When you are visiting to any country is good to learn some few important words of their national language. Is a great help to break down barriers and to enjoy yourself more.

You can learn a lot more Swahili here but as a quick introduction the following few words and phrases should help. You can learn more Swahili words through African Pangolin safaris guides during safari.

 

English

Swahili

Swahili Reply

Reply in English

Good morning

Habari ya asubuhi

Nzuri

 

Good  afternoon

Habari ya mchana

Nzuri

 

Good evening

Habari ya jioni

Nzuri

 

Good night

Usiku mwema

Na wewe pia

You too

Sleep well

Lala salama

Na wewe pia

You too

Goodbye

Kwaheri

kwaheri

 

Hello

Jambo

Sijambo

 

How are you

Habari yako

Nzuri asante

Fine thank you

Thank you so much

Asante sana

Unakaribishwa

You are welcome

Welcome

Karibu

Asante

Thank you

What is your name

Jina lako nani

Jina langu ni Peter

My name is Peter

No problem

Hakuna matata

 

 

Ok

Sawa

 

 

Hi!

Mambo!

Poa!

Cool!

Give me water

Naomba maji

 

 

Give me food

Naomba chakula

 

 

How much

Bei gani

 

 

Food is delicious

Chakula ni kitamu

Asante

Thank you

Food

Chakula

 

 

Water

Maji

 

 

Please stop

Simama tafadhali

Sawa

Ok

We can go

Tunaweza kwenda

Sawa

Ok

Yes

Ndio

 

 

No thank you

Hapana tafadhali

 

 

We are the same

Sisi wote ni sawa

 

 

I need your help

Nahitaji msaada wako

 

 

Please help me

Nisaidie tafadhali

 

 

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