Swahili Greetings Flashcards Table View

     

Jambo! Hello!
Jambo, Bwana! Hello, Sir!
Jambo, Mama! Hello, Madam!
Salama? Are you fine?
Salama! Fine!
Mambo (vipi)! How are you?
Poa tu! / Safi! Cool!
Hujambo! How are you?
Sijambo! I am fine!
Hamjambo! How are you all?
Shikamoo! My respects! (said to an elderly person)
Sijambo! I am fine!
Hatujambo! We are fine!
Marahaba! Thank-you! (said by an elderly person recognizing your respect)
Habari? What's new?
Habari gani? How are you?
Habari yako? Habari zako? What is your news?
Habari ya leo? Habari za leo? How are you today?
Habari ya asubuhi? Habari za asubuhi? How are you this morning?
Habari ya mchana? Habari za mchana? How are you this afternoon?
Habari ya jioni? Habari za jioni? How are you this evening?
Habari ya nyumbani? Habari za nyumbani? What about your home?
Habari ya kazi? Habari za kazi? What about your work?
Habari ya mtoto? Habari za mtoto? How is your child?
Habari ya safari? Habari za safari? How was your journey?
Njema! Fine!
Subalkheri! Good morning (Arabic)
Masalkheri! Good evening! (Arabic)
Hamjambo nyumbani? How's the family?
U hali gani? How are you?
U mzima? Is your health good?
(Ni) mzima I am well.
Na wewe? And you?
Na wewe pia? And you too?
Haya! OK! / Let's go!
Naam! Yes? (when answering a call)
Ndiyo Yes
Siyo Hapana No
Aha! No!
Tafadhali Please
Asante! Thank you!
Asante sana! Thank you very much!
Hamna shida Don't mention it or no problem
Pole! Sorry!
Pole na msiba wako! My sincere sympathy!
Pole na safari! Be careful! (on a journey)
Safari njema! Have a good journey!
Hodi! Anybody home? (when standing outside someone's door)
Karibu! Your welcome here! (when inviting someone inside)
Karibuni! You are all welcome here!
Starehe! Feel at ease and relax! (when someone enters your place)
Asanteni! Thank you all!
Kwa heri! Good bye!
Kwa herini! Good bye everyone!
Kwa heri ya kuonana! See you soon!
Tutaonana! See you again!
Tutaonana kesho. See you tomorrow!
Asubuhi njema. Have a good morning!
Usiku mwema! Good night!
Lala salama! Sweet dreams! (when going to sleep)