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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fast    (to not eat) kwīsonzēsha
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kunēna (-nēnnye)     v    1. to refuse to eat and drink with, 2. to scorn
plenty    (to eat) guhāga
(to eat, rude) guhīmba
(to have plenty) guhīmba
(place where food is plentiful) ubusumo, amasumo
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kunogera (-nogeye)     v    to eat
gupfunereza (-pfunereje)     v    to cause to eat a lot, to blow up (vt), or fill up (vt)
kurya (-riyrīye)     v    to eat (used for people and animals)
(more polite, for people only) gufungura
kuyongobeza (-yongobeje)   v    to eat by sucking only (as candy)
kwīsonzēsha (-īsonzēsheje)     v    to fast, to not eat
kwōna (-ōnnye)     v    1. to eat garden plants, 2. destroy garden (of goats, etc.)
cane    ikibāndo, inkoni yo gushaza
(sugar ~, ready to eat) umusigati, umusumba
(sugar ~, plant) igikaju
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guhura (-huze)     v    1. to refuse to eat what you've always eaten, 2. to take objects out of flesh (as witch traditional doctor supposedly does)
guhāga (-hāze)   v    1. to be satisfied, to be full, 2. to eat a lot
simpaze I am not satisfied
gukoza (-kojeje)     v    1. to dip in sauce, to dunk, 2. to eat two kinds of food together
gukōra (-kōye)     v    1. to eat what's left on peeling of roasted banana, etc. (gukōra ibishishwa), 2. to continually beg
kurīra (-rīriye)     v    to eat at, in, because of
guhīmba (-hīmvye)     v    1. to be satisfied (rude), 2. to have plenty, 3. eat plenty, 4. be drunk (used always in a very negative way)
kuryako (-rīyeko)   v    to eat a little, to taste just a bite
kuryana (-ryanye)   v    to eat each other, to eat together (from kurya)
kurīsha (-rīshije)     v    to eat with (instrument), to pasture, to cause to eat
refuse    kwānka, kugāmbāna, guhakana, kunana
(absolutely) guta agati, kuziririza
(esp. girl to marry a certain man) kubēnga
(strongly) gukankamira
(to acknowledge one's wrong) kudadarara
(to eat) kuzira
(to eat or drink with) kunēna
(to eat what you've always eaten) guhura
(to give) kwīma
(to give to another) kwīmana
(to give another his own) kugūnga
(to go on helping someone) guhasha
(to listen, almost as crazy) gutaragurika
(to listen to authority) kugarariza
(to obey) kugaranya
(to repay loan) guheranira
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gufungura (-funguye)     v    1. to dine, to eat (used of people), 2. serve food, 3. to dilute
gusangira (-sangiye)     v    1. to eat together, 2. to share, 3. to compete
ikiribwa (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
edible things, something to eat
gufungurira (-funguriye)     v    to offer to eat
kuyungubiza (-yungubije)   v    to eat by sucking only (as candy)
kuryana akameka   phr    to eat together from the bucket (lit.), to have homosexual intercourse (euphem. from prison language)
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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suck    (esp. juice out of fruit) kunūnuza
(to eat by sucking only, as candy) kuyongobeza, kuyungubiza
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-kuru     adj    1. important, 2. senior, 3. great (not size), 4. ancient
agahahirizo (udu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
agashūhe (udu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
heat with high humidity
agatēngo     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
(no pl.) trembling (because of fear), great fear
akagenegene (utu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
1. product, article, item, 2. a play (theater)
akanyamunēza     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
(no pl.) great joy
akaranda     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
(no pl.) person who is great, severe, wise
bitangāje   phr    fantastic, astounding, amazing, astonishing, bewildering, stunning, breathtaking, sensational, remarkable, spectacular, extraordinary, wonderful, marvelous (from gutangāza)
bukumbi     suddenly (as death or accident)
guca ururāsago   phr    making incisions, cuts to treat sick person (trad. med.)
gucaca (-cace)     v    1. to question, 2. to examine, 3. to ask another to repeat to check his veracity
gufufahaza (-fufahaje)     v    to treat patient but he doesn't recover
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
gufurāngana (-furānganye)     v    to turn bad suddenly (weather, attitude, etc.)
gufūrēka (-fūrētse)     v    1. to smoke (e.g. green wood), 2. to breathe with difficulty (child)
gufurungana (-furunganye)     v    to turn bad suddenly (weather, person's attitude, etc.)
guhahaza (-hahajije)   v    1. to rule over, to dominate, 2. to mistreat, to oppress
guhahiriza (-hahirije)   v    1. to threaten, 2. to scold severely
guhama (-hamye)   v    1. to hate very strongly, 2. to be mean to, to mistreat, 3. to persecute
guhāmbāra (-hāmbāye)   v    1. to be wicked, 2. to be harsh, 3. to be tremendous, 4. to be very great, 5. to be violent
guhanahana (-hanahanye)     v    to punish repeatedly
guhēma (-hēmye)     v    1. to breathe, 2. to live
guhemēsha (-hemēsheje)     v    to cause to breathe
guhēmūka (-hēmūtse)     v    1. to puff with exertion, 2. to sigh, 3. to breathe hard
guhēnda (-hēnze)     v    1. to deceive, to cheat, 2. to be expensive
guhiga (-hize)     v    1. to race, contest, 2. try to surpass another, 3. dispute, 4. threaten
guhigira (-higiye)     v    1. to contest for, 2. to threaten to
guhumbūra (-humbūye)     v    to deceive, cheat
guhumēka (-humētse)     v    1. to breathe, breathing, 2. to gasp, 3. to sigh, 4. to breath into, inspire
guhūra (-hūye)     v    1. to beat out beans, grain, to thresh, 2. to meet, to encounter, to get together with
gukana (-kannye)     v    1. to smooth out, stretch out (vt) (as skin for drum), 2. to speak evil of, 3. to threaten
gukanaguza (-kanaguje)     v    1. to stare at, 2. look at repeatedly
gukangīra (-kangīriye)     v    1. to frighten unintentionally, 2. to threaten, scold
gukanirwa (-kaniwe)     v    to be threatened
gukeba (-kevye)     v    1. to cut (meat, finger, cloth, paper, etc.), 2. to carve, 3. to circumcise, 4. to prune
gukomāntara (-komāntaye)     v    to be hard-hearted, to be beaten down (as path)
gukōndōka (-kōndōtse)     v    1. to separate (vi), 2. to stop a thing because someone has repeatedly warned or advised you
gukuba (-kuvye)     v    1. to fold, roll up, 2. to threaten to rain, 3. turn back, to have to return home because of bad news
gukubira (-kubiye)     v    1. to fold on, around, 2. threaten to rain at
gukubiranya (-kubiranije)     v    1. to fold repeatedly, 2. to cause to return
gukubita (-kubise)     v    1. to beat, hit, 2. to whip
gukubitira (-kubitiye)     v    to beat at, for, because of
gukubitirwa (-kubitiwe)     v    to be beaten for
gukubitīsha (-kubitīshije)     v    to cause to beat
gukubitwa (-kubiswe)     v    to be beaten
gupfākara (-pfākaye)     v    to lose one's husband or wife by death
gupfīsha (-pfīshije)     v    to lose (by death), cause to die
gupfūha (-pfūshe)     v    1. to be dull (instrument), 2. to be angry, 3. to breathe heavily (cow)
gupfūsha (-pfūshije)     v    to lose one's child (by death)
gusagarara (-sagaraye)     v    to put out great branches
gusanasana (-sanasanye)     v    to repair (something absolutely worn out) repeatedly
gusāsīra (-sāsīye)     v    1. to beat drum continuously, thus setting time for others beating, 2. to go to help another in his work
gusefagura (-sefaguye)     v    to have hiccoughs repeatedly
gusesemwa (-sesemwe)     v    to be nauseated
gushinyagura (-shinyaguye)     v    to treat with anger, to laugh for nothing
gushishagura (-shishaguye)     v    to beat, to shell (as beans)
gushishwa (-shishwe)     v    to be nauseated by repulsive thing
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
gushūhiriza (-shūhirije)     v    to heat at, for
gushūsha (-shūhije)     v    to heat
gushūshwa (-shūhijwe)     v    to be heated
gusīnda (-sīnze)     v    1. to bully, 2. to mistreat, 3. to vex, to annoy
gusīndira (-sīndiye)     v    1. to scold, 2. to insult, 3. to mistreat
gusōmagura (-sōmaguye)     v    to kiss repeatedly, passionately
gusubīra (-subīriye)     v    to repeat, to do again
gusubiramwo (-subiremwo)   v    to repeat
Mushobora gusubiramwo? Could you please repeat (this)?
gutāmbūra (-tāmbūye)     v    to be near death
gutanaga (-tanaze)     v    to feather an arrow
gutētera (-tēteye)     v    to bleed to death
gutonagura (-tonaguye)     v    to beat
gutsīnda (-tsīnze)     v    1. to defeat, win a case, 2. be victorious, to win, 3. to succeed
gutumagura (-tumaguye)     v    to hit repeatedly but gently with fist (mother sometimes does it to child)
icānya (ivy-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
place surrounding great chief's kraal, good pastures
icūya (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. civet cat, 2. perspiration, sweat
kubira icuya to perspire
ifu y'ingano   phr    wheat flour
igihīnda (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
noise (as of wind, rain, running feet, etc.), by extension: great number of things
igikangīro (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
threat, warning, scolding
igisuru (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. kind of bush (leaves eaten during famine), 2. women's dance celebrating the birth of twins
ikibāndo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. piece of wood for beating beans or grain, or for closing a door, 2. crutch
ikibēngebēnge (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
ray of sunshine, heat
ikigūmbagūmba (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
joy so great it hurts
ikinure (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
fat meat (usually used in pl.)
ikirānga (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
(pl.) characteristics, feature, attribute, trait
ikiremwa (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. creation, 2. creature, 3. created thing
ikirēre (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. sky, 2. air, weather, atmosphere
imbeho (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. cold (weather), 2. winter
imihigo    2    threats
impfīro (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
death, point of death
impwēmu (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. breath, 2. spirit, 3. air
indāsago (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. vaccination, 2. incision, 3. scar (from cuts made in treating sick person)
indemano (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. created thing, 2. barkcloth garment, 3. nicely made basket, 4. news
indihaguzi (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
heartbeat, pulse
indorerezi (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
extra finger or toe, or teat on cow
indugūmba (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
inenge     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
kugenda ku nenge (in reference to eating)
ingano (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
inyāma (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. meat, 2. flesh
inyāma (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. meat, 2. flesh, 3. muscle
inyāma y'akibitsi   phr    meat of leg
inyāma y'inka   phr    beef meat
inyāma z'ihene   phr    goat meat
inyambarabāmi (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
king's clothing, esp. animal skins worn by kings or great chiefs, or jewels
inyōnga (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
presence of great person, at his feet
inyundo (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
in the presence of (lit. knees) (some great person)
irīro (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
1. dining room, 2. eating place
iryōya (am-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
isenema (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
cinema, movie theater
isinema (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
cinema, movie theater
isīnzi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
a great number (about ten thousand and above)
iyugi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
1. copper or leather shells at the ankles of intōre dancers, 2. white shell charm worn around the neck by eight-born child (called Mayugi)
kubika (-bitse)     v    1. to announce the death of someone, 2. to crow
kubikira (-bikiye)   v    to announce to someone about a death
kubira icuya (-bize)   phr    to perspire, to sweat
kubobōka (-bobōtse)     v    1. to be full of air (as ball), 2. to be full (having eaten)
kubomborana (-bomboranye)     v    1. to make a great noise, 2. strike together (vi)
kudigiriza (-digirije)     v    1. to threaten, 2. to frighten, 3. to boast over another
kugasāra (-gasāye)     v    to spread out great branches
kugāyagāya (-gāyagāye)     v    to be very happy, untroubled (having eaten or drunk a lot)
kugenzūra (-genzūye)     v    1. to judge weather by sky, 2. to try to know something, 3. seek information, 4. to inspect
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
kugereka (-geretse)     v    1. to place thing above another, 2. repeat, 3. add to, 4. to crow second time in morning
kugerekeranya (-gerekeranije)     v    1. to place one thing above another, 2. repeat, add to
kugūnga (-gūnze)     v    1. to be dishonest, 2. to cheat, deceive, 3. refuse to give another his own
kujānjagura (-jānjaguye)     v    to break up, to beat
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
kunēsha (-nēsheje)     v    1. to conquer, win, be victor, 2. defeat, 3. to triumph over
kunēshwa (-nēshejwe)     v    to be defeated
kunoza (-noje)     v    1. to eat, 2. to chew, grind
kunura (-nuze)     v    to be fat (of meat)
kunūtsa (-nūkije)     v    to fight and defeat completely
kunyukura (-nyukuye)     v    to scrub clothes, to beat, to rub
kuramagura (-ramaguye)     v    to beat (raising welts)
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
kurandagura (-randaguye)     v    to resist or fight, to eat, bite (as animal, pain), to weed out grass quickly
kurema (-remye)     v    1. to create, make, 2. to lie, deceive, 3. to be brave, quiet, confident, strong
kuremera (-remeye)     v    to lie, create at, for
kuremēsha (-remēsheje)     v    1. to encourage, to strengthen, 2. to create with
kuremwa (-remwe)     v    to be created
kurībwa (-rībwe)     v    to have severe pain, to be eaten
kurīshwa (-rīshijwe)     v    to be caused to eat, be pastured
kuvūra (-vūye)   v    to heal (vt), to treat
kuvūrana (-vūranye)   v    to treat each other
kuvūrira (-vūriye)   v    to treat at, for
kuvūrīsha (-vūrīshije)   v    to cause to treat, treat with
kuvūrwa (-vūwe)   v    to be treated
kuvuza (-vugije)   v    1. to cause to speak, 2. to play instrument, 3. to beat drum
kuvūza (-vūje)   v    to cause to treat the sick
kuvyigiriza (-vyigirije)   v    1. to frighten, 2. to threaten
kuzimbwa (-zimbwe)   v    to be cheated by the seller
kuzira (-zize)   v    1. to be forbidden, taboo, to refuse to eat, to despise, 2. to be punished for someone else's wrong doing, to suffer or be punished because of a certain thing, 3. to avenge wrong done to one's family
kuzizwa (-zijijwe)   v    to be mistreated because of
kwānkika (-ānkitse)     v    to try repeatedly unsuccessfully
kwīciraho (--yeho)     v    to punish by death on the spot
kwīfata (-īfashe)     v    1. to treat oneself, conduct oneself, have a certain bearing, 2. to control onself
kwīhanikiriza (-īhanikirije)     v    1. to warn, 2. to threaten, 3. send in a hurry
kwījajara (-ījajaye)     v    to die, to peg out, to die a wretched death (rude, used of a person scorned by others)
kwīkōmvōmvora (-īkōmvōmvoye)     v    to cleanse house ceremoniously after a death
kwīkubiranya (-īkubiranije)     v    1. to fold itself repeatedly, 2. to do the same exercise repeatedly
kwimanya (-imanye)     v    to be in heat (animals)
kwītāmba ku muvyimba (-ītāmvye)     phr    1. to make it hard for one who has lost a loved one by reproaching the dead one, 2. to make light of serious things, 3. to gloat over (reference to death) (from gutāmba)
kwīvura (-īvuye)     v    to treat oneself
kwīvuza (-īvuje)     v    to go for treatment
kwīyongeranya (-īyongeranije)     v    to repeat many times
kwongera (-ongeye)     v    1. to repeat, do again, 2. to give more, 3. to augment, to increase (vt), 4. to accelerate
kwūhagira (-ūhagiye)   v    to bathe (vt) (originally associated with ceremonial cleansing at time of a death in family)
kwūmirwa (-ūmiriwe)   v    to be speechless in defeat, or surprise, or misfortune
mūsi     adv    under, beneath, underneath
nēza cane   phr    fabulous, great
Rurema     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
ubupagani     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) heathenism
ubushūhe     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) 1. heat, 2. fever
ukuvūra   9  class 9
singular: uku-
treatment (med.)
umuganwa (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
chief, great chief, blood prince
umugega (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
clothing worn underneath, as sack dress
umukororōmvyi (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
1. streak (caused by water, sweat, etc.), 2. rainbow
umumyōre (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
stripe from beating
umupagani (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
heathen, pagan
umupira (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
(Sw.) 1. ball, 2. sweater, pullover, 3. eraser, rubber
umurānzi (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
dried meat
umuremyi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
umurēngera (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
person with many children, great riches, possessions, countless things
umurisho (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
stick for beating drum
umururūmbo (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
fever, heat
umushēnzi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
heathen person, uncivilized person
umushombo (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
defeat, overthrow
umuvūzi (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
doctor, one who treats illness
umuyebe   2  class 2
singular: umu-
miming dance of men wearing birds feathers, Imbo region
umuzimagiza (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
great darkness
umuzitanya (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
great darkness
umwāmikazi (ab-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
1. queen, 2. wife of great chief or of king
umwānya (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
1. time, duration, moment, 2. space, 3. distance, 4. seat
umwīshwa (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
garland, wreath (such as put around basket with gift)
urufūri   6  class 6
singular: uru-
bad weather (cloudy but not rainy)
urugori (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
1. wreath, 2. crown, 3. charm worn on head or on stomach
urupfu (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
ururāsago     6  class 6
singular: uru-
1. vaccination, 2. incision, 3. scar (from cuts made in treating sick person)
urwūbati (inz-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
sheath, case
act    (to ~ as go-between) kurehereza
(~ as if to beat, but not do it) kugera
(~ foolishly) kwītūtānya, gusaragurika, kudāyāngwa
(~ foolishly in fun) gupfyina
(~ homosexually) gutingana
(~ ignorantly) kwītūtānya
(~ indifferent) kwīrengagiza
(to ~ or go secretly because of fear) kwōmba
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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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animal    (domestic) igitungano
(wild) igikoko, inyamāswa
(male in heat) ishāshi
(of nice disposition) ikirende
(track of) umwānza
(truly animal) bukōko
(young of) umukāngara
(young of small) imbūnda
(antelope) impōngo
(small antelope) ingeregere
(bat) agahūngarēma
(bear) idubu
(buffalo) imbogo
(young bull) ishūri
(male calf) ikimasa
(camel) ingamiya, ingameya
(cat) akayabo, akayabu
(chameleon) uruvo, uruvuruvu
(cheetah) igikara
(civit cat) icūya
(crocodile) ingōna
(deer) impōngo
(dog) imbwa,
(female) imbwakazi,
(wolf-like wild) ibīngira
(donkey) indogoba, indogobwe
(elephant) inzovu
(ferocious) igisimba
(fox) imbwēbwe
(frog) igikere
(gazelle) ingeregere
(giraffe) umusumbarembe
(goat) impene,
(male) impfīzi,
(young male goat) agasugurume
(goats) intūngwa, igitūngwa
(hare) urukwāvu
(hippopotamus) imvubu
(hyena) imfyisi
(jackal) imbwēbwe
(kid, lamb) umwāgazi
(lion) intāmbwe, intare
(lizard) umuserebanyi
(mongoose) isambwe
(monkey) inkēnde, imamfu
(puppy) ikibwāna, imbūnda
(python) isato
(rabbit) urukwāvu
(ram) isuguru
(rat, mouse) imbeba
(rat, cane) isiha
(sheep) intāma, intūngwa, igitūngwa
(toad) igikere
(weasel) akarīnda, akagomba
(zebra) imparage
(to give salt to domestic ~) kwūhīra
(to lead to drink) gushōra
(to stake out to pasture) kuzirika
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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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arrow    umwampi
(to feather an ~) gutanaga
(to shoot an ~) kurasa
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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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beat    gukubita, kujānjagura, gushinyagurira, gushishagura, gutonagura
(act as if to ~, but not do so) kugera
(~ around the bush) gukingitiranya
(clothes) kunyukura
(heart) gutera indihaguzi
(drum) kuvuza
(raising welts) kuramagura
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bleed    kuva amaraso
(to death) gutetera
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branch    ishami
(serving to close entrance) imyugariro, imihogero, imihangazo
(to cut off) gukōkōra
(to put forth) gushamika
(to put out great) gusagarara, gutabarara
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broiled meat   uburyo bwo kwotsa
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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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cheat    (to) kugūnga, guhumbūra, guhēnda
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chief    (great) umuganwa
(sub) umutwāre
(to go to with trouble, complaint) gushengera, gushengerera
(to remove) gukōmbōra
(to take someone to for trial or accusation) gushengeza
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cleanse    kwēza, gukēmūra
(~ house ceremoniously after death) kwīkōmvōmvora
(oneself) kwīsukura
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clothes    impūzu, umwāmbaro, icāmbarwa, inyāmbaro
(very nice, colorful) uruhwijima
(worn out) agashāmbara, umushāmbara
(to put on, wear) kwāmbara
(to put on) kwīyambika
(to rinse) kurongorora
(to scrub, to beat, to rub) kunyukura
(to take off) kwīyambura
(to tear) gukākagura
(to tear in anger) gukākura, kumwāga
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clothing    umwāmbaro, impūzu, icāmbarwa
(for work) icāmbazo
(of king, esp. animal skins or jewels) inyambarabāmi
(worn underneath outer garments) umugega
(to remove) kwāmbura
(to strip one of his) gukoba
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cold    –bisi
(in chest) agaherēra
(in head) agahiri, akamango, akamangu,
(cough) inkorora
(common cold, flu) ibicurane
(weather) imbeho, ubukonje
(weather, severe) igikonyozi
(to be) gukōnja, gukanya, gutīmba
(to be drawn up from ~) gutetera
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cool    -bisi
(to) guhora
(to be, weather) gupfuka
(to cause to) guhoza
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corn    ikigōri
(cob) igitiritiri
(early kind) isega
(kind with big kernel) ikijigo
(ground corn that has first been roasted) igikweme
(silk) ubusage
(tender new) igishōro
(yellow kind) amashigisha
(to shell) guhungura, kuvūngurīsha
(wheat) ingano
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cut    (to ~) guca, gutānya, gukata (Sw.)
(to be ~) gucībwa
(banana leaves) kugombōra
(banana stalk) gutūmbūra, guhānyura
(chop with hoe or other instrument) kujema
(crosswise) kugegena
(down trees left after fire has passed over) gutōngōra
(easily) gutemuka
(easily, grass) kwāhirika
(eyes out) kunogora
(grass) gutema, gukera, gukerera
(grass for use) kwāhira
(grass or brush in order to see path or object) guhūnja
(hair) kumwa
(in big chunks) guketagura
(in even lengths) gucacūra
(in many pieces) guhimbagura
(in pieces) gukebagura
(lengthwise) kwōmānza, gusatura
(meat, finger, etc.) gukeba
(neck of animal) gukerera
(off) gukona
(off branches) gukōkōra
(off tail of animal) gukēmūra
(off top of tree) gukēmūra
(tree) gukera, gutema, guca
(trees for building) guhimbura
(up) gukekagura
(up into small pieces) gukeka
(up small as reeds, boards) gutemagura
(trees or sticks) kugegena
(with one blow) gutemura
(with sawing motion) gukerera
(wood in short bits) kunyuramwo
(wool of sheep) gukēmūra
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darkness    umwījima, umwīza
(great) umuzimagiza, umuzitanya
(in daytime) ubwīrakabiri
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defeat    umushombo
(to ~) kunēsha, gutsīnda
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dried meat   umurānzi
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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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eaten    (to be) kurībwa
(also used meaning to have severe pain)
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eating    (place) irīro
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extra    (additional) inyongera
(to be left over) gusigara
(~ digit, toe, teat) indorerezi
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fat    itōto
(meat) ibinure
(to be) kudoha, kuvyibuha
(to be, child) gushisha
(to be, meat) kunura
(to become) kudoha, kuvyibuha
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fear    ubwōba
(great) agatēngo
(of losing position) igihababu
(~ to hurt another because you love him) impuhwe
(thing or person stricken with ~) igihūmura
(to act or go secretly because of ~) kwōmba
(to jump with ~, in heart) guhahama
(to shout in sudden ~) gutura ubuku
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feet    (see foot)
(at ~ of great person, i.e. in his presence) inyōnga, inyundo
(to scrap ~ on floor, esp. because of itching) gusyēgenya
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feign    (to ~ beating) kugera
(to ~ working) gushaza
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fetish    (bark cloth used as a thing of worship) indabe
(gourd used) intendēri
(heathen charm on head) urugori
(spotted barkcloth) indome
(things used in worship of Kiranga, thought to have special powers) ubuzimuzimu
(charm) igiheko
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fist    igipfūnsi
(to hit with ~ repeatedly but gently, mother with child) gutumagura
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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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forecast    (to ~ weather by sky) kugenzūra
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full    (to be) kwūzura
(to be absolutely ~ to brim) gutētera
(to be almost, waterpot) gucagatira
(to overflowing) kubōga, kubōgabōga
(too full) gufunereza
(having eaten, or full of air) kubobōka
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God    Imāna, Mungu (Sw.)
(who is all seeing) Indāvyi
(the Creator) Rurema
(the Lord, Eternal One) ūhoraho
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great    (important) –kuru
(to be very) guhāmbāra
(person who is great, severe, wise) akaranda
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grilled meat   uburyo bwo kwotsa
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happiness    umunēzēro, ikinēzēro
(joy so great it hurts) ikigūmbagūmba
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heart    umutima, umushaha
(pure, kind) umutima ukeye
(broken) umutima umenetse
(to jump with fear) guhahama
(to pound) kugurugūmba, gusimbagurika, kudidagizwa
(to set one's ~ on) guhahamira
(to beat) gutera indihaguzi
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heartbeat    indihaguzi
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heat    ubushūhe, indugūmba, umururūmbo, ikibēngebēnge
(with high humidity) agashūhe
(male animal in) ishāshi
(to be in, animals) kwimanya
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hit    (to) gukubita
(repeatedly but gently with fist, mother with child) gutumagura
(a sore place) gutoneka
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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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incision    ururāsago, indāsago
(to make ~ to treat a sick person) guca ururāsago
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jewels    urutabonwa
(worn by king or great chiefs) inyambarabāmi
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joy    umunēzēro, ikinēzēro, akanēza
(great) akanyamunēza
(so great it hurts) ikigūmbagūmba
(cry of) impūndu
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kiss    gusōma
(repeatedly, passionately) gusōmagura
(each other) gusōmana
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live    kuba
(live at, to dwell) gutura
(breathe, to still live) guhēma
(to be alive) kubaho
(to cause to) kubēshaho
(long time) kurāmba
(near a public place) guhorahabona
(together) kwāmana, kubāna, kumana
(long live the king!) ganza, sabwa!
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look    (evil) igitsūre
(all about) kuraraguza
(around on all sides) kweraguza, gukebaguza
(at) kurāba, kurereka, kurora, kwirora
(at carefully) guhwēba, kwīhwēza
(at hastily) kurangaguza
(at in wonder) gusamāra
(at intently) kwīhwēza, kwītegereza
(to let look for) gushakisha
(look at me!) kundāba
(at one thing after another, many things) kurābarāba
(at oneself) kwīrāba
(at repeatedly) gukanaguza
(at without paying attention) gusamāra
(at with disapproval) kurāba igitsūre
(behind) gukebuka
(carefully to see if anyone is there) gukengūza
(down, to make another) kwūnamika, kwūnamīsha
(for) kurereka, kurondera
(esp. to feel around) gukabakaba
(for a fault in one another) kugenzanya
(from side to side trying to see everything) kurunguruka
(in the face, to be unwilling to) kwīyobagiza
(like) gushusha
(over, in prospect of buying) kugaragura
(straight up) kurarama
(through) gusesa
(towards) kwerekera, gutūmbēra
(up) gukanura, kurangamiza, kurangamira, kuraramura
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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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meat    inyāma
(dried) umurānzi
(fat) ibinure
(to slip down on spear – if it slips it's supposed to be diseased) gushōka
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mistreat    guhahaza, guhama, gusīnda
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pasture    (belonging to great chief) icānya
(fresh, new shoots of grass) umugutu
(to ~, vi) kwāhuka
(to ~, vt) kuragira, kurīsha
(animals in good place) kwāhura
(in greener pastures, vt) kugisha
(to lead cows to) guturutsa
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presence    (of great person) inyōnga, inyundo
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punish    guhana
(by death on the spot) kwīciraho
(repeatedly) guhanahana
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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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queen    (wife of king, or of great chief) umwāmikazi
(ruling, mother of king) umugabekazi
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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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reject    gushibura
(council) gusaragurika
(food that you've always eaten) guhura
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repair    guhīngūra
(car) gukanika imodoka
(house) gusanura
(something absolutely worn out, or, ~ repeatedly) gusanasana
(woven thing) gusana
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repeat    gusubīra, kwongera, kugereka, kugerekeranya
(many times) kwiyongeranya
(to tell what one has heard while eavesdropping) gutumbūra
(to ask another to ~ in order to check his veracity) gucaca
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repulsive    (to be) gushisha
(to be nauseated by a ~ thing) gushishwa
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riches    itūnga, ubutūnzi, ubukire
(great) umurēngera
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roast meat   ubwoko bw'inyāma yoroshe
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seat    icīcaro
(bench) intebe ndende ifise umudo
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severe    (person) umuhāmbāzi
(one who is great, severe, wise) akaranda
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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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slip    kunyerera
(down on spear, meat if it slips it's supposedly diseased) gushōka
(out little by little, e.g. nail) kwīdohōra
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speechless    (to be, in defeat, surprise, misfortune) kwūmirwa
(to be with shame or fear) gutētērwa
(to be with surprise or defeat) kujorerwa, kujumarara
(to leave one ~, astound) kujoreza
(to render) kwūmiza
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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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stick    igiti
(for beating drum) umurisho, umukembe
(large, stuck in ground) inkīngi, igikīngi
(short, club) ingāge
(stuck in person) urubāngo
(thrown to kill bird etc.) injugujugu
(walking) inkoni
(with nail in end) umuhūnda
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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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streak    (caused by water, sweat) umukororōmvyi
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stripe    (from beating) umumyōre
(mark of a blow) umuramu
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suddenly    giturūmbuka
(as death or accident) bukumbi
(to come) guturūmbuka
(to happen) kwūbira
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supernumerary    (digit, or teat of cow) indorerezi
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sweat    icūya, urwūya
(to ~) kubira icuya
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threat    agahahirizo, igikangīro, imihigo
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treat    (one who treats illness) umuvūzi
(to ~ illness) kuvūra
(with anger) gushinyagura
(patient who does not recover) gufufahaza
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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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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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unsuccessful    (to be) gutāna
(try repeatedly unseccessfully) kwānkika
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welt    umuramu, umushishagu
(to swell up in ~ when beaten or burned) kuramura
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wheat    ingano
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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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worn out   (clothes) agashāmbara, umushāmbara
(mat) umusāmbi
(thing) akāhebwe, umushiro
(to be, of soil no longer productive) gutītūka
(to become) gusāza, gucobogora, gutama
(to repair repeatedly something absolutely ~) gusanasana
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humidity    (heat with ~) agashuhe
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dine    (eat) gufungura
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heat    (to heat up) gushūsha, gususurutsa
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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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judge    (to ~) guca itēka, guca urubānza
(~ weather by sky) kugenzūra
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play    igikino, urukino, umukino
(at theater) utugenegene
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sugar cane   umusigati, umusumba (for eating), igikaju (plant)
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inspire    (breath into) guhumēka
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