Swahili Phrases

Welcome – Karibu
Hello(informal) – Jambo
How are you?  – Habari?
Fine  – Nzuri
Thank you  – Asante
What’s your name?  – Jina lako ni nani?
Pleased to meet you -Nafurahi kukuona
Good..morning/afternoon/evening – Habari ya..asubuhi/mchana/jioni
Good night -Usiku mwema / Lala salama (sleep well)
Goodbye -Kwaheri
Good luck – Kila la kheri
Have a nice day – Nakutaki siku njema
Bon voyage – Safari njema
I understand – Ninafahamu
I don’t understand -Sifahamu
Please speak more slowly – Tafadhali sema polepole
Please write it down for me – Waweza kuiandika
Do you speak English? – Unazungumza kiingereza?
Excuse me – Samahani
How much is this? – Pesa ngapi?
Sorry -Pole
Please – Tafadhali
No thanks – La asante
Where’s the toilet? – Choo iko wapi?
How do you say … In Swahili? – Unasemaje … kwa Kiswahili?
Help! – Msaada!
Stop! – Usifanye hivyo!
Call the police – Mwite polisi!
1..2..3..4..5..6..7..8..9..10..11..20..30..40..50..60..70..80..90..100, etc – Moja..mbili..tatu..nne..tano..sita..saba..nane..tisa..kumi..kumi na moja..ishirini..thelathini..arobaini..hamsini..satini..sabini..themanini..tisini..mia moja, etc

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