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Swahili Word of the Day - eagle (noun)

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tai eagle (noun)

Tai anapaa huku akisaka samaki.
The eagle is flying and swooping for fish.

Tai anapuruka angani.
The eagle is flying in the sky.

Tai kipara.
bald eagle

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Swahili Word of the Day - hurricane (noun)

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tufani hurricane (noun)

Tufani linapulizika ndani kutoka kwenye bahari.
The hurricane is blowing in from the sea.

Kimwezi kimechukua picha ya tufani. Tufani iimejitengeneza kwenye bahari.
The satellite has captured a picture of a hurricane. A hurricane has formed over the ocean.

Tufani kubwa.
massive hurricane

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Swahili Word of the Day - button (noun)

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kifungo button (noun)

Vifunguo nyekundu vitafanana vizuri kwenye shati hili.
The red buttons will look nice on this shirt.

shimo nne za vifunguo
brown 4-hole button

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Swahili Word of the Day - hat (noun)

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kofia hat (noun)

Kaniki nyekundu litafanana vizuri pamoja na kofia hiyo.
A red scarf would look nice with that hat.

kofia nyeusi
black hat

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Swahili Word of the Day - apartment (phrase)

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ghorofa apartment (phrase)

Nina ghorofa ndogo kwenye jiji la New York.
I have a small apartment in New York City.

Kodi ya nyumba ya ghorofa ni ngapi?
How much is the rent for the apartment?

ghorofa jijini.
apartment in the city

nyumba ya ghorofa.
apartment complex

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Swahili Word of the Day - celery (noun)

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dania celery (noun)

Kutafuna dania hutumia kiasi nyingi ya sukari mwilini kuliko unapoikula.
It takes more calories to eat celery than you get by eating it.

kibumba cha dania
celery bunch

bua la dania
celery stalks

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Swahili Word of the Day - relax (verb)

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tulia relax (verb)

Tulia na furahia sinema.
Relax and enjoy the movie.

Tuliza kwenye kisima la maji moto.
relax in a hot spring

Tuliza akili yako.
relax your mind

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Swahili Word of the Day - store (noun)

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duka store (noun)

Naenda dukani kununua maziwa na mayai.
I’m going to the store to buy some milk and eggs.

duka lililoko kwenye kona
corner store

duka la mavazi ya wanaume
menswear store

duka linalouza vitu hadi usiku wa kuchelewa
convenience store

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Swahili Word of the Day - cellular phone (phrase)

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simu ya rununu cellular phone (phrase)

Ukiwa na simu ya rununu, unaweza piga simu ukiwa mahali popote.
With a cellular phone, you can make calls from almost anywhere.

simu ya rununu iliyonaerieli ya ndani
cellular phone with an internal antenna

bili ya simu ya rununu
cellular phone bill

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Swahili Word of the Day - boardroom (phrase)

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kwenye chumba cha makutano boardroom (phrase)

Mikutano yetu muhimu huwa kwenye kumbi.
Our important meetings are all held in the boardroom.

meza na viti kwenye ukumbi
table and chairs in the boardroom

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