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Swahili Word of the Day - fox (noun)

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mbweha fox (noun)

Mbweha mwekundu amesimama kwenye theluji.
The red fox is standing in the snow.

Mbweha kwenye theluji.
fox in the snow

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Swahili Word of the Day - stage play (phrase)

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tamthiliya ya jukwa stage play (phrase)

Wanacheza tamthiliya ya jukwa
They are preforming a stage play.

igiza katika
act in a play

tamthiliya halisi ya jukwa
live stage play

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Swahili Word of the Day - tornado (noun)

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kibunga tornado (noun)

Kimbuga kinasongea prairie.
The tornado is twisting across the prairie.

Kibunga kinasongea jiji.
The tornado is approaching the town.

kibunga kubwa
big tornado

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Swahili Word of the Day - pimple (noun)

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kipele pimple (noun)

upele mkubwa
big pimple

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Swahili Word of the Day - lion (noun)

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simba lion (noun)

Simba anasimama kisha anaendelea kutembea.
The lion pauses and then continues walking.

simba analala.
The lion is sleeping.

Simba mkubwa.
big lion

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Swahili Word of the Day - painting (noun)

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mchoro painting (noun)

Nilichora huu mchoro mwenyewe.
I painted this painting myself.

mchoro wa matufaha
painting of apples

mchoro wa mafuta
oil painting

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Swahili Word of the Day - jacket (noun)

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jaketi jacket (noun)

Vaa jaketi lako kwa sababu kunabaridi nje.
Put on your jacket, because it’s cold outside.

jaketi nzito
heavy jacket

jaketi wa msimu wa baridi kali
winter jacket

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Swahili Word of the Day - guide (noun)

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mwelekezi guide (noun)

Mwelekezi anaongoza safari.
The tour guide is conducting a tour.

Mwelekezi atajua habari ya kukufurahisha itakayo kukusaidia kujiburudisha kwenye safari.
A tour guide will know interesting information that will help you enjoy the trip.

ajiri mwelekezi
hire a tour guide

mwelekezi aliyeelemika
knowledgeable tour guide

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Swahili Word of the Day - air conditioner (noun)

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kiyoyozi air conditioner (noun)

Kiyoyozi cha njen ni bei ghali.
External air conditioners are quite cheap.

Siku ya joto ya kiangazi, kiyoyozi hutumika siku yote ilikutupoza joto.
On a hot summer day, the air conditioner works all day to keep us cool.

kiyoyozi iliyo kwenye ukuta
wall-mounted air conditioner

kiyoyozi cha nje
external air conditioner unit

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Swahili Word of the Day - chair (noun)

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kiti chair (noun)

Nirahisi kusoma ukiwa umekaa kwenye kiti starehe.
It is easier to study when you are sitting in a comfortable chair.

kiti cha ngozi cha rangi hanja
brown leather chair

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