bambe     1. excuse me (e.g. I said a wrong word, misspoke myself), 2. but rather (when correcting oneself)
 bambe : polite imperative of...
kubāmba (-bāmvye)     v    1. to stretch out skin to dry by putting sharpened pegs around edges, 2. to crucify
excuse    urwītwazo
(excuse me!, when interrupting) untūnge
(excuse me!, when wrong word is spoken) bambe
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misspeak    (err in speaking) kuyoba
('excuse me, I said a wrong word, misspoke myself') bambe
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rather    (very) cane
(but ~) bambe
(would ~, to prefer) gupfuma
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 bambe found in: Kirundi I (Study lessons)
lesson 46   Adjective Chart