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jambo = hello! (casual), response = sijambo
hujambo? = are you well?response: sijambo, asante = I am well, thank you
shikamoo = hello (formal, to an elder) the response to which is: Marahaba
kaka = brother/young man (hujambo kaka? = are you well, brother?)
nafurahi kuku ona = i'm happy to meet you
sana = very/a lot (karibu sana , asante sana , pole sana )
kidogo = a little
mafunzo = lessons
nina soma = I'm learnin/I am reading
kijiji = village
mji = town
niko macho = I am awake (slang)
ji na lako nani? = what is your name
ji na langu ni deborah = my name is deborah
Unaitwa nani? = what are you called/named?
ninaitwa deborah = I am called deborah
kwaheri = good bye
tuta onana baadaye = see you later
baadaye = later
tuta onana kesho = see you tomorrow
nina taka ... = i need
ninaomba... = I would like to request...