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Swahili Word of the Day - tack (noun)

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kipini tack (noun)

Weka kipini katika kona ya karatasi iliishikilie wakati unapochora.
Put a tack in the corner of the paper to hold it in place while you draw.

kipini nyekundu
red thumbtack

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Swahili Word of the Day - husband (noun)

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mume husband (noun)

Mume wangu mpendwa ananipikia.
My beloved husband is cooking for me.

Mumewe anabeba kikapu cha taweli zilizokunjwa.
The husband is carrying the basket of folded towels.

Bibi anamkumbatia mumewe.
The wife is hugging the husband.

mume msaidifu
helpful husband

mume na bibi
husband and wife

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Swahili Word of the Day - spice (noun)

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kiungo spice (noun)

Kiwango nzuri cha kiungoinaweza fanya chakula kiwe kitamu.
The right amount of spice can make food taste wonderful.

kitoweo na viungo
seasoning and spices

aina ya viungo
variety of spices

mitishamba na viungo
herbs and spices

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Swahili Word of the Day - chimpanzee (noun)

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sokwe chimpanzee (noun)

Sokwe wanaelekea chini ya nyika.
The chimpanzees are walking down a path in the grasslands.

Sokwe mweusi.
black chimpanzee

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Swahili Word of the Day - beer (noun)

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pombe beer (noun)

Hadimu anamwaga pombe chachu.
The bartender is pouring a draft beer.

kopo la pombe
can of beer

chupa la pombe
bottle of beer

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Swahili Word of the Day - footrest (phrase)

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pumziko la mguu footrest (phrase)

Mimi huweka miguu yangu kwenye pumziko la mguu lililombele ya kiti changu.
I rest my legs on the footrest sitting in front of my chair.

pumziko la mguu la hudhurungi
brown foot rest

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Swahili Word of the Day - flight (phrase)

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safari kwa ndege flight (phrase)

Safari kwa ndege utaanza baada ya saa moja.
The flight will leave in one hour.

kibali cha safari kwa ndege.
boarding pass for the flight

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Swahili Word of the Day - lawyer (noun)

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wakili lawyer (noun)

Wakili anamtetea mshtakiwa.
The lawyer is defending the criminal.

Mimi siwakili, lakini ninatamani nitakuwa sikuzijazo.
I’m not a lawyer, but I hope to be in the future.

wakili katika mahakama
lawyer in a courtroom

wakili wa kampuni
company lawyer

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Swahili Word of the Day - housewife (noun)

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mama housewife (noun)

Mama hawa wananunua katika supamaketi.
The housewives are shopping at the supermarket.

Kazi ngumu mahali popote ni kazi ya mama.
The hardest worker anywhere is the housewife.

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Swahili Word of the Day - letter (noun)

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barua letter (noun)

Mtu anatuma barua.
The person is mailing a letter.

Tuma barua.
mail a letter

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