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Did you know?

  • The stomach of crocodile has a size of football ball, he eats little, but many times per day.
  • Hippo weights 3,2 tones and is one of the heaviest land mammals.
  • Giraffe is one of the rare animals that have horns at birth.
  • The elephants walk on tiptoe, because under their heel they have thick layer of fat.
  • The biggest snakes of the world can eat a human in one time and a meal lasts for one year.
  • Flamingos get the color of their feathers because of their specific nutrition.
  • African elephant can run faster then a human and can walk several hours without any rest.
  • In first year of hippo’s life 45% of them die.
  • Shark is swimming with average speed of 3km/h and maximum speed of 95 km/h.
  • Giraffe has a same number of vertebrae like most of the mammals, but theirs are much longer.
  • Bushbabies got a name because of their sounds that reminded first explorers of crying babies.
  • Elephants communicate through vibrations that they make by hitting the ground with their feet.
  • Most of the elephants sleep standing and only 2-3 hours per day.
  • Hippo can stay 5 minutes under the water-surface and can even run on the bottom of the lake.
  • The biggest known shark in the world was 13 meters long and had 15 tones
  • Leopard likes to drink water everyday, but he can stay without it up to one month.
  • Wild elephant can eat 230 kg of food and drink 125 liters of water per day sometimes at once.
  • Near relative of African ostrich is South American nandu and Australian emus.
  • Ostrich, zebra and giraffe can kill with their kick even the mighty lion.
  • Turtles, birds and crocs like to rest on the backs of hippos.
  • African tribes are hunting bushbabies by leaving a palm wine in the forest and collecting drunk animals from it.
  • Warthog can run 50 km/h and they are very skillful to defend themselves.
  • The head of the rhino weights 200 kg.
  • Black leopard or Panther was first considered as different species, but in same family can be puppies of normal and black colour.
  • The biggest turtle in the world is belonging to the species of leatherback and weights 752 kg.
  • The grey rat is living everywhere in the world except polar countries. One couple can have up to 800 babies in just one year.
  • Insect-eating bats produce ultrasound of very high frequency, with echoes that bounce back, they get all necessary information.
  • One of the most shamefaced animals in area of high and low tide is octopus.
  • The longest recorded jump of bushbaby from one branch to another was more then 7 meters.
  • From 1830 on each year 10 to 30 thousand slaves were sold at slave market on Zanzibar.
  • Coconut palm can live up to 100 years but can reproduce only 20 years.
  • Warthog’s only enemies are lion and leopard.
  • In darkness leopard can see 6 times and hear 2 times better then human.
  • Monkey species of red colobus are living only in forest Jozani on Zanzibar Island.
  • Cheetahs are running 120 km/h, but only 20 seconds. This is still enough for successful hunting.
  • Insectivorous bats obtain most of the water they need from their prey, cave bats can lick up condensation.

Learn swahili

The official languages are Swahili and English. In primary schools all the lessons are in Swahili. English is widely spoken and understood. It’s used as second official language, as commercial language as well as teaching language for some subjects in secondary school. Your effort to speak Swahili or few words of Swahili will be appreciated. Otherwise there are more then 120 tribal languages and dialects. Arabic language is widely spoken in the coastal areas, especially on Zanzibar.

Greetings, Introductions / Maamkizi
Good morningJambo
Good afternoonHabari za asubuhi
Good nightHabari za leo!
GoodbyeUlale Salama / Usiku mwema.
My name is…Kwa heri
What's your name?Jina Langu ni…
Mrs. …, Miss…?Jina Lako nani?
My wife, my husband…Bibi…, Bi…?
My daughter, my son…Mke wangu, mume wangu
My friendBinti yangu, mtoto wangu
Glad to meet youRafiki yangu
How are you?Ninafurahi kukuona
Good thanks.Habari gani? Habari? Hujambo?
Fine, thank you. And how are you?Sijambo.
Give my regards to…Nzuri, asante. Na habari za kwako?
Sir (polite)Umsalimie…
Yes / NoBwana / Ndiyo
PerhapsHapana
You are welcomeKaribu
Travel / Safari
TravelSafari
I want to go to the airline officeNataka kwenda kwa ofisi ya ndege
Where is ..?…ni wapi?
The airportKiwanja cha ndege
The bus stationKituo cha mabasi
The portBandari
The railway stationStesheni, kituo cha gari la mshi
A ticketTikiti
The baggage roomChumba cha kuwekea mizigo
Please get me a taxiTafadhali uniitie taxi
How long will it take to go?Mpaka tufike itachukua muda gani
To the north, southKaskazini, kusini
Straight aheadMoja kwa moja
Room / CampChumba / Kambi
BagMfuko
TowelKitambaa
Moskito NetChandulua
Train / Boat / CarGari la moshi / Mashua / Gari
AeroplaneNdege [Eropleni]
Petrol / MechanicPetroli / Fundi
TelephoneSimu
Bicycle / MotorbikeBaiskeli / Pikipiki
Animals / Wanyama
AnimalsWanyama
BirdNdgede
BaboonNyani
BuffaloNyati
CheetahDuma
CrocodileMamba
CatPaka
CowNg'ombe
DogMbwa
ElephantTembo
FishSamaki
GazelleSwala
GiraffeTwiga
Gnu / WildbeestNyumbu
HippoKiboko
InsectMdudu
LeopardChui
LionSimba
OstrichMbuni
RhinoKifaru
SnakeNyoka
Thompson’s gazelleSwalatomi
Vervet monkeyTumbili
ZebraPunda milia
WarthogNgiri
Useful expressions / Misemo ya kawaida
IMimi
YouWewe
Excuse meSamahani
PleaseTafadhali
Thank you (very much)Asante (sana)
No thanks. La asante.
(You're) welcomeKaribu
I don't understandSielewi
I don't knowSijui
HelpNisaidia
PoliceIta polisi
RoadBarabara
River / LakeMto / Ziwa
Hill / ValleyKilima / Bonde
Do you speak english?Unasema Kiingereza?
I don’t speak english. Sisemi Kiingereza.
Please speak slowly.Tafadhali sema pole pole.
Good luck!Bahati njema!
Have a nice trip!Safari njema!
Excuse me please... Do you mind…Samahani...
Can you help me please?Tafadhali, naomba msaada?
Where is a toilet?Choo kiko wapi?
Can you repeat please?Tafadhali sema tena?
Question / Swali
What?Nini?
When?Lini?
Where?Wapi?
Which?Ipi?
Who?Nani?
Why?Kwa nini?
What time is it?Ni saa ngapi?
TodayLeo
TonightUsiku
TommorrowKesho
YesterdayJana
MorningAsubuhi
AfternoonAlasiri
EveningJioni
NightUsiku
NowSasa
Not yetBado
SoonSasa hivi
Days of the week / Siku
MondayJumatatu
TuesdayJumanne
WednesdayJumatano
ThursdayAlhamisi
FridayIjumaa
SaturdayJumamosi
SundayJumapili
Number / Namba
0 - zeroSifuri
1 – oneMoja
2 – twoWili
3 – threeTatu
4 – fourNne
5 – fiveTano
6 – sixSita
7 – sevenSaba
8 – eightNane
9 – nineTisa
11 – elevenKumi na moja
12 – twelveKumi na mbili
13 – thirteenKumi na tatu
14 – fourteenKumi na nne
15 – fifteenKumi na tano
16 – sixteenKumi na sita
17 – seventeenKumi na saba
18 – eighteen Kumi na nane
19 – nineteenKumi na tisa
20 – twentyIshirini
30 – thirtyThelathini
40 – fortyArubaini
50 – fiftyAhamsini
60 – sixtySitini
70 – seventySabini
80 – eightyThemanini
90 – ninetyTisini
100 – hundred Mia
101 – one hundred oneMia na moja
110 – one hundred tenMia na kumi
123 – one hundred twenty-threeMia na ishirini na tatu
200 – two hundredMia mbili
300 – three hundredMia tatu
1000 – thousandElfu
Shopping / Kwenda Madukani
Where can I buy...?Naweza kununua wapi...?
How can I help you?Unahitaji huduma yoyote?
I would like...Nataka...
How much is...?Ni bei gani?
It’s very expensive. Ghali sana.
Do you have cheaper one?Kuna nyi?ngine ambayo siyo ghali
Can you make discount?Tafadhali, upunguze bei?
Do you accept credit cards?Nikulipe kwa kreditkadi?
Would you like something else?Kitu chochote kingine?
No thanks, that’s all.Hapana, sitaki chochote zaidi, asante.
expensive, cheapghali, rahisi
PriceBei
Money returnKurejeshewa pesa
BookstoreDuka la vitabu
Department / SupermarketIdara / Supamaket
BakeryDuka la mkate
Postcard / StampPostikadi / Stempu
Post officePosta
BankBenki
There is / There is notKuna / Hakuna
OkaySawa sawa
ShopDuka
MoneyPesa
How much /many?Ngapi?
I’m just lookingMimi na angalia tu
I don’t wantSitaki
good /badmzuri / mbaya
quick / slowqupesi / pole pole
hot /coldmoto / baridi
big / smallkubwa / kidogo
open / closefungua / funga
empty / fulltupu / kujaa
verysana
no problemhakuna matata
Food / Chakula
Tin canKopo
Beef / Chicken / FishNg'ombei / Kuku / Samaki
Bread / Butter / Jam / HoneyMkate / Siagi / Jamu / Asali
Fruit / VegetablesMatunda / Mboga
Cheese / CreamJibini / Krimu
Eggs / HamMayai / Hemu
FlourUnga
Rice / French friesWali / Chipsi
SoupSupu
Salad / TomatoSaladi / Nyana
Salt / SugarChumvi / Sukari
Dessert / Ice creamKimalizio / aiskrimu
With / WithoutNa / Bila
I am hungry / I am thirstyNina Njaa / Nina kiu
MenuMenyu
Plate / Glass / Cup / NapkinSahani / Glasi / Kikombe / Savieti
Knife / Spoon / ForkKisu / Kijiko / Uma
Drinks / Pombe
Fruit juiceJusi / Maji
Pineapple juice / Apple juiceJusi ya mnanasi / jusi ya epul
Pineapple / Apple Nanasi / Epul
Orange / Banana / PapayaChungwa / Ndizi / Papai
Mineral water / Drinking waterMaji safi / Maji ya kunywa
Beer / WineBia / Mvinyo
Non alcohol drinkSoda
IceBarafu
Water / Coffee / Tea / MilkMaji / Kahawa / Chai / Maziwa
Accidents / Ajali
Fetch a doctorIta daktari / Umwite daktari.
ChemistDuka la dawa
DangerHatari
I was bitten by…Niliumwa na…
a snake / spider / scorpionnyoka / buibui / nq'e

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