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Glossary of Jay's Combined Swhaili Set

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adili
righteous
adimu
rare, unobtainable
afadahli
preferably
aidha
moreover
kwa ajili ya
for the sake of
kwa ajili yangu
for my sake
ajizi
slack
akali
few
akali ya watu
a handful of people
()ake
his or hers
akina
typical of one type of people
()ako
your/yours
ama
either/or
amba()
who, what
()angalifu
attentive
()angavu
clear, shining, lucid
()angu
my/mine
()ao
their/theirs
arobaini
forty
asante
thank you
asanteni
thanks y'all
asilia
genuine, oringinal
ati
"so they say"
au
or
aula
better, best, most important
abiria
passenger
ada
fee, duty, tradition
adabu
good manners
adha
worry, nagging
adhama
glory
adhuhuri
noon
adui
an enemy
afa
calamity, bad-sign
afisa
officer
afisi
office
afua
deliverance
afya
health
afyuni
opium
agano
agreement, covenant
agizo
directions, orders
ahadi
promise
ahera
afterlife
aibu
disgrace
aila
family
aili
a blame, fault
aina
kind, type, classification
ajabu
a wonder
ajali
fate
ajili
sake
akiba
reserve, savings
akili
intelligence
ala
tool, weapon, instrument
alama
mark, sign, symbol
alasiri
afternoon
alfajiri
just before dawn
Alhamisi
Thursday
almasi
diamond
amali
occupation, habit
amana
pledge, deposit
amani
peace
ambukizo
infection
ami
paternal uncle
amri
orders, commands
anasa
worldly pleasures
maandamano
a procession/parade
maandisha
writings
anga
sky, heavens
ankra
bill, invoice
apizo
curse
arbuni
deposit
ardhi
land, ground
ari
self-respect
arusi
wedding
asali
honey
asherati
fornicator
maasi
sinners
maasia
sins
asili
origin
askari
guard, policeman
askofu
bishop
asubuhi
morning
athari
effect, mark
auni
help, aid, assistance
awali
the beginning
aya
verse, paragraph
ayari
cheat, swindler
azali
eternity
azima
a fetish from a witchdoctor
azimio
intention, plan
azizi
a precious, loveable, esteemed person
kuabudu
to worship
kuacha
to leave/divorce
kuachia
to leave/let go
kuachilia
to forgive
to achisha maziwa
to wean
kuachwa
to be left/divorced
kuadhibika
to be punished/tormented
kuadhibisha
to punish/persecute
kuadhibiwa
to be punished/persecuted
kuadhibu
to punish/persecute
kuadhimisha
to honor
kuadibisha
to teach good manners to
kuadilisha
to teach right conduct
kuadimika
to be scarce
kuafiki
to agree with
afikana
to make an agreement
kuafu
to deliver/save
kuaga
to take leave of
kuagana
to say goodbye or agree
kuagiza
to order/direct
kuagua
to divine/predict
kuahidi
to promise
kuahidiana
to promise one another
kuahirisha
to postpone
kuaibika
to be disgraced
kuaibisha
to put to shame
kufanya aibu
to do something disgraceful
kuaili
to blame
kuainisha
to classify/distinguish
kuajiri
to hire
kuajirisha
to hire out or subcontract
kualika
to invite or summon
kualisha
to click/crackle
kuamba
to slander
kuambata
to stick to
kuambatana
to hug/clasp
kuambatisha
to glue or stick together
kuambia
to tell/say to
kuambika
to bait a trap
kuambilika
to be amenable to
kuambiwa
to be told
kuambua
to peel off
kuambuka
to be peeled/to come loose
kuambukiza
to infect
kuamia
to "scarecrow"
kuamini
to believe or have faith in
kuaminika
to be trustworthy
kuaminisha
to entrust, to take a risk
kuamka
to awake
kuamkia
to greet
kuamrisha
to give orders
kuamsha
to awaken someone
kuamua
to arbitrate
kuamuru
to command
kuamwa
to suckle
kuandaa
to prepare/entertain
kuandalia
to prepare for
kuandama
to follow
kuandamana
to walk in a procession
kuandamwa
to be followed
kuandika
to write, enroll, set up
kuandikia
to write to
kuangaa
to shine, to give light
kuangalia
to pay attention to
kuangama
to hang in mid-air
kuangamia
to be damned, to perish
kuangamiza
to destroy
kuangaza
to keep awake, to elucidate
kuangika
to hang up
kuangua
to bring down, to thrown down
kuanguka
to fall
kangusha
to allow to fall, to drop
kuanika
to put out to dry
kuanua
to bring in laundry
kuanuka
to clear up (weather)
anwani
the address
kuanza
to start, to begin
kuanzisha
to start out, to initiate
kuapa
to swear, to take an oath
kuapisha
to be sworn to
kuapiza
to curse
kuarifwa
to be informed
kuarifu
to inform
kuashiki
to have a strong desire, to be infatuated
kuashiria
to make a sign to
kuasi
to disobey, to rebel against
kuatamia
to sit on eggs
kuathiri
to affect, to touch the heart
kuaua
to survey; to inspect
kuauni
to help/assist
kuazima
to borrow or lend anything but money
kuazimia
to intend, to be resolved
baada ya
after
baadaye
afterwards, later
baadhi
some
badala ya
instead of
()badilifu
changeable
bado
not yet, still
baina ya
between, among
bali
on the contrary
basi
well! That's all!
batili
invalid, worthless
()baya
bad
bayana
clearly
()bezi
disdainful
()bichi
unripened, uncooked, damp
bila
without
bilashi
in vain, free
bin
son of
()bivu
ripe
bora
fine; excellent, better than, best
()bovu
rotten, worthless
bure
free of charge, useless
()butu
blunt
baa
disaster, plague
baba
father
baba mkubwa
paternal uncle
babu
grandfather
badala
a substitute
badiliko
change
bahari
sea
baharia
sailor
bahasha
envelope, bag
bahati
luck, chance
bahili
a miser
baiskeli
bicycle
baki
remainder
bakora
walking stick
bakshishi
tip or small bribe
bakuli
basin
balozi
consul; ambassador
banda
barn, shed, hut
bandari
harbor
bandia
home-made doll
banghi
marijuana
banzi
a spit for roasting
bao
board for a game or divination
bapa
a broad flat surface
bara
a continent; mainland
barabara
road, highway
baradhuli
simpleton
barafu
ice
baragumu
horn
baraka
blessing, prosperity
baraza
verandah, public meeting
baridi
cold, coolness
barua
letter
baruti
gunpowder
kubashiri
to predict, to bring news
bastola
pistol
bata
duck
bata la bukini
goose
bata mzinga
turkey
mabati
iron roofing sheets
bawa
wing
bawaba
a hinge
bawabu
doorman
berebu
billy goat, bad colonist
bega
a shoulder
behewa
an inner courtyard, train compartment

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