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Swahili Word of the Day - South Korea (proper noun)

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Korea Kusini South Korea (proper noun)

dira ya Korea
map of South Korea

Raisi wa Korea Kusini.
President of South Korea

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Swahili Word of the Day - ten (noun)

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kumi ten (noun)

Naweza hesabu moja hadi kumi kwa kichina.
I can count from one to ten in Chinese.

digrii kumi
ten degrees

vitu kumi
ten things

nambari kumi
number ten

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Swahili Word of the Day - caterpillar (noun)

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kiwavi caterpillar (noun)

Kiwavi kinatambaa polepole.
The caterpillar is crawling slowly.

Kiwavi kijani anatambaa kwenye njiti.
The green caterpillar is crawling on the twig.

Kiwavi kijani.
green caterpillar

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Swahili Word of the Day - lunch (phrase)

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chakula cha mchana lunch (phrase)

Mwanamke mwenyewe anausikivu kwa ngano hilo.
The woman is interested in the story.

Utakula nini cha chakula cha mchana.
What will you eat for lunch?

Chakula kikubwa cha mchana kitakufanya usinzie mchana.
A big lunch will make you sleepy in the afternoon.

kula chakula cha mchana
eat lunch

usikivu kwa ngano
interested in a story

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Swahili Word of the Day - headache (phrase)

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kuumwa kwa kichwa headache (phrase)

Mwanamke anaumwa kwa kichwa.
The woman has a headache.

Kuumwa kwa kichwa
have a headache

kuumwa kubaya kwa kichwa
throbbing headache

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Swahili Word of the Day - woman (noun)

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mwamamke woman (noun)

Mwanamke huyu amevaa fulana nyeusi.
The woman is wearing a black sweater.

yeye ni mwanamke mrembo
She is a beautiful woman.

Mwanamke huyu anatumia kompyuta.
The woman is using a computer.

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Swahili Word of the Day - read (verb)

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kusoma read (verb)

Mama alimsomea bintiye.
The mother read to her daughter.

Mama humsomea bintiye.
The mother reads to her daughter.

Mama humsomea bintiye kitabu.
The mother reads a book to her daughter.

Mama alimsomea bintiye kitabu.
The mother read a book to her daughter.

Mama anamsomea bintiye.
The mother is reading to her daughter.

Poza runinga, na usome kitabu.
Turn off the television, and read a book.

Mwanamke anasoma jarida.
The woman is reading a magazine.

Mvulana anasoma kitabu katika bustani.
The boy is reading a book in the park.

Mama anamsomea bintiye kitabu.
The mother is reading a book to her daughter.

somea binti
read to one’s daughter

somea binti kitabu
read a book to one’s daughter

soma gazeti
read the newspaper

soma jarida
read a magazine

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Swahili Word of the Day - discussion (noun)

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mjadala discussion (noun)

Timu inamjadala.
The team is having a discussion.

mjadala kuhusu biashara
discussion about business

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Swahili Word of the Day - fork (noun)

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uma fork (noun)

Uma uko kwenye sahani chafu.
The fork is on the dirty plate.

uma kwenye sahani
fork on a plate

kijiko cha rangi fedha
silver spoon

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Swahili Word of the Day - scissors (noun)

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makasi scissors (noun)

Anakata nywele kwa makasi.
The hair dresser is cutting the hair with scissors.

Tumia makasi kukata picha.
Use scissors to cut out the pictures.

jozi la makasi
pair of scissors

makasi yenye makali
sharp scissors

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