj} (ordinal form of the number four) :: ya nne
fowl {n} (bird) SEE: bird ::
fox {n} (Vulpes) :: mbweha mwekundu, thalabu
fox {n} (any of the species in the tribe Vulpini) :: mbweha
fox {n} (cunning person) :: mbweha
fox {n} (attractive woman) :: mbweha
fox {v} (to trick) :: mbweha
fox {v} (to confuse) :: mbweha
fox {v} (to act slyly) :: mbweha
frame {v} (put together the structural elements) :: fremu
frame {v} (add a decorative border to a picture) :: fremu
frame {v} (position visually within a fixed boundary) :: fremu
frame {v} (establish a context in words) :: fremu
frame {v} (cause a person to appear guilty) :: fremu
frame {n} (structural elements of a building or other constructed object) :: fremu
frame {n} (structure of a person's body) :: fremu, fremu
frame {n} (rigid, generally rectangular mounting) :: fremu
frame {n} (piece of photographic film containing an image) :: fremu
frame {n} (complete game of snooker) :: fremu
France {prop} (country) :: Ufaransa
francium {n} (chemical element) :: fransi
frankincense {n} (incense) :: uvumba
fraud {n} (an act of deception) :: ghashi, sakata
fraud {n} (assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end) :: ghashi, sakata
fraud {n} (one who performs fraud) :: ghashi, sakata
free {adj} (not imprisoned) :: huru
free {adj} (obtainable without payment) SEE: free of charge ::
freedman {n} (person who has been released from slavery) :: huru
freedom {n} (not being imprisoned or enslaved) :: uhuru
freedom {n} (The lack of a specific constraint) :: uhuru {c11}
freedom {n} :: uhuru
freedom of speech {n} (right to speak without fear of harm) SEE: free speech ::
free of charge {adj} (not requiring any payment - adjective) :: bure
free speech {n} (right to express an opinion in public) :: uhuru wa maoni
French {prop} (Romance language spoken in France) :: Kifaransa
French horn {n} (musical instrument) :: baragumu ya kifaransa
French letter {n} (condom) SEE: condom ::
Frenchman {n} (man of French birth or nationality) :: Mfaransa {cm-wa}
Frenchwoman {n} (a French woman) :: Mfaransa {cm-wa}
Friday {n} (day of the week) :: Ijumaa
fridge {n} (refrigerator) SEE: refrigerator ::
friend {n} (person whose company one enjoys) :: rafiki
friend {n} (boyfriend or girlfriend) :: rafiki
friend {n} (person with whom you are acquainted) :: rafiki
friend {n} (person who provides assistance) :: rafiki
friend {n} (person who backs something) :: rafiki
friend {n} (object or idea that can be used for good) :: rafiki
friend {n} ((sarcastic) form of address used to warn someone) :: rafiki
friend {n} :: (noun 9/10) rafiki, mwenzi
friendship {n} ((uncountable) condition of being friends) :: urafiki
fright {n} (A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger) :: pigano
fright {n} (Anything strange, ugly or shocking) :: pigano
frighten {v} (to disturb with fear) :: -ogofya, -ogofisha
frog {n} (amphibian) :: chura {c7} {c8}
frog {n} (end of a string instrument’s bow) :: chura
frog {n} (organ in a horse’s foot) :: chura
frog {n} (part of a railway) :: chura
frog {n} (a fastener for clothing consisting of a button that fits through a loop) :: chura
from time to time {adv} (occasionally) :: mara kwa mara
frosh {n} (frog) SEE: frog ::
fruit {n} (part of plant) :: tunda, matunda {p}
fruit {n} (food) :: tunda
fruit {n} (figuratively: positive end result or reward of labour or effort) :: tunda
fruit {n} (figuratively: child of a marriage) :: tunda
fruit {n} (offensive slang: homosexual or effeminate man) :: shoga {c5} {c6}
fruit {n} :: zao {c5} {c6}, mazao {p}
fruit bat {n} (bat of the family Pteropodidae) SEE: megabat ::
fruit tree {n} (a tree that bears a crop of edible fruit on a regular basis) :: mti wa matunda {c3} {c4}
fuck {v} (to have sexual intercourse-obscene or vulgar) :: kutomba
fun {n} (enjoyment or amusement) :: fani
fun {n} (playful, often noisy, activity) :: fani
fun {adj} (enjoyable, amusing) :: fani
functional group {n} (characteristic grouping of elements) :: kundi
fundament {n} (anus) SEE: anus ::
fundament {n} (foundation) SEE: foundation ::
funeral {n} (ceremony to honour a deceased person) :: maziko, mazishi
funnel {n} (smoke flue, chimney) SEE: chimney ::
fur {n} (hairy coat of a mammal, especially when fine, soft and thick) :: unyoya
fur {n} (hairy skin processed to serve as clothing) :: unyoya
fur {n} (pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel) :: unyoya
fur {n} (coating resembling fur) :: unyoya
fur {n} (layer of epithelial debris) :: unyoya
fur {v} (to cover with fur) :: unyoya
furniture {n} (large movable items) :: fanicha
furthermore {adv} (In addition; besides; what's more; used to denote additional information) :: aidha
furuncle {n} (boil) SEE: boil ::
fuzz {n} (police) SEE: police ::
Gabon {prop} (Gabonese Republic) :: Gaboni
Gabonese {n} (A person from Gabon or of Gabonese descent) :: Mgaboni
Gabonese {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Gabon or the Gabonese people) :: Kigaboni
gaffer {n} (baby) SEE: baby ::
gage {v} (to measure) SEE: gauge ::
gage {v} (gauge) SEE: gauge ::
galago {n} (primate) :: komba
galah {n} (fool) SEE: fool ::
gall {n} (bile) SEE: bile ::
galligaskins {n} (shalwar) SEE: shalwar ::
gallon {n} (a unit of volume used for liquids) :: galoni
galpal {n} (close female friend) SEE: girlfriend ::
gam {n} (group of whales) :: ufizi
Gambia {prop} (The Republic of The Gambia) :: Gambia
gambling {n} (activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance) :: kamari
game {n} (playful activity, amusement, pastime) :: mchezo
gameness {n} (courage) SEE: courage ::
Ganda {prop} (Luganda) SEE: Luganda ::
gangster {n} (street gang member) :: jangili
gannet {n} (glutton) SEE: glutton ::
gap {n} (opening made by breaking or parting) :: mwanya
gap {n} (opening allowing passage or entrance) :: mwanya
gap {n} (opening that implies a breach or defect) :: mwanya
gap {n} (vacant space or time) :: mwanya
gap {n} (mountain pass) :: mwanya
garbage can {n} (waste receptacle) :: pipa
garden {n} (piece of land outside with flowers and plants) :: shamba, bustani
garden {v} (grow plants) :: shamba
garden {v} (in cricket) :: shamba
Garden of Eden {prop} (place where Adam and Eve first lived) :: bustani ya Edeni {c9}
garlic {n} (plant) :: kitunguu saumu, somu, thumu
gas {n} ((uncountable, chemistry) state of matter) :: gesi
gas giant {n} (large planet of gas) :: pandikizi la gesi
gash {n} (vulva) SEE: vulva ::
gasoline {n} (motor fuel) :: petroli
gate {n} (door-like structure outside) :: lango
gatekeeper {n} (A person who guards or monitors passage through a gate) :: bawabu
gather {v} (—to congregate) :: kukutanika
gauge {n} (a measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard) :: geji
gauge {n} (any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge) :: geji
gauge {n} (distance between the rails of a railway) :: geji
gauge {n} (a semi-norm; a function that assigns a non-negative size to all vectors in a vector space) :: geji
gay {adj} (happy, joyful and lively) :: shoga
gay {adj} (festive, bright, colorful) :: shoga
gay {n} (homosexual person, especially male, see also: lesbian) :: msenge, basha, shoga
Gaza {prop} (city) :: Gaza
Gaza {prop} (Gaza Strip) SEE: Gaza Strip ::
Gaza Strip {prop} (Gaza Strip) :: ukanda wa Gaza
gazelle {n} (antelope) :: swala, swara
gecko {n} (lizard of the family Gekkonidae) :: mjusi kafiri
geek {n} (Australian: look) SEE: look ::
geezer {n} (device for boiling water) SEE: geyser ::
geezer {n} (male person) :: manaume
geezer {n} (informal: old person, especially male) :: kikaramba
geld {n} (money) SEE: money ::
geld {n} (ransom) SEE: ransom ::
geld {n} (tribute) SEE: tribute ::
gem {n} (precious stone) :: johari {c9} {c10}
gem {n} (precious or highly valued thing or person) :: johari {c9} {c10}
Gemini {prop} (astrological sign) :: Mapacha, Jauza
gender {n} (grammar: voice (of verbs)) SEE: voice ::
gender {n} (biological sex of persons or animals) :: jinsia
general {adj} (involving every part or member, not specific or particular) :: jumla
general {adj} (not limited in application; applicable to a whole class or category) :: majenerali
general {n} (military rank) :: jenerali
generation {n} (single step in the succession of natural descent) :: kizazi {c7} {c8}
generator {n} (apparatus: electrical generator) :: jenereta
generosity {n} (the trait of being willing to give one's money and/or time) :: ukarimu
generous {adj} (willing to give and share unsparingly) :: karimu
Genesis {prop} (the book of the Bible) :: Mwanzo {c3}
genet {n} (mammal of the genus Genetta) :: kanu
geneticist {n} (scientist who studies genes) :: mwanajenetiki {c1} {c2}, mtaalamu wa chembe za urithi {c1} {c2}
genie {n} (an invisible Muslim spirit) :: jini
genie {n} (a fictional magical being) :: jini
genie {n} :: kijini
genus {n} (rank in a taxonomic classification between family and species) :: jenasi
geographer {n} (a specialist in geography) :: mwanajiografia
geography {n} (study of physical structure and inhabitants of the Earth) :: jiografia
geology {n} (the study of the earth) :: jiolojia
geometry {n} (branch of mathematics) :: jiometri
geometry {n} (type of geometry) :: jiometri
geometry {n} (spatial attributes) :: jiometri
Georgia {prop} (country) :: Jojia
Georgia {prop} (state of the USA) :: Jojia
gerenuk {n} (Litocranius walleri) :: swala twiga
German {n} (native or inhabitant of Germany; person of German citizenship or nationality) :: Mjerumani
German {prop} (the German language) :: kijerumani
German Democratic Republic {prop} (East Germany from 1949-1990) :: Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kijerumani
Germanic {prop} (early language, see also: Ur-Germanic) :: Kijerumaniki (noun 7)
Germanic {prop} (group of Indo-European languages) :: Kijerumaniki (noun 7)
Germanic {adj} (relating to the Germanic peoples) :: Mjerumaniki
Germanic {adj} (relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic) :: -a Kijerumaniki
Germanic {adj} (having German characteristics) :: -a Kijerumaniki
Germany {prop} (country in Central Europe) :: Ujerumani {c6}
get {v} (to obtain) :: wahi, pata
get {v} (to receive) :: wahi, pata
get {v} (to become) :: wahi, pata
get {v} (colloquial: to understand) :: wahi, pata
get {v} (colloquial: to be) :: wahi, pata
get away {v} (to avoid capture; to escape (from)) SEE: escape ::
get up {v} (to rise from one's bed) :: kuondoka
get used {v} (to get accustomed (to)) :: zoea
geyser {n} (boiling spring) :: gaiza
Ghana {prop} (The Republic of Ghana) :: Ghana
Ghanaian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Ghana or the Ghanaian people) :: Kighana
Ghanaian {n} (person from Ghana or of Ghanaian descent) :: Mghana
Ghanan {adj} (Ghanaian) SEE: Ghanaian ::
Ghanan {n} (Ghanaian) SEE: Ghanaian ::
ghee {n} (South Asian style clarified butter) :: samli
ghost {n} (spirit appearing after death) :: [noun 7/8] kivuli, mzuka
ghost {n} (faint shadowy semblance) :: mizuka, jini
ghost {n} (false image in an optical device) :: mizuka
ghost {n} (false image on a television screen) :: mizuka
ghost {n} (soul) SEE: soul ::
giant {n} (mythical human) :: jitu
giant {n} (very tall person) :: njemba
giant anteater {n} (species) :: mhanga mkubwa
Gibraltar {prop} (British overseas territory) :: Gibraltar
giddiness {n} (state of being giddy) SEE: dizziness ::
gift {n} (something given to another voluntarily, without charge) :: zawadi {c9} {c10}, kipawa {c7} {c8}
gin {n} (alcoholic beverage) :: jini
ginger {n} (plant) :: mtangawizi
ginger {n} (spice) :: tangawizi
ginger ale {n} (ginger beer) SEE: ginger beer ::
ginger beer {n} (drink flavoured with ginger) :: tangawizi
ginkgo {n} (tree) :: mginko
ginkgo {n} (seed) :: ginko
gippo {n} (Egyptian) SEE: Egyptian ::
giraffe {n} (mammal) :: twiga
girl {n} (young female person) :: msichana, mwari
girlfriend {n} (a female partner in a romantic relationship) :: mpenzi, chuma [slang]
girlfriend {n} (a female friend) :: shoga
give {v} (transfer the possession of something to someone else) :: kupa
given {adj} (particular, specific) :: fulani
giver {n} (one who gives) :: mpaji
gladiator {n} (a professional boxer) SEE: boxer ::
glass {n} (substance) :: glasi
glass {n} (drinking vessel) :: glasi
glass {n} (mirror) SEE: mirror ::
glasses {n} (plural of "glass") SEE: glass ::
glasses {n} (spectacles) SEE: spectacles ::
glove {n} (item of clothing) :: glavu
glue {n} (sticky adhesive substance) :: gundi, gluu
glue {n} (birdlime) SEE: birdlime ::
glutton {n} (wolverine) SEE: wolverine ::
glutton {n} (one who eats voraciously) :: mlafi
glutton {n} (one who gluts himself) :: walafi
gnu {n} (large antelope) :: nyumbu, mbogo
gnu goat {n} (Budorcas taxicolor) SEE: takin ::
go {v} (die) SEE: die ::
go {v} (lead (tend or reach in a certain direction)) SEE: lead ::
go {v} (to move through space (especially from one place to another) ) :: gura
go {v} (of a machine, to work ) :: gura
go {v} (to take a turn ) :: gura
go {v} (to become ) :: gura
go {v} (to disappear ) :: gura
go {v} (to be destroyed ) :: gura
go {v} (to say ) :: gura
go {v} (to make (a specified sound) ) :: gura
go {v} (to fit ) :: gura
go {v} (to belong; to have as its/their proper place ) :: gura
go {v} (to date ) :: gura
go {n} (turn at something) :: gura
go {n} (attempt) :: gura
go {n} (approval) :: gura
go {v} (leave) SEE: leave ::
go {v} (change) SEE: change ::
go {v} (walk) SEE: walk ::
go {v} (urinate, defecate) SEE: pee ::
goal {n} (in many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object) :: bao
goal {n} ((sport) act of placing the object into the goal) :: bao
goal {n} (point(s) scored) :: bao
goat {n} (animal) :: mbuzi {c9} {c10}
go away {v} (to depart or leave a place) :: kuondoka
go back {v} (to return to a place) :: kurejea
goblin {n} (hostile diminutive humanoid in fantasy literature) :: zimwi
god {n} (deity) :: bwana {s}, mabwana {p} [noun 5/6], rabi {s} {p} [noun 9/10] , mungu {c3} {c4}
God {n} (impersonal, universal, spiritual presence) :: Jalali
God {n} (omnipotent being) :: Jalali
God {prop} (single deity of monotheism) :: Allah, Mungu
God {prop} (single male deity of duotheism) :: Jalali
God {prop} :: Allah (noun 1)
godly {adj} (of or pertaining to a god) :: uungu
godly {adj} (devoted to a god or God) :: uungu
godly {adj} (gloriously good) :: uungu
goer {n} (foot) SEE: foot ::
gold {n} (element) :: dhahabu
goldenberry {n} (cape gooseberry) SEE: cape gooseberry ::
golden eagle {n} (large bird of prey) :: tai-mfalme, tai wa dhahabu
golf {n} (ball game) :: gofu
gonorrhea {n} (STD) :: kisonono
good {adj} (acting in the interest of good; ethical good intentions) :: mzuri
good {adj} (useful for a particular purpose) :: mzuri
good {adj} (of food, edible; not stale or rotten) :: mzuri
good {adj} (of food, having a particularly pleasant taste) :: mzuri
good {adj} (healthful) :: mzuri
good {adj} (pleasant; enjoyable) :: mzuri
good {adj} (of people, competent or talented) :: mzuri
good {adj} (effective) :: mzuri
good {adj} (favourable) :: mzuri
good {adj} (beneficial; worthwhile) :: mzuri
good {adj} :: -zuri
good {n} (the forces of good) :: uzuri {11} {14}
good {n} (good result) :: mzuri
good afternoon {phrase} (greeting said in the afternoon) :: masalkheri [used by Muslims]
goodbye {interj} (farewell) :: kwaheri, tuonane tena, majaliwea
goodbye {n} (an utterance of goodbye) :: baibai, majaliwea
good day {phrase} (greeting between sunrise and sunset) :: habari za mchana (noon or afternoon), habari za leo
good-den {interj} (good evening) SEE: good evening ::
good evening {n} (greeting said in the evening) :: habari ya jioni
good fortune {n} (good luck) SEE: good luck ::
good luck {interj} (wish of fortune or encouragement) :: kila la kheri
good morning {interj} (when seeing someone for the first time in the morning) :: habari ya asubuhi, subulkheri [used by Muslims]
goodness {n} (state or characteristic of being good) :: uzuri
good night {phrase} (a farewell) :: usiku mwema
goods {n} (that which is produced, traded, bought or sold) :: mali {9} {10}, bidhaa
goose {n} (a grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae) :: bata bukini
gooseberry {n} (fruit) :: tunda bukini
gorilla {n} (ape) :: ngagi {c9} {c10}
gospel {n} (first section of New Testament) :: injili
gossip {n} (person) :: tetesi, fitina
gossip {n} (idle talk) :: tetesi, fitina
gossip {v} (to talk about someone else's private or personal business) :: fakachi, fitina
gossip {v} (to talk idly) :: fakachi, fitina
go to work {v} (work) SEE: work ::
governess {n} (woman paid to educate children in their own home) :: mlezi
government {n} (body with the power to make and/or enforce laws) :: serikali
governor {n} (leader of a region or state) :: liwali {c5} {c6}
gown {n} (woman's dress) :: gauni
grace {n} (free and undeserved favour, especially of God) :: neema
grade {n} (level of pre-collegiate education) :: kidato
grain {n} (harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops) :: nafaka
grain {n} (single seed of grain) :: nafaka
grain {n} (unit of weight) :: kilo
grain {v} (to feed grain to) :: lisha
gram {n} (unit of mass) :: gramu
grammar {n} (rules for speaking and writing a language) :: sarufi
grammarian {n} (person who studies grammar) :: mwanasarufi
grammary {n} (grammar) SEE: grammar ::
gramophone {n} (record player) :: gramafoni
granary {n} (storage facility) :: ghala
grandchild {n} (child of someone’s child) :: mjukuu
grandfather {n} (grandfather (from either side)) :: babu
grandfather {n} (male forefather) :: babu
grandmother {n} (mother of someone's parent) :: bibi
grandstand {n} :: msimamo
grape {n} (fruit) :: zabibu
grape {n} (vine) :: mzabibu
grapefruit {n} (tree) :: mbalungi
grapefruit {n} (a large, round tart fruit) :: balungi
grapevine {n} (the plant on which grapes grow) :: mzabibu
graph {n} (mathematical diagram) :: jedwali
graph {n} (an ordered pair in graph theory) :: jedwali
graph {v} (draw a graph of) :: jedwali
grasp {v} (to grasp) SEE: hold ::
grass {n} (ground cover plant) :: nyasi
grass {n} (lawn) :: nyasi
grass {n} (marijuana) :: unyasi
grass {n} (informer) :: nyasi
grass {v} (to inform on) :: nyasi
grasshopper {n} (an insect of the order Orthoptera) :: panzi
grate {v} (shred) :: kuna
grate {v} (rub against) :: kuna
grate {v} (irritate) :: kuna
gratis {adj} (free of charge) SEE: free of charge ::
gratitude {n} (state of being grateful) :: ushukuru
grave {n} (excavation for burial) :: kaburi
grave {adj} (to be checked) :: kaburi
graveyard {n} (tract of land in which the dead are buried) :: makaburi
gravity {n} (resultant force on Earth's surface) :: graviti
gray {adj} (having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember) :: kijivu
grease {n} (animal fat) :: girisi
grease {n} (oily or fatty matter) :: girisi
grease {n} (shorn but not yet cleansed wool) :: girisi
grease {n} (inflammation of a horse's heels) :: girisi
grease {v} (put grease or fat on something) :: girisi
grease {v} (to bribe) :: girisi
grease {v} (to perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly) :: girisi
grease {v} (to kill) :: girisi
great {adj} (important) SEE: important ::
greater galago {n} (primate of the genus Otolemur) SEE: thick-tailed bushbaby ::
great haste makes great waste {proverb} (haste makes waste) SEE: haste makes waste ::
Greece {prop} (Country in Southeastern Europe) :: Ugiriki
greed {n} (selfish desire for more than is needed) :: tamaa
Greek {n} (inhabitant, etc., of Greece) :: Mgiriki
Greek {prop} (language of the Greek people) :: Kigiriki
green {adj} (having green as its colour) :: kijani, chanikiwiti
greenery {n} (marijuana) SEE: marijuana ::
Greenland {prop} (a large self-governing island in North America) :: Grinlandi
Greenlandic {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Greenland, its people or language) SEE: Greenlandish ::
Greenlandic {prop} (language) SEE: Greenlandish ::
Greenlandish {prop} (language) :: Kigrinlandi
greeting {n} (acknowledgement of a persons presence or arrival) :: salamu
Grenada {prop} (Caribbean country) :: Grenada
grenade {n} (pomegranate) SEE: pomegranate ::
Grenadian {n} (A person from Grenada) :: Mgrenada
Grenadian {adj} (pertaining to Grenada) :: Kigrenada
grey {adj} (having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember) :: kijivu
grief {n} (sadness) :: ghamu
grieve {v} (to experience grief) :: kuhuzunika
griffin {n} (mythical beast having the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle) :: grifoni
griffon {n} (legendary creature) SEE: griffin ::
grill {n} (barbecue) :: uma {c11} {c10a}
gripe {n} (Gyps fulvus) SEE: griffin ::
groom {n} (bridegroom) SEE: bridegroom ::
gross national product {n} (economics) :: jumla ya pato la taifa
group {n} (number of things or persons being in some relation to each other) :: kundi
group {n} (in group theory) :: kundi
group {n} (people who perform music together) :: kundi
group {n} (small number of galaxies) :: kundi
group {n} (column in the periodic table) :: kundi
group {n} (subset of a culture or of a society) :: makundi
group {n} (air force formation) :: makundi
group {n} (collection of formations or rock strata) :: kundi, makundi
group {n} (in Unix) :: makundi
group {v} (put together to form a group) :: kundi
group {n} (functional entity consisting of certain atoms whose presence provides a certain property to a molecule) SEE: functional group ::
grow {v} ((intransitive) to become bigger) :: kukuza
grow {v} ((intransitive) to appear or sprout) :: kukuza
grow {v} ((transitive) to cause something to become bigger) :: kukuza
growth {n} (increase in size) :: ukuaji
growth {n} (act of growing) :: ukuaji
growth {n} (something that grows or has grown) :: ukuaji
growth {n} (pathology: abnormal mass such as a tumor) :: ukuaji
guard {n} (person who or thing that protects something) :: askari, mlinzi, walinzi {p}
guard {v} (to protect from some offence) :: kulinda
Guatemala {prop} (country in Central America) :: Guatemala
Guatemalan {n} (person) :: Mgwatemala
Guatemalan {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Guatemala or its people) :: Kigwatemala
guava {n} (tree or shrub) :: mpera
guava {n} (fruit) :: pera
guest {n} (recipient of hospitality) :: mgeni {cm-wa}
guide {n} (someone who guides) :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (document, book) :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (sign) :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (any marking or object that provides quick reference) :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (device) :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (occultism: spirit who speaks through a medium) :: mwelekezi
guide {n} (military: one who sets the pattern in a formation) :: mwelekezi
guide {v} (to serve as a guide person) :: mwelekezi
guide {v} (to steer or navigate a ship) :: mwelekezi
guide {v} (to supervise education) :: mwelekezi
guideline {n} (non-specific rule or principle) :: kielelezo
guideline {n} (plan or explanation) :: kielelezo
guideline {n} (light line to help align the text) :: kielelezo
guilt {n} (responsibility for wrongdoing) :: hatia
Guinea {prop} (Republic of Guinea) :: Gine
Guinea-Bissau {prop} (Republic of Guinea-Bissau) :: Ginebisau
guinea fowl {n} (bird) :: kanga, kororo
Guinean {adj} (from Guinea) :: Kigine
Guinean {adj} (from Guinea-Bissau) :: Kigine
Guinean {n} (someone from Guinea or of Guinean descent) :: Mgine
guitar {n} (musical instrument) :: gitaa
Gujarati {prop} (language) :: Kigujarati
Gujarati {prop} (person) :: kigujarati
gulch {n} (glutton) SEE: glutton ::
gulf {n} (geography) :: ghuba
Gulf of Guinea {prop} (part of the Atlantic Ocean) :: Ghuba ya Guinea
gum arabic {n} (substance from acacia trees) :: sandarusi
gumbo {n} (gumbo) SEE: okra ::
gun {n} (a very portable, short weapon, for hand use) :: bunduki
gun {n} (a less portable, long weapon) :: bunduki {c9} {c10}
gun {n} :: bunduki {c9} {c10}
gunpowder {n} (explosive mixture) :: baruti
Guoyu {prop} (Mandarin) SEE: Mandarin ::
gut {n} :: kitambi, vitambi pl (noun 7/8)
Guyana {prop} (country) :: Guyana
Guyanese {n} (person from Guyana) :: Mguyana
Guyanese {adj} (pertaining to Guyana) :: Kiguyana
habit {n} (addiction) :: zoevu
habit {v} (clothe) :: zoevu
Hades {prop} (from Greek mythology) :: Hade, Hadesi
Hades {prop} (the Greek translation of Sheol) :: kuzimu
hair {n} (a pigmented keratinaceous growth on the human head) :: unywele {11} {12}
hair {n} (the collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals) :: nywele {12}
hair {n} (one of the above-mentioned filaments) :: nywele
hair {n} :: nywele
hairless {adj} (bald) SEE: bald ::
Haiti {prop} (a country in the Caribbean) :: Haiti
Haitian {n} (person from Haiti) :: Mhaiti
Haitian {adj} (pertaining to the country, people, or language) :: Kihaiti
hajib {n} (headscarf) SEE: hijab ::
hajj {n} (pilgrimage to Mecca) :: haji
hajji {n} (one who has participated in a hajj) :: alhaji, haji
halal {adj} (fit to eat according to Muslim religious customs) :: halali
halal {adj} (in general, according to Muslim customs, permissible to have or do) :: halali
half {n} (one of two equal parts into which anything may be divided) :: nusu
half {n} (math: fraction) :: nusu
half past {n} ("half past one" as example of usage in other languages) :: saa saba na nusu (literally hour seven and a half)
halyard {n} (rope) :: jarari
ham {n} (thigh of a hog cured for food) :: hemu
hamartia {n} (sin) SEE: sin ::
hammer {n} (tool) :: nyundo {c9} {c10}
hammer {n} (part of a firearm) :: nyundo
hammer {n} (bone of the middle ear; see also malleus) :: nyundo
hammer {n} (curling: last rock in an end) :: nyundo
hammer {n} (frisbee throwing style) :: nyundo
hand {n} (part of the fore limb) :: mkono
handball {n} (team sport) :: mpira
handcuff {n} (ring of a locking fetter for the hand) :: pingu
handicap {v} (to encumber) :: kilema
handicap {v} (to place at disadvantage) :: kilema
handicap {v} (to estimate betting odds) :: kilema
handkerchief {n} (cloth for wiping the face, eyes, nose or hands) :: leso
haply {adv} (perhaps) SEE: perhaps ::
happen {v} (to occur) :: kutukia, kutokea
happiness {n} (emotion of being happy) :: raha
happy birthday {interj} (good wishes for a birthday) :: Pongezi kwa siku ya kuzaliwa
happy New Year {phrase} (Happy New Year) :: Heri Za Mwaka Mpya
haram {adj} (forbidden by Islam) :: haramu
harbor {n} (for ships) :: bandari
harbour {n} (harbor) SEE: harbor ::
harbour {n} (harbor) SEE: harbor ::
hard {adj} (resistant to pressure) :: -gumu
hard {adj} (requiring a lot of effort to do or understand) :: -gumu
hard {adj} (demanding a lot of effort to endure) :: -gumu
hard {adj} (severe) :: -gumu
hard drive {n} (device used for storing large amounts of data) :: kiendeshi diski kuu
hard maple {n} (sugar maple) SEE: sugar maple ::
hare {n} (animal) :: sungura
harmonica {n} (wind instrument) :: kinanda cha mdomo
harp {n} (musical instrument) :: kinubi
harsh {adj} (rough) :: mkali
harsh {adj} (severe or cruel) :: mkali
harsh {v} (negatively criticize) :: mkali
harsh {v} (put a damper on someone's mood) :: mkali, mkali
hartebeest {n} (Alcelaphus bucelaphus) :: kongoni
harvest {n} (autumn, fall) SEE: autumn ::
haste makes waste {proverb} (being too hasty leads to wasteful mistakes) :: haraka haraka haina baraka
hat {n} (a head covering) :: kofia [nc 9/10], chapeo
hate {v} (to dislike intensely) :: kuchukia
hate {n} (hatred) SEE: hatred ::
hatred {n} (strong aversion) :: chuki
haunt {n} (ghost) SEE: ghost ::
Hausa {n} (people) :: Mhausa
Hausa {prop} (language) :: Kihausa
have eyes on {v} (observe) SEE: observe ::
have one's eye on {v} (watch) SEE: watch ::
Hawaiian {adj} (of or having to do with the Hawaiian race, culture, or language) :: -a Kihawai
Hawaiian {n} (a descendant of the peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands prior to European contact) :: Mhawai
Hawaiian {n} (a resident of the US state of Hawaii) :: Mhawai
Hawaiian {prop} (Hawaiian language) :: Kihawai
hawk {n} (predatory bird) :: kipanga
hay {n} (grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder) :: majani makavu, ukoko mkwavu
haya {n} (beech) SEE: beech ::
hazard {n} (chance) SEE: chance ::
hazel {n} (tree / shrub) :: mhazeli
hazelnut {n} (shrub) SEE: hazel ::
he {determiner} (personal pronoun "he") :: [both male and female] yeye
head {n} (part of the body) :: kichwa {c7} {c8}
head {n} (leader or chief) :: mkuu [c 1/2]
headline {n} (heading or title of an article) :: taarifa
head man {n} (leader of a village) :: jumbe
headpiece {n} (helmet) SEE: helmet ::
headscarf {n} (piece of material worn over the head) :: buibui
healing {n} (healing process, see also: recovery) :: kuponya
health {n} (state of being free of physical or psychological disease, illness, or malfunction) :: afya
heart {n} (an organ) :: moyo {s}, mioyo {p}
heart {n} (a suit of cards) :: kopa
heart attack {n} (acute myocardial infarction) :: mshtuko wa moyo
hearth {n} (floor of fireplace) :: meko
hearts {n} (plural of "heart") SEE: heart ::
hearts {n} (the card suit (♥)) :: kopa, moyo
heat {n} (thermal energy) :: harara
heat {n} (condition or quality of being hot) :: joto {c5}
heaven {n} (sky) :: mbingu
Heaven {prop} (All meanings) SEE: heaven ::
heavens {n} (the abode of God) :: mbingu {p}
heavy {adj} (having great weight) :: -zito
Hebrew {n} (Jew) SEE: Jew ::
Hebrew {adj} (Jewish) SEE: Jewish ::
Hebrew {n} (Jewish) SEE: Jewish ::
Hebrew {prop} (Jewish) SEE: Jewish ::
hectare {n} (unit of surface area) :: hekta
hedgehog {n} (animal) :: kalunguyeye {c9} {c10}
heel {n} (anatomy: part of the foot) :: kisigino
heel {n} (part of shoe) :: kisigino
heel {n} (firearms: back upper part of the stock) :: kisigino
heel {n} (end-piece of a loaf of bread) :: kisigino
heel {v} (To follow at somebody's heels) :: kisigino
he-goat {n} (billy goat) SEE: billy goat ::
heir {n} (one who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another) :: mrithi
heir {n} (one who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office) :: mrithi
helicopter {n} (aircraft) :: helikopta
helium {n} (chemical element) :: heliamu
hello {interj} (greeting) :: jambo, salaam
helmet {n} (protective head covering) :: helmeti, kofia ya chuma
helot {n} (serf, slave) SEE: slave ::
help {n} (action given to provide assistance) :: msaada
help {n} (person or persons who provides assistance with some task) :: msaada
help {n} (textual support of a software application) :: msaada
help {v} (transitive: provide assistance to (someone or something)) :: kusaidia
help {v} (contribute in some way to) :: msaada
help {v} (intransitive: provide assistance) :: msaada
helper {n} (one who helps) :: msaidizi
hemoglobin {n} (the iron-containing substance in red blood cells that transports oxygen) :: hemoglobini
hemp {n} (Cannabis sativa) :: bangi
hen {n} (female chicken) :: tembe, kuku
hen {n} (female bird) :: tembe, mwera
hen {n} (hen-like woman) :: tembe
henceforth {adv} (from now on) :: tokea sasa
Hephaestus {prop} (Greek god) :: Hefesto
Hera {prop} (queen of the gods, wife of Zeus) :: Hera
Heracles {prop} (the son of Zeus, see also: Hercules) :: Herakle
herbalism {n} ((obsolete) botany) SEE: botany ::
herbivore {n} (plant-eating organism) :: mla-mimea
Hercules {prop} (The Roman name of Heracles, see also: Heracles) :: Herkule, Hekyulizi
herd {n} (a number of domestic animals assembled together under the watch or ownership of a keeper) :: kundi {c5} {c6}
herdsman {n} (a person who tends livestock, especially cows and sheep) :: mchungaji {c1} {c2}
here {adv} :: hapa
here {n} (this place) :: hapa, humu
hereafter {n} (existence after death) SEE: afterlife ::
here and there {adv} (from time to time) SEE: from time to time ::
here and there {adv} (in one place and another) :: huko na huko
Hermes {prop} (The Greek god Hermes) :: Herme
hero {n} (person of great bravery) :: shujaa
heroism {n} (the qualities characteristic of a hero, the display of them) :: ushujaa
herpes {n} (viral disease) :: tego
hexapod {n} (insect) SEE: insect ::
Hezbollah {prop} (Lebanese Shia islamic organisation) :: Hezbollah
hi {interj} (friendly, informal greeting) :: jambo, salaam
hickory {n} (tree of genus Carya or Annamocarya) :: mkarya
hickory {n} (wood of the tree) :: ubao wa mkarya
hide {v} ((intransitive)) :: kujificha
high seas {n} (regions of ocean far from shore) :: majimakuu
hight {v} (call) SEE: call ::
hijab {n} (headscarf) :: hijabu
Hijra {n} (Muhammad's departure from Mecca) :: hijra
hill {n} (elevated location) :: kilima
hillock {n} (small hill) :: kilima
him {pron} (he) SEE: he ::
hinder {v} (to delay or impede movement) :: zuia, pinga
hinder {v} (to make a task difficult) :: kinga, kinza
Hindi {prop} (language) :: Kihindi
Hindu {n} (religious adherent) :: Mhindu
Hinduism {prop} (religion) :: Uhindu
Hindustan {prop} (India) SEE: India ::
hip {n} (joint) :: unyonga, nyonga
hippopotamus {n} (large African mammal) :: kiboko
historian {n} (person who studies history) :: mwanahistoria
history {n} (aggregate of past events) :: historia
history {n} (branch of knowledge that studies the past) :: historia
history {n} (record or narrative description of past events) :: historia
history {n} (medicine: list of past and continuing medical conditions) :: historia
history {n} (computing: record of previous user events) :: historia
hit {v} (to hit) SEE: strike ::
HIV {n} (human immunodeficiency virus) :: VVU, virus vinavyosababisha (UKIMWI)
hive {n} (a box or basket for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees) SEE: beehive ::
hoe {n} (agricultural tool) :: jembe
hold {n} (cargo area) :: falka
holiday {n} (day on which a festival, etc, is traditionally observed) :: likizo
holiday {n} (day declared free from work by the government) :: likizo
holiday {n} (period of one or more days taken off work by an employee for leisure) :: likizo
holiday {n} (period during which pupils and students do not attend their school or university) :: likizo
holiday {n} (period taken off work or study for travel) :: likizo
holiday {n} (unintentional gap) :: likizo
Holland {prop} (the Netherlands, see also: Netherlands) :: Uholanzi
Holy Ghost {prop} (aspect of the Holy Trinity) SEE: Holy Spirit ::
Holy Spirit {prop} (Christian: aspect of the Holy Trinity) :: Roho Mtakatifu
homoerotic {adj} (homosexual) SEE: homosexual ::
homophobia {n} (fear, dislike, or hate of homosexuals) :: ubaguzi wa mashoga {14}
homosexual {adj} (sexually attracted solely or primarily to the same sex) :: shoga {5} {6}
homosexual {n} (person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex) :: shoga {5} {6}
homosexuality {n} (sexual orientation) :: ushoga {14}
Honduran {n} (Person from Honduras) :: Mhondurasi
Honduran {adj} (Pertaining to Honduras) :: Kihondurasi
Honduras {prop} (a country in Central America) :: Hondurasi
honey {n} (sweet substance produced by bees) :: uki {c11}, asali
honey {n} (something sweet or desirable) :: asali
honey {n} (term of affection) :: asali
honey {n} (informal: attractive woman) :: asali
honey {n} (colour) :: asali
honey badger {n} (Mellivora capensis) :: nyegere
honeybadger {n} (honey badger) SEE: honey badger ::
Hong Kong {prop} (coastal administrative region in south-east China) :: Hong Kong
honorificabilitudinitatibus {n} (state of being able to receive honours) :: heshimiwa
-hood {suffix} (condition or state) :: u-
hook {n} (attention-getting opening statement) :: ndowani
hook {n} (type of cricket shot) :: ndowani
hook {v} (to attach a hook) :: ndowani
hook {v} (to catch with a hook) :: ndowani
hook {v} (to make addicted) :: ndowani
hook {v} (slang: to engage in prostitution) :: ndowani
hooter {n} (owl) SEE: owl ::
hoover {v} (vacuum) SEE: vacuum ::
hope {n} (belief that something wished for can happen) :: matumaini
hope {n} (person or thing that is a source of hope) :: matumaini
hope {n} :: matarajio
hope {v} (to want something to happen, with expectation that it might) :: tumaini
horn {n} (antler) SEE: antler ::
horn {n} (growth on the heads of certain animals) :: pembe
horn {n} (any of several musical wind instruments) :: baragumu
horn {n} (instrument used to signal others) :: baragumu
horny {adj} (hard or bony) :: nyege
horny {adj} (sexually aroused) :: nyege
horse {n} (members of the species Equus ferus) :: farasi
horse {n} (related or similar species) :: farasi
horse {n} (cavalry soldiers) :: farasi
horse {n} (gymnastic equipment) :: farasi
horse {n} (knight in chess (see also knight)) :: farasi
horse {n} (slang: heroin) :: farasi
hospital {n} (large medical facility) :: hospitali
hostility {n} (state of being hostile) :: uadui
hotel {n} (establishment providing accommodation) :: hoteli
hothouse {n} (brothel) SEE: brothel ::
hour {n} (time period of sixty minutes) :: saa
house {n} (human abode) :: nyumba {c9} {c10}
house {v} (keep within a structure or container) :: nyumba
house {v} (dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses) :: nyumba
house {v} (contain or enclose mechanical parts) :: nyumba
house of ill fame {n} (brothel) SEE: brothel ::
how {adv} (in what manner) :: namna, jinsi, -je
how are you {phrase} (greeting) :: habari gani?, hujambo
how do you pronounce this word {phrase} (how do you pronounce this word?) :: unatamkaje neno hili?
how do you English {phrase} (request for translation into English) :: unasemaje...kwa Kiingereza?
howdy {interj} (hi) SEE: hi ::
how many {determiner} (what number) :: -ngapi
hub {n} (central part of a wheel) :: vitovu
hub {n} (point where many routes meet) :: vitovu
hub {n} (computer networking device) :: vitovu
hub {n} (stake with a nail in it) :: vitovu
human {n} (a human being) :: binadamu
human being {n} (a human being) SEE: human ::
human being {n} (person) :: mwanadamu, binadamu
human rights {n} (the basic rights and freedoms that all humans should be guaranteed) :: haki za kibinadamu
humidity {n} (dampness, especially that of the air) :: unyevuanga
hummock {n} (small hill) SEE: hillock ::
hump {n} (rounded fleshy mass) :: nundu
humpback whale {n} (Megaptera novaeangliae) :: nyangumi-kibyongo
Hun {n} (German) SEE: German ::
hundred {num} (cardinal number 100) :: mia
hung {adj} (suspended by hanging) :: anika
hung {adj} (having with hanging additions or appendages) :: anika
hung {adj} (having a large penis) :: anika
hung {adj} (of a jury that is unable to reach a verdict) :: anika
hunger {n} (need for food) :: njaa, unenge
hunger {n} (strong desire) :: njaa, unenge
hunger {v} (need food) :: njaa, unenge
hunger {v} (desire) :: njaa, unenge
hunt {v} (to chase down prey) :: kuwinda
hunter {n} (person who hunts game) :: msasi, mwindaji
hunting {n} (chasing and killing animals for sport or to get food) :: uwindo
hurler {n} (pitcher) SEE: pitcher ::
hurricane {n} (weather phenomenon) :: kimbunga
hurricane {n} (meteorology: a wind scale for quite strong wind) :: kimbunga
hurt {v} (to cause physical pain and/or injury) :: kilemba
husband {n} (male partner in marriage) :: mume
hustler {n} (prostitute) SEE: prostitute ::
hyacinth {n} (plant of the genus Hyacinthus) :: hiakintho, yasintho
hydrogen {n} (chemical element) :: hidrojeni
hyena {n} (mammal) :: fisi {c9} {c10} sg & pl
hymn {n} (a song of praise or worship) :: wimbo
hypocrite {n} (person practising hypocrisy) :: kabwela
hyrax {n} (mammal of the order Hyracoidea) :: pelele, kwanga, wibari, pimbi
I am blind {phrase} (I'm blind) SEE: I'm blind ::
ibis {n} (Threskiornithid) :: kwarara
Iblis {prop} ((Islam) Satan; the Devil) :: Ibilisi
ice {n} (water in frozen form) :: barafu
ice {n} (diamond) SEE: diamond ::
ice bear {n} (polar bear) SEE: polar bear ::
icebox {n} (refrigerator) SEE: refrigerator ::
ice cream {n} (dessert) :: aiskrimu
Iceland {prop} (country in Europe) :: Aisilandi
Icelander {n} (a person from Iceland or of Icelandic descent) :: Mwaisilandi {s}, Waaisilandi {p}, Mwisilandi
Icelandic {prop} (language) :: Kiaisilandi
Icelandic {n} (Icelander) SEE: Icelander ::
Icelandish {prop} (Icelandic) SEE: Icelandic ::
Icelandish {adj} (Icelandic) SEE: Icelandic ::
idea {n} (image formed in the mind) :: wazo
idiot {n} (person of low general intelligence) :: mjinga, kichwamaji
idle {adj} (not turned to appropriate use, not occupied, of time with little activity) :: zembea
idle {adj} (not engaged in any occupation or employment) :: zembea
idle {adj} (averse to work or labor) :: zembea
idle {adj} (of no importance, worthless, useless) :: zembea
idle {v} (to spend in idleness, to waste) :: zembea
idle {v} (to lose or spend time doing nothing) :: zembea
idle {v} (to run at a slow speed, or out of gear) :: zembea
Ido {prop} (artificial language reformed from Esperanto) :: Kiido
idol {n} (representation of anything revered) :: sanamu
I don't eat meat {phrase} (I don't eat meat) :: huwa sili nyama
I don't eat pork {phrase} (I don't eat pork) :: sili nyama ya nguruwe
I don't know {phrase} (I don’t know) :: sijui
I don't speak English {phrase} (I don't speak English (specifically English)) :: sisemi Kiingereza.
I don't understand {phrase} (I don't understand) :: sielewi
if {conj} (supposing that) :: ikiwa, kama
Igbo {prop} (language spoken by Igbo people) :: Kiigbo
ignorance {n} (condition of being uninformed or uneducated) :: ujinga {c11}
ignore {v} (to deliberately pay no attention to) :: puuza
I have AIDS {phrase} (I have AIDS) :: nina Ukimwi
ill {adj} (bad) SEE: bad ::
ill {adj} (in poor health, suffering from a disease) :: -gonjwa
illegal {adj} (contrary to or forbidden by law) :: haramu
illegal {adj} (prohibited by established rules) :: haramu
illness {n} (a state of bad health) :: ugonjwa
illness {n} :: chirwa
I love you {phrase} (affirmation of affection or deep caring) :: ninakupenda
I love you {phrase} (affirmation of romantic feeling) :: nakupenda, ninakupenda
I love you {phrase} :: [followed by a name] Naku penda
image {n} (graphical representation) :: sura
imaginary {adj} (existing in imagination) :: -a kubuni
imagination {n} (image-making power of the mind) :: ubunifu
imam {n} (Muslim leader) :: imamu
I'm a Muslim {phrase} (I'm a Muslim) :: mimi ni Mwislamu
I'm bleeding {phrase} (I'm bleeding) :: ninavuja damu
I'm blind {phrase} (I'm blind) :: mimi ni kipofu
I'm fine {phrase} (response) :: njema, nzuri, vyema, sijambo, safi [colloquial], poa [colloquial], freshi [slang]
imitate {v} (to follow as a model) :: kuiga
immigration {n} (the act of immigrating) :: uhamisho
immoral {adj} (not moral) :: fasiki
immortal {n} (one that is not susceptible to death) :: asiyekufa
immortality {n} (condition of not being susceptible to death) :: hali ya kutokufa
impala {n} (African antelope) :: swala, pala
implement {n} (a tool) :: tekeleza
implement {v} (bring about) :: tekeleza
importance {n} (quality or condition of being important or worthy of note) :: umuhimu
importance {n} (significance or prominence) :: umuhimu
importance {n} (personal status or standing) :: umuhimu
important {adj} (having relevant and crucial value) :: muhimu
importantness {n} (importance) SEE: importance ::
impoverished {adj} (with no possessions or money) SEE: poor ::
imprison {v} (to put in or as if in prison; confine) :: -funga
improve {v} (to become better) :: boresha
in {prep} (within a certain elapsed time) :: kwa
in {prep} :: m-, [noun class 18] mu-
incandescent {n} (incandescent lamp) SEE: light bulb ::
incense {n} (A perfume often used in the rites of various religions) :: ubani
inch {n} (unit of length) :: inchi
inch {n} (unspecified but very short distance) :: inchi
inch {v} (to move very slowly) :: inchi
inclusion {n} (addition or annex to a group, set or total) :: jumuisho
inclusion {n} (act of including, i.e. adding or annexing, (something) to a group, set or total) :: jumuisho
inclusion {n} (defect in precious stone) :: jumuisho
income {n} (Money one earns by working or by capitalising on the work of others) :: mapato
in common {prep} (held in joint possession) :: shirika
India {prop} (the country) :: India, Hindi, Uhindi
Indian {n} (a person from India) :: Mhindi
Indian almond {n} (tropical tree, Terminalia catappa) :: mkungu
Indianapolis {prop} (capital of the State of Indiana, USA) :: Indianapolis
Indian Ocean {prop} (the ocean separating Africa, southern Asia, Australia and Antarctica) :: Bahari ya Hindi
indigence {n} (poverty) :: ufukara
individuality {n} (person) SEE: person ::
Indonesia {prop} (country) :: Indonesia
industry {n} (businesses that produce goods) :: kiwanda
indweller {n} (inhabitant) SEE: inhabitant ::
I need ... {phrase} (I need ... (something)) :: nahitaji ...
infant {n} (very young human being) :: watoto wachanga
inflation {n} (expansion or increase in size) :: mfumuko wa bei
inflation {n} (increase in prices) :: mfumuko wa bei
inflation {n} (inflation of the universe) :: mfumuko wa bei
information {n} (communicable knowledge) :: habari
inhabitant {n} (Someone or thing who lives in a place) :: mwenyeji {c1} {c2}
inheritance {n} (that which a person is entitled to inherit) :: urithi, mirathi
inheritance {n} (biological attributes passed to offspring) :: urithi
inheritor {n} (heir) SEE: heir ::
inhibitor {n} (substance slowing a reaction) :: kiviza
initially {adv} (at the beginning) :: mwanzo
injury {n} (wound) SEE: wound ::
injury {n} (damage or violation) :: afa, jiraha, jeraha
injustice {n} (absence of justice) :: dhuluma
injustice {n} (violation of the rights of another) :: dhuluma
ink {n} (coloured fluid used for writing) :: wino
ink {n} (dark fluid ejected by squid etc) :: wino
ink {v} (apply ink) :: wino
in-law {n} (relative by marriage) :: shemeji, mkwe
in-law {n} (father-in-law) SEE: father-in-law ::
innkeeper {n} (person responsible for the running of an inn) :: mwenye nyumba ya wageni {c1} {c2}
insect {n} (arthropod of class insecta) :: mdudu
insecticide {n} (A substance used to kill insects) :: dawa ya wadudu {cn} {cn}
inshallah {interj} (God willing (Islam)) :: Mungu akipenda
inside {n} (interior or inner part) :: ndani
inside {adv} (within the interior) :: ndani
inside {adj} (within) :: ndani
insist {v} (to hold up a claim emphatically) :: shinikizo
inspect {v} (examine critically, scrutinize) :: usoro
inspect {v} (view and examine officially) :: usoro
inspector {n} (person employed to inspect something) :: kachero
inspector {n} (police officer ranking below superintendent) :: inspekta
instant {n} (period of time) :: sasa
institution {n} (established organisation) :: taasisi, chuo
instruction {n} (act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information) :: agizo
instruction {n} (that which instructs, or with which one is instructed) :: magizo
instruction {n} (order or command) :: agizo {c5} {c6}
instruction {n} (single operation of a processor) :: agizo
insult {v} (to offend) :: kutukana
insult {n} (action or speech deliberately intended to be rude) :: tusi
insult {n} (anything that causes offence/offense by being of an unacceptable quality) :: matusi
insurance {n} (indemnity) :: bima {c9/c10}
insurance {n} (business) :: bima
integrity {n} (steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code) :: uadilifu
integrity {n} (state of being wholesome; unimpaired) :: uadilifu
integrity {n} (quality or condition of being complete; pure) :: uadilifu
intelligent {adj} (of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright) :: akili
intended {n} (fiancé) SEE: fiancé ::
intended {n} (fiancée) SEE: fiancée ::
intention {n} (course intended to follow) :: nia, azma, gharadhi
intentional {adj} (intended or planned; done deliberately or voluntarily) :: makusudi
intentional {adj} (done with intent) :: makusudi
intercourse {n} (communication, conversation) :: uhusiano
interfere {v} :: kinga, kinza
interjection {n} (an exclamation or filled pause in grammar) :: kihisishi, kiingizi
interlanguage {n} (creole) SEE: creole ::
interlanguage {n} (pidgin) SEE: pidgin ::
intermediary {n} (an agent acting as a mediator between sides that may disagree) :: walanguzi
international {adj} (between, concerning, or transcending multiple nations) :: kimataifa
internet {n} (the Internet, largest global internet) SEE: Internet ::
Internet {prop} (specific internet consisting of the global network of computers) :: intaneti
interpretation {n} (act of interpreting) :: ufasiri
interpretation {n} (sense given by an interpreter) :: tafsiri
interview {n} (conversation with journalist etc.) :: mahojiano
in the event {conj} (if) SEE: if ::
in the past {prep} (at a past time) :: katika wakati uliopita
intonation {n} (the rise and fall of the voice in speaking) :: kiimbo
introduction {n} (initial section of a book or article which introduces subject material) :: dibaji
invented {adj} (imaginary) SEE: imaginary ::
invert {n} (homosexual) SEE: homosexual ::
invertebrate {n} (animal without backbone) :: wasouti
invest {v} (to commit resources in the hope of financial gain) :: wekeza
invest {v} (to spend money, time, effort into sthg) :: wekeza
invest {v} (to ceremonially install into office) :: wekeza
invest {v} (to formally give power) :: wekeza
invest {v} (to lay siege to) :: wekeza
invest {v} (to make investments) :: wekeza
investigate {v} (to inquire into, study) :: ukale, chunguza
investigate {v} (to examine) :: ukale, chunguza
investigate {v} (to conduct an inquiry or examination) :: ukale, chunguza
investigator {n} (one who investigates) :: mchunguzi
investment {n} (placement of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use) :: uwekezaji
investor {n} (person who invests money in order to make a profit) :: mwekezaji
invisibility {n} (the state of being invisible) :: hali ya kutoonekana
invisible {adj} (unable to be seen) :: -si-onekana
Invisible Pink Unicorn {prop} (unicorn goddess) :: Pembemoja Asiyeonekana wa Pinki
Iran {prop} (country in Western Asia) :: Uajemi
Irani {adj} (Iranian) SEE: Iranian ::
Irani {n} (Iranian) SEE: Iranian ::
Iranian {n} (person from Iran or of Iranian descent) :: Mwajemi
Iranian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Iran, the people or Iranian languages) :: Kiajemi
Iraq {prop} (country) :: Iraki
Iraqi {n} (person from Iraq) :: Mwiraki
Iraqi {adj} (from or pertaining to Iraq) :: Kiiraki
iris {n} (plant of the genus Iris) :: airisi
Irishman {n} (man from Ireland) :: Mweire, Mwayalandi
iron {n} (element) :: chuma {c7} {c8}
ironsmith {n} (blacksmith) SEE: blacksmith ::
ironware {n} (articles made of iron) :: chuma
isha {n} (afternoon prayer) :: isha
Islam {prop} (religion) :: Uislamu
island {n} (area of land completely surrounded by water) :: kisiwa
island {n} (entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself) :: kisiwa
isle {n} (isle) SEE: island ::
Israel {prop} (the state) :: Israeli
Israeli {n} (person from Israel or of Israeli descent) :: wayahudi
issue {n} (act of flowing out) :: suala
issue {n} (small incision etc. to drain excess bodily fluid) :: suala
issue {n} (conclusion) :: suala
issue {n} (contested point in a dispute or debate) :: swala
issue {v} (to flow out; to proceed from) :: suala
issue {v} (to sally forth) :: suala
issue {v} (to come to a point in fact or law on which the parties join issue) :: suala
issue {v} (to send out; to put into circulation) :: suala
issue {v} (to deliver for use) :: suala
issue {v} (to deliver by authority) :: suala
-ist {suffix} (One who follows a particular ideology, doctrine, belief system or theory) :: -isti, mwana- {c1} {c2}, m- {c1} {c2}
-ist {suffix} (A member of a profession or one interested in something) :: mwana- {c1} {c2}
-ista {suffix} (follower) SEE: -ist ::
Italian {n} (person) :: Mwitalia, Mwitali
Italian {prop} (language) :: Kiitaliano, Kiitalia
Italian Republic {prop} (official name of Italy) :: Jamhuri ya Italia {cn}
Italy {prop} (European country) :: Italia, Uitali
item {n} (distinct physical object) :: kifaa
it's a pleasure {phrase} (you're welcome) SEE: you're welcome ::
-ity {suffix} (Used to form nouns from adjectives.) :: u-
Ivorian {n} (a person from Côte d'Ivoire or of Ivorian descent) :: Mkodivaa
Ivorian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Côte d'Ivoire) :: Kikodivaa
Ivory Coast {prop} (Côte d'Ivoire) SEE: Côte d'Ivoire ::
ivy {n} (plant) :: mwefeu, lablabu
I want to go to the toilet {phrase} (I want to go to the toilet) :: nataka kwenda msalani
jack {n} (playing card) :: ghulamu, mzungu wa tatu
jack {n} (knave) SEE: knave ::
jackal {n} (wild canine) :: mbweha
jacket {n} (piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse) :: jaketi
jacket {n} (piece of a person's suit) :: kabuti
jacket {n} (removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object) :: kabuti
jackfruit {n} (jackfruit tree) :: mfenesi
jackfruit {n} (the fruit) :: fenesi
Jacob {prop} (one of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca) :: Yaakub
jade {n} (gem) :: yakuti kijani
jade {n} (colour) :: rangi ya yakuti kijani
jaggery {n} (traditional unrefined sugar) :: sukari nguuru
jaguar {n} (Panthera onca) :: jagwa
Jah {prop} (God) SEE: God ::
jail {v} (imprison) SEE: imprison ::
jam {n} (sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar) :: jemu
jam {v} (to block or confuse a broadcast signal) :: msongamano
Jamaica {prop} (country in the Caribbean) :: Jamaika
Jamaican {n} (person of Jamaican descent) :: Mjamaika
Jamaican {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Jamaica, the Jamaican people or the Jamaican language) :: Kijamaika
jambul {n} (fruit) :: zambarau
jam jar {n} (car) SEE: car ::
January {prop} (first month of the Gregorian calendar) :: Januari
Japan {prop} (a country in East Asia) :: Japani
Japanese {adj} (of or relating to Japan) :: Kijapani
Japanese {n} (person of Japan) :: Mjapani
Japanese {prop} (Japanese language) :: Kijapani
jape {n} (joke or quip) SEE: joke ::
jarbua terapon {n} (Terapon jarbua) :: ngagu
jargon {n} (technical terminology unique to a particular subject) :: istilahi
jasmine {n} (plant of genus Jasminum) :: asumini
jasper {n} (precious stone) :: yaspa
jealousy {n} :: wivu, wizu
Jehovah {prop} (transliteration of the Masoretic vocalization of the Tetragrammaton) :: Yehova
Jehovah's Witnesses {n} (denomination) :: Mashahidi wa Yehova
Jerry {n} (German) SEE: German ::
jerrycan {n} (pressed-steel fuel container) :: ndege
jersey {n} (garment knitted from wool, worn over the upper body) :: jezi
jersey {n} (shirt worn by a member of an athletic team) :: jezi
Jerusalem {prop} (city) :: Yerusalemu
Jesus {prop} (the Christian Messiah) :: Yesu, Isa [used by Muslims]
Jesus Christ {prop} (Jesus of Nazareth) :: Yesu Kristo
jet {n} (stream of fluid) :: jeti
jet {n} (spout or nozzle) :: jeti
jet {n} (engine) :: mtambo,
jet {n} (carburetor part) :: jeti
jet {adj} (propelled by turbine engines) :: rafadha
jet {n} (jet plane) SEE: jet plane ::
jet plane {n} (an airplane that is powered by a jet engine) :: jeti, eropleni ya jeti {c9} {c10}
Jew {n} (person of the Jewish faith) :: Myahudi
Jew {n} (a person with a Jewish cultural or ancestral connection) :: wayahudi
jewel {n} (gemstone) :: johari {c9} {c10}
jewel {n} (valuable object for ornamentation) :: johari {c9} {c10}
jewel {n} (anything considered precious or valuable) :: johari {c9} {c10}
Jewish {adj} (of or relating to a Jew or Jews, their ethnicity, religion or culture) :: kiyahudi
Jewry {n} (the land of Jews (obsolete)) SEE: Judea ::
jihad {n} (holy war undertaken by Muslims) :: jihadi
Joanna {prop} (biblical follower of Jesus) :: Yoana
Job {prop} (biblical and qur'anic character) :: Ayubu
John {prop} (male given name - the standard or most popular form) :: Yohana
John {prop} (biblical persons) :: Yohana
John the Baptist {prop} (biblical prophet) :: Yohane Mbatizaji
joke {n} (amusing story) :: kasheshe
joke {n} (something said or done for amusement) :: kasheshe
joke {n} (worthless thing or person) :: kasheshe
joke {v} (do for amusement) :: mzaha, kasheshe
joker {n} (jester) SEE: fool ::
Jonah {prop} (prophet) :: Yona
Jordan {prop} (country) :: Yordani
Jordanian {n} (person) :: Myordani
Jordanian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Jordan or the Jordanian people) :: Kiyordani
Joseph {prop} (male given name) :: Yusufu
journal {n} (newspaper or magazine) :: jarida
journalist {n} (reporter) :: mwanahabari
journey {n} (trip, a voyage) :: safari
journey {v} (to travel, to make a trip or voyage) :: safiri
joy {n} (feeling of happiness) :: furaha
jubilee {n} (special anniversary) :: jubilii {c9} {c10}, Yubile {c9} {c10}
Judaism {prop} (world religion) :: Uyahudi
Judas {prop} (one of the Apostles) :: Yuda
Judas {prop} (book of the Bible) :: Yuda
Judea {prop} (Judea) :: Uyahudi
judge {n} (public judicial official) :: hakimu, jaji
judge {n} (someone deciding another's fate) :: hakimu
judge {n} (sports official) :: jaji
judge {n} (someone with valued opinions) :: jaji
judge {v} (to sit in judgment on, pass sentence on) :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to sit in judgment on, act as judge) :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to form an opinion on) :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to arbitrate, to pass opinion on something) :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to have as an opinion, consider, suppose) :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to form an opinion, infer) :: hakimu mkazi
judge {v} (to criticize or label another person or thing) :: hakimu mkazi
Judges {prop} (book of the Bible) :: Waamuzi
judgment {n} (act of judging) :: hukumu
judgment {n} ((law) act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice) :: hukumu
judo {n} (Japanese martial art) :: judo
jug {n} (serving vessel) :: jagi
juice {n} (liquid from a plant) :: maji
juice {n} (beverage made of juice) :: juisi, jusi, maji [in names of specific juices]
jungle {n} (large, undeveloped, humid forest) :: mwitu
juniper {n} (shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus) :: mreteni
juniper berry {n} (the female seed cone of a juniper) :: beri ya mreteni {c9} {c10}
Juno {prop} (Roman goddess) :: Juno
Juno {prop} (Asteroid) :: Juno
Jupiter {prop} (planet) :: Mshtarii, Sumbula
Jupiter {prop} (god) :: Jupita
jurist {n} (judge) SEE: judge ::
just {adj} (morally fair, righteous) :: adili
Kaaba {prop} (cubical stone building in Mecca) :: Kaaba
kachumber {n} (salad) :: kachumbari
Kamba {n} (a Bantu people of Kenya) :: Wakamba
Kampuchea {prop} (Former name for Cambodia) :: Kampuchia
kangaroo {n} (marsupial) :: kangaruu
kanji {n} (Chinese characters in Japanese context) :: kanji
Kanji {prop} (kanji) SEE: kanji ::
katana {n} (a type of Japanese longsword) :: katana
Kazakh {n} (a person of Kazakh descent) :: Mkazaki
Kazakh {prop} (language) :: Kikazaki
Kazakhstan {prop} (country in Central Asia) :: Kazakistani, Ukazaki
Kazakhstani {n} (person of Kazakh origin) SEE: Kazakh ::
Kazakhstani {adj} (of or pertaining to the Kazakh people or the Kazakh language) SEE: Kazakh ::
kebab {n} (kebab) :: mshikaki
keep company {v} (court) SEE: court ::
Kenya {prop} (country in Eastern Africa) :: Kenya
Kenyan {n} (A person from Kenya or of Kenyan descent) :: Mkenya
Kenyan {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Kenya or the Kenyan people) :: Mkenya
Kenyan English {prop} (English dialect of Kenya) :: kiingereza cha kenya
key {n} (device designed to open and close a lock) :: ufunguo {c11} {c14}
key {n} (object used to maintain the orientation between two others) :: ufungu
key {n} (crucial step) :: ufunguo
key {n} (small guide explaining symbols or terminology) :: ufungu
key {n} (device used to transmit Morse code) :: ufungu
key {n} (cryptography: piece of information used to encode or decode) :: ufungu
key {n} (computing: field of a database constrained to be unique) :: ufungu
key {n} (computing: field in a record used as a search argument) :: ufungu
key {n} (computing: value uniquely identifying entry in associative array) :: ufungu
key {adj} (indispensable) :: ufunguo
key {adj} (important) :: ufunguo
key {v} (fit (a lock) with a key) :: fungua
key {v} (fit (pieces of a mechanical assembly) with a key) :: fungua
key {v} (telegraphy: depress (a telegraph key)) :: fungua
key {v} (radio: operate (transmitter switch of a two-way radio)) :: fungua
key {v} (computing: enter (information)) :: fungua
Khartoum {prop} (capital of Sudan) :: Khartoum
khat {n} (Shrub (Catha edulis)) :: miraa
Khrushchev {prop} (the leader of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964) :: Krushchov
kid {n} (young goat) :: mwanambuzi
kidnap {v} (to seize and detain a person unlawfully) :: teka nyara
kidnap {n} (an instance of kidnapping) :: teka nyara
Kikuyu {n} (member of Bantu people) :: Mkikuyu
Kikuyu {prop} (language) :: Kikikuyu
Kikuyuland {prop} (traditional homeland of the Kikuyu) :: Ukikuyu
Kilimanjaro {prop} (volcano) :: Kilimanjaro
kill {v} (put to death) :: kuua
killer {n} (person who kills) :: mwuaji
killer {n} (murderer) :: mwuaji
kilo {n} (short form of kilogram) :: kilo
kilometre {n} (unit of measure) :: kilometa
kin {n} (relative) SEE: relative ::
kind {n} (atypical specimen) :: aina
kinesia {n} (motion sickness) SEE: motion sickness ::
kinetosis {n} (motion sickness) SEE: motion sickness ::
king {n} (a male of a royal family who is the supreme ruler of his nation) :: mfalme
king {n} (a playing piece in chess) :: shehe
king {n} (a playing card with the image of a king in it) :: mzungu wa nne
kingdom {n} (nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen) :: ufalme
kinsman {n} (male relative) :: ndugu
Kinyarwanda {prop} (Rwanda) SEE: Rwanda ::
Kirundi {prop} (language) :: Kirundi
kiss {v} (to touch with the lips) :: -busu, -nonea
kiss {n} (touch with the lips) :: busu
Kiswahili {prop} (Swahili) SEE: Swahili ::
kit {n} (clothing) SEE: clothing ::
kitchen {n} (room) :: jiko, jikoni
kite {n} (bird of prey) :: mwewe
klipspringer {n} (Oreotragus oreotragus) :: mbuzi mawe
knave {n} (archaic: boy; especially, boy servant) :: ghulamu
knave {n} (archaic: any male servant) :: ghulamu
knave {n} (deceitful fellow) :: ghulamu
knave {n} (playing card) :: ghulamu
knee {n} (joint in the middle of the leg and area around it) :: goti
kneel {v} (to stoop down and rest on the knee) :: kupiga magoti
knife {n} (utensil or tool designed for cutting) :: kisu
knife {n} (weapon) :: kisu
knife {n} (any blade-like part designed for cutting) :: kisu
knife {n} :: kisu
knife {v} (to use a knife to cut) :: makali ya kisu
knife {v} (to use a knife to injure or kill) :: makali ya kisu
knife {v} (to cut through as if with a knife) :: makali ya kisu
knot {n} (looping) :: fundo
knot {n} (tangled clump) :: fundo
knot {n} (maze-like pattern) :: fundo
knot {n} (mathematics closed curve) :: fundo
knot {n} (difficult situation) :: fundo
knot {n} (whorl in wood left by branch) :: fundo
knot {n} (firm swollen tissue caused by injury) :: fundo
knot {n} (nautical unit of speed) :: fundo
knot {v} (form into a knot; tie with knot(s)) :: funda
knot {v} (form wrinkles in forehead) :: funda
knot {n} (variety of wading bird) :: fundo
know {v} (be certain or sure about (something)) :: kujua
knowledge {n} (fact of knowing about something; understanding, familiarity with information) :: maarifa
Kongo {prop} (Bantu language) :: Kikongo
Koran {prop} (the Islamic holy book) SEE: Qur'an ::
Korea {prop} (South Korea) SEE: South Korea ::
Korea {prop} (North Korea) SEE: North Korea ::
Korea {prop} (ancient country or both Koreas as a whole) :: Korea
Korean {adj} (relating to the Korean Peninsula) :: ya Korea
Korean {prop} (language) :: Kikorea
Korean {n} (person) :: Mkorea
Kosovo {prop} (disputed region in the Balkans) :: Kosovo
Kraut {n} (German) SEE: German ::
kudu {n} (Tragelaphus imberbis or Tragelaphus strepsiceros) :: tandala
Kuwait {prop} (country in the Middle East) :: Kuwait
Kyrgyz {n} (member of a Turkic people) :: Mkirigizi
Kyrgyz {prop} (language) :: Kikirigizi
Kyrgyzstan {prop} (country in Central Asia) :: Kirigizistani, Kirigizia, Ukirigizi
lab {n} (laboratory) SEE: laboratory ::
laboratory {n} (room, building or institution equipped for scientific research) :: maabara
lac {n} (lakh) SEE: lakh ::
ladder {n} (climbing tool) :: ngazi
ladder {n} (something that resembles this tool) :: ngazi
lady {n} (mistress of a household) :: msichana
lake {n} (body of water) :: jito {c5} {c6}, majito {p}, ziwa
lake {n} (coloring agent) :: ziwa
Lake Victoria {prop} (African lake) :: Ziwa Victoria
lakh {num} (one hundred thousand) :: laki, lakhi
lamb {n} (young sheep) :: mwanakondoo
lamp {n} (device producing light) :: taa
lamp {n} (oil device producing light) :: taa
land {n} (part of Earth that is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water) :: ardhi {s} {p}
land {n} (real estate or landed property) :: ardhi
land {n} (country or region) :: ardhi
land {n} (ground that is suitable for farming) :: ardhi
land {n} (fright) SEE: fright ::
language {n} (body of words used as a form of communication) :: lugha, ki- [noun prefix 7]
lantern {n} (case of transparent material made to protect a flame, or light) :: koroboi, fanusi
Laos {prop} (country in Southeast Asia) :: Laos
larboard {n} (port) SEE: port ::
large {adj} (of greater size, see also: big) :: -kubwa
lash {n} (eyelash; hair growing from the eyelid) SEE: eyelash ::
lass {n} (sweetheart) SEE: sweetheart ::
last {v} (to endure, continue over time) :: -dumu
last name {n} (surname) SEE: surname ::
last year {adv} (year before this one) :: mwaka jana
late {adj} (euphemism for dead) :: marehemu
lately {adv} (recently) SEE: recently ::
later {adv} (afterward in time) :: baadaye
later {adv} (at some unspecified time in the future) :: baadaye
Lateran {prop} (church and palace in Rome) :: Laterani
Latin {adj} (of the language) :: Kilatini
Latin {adj} (of the script) :: Kilatini
Latin {adj} (of ancient Rome) :: Kirumi
Latin {adj} (of/from Latin America) :: Mhispaniki
Latin America {prop} (parts of the Americas which speak Spanish or Portuguese) :: Amerika ya Kilatini
laugh {v} :: kucheka
laughing hyena {n} (spotted hyena) SEE: spotted hyena ::
laurel {n} (evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus) :: mbei {s} (noun 3)
laurel {n} (crown of laurel) :: taji la mbei (noun 5)
lava {n} (melted rock) :: lava
lava {n} (magma) SEE: magma ::
lavatory {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
lavatory {n} (sink) SEE: sink ::
lavender {n} (plant) :: mrujuani
lavender {n} (colour) :: urujuani
law {n} (body of rules from the legislative authority) :: sheria
law {n} (body of rules and standards to be applied by courts) :: sheria
law {n} (written or understood rule) :: kanuni
law {n} (observed physical behavior) :: kanuni
lawful {adj} (conforming to or recognised by law or rules) :: halali
lawman {n} (lawyer) SEE: lawyer ::
lawn {n} (open space between woods) :: ua
lawn {n} (ground covered with grass) :: ua
lawn {n} :: ua
lawyer {n} (professional person authorized to practice law) :: wakili
laziness {n} (quality of being lazy) :: uzembe
Lazio {prop} (Italian region) :: Lazio
lazy {adj} (unwilling to work) :: mlegevu
lazy {adj} (eye: squinting because of weak muscles) :: legevu
lazybones {n} (person who is lazy) :: lofa
lead {n} (chemical element) :: risasi
lead {v} (guide or conduct in a certain course) :: ongoza
leader {n} (one having authority) :: kiongozi
leadership {n} (capacity to lead) :: uongozi
leadership {n} (office of leader) :: uongozi
leaf {n} (part of a plant) :: jani {c5} {c6}, msahafu {c3} {c4}
leaf {n} (sheet of a book) :: gombo, [noun 5/6] magombo pl , ukurasa, [noun 11/10] kurasa pl
league {n} (a group or association of cooperating members) :: ligi
league {n} (organization of sports teams) :: ligi
league {v} (to form an association) :: ligi
League of Nations {prop} (International organization) :: Shirikisho la Mataifa
learn {v} (to acquire knowledge or ability) :: -jifunza
learn {v} (to come to know; to become informed of; to find out) :: kupata habari
leather {adj} (made of leather) :: -a ngozi
leave {v} (To cause to remain as available, not take away, refrain from depleting) :: toka
leave {v} (To transfer possession after death) :: toka
leave {v} (To give (something) to someone; to deliver (something) to a repository; to deposit) :: toka
leave {v} (To transfer responsibility or attention) :: toka
leave {v} (To depart from, end one's connection or affiliation with) :: toka
leave {v} (To end one's membership in) :: toka
leave {v} (To depart (intransitive)) :: kuondoka
leave {n} (permission to be absent) :: toka
leave {n} (absence from work) :: toka
leave {n} (departure) :: toka
leaven {n} (any agent used to make dough rise) :: chachu {c9}, hamira
leave of absence {n} (absence from work) SEE: leave ::
Lebanon {prop} (Lebanese Republic) :: Lebanon
lecturer {n} (person who gives lectures) :: mkufunzi
lecturer {n} (member of university or college) :: mkufunzi
lecturer {n} (dated: member of the Church of England clergy) :: mkufunzi
ledger {n} (collection of accounting entries) :: leja
leech {n} (annelid) :: mruba
left {adj} (the west side of the body when one is facing north) :: kushoto
left {adj} (pertaining to the political left) :: kushoto
left {n} (the left side) :: kushoto
left {n} (the ensemble of left-wing political parties) :: kushoto
left {v} (remaining) :: kushoto
leg {n} (lower limb from groin to ankle) :: mguu {c3}
leg {n} (portion of the lower appendage from knee to ankle) :: mguu
leg {n} (part of garment covering the leg) :: sura
leg {n} (stage of journey) :: sura
leg {n} ((nautical) distance done without changing the sails from one side to the other) :: sura
leg {n} ((nautical) side of a route in a sailing race) :: sura
leg {n} (game played in a tournament) :: sura
leg {n} (supporting protrusion of an inanimate object) :: sura
legal {adj} (allowed or prescribed by law) :: halali
legend {n} (story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events) :: hekaya
legendary {adj} (of or pertaining to a legend) :: -a kihekaya
lemon {n} (citrus fruit) :: ndimu, limau
lemon {n} (tree) :: mdimu
lemon {n} (defective item) :: ndimu
lemon {n} (colour/color) :: ndimu
lemon {n} (taste) :: ndimu
lemon {adj} (having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons) :: ndimu
lemon {adj} (having the colour/color of lemons) :: ndimu
lemonade {n} (still beverage) :: maji ya limau
lend {v} (to allow to be used temporarily) :: kukopesha
length {n} (distance from end to end) :: urefu
Leo {prop} (astrological sign) :: Asadi, Simba
leopard {n} (a large wild cat with a spotted coat, Panthera pardus) :: chui
leprosy {n} (infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae) :: ukoma
lesbian {adj} (between two women; pertaining to female homosexuality) :: shoga
lesbian {n} (female homosexual) :: shoga
Lesbian {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian ::
Lesbian {adj} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian ::
lesbo {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian ::
Lesotho {prop} (country in Southern Africa) :: Lesoto
-less {suffix} (lacking) :: bila
lesson {n} (section of learning or teaching) :: funzo
lesson {n} (learning task assigned to a student) :: somo
lesson {n} (something learned) :: funzo
lesson {n} (something that serves as a warning or encouragement) :: funzo
lesson {n} (section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service) :: funzo
letter {n} (letter of the alphabet) :: herufi
letter {n} (written message) :: barua
lettuce {n} (an edible plant, Lactuca) :: saladi
Levite {n} (member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi) :: Mlawi
lexicographer {n} (one who writes or compiles a dictionary) :: mwanaleksikografia
lexicography {n} (art or craft of writing dictionaries) :: leksikografia
liar {n} (one who tells lies) :: mwongo
Liberia {prop} (country in Western Africa) :: Liberia, Uliberi
Liberian {n} (A person from Liberia) :: Mliberia, Mliberi
Liberian {adj} (pertaining to Liberia) :: Kilberia, Kiliberi
Libra {prop} (astrological sign) :: Mizani
library {n} (institution which holds books etc.) :: maktaba
library {n} (collection of books) :: maktaba
library {n} (collection of records) :: maktaba
library {n} (collection of subprograms) :: maktaba
Libya {prop} (country in Northern Africa) :: Libya
Libyan {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Libya, the Libyan people or the Libyan language) :: Kilibya
Libyan {n} (person) :: Mlibya
lichen {n} (something which spreads across something else, causing damage) SEE: cancer ::
licit {adj} (not forbidden) :: halali
lid {n} (top or cover) :: kifuniko
lieutenant {n} (lowest commissioned officer rank) :: luteni
life {n} (the state of being alive) :: uhai, maisha
life {n} (the essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being) :: uhai
life {n} (the subjective and inner manifestation of the individual) :: uhai
life {n} (the essence of God) :: uhai
life {n} (the world in general, existence) :: uhai
life {n} (a worthwhile existence) :: uhai
life {n} (something inherently part of a person's existence) :: uhai
life {n} (life sentence) :: uhai
life {n} (duration) :: uhai
life after death {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife ::
lift {n} (mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people) ::