The following words and phrases are what you are most likely to encounter from the moment you step off the plane through out your stay in our beautiful land.

To get you involved the right way in two way communication we have outlined dialogues centering orotund typical responses to everyday interactions.

In Swahili each vowel in a word takes the sound of the word for example

Saa is pronounced as sa-a

ENGLISH

SWAHILI

Yes

Ndiyo

No 

Hapana

Okay 

Sawa

Hallo or hi

Jambo

How are you                       

Habari yako ?

Good morning

Habari ya asubuhi ?

Good evening

Habari ya jioni ?

Please 

Tafadhali

No thank you

La Asante

Thank you very much

Asante sana

Excuse me                          

Tafadhali

I don’t understand

Sielewi

Do you speak English         

Unaongea Kiingreza

I would like                        

Ninataka

Can i have                            

Naweza kupata

I can’t                                 

Siwezi

How much is it                   

Nikiasi gain?

What’s happening                

Kuna nini ?

Where is it                          

Iko wapi ?

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