and    (for connecting clauses) kandi, uteko
(for connecting words in series) na
(between infinitives or preceding mu or ku) no
(and then) maze
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goings and comings   amaja n'amaza
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kāndi     conj    and, and then, also, furthermore (used for connecting clauses, not words in a series)
bande   adj   1    who? (in questions and with 1. class pl. only)
sandal    inkwēto
(with strap between the big and the other toes) ikambambiri
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nde     adj    1  class 1
singular: umu-
who? (in questions and with 1. class sg. only)
(who is it?) ninde
kudāndaza (-dāndaje)     v    1. to sell, 2. to trade, buy and resell
lend    (that for which equivalent will be returned) kugurāna
(that which will itself be returned) gutīza
(something and not get it back soon) gutongoza
(money) kugurana, gukopesha amahera
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loan    (to receive and then not pay back ~) guherana
(to refuse to pay ~) guheranira
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rain    imvura
(light, fine) urunyanyāga
(main rain season) itumba
(season of early rains) agatāsi
(very heavy) isegenya
(very heavy, sweeps away crops on hillside) inkukūra
(wind and rain, storm) inkūbi
(path of water in heavy rain) umuvo
(to ~) kugwa
(with imvura, i.e. imvura iragwa)
(to begin to ~ after dry season) gutāsura
(to cause to, sorcerer) kuvuba
(early in morning or for a long time) kuvōvōta
(heavily) guhonoka
(a long time without stopping) kujobanya
(on) kuvubira
(softly) kunyanyāga
(to threaten to) gukuba
(to fall continuously) gushāna
(to fall heavily) kuzibiranya
(to go for shelter in) kwūgama
(to be soaked by downpour) kujōbeka
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want    (to ~) gushāka, kugōmba
(one thing and that alone) gufūha
(something, but fear you won't get it) guhahama
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abundant    (to be) kugwīra, gusāga, gusāguka
(to have abundant leaves and branches) gusagaba
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karyenda   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
traditional sacred royal drum, hidden in its sanctuary and only brought forth on very rare occasions like the umuganuro festival
anger    uburake, uburakari, ishavu, ubusugurirwe,
(rare) ipfūhe, ifūhe
(to soften another's) gufyīta
(to tear clothes in) kumwāga
(to treat with) gushinyagura
(word that remains in heart and causes anger) isata burēnge
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plant    (to ~) gutēra
(to ~ broadcast) kumījīra
(first) gushūza
(small seeds) kubiba
(to be loaded with fruits or grain) gutēngerera
(to be lush and green) gutotahara
(to come up thickly and thus not do well) gusorora
(to have abundant leaves and branches) gusagaba
(to help ~, throw beans in soil as other hoes) gutēragira
(to put forth branches) gushamika
(to put out big spreading branches) gusagarara, gutabarara
(to send forth shoots) gutōha
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woman    (lit. one wearing a wrap skirt) umukenyezi
(married ~) umugore
(lady-like, respected) umupfasoni
(elderly, respectful term) umukamakare
(elderly, disrespectful term) umukēcuru
(who has left many husbands and finally goe's to parent's home to build) igisubiramuhira
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nānje   and I, and me, me too
Kiranga     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
(high priest of the Burundian traditional supreme god, mediator between the traditional god and man, today associated by Christians with the devil)
ubuzimuzimu fetishes
igihwēba, igishegu one dedicated to service of ~
kuvōvōta to give oneself to ~
kubāndwa to dance in honor of
kubāndwa to be devoted to his service
guterekēra to worship ~
gutānya (-tānije)     v    1. to separate, to detach, 2. to divide, 3. to isolate, 4. send workers some to one place and some to another, to cut or split
ground    (earth) isi
(on the) hasi
(dug up but not planted) amasinde
(to put on) gutereka
(to throw stick on ~ and it tumbles end over end) kubirika
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icānzo (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
small opening in backyard enclosure for emergency exits or used by women and children
guherana (-heranye)     v    to receive a loan and then not pay back
kuvūkana (-vūkanye)   v    to be brothers and sisters
do    (to) kugira, gukora
(again) kwongera
(always) kwāma, guhora
(anyhow, in spite of) gupfa
(continually) kwāma, guhora
(the dishes) kwoza ivyombo
(even more) kurushiriza
(first) kubānza, gushūza
(forcefully) kwīhanukīra
(habitually) kumēnyera
(have too much to ~) kurēngerana
(the impossible) gufyidikīra
(~-it-yourself) ukugira utugenegene
(housework) kugora
(one's duty) gushimika
(quickly) gukwākwānya, gushōka, gusobaganya, gusūriranya, gutebūtsa
(quickly and carelessly) kuraha
(quickly without thinking) gusimbagurika
(~ not) -ōye (verb without infinitive)
(reluctantly) kwīyumānganya
(a sloppy job) kurēngagiza
(something alone) kwīgūnga
(something by oneself without authority) kwigenera
(something that causes pleasure or amazement) gusamāza
(that which you declared you would not ~) kwīrahuruza
(two things at once) kubāngikanya
(unwillingly) kugoyagoya
(unwillingly and complainingly) kunyinkira
(the washing up) kwoza ivyombo
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na     1. and (for words in a series or phrases, but not clauses), 2. by, 3. with, 4. even
no     conj    and (between infinitives or preceding mu or ku)
kurima no gusatura biraruhisha Hoeing and splitting wood is tiring
hanyuma   conj    afterward, later, later on, and then
guhānjura (-hānjuye)     v    to trade, buy and sell
abrasion    (to strike another and peel off the skin) kuramura
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announce    kubūrira, kubūra, kurānga
(oneself) kwībūra
(to stand at door and call greeting) kuramutsa
(the death of someone) kubika, kubikira
(everywhere) gukwīragiza, gukwīza
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maintain    kugumya, kugumiriza
(one's position, argue and swear that you're right) gutara
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rich man   umutūnzi, umukire
(food and drink of) igiturire
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isīnzi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
a great number (about ten thousand and above)
kunūranura (-nūranuye)     v    to pick up bits of food here and there (esp. dog)
kuramukana (-ramukanye)     v    to get up in such and such a condition
aim    (to ~ at) gutūmbēra
(to ~ for) gutūmbereza
(to ~ and miss) guhusha
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ask    (another to repeat to check his veracity) gucaca
(each other) kubazānya
(each other to explain) gusiguzānya
(each other riddles) gusōkōrānya
(for) gusaba
(for daily) kubōbōtereza
(frequently) gusabiriza
(many in order to verify) gushīshōza
(many questions) kubazagiza
(of someone that which he has promised) guhāngūra
(oneself) kwībaza, kwītsa
(over and over again) kubaririkiza
(persistently, though refused) gucuna
(question) kubaza
(a riddle) gusōkōza
(stupid questions) kudedēmvya
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die    (to) gupfa, gucīkāna, guhwēra, kuranduka
(of king) gutānga
(esp. of one who has been ill for a long time) kudēndūka
(to be about to) kugoyagoya
(suddenly) kweguka, kugaduka
(suddenly and unexpectedly) gukenyuka
(used of person scorned by others) kwijajara
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dry    (vi) kwūma,
(vt) kwūmūtsa, kwūmya
(in sun or near fire) kumūkishirīza
(to be) kugaduka
(to become) gukanyuruka, kwūmūka
(to become too ~ while cooking) kuyēnga
(to put food in sun to ~) gukavya
(to put near fire to ~) gutara
(up) kugaduka, kugangara, gukaba, gukama, gukamya
(up and be stiff, clothes or food) gutetera
(up, breasts) gucūka
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run    kwīruka
(as water) gutēmba
(down hill) gukoragurika
(to jump up and run quickly) kwūbuka
(like a little child) kudiririmba
(out bit by bit till all is gone) gushīrīra
(out to see something, usually of a crowd) gushwabāduka
(over) gusēsekara
(very fast) kwīrukānga, gushīnga amano
(to lean forward preparing to run) gutuna
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ten    icumi, cumi
(~ times) icumi
(things over and above ten) igisaga
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sha     excl    familiar term for addressing another (used mostly by men and boys)
indimanya (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
one who goes about lying and deceiving
mwēne data (b-)     phr    1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
my sibling (a brother or a sister)
bene data my siblings (my brothers and sisters)
ubwība     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) 1. thievery, 2. time woman spends in house between birth of child and time she goes out
gukanjagura (-kanjaguye)     v    to mix things up and pack them down together
gusorōranya (-sorōranije)     v    1. to gather up, 2. to bring things and put them together to give to someone
gusūriranya (-sūriranije)     v    to splash and tumble (water in river), to tear along (as rain sweeps away everything), to dig out grass rapidly, to do quickly
kurya (-riyrīye)     v    to eat (used for people and animals)
(more polite, for people only) gufungura
kuvurungana (-vurunganye)   v    to make a lot of noise, to strive and crowd together
head-dress    (woven of long hair and worn by dancers) umugāra
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amaja n'amāza     phr    goings and comings
kunyananyana (-nyananyanye)     v    to have absolutely all one wants (no need of any kind) and to be a bit showy about it
kunyananyaya (-nyananyaye)   v    to have absolutely all one wants, and to be a bit showy about it
alternation    (of day and night) ikurikirana ry'imitaga n'amajoro
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call    (to ~) guhamagara
(in sense of name) kwīta
(continuously and persistently) kuvumereza
(for help) kwāmbaza, gutābaza, gutaka, gutakāmba
(from hill to hill) gusemerera
(loudly for help) gutakāmba
(across the hills, implies scorn of one doing it) kumoka
(to one who cannot answer) gucurīra
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deaf    (~ person) igipfāmatwi
(~ and dumb person) ikiragi
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drop    (of liquid) ima, itōnyānga, igitōnyānga
(to ~) gusekura
(to ~ fruit, tree) guhunguruka
(in water or food, vi) kudibuka
(to let fall ~ by ~) gutōnyāngiriza
(to let go of what you've started to take or do) gutēzūra, gutēnzūra
(~ out of something because you know you're in the wrong) kwōnjorora
(one who keeps dropping things here and there) umusābisābi
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dumb    (deaf and dumb person) ikiragi
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fall    kugwa, gutēmba
(accidentally on spear and be injured) gushōka
(and hurt oneself) kunywāguka
(and skin oneself) gukungagurika
(before) kwikubita imbere
(down) kwikubita hasi, kwītēmbagaza
(down, as branches blown down) gukoragurika
(down, as house) guhenuka, guhomyoka, gusambūka, gusēnyuka, gusituka
(down continually or in abundance) gukoragurika
(down together, usually in fright) guhindikirana
(down from above) kweguka, gukoroka, gushunguruka, gutibuka
(from high above) guhanantuka
(from stalk) guhūnguka
(heavily, rain) kuzibiranya
(in cascade) gushunguruka, gusūma
(in, cause to) gusitura
(in love) kubēnguka
(into water or food) kudibuka
(not fall, rain) gutara
(to the ground) guhūndagara
(with) gukorokana
(with a din) guhongoroka
(to cause to fall) kugwisha, gukungagura, gutēmvya
(to cause to fall down) guhenura, gusēnyura, gukorora
(let fall drop by drop) gutōnyāngiriza
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have    –fise, kugira, gutūnga
(absolutely all one wants, and to be a bit showy about it) kunyananyaya
(abundance) kudibama, guhīmba
(always) guhorana
(bad habits, having had good) gufūtāna
(diarrhea) gucībwamwo, guhitwa, kudodomwa, kwīruka, gushuruza
(done recently) guherūka
(fellowship) gufatanya
(fellowship with) gucudika
(fever) kurwara inyonko
(for) –fitiye
(friendhsip with) gucudika
(holes from rust) kunyengetērwa
(much, may be even lots of debts or trouble) kuroranirwa
(pain) kubabara
(sex) kuryamana, kwenda, kurongorana, kurya umwana
(sloping sides, like soup dish) gufukūra
(speech impediment) kugobwa
(things in common) kubūngirana
(to ~ to) kurīnda, –kwīye
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nose    izūru, itonde
(bridge of) umwīrīri
(nosebleed) umwūna
(to get in and cause to sneeze) gusagāra
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skin    uruhu, urukoba, urusāto
(for carrying baby) ingovyi
(worn by king or great chief) inyambarabāmi
(scaly) ibikaragāshi
(to ~) kumyōra, gukungura
(to fall and ~ oneself) gukungagura, gukunguka
(to remove ~ from drying) kubāmbūra
(to stretch out to dry by pegging) kubāmba
(to have something penetrate the) gusesērwa
(crack in foot) ikivutu
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then    buno, maze, rero, kuramuka (e.g. aramutse agenda – and then he went)
(and ~) kāndi
(and ~ afterwards) hanyuma
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turn    urubu
(to take) kuja imbu, kwākīrana, kwākīranwa, gukūranwa
(to have one's) kuramukirwa
(about, vt) kuzūnguza, kuzūnguriza
(against) guhinyura
(against one you've loved) gucāna
(around, vi) guhindukira
(around, vt) guhindukiza
(around several times, vt) kuzungagiza
(away, vt) guhīnda
(back, vt) gukuba
(as fold)
(bad suddenly, e.g. weather, attitude) gufurūngana, gufurāngana
(on side, vt) guhēngeka
(one's head) gukebuka
(over and over, vt) kugaragura
(right side up) gucurūra
(upside down) kwūbika, gucuramika
(upside down or wrong end to) gucurika
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weak    (person) umugoyigoyi
(~ and faltering person) urudēndevu
(place, as scar, on skins or gourds) umuguma
(something that appears to be strong but is ~) igihōmbe
(to be ~) kudendebukirwa, kugabanuka, kugira intege, kugoyagoya, kumugara
(to be ~ and floppy) kuregarega
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maze     conj    and then, therefore
nāwe   and you
ibitēga    4    something supposed to be in a person making him sick
indwara y'ibitega person is bewitched and acts like a crazy person
ubujōra     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) meanness and quarrelsomeness
ubusage     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) 1. fringe, 2. long hair (with butter and mud in it), 3. lock of hair, 4. corn silk
urugo (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
1. kraal, 2. enclosure about house and yard, 3. household
urusīma     6  class 6
singular: uru-
illness where abdomen swells and fills with fluid
urusīna     6  class 6
singular: uru-
illness where abdomen swells and fills with fluid
gucūra (-cūye)     v    1. to marry a widow and go to her kraal, 2. to bring a wife back that's gone home, 3. to lead or send back (esp. cows), 4. to address the people (used only of king or other authority)
gufūha (-fūshe)     v    1. to breathe heavily and noisily, 2. to yearn over, 3. want one thing and that alone, 4. to purpose to revenge
gusuka (-sutse)     v    1. to pour into, 2. to deceive, tempt one into something and then leave him
gutara (-taze)     v    1. to be late (of rains), to not fall, 2. to put near fire to dry, scorch or roast, 3. to put beer in a warm place, 4. to argue and swear that you're right, 5. to take one's case to chief knowing you're right
kuguba (-guvye)     v    to hide and wait for hunter (animal), to lie in wait
kugura (-guze)     v    1. to trade, to buy and sell, 2. to afford
kunēna (-nēnnye)     v    1. to refuse to eat and drink with, 2. to scorn
kuraha (-rashe)     v    to grab, to do quickly and carelessly
kwūnga (-ūnze)   v    1. to stop a quarrel and make them like each other, 2. to join together broken thing
argue    (the liking to ~) amahāne
(to ~) guhārīra, kuja impāri
(to ~ about) gukiranira
(to ~ and swear that you're right) gutara
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bring    (to ~) kuzana
(back) kugarura
(back from far away) guhabūra
(back wife after she's gone home) gucūra
(down) kumanura
(down bee hive) kwegura
(from dark into light) kwāndagaza
(from hiding) kunyegurura
(greeting) gutāsha
(in passing) guhitana
(into open from hidden place) kwātura
(loss or failure) gutāna
(new kind of seeds or cattle into country) kurondōra
(out of hiding) gufurūra
(quickly) gutebūkana
(things in from sun) kwāmura
(things and put them together to give to someone) gusorōranya
(to pass) gucimbataza
(together) gukoranya, gutēranya
(up child) gukuza, kurera
(water) kudahira, kuvōma
(with one) kuzanana
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chaff    umuguruka, umurāyi
(fan to blow off) urutaro
(mixed with grain) ibikūmbi
(pile of chaff and grain) ubukūmbi
(to blow out) kugosōra
(to rub grain to take off) kuvūngura
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charm    (heathen) igihēko
(heathen, worn on head) urugori
(used by witch doctor) urukorōnko, inkorōnko
('medicine' smeared about kraal to keep away thieves and evil spirits) ururēmbeko
(spell, hex) amarozi
(white shell worn by children) iyugi
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drink    (anything to be drunk) ikinyōbwa
(sweet banana) umutobe
(soft ~) ifanta
(to ~) kunywa
(to ~, of king) gukamagura
(animals, go to ~) gushōka
(after a meal) kwīshōza
(all there is in a container) kwūgunyuza
(to cease to ~) guhodoka
(from a reed) gusōma
(from hollow of one's hand) kwīyūhīra
(in) kubōmba
(to lead animals to ~) gushōra
(to make one ~, pour milk down throat) kuramiza
(to refuse to eat and ~ with) kunēna
(to go where others are drinking in hopes of getting some) kuvūmba
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elder    umujēnāma, umukuru, umushīngantahe, umujanāma
(elders and rulers, esp. in regard to their function of helping the poor) barutungabōro
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leave    (to) guheba, kujījūka, kureka, gusiga, kugēnda, kuvaho, gutāha
(at, for) kurekera, gusigira
(abruptly) kwōnjorora
(behind) gusiga
(country) kwāmbuka, guhaba
(country because of famine) gusuhūka
(grass and stuff growing in kraal) gutongoza
(group and go by oneself) kujōnjōra
(inheritance) kuraga
(intention or place) gucungūra
(open) kurāngāza
(out) guhaza
(over) gusigaza
(place) gushingūka
(something with someone) kubītsa
(with) gusigarana
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marry    (each other) kwābīrana, kuragana
(each other, rude) kurongorana
(of bride) kwābīrwa, kurongorwa
(of groom) kwābīra, kwēnda (rude), kurongora
(a widow and go to her kraal) gucūra
(to refuse, esp. girl to refuse to marry a certain man) kubēnga
(to take wife without marrying her properly) gucīkiza
(to go to husband without being married) gucīkira
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place    (to) gushira
(to ~ here and there) gukwīragiza
(in order) gukirānura, kuringaniza, kurorānya
(facing each other) kurorānya
(objects together in irregular fashion, end for end) gucurikiranya
(obliquely) guhirika, gukīkama
(be placed obliquely) gukīka
(on) gushikiriza
(one thing above another) kugereka, kugerekeranya
(oneself) guherēra
(somewhere) gushiraho
(two things side by side, parallel) kubāngikanya
(to be placed wrong end to) gucurama
(to give place to each other) kubisīkanya
(to hold in) kugumya
(to leave a) gushingūka
(to make) kubisa
(to make for one another to pass) kubisīkanya
(to put a thing in its certain ~) gutereka
(to remain in ~ of another) gusigarira
(to stand in a certain ~ thus making ~ for another) kubisiriza
(to take the ~ of another) kwākīra
(to take the ~ of another watching) kubangūra
(to go from ~ to ~) kuyugayuga
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renig    (to promise and then pretend you hadn't) kwīyobagiza
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share    (to) kubūngirana, kugabana, kugabura, gusangira
(to buy a thing together and then divide it) gusorōra
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speak    (speaking evil of another with whom you work) ikēba
(one who speaks with senseless repititions of words) ikirogorogo
(all speaking together) imvugarimwe
(to ~) kuvuga
(against) guhāririza
(carelessly) gufudika
(clearly) gufobōra, gutobekeranya
(distinctly) gutobora
(distinctly, not having been able to before) gutumbūra
(evil of one another) gucurikanya
(evil of) gukana, kunegura
(evil of the king) kurogota
(evil of a ruler) kuyoba
(fearlessly) kwūbahuka
(foolishly) kudebagura
(hatefully) gucobogoza
(hesitantlyusually used in negative) guhengēshanya
(in a mysterious language) gufobeka
(incoherently) kuvōvōta
(in someone's favor) gutēturura
(lightly) kujajura
(loudly) kurangurura, kurandamuka
(many words, usually quite meaningless ones) guhogōmboka
(sarcastically) kurtyekeza
(the truth) guhinyuza
(thoughtlessly) kurandamuka
(unwisely or rudely) kurofokwa
(very beseechingly) kubobōteza
(when one shouldn't) kuyogora
(where others hear voices but do not understand) guhwirima
(without arriving at point) kurerembuza
(to cause to) kuvuza
(to leave off speaking evil and speak kindly) kwigarura
(to prevent from speaking) guhwāmika
(give gift to bride so she will ~) guhorōra
(refuse to speak till given gift, as bride does) guhorōrwa
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spear    icumu
(stuck in person) urubāngo
(spears on big reeds and grasses) umusokoro
(to fall on ~ and be injured) gushōka
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māmbu     'it just doesn't exist' (said when you've looked for something and can't find it)
shahu   excl    familiar term for addressing another (used mostly by men and boys)
barutungaboro     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
1. elders and rulers (esp. in regard to their function of helping the poor), 2. (in sing.) one who helps the poor
ihunja   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
spectacular women's dance, with sudden rapid movement in an arc, led by the head and shoulders, Mugamba and Kirimiro region
itēka (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
1. law, decree, order, 2. judgment, justice, 3. (pl.) amateka word (or commands) sent out by king and spread by chiefs, subchiefs, etc., 4. prescription
guhasha (--hije)     v    1. to receive something as a gift or loan but return reluctantly and late, 2. to chase out quickly, 3. to refuse to go on helping someone
guhusha (-hushije)     v    1. to aim and miss, 2. fail to find
gushōka (-shōtse)     v    1. to do quickly (esp. used by Batwa), 2. to go to drink (animals), 3. to slip down on spear (of meat they've put on tip – if it falls it's supposed to be diseased), 4. to fall accidentally on spear and be injured
gusāvya (-sābije)     v    to break and scatter (vt)
kunyura (-nyuze)     v    1. to go back and forth, 2. to come across, 3. to pass between, 4. travel through a country, 5. to undergo, go through
kunūtsa (-nūkije)     v    to fight and defeat completely
kwāvura (-āvuye)     v    to crawl, to creep (on hands and knees)
kwīdōga (-īdōze)     v    1. to fume and fret, 2. to be cross, 3. to gripe, 4. hold hard feelings
kwūbuka (-ūbutse)   v    1. to discover, 2. to come upon suddenly, 3. to jump up and run quickly
inka n’imirima   phr    a cow in the field (description of a calm, composed and serene person)
mwēne dāta wācu (b-)     phr    1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
my paternal cousin (boy or girl)
bene dāta wācu my paternal cousins (boys and girls)
caught    (to be ~ and unable to extricate oneself) kurobeza
(to be ~ stealing) gusūmirwa
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divide    kugabanya, kugabura, kugaburira, gutānya
(by lot) gupfīndana
(up loads among several) kugabāngānya
(up work or load to make it easier) kwīyorohereza
(to buy a thing together and then ~ it) gusorōra
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gather    kumyōra
(building materials) guhumbira
(firewood) gusēnya
(food from garden) gusoroma, kwāha
(fruit) kwāmūra
(in loose garment at waist and tie) gukenyera
(little sticks) gutōrōra
(manure for garden) kuvūmbura
(up) kwāndura, gusorōranya, gutororokanya
(pollen and nectar) kudaha
(up grass that has been spread out) gusasūra
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greedy    (to be) gusahagura
(for a certain food and want that only) kunohorwa
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parrot    (gray and red) gasuku
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person    umuntu
(bad) umubi
(Black or African) umwirabura
(cross) ibāmba
(courageous) intwāri
(dedicated to Kiranga) igihwēba, igishegu
(dishonest) igihūmbu
(elderly) umusāza
(fearful) igihumura
(from far away) umunyankīko
(good, kind, just, holy, righteous) umwerānda
(grammar, ~ of verb) umuvugwa
(handsome) umuhizi
(hard to get along with) ikigoryi
(harsh) umuhāmbāzi
(honest, speaking truth) imvugakuri, umunyakuri
(honorable) umupfāsoni, umwūbahwa, nyakubahwa
(intelligent, skilled, eloquent) umuhānga
(kind and charitable) umukūndanyi
(lovable) umunyagikūndiro
(malformed) ikirema
(mean and quarrelsome) ikijōra
(meek) umugwanēza
(merciful) umunyembabazi
(miserable) umugōrwa
(of high rank, noble character) umupfāsoni
(of nice disposition) ikirende
(one by himself) inyakamwe
(sharp) inkazi
(skillful) umuntu w'inkuba, umugesera
(strong) umunyenkomezi
(stubborn) intakonywa, intābwīrwa
(tall, fat) ikigwīnyīra
(weak) umugoyigoyi, urudēndevu
(white) umuzungu, umwera
(who is great, severe, wise) akaranda
(with many children) umurēngera
(worthy of praise or love) umunyagikūndiro
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sneeze    kwāsamura
(to get in nose and cause to ~, as pepper) gusagāra
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nōnaha   adv    right now, here and now
inguru (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
little stones taken from bottom of stream and offered to spirits in a little house
inkūbi (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
storm (wind and rain)
intōre (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. dancer, 2. youth, 3. traditional young warrior, 2. handsomeness and good character
gufurama (-furamye)     v    1. to go naked, 2. to be overcome with sleep and fall over – sleeping right there
guhubura (-hubuye)     v    to dig and break through to hollow place
gukīkama (-kīkamye)     v    1. to slant (vi and vt), 2. to place obliquely
gusagaba (-sagavye)     v    1. to have abundant leaves and branches, 2. to crawl along ground (of vines)
gusagāra (-sagāye)     v    1. to multiply (vi), be many (esp. of cows, also of trees), 2. to get in nose and cause to sneeze (as pepper)
gusorora (-soroye)     v    to come up thickly and thus not do well (of plants)
gusorōra (-sorōye)     v    1. to buy a thing together and then divide it, 2. to add to what one has
gutebūka (-tebūtse)     v    to hurry (to go and return)
gutemuka (-temutse)     v    1. to cut easily (vi), 2. to burn easily, quickly, 3. to burn and break off (as tree), log (vi), 4. to slide (earth)
gutetera (-teteye)     v    1. to be thoroughly drenched and cold, 2. to be drawn up from cold or being burnt, 3. to dry up and be stiff (food, clothes), 4. to be burnt (of food forgotten), 5. to be very healthy or strong, 6. to be solid, 7. to be dry
kunogēra (-nogēye)     v    1. to love deeply and obey, 2. to persist
kunohorwa (-nohowe)     v    to be greedy for a certain food and want only that, to become thin from worry or work
kurabika (-rabitse)     v    1. to wilt, to cause to faint, 2. to be colored, 3. to strike down and almost kill (either person or tree)
kuramuka (-ramutse)     v    1. to be, to start the day
aramutse agenda and then he went
2. to be skinned by a blow
kuramura (-ramuye)     v    1. to swell up in welts (when beaten or burned), 2. to strike another and peel the skin off, 3. to put temper in metal, 4. to wean
kurobeza (-robeje)     v    to put into water, to be caught and unable to extricate oneself
kurērēta (-rērēse)     v    to go here and there (child)
breathe    guhēma, guhumēka, gukwega impwemu
(hard) guhēmūka
(heavily and noisily) gufūha, gupfūha
(with difficulty, child) gufūrēka
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entrust    kubītsa, kuzēza
(~ to) kurindīsha, gusigarana
(~ flock to another to pasture) kuragiza
(~ something to another and it increases while there) gutongoza
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foliage    (to have abundant leaves and branches) gusagaba
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quarrel    intonganya, imitongano, amahāne
(to ~) gutongana, gutonganya, kurandagurana, guhārīra, guhāzāna
(to be always looking for) kwītōraguza
(to start a) kwāndurutsa
(to stop ~ and make them like each other) kwūnga
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nōn'aha     adv    right now, here and now
indwāra y'ibitēga   phr    person is bewitched and acts like a crazy person
Bujumbura     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
largest city and former capital of Burundi, originally called Usumbura, it was renamed to Bujumbura at independence, mainly for the negative meaning of Usumbura in Swahili
igihuma (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
deep hole in ground in a grassy place where pregnant girls and lepers were thrown
ikijōra (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
mean and quarrelsome person
ikiragi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. deaf and dumb person (esp. dumb), 2. mute person
umugāra (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
crown woven of long hair and worn by dancers
urwedengwe   6  class 6
singular: uru-
women's dance, characterized by movement of the shoulders, Ngozi and Buyenzi regions
gutongoza (-tongoje)     v    1. to leave grass and stuff growing in rugo, 2. to let hair grow long, 3. to lend something and not get it back soon, 4. to entrust something to another and it increases while there
kujōnjōra (-jōnjōye)     v    1. to move to new location, 2. to leave group and go by oneself
kuramutsa (-ramukije)     v    1. to greet (oneself, not sent by another), 2. to greet in letter, 3. to visit, 4. to stand at door and cough or call 'muraduha'
kurēmbeka (-rēmbetse)     v    to put 'medicine' about kraal to keep away thieves and evil spirits
kuvūmbura (-vūmbuye)   v    1. to have natural intelligence (yavumbuye ubwenge), 2. to pick up droppings of animals and put them in garden
kwīgarura (-īgaruye)     v    1. to leave off speaking evil and speak kindly, 2. be converted
careless    (one) umunyarwāngara
(to be) gufudika
(to be ~ with) kwānjānjwa, kwāndārika
(to do quickly and carelessly) kuraha
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drenched    (to be) kunyāgirwa
(to be thoroughly ~ and cold) gutetera
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internet    ingurukanabumenyi (from kwīrukana and ubumenyi)
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medicine    umuti
(for diarrhea) umufutisho
(to make one to talk freely, to release inhibitions) urudedēmvya
(to make people like one) urusango
(material smeared about kraal to keep away thieves and evil spirits) urugombeka, ururēmbeko
(to ask for ~ to counteract poison) kurogōza
(to put out ~ to keep away thieves and spirits) gutota, kurēmbeka, kugombeka
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intūngwa (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
sheep and goats
gucobogora (-cobogoye)     v    1. to become poor after wealth, 2. to be tired and discouraged
gutarataza (-tarataje)     v    to try over and over in several places and ways
gutotahara (-totahaye)     v    to be lush and green
gutōragura (-tōraguye)     v    to pick up here and there
kugaragura (-garaguye)     v    1. to look things over in prospect of buying, 2. to turn over and over (vt), 3. to palpate, to examine
kugaragurwa (-garaguwe)     v    to be turned over and over
kunywāguka (-nywāgutse)     v    to fall and hurt oneself, to be sore in one's muscles
kuregarega (-regareze)     v    1. to be weak and floppy, 2. to work carelessly wanting to quit, 3. to work lazily
kurimagura (-rimaguye)     v    to hoe hard and fast
kuvumereza (-vumereje)   v    to call continuously and persistently
kwīnyuguta (-īnyuguse)     v    to wriggle and twist
kwīrimbūra (-īrimbūye)     v    1. to think, to consider, to weigh pros and cons, 2. to acknowledge to oneself one's guilt
enclosure    urugo, igipangu (about house and yard)
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ku musase     phr    morning between 9 and 10 o'clock
igitūngwa (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. livestock (sheep and goats), 2. pet
ururēmbēko (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
'medicine' smeared about kraal to keep away thieves and evil spirits
kubura Shinge na Rugero (-buze)   phr    to lose control, to fail badly (Shinge and Rugero are two strategic hills that Rwanda lost to Burundi in a famous historic battle between the two kingdoms)
gukwīragiza (-kwīragije)     v    1. to scatter, place here and there, 2. announce everywhere
gusegenyeza (-segenyeje)     v    1. to roll along, 2. to carry and put down frequently, 3. to crowd up together (people sitting)
kwīgaragura (-īgaraguye)     v    1. to toss and thresh about, 2. to kill oneself
kwīyobagiza (-īyobagije)     v    1. to be unwilling to look one in the face, 2. hide the truth, 3. to promise and then pretend you haven't, pretend it isn't so
kubaririkiza (-baririkije)     v    to ask over and over again
kudemwademwa (-demwademwe)     v    to be soft and springy (as earth in swamp)
kuzimagirika (-zimagiritse)   v    1. to get really lost and wander about, to err, 2. to lose one's head
confinement    (time woman spends in house between birth of child and time she goes out) ubwība
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discouraged    (to be) kwīhebūra, kudundumirwa
(to be absolutely, in difficulty) kuzigirizwa
(to be completely) kwīheba
(to be tired and ~) gucobogora
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importunity    (to ask over and over again) kubaririkiza
(to ask persistently, though refused) gucuna
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time of day   amango
(dawn) umutwēnzi
(early morning) agatōndo
(morning) igitōndo
(between 9 and 10 am) ku musase
(near noon) umutāga, ku mamina ngohe
(about 1 pm, when cows leave drinking place) amahodoka
(about 3 pm) amasubirayo y'inyana
(toward sundown) umuhīngamo
(after dark) bwateranya
(sun low, but visible) ikirēngazūba
(early evening) akagorōba
(late afternoon or evening) umugorōba
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ikambambiri (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
sandal with strap between the big and other toes
umusābisābi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
one who keeps dropping things here and there
gukungagurika (-kungaguritse)     v    to fall and skin yourself
over-crowded    (to come up thickly and thus not do well) gusorora
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pronouncement    (work or command sent out by king and spread by chiefs) amatēka
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igisubiramuhira (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
woman who has left many husbands and gone home and finally builds at parent's home (same for a man)
ijūnja n’ijambo   phr    physical strength and discursive force, eloquence (description of a strong and eloquent person, two characteristics allegedly rarely going together)
inka zishashe amahembe   phr    maze of horns (see gusasa and ihēmbe)
brother    (my) mwēne data
(your) mwēne so
(his, her, their) mwēne se
(older ~ of boy) mukuru, mukurwanje
(younger ~ of boy) mutoyi, murumuna
(of girl) musāza
(of my mother) mārume
(of your mother) nyokorume
(of his, her, their mother) inarume
(of father, uncle) dāta wacu, dāta wanyu, dāta wabo
(to be ~ and sister, or to be ~s) kuvūkana
(religious, monk) umufrere
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bush    igisaka
(kind of) igisuru
(kind with thorns and edible berries) umukēre
(the) igisanze
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buy    (to) kugura, kununūra
(to ~ and sell) kudāndaza, guhānjura
(to ~ a thing together and then divide it) gusorōra
(look things over in prospect of buying) kugaragura
(to ~ very much) kurangura
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cow    inka
(brownish black) ikirāyi
(gray) uruhīza
(white) igihororo
(~ without horns) imvure
(blood of, to drink) ikiremve
(~ path) umuhōra
(to be at rest) kuvyāgira
(to be many) gusagara
(to be many together) gusasa amahembe
(to ask ~ from one to whom ~ was given) kwōkōza
(to chase flies off) kuzīnga
(to entrust ~s to another and they increase while there) gutongoza
(to get medicine to make ~ like her calf) kwōrokereza
(to lead) kuyobora, gushorera
(to lead to pasture) guturutsa
(to put skin of dead calf before ~ to make her to give milk) kwōrokēra
(to return ~ or calf to one from whom one received a ~) kwōkōra
(to take up hill) kurārūra
(to tie legs while milking) kujīsha
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creep    (along) kunyegētera
(on hands and knees) kwavūra, gukāmbakāmba, kunyogōmba
(as vine) kurānda, gusagaba
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fight    (to ~) kurwāna, kunigana, kurandagura, gusugurirwa,
(vt) kurwānya
(~ and defete completely) kunūtsa
(aggrevate a ~) kubūnga
(for) kumaranira
(for independance) kumēnja
(in fun) gukubagura
(one bigger than oneself) guhaga
(to pick a ~) gusōtōra
(to provoke a ~) gusōmborotsa
(to stop fighting) gutātūka
(with equal force) kurindana
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fret    (tu fume and ~) kwīdōga
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go    kugenda, kwigira, kuja
(after) kugīra
(ahead a little) kwūnguruza
(all through a house) kuvōgera
(around) kuzunguruka, gukīkira, gukīkuza, kuzīngūka
(around difficulty) kuzunguruka umutego, gukikuza umutego
(around 'Robinhood's barn') gukingitiranya
(aside with someone to talk privately) kwīkebukana
(astray) kuzimira
(away secretly) kwīdohōra
(back and forth) kunyura
(back on what he said, make one) kurahuruza
(backward) kwītūtānya, kugēnda umugōngo
(backward inadvertently) gufūtānya
(beyond) kurēnga
(by car) kugēnda n'umuduga
(by boat) kugēnda n'ubwato
(by land rather than cross river or lake) guca i musozi
(carefully not knowing path) kwātīra
(elsewhere) kugerēra
(everywhere) gukwiragirana, guhetūra
(far away) kwāmbuka, guhaba
(for food) gusuma
(forward) gutēra imbere
(forward little by little) kwūngururuza, kwūnguruza
(forward steadily) kuramiriza
(for a walk) kugēndagēnda
(from one thing to another) kurārāta
(from place to place) kunyuragiza, kuyugayuga
(gaily) kudayadaya
(here and there, child) kurērēta
(home) gutāha, kuganūka
(home from work) kugodoka
(home, of wife when angry) kugēnda buje
(into danger without regard to oneself) kwīroha
(let's go!) hoji, hogi, tugende
(naked) gufurama, kugēnda amēnya, kugēnda gusa
(on tiptoe) kuyōmbōka
(out, fire, light) kuzima
(out to a certain place) gusokoroka
(outside) gusohoka
(to prepare to go) kwīkora
(quietly) kuyōmbōka
(rapidly) gukinagira
(reluctantly) kwīyumānganya
(right in path, animal) gutōta
(round) gukikuza
(secretly because of fear) kwōmba
(seperate ways) gutāna
(slowly) kugoyagoya
(slowly, of convalescent) kwāndāra
(softly) kuyōmbōka
(steadily forward) kuramiriza
(stealthily) kunyobanyoba, kwiyombayomba, kuyombayomba
(straight forward) gutūmbereza
(through a narrow pass) kunyegētera
(to bed) kuryāma
(to chief or superior for something) kwītwāra, gushengera, gushengerera
(to find food) gusuma
(to help another in his work) gusāsīra
(to meal uninvited) kwigemagema
(to meet) gusanganira, gutegēra
(together to produce food for guests) gutērēra
(together to see, crowd) gukōndōrera
(toward) kurora, kwerekera, kwerekeza
(uncertain of the way) guhushagirika
(uncertainly) kudāguza
(up, as hill) kudūga
(up in smoke) gupfūnduka
(walking, esp. at night) kwīkanya
(to wedding) gutāha ubukwe
(well, to cause to ~) kugēnza
(with) kwāmbukana, kujāna
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hoe    isuka, indimīsho
(without handle) amakera
(worn out) ifuni
(to ~) kurima
(hard and fast) kurimagura
(to tighten loose hoe) guhata
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hurry    kwīhūta, kwīruka, gukovya, gukōkōbereza, gukwākwānya, kunyānyasa, kunyaragasa, kunyaruka, gushibuka
(of child only) kudirigiza
(to go) kubāndānya
(to go and return) gutebūka
(along, as cows to better pasture, or child stumbling after something he wants) kurārāta
(to be in a ~) gufuruguta
(to do in a ~) kubanguka
(to not be in a ~) kwītōnda
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jump    (to) gusīmba, gusimbagurika
(about) gukinagira
(from above) gushunguruka
(in one's sleep) guhahamuka, kurandamuka
(in surpise) guhahabuka
(in surprise or when awakened) kuzanzamuka, gukanguka
(up and run quickly) kwūbuka
(when stung or bitten) gushikurwa
(with fear, heart) guhahama
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lost    (being) ubuzimire
(to be) guhuba, kujurajura, gutakara, kuzimira
(to become really lost and wander about) kuzimagirika
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love    (to ~) gukūnda, kugomwa
(to cause to ~) gukūndīsha
(deeply and obey) kunogēra
(~ each other) kunogerana, gukūndana
(turn against one you've loved) gucāna
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lustful    (thinking and practices) ubuhehesi
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miss    gusība
(aim and) guhusha
(be lonesome for) gukūmbura
(each other on path) kunyuranwa
(fail to find) kubura
(pass by but not meet) guhubana
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mix    (vt) gutēranya, kuvānga, kuvāngavānga, kuvurūnga
(dough) gucūmba
(things up and pack them down together) gukanjagura
(thoroughly) gucucuma
(together) gusukiranya
(up) kuzīkuruka
(up thoroughly) gusobanganya
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pick    (a chicken) kumōngōra
(a fight) gusōtōra
(peas, beans, berries) gutōbōra
(squash, corn) gukōndōra
(up) gutōra, kuyōra
(up, as birds do) kunobagura, kunoba
(up bits of food here and there) kunūranura
(up here and there) gutōragura
(up manure and put in garden) kuvūmbura
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pile    ikirūndo
(of grain) amarwi
(of grain and chaff mixed) ubukūmbi
(of rocks) igihongo
(of wood) akarwi
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poor    (man) nyarucari
(person) umufafara, umufafare, umwōro
(elders and rulers, esp. in regard to their function of helping the poor) barutungaboro
(to be) gukena
(to become ~ after wealth) gucobogora
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promise    indagano, umuhāngo, iragi, isezerano
(to ~) kuraganira, gusezerana, kuragana
(to fail to keep) gutēzūra
(to fail to give what one has promised) kugaramāngira
(to ~ and then pretend you haven't) kwiyobagiza
(result of failure to keep ~) urudubi
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quickly    n'ingoga, vuba vuba
(to do) gukwākwānya, gutebūka, gutebūtsa
(to do ~ and carelessly) kuraha
(to do, esp. used by Batwa) gushōka
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receive    (to) kwābīra, kwākīra, kurōnka
(back security) kugwatūra
(from someone's hands) kwēnda
(in one's hands) kwābīra
(loan and then not pay back) guherana
(more) kurushiriza
(physically) gutēga
(presents) gushikirwa
(something as a gift or loan and repay reluctantly and late) guhasha
(place to receive money or other things) iyakīriro
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sell    kugura, kudāndaza, gushōra
(to buy and sell) guhānjura
(well) kugurika
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set    (of sun) kurēnga
(down, to carry and ~ down frequently) gusegenyeza
(example) guha akarorero
(fire to) guturira
(fixed time) kugerereza
(free) kudādura
(one's heart on) guhahamira
(the table) gupānga ameza
(time: to do something at a ~ time) guhēnga
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sleep    itiro
(to sleep, to lie down and ~) kuryama
(to fall asleep) gusinzīra
(to jump in one's ~, to walk in one's ~) guhahamuka, kurandamuka
(to nod in sleeping) gutūringiga
(to put to, cause to) gusinziriza
(sitting up) gutūringiga
(to talk in one's) kurāzirana
(to walk in one's) kurandamuka
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sleepy    (to be) guhunikira, guhūnyiza
(to be so ~ one falls over and stays there) gufurama
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stop    (vi) guhagarara, kureka, gusigaho
(vt) guhagarika, gutururuza, kubuza
(diarrhea) gufutīsha
(quarrel and make like each other) kwūnga
(~ talking abruptly though others continue) kwōnjorora
(a thing because someone has repeatedly warned and advised) gukōndōka
(up) kuzibiza
(working) kugodoka
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storm    (wind and rain) inkūbi
(wind) inkūrūma
(noise of approaching) umugigimo
(thunderstorm) ikivura
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strike    kubomboranya, gukoma, gukubita, kudoda
(against in order to knock down) gusita
(down and almost kill) kurabika
(one against the other, knees) gukomānya
(oneself) kwīkubita
(oneself in amazement) kwīshishītira
(sore place) gutomeka
(together) kubomborana
(thunder, lightning) guhūndagaza
(prepare oneself to, grasp in preparation to) kubangura
(to raise one's arm to) kubangurira
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strive    gukobeza, gushīshikara, guharanira
(~ after) gukovya
(~ and crowd together) kuvurungana
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thieves    (to put 'medicine' about the kraal to keep away ~ and evil spirits) kurēmbeka
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together    hamwe
(all) icārimwe
(living) umubāno
(all speaking) imvugarimwe
(with) kumwe
(sticking) akaramata
(trees grown very close ~) impatane
(to be) kumana
(to bring) gukoranya, gutēranya
(to come, as crowd) gukungēra
(to come all ~, suddenly, as at call of trouble) kurandamuka
(to crowd ~) kwegerana
(to get close) kwegerana
(to go ~ to see something, of many people) gukōndōrera
(to live) kubāna
(to live, be always) kwāmana
(to meet) gukorana, gutērana
(to cause to meet) gukoranya, gutēranya, guhūza
(to put) kwegeraniriza, guhūza
(to put things or people close ~) kwegeranya
(to spend time) kumarana
(to stick, vi) gufatana, kumata
(to stick, vt) gufatanya, kumatanya
(to strive and crowd) kuvurungana
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try    kugerageza, kugeza
(on clothes) kwīgera
(over and over in several places and ways) gutarataza
(to get out of work) gushaza
(to hinder from doing wrong) guhōyahōya
(to know something) kugenzūra
(to persuade) gukiranira
(to persuade in underhanded way) kubembeteranya
(repeatedly unseccessfully) kwānkika
(to rule or act in another's place) kurēngera
(to surpass another) guhiga
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tumble    (splash and ~ as water in river) gusūriranya
(down) gushunguruka
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twist    gukānya, guhotora
(as arm, rope, etc.) guhīnga
(fibers in making rope, thread) kudandikanya
(one's foot) guhinyagara
(to wriggle and ~) kwīnyuguta
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weigh    (to) gupīma, kuriba
(down) kuremēra
(to ~ pros and cons) kwīrimbūra
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whore    marāya, indaya (Sw.)
(woman who has left many husbands and finally gone and built at parent's home) igisubiramuhira
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jēwe     I, me
jeho I (in contrast to another)
nānje and I (me)
nkānje like me
mwēbwe     you (pl.)
mwēho you, in contrast to others
nāmwe and you
nkāmwe like you
twēbwe   we, us
tweho we (in contrast to others)
nātwe and we, us
nkātwe like us
twempi both of us
twese all of us
we   you (sing.)
weho you, etc. (in contrast to another)
nāwe and you
nkāwe like you
yewe! you there! (sing.), (exclamation of surprise)
yemwe! you there!
yemwe gaye! (exclamation of astonishment)
  he, she, him, her
na wē and he, and she
nka wē like him, like her
igihūme (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
spirit, superhuman thing, a one-armed and one-legged ghost with grass growing out of its ears that lives in the valley (used as a serious insult)
igikūmbi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. debris, 2. grain and chaff mixed
igiturire (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. food and drink of rich man (ruler), (esp. honey), 2. corruption
ubuhēhēsi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) lustful thinking and practices
ubukūmbi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) pile of mixed grain and chaff
uburēbure     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) height, length, depth (dimension and time)
umukēre (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
bush with thorns and edible berries
umusokoro (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
spears on big reeds and grasses
umuumutsibo   2  class 2
singular: umu-
women's dance, characterized by movement of the legs and pelvis but without eroticism, celebrating the birth of a child, Buyogoma region
urwāndika   6  class 6
singular: uru-
kwāndika (-ānditse)     v    to write
kwāndura (-ānduye)     v    1. to contract a disease from another, 2. to get dirty
kwāndurwa (-ānduwe)     v    to be contracted (disease)
kwāndāra (-āndāye)     v    1. to go slowly (of convalescent), 2. to convalesce, 3. to make an effort
kwāndāza (-āndāje)     v    to help a sick person walk
kwāndūra (-āndūye)     v    to take to put away, to gather up
kwāndikwa (-ānditswe)     v    to be written
ukwāndukira   9  class 9
singular: uku-
contagion, infection
ukwāndukiza   9  class 9
singular: uku-
contamination, transmission of a contagious disease
kwāndagara (-āndagaye)     v    to be made known, come from dark into light
kwāndagaza (-āndagaje)     v    to spread abroad, make known
kwāndikira (-āndikiye)     v    to write to, for
kwāndukira (-āndukiye)     v    to be contagious
kwāndukirwa (-āndukiwe)     v    to contract a contagious disease
kwāndukiza (-āndukije)     v    to transmit a contagious disease
kwānduruka (-āndurutse)     v    to originate, to come from
kwāndārika (-āndāritse)   v    to be careless (with things)
ukwandikirwa   9  class 9
singular: uku-
something written for, to
kwandikirwa (-andikirwe)   v    1. to be written for, to, 2. to be written on
kwāndikisha (-āndikishije)     v    1. to write with, cause to write, 2. to enroll, 3. to register
kwāndurutsa (-āndurukije)     v    1. to provoke, 2. to start a quarrel
kwāndikishwa (-āndikishijwe)   v    1. to be registered, 2. to be enrolled, 3. to be listed, 4. to be checked in
-īza     adj    1. good, nice, fine, better, 2. beautiful, pretty, attractive, handsome, gorgeous, sexy, lovely, 3. clean, 4. correct
-ndi   adj    other, another, more (uwūndi, abāndi etc., see also ukundi, ahandi)
agashakoshi (udu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
1. small sports bag, 2. hand bag, 3. ladies purse
akamanikampuzu (utu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
coathanger, coat stand
amakera    5    (no sing.) hoe with handle
Burundi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
Urundi, Burundi, (litt. 'the other one', in reference to Rwanda)
cyangwa   or (Kinyarwanda, used in northern Burundi)
guca i musozi   phr    to go by land rather than cross stream or lake
gucīkira (-cīkiye)     v    1. to bend over, bend the foot, 2. to elope, go to husband without being properly married
gucōkōra (-cōkōye)     v    1. to despise, 2. to slander
gucūrira (-cūriye)     v    to send woman back to her husband when she's gone home
gufatana urunana (-fatanye)   phr    to form a circle by holding hands
gufatira (-fatiye)   v    take hold of something (and for something)
gufumbata (-fumbase)     v    1. to close hands together, 2. to head up (e.g. cabbage)
guhagarara (-hagaraze)   v    1. to stand, stand up straight, 2. to stop, to halt, 3. to wait
guhagarika (-hagaritse)   v    1. to stop (vt), to cause to stand, 2. to arrest
guhaguruka (-hagurutse)   v    to get up, to stand up
guhagurutsa (-hagurukije)   v    to have one stand up
guhānayāmbu     v    (Sw.) to shake hands
guharuruka (-harurutse)     v    1. to let up work, 2. be bored with, 3. be displeased with, 4. to abandon
guhembesha (-hembesheje)   v    to demand salary, to ask for wage
guhongoka (-hongotse)     v    to come out (of teeth, hoe handle, etc.)
guhubūka (-hubūtse)     v    1. to find one's way (after being lost), 2. to understand
guhugūmba (-hugūmvye)     v    1. to wander from place to place, to not stay at home, 2. to be fearful, uncertain, 3. to be double-minded
gukankamira (-kankamiye)     v    1. to reprimand, 2. refuse strongly
gukaraba (-karavye)     v    to wash one's hand
gukarabira (-karabiye)     v    to wash the hands in
gukarabīsha (-karabīshije)     v    1. to cause to wash hands, wash with, 2. to offer to wash a guest's hands before a meal
gukera (-keze)   v    1. to burn, 2. to be irritating to the mouth, 2. smart in mouth, 4. to slander
gukīnga (-kīnze)     v    1. to shield something, protect, shelter, 2. stand in another's light, 3. to close, to lock
gukīngīra (-kīngīriye)     v    to stand in another's light
gukoma amashi   phr    to applaud, to clap hands
gukorana mu minwe na (-koranye)   phr    to shake hands with
gukurugutura (-kurugutuye)     v    to clean out ear wax, to cause to understand
gukwikira (-kwikiye)     v    to put handle on
gukwikirira (-kwikiriye)     v    to put handle on at, for
gukwikirīsha (-kwikirīshije)     v    to cause to put handle on, put on with
gupfākara (-pfākaye)     v    to lose one's husband or wife by death
gupfūnda (-pfūnze)     v    to cover mouth of another with hand to keep him from making a sound
gusahiriza (-sahirije)     v    to cooperate in getting a job done quickly, to give someone a hand
gushibama (-shibamye)     v    to stand erect for a long time
gushīnga amano (-shīnze)     phr    1. to run very fast, 2. to stand on tiptoe
gushiringitira (-shiringitiye)     v    1. to rub to keep from swelling, 2. to be consumed (e.g. candle)
gusiba (-sivye)     v    1. to lie fallow, to cease to be used (path), 2. to slander
gusibana (-sibanye)     v    to slander each other
gusigūza (-sigūje)     v    to demand explanation
gusumburuka (-sumburutse)     v    to stand on tiptoe
gusumburukwa (-sumburutswe)     v    to stand on tiptoe to get something
gususumira (-susumiye)     v    to tremble (as hands in grasping or result of sickness)
gutāhūka (-tāhūtse)     v    to be understandable
gutāhūra (-tāhūye)     v    to understand
gutāhūza (-tāhūje)     v    to cause to understand
gutānga (-tānze)     v    1. to offer, pay, give, submit, offer, proffer, hand in, send in, put forward, issue, supply, furnish, 2. precede, be ahead of, to arrive before, 3. to die (of king)
gutegeka (-tegetse)     v    1. to command, 2. to enforce the law
gutegēra (-tegēreye)     v    1. to think over, to understand, 2. to go to meet, to wait for
gutegereza (-tegereje)     v    1. to understand after thinking over, 2. to cause to understand, 3. to wait for someone expected
gutetemera (-tetemeye)     v    to tremble (of hands, from cold or fever, fear)
gutobekeranya (-tobekeranije)     v    to pierce through, to speak clearly, distinctly, understandably
gutōnda (-tōnze)     v    to stand in line, to line up (vi)
gutuka (-tutse)     v    1. to slander, 2. to swear at, 3. to insult
gutukana (-tukanye)     v    to slander each other, to yell at each other hateful things
gutukwa (-tutswe)     v    to be insulted, slandered
ibāmfu   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
left hand, left side, left
ibirashi    4    (no sing.) stuff in eyes when one wakes up, 'sand'
ibubāmfu  n    left hand, left side, left
ibuji (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
candle (from Fr. bougie)
iburyo   adv    to the right, right-hand
ibwīrizwa (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
command, law
icāgezwe (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
icībare (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. corner of field belonging to each child, 2. possession (esp. fields or lands), 3. chosen people
igaduka   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
aridness (of land), barrenness, drought
igihūmbi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
igikōnjo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. wrist, 2. back of hand
igishōrano (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
igitereko (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. place prepared to put anything, 2. lamp stand
igitutsi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
ijānja (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
paw, foot of animal (also used of person carrying something in one hand when it should be two: urafashe mw ijanja)
ikēba    n    1. jealously (esp. between wives of same husband), 2. speaking evil of another with whom you share work
ikicuruzwa (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
goods, trading goods, merchandise, product to sell
ikidāmbidāmbi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
one who deliberately misunderstands
ikidandazwa (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
merchandise, product to sell
ikigānza (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. palm of hand, 2. hand
ikigōmbo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. handle (e.g. of cup), 2. tire
ikimanikampuzu (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
coathanger, coat stand
ikimuga (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
cripple, handicapped person
ikivi (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. piece of land, 2. certain measure of time or place (e.g. that a person is to work, so long, or so big a place), 3. moment
imvūnja (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
jigger, chigoe flea, sand flea
inakigabiro   5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
traditional sacred drum "lady of the land"
indimwe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
abavandimwe family members
ingēnzi (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
wanderer, traveller
ingwīzwa   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
inkondo (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
handle (e.g. of spoon)
inkūka (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. slope of hill, 2. beach, shore, strand, coast, 3. ransom, redemption price
inkwēto (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
intābwa (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. orphan, 2. unwanted child, 3. abandoned wife
inyāmbukīra (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
traveller, wanderer
inyererezi (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
inzererezi (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
homeless wanderer
irake (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
one hundred thousand
iraki (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
one hundred thousand
ishāmvu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
inherited property, piece of land
itama (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
kwitangira itama put one's face in one's hands in deep thought
itāmbwe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
measure (by hand or by steps)
itegeko (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
1. command, 2. law, 3. rule
ivūnja (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
jigger, chigoe flea, sand flea
izīnga (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
Kinyarwanda   4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
Rwandan language
kubagara (-bagaye)     v    to weed by hand
kubāndūka (-bāndūtse)     v    to rise (of sun) (e.g. umutwēnzi urabandutse)
kubaruruka (-barurutse)     v    1. to come unsewn, 2. to rip (vi), 3. to abandon
kubembeteranya (-bembeteranije)     v    to try to persuade someone in an underhanded way
kubisiriza (-bisirije)     v    to stand in a certain place to allow another to pass
kubwīririza (-bwīririje)     v    to command for, on the part of
kubwīriza (-bwīrije)     v    to command (from kubwira)
kubwīrizwa (-bwīrijwe)     v    to be commanded
kugabana (-gabanye)     v    1. to share, 2. to command each other
kugabwa (-gabwe)     v    to be ruled, commanded
kugaramāngira (-garamāngiye)     v    1. to be a tramp, wander about, 2. fail to give what one promised
kugēnda buje (-giye)   phr    to return to parental home when angry at husband (said of wife)
kugera (-geze)     v    1. to command, rule, 2. measure, 3. reach a certain point, 4. to arrive, 5. to act as if to beat but not do it, 6. to be ready
kujorerwa (-jorerewe)     v    1. to be speechless (with surprise or defeat), be dumbfounded, be surprised, be stunned, 2. gesture of putting one's hand to his face
kumama (-mamye)     v    to silence by motion of the hand
kumenya (-menye)     v    1. to know, 2. to be acquainted, 3. to recognize, identify, realize, register, perceive, grasp, understand, discern, apprehend, notice
kunyika (-nyitse)     v    1. to slide (landslide), 2. to pack down (vi), 3. to come to an end, be completely destroyed (while you are watching, to suddenly disappear as you watch)
kurabuka (-rabutse)     v    1. to be cooked after stirring up the fire a second time, 2. to perceive, to understand, 3. to come when called, to flash by
kurambikakw ibiganza (-rambitse)   phr    to lay hands on, to dedicate
kurangūra (-rangūye)     v    to explain fully till all understand
kurengwa (-renzwe)     v    1. to slander a superior (not intentionally but he interprets it that way), 2. to break taboo
kurihīsha (-rihīshije)     v    1. to cause to repay, 2. to demand payment, 3. to bill
kuryārukana (-ryārukanye)     v    to abuse one you formerly loved
(amagara yandyarutse – my strength has left me)
kuva hasi (-vuye)   phr    to stand up
kuvōvōta (-vōvōse)   v    1. to talk nonsense when drunk, to say a lot of slanderous talk, 2. to speak incoherently, 3. to rain early in morning or for a long time, 4. to give oneself to the service of Kiranga (also kubāndwa), 5. to divine
kuvūnga (-vūnze)   v    to crush with hands
kuyēnzēra (-yēnzēreye)   v    to wander about
kuyerēra (-yerēreye)   v    to wander about
kuyongobeza (-yongobeje)   v    to eat by sucking only (as candy)
kuyungubiza (-yungubije)   v    to eat by sucking only (as candy)
kuzerēra (-zerēye)   v    1. to be homeless, 2. to wander about, 3. to make dizzy
kuzingirikira (-zingirikiye)   v    to force, to command a person to do what he doesn't want to, use violence, to make another lose his case
kwāka (-ātse)     v    1. to take away from, 2. to demand from, to reclaim, 3. to shine, to burn
kwāngāra (-āngāye)     v    to wander about from place to place
kwēma (-ēmye)     v    to stand erect, remain standing
kwemarara (-emaraye)     v    to stand erect
kwēnda (-ēnze)     v    1. to receive (from someone's hands), 2. to have sex, to make love, to have intercourse, 3. to fornicate (rude)
kwigemura (-igemuye)   v    to elope, go to husband without being properly married (kwigemura ku mugabo)
kwirēngera (-rēngeye)   v    1. to carry something on head without using the hands, 2. to take responsibility for something
kwīshuza (-īshuje)     v    1. to ask to pay, to demand payment, 2. to cause to pay
kwītangira itama (-ītangiye)   phr    to put one's face in one's hands in deep thought
kwīyenzereza (-īyenzereje)     v    to wander about
kwīyūhīra (-iyūhīye)   v    to drink from the hollow of one's hand
kwongeza (-ongeje)     v    1. to give, 2. to demand more
kwōrokereza (-ōrokereje)     v    1. to get medicine to make cow like her calf, 2. to stand up for someone you trust
kwūhīra (-ūhīye)   v    1. to pour water on another's hands, 2. to give salt to domestic animals (usually in other food)
kwūmva (-umvise)   v    1. to hear, 2. to understand, 3. to feel, 4. to smell, 5. to taste
kwūmvana (-ūmvanye)   v    to understand each other well
kwūmvīkana (-ūmvīkanye)   v    1. to understand one another, 2. to sound well, 3. to be heard plainly, 4. to be clear (understandable), 5. to come to a compromise
kwūmvīsha (-ūmvīshije)   v    1. to cause to hear, 2. to cause to understand
mandarine  n    tangerine, mandarine
nāka (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
so-and-so, what's his name (male)
banaka those ones (unnamed people)
ndabitāhūra   phr    I don't understand
ntūze     so-and-so, what's-his-name
nubwo   prep    despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, regardless of, although
nyogokuru (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
nyōkuru (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
sēkuru (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
grandfather (his, their)
sinūmva ikirundi   phr    I don't understand Kirundi
sōgokuru (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
my, your, our grandfather
sōkuru     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
my, your, our grandfather
tega iminwe   phr    hold out your hands
ububāmfu   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
left hand, left side, left
ubuhizi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
1. handsomeness, 2. praiseworthiness, 3. skill, 4. courage
ubumāka     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) changing wife or husband frequently
ubumoso     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
left hand or side
ubumuga     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
paralysis, diability, handicap, weakness, lameness
ubunyovu     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
uncultivated land
uburyo     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) right hand or side, opportunity, occasion, manner
Ubwongereza   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
ubworozi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) livestock farming, animal husbandry
uguhagarara   9  class 9
singular: uku-
standstill, stop, stoppage, arrest, cessation
uguhambira   9  class 9
singular: uku-
ukubāmfu     9  class 9
singular: uku-
left hand, left side, left
ukugaduka   9  class 9
singular: uku-
aridness (of land), barrenness, drought
ukugagarara   9  class 9
singular: uku-
aridness (of land), barrenness, drought
ukuryo   9  class 9
singular: uku-
right hand or side, opportunity, occasion, manner
ukutamera   9  class 9
singular: uku-
aridness (of land), barrenness, drought
umucance (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
husband, married man (from ince =hymen, lit. one who broke the hymen)
umucōkōranyi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
slanderer, one who scorns others
umugabo (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
man (married), husband
umuganda (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
Ugandan (person)
umugēnde (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
1. canal, tiny stream, 2. long band of cloth
umugezi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
ruler, one who makes commands
umuhini (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
handle (of hoe, etc.)
umuhizi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
1. handsome or skilled person, 2. courageous person
umuhoro (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
long handled curved knife
umukēcuru (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
old woman, widow (not very respectful term, can be used though by little children, or by grandchildren towards their grandmother)
umukono (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
handle of bucket
umumezo (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
hoe handle
umunwe (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
hand (esp. palm)
Umunyarwanda (Aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
Rwandan person, Rwandese
umurima (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
1. garden, 2. field, 3. land (piece of)
umusēnyi (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
umushibamyi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
one who stands erect, on guard
umushike (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
fallow land, needing work before planting
umutegetsi (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
1. administrator, 2. commander, 3. ruler, 4. dictator, 5. head, leader (from gutegeka)
umutwāre (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
sub-chief, commander
umwāmbukīra (ab-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
traveller, wanderer
umwīshwa (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
garland, wreath (such as put around basket with gift)
umwōtso (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
awl (instrument used for branding)
umwuzukuru (ab-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
urubaraza (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
(Sw.) porch, verandah
uruhuni     6  class 6
singular: uru-
(no pl.) forgetting one's skill or errand
urunana (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
1. small ornamental axe, 2. bracelet worn on hand for special occasion
urunani (i-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
holding hands to form circle or line (gufatana urunani)
urushi (ama-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
palm of hand
accordion    kinanda
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also    kāndi
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appear    kuboneka, guseruka, guturuka
(out of ground) gututuza
(suddenly) kwāduka, guturūmbuka
(suddenly, as sun) kubāndūra
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apprehend    (a culprit) gusūmira
(understand) kumenya
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aridness    (of land) ukutamera, igaduka, ukugaduka, ukugagarara
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assist    gufasha
(one in trouble of grief) kwīrūra
(a sick person in walking) kwāndāza
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atelier    uruganda
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August    ukwēzi kwa munani, Myandagaro
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awl    (branding) umwōtso
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banana    igitōke, igitōki, umuneke
(plantation) urutoke
(one or one hand of) umuhānyu
(ripe) umuhwi, umuneke
(kinds of) ikinyamunyu, igisamunyu
(beer banana) igipaca
(lady-finger) akamaramasenge
(red banana) igisukari
(bark of tree) igihubahuba
(beer) urwārwa
(sweet drink) umutobe
(leaf, green) umutōto
(leaf) ikirere
(leaf, dry) ihuba
(leaves, dry) igihūnda, ibihūndahūnda
(center of leaf) ikigongo-gongo
(leaves, knife for cutting) urugombōzo
(young shoot) umutsīnda
(trunk after stalk is cut) igitumbatumba
(to cut leaves) kugombōra
(to cut from stalk) guhānyura
(to cut stalk) gutūmbūra
(to remove dry leaves) gutūtūra
(to squeeze juice from) kugana, kuvuguta
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band    (of cloth, long) umugēnde
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barrenness    (of person) ubugūmba
(of land) ukutamera, igaduka, ukugaduka, ukugagarara
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bed    igitanda, uburiri
(foot of) imirāmbizo
(under a ~) urutara
(to go to) kuryāma
(to make) gusāsa
(to put to) kuryāmika
(to unmake) gusasūra
(time to go to) amaryāma
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bedside    (table) akameza ko mu buryamo, akameza k'igitanda
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belt    umukandara, umusipi (Sw.)
(to wear a ~) gukenyera
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beside    iruhānde, hambavu
(to be) guhererana, kubāngikana
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bite    gushikura
(as animal, or pain) kurandagura
(of animal, insect) kuryāna
(insect) gusurira
(of person only) kuguguna, gutsontsomera
(serpent) gukomora
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box    isandugu
(small tin) umukebe
(of matches) ikibiriti (Sw.)
(to ~) gukubagura
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break    (vi) gucīka, kumeneka, kumānyuruka
(vt) guca
(and scatter, vt) gusāvya
(any slender thing, vi) kuvunika
(any slender thing, vt) kuvuna
(completely, vi) kudēndūka, gufyonyoka, kuvunagura
(in two) gusāba
(the law) kurēnga, kuyoba
(object with flat surface, vt) kumena
(off by burning, tree, etc.) gutemuka
(off a piece, bread) kubega
(out, as rash) guhurira, guturika
(rope, chain) kuvutagura
(suddenly, unexpectedly) gukenyuka
(a taboo) kurēngwa, kuzirūra, kugōka
(to bits, vi) kumenagurika, gusatagurika, kuvunagura, kumānyagura
(to bits, vt) gucagagura, kumenagura, gusatagura, kuvunaguza
(up, vi) kumānyagurika, kumānyuka
(up, vt) kujānjagura
(a break, as bone) imvune
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brigand    umusahuzi
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bucket    indobo, akameka
(handle of) umukono
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bunch    (of flowers) umukama w'amashurwe
(plants) umukama, umuganda, umupfungo, agatekero
(of grass at top of hut) isūnzu
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bundle    umuzigo
(esp. dead person wrapped for carrying) ikigagara
(of grass or grain) umukama
(of sticks, rope) umugānda
(to tie up a ~) gutēkera
(clothes) ibaro
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business    urudāndaza, ubudandaji
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butchery    idandarizo ry'inyāma
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cane    ikibāndo, inkoni yo gushaza
(sugar ~, ready to eat) umusigati, umusumba
(sugar ~, plant) igikaju
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capillary    uturandaranda tw'imitsi
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card    igipande (Sw.), ikarata
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carry    guterura, gutwāra
(away, as water does) gukubebera
(carefully, lest it break or spill) kwengēnga
(for) gutwāza
(in basket, person not sick) kurerura
(on back) guheka
(on head) kwīkorera, kwīremeka
(on head, without using hands) kwirēngera
(and put down frequently) gusengenyeza
(water) kuvōma
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catch    gufata, gucakīra
(ball, anything thrown) gusama
(a disease from another) kwāndura
(from falling) gusama
(one who starts to fall) kuramira
(swarming bees) gutururuza
(up with) guhāmvya
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cause    inyānduruko, inkomānzi, impāmvu, igituma, imvo
(to plead a ~) kubūrana
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chest    (box) isandugu
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choose    kugena, kurobānura, gutōra, gutōranya
(esp. in action) guhitamwo
(at random from group) kudōmbagiza
(leaders) kwātira
(one to sell a thing) gutōza
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chop    (trees) guhīmbura
(with axe) gukera
(with hoe or other instrument) kujema
(with sword) gukekana
(up in pieces) gucagagura
(off) gutandukāna
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circle    imburūngu, umuzingi
(of people) urukīnja
(to) guca umuzingi
(to form ~) kuziguza
(to form ~ by holding hands) gufatana urunana
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clear    (as water) umusarara
(to be ~, transparent) kubonerana
(to be ~, understandable) kwūmvīkana
(to ~, vt) kuzibūra
(to ~ suddenly, vi) kuzibūka
(off) kuyōra
(off, as table) gupāngūra (Sw.)
(up) kuvāngūra
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close    (to) gufunga (Sw.), gukīnga, gukīngiriza, kurumya, kwūgara
(doors of royal place) kujīsha
(entrance with branches) guhāngāza
(hands together) gufumbata
(one's eyes) guhumiriza
(path) gutangīra
(to make another to ~ his eyes) kwūnamika
(up completely) guhindira
(to get close together) kwegerana
(to put things or people ~ together) kwegeranya
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cloth    igitāmbara
(large, tied on shoulder) umuhagatiro
(long band of) umugēnde
(made of bark) indemano
(plaid) igitāmbara c'ikigoma
(shiny, silk, rayon) ihariri
(very large) igihūzu, uruhūzu
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coat stand   akamanikampuzu, ikimanikampuzu
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come    kūza
(all together suddenly) kurandamuka
(apart) gushānyūka, kudohōka
(to come at) (time) kuzīra
(to do something) guherūka
(to an end) guhenebēra, guhera, kunyika
(be coming to an end) guherengetera
(down) kumanuka, kumanuza, kwūruruka
(from) kwāduka, kwānduruka, gukomoka, guturuka, kuva, kuvuduka
(to greet often when one is in disfavour in hopes of gaining favour) kuneganega
(~ here) ingo, ngo, ngwino
(into sight) kurēnguka
(to light) guhinyuka, kwāndagara
(one by one) gutororokanya, gutēraterana
(out, teeth, hoe handle, etc.) guhongoka
(out, stake) gushingūka
(out of water) kwōgorora
(suddenly) guturūmbuka
(to, after fainting) guhembūka
(to pieces) gusambūka
(to the throne) kwīma ku ngoma
(together, crowd) gukungēra
(unexpectedly) kwubīra
(unsewn) gusonoroka (Sw.)
(untied) kubohōka, gupfunduka
(up of itself) kwimeza
(up out of water) kwiburuka
(up thickly, thus not do well) gusorora
(upon suddenly) kwūbuka
(when called) kurabuka
(with) kuzanana
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command    ibwīrizwa, itegeko, itegekoicāgezwe, amatēka
(one who gives commands) umugezi
(to ~) kubwīriza, kugera, gutegeka
(a person to do what he doesn't want to) kuzingirikira
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conjunctivitis    ubwoko bw'indwara y'amaso yandukira
(certain kind) uburire
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consumed    (to be) gutōngōka
(e.g. candle) gushiringitira
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contagion    ukwandukira, iyandukira
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contagious    candukiza
(to be) kwāndukira
(to catch ~ disease) kwāndura, kwāndukirwa
(to transmit a disease) kwāndukiza
(~ disease, term of scorn) ubwārāra
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contamination    ukwāndukiza
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continue    kugumiriza, guhora, gukomeza, kubāndānya (vt)
(to ~ to go) kubāndānya
(one's journey) kurāmvura
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convalesce    kwāndāra
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crowd    urugāmba, ishengero
(esp. people running) igugu
(mixed ~ of people) amakūngu
(one who keeps ~ back) umukumirizi
(to ~) kubānda, kubāndana
(to go together to see something) gushwabāduka
(out: to not grow because of too many seeds) kuzīnga
(together) kurūndāna, kwegerana, kuvurungana
(together, people sitting) gusegenya, gusegenyeza
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crush    gufyonyora, gufyonyoka, kuvūngura
(easily) kuvūnguka
(grain, before grinding) kuvūngagura, kuvūngurīsha
(with hands) kuvūnga
(down) gutsindagira
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custom    umugēnzo, ingeso
(ancient) akārānda
(to persist in old) kuzīrōra
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dark    (darkness) umwījima, umwīza
(after dark) bwateranye
(to be) kwīrabura, gucūra umwiza
(to become) kwīra
(to become in daytime, fog, etc.) kwūbikiza
(to come from ~ into light) kwāndagara
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dedicate    kwātira, guhezagiza,
(to ~ oneself) kwītanga
(to lay hands on) kurambikakw ibigānza
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demand    (explanation) gusigūza
(from) kwāka
(more) kwongeza
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destroyer    umuranduzi, umwōnōnyi
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devoted    (to Kiranga) kubāndwa
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different    (to be) gutandukāna
(anything that is ~ from others in group) indobeke
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dig    kwīmba, kurima
(and break through to hollow place) guhubura
(as chicken does) gukoba
(out grass rapidly) gusūriranya
(under crop, grass) kuzika
(up) gusibanganya
(up the earth) gutaba
(up sweet potatoes with fingers, or, to make hole for setting out tree) gukoba
(to be impossible to dig even though water is on top) gutūta
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dirt    umwānda, ico, ubucafu
(esp. on body) ubuhoma, imvyiro
(in water) ikirohe
(in water, milk) igitotsi
(to have dirt in water, milk) gutobeka
(to rubb off) guhungura
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dirty    –bi
(to be) guhumāna, gucafura
(to be very) gushisha
(to become, get) kwāndura
(~ oil) amavuta mabi ava mu mashini
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disagree    (to) guhāzāna, kuvuguruza, guhīngāna, gutāta
(one who always disagrees in a council meeting) ikirandamuke
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disease    indwāra
(AIDS) sida
(billharcia) birariziyoze
(boil, abscess) igihute
(burn) ubushe
(bronchitis) indwara yo mu mahaha
(chicken pox) ibihara, agasāma
(diarrhea) ugucibwamwo, uguhitwa, ugucisha epfo
(elephantiasis) imisozi
(epilepsy) intandara
(eyes: certain kind of conjunctivitis) uburire
(fever) inyonko
(goiter) umwīngo
(gonorrhea) igisokoro
(leprosy) imibēmbe
(malaria) marariya, inyonko
(meningitis) umugiga
(mole) isunūnu
(mumps) amasambambwika
(pleurisy) umusōnga
(pneumonia) umusōnga
(recurrent fever) kimputo (Sw.)
(rheum, disease of eyes) ururire
(rheumatism) amakonyera, imisozi, imikuku
(smallpox) akarānda
(sore, little) akarōnda
(syphilis) agashāngāra
(tick fever) kimputo (Sw.)
(typhus) tifusi
(tuberculosis) igitūntu, agatūntu
(ulcer) igikomere
(ulcer, bad) igisebe
(ulcer, pain from tropical) igitema
(wart) isunūnu, intongāngira
(whooping cough) akānira, inkorora y'akanira
(yaws) ibinyoro
(cause of ~ something supposed to be in person making him sick) ibitēga
(person sick with wasting ~) umunywera
(to be a contagious ~) kwāndukira
(to catch contagious ~) kwāndura, kwāndukirwa
(to transmit) kwāndukiza
(to have an incurable ~) kugīrīra
(to improve, begin to feel better) gutenzukirwa
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dismayed    (to be) kuranduka umutima, kumāramāra
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disobedient    (person) ikigānda, intābwirwa, intabarirwa
(to be) kugambarara, kugāba, kwānkika
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distinction    itandukāniro
(to observe class ~) kuzīrōra
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distinguish    (to) gutandukānya
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divorce    (vi) kwāhukāna,
(vt) kwāhukānya
(changing wife or husband frequently) ubumāka
(one who frequently ~) ikimāka
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door    urūgi, umuryāngo, umwāngo
(piece of wood for closing) ikibāndo
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drum    ingoma
(sacred royal ~) karyenda
(sacred ~ ”for whom one ploughs”) murimirwa
(sacred ~ ”for whom one clears brush”) ruciteme
(sacred ~ accompanying the king) rukinzo
(sacred ~ ”dispenser of peace”) nyabuhoro
(sacred ~ ”lady of the land”) inakigabiro
(to beat ~) kuvuza
(to beat continuously, thus setting time for others beating) gusāsīra
(stick for beating ~) umurisho, umukembe
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drunk    (person) imborērwa
(to be) kuborērwa, guhīmba
(to be ~ enough to feel important) kudandahirwa
(to make ~) kuborēra
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eat    kurya, gufungura, kunogera, kunoza, kurandagura
(a lot) guhāga, guhīmba
(cause to ~ a lot) gupfunereza
(by sucking only, as candy) kuyongobeza, kuyungubiza
(garden plants, of goats) kwōna
(to refuse to) kuzira
(to refuse to ~ or drink with) kunēna
(together) gusangira
(to ~ what's left on peeling of roasted banana, etc.) gukōra
(two kinds of food together) gukoza
(with instrument) kurīsha
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effort    ukugerageza
(to make an ~) kwāndāra, kugeza, kugerageza
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elope    (go to husband without being properly married) gucīkira, kwigemura
(to try to persuade to elope) gucīkiza
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elsewhere    ahandi
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enroll    (to) kwāndikīsha
(oneself) kwīyandikīsha
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epilepsy    intandara
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erect    (to stand) kwēma, kwemarara
(for a long time) gushibama
(one who stands ~) umushibamyi
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explain    gufobōra, kugenekereza, gusigūra, gusobanura
(fully till all understand) kurangūra
(poorly) gufobeka
(thoroughly) gutumbūra
(a dream) kurōtōra
(one who ~) umusigūzi
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explanation    insobanuro, insiguro
(to demand ~) gusigūza
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eye    ijīsho
(to close one's eyes) guhumiriza
(to cut ~ out) kunogora
(to fall into, or hurt) gutosekaza
(to get something in) gutosekara
(to make another close his) kwūnamika
(top open) gukanura
(to open ~ of another) guhumūra
(to remove foreign body from ~) gutosōra
(to wash in one's ~) kwīhumūra
(foreign body in) igitotsi
(matter in) ibikaragāshi
('sand', esp. a certain type of conjunctivitis) uburire
('sand' on awakening) ibirashi
(tiny insect in) akanyarira jisho
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face    amaso, mu maso
(in his face) mu maso hiwe
(to be facing each other) guhangana
(to make a ~ over something that tastes bad) kunyinyirwa
(to put one's ~ in one's hands in deep thought) kwitangira itama
(~ to ~) ubwāmāso, imbonankubone
(showing disapproval on one's ~) ibitsingotsingo
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family    indimwe, umuryāngo
(last one of family who has no children) imponnyi
(members of) abavandimwe
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field    ubwātsi, indimiro
(battle) urugāmba
(corner belonging to each child) icībare
(forsaken, abandonded) ikirare
(cultivated) itōngo
(to clean up) gukāngaza
(playground) ikibuga
(airfield) ikibuga c'indege
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filth    umwānda
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flail    ikibāndo
(to ~, beans, grain) guhūra
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fold    umupfunyu, umuzīngo
(for sheep) uruhongere
(to ~) gukuba, gukubiranya, gupfunya, kuzīnga
(~ hands together) gufumbata
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food    indya, ibifungurwa, imfungurwa
(food that needs to be cooked) igitekwa
(baby ~) umusururu
(big portion of) irobe
(and drink of rich man, ruler) igiturire
(for a journey) impāmba
(without salt) ibise
(one in charge of ~ at a feast) umuteretsi
(place where ~ is plentiful) amasumo, ubusumo
(to be burned slightly) kuyēnga
(to become too dry in cooking) kuyēnga
(to burn, vi) kuzigira
(to dish up) kwārura
(to eat, to serve) gufungura
(to get ~ for oneself) gutāra
(to go to find ~) gusuma
(to go together to produce ~ for guests) gutērēra
(to quickly make ~ for one) kuzina
(to serve) gufungura
(to try to find ~ for unexpected guests) kwīyambagura
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footprint    ikānda, umwānza, akēhe
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force    (to) kugōbēra, guhadikiriza, kuzingirikira
(someone to do something against his will) guhāta
(to obey) kugandūra
(to lose original ~) gutītūra
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fume    (and fret) kwīdōga
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furthermore    ikigeretseko, bitayeko, kāndi
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garland    umwīshwa
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gesture    (to put one's hand to his face in surprise) kujorerwa
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get    kuronka, guhabwa
(angry, suddenly when one has been talking nicely) kugangabuka
(big, skin in water) kubōmbōka
(close together) kwegerana
(dark, late) kwīra
(dirty) kwāndura
(food for oneself) gutāra
(~ out of the car) kuva mu modoka, gusohoka mu modoka
(~ out of my way!) have! vaho!
(~ out of there) have, vaho
(left behind as you stare at something) kurēngāra
(something in eye) gutosekara
(thin) kugeruka
(thin, very) kugōgōra
(up) guhaguruka, kuvyūka
(up, quickly) kubaduka
(up, to help another ~) kuvyūra
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girdle    umukānda
(to wear a) gukenyera
(with) gukenyeza
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give    guha, guhēsha, gutānga
(back) gusubīza
(back cow, calf to one from whom one received a cow) kwōkōra
(birth) kuvyāra
(birth, cow about to ~) kudigiriza
(cow a second time to one who has brought many gifts) guhetera inkoni
(example) kugereraniriza, guha akarorero
(gift to bride so she will talk) guhorōra
(give me...) mpa
(good measure) kunengesēreza
(in to) kurōnsa
(information) kurangīra
(life to) kubēshaho
(more) kwongera, kwongeza
(oneself to) kwīhāmbīra
(oneself to service of Kiranga) kubāndwa, kuvōvōta
(over a possession) kwegura
(penuriously) kuzirukanya
(pledge or security) kugwatiriza
(present) kugabira
(refuse to) kwīma
(refuse to ~ another his own) kugūnga, kwīmana
(sacrifice) gushikana
(someone a hand) gusahiriza
(someone a heavy load) kuremēka
(to) guha, guhēra, guhēreza, kurōnsa, gushikiriza
(to each other) guhāna
(to each other often) guhānahāna
(to one whose house has burned) gusuhūza
(talk) kugamba
(up everything) kwīgura
(warm welcome, one does not say it of himself) gukēra
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good morning   (greeting) bwakeye, mwaramutse
(to tell chief or superior that someone sends in 'bwakeye') gukānda
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goodbye    n'agasaga, n'akagaruka, n'agahindukira, n'agahumuza, n'agahwane, n'akababa, n'akaza, n'akabandanya, n'akazoza, buroca, turabonanye, ku Mana, ndakwinyungushuye
(to superior) ndakwikebanuye, ndikebanuye, ndigaranzuye
(to bid) gusēzera
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grass    ivyātsi, ubwātsi
(kind poisonous to cows) inzūzi
(pieces of a certain kind used for weaving) agatēte
(tall) ubwātsi
(in water) igikāngaga
(~ knife) umupānga
(to cut) gukera, gukerera, gutema
(to cut for use) kwāhira
(to dig out rapidly) gusūriranya
(to gather up that which has been spread out) gusasūra
(to leave grass growing in kraal) gutongoza
(to spread) gusasa
(to spread around something, as coffee) gusasira
(to weed out quickly) kurandagura
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great    (important) –kuru
(to be very) guhāmbāra
(person who is great, severe, wise) akaranda
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group    umuce, umuco, igico
(of people) umurwi, intēko
(of people, moving along) akavuvu
(standing or sitting) akarwi
(to be in large ~, cows or people standing) gusagaza
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guard    umurīzi, umurīnzi, umunyezamo, umuzamu (Sw.)
(esp. daytime) umusānzi
(one who stands on ~) umushibamyi
(to ~) kuzigama, kurinda
(to be on ~) kuba māso, kugaba
(oneself) kwihahiriza
(watch over carefully) kugendeza
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hair    (of baby) imvanda
(bit on top of head) isūnzu
(of human head) umushatsi
(except of human head) ubwōya
(one) urwōya
(pubic) inzya
(hair line) amasoso
(long with mud in it) ubusage
(tan in color, goats) umufumbēre
(white from old age) imvi, uruvi
(to cut) kumwa
(to dampen before cutting) kuvubika
(to have long) guhīmbira
(to have shaved off) kwīkemūra
(to let grow long) gutongoza
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half-mast    (at ~) bwa kinanda
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hand    ikiganza
(back of) igikōnjo
(palm of) umunwe, urushi, ikiganza
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hasten    (to go) kubāndānya
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help    gufasha
(another get up) kuvyūra
(exclamation: help please!) ntabāra
(in battle) gutabāra
(in trouble or grief) kwīrūra
(one another) gufatanya
(one another in loaning what is needed) gutērēra
(one in trouble) kwēmanga
(oneself even if you do not know how to do the thing) kwīgereza
(oneself, relieve one's own need) kwīkenūra
(overcome an enemy) gukōndōrera
(secretly someone to escape by taking his things for him) kunyuruza
(sick person walk) kwāndāza
(to call for ~) kwāmbaza, gutabāza
(~ to carry) gutwāza
(to cry out for) kuborōga
(to go to ~ another in his work) gusāsira
(without expectation of reward) gutabāra
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herbe    (spice) akamoteshandya
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hide    (vi) gufuba, kwinyegeza, kwīhisha, kunyegera
(vt) guhisha, kunyegeza, kuzimanganya
(and wait for hunter, of animal) kuguba
(behind) kwīkīnga
(in a corner) kwīyagiriza
(oneself) kubūndabūnda
(one's thoughts) gufobeka
(the truth) kwiyobagiza
(to have nothing to ~) gutobora
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holding    (hands to form circle or line) gufatana urunana
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holy    -eranda, -yēra
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Holy Spirit   Mpwemu Mweranda, Mpwemu Yēra
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home    (at ~) i muhira, imuhira
(at the ~ of) kwa
(at our ~) i wācu, iwācu
(at my ~) i wanyu, iwanyu
(at their ~) i wabo, iwabo
(to go ~) gutāha, kuganūka
(to go ~ from work) kugodoka
(to not stay at) guhugūmba
(to return to parent's ~ when angry at husband) kugēnda buje
(to take ~ objects, cows, after being away long time) kugishūra
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homeless    (to be) kuzerēra
(wanderer) inzererezi
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husband    umugabo, umugēnzi
umucance (lit. one who broke the hymen)
(to lose one's ~ by death) gupfākara
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hut    (bunch of grass at top) isūnzu
(wood of) umugānda
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I    jēwe, je
(concerning me, I in contrast) jeho
(and I) nānje
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infection    ukuziranirwa, ukwandukira
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inheritance    umwāndu, uburage, umurage, iragi
(inherited property) ishāmvu
(inherited property or position) akārōnda
(to leave ~) kuraga
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island    izīnga
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joke    gufyina, kujajura, guswāganya, kujāndajānda, gufyinata
(with lots of words) kurimbūra
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June    ukwēzi kwa gatandatu, Rwirabura, Kiyumpu
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just person   umwēranda
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king    umwāmi
(entrance to king's kraal) ikirīmba
(house of) ingoro
(pronouncements or commands sent out to chiefs) amatēka
(to become) kwīma
(to die) gutānga
(to make) kwīmika
(to sit) kuvyāgira
(to speak evil of ~) kurogota
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knife    imbugita, icūma
(for cutting banana leaves) urugombōzo
(long) inkōta
(long, broad) umupānga
(long-handled, curved) umuhoro
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known    (to be) guhinyuka
(to be well ~) kumenyēkana, kurangiranwa
(to become) kwāmāmara, guhishūka
(to be made) kwāndagara, kwāndagaza
(to make) kwērura, gukwīza, kumenyēsha
(to make) gukwīragiza, kurānga, guserura, kwāngaza, kwātura, guhishūra, kwāmāmaza
(well ~ person or thing) ururangiranwe, ikirangiranwe
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lampstand    igitereko
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land    (piece of) ishāmvu, ikivi
(uncultivated) ubunyovu
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lay    (a thing on its side) guhēngeka
(down, vt) kuryāmika
(down a burden) gutūra
(eggs) guta amagi
(hands on, dedicate) kurambikakw ibigānza
(on the ground) kurambika
(someone on his side) gukīkira
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left hand   ukubāmfu, ububāmfu, ubumoso, ibubāmfu, i bumoso
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lose    guhōmba, guta, gutakaza
(by death) gupfīsha
(by death, one's child) gupfusha
(interest) gutenzēkanya, gutezēkanya, gutēzūra
(one another) gutāna
(one's head) gucika ivutu, kuzimagirika
(one's husband or wife by death) gupfākara
(one's zeal or enthusiasm) kudehūra
(original force) gutītūra
(to cause to) gutēsha
(to ~ elections) gutindwa amatora
(to ~ reason) gusara
(to make another ~ his case) kuzingirikira
(one who has lost everything in trial) imvumure
(weight) kugōgōra
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lush    (and green, to be) gutotahara
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make    kugira, kurema
(afraid) gutēra ubwōba
(a bed) gusāsa
(blunt) gufyīta
(bread) gucūmba
(clean) guhumānura
(clear, cause to understand) gutegereza
(crooked) kugoreka
(drunk) kuborēra
(effort) kwāndāra
(empty) kugaragaza
(equal in length or height) kurēsha
(excuses) kudendekanya, kudendekeranya, kuzāngazānga
(face over something that tastes bad) kunyinyirwa
(a fire) gucāna, gukongereza
(firm) kugumya
(fun of) kunegura
(fun of, esp. someone in trouble) kwīshinyira
(fun of, by recalling the good he has lost) gucurīra
(good) kuryōsha
(hedge) kuzitira
(hard for one who has lost a loved one, by reproaching the dead) kwītāmba ku muvyimba
(known) kwāndagaza, kwātura, kumenyēsha, kwāngāza, kwerura, kurānga, gukwīza, gukwīragiza, kwāmāmaza, guhishūra, guserura
(laugh, one that makes others laugh) akagūgu
(level) gusēna
(narrow) kwāza
(nest) kwārika
(noise, big) kwāsana, gusāma, kubomborana, kubugiriza
(oneself) kwīgīra
(others like you) kwīkūndiriza
(peace) kubangūranya
(perfect) gutūngānya, kwūzuza, kuroraniriza
(place) kubisa
(place for one another to pass) kubisīkanya
(progress) gutēra imbere, kuyoboza
(reparations) guhōnga, guhōngera
(restitution) kuriha
(sacrifice) gushikana
(sign) kugereraniriza
(smooth) gusēna
(straight) kugorōra, kurorānya
(tired) kurusha
(vow) gushīnga
(watering place) kugomera
(white) kwēza
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massage    ugukanda
(rubdown) ugutsirita
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me    jēwe,
(and me) nānje
(like me) nkānje
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mean    (to be ~ to) guhama
(to say ~ things in trying to provoke another) kwīyandagaza
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measure    ingero, urugero, urugezo
(tape ~) imetero y'impuzu
(by hand or by steps) itāmbwe
(of work) ikivi
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member    (of group) umunywanyi
(of chief's council who listens to trials) umunyekōmbe
(of family) abavandimwe
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merchandise    igishōrano, ibicuruzwa, ibidandazwa
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merchant    umuhānjuzi, umunyebahasha, umudāndazi
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month    ukwēzi
(January) ukwezi kwa mbere, Nzero
(February) ukwezi kwa kabiri, Nyamagoma, Ruhuhuma
(March) ukwezi kwa gatatu, Ntwarante
(April) ukwezi kwa kane, Ndamukiza, Kabozambuba
(May) ukwezi kwa gatanu, Rusama
(June) ukwezi kwa gatandatu, Rwirabura, Kiyumpu
(July) ukwezi kwa ndwi, Mukakaro
(August) ukwezi kwa munani, Myandagaro
(September) ukwezi kwa cenda, Nyakanga
(October) ukwezi kwa cumi, Gitugutu
(November) ukwezi kwa cumi na rimwe, Munyonyo
(December) ukwezi kwa cumi na kabiri, Kigarama
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mouth    akanwa
(big, many) amanwa
(person whose mouth is very dry) umwūnwa
(to burn in, smart in) gukera
(to cover the mouth of another with hand to keep him from making a sound) gupfūnda
(to open) gutēranura umunwa, kwāsama
(to put in the ~ of) gutamika
(to rinse the) kwīyugunyura, kwīnyugunura
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multiplicand    ingwizwa
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nature    (of person, thing) akamere, akameremere, ubumere
(spirit) imbāndwa
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number    igiharūro, nimero
(a very large, ten thousand etc.) isīnzi
(of things) igitigiri
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obedient    (to be) kugandūka, kuyoboka, kwūmvira
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obey    kugamburuka, kugendanira, kwītōndera, kwūmvira, kugandūkira
(unwillingly) kugambarara
(to force to) kugandūra
(to refuse to) kugaranya
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or    cānke, cyangwa (Kinyarwanda, used in northern Burundi)
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origin    inyānduruko, akārōnda, inkomoka, inyāmo
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originate    (person) kwāmūka, kwānduruka, gukomoka
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otherwise    (conj.) ukundi
(adv.) ahandiho
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palm    (of hand) ikigānza, urushi, umunwe
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payment    ubwishu
(of debt) inyīshu
(overdue) ibirāre
(to demand ~) kurihisha
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perish    (to) guhenebēra, guhona, kuranduka, gutikira, gutōngōka, kuyogera, kudēndūka, guhera
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persuade    (in underhanded way) kubembeteranya
(to succeed to ~ someone to leave his evil ways) gukōndōra
(to talk with someone to try to ~ her to elope) gucīkiza
(to try to ~) gukiranira
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piece    ikimānyu, ikigegene, igice
(of bread) ikibege
(of fruit) icamwa
(of land) ishāmvu, ikivi
(of paper or cloth) ibitabu
(of something that has been cut) igisate
(to come to pieces) gusambūka
(to tear in pieces) gutabagura
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pierce    (to) gucumita, gutobora, kuzibūra
(in order to kill) gusogōta
(through) gutobekeranya
(as with a nail) guhānda
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place    ikibānza, ahantu
(around trees where nothing else grows) impehemyi
(damp) ikinyōta
(for spreading out grain) imbuga
(meeting ~) ihūriro
(of another) igishīngo, icīto
(prepared to put anything) igitereko
(smelting) urugānda
(to offer to the gods) igitabo
(to receive money or other things) iyakīriro
(to sit) umusēzero
(uninhabited) agahīnga
(very narrow, tight) imbōmbāne
(where food is plentiful) ubusumo
(where water has flooded) isēsero
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possession    (esp. fields or lands) icībare
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pour    (to ~ into) gusuka
(to shed) kuvīra
(to ~ out) gusēsa
(~ forth water, as spring) kududubiza
(~ milk down another's throat) kuramiza
(~ water on another's hands) kwūhīra
(~ water on hair before cutting it) kuvuba
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prepare    (to ~) gutegūra, guteganya, kuroraniriza
(food quickly for one) kuzina
(ground for sorghum) guhānda
(oneself to strike) kubangura
(a place for building) gutaba
(place for newborn baby) kubīkīra
(things for a trip) gutēkera
(to fight) gukenyera
(to go) kwīkora
(one who prepares for another) integūza
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prescription    itēka, ukwandikirwa imiti
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press    kubānda, kubāndana
(down) gutsindagira
(in order to smooth) gupfunyūra
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pricked    (to be, by thorn) guhāndwa
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prop    urwēgo
(for closing door) ikibāndo
(something on ground, not high up) gushigikira
(up) kwegeka
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provoke    kwāndurutsa, gusomboroza
(to fight) gusōmborotsa
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pry up   kubāndūra
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publicize    kwāndagaza, kwāngāza
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pull    gukwēga, gushikura
(by roots) gusitura, kumomora, kurandura
(easily) kumomoka, gushikuka
(things away from plant or tree) gukurira
(~ out, ~ up stake) gushingūra
(out of the mud) gushāyūra
(teeth) guhongora
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push    gusunika
(another down) gukungagura
(each other) kugundana, gusunurana
(forward) gusekura
(a person down where he belongs) gutururuza
(out, e.g. wind bulging cloth) kubāndūra
(violently) gusunura
(to help to) gusunuza
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put    gushira
(away) kubīka, gushingūra
(away the harvest) kwīmbura
(away beans for a year) guhitiza
(away for a year, to be ~) guhitira
(away, for several years) guhitikirana, guhitirana
(away, to take to) kwāndūra
(back) gusubīza
(bees in new hive) kwātira
(down) guhwāmika
(down roughly) gusekura
(forth new leaves) kurēmba
(hand to face in gesture of surprise) kujorerwa
(handle on) gukwikira
(higher) gukiriza
(in certain place) kugabānyānya
(in order) kurorānya
(into water) kurobeza
(near fire to dry) gutara
(on clothes) kwāmbara, kwīyambika
(on nice smelling stuff) kwōsa
(off doing what one should) kwīrengagiza
(oneself above where he belongs) kwītāra
(out fire, light) kuzimya
(out great branches) gusagarara
(out in sun) kwānikira
(outside) gusohora
(right) gutūngānya
(skin of dead calf before cow to make her give milk) kwōrokēra
(something cool on burn) gupfuvya
(somewhere) gushiraho
(things together) kurementanya, gusorōranya
(to bed) kuryāmika
(together) kwegeraniriza, guhūza, gutororokanya, kwegeranya
(to one side) guherereza
(to sleep) gusinziriza
(to work) kwāhura
(up, e.g. arms) gutarika
(up bee hive) kwegeka
(wood on fire) gukomānya
(yeast in beer) kubetera
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reason    inyānduruko, inkomānzi, impāmvu, imvo, igituma
(to ~ with someone to try to persuade her to elope) gucīkiza
(to ~ within oneself) kwībūranya
(to be tired without ~) kudendebukirwa
(to lose ~) gusara
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relay    ('bwakeye' to chief) gukānda
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remove    gukūra, gukūraho
(chief) gukōmbōra
(clothing) kwāmbūra
(completely) gutōngōra
(dry leaves from banana trees) gutūtūra
(enchantment) kurogōra
(everything from burning house) gusahura
(foreign body from eye, milk or water) gutosōra
(from cross) kubāmbūra
(from fire or oven) kwōkōra
(from hiding) guhishūra
(from hole in ground, what one has put there) kuzīkuruka
(grass from house) gukākura
(lid of basket) kurumūra
(load from head) gutūra
(skin from drying) kubāmbūra
(sliver for oneself) kwīhāndūra
(taboo) kuzirūra
(things) kuyōra
(things from flesh as witch doctors supposedly do) guhura
(thorn or sliver) guhāndūra
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reprimand    gukankamira
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resist    kwānka, kurandagura, kunana
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return    (to where speaker is) kugaruka
(other than where speaker is) gusubira
(vt) kugarukana, gusubiza
(from far away) guhabūka
(from hunting) guhīgūka
(from running away) guhīngūra
(from war) gutabāruka
(home, of wife when angry at husband) kugēnda buje
(to) gushikiriza
(to cause to) kugarura, gukubiranya, gusubiza
(to fail to) kugīrīra
(to have to ~ home because of bad news) gukuba
(to one's country after famine is over) gusuhūkuruka
(with) kugarukana
(person who goes never to return) akagīrīre
(an investment ~) umwimbu
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reveal    kwāndagara, kwātura, kwerekana, gufobōra, gufurūra, kugaragara, kugaragaza, kugoborora, guhishūra, kunyegurura, gusokorora
(oneself) kwibonekeza, kwībūra
(what is false) guhūmuriza
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revolt    ubugome, umugome, umugararizo
(mild in character) akagūma
(to ~) kugarariza, kugoma, kugūmūka
(against king) kugesera
(to subdue) kugandūra, kugomora, kugomoza
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right    (hand, side) uburyo, ukuryo, iburyo
(~ arm) ukuboko kw'iburyo, ukuboko kw'ukuryo
(all right) niko, ni ko, n'ūko, sawa
(right now) non'aha, ubu nyene
(to be) kugororoka
(to become ~ side up) kwūburuka
(to turn ~ side up) kwūburura, gucurūra
(~ side of cloth) uruhande rwiza rw'impuzu
(to put ~) gutūngānya
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rise    (arise from lying) kuvyūka
(of sun) kubāndūka, kurasa (e.g. umutwēnzi urabāndūtse)
(of anything containing leaven) gukuka, gukakama, gututūmba
(from the dead) kuzūka
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road    umuhanda, ibarabara, umuharuro, irāngo
(main ~) ihwaniro ry'amabarabara
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root    umuzi, igishitsi
(of word) itsina
(to pull out by roots) kurandura, gusitura, kumomora
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rulers    (and elders, esp. in function of helping the poor) barutungabōro
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salary    igihēmbo, umushahara, impēmbo
(to demand, to ask for) guhembesha
(to pay) guhēmba, kugerera
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sand    umusēnyi
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say    kubara, kugira, gukerutsa, kurānga, kuvuga, kubarira, –ti
(no infinitive)
(to say no) guhakana
(he says) ngo, ati
(nothing) kunuma
(not ~ directly) gukingitiranya
(mean things to provoke another) kwīyandagaza
(things to make others laugh) guswāganya
(say!) erega
(you don't say!) itu
(slanderous talk) kuvōvōta
(one who says things he shouldn't when with others) ikirandamuke
(one who says inappropriate things) igihururu
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scratch    umukwābu
(to ~) gukūba
(as wood, slate, etc.) guharura, guharagura
(oneself) kwīyāga
(with fingernails) kwāga
(with a nail) guhānda
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send    (esp. with message) gutuma
(person rather than message) kurungika
(back) kurekura
(back, esp. cows) gucūra
(back woman to her husband when she's gone home) gucūrira
(forth shoots) gutōha
(from room) gukumīra, gutaramura
(greetings) kuganūka, kuganūtsa
(in a hurry) kwīhanikiriza
(workers, some to one place, some to another) gutānya
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separate    (vi) gukōndōka, kuvāna, gutandukāna, kuvāvānura, kubanduka, gutēranuka
(vt) kwāhukānya, gukumīra, gusobanura, gutānya, kumatūra, gutandukānya, gutēranūra, kuvangūra
(chain, vi) kudohōka
(sense of divorce) kwāhukāna
(fighters) kubangūranya, gutātūra
(go ~ ways) gutāna
(one from another) kuvāngūka
(oneself) kugabanuka
(shake down to ~ from dirt) gukebanya
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seperating    (thing) itandukāniro
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severe    (person) umuhāmbāzi
(one who is great, severe, wise) akaranda
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shake    (vi) kudēgedwa, kudēgemwa, guhīnda agashitsi, kunyoganyoga
(vt) gukunkumura
(as earth) kunyiganyiga, gutigita
(down to seperate from dirt) gukebanya
(down as when measuring) kunyīngisha
(hands) guhānayāmbo
(hands with) gukorana mu minwe na
(in the wind) guhuzēnwa
(one's head in anger or disgust) kuzūnguza umutwe
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shop    (boutique) ibutike
(little shop) iduka
(carpenter) ibarizo, isaramara
(baker's) icumbiro ry'imikate
(cake ~) icumbiro n'iriro ry'imikate
(butcher's) idandarizo ry'inyāma
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sick    (person) umurwāyi
(child) uruzingo
(to be) kurwāra, kuyōka
(to be often) kurwāragurika, kubūnga
(i.e. indwara irambūngamwo)
(to assist ~ person in walking) kwāndāza
(to make) kurwāza
(to be taken ~ suddenly, supposedly from python looking at one) gukāngwa
(to visit the ~) gusuhūza
(to take care of the ~) kurwāza
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side    (of person) urubavu
(not of person) uruhānde
(on this ~) hīno
(on this ~ of river, valley) hākuno
(on that ~) hīyo
(on the other ~ of something but this ~ of river or valley) hirya
(on the other ~ of river or valley) hākurya
(on the ~ of, beside) iruhānde
(to become right ~ up) kwūburuka
(to lay thing on it's ~) guhēngeka
(to lay someone on his) gukīkira
(to lie on one's ~) gucurama
(to put to one ~) guherereza
(to turn right ~ up) gucurūra, kwūburura
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silence    agacerere
(to ~) gucereza, kuzibiza, guhoza, kuzibiranya
(by motion of the hand) kumama
(one's opponent by speaking the truth) kujegeza
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six    -tandatu
(times) gatandatu
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sixty    mirongwitandatu
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slander    igitutsi
(to ~) gucōkōra, gukera, gusiba, gutuka
(a superior unintentionally, but he believes it intentional) kurengwa
(to say a lot of slanderous talk) kuvōvōta
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sliver    akabāngo, igisata
(to remove) guhāndūra
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smallpox    akarānda
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smelting place   urugānda
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soft    (anything very ~, lacking stiffness) urudēndevu
(to be) kwōroha
(to be silky ~) kurēmba
(to get ~ in water) kubōmbōka
(to make soil ~) kwōrohereza
(and springy, e.g. earth in swamp) kudemwademwa
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span    (measure by hand) itāmbwe
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spice    akamoteshandya, uturyohozandya tubaba
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spirit    igihūme, impwēmu, umuzimu
(Holy Spirit) Mpwemu Mweranda, Mpwemu Yera
(nature spirit) imbāndwa
(of person) umushaha
(to chase away or drive out evil ~) gusēnda
(to offer to ~) guterekēra
(~ worship) ubuzimuzimu
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splash    kumījīra
(and tumble, water in river) gusūriranya
(splashing of water on rocks in river) igisebuzi
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spots    (girls put on clothing to help them get a husband) indome
(to put spots on something) kudoma
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spread    (abroad, vt) kwāndagaza, kwāngāza, gukwīza, gukwīragiza
(vi) kwāmāmara, gukwīra, guhetūra, gukwīragira
(grass) gusasa
(legs apart) guhānyuka
(out) gupānga
(out great branches) kugasāra
(out on something) gusanza
(thing spread out flat) ikiramvu
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springy    (and soft, to be as earth in swamp) kudemwademwa
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stamp    (article used to ~ spot) ikidomēsho
(to ~) kudoma
(on) guhonyanga, guhonyagura, gusiribānga
(to ~ one's feet, trample) gukāndagira
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stand    guhagarara
(erect) kwēma, kwemarara
(erect for a long time) gushibama
(in a certain place) kubisiriza
(in another's light) gukīnga
(in line) gutōnda
(on tiptoe) gushīnga amano, gusumburuka
(on tiptoe to get something) gusumburukwa
(up) guhaguruka, kuva hasi
(to have one ~ up) guhagarika, guhagurutsa
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start    kwānzika, gutangura
(by) kubānza
(early in the morning) kuzinduka
(fire) gucāna
(job before finishing the previous one) kubāngikanya
(the day) kuramuka
(something) gutangīza
(up from ground, e.g.g locusts) guharara
(up in one's sleep) kurandamuka
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startled    (to be) guhababuka, kuranduka umutima
(out of sleep) kugangabuka
(to give a ~ cry) gutūra ubuku
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stitch    umubariro wo ku ruhande
(to ~ up) gusubira, kubarīra
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stone    ibuye
(big) igitāndara, urutāndara
(grinding) urusyo
(rolling) urunāna
(sharpening) irtyāzo
(small, round) akabuyēnge
(three, placed for fireplace) amashiga, izīko
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straight    (to be) kugororoka, kudadarara
(to be very) gutūngāna
(to make) kugorōra, kurorānya
(to make ~ for) gutūmbereza
(to stand up ~) guhagarara
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street    umuhanda, irāngo, amayirabiri, inzira
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strength    imbaraga, inkomezi, ubukomezi
(muscular) intege
(physical) amagara
(my ~ has left me) amagara yandyarutse
(to regain) guhembūka
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studio    (atelier) uruganda
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subdue    (to overcome a revolt) kugandūra, kugomora, kugomoza
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subjugate    kugandūra
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submissive    (to be) kugandūka, kugōnda izosi, gukenguruka, kugororokera
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suck    (esp. juice out of fruit) kunūnuza
(to eat by sucking only, as candy) kuyongobeza, kuyungubiza
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take    gufata, gucakīra, guhitana
(another's place in watching) kubangūra
(apart what has been stuck together) kumatūra
(authority on oneself) kurēngera
(away) gukūra, gushingūra, gutwāra
(away from) kwāka, kunyaga
(away completely) gukōmbōra, gutōngōra
(away with) kuvāna
(by force) kunyaga
(care of) kubungabunga, kwītwaririka
(care of, very good) kubukabuka
(case to chief or court) kubūranya
(case to chief, knowing one is right) gutara
(child in arms) kurera, gukīkira
(council together) guhūza ināma
(cows uphill) kurārūra
(down) kumanura
(down tent) gupāngūra
(everything for oneself) kwīgūngirako
(far away) kwāmbukana
(firm hold of) kubāngiriza
(from another) kwākīra
(from pocket or other concealed place) kugoborora
(here, take this) enda
(hold of) gufata
(hold of person) gusūmira, gushorerakw amaboko
(home) gutāhāna
(home object or cows after being away long time) kugishūra
(in one's arms) kugūmbīra, gukīkira
(mouthful) gutamira
(oath) kurahīra
(off clothes) kwīyambura
(off lid of basket) kurumūra
(out) gusokōra
(out of) gukūra, gusokorora, kugobōtora
(out of hole in ground what one has put there) kuzīkuruka
(outside) gusohora
(picture) gucapura (Sw.)
(place of another) kwākīra
(quickly) gutebūkana
(someone aside) kwīkebana
(someone to chief for trial or accusation) gushengeza
(something out to an appointed place) gusokorora
(to put away) kwāndūra
(to someone) gushīra
(to someone where he is) gusānza
(turns) kwākīrana, kwākīranwa, kuja imbu, gukūranwa
(up space) gutabarara
(walk) kugēndagēnda
(wife) kwābīra
(wife, without marrying her properly) gucīkiza
(with) kujāna
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talk    kuyāga, gusakuza, kugānīra
(foolishly, or act) gusaragurika
(give discourse) kugamba
(in one's sleep) kurāzirana
(lightly) kujajura
(loudly) guhogora
(a lot) kuregeteza
(nonsense when drunk) kuvōvōta
(over) gutegēranya
(slanderously) kuvōvōta
(together in whispers) kunwengurana, kwītōnganya
(to oneself) kwītonganya
(unkindly to each other) kurandagurana
(when one shouldn't) kuyogora
(with someone to try to persuade her to elope) gucīkiza
(to sit together talking for a long time) gutūrika
(one who talks a lot, esp. tells others what to do) ingāre
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tall    –rē-re, muremure etc.
(or big thing, esp. person) ingāma
(e.g. umuntu w'ingama)
(and fat) ikigwīnyīra
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tame    kugandūra, kugūnda, kumenyēreza
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tease    kudāyāngwa, gufyina, gufyinata, gupfyina, kujandajanda, gusōtōra
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thorn    ihwa, igisata
(bush) igisata
(tree) umubambāngwe, umugūnguma, umurīnzi, umutobotobo, umunyinya
(to remove) guhāndūra
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thought    icīyumvīro
(to put one's face in one's hands in deep ~) kwītangira itama
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thoughtlessly    (to speak) kurandamuka
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thousand    igihūmbi
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ticket    igipande (Sw.), itike
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tiptoe    (to go on very softly) gusōbōka, kuyōmbōka
(to stand) gushīnga amano, gusumburuka
(to stand to get something) gusumburukwa
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tired    (to be) kudendebukirwa, kunanirwa, kuruha
(and discouraged) gucobogora
(for no reason, e.g. in morning) kugoherwa
(to make) kurusha
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toss    (about on ground) kugaragurika
(garment over shoulder) gukūba
(and thresh about) kwīgaragura
(to be tossed about) kuzungagizwa
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track    ikānda
(of animal) umwānza
(of person, anything that indicates path a person has taken) akēhe
(to make) guhonyora
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trade    urudāndaza, ubudandaji
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trader    umucuruzi, umudāndazi, umudandaji, umudāndaza
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trample    guhonyanga, guhonyora, guhonyagura, gusiribānga, gukāndagira
(unintentionally) gufyāta
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transmit    (contagious disease) kwāndukiza
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tree    igiti
(fruit tree) igiti c'ivyamwa
(base of) igitsina, itsina
(trunk) umutūmba
(small ones around big one) umuvyāro
(big spreading) umutagare
(palm) ikigazi
(small, palmlike) igisāndasānda
(of whih bark was used for clothing) umumānda, icōmore, umuvumu, ikivumu
(of which bark is used for rope) umuvūmvu
(to be many) gusagāra
(to climb) kwūrira
(to climb down) kwūruruka
(to cut) gukera, gutema, guca
(to cut off top) gukēmūra
(trees grown very close together) impatane
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tremble    guhīnda agashitsi, kujugumira
(as hands in grasping) gususumira
(earth) kunyiganyiga, gutigita
(in fear) kudēgedwa, kudēgemwa, kudugudwa
(of hands, from cold or fever) gutetemera
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understand    gutāhūra, kurabuka, guhubūka
(to cause to) gutāhūza, gutegereza, gukurugutura
(to hear) kwūmva
(to think over) gutegēra
(after thinking over) gutegereza
(one another) kwūmvīkana, kwūmvana
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unkind    (to speak unkindly to each other) kurandagurana
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uprooting    ukurandura
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us    twebwe, tweho
(and us, we) nātwe
(both of us) twempi
(all of us) twese
(like us) nkātwe
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vaccination    ugucandaga, imugu, ururāsago, indāsago
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valley    umwōnga
(with water) iriba
(with no water) akabānde
(brow of hill) igikombe
(to cross) kujabuka
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vine    (creeping) igitēza
(grape) umuzabibu
(of certain sort) umurāndarānda
(red flowering) umukakampiri
(sweet potato) imibuto, umuvyūka
(pumpkin) umuvyūka
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walk    kugēnda, kugēndagēnda
(backward) kugēndēsha umugōngo, kugēnda umugōngo
(esp. at night) kwīkānya
(help sick person ~) kwāndāza
(in footsteps of another) kugera ikirēnge
(in one's sleep) kurandamuka
(in water) kuvōgera
(noisily) gukacagira
(on tiptoe) gusōbōka, kuyōmbōka
(slowly) kugoyagoya
(stealthily) gukacakaca, kwōmboka
(to take a ~, go for a ~) kugēndagēnda, gutēmbēra
(~ about in house without permission) kudōbēra
(barefoot) kugēnda n'ibirēnge
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wash    kwōza
(esp. body) gukēmūra, kwūhagira
(clothes) kumesa, kumesūra
(hands) gukaraba
(legs, esp.) kwīyoga
(in lots of water) gufyikinyura, kwīfyikinyura
(in one's eyes) kwīhumūra
(oneself) kwōga, kwīyuhagira, kwīsukura
(vegetables) kurōnga
(very thoroughly) gufyikinyura
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water    amazi
(rapidly flowing) umupfūnda
(anything that falls in) ikirohe
(dirt in) ikirohe
(large deep place of) icōgo
(thing for drawing) ikivōmesho
(to ~ plants) gusukira, kuvōmera
(to draw, go for) kuvōma
(to be covered with) kurengerwa
(to be in) kubōmbeka
(to filter ~) kuyōra amazi
(to flow softly, quietly) kuyōmbekēra
(to go in, swim) kwōga
(to have dirt in) gutobeka
(to pour on another's hands) kwūhīra
(to put into) kurobeza
(to remove foreign article) gutosōra
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wife    umugēnzi, umugore
(abandoned) intabwa
(favorite) inkūndwākazi
(wife of) muka
(wife of king, chief) umwāmikazi
(to bring back ~ after she's gone home) gucūra
(to lose ~ by death) gupfākara
(to send ~ back to husband when she's gone home) gucūrira
(to take) kwābīra
(to take, without marrying her properly) gucīkiza
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wind    umuyaga
(heavy) igihūhūta, igihūhūsi
(and rain, storm) inkūbi
(sound of things blown by wind) umuvuguvugu
(around, as string) kuzīngīra
(to shake in ~) guhuzēnwa
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wise    (person) umunyabwēnge, akaranda
(to be) gukerebuka
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wood    igiti
(chunk of) ikigiga, urugiga
(for fire) inkwi, urukwi
(of the hut) umugānda
(to put ~ on fire) gukomānya
(to work with) kubāza, ibiti vyo kwubaka
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wriggle    (and twist) kwīnyuguta
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write    kwāndika
(over) gusibūra
(with) kwāndikīsha
(write to, for) kwāndikira
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writing    urwāndika, icāndiko
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wrong    (a ~ done which deserves punishment) umuziro
(~ side of cloth) uruhande rubi rw'impuzu
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you    (sing.) wewe, weho, we
(pl.) mwebwe, mweho
(and you) nawe, namwe
(like you) nkawe, nkamwe
(mainly in greetings, questions) ga
(you there!) yewe! yemwe!
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goods    (merchandise) ibicuruzwa
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tangerine    mandarine
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sorghum    ihūndo, amasāka, amahonda
(plant) umuyānge
(sprout) ikirōnge
(stalk) igishakashaka
(to prepare ground for) guhānda
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England    Ubwongereza
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husbandry    (animal husbandry) ubworozi
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factory    ihinguriro, uruganda
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Rwandese    Umunyarwanda
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Rwandan    (person) Umunyarwanda
(language) Kinyarwanda, ikinyarwanda
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workshop    (factory) uruganda
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Saturday    kuwa gatandatu
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difference    (distinction) itandukāniro
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businessman    umucuruzi, umudāndazi, umudandaji, umudāndaza
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dance    (to ~) gutāmba, guhamiriza
(parade dancing as traditional warriors) kwīyereka
(~ to music) kuvyina
(to cause to ~) kuvyinisha
(to ~ in honor of) kuvyinira, gutambira
(to ~ together) gutambana
(in honor of Kiranga) kubāndwa
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cover    (to ~) gupfuka, gufuka
(to ~ oneself) kwīpfuka
(to ~ dish, etc.) gupfūndikira
(to ~ a basket) kurumya
(mouth of another with hand to keep him from making a sound) gupfūnda
(well) gutwikīra
(to take ~ from rain) kwūgama
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crutch    ikibāndo
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disconnect    (to) gutandukāna
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kind    (to be) kugira umutima mwiza
(to be very ~ to) kubukabuka
(~ person) umushiranzigo, umwēranda
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light    (to ~ fire, lamp) gucāna, kudomeka, gukongereza, kwātsa
(the path, esp. with torch) kumurika
(to become ~ suddenly, early in morning just as darkness ends, or after eclipse) gutamānzuka, gutamānzura
(to come to light) guhinyuka, kwāndagara
(to put out) kuzimya
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land    (to ~, as airplane) kugwa
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Ugandan    (person) umuganda
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burn    (vi) gusha
(and break off, tree, etc.) gutemuka
(easily, quickly, vi) gutemuka
(food, vi) kuzigira
(food slightly, vi) kuyēnga
(incense, nice smelling bark) kwōsa
(in the mouth) gukera
(let burn) kuzigiza
(quickly, vt) kubabura
(up, vt) guturira, kuyigiza
(to peel after a burn) kwūburuka
(to put something cool on a burn) gupfuvya
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contract    (to ~ a contagious disease) kwāndura, kwāndukirwa
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following    (the ~) ibikwirikira
(beside) iruhānde, hambavu
(~ day) bukēye
(~ week) indwi iza
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part    (to ~ with) gutandukāna
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trade    (to ~) gucuragiza, gucuruza, kudāndaza, guhānjura, gukāba
(butter for other things) kumadika
(one article for another) kuguza
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weed    (to ~) kubagara
(out grass quickly) kurandagura
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gossiping    ukuvuga nabi abandi
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denigration    ugutyoza abandi
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compress    (to) kwibānda
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pressing    ugukanda
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subscribe    (to) kwīyandikīsha
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amputate    (to) gutandukāna
(to be amputated) gucībwa
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