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Wednesday, 27 October 2010
02:24:17 AM (GMT)

Enya = Yes
Yayi = No
Yewo = Thank you
nkumba chakurya! = I want some food !
munga nipako chakurya? = could you give me some food?
Ine nkhuyowoya chiTumbuka yayi! = I do not speak chiTumbuka!
Yendani makola. = Travel well.
Nkhukumba maji yakumya. = I would like water to drink.
[edit] Greetings
Mwawuka uli ? = Good morning. (How did you wake up?)
Tawuka makola. Kwali imwe? = Fine. And you? (I woke up well. I don't know about
you?)
Tawuka makola = I am fine. (I woke up well.)
Muli uli ? = How are you?
Nili makola. Kwali imwe? = I am fine. How are you?
Mwatandala uli? = Good afternoon. (How did you spend the day?)
Natandala makola. Kwali imwe? = Good afternoon. How are you? (I spent the day well. I
don't know about you?)
Monile. = somewhat more formal than "Hi." Perhaps best translated as "Greetings."
Tisanganenge = We shall meet again.
[edit] People
Ba nyamata = boys
mu nyamata = boy
Ba sungwana = girls
mu sungwana = girl
ba mwali = young ladies
ba mama = mother
ba dada = dad
ba gogo = grandmother
ba buya = grandmother, also used when addressing old female persons
ba sekulu = grandfather
ba nkazi = paternal aunty
ba mama ba choko / kulu = maternal aunty usually your mother's younger/older sister
ba sibweni = maternal uncle
ba dada ba choko/kulu = paternal uncle usually your father's younger/older brother
mu dumbu wane = my brother/ sister ( for addressing sibling of the opposite sex )
mu choko wane = my brother/ sister ( for addressing sibling of the same sex)
[edit] Verbs
Kusebela = to play
Kuseka = to laugh
Kurya = to eat
Kugona = to sleep
Kwenda = to walk
Kuchimbila = to run
Kulemba = to write
Kuchapa = to do laundry
Kugeza = to bath
Kupika = to cook <---
Kulima = to dig / cultivate
Kupanda = to plant
Kuvina = to dance
Kwimba = to sing
[edit] Animals
Fulu = Tortoise
Kalulu = Hare
Chimbwi = hyena
njoka = Snake
nkhumba = pig
n'gombe = cow
nchebe = dog
chona/pusi = cat
mbelele = sheep
nkalamu = lion
mbuzi = goat
Last edited: 27 October 2010

Comments 
‹ʟεт's.jυsт.sтαч› says:   27 October 2010   299059  
So.. Kupika means "to cook"
Hmm..
 
Sunn says:   27 October 2010   978831  
LOL!

What language is this? o.o
baby_lynx says :   27 October 2010   460335  
RAWR!
 
 
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