isi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
1. earth, ground, 2. world
-bisi   adj    1. raw, uncooked, 2. fresh, 3. cold, cool, 4. wet
ibisi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
bus, coach
isiha (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cane rat
isima (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cement (Fr. ciment)
umusi (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
day
uyumusi today
uyumusi uyumusi this very day
kwīsiba (-īsivye)     v    1. to swear, 2. to vow
kwīsīga (-īsīze)     v    1. to rub, 2. anoint oneself
tagisi  n    taxicab
isīnzi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
a great number (about ten thousand and above)
isigara (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
cigar
isinema (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
cinema, movie theater
isitimu (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
torch, flashlight (from Sw.)
isogisi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
sock
imfyisi (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
hyena
Isirayeli   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
Israel
isigareti (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
cigaret
isinagogi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
synagogue
umupolisi (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
police, police officer
umuporisi (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
police, police officer
ikirāngamisi (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
calendar
amacakubiri    5    separation, division
amarōnko    5    acquisitions, possessions
guca ururāsago   phr    making incisions, cuts to treat sick person (trad. med.)
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
guhongorora (-hongoroye)     v    to cause to fall noisily
gukacagira (-kacagiye)     v    to walk noisily
gushengera (-shengeye)   v    1. to go to chief with trouble, complaint, 2. to visit someone important, 3. to pay homage to
gushengerera (-shengereye)   v    1. to go to chief with trouble, complaint, 2. to visit someone important, 3. to pay homage to
gushenguruka (-shengurutse)   v    to return from visiting chief
gusuhūza (-suhūje)   v    1. to visit the sick, to visit the family of a deceased person, etc. 2. to go to give things to one whose house has burned
gutēmbēra (-tēmbēreye)   v    1. to move about, to travel around, to go for a walk (Sw.), 2. to visit
guterabiri   v    (yateyabiri) to chat, visit
gutītūra (-tītūye)   v    1. to hate, despise, 2. to disillusion, 3. to cause people to hate that which they had liked, 4. to lose original force, to weaken
gutītūza (-tītūje)   v    to cause to lose original force, to cause to disillusion
igice (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. half, 2. part, fraction, division, 3. piece, slice, 4. chapter
igico (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
division, section, segment, group, troop
igitēro (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. legion, division, 2. assault
ikirēngazūba     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
  
(no pl.) evening (when sun is very low but still visible)
imbonankubone (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
face to face, vision
indāsago (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. vaccination, 2. incision, 3. scar (from cuts made in treating sick person)
ingabano (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
division
ingīngo (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. sentence, 2. judgment, 3. advice, counsel, 4. law, arret-royal, 5. decision
izina (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
name
umunsi ur'izina on a certain day
amazina y'inka poetry praising cattle
amazina y'ubuhizi poetry praising courageousness
amazina y'urugamba war poetry
kamaramagāmbo     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
1. judge with final decision, 2. influential older man
kuboneka (-bonetse)     v    1. to appear, be visible, to seem, 2. to be accessible, available, obtainable
kubūngirana (-būngiranye)     v    1. to share, have things in common, 2. to visit a friend
kugēndagēndera (-gēndagēndeye)     v    1. to visit, 2. to frequent
kugendera (-gendeye)     v    to visit
kujanirana (-janiranye)     v    1. to accept a decision in spite of oneself, 2. to lack opportunity to say what you intended
kujaniranwa (-janiraniwe)   v    1. to accept a decision in spite of oneself, 2. to lack opportunity to say what you intended
kurāba (-rāvye)     v    1. to look at, 2. to examine, to monitor, 3. to visit
kurābwa (-rābwe)     v    to be looked at, have visitors
kuramagura (-ramaguye)     v    to beat (raising welts)
kuramukānya (-ramukānije)     v    1. to greet one another, to exchange greetings, 2. to visit
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'
kuramutswa (--kijwe)     v    to be greeted, to be visited
kuyāga (-yāze)   v    1. to talk, chatter, animate a conversation, 2. visit
kuyāgira (-yāgiye)   v    to visit at, for
kuyāgīsha (-yāgīshije)   v    to cause to visit
kuyāgwa (-yāzwe)   v    to be visited about
kwīhwēza (-īhwēje)     v    1. to examine, to look at carefully, intently, 2. to search, 3. to contemplate, 4. to envision, to imagine
kwūbaka (-ūbatse)   v    1. to build, to construct, 2. to be married (euphemism, to build own house is seen as prerequisite of mariage)
Ndubatse, I have built (I am married)
Sindubaka, I have not built yet (I am not yet married)
murisānze   phr    be yourself, make yourself comfortable (said to a visitor)
ugusekana   9  class 9
singular: uku-
  
shock, collision
ugutunganya   9  class 9
singular: uku-
  
the cleaning-up, the organising of
umucāno (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
division, hatred where there has been love
umuce (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
division, section, group
umuco (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. light, daylight (sunny), 2. division, section, group, troop
umushitsi (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
1. guest, visitor, 2. stranger
ururāsago     6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
1. vaccination, 2. incision, 3. scar (from cuts made in treating sick person)
accept    kwemera
(to cause to) kwemeza
(a decision in spite of oneself) kujanirana, kujaniranwa
(not accept helpful suggestions) gutagara
(not accept judgement rendered) kudadika, gutagara
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accident    agisida, inzeduka, icāgo, icaduka
(to barely escape) guhakwa
(to fall on spear) gushōka
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allow    gukūndira, kureka
(to go) kurekura
(to pass) kubisa
(another to dominate) guharira
(another to pass) kubisiriza
(allow me) enda
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always    na ntāryo, imisi yose
(~ do) kwāma, guhora
(~ have) guhorana
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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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assorted    (raw vegetables) imboga ziribwa mbisi
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basket    (big) intonga, igitēbō
(deep, uncovered) ikigagara, igisāmba, igisāngāza
(flat, small) icibo
(flat with lid) inkōko
(little) akēbo
(shallow) ikivūmvu
(tall) inkēnga
(tall, pointed) igiseke, igisīmbo
(border of) umusōzo
(lid, cover) umutemere
(nicely made) indemano
(to cover) kurumya
(to remove lid) kurumūra
(to be upside down) kwūbika
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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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bird    ikiguruka
(little ones) inyoni
(crane, golden-crested) umusāmbi
(crow) igikōna
(dove) intunguru, inuma
(duck) imbati
(eagle) inkona, inkukuma, ikinyakabaka, impūngu
(goose, wild) igisafu
(hawk) igisiga
(kite) ikinyakabaka
(parrot) gasuku
(partridge) inkwāre
(robin, African) inyōmvyi
(that sucks honey, black with red throat, or metallic green) umunūni
(wagtail) inyamanza
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breathe    guhēma, guhumēka, gukwega impwemu
(hard) guhēmūka
(heavily and noisily) gufūha, gupfūha
(with difficulty, child) gufūrēka
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bus    ibisi
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calcium    ikarisiyumu
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calendar    ibihe vy'umwaka, ikirangamisi
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cement    isima
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chemist    umushimisite
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cinema    isinema, isenema
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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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constipation    igisigo, ukugumbiza, ukugumirwa
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cool    -bisi
(to) guhora
(to be, weather) gupfuka
(to cause to) guhoza
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decision    (final) ingīngo
(to accept a decision in spite of oneself) kujanirana, kujaniranwa
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disapprove    (to look at another with disapproval) kurāba igitsūre
(showing disapproval on one's face) ibitsongotsingo, or, ibisingosingo
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earth    (world) isi
(soil) agataka, ivu
(hard-packed) urutare
(interior of) ikuzimu, i kuzimu
(of reddish brown color) inginagina
(to shake, vi) gutigita
(to slide) gutemuka, kunyika, gusiduka
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evening    (later afternoon) umugorōba
(early) akagorōba
(when sun is very low but still visible) ikirēngazūba
(to be or become ~) kugorōba
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flashlight    isitimu, itoroshi, itoci
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fresh    –bisi
(to be) kurēmba
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friend    umugēnzi
(close ~) umukūnzi
(intimate ~, the one you share your last hidden food with) somambike
(most intimate ~, ”you die - I die”) pfampfe
(to visit a ~) kubūngirana
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frown    ibitsingotsingo, ibisingosingo
(to ~ at) kunyinyirwa, kurāba igitsūre
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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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hawk    igisīga
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hyena    imfyisi
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improvement    (of soil) ukubungabunga
(isi)
(of environment) uguteza imbere ahantu, ukubungabunga ibidukikije
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judge    umucamānza, umucamatēka
(with final decision) kamaramagāmbo
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left-overs    imisigazwa
(to be) gucāguka, gusigara
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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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mortar    ikarabasasi, ubudongo bw'isima
(for grinding) isekuru (or isekuro)
(pestle for) umusekuzo
(to grind or shell in wooden mortar) gusekura
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number    igiharūro, nimero
(a very large, ten thousand etc.) isīnzi
(of things) igitigiri
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over    (way over there) harīya
(not too far away) harya
(to be almost, night) gushīra, e.g. ijoro rishīra ubuca
(to be left) gusigara
(to leave) gusigaza
(left-overs) imisigazwa
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pain    igisigo, umubabaro, ububabare
(sharp) umusōnga
(to get relief from) kwōroherwa
(to grit one's teeth to avoid showing) gushinyanga, gushinyiriza
(to have) kubabara
(to have severe) kurībwa
(to suffer) gucumukura
(to suffer without complaint) kwīyumānganya
(to take pains with) kwītōndera
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partition    ikibambāzi, umukīngo, urusīka, igisīka
(of reeds) impete
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pass    guhita
(allow to) kubisa
(allow another to) kubisiriza
(between) kunyura
(by) guhita, gukīkira
(by, but not meet) guhubana
(gas) gusurira
(out gifts) kugaba
(out of sight) kurēngāna
(over, by, aside) kurēngāna, kurēngānya
(the night) kurāra
(through) guca
(to bring to ~) gucimbataza
(to go through a narrow ~) kunyegētera
(to bring in passing) guhitana
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rat    imbeba
(cane ~) isiha
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raw    –bisi
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room    ikibānza, umwānya
(in house) icūmba, urusīka, igisīka
(inner) haruguru
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scarf    igisikafu
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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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sock    ishesheti, isogisi
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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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swear    kwīsiba
(give oath) kurahīra
(at) gutuka
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synagogue    isinagogi
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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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torch    urumuri, isitimu, itoroshi, itoci
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uncooked    –bisi
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vegetable    (leafy) imboga, ubwākara imbwīja
(assorted raw ~) imboga ziribwa mbisi
(one single vegetable plant) uruboga
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visit    kugēndera, kugēndagēndera, kurāba, gutēmbēra (Sw.), gusēmbēra, guterabiri, kuyāga
(a friend) kubūngirana
(the sick, to go to help one whose house has burned) gusuhūza
(someone important) gushengera, gushengerera
(to retun from visiting chief) gushengurūka
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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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wall    ikibambāzi, umukīngo, uruhome
(inside house) urusīka, igisīka
(surrounding) uruzitiro
(to ~) kuzitira
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wet    –bisi
(vt) kunyāgira
(to be dripping) kujōba
(to get ~ in rain) kunyāgirwa
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world    isi
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taxi    tagisi
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missionary    umumisiyoneri
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police    (officer) umupolisi
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cigarette    isigareti, itābi
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cross    (to ~ on path) kubisīkanya, kunyurana
(to be) kwīdōga, gushavura, gusugurirwa
(to make ~) gushavuza
(to ~ river or valley) kujabuka
(to ~ river or bridge) kwōgorora
(to ~ road) kwambuka
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israelite    umwisirayeli
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Israel    Isirayeli
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cigar    isigara
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coach    (bus) ibisi
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company    (business) ikompanyi
(friends, visitors) abashitsi
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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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vow    (to ~) kwīsiba, kurahīra, gushīnga
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