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Learn Swahili: Greetings


English

Swahili

Hello

Jambo

Goodbye

Kwaheri

Welcome!

Karibu!

Please

Tafadhali

Thank you (very much)

Asante (sana)

Sorry

Nipishe

Sorry (for a mistake)

Pole

No problem

Hakuna Matata

Mister

Bwana

Madame

Bibi

How are you?

Habari gani?

Good

Nzuri

Yes

Ndiyo

No

Hapana

Where?

Wapi?

When?

Lini?

Be careful!

Hatari!

Quickly!

Upesi!

Slowly!

Pole Pole!




At the restaurant or at the hotel

English

Swahili

I’m hungry

Nina njaa

I’m thirsty

Nina kiu

Bottle of water

Maji safi

Bier

Bia

Coffee

Kahawa

Tea

Chaï

The add please

Hesabu, tafadhali

Restrooms

Choo




In town

English

Swahili

Post office

Posta

Bank

Benki

Market

Soko

Shop

Duka

What’s the price?

Bei gani?

It’s very expensive

Ghali sana

Dim the price

Nikatie bei




Numbers




Days and time

English

Swahili

1

Moja

2

Mbili

3

Tatu

4

Nne

5

Tano

6

Sita

7

Saba

8

Nane

9

Tisa

10

Kumi

11

Kumi na moja

12

Kumi na mbili

20

Ishirini

30

Thelathini

40

Arobaini

50

Hamsini

60

Sitini

70

Sabini

80

Themathini

90

Tisini

100

Mia

200

Mia mbili

1000

Elfu


English

Swahili

Monday

Jumatatu

Tuesday

Jumanne

Wednesday

Jumatano

Thursday

Alhamasi

Friday

Ljumaa

Saturday

Jumamosi

Sunday

Jumapili

Morning

Asubuhi

Afternoon

Alasiri

Evening/night

Jioni

Yesterday

Jana

Today

Leo

Tomorrow

Kecho




Urgency

English

Swahili

Doctor

Daktari

Pharmacy

Duka la dawa

Dentist

Daktari wa meno

Hospital

Hospitali

Police

Polisi