What do you reply to Habari?
Most commonly, the answer to the habari greeting is, nzuri (meaning, “good”), but other answers such as salama, nzuri sana, nzuri tu, etc.
How do you say basic words in Swahili?
Basic Swahili Phrases for Travelers
- Hello: jambo/ hujambo/ salama.
- How are you?: habari gani.
- Fine (response): nzuri.
- Goodbye: kwa heri/ kwa herini (more than one peson)
- See you later: tutaonana.
- Nice to meet you: nafurahi kukuona.
- Goodnight: lala salama.
What is the response to Karibu Sana?
The standard reply is nzuri to mean that everything is fine. If there is something troubling you then you can say mbaya (MBAya) which means bad.
Is Swahili difficult?
Swahili is said to be the easiest African language for an English speaker to learn. It’s one of the few sub-Saharan African languages that have no lexical tone, just like in English. It’s also much easier to read as you read out Swahili words just the way they are written.
What country speak Swahili?
With its origin in East Africa, Swahili speakers spread over more than 14 countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Comoros, and as far as Oman and Yemen in the Middle East.
What does Mambo mean in Swahili?
Saying Hello in Swahili: The first one everyone always learn is of course “Jambo“, which means ‘Hello’ in Swahili. Asking ‘How are you? ‘ you’ll say ‘Mambo’.
What does Jamba mean in Swahili?
Thanks to everyone who wrote in to confirm that yes, “Jamba” means “Fart” in Swahili.
What is makiwa in Kiswahili?
makiwa. ki salutation to mourners: ~ tunayo we have it still (if the dead is not burried yet); ~ yamekwisha it is finished (if the dead has been burried); Refresh the page | Add to favorites | Print version.
What does Unakaribishwa?
unakaribishwa. More Swahili words for you are welcome.
Which African language is easiest to learn?
Swahili is said to be the easiest African language for an English speaker to learn. It is heavily influenced by Arabic and Indo-European languages such as Portuguese, German, English, and French. It’s one of the few sub-Saharan African languages that have no lexical tone, just as in English.