BABA = Father MAMA = Mother KAKA = Brother DADA = Sister BIBI = Grandmother also NYANYA (But Nyanya is also Tomatoes) BABU = Grandfather MJOMBA = (maternal) uncle ** MANY THANKS TO ANTHONY for reminding about these words AMI = (paternal) uncle -- also, BABA MDOGO or BABA MKUBWA SHANGAZI = aunt BIN AMU = cousin (male) BINTI AMU = cousin (female) MPWA = nephew (male); niece (female) MJUKUU = Grandchild KILEMBWE = Great grandchild KAHAWA = Coffee KOFI = Slap NDIZI = Banana BANANA = Squeezed, pressed BAHATI = Luck MKUKI = Spear NDIYO = Yes HAPANA = No MOYO = heart NINI = what WAPI = where LINI = when NANI = who YA NANI = whose VIPI = how
GREETING: RESPONSE: HABARI GANI? HABARI YANGU NI NZURI or HABARI YANGU NI MBAYA How are you ? I am fine/O.K I am not fine/OK HABARI YAKO? HABARI YANGU NI NZURI How are you ? (singular) I am fine/O.K HABARI ZENU? HABARI ZETU NI NZURI How are you ? (plural) We are fine/O.K JE, HUJAMBO? SIJAMBO Are you (singular) O.K? I am OK. JE HAMJAMBO? HATUJAMBO Are you (plural) O.K? We are OK SALAMA? SALAMA! Peace? Peace! SHIKAMOO! MARAHABA! ....... ........ MAMBO? SAFI! Things? Cool/Clean! KWAHERI YA KUONANA ASANTE NA WEWE PIA Good bye until we see each other Thanks and you too SAFIRI SALAMA ASANTE NA WEWE UBAKI SALAMA Have a safe journey Thanks and you stay safely.
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