Greetings

Courtesy

Hello Hujambo Thank you very much Asante sana
Goodbye Kwaheri You are welcome Karibu
Habari? How are you? Excuse me Samahani
Nzuri I’m good No thank you Hapana asante
Mambo How’s it? (street slang) Please Tafadhali
Poa Cool! Sorry Pole
What is your name? Jina lako nani? Very sorry Pole sana
My name is Jina langu ni… I don’t understand Sielewi
Where are you from? Unatoka wapi Yes Ndio
I come from Mimi natoka No Hapana

Direction/Travelling

Numbers

Left Kushoto One Moja
Right Kuia Two Mbili
Straight Mojakwamoja Three Tatu
How far is it Masafa gani Four Nne
Where is stone town? Ni wapi Stone Town Five Tano
What is your name? Simama Tafadhali Six Sita
Slowly Polepole Seven Saba
Please take me to… Nipeleke…Tafadhali Eight Nane
Please take us to… Tupeleke…Tafadhali Nine Tisa
Please wait here Subiri hapa Tafadhali Ten Kumi
Now Sasa
Later Baadae

Shopping

Dining

Money Pesa Food Chakula
To pay Lipa Drinks Kula
How much is this Bei Gani To eat Vinywaji
Can i payin Dollars? Naweza kulipa na Dollars? To drink Kunywa
I’m lookng for a bank Natafuta Bank I would like Naomba
Delicious Tamu sana
Please the bill Lete bili
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