mu     prep    1. in, into, 2. during, 3. out of (the inside of a thing, e.g. kuva mu muriro – to come out of the fire)
kugwa mu gahundwe (-gūye)   phr    to be dumbfounded
mu maso hiwe   phr    in his face
kuba mu maraso (-baye)   phr    to menstruate
umwēte mu bikorwa   phr    regularity
kuja mu gashitsi (-giye)   phr    to shiver, shudder, tremble
kuja mu butinyanka (-giye)   phr    to menstruate
indwāra yo mu mahaha   phr    bronchitis
umukozi wo mu rugo (aba-)   phr    1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
house worker (male or female)
gukorana mu minwe na (-koranye)   phr    to shake hands with
ububabare bwo mu mitsi   phr    neuralgia
fuse    urutsinga ruba mu matara y'umuyangankuba
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kuva (-vuye)   v    1. to come from, 2. to shed, 3. to leak, 4. to let flow from
kuva mu modoka to get out of the car
have get out of my way, get out of there
vaho (same as have)
import    (to) kurangura mu mahanga
(to bring new kind of seeds or cattle into country) kurondōra
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climate    imimerere y'intara
(cold ~) imimerere yo mu bihugu bikanye
(hot ~) imimerere yo mu bihugu bishushe
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curtain    irido
(net ~) ugushira iharire mu mpuzu ibonerana
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cellulose    imfungurwa ziva mu biterwa, zifasha amara gukora neza, ubugwegwe bashobora guhinguramwo impuzu
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living room   mu muryango, icumba c'uruganiriro
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net curtain   ugushira iharire mu mpuzu ibonerana
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ratatouille    uruvangi rw'imfungurwa zitetse mu tuvuta dekeyi
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suppository    ikinini bacisha mu kibuno
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assimilation    (food) uguhinduka kw'ibiribwa mu mubiri
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citrus fruit   ivyamwa vyo mu bwoko bw'imicungwe, indimu
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stomach pain   (to have) kurībwa mu inda
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bronchial tube   agahogohogo kaja mu mahaha, akaringoti kaja mu mahaha
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anal    mu nyo
(to have anal intercourse) kuryana inyuma (Sw.)
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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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anniversary    (birthday) umusi w'icibukiro ushika rimwe mu mwaka
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artery    umutsi mvomezi
(pulmonary) umutsi ujana amaraso mu mahaha
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bedside    (table) akameza ko mu buryamo, akameza k'igitanda
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birthday    umusi w'icibukiro ushika rimwe mu mwaka
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boiled egg   uburyo bwo guteka irigi mu mazi ntirishe nēza
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braise    (to ~) guteka mu tuvuta dukeyi
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brown    (to ~ food) guhindukiza mu mavuta
(colour) c'inzobe, c'umugina, c'akaga, ibihogo
(light ~) akagājo, umuyēnzi
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diarrhea    ugucibwamwo, uguhitwa, ugucisha epfo, ako mu nda
(to give) guhita
(to have) gucībwamwo, guhitwa, kudodomwa, kwīruka, gushuruza
(to stop) gufutīsha
(to recover from) gufuta
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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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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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dish    isahāne, isahāni
(meal) ivyokurya
(pyrex) ikirahuri gikomeye bakoramwo ibikoresho vyo mu gikōni
(to ~ up food) kwārura
(to do the ~es) kwoza ivyombo
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egg    irigi, igi
(boiled) uburyo bwo guteka irigi mu mazi ntirishe nēza
(fried) ijisho ry'irigi
(hard-boiled) irigi ritetse mu mazi
(shell) ikibarara
(tiny) ubugi
(to lay ~) guta amagi
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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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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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hard-boiled egg   irigi ritetse mu mazi
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ingredient    imfungurwa zikenewe mu guteka
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napkin    agatambaro abakenyezi bakoresha iyo bari mu butīnyānka, akabindo
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oil    amavuta
(olive) amavuta ya elayo
(dirty ~) amavuta mabi ava mu mashini
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pyrex    (dish) ikirahuri gikomeye bakoramwo ibikoresho vyo mu gikōni
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sanitary towel   agatambaro abakenyezi bakoresha iyo bari mu butīnyānka, akabindo
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snot    ibiseru vyo mu zūru
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soften    (another's anger) gufyīta
(soil) kwōrohereza
(cloth) kworosha impuzu mu kuyishira mu mazi
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starch    ibifufu vyo mu mfungurwa
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table    ameza (Sw.)
(bedside) akameza ko mu buryamo
(for milk containers) uruhīmbi
(to set the ~) gupānga ameza
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igikorēsho (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
instrument, tool
ibikorēsho vyo mu inzu household (goods)
ibikoresho vyo ku meza tableware
muri   prep    in, into, within, among
mūsi     adv    under, beneath, underneath
muka   1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
wife of
isumu     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
acid
ubumuga     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
paralysis, diability, handicap, weakness, lameness
mūnsi   adv    under
Mungu   1  class 1
singular: umu-
  
God (from Sw., term introduced by missionaries in contrast to the traditional Kirundi term Imāna)
icumu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
spear
mugabo     conj    1. but, 2. however, 3. nevertheless
imuhira   adv    (no pl.) at home
Madamu   1  class 1
singular: umu-
  
Madame (Fr.)
ikuzimu    n    hole in ground, interior of earth
iserumu   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
serum (med.)
indimu (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
(Sw.) lemon
ingemu (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. remuneration, gift, 2. fee payed to shaman
kumutaga   9  class 9
singular: uku-
  
midday (from German: Tag)
muhira   2  class 2
singular: umu-
  
home
mukuru (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
1. older brother of a boy, 2. older sister of a girl
musāza (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
brother (of girl)
musazanje my brother (girl speaking)
musaza wiwe her brother
musazacu our brother (girls speaking)
musaza wanyu your brother (spoken to girls)
mutoyi (ba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
younger brother of boy, younger sister of girl
urukumu (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
thumb
kumugara (-mugaye)     v    1. to be or become weak, 2. to be impotent, 3. to be paralyzed
kumugaza (-mugaje)     v    to make crippled
kumurika (-muritse)     v    to shine, light the path (esp. with torch)
ikaramu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
(Sw.) pencil
ipirimu (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
pen
isitimu (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
torch, flashlight (from Sw.)
igikumu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. thumbprint, 2. agreement (gutera igikumu)
ikivumu (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
tree of which bark is used for clothing
impwēmu (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. breath, 2. spirit, 3. air
mushiki (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
sister (of boy)
mushiki wiwe his sister
mushiki wanyu your sister (spoken to boys)
(see also mushikanje, mushikabo)
muzitsa   2  class 2
singular: umu-
  
(no pl.) wisdom tooth
umuramu (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
mark of a blow, welt
umuvumu (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
tree of which bark is used for clothing
umuzamu (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
guard, watchman (Sw.)
umuzimu (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
spirit, ghost
umwārimu (ab-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
teacher (Sw.)
kumurikwa (-muritswe)     v    to be lighted by
murakoze   phr    Thank you! (pl., polite) (lit.: you worked!)
muraduha   excl    called before entering kraal (knocking being impolite) (from guha)
Mukakaro     2  class 2
singular: umu-
  
July
Munyonyo     2  class 2
singular: umu-
  
November
igikwēmu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
garment that isn't very long
igishimu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
hole in ground
ikinkumu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
thumb print, fingerprint
mukūndwa (ba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
dear, beloved (person)
muramuwe (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
brother-in-law (his, her)
murumwanje my brother-in-law
murumuna (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
younger brother of boy, younger sister of girl
mutsitsa (mi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
wisdom tooth
ubuzimuzimu   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
1. things used in worship of Kiranga, thought to have special powers, 2. spirit worship, 3. superstitions
umupfumu (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
witch doctor
kumurikira (-murikiye)     v    to shine at, for
murisānze   phr    be yourself, make yourself comfortable (said to a visitor)
mugitōndo  n    (no pl.) morning
murimirwa   2  class 2
singular: umu-
  
traditional sacred drum "for whom one ploughs", kept at Gishora
mushikabo (ba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
their sister (of boys)
kumurikīsha (-murikīshije)     v    to light with, help to light
mukurwanje (ba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
1. older brother of a boy, 2. older sister of a girl
mushikanje (ba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
my brother (boy speaking)
kumūkishirīza (-mūkishirīje)     v    to dry in sun or near fire
mugaturuturu   2  class 2
singular: umu-
  
(no pl.) early morning (when the morning star is seen)
muramukazanje (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
my sister-in-law
mushakisharubuga (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
internet browser, internet navigator, explorer
-īnshi     adj    1. many, 2. much, 3. several
kenshi often
-rē-re     adj    1. tall, 2. high, 3. deep (mumure, etc.)
-rtyo   adj    like that (gurtyo, durtyo, murtyo, bartyo, etc.)
agahama   red (like mud)
agahugūgu (udu-)     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
  
musical instrument (with string)
akunyu   7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
  
little salt (from umunyu)
amasambambwika    5    mumps
cane     adv    1. much, 2. very, rather, 3. exceedingly, 4. really, 5. too, 6. a lot
cane cane   phr    1. very much, 2. especially, 3. enormously
gucimbataza (-cimbataje)     v    1. to cause to arrive, 2. to bring to pass, 3. to multiply
gucurarānga (-curarānze)     v    to play a musical instrument
gukarīsha (-karīhije)     v    1. to sharpen, 2. excite, 3. stimulate
gurtyo   adj    like that (also durtyo, murtyo, bartyo, etc.)
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)
gushāya (-shāye)     v    to be muddy, be stuck in mud
gushāyūka (-shāyūtse)     v    to get out of mud
gushāyūra (-shāyūye)     v    to pull out of mud
gusinzikara (-sinzikaye)     v    to suffer much
gusubiramwo (-subiremwo)   v    to repeat
Mushobora gusubiramwo? Could you please repeat (this)?
gutēra umugere   phr    to kick (see umugere)
gutūnda (-tūnze)     v    1. to get mildewed, musty, 2. to move things to another place, to unload
gutwēngera mw ijigo (-twēngeye)   phr    to be secretly amused, to laugh at secretly
igihefu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
mushroom (also igihefo)
igihēko (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
amulet, charm (article supposed to have special power to protect)
igihepfo (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
mushroom (also igihefo)
igikōmbe (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
(Sw.) 1. cup, mug, 2. small tin container
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
ijigo (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
back teeth (all double teeth, bicuspids, molars)
gutwengera mw ijigo to be secretly amused, to laugh at secretly
ijīsho     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
  
eye; (pl. amaso) face
mu maso hiwe in his face
kuba maso to watch, to be alert, to be on guard
urw'amaso before others but not in private (e.g. being nice to someone)
ikihuha (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
calling horn or trumpet, musical instrument
ikiragi (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
1. deaf and dumb person (esp. dumb), 2. mute person
ikirāto (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
  
shoe
ibirato vyo munzu slippers
ikomine (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
town, commune (Fr.)
imibēmbe    2    leprosy
umunyamibēmbe leper
imvubu (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
hippopotamus
inānga (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
burundian zither, harp, musical instrument
indoromyi (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
calling horn or trumpet, musical instrument
ingāma (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
tall, straight thing (esp. person) (e.g. umuntu w'ingama)
ingwīza   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
multiplier
ingwīzwa   3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
  
multiplicand
inombe     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
(no pl.) soil with much clay in it
intēko (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
group (esp. of people), multitude
inyāma (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. meat, 2. flesh, 3. muscle
inzogera (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
  
1. bells used as musical instrument, strapped to feet or arms, 2. bells bound to hunting dog to raise the game
irozi (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
(used in pl.) spell, charm, hex, magic formula, conjuration
ishāyo    n    (no pl.) muddy place (deep mud)
ivyōndo    4    mud
iyebe (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
  
rattle, musical instrument
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
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
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 ~
kubāndūka (-bāndūtse)     v    to rise (of sun) (e.g. umutwēnzi urabandutse)
kudāga (-dāze)     v    1. to be amused (child), 2. to enjoy oneself
kugisha (-gishije)     v    1. to take to greener pastures, 2. to increase, multiply (because of having fed well) (vi)
kugwīra (-gwīriye)     v    1. to multiply (vi), 2. to be abundant, (prepositional form of kugwa)
kugwīza (-gwīje)     v    to multiply (vt)
kugwīzwa (-gwījwe)     v    to be multiplied
kujagata (-jagase)     v    1. to swarm, 2. abound, 3. multiply rapidly (as insects)
kunywāguka (-nywāgutse)     v    to fall and hurt oneself, to be sore in one's muscles
kuramagiza (-ramagije)     v    to give too much to swallow at a time
kuramuka (-ramutse)     v    1. to be, to start the day
aramutse agenda and then he went
2. to be skinned by a blow
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'
kurēngerana (-rēngeranye)     v    1. to be overripe (bananas), 2. to have too much to do
kurōndōka (-rōndōtse)     v    to be prolific, to multiply rapidly
kurondōra (-rondōye)     v    to bring new kinds of seeds or cattle into the country, to multiply
kurondōza (-rondōje)     v    to cause to multiply
kurūnda (-rūnze)     v    1. to pile up, make a heap, 2. to accumulate
kuvyina (-vyinye)   v    to dance (esp. to music)
kuzūnguruka (-zūngurutse)   v    to go around, to cycle (the stem 'zungu' is also the origin of umuzungu, which does not mean 'white person' but rather 'someone going around', describing the first European explorers)
kwigemura (-igemuye)   v    to elope, go to husband without being properly married (kwigemura ku mugabo)
kwīgera (-īgeze)     v    1. to try on clothes, 2. to have done, 3. to arrive at (e.g. har'aho wigeze kumubona? – have you ever seen him?)
kwīrunda (-īrunze)     v    to accumulate, pile up (vi)
kwūngura (-ūnguye)   v    1. to multiply (vt), 2. to increase (vt), 3. to cause to make profit
mw   prep    1. in, into, 2. during, 3. out of the inside, (form of mu before fifth class nouns in singular, e.g. mw ishuli - in school)
mwaramutse   phr    good morning (from kuramuka)
nangāhe   adj    how much?
no     conj    and (between infinitives or preceding mu or ku)
kurima no gusatura biraruhisha Hoeing and splitting wood is tiring
rwōse     adv    1. absolutely, 2. completely, entirely, 3. very much (from -ōse)
uburongo     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
(no pl.) mud, clay
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
ubwīcanyi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
  
(no pl.) murder
ukuguru (ama-)     9  class 9
singular: uku-
plural: ama-
  
leg
umupira w'amaguru football, soccer
ukwirwanira kw'umubiri   phr    immunity (med.)
umugēnzi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
companion, friend (not close)
umukozi mugenzi collegue
umuhanzi (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
1. singer, 2. musician, 3. performer (Rw.)
umukoloni (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
colonialist, colonist, colonizer (also umukoroni)
umunsi (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
day
uyumunsi today
uyumunsi uyumunsi this very day
umunsi ur'izina on a certain day
umupfuko (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. pocket, 2. sack, 3. bag, 4. purse (also umufuko)
umurōngo (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. row, 2. line, 3. alignment, 4. verse, 5. (pl.) mirongo multiples of ten
mirongwibiri, -tatu, etc. 20, 30, etc.
umusi (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
day
uyumusi today
uyumusi uyumusi this very day
umusoso (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
muscle
umutsi (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. blood vessel, 2. nerve, 3. muscle, 4. tendon
umuziki (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
music
umwīcanyi (ab-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
  
murderer
umwīdodōmbo (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
  
1. complaint, 2. muttering, grumbling
urukayamba   6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
rectangular rattle, musical instrument
urunombe   6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
(no pl.) soil with much clay in it
urushānga (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
dye, black mud
urutirigōngo (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
  
backbone, vertebral column (from uruti rw'umugōngo)
urwōndo   6  class 6
singular: uru-
  
mud
uyumunsi   adv    today, this day (from uyu munsi)
uyumusi   adv    today, this day (from uyu musi)
abrasion    (to strike another and peel off the skin) kuramura
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acacia    umunyinya
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accelerate    kunyarutsa, gushiramo
(a car) kwongera umuriro
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accomplice    (one who keeps police accupied while one sought escapes) umurēmberezi
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accuser    umurezi
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acid    aside, isumu, uburozi
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adopted father   umurēzi
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adult    igikuze
(male) umuhumure, umukuru
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adulterer    umusāmbanyi
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adviser    umuhanuzi, konseye, umukonseye
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advocate    umuvunyi
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afternoon    inyuma ya sasita, ku muhīngamo, umuhīngamo
(late, early evening) umugorōba, akagorōba
(good afternoon!) mwīriwe
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agreement    igikumu, ināma
(contract) isezerano
(gutēra igikumu)
(to be in) kubwiririkanya, guhwāna, gutātūka
(to reach an) gutegēranya
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air    impwēmu, impemu, ikirēre
(to air) kwānikira
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aluminium    aruminiyumu
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among    mu, muri
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anatomy    ubumenyi bw'ibihimba vy'umubiri
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angel    umumarayika, umumalayika (Sw.)
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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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ant    (flying, edible) iswa
(pincher) intozi, urutozi
(soldier) uburima
(sugar) ikinywabūki
(tiny) ubunyegeri, urunyegeri
(white) umuswa
(white ~ hill) umugina
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antibiotic    umuti wica imikorobi
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antibody    abasoda b'umubiri
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antirust    umuti ukura ingese
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antiseptic    akaziraruguma, umuti ubuza uruguma gusebura
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anxiety    amaganya, umwītwaririko, intūntu, guhagarika umutima
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April    ukwēzi kwa kane, Ndamukiza, Kabozambuba
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arch    umuheto (see bow)
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artisan    umunyamwuga
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ascent    umudūgo
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ash    umunyota, amanyota
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asking    (earnestly persist in ~ for something) kuzigiriza
(one who is always ~ for things) umusabisabi
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asphyxiation    ukubura impwemu, ugupfundwa, ukunigwa n'ukubura impwemu
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assistant    (to chief, esp. in law enforcement) umurōngōzi
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August    ukwēzi kwa munani, Myandagaro
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automobile    umuduga, imodoka, ivatiri
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avenger    umuhōzi
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baby    umwāna, uruhīnja, uruyōya
(not old enough to know fear) igifatanzoka
(tiny ~) uruhīnja
(~ clothes) icahi
(~ food) umusururu
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back    (at the back) inyuma
(of chair) icēgamo
(of person or animal) umugōngo
(small of) ikiyunguyungu
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backbone    urutirigōngo, uruti rw'umugōngo, agatirigōngo
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backwards    (to go) kwīfūtānya
(inadvertently) gufutānya
(walk) kugēndēsha umugōngo, kugēnda umugōngo
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bacterium    ubwoko bw'umukorobi
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bad    (adj.) –bi
(~ person) umubi
(~ luck) icāgo, akaga
(that which is ~) ikibi
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bag    isaho
(backpack, shoulder bag) agasaho
(big) indaha
(sack) igunira, umupfuko
(sports bag) ishakoshi
(small sports bag, ladies purse) agashakoshi
(suitcase) ivarise
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balance    (weighing) umunzāne
(of budget) uburinganire bw'ibisohoka n'ivyīnjira
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ball    umupīra (Sw.), umubumbe
(small) akabumbe
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bamboo    umugano
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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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bandit    umusahuzi
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basin    umubēhe, ikibēhe, ibase
(wash basin) ikarabo
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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) kurura
(to be upside down) kwūbika
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battery    ibateri, agatu gatekeye umuyagankuba
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be    kuba, -ri, kumera, kuramuka
(at, to have been at) guherūka
(beside) kubāngikana, guhererana
(in water) kubōmbeka
(with always) guhorana
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bean    igiharage
(green) umubīmba, umukerere, umukonyogo
(lima) igiharo
(red) ishigisha
(small red) uduharawe
(leaves) umukubi
(leaves, first two) ingāmba
(pod) urusokoro
(sprout) umugōndōra
(that have been put away for a year) igihitira
(to put ~ away for a year) guhitiza
(to put away ~ for several years) guhitikirana, guhitirana
(to tie ~ on hedge to dry) gushisha
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bear    (children prolificly having been barren) guhonōka
(fruit) kwāma
(fruit abundantly) gutēngerera
(greetings) gutāsha
(to cause to ~) guhonōra
(cease to ~) kwāmurura
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beer    inzōga
(fresh, with froth) umubira
(banana) urwārwa, urwāgwa
(sorghum) impeke, indimwa
(given to sick person) umwerēra
(sharp, anything fermented) inkarisha
(undiluted) uruhorwe
(mixed with water) umusharuro
(to beg for) kuvūmba
(to put in a warm place) gutara
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beeswax    ishashara, umushashara
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beggar    umusēzi, umusabisabi
(one who begs earnestly but doesn't get it) imvūre
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bell    ingengeri, inzogera
(smal cylindrical) umudende
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bell tower   umunara
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bellows    umuvuba
(to blow with) kuvuguta
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belt    umukandara, umusipi (Sw.)
(to wear a ~) gukenyera
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betray    kugambanira
(a secret) guhemuka
(one who) umuguranyi
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bewitch    kuragura, kuroga, kuvōvōta
(to have witchdoctor ~ another) kuraguza
(one who bewitches) umuraguzi, umurozi
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binding    umusōzo
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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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birth    ivuka
(to give ~) kuvyāra
(to be about to give ~) gukurirwa
(to be about to give ~, of cow) kudigiriza
(to give ~, to litter, esp. dog) kubwāgura
(to come to day to give ~) kuramukwa
(to give ~, to child who dies at once) kuruhira ubusa
(to aid woman in childbirth) kuvyāza
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bitterness    umururazi, inzika
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black    (colour) umufyīri, agafyīri
(very black) umuvyiro
(to be black) kwīrabura
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blame    umugayo, akagayo, agasūzuguro
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blamelessness    inyankamugayo
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blessing    umugisha, umuhēzagiro, ubuhīrwe
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blood    amaraso
(clot) umugoma
(of same blood) ubura
(of cow, drawn out to drink) ikiremve
(spurting of) umupfūnda
(~ circulation) itembera ry'amaraso
(~ transfusion) ugutera amaraso
(~ vessel) umutsi
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blue    (colour) ubururu (Sw.)
(old) umufyīri, agafyīri, umukata
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boat    ubwato, imasuwa, imeri
(big) icōmba
(stern) umukōndo
(to row a ~) gusōza
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body    umubiri
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bone marrow   umusokōro
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border    (boundery) umupaka
(of basket) umusōzo
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born    (to be) kuvūka
(of) kwāmuka
(of a certain family) gukomoka
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bow    (arch) umuheto
(without cord) ikiramvu
(to stretch, to draw) gufōra
(to raise one's arm to pull) kubangurira
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box    isandugu
(small tin) umukebe
(of matches) ikibiriti (Sw.)
(to ~) gukubagura
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boy    umuhūngu
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bracelet    agakomo
(brass) umububa, umwākaka
(of copper wire) ikidodi, ikidode
(of grass) umunoni
(of metal) akanyabugoro, umurīnga
(of wire) inyerere
(worn at dances) urunana
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brass    umwākaka
(bracelet) umububa
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bread    (european) umukate (Sw.)
(african) umutsima
(loaf of) irobe
(lump of) intore
(soft part of) akavunji k'umukate
(to make) gucūmba
(to put ground-, peanuts, etc. in ~) gutotera
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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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breath    impwēmu
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breathe    guhēma, guhumēka, gukwega impwemu
(hard) guhēka
(heavily and noisily) gufūha, gupfūha
(with difficulty, child) gufūrēka
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breathing    (respiration) ugusohora impwemu
(~ in) ukwinjiza impwemu
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brickmaker    umubūmvyi
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bride    umugeni
(to give gift to ~, so she will talk) guhorōra
(to refuse to speak till given gift, ~) guhorōrwa
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bridegroom    umukwe
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bridle    umujiginya
(to ~) kijiginyika
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brigand    umusahuzi
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brightness    (dazzling, as sun) umutāri
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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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bronchitis    indwāra yo mu mahaha, indwāra y'agahehera, umurura utera agahehera
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broom    umukubūzo
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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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brother-in-law    (his, their) muramuwe
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brush    ishāmba, umukubūzo, uburoso
(the teeth) kwīnyugunura, kwīyugunyura
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bucket    indobo, akameka
(handle of) umukono
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bud    umunago, umuribo, amaso y'ibiterwa
(to ~) gushūrika
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bully    umusīnzi
(to ~) gusīnda
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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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burden    umutwāro, umuzigo
(to lay down ~) gutūra
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burned    (food forgotten) gutetera
(~ over place) umuyōnga
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bush    igisaka
(kind of) igisuru
(kind with thorns and edible berries) umukēre
(the) igisanze
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but    ariko, mugabo, yamara
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butcher    (to ~) kubāga, gukēra
(the ~) umuyangayanga
(~ shop) ibāgiro
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butler    umukevyi
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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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buyer    umuguzi, umuranguzi, umukiriya
(to search for) kubūnga
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calcium    ikarisiyumu
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calling    umuhamagaro, ihamagarwa
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calm    ubutēkānyi
(to ~) guhorereza, guhoza, guhwāmika
(to be) kwītōnda
(to become) guhora, guhūmura
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canal    umugēnde
(for irrigation) umugazo, umugende uvomera
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cane    ikibāndo, inkoni yo gushaza
(sugar ~, ready to eat) umusigati, umusumba
(sugar ~, plant) igikaju
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cannibal    umukānkāmyi
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cap    (of pen) agapfundikizo, akarumyo k'ikaramu
(headgear) ingofero
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capital    (money) umutahe
(city) umurwa mukuru
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capsule    ikinini kirumije, umurumyo w'icupa
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captain    umugabīsha
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car    imodoka, umuduga, ivatiri
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carapace    ikigaragamba, umuruka
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caravan    (of carriers) umurongo w'abikorezi
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careless    (one) umunyarwāngara
(to be) gufudika
(to be ~ with) kwānjānjwa, kwāndārika
(to do quickly and carelessly) kuraha
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carpenter    umubāji, umunyamatanga, umufundi amanika inzu
(to do carpentry) kubāza
(~ bee) ifundēri
(~ shoo) ibarizo, isaramara
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cavity    (heart) agasaho, agasaho k'umutima
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cease    kureka
(to bear fruit) kwāmurūra
(work) kugodoka
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cell    (tiny for prisoner) umugāso, ingōbāne
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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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chain    ingoyi, umunyororo
(small, worn on neck) umugufu
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channel    (of water in heavy rain) umuvo
(for irrigation) umugende uvomera
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chauffeur    umushoferi
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cheek    umusaya, itama
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chemist    umushimisite
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chick    (baby) umuswi
(very tiny) ubuswi
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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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chief's assistant   (esp. in law enforcement) umurōngōzi
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child    umwāna, umugisye, umukeme, umurerwa
(before he begins to know anything) igitambamboga, igitwengerabarozi
(disobedient) intabarirwa
(first-born) imfura
(healthy, about 4 months) ikibunduguru
(illegitimate) igihūmbu, ikivyārwa
(learning to walk) ikidegedege, intavyi
(male) umuyibigi
(of) mwene
(of mixed marriage) ikivyārwa
(only) ikinege, umwāna w'ikinege
(derogative) umuhimbiri
(small) ikibondo
(starting to know a little) umwankavu
(that doesn't grow properly) imfunya
(unwanted or orphan) intābwa
(up to 8 or 10 years) umugimbi
(weaned) umucūko, umukurira
(youngest or favourite) umuhererezi
(~ care) ubuhinga bwo kurera abana
(~ benefit) imfashanyo y'umuryango
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christian    umukristo
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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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circuit    (electric) inzira y'umuyagankuba
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city    umuji (Sw.)
(large) igisagara
(~ dweller) umunyagisagara
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clamor    urwāmo, imigūko, uruhōgo, umuvurungano, uruyogoyogo
(to raise) kugūka
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clan    umuryāngo
(populous) igisata
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class    (of nouns or objects) umutigiri
(to observe ~ distinctions) kuzīrōra
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cleanse    kwēza, gukēra
(~ house ceremoniously after death) kwīkōmvōmvora
(oneself) kwīsukura
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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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cliff    agahanamo, umukuka, imānga, ikimānga, agatēmbwe
(from which unmarried pregnant girls are thrown) urusumanyenzi
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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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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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clothespin    umunēngo
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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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collector    (of taxes) umutoza, umutozakori
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colony    igihugu c'umuheto
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colour    irāngi
(black) umukata, umufyiri, agafyīri,
(very) umuvyiro
(black mud) urushānga
(blue) ubururu
(brown) ibihogo
(brown, light) akagājo, umuyēnzi
(brownish black cow) ikirāyi
(gray) -vivi, agahīza, akavūzo, uruvūzo
(green) akātsi gatoto
(orange) umutugutu
(red, like mud) agahama
(tan hair, of goats) umufūmbere
(very white) derere
(yellow) umuhōndo, umutugutu
(yellow, dark) ibihogo
(yellow, light, reddish) umugina
(to be black) kwīrabura
(to be white) kwēra
(to become yellow or reddish, in ripening) kubēnja
(to colour) kuraba
(to ~ in) gusiga amabara
(to change ~, fade) kubēnjūka, kubēngūka
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comb    igisokozo
(old traditional comb) urusokozo
(of chicken) umubiko, urugaragara
(to comb) gusokoza
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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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comfort    ihūmure, ukumererwa nēza, ukwikwiza
(to comfort) guhoza, guhubūra, guhūmuriza, kwīrura
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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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commit    (adultery) gusāmbana
(a crime) gucumura
(be unwilling to ~ oneself) kwīyumānganya
(oneself) kuragana
(suicide) kwīgaragura, kwīyahura, kwīyica
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companion    umugendanyi, umugēnzi
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complainer    umutāsi
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condemned    (to be) gucirwakw itēka
(person) umuyobe
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condensation    umuhisha
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confusion    umuvurungano
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congenital    ico umuntu yavukanye
(deformity) ikigaga
(malformed person) ikirema
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consultant    umuhanuzi, konseye, umukonseye
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conversation    imbūrano, umubūrano, ikigānīro, ibiyāgo
(to end) kwīkebanura
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cook    (the cook) umutetsi
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copper    umujūmbu, umujūmpu, umuringa
(fine wire) ikidodi
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copy    kwīmura, kwīgāna
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cord    umugozi
(of tongue) inkīngi
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cork    (stopper) igipfūndikizo, umupfūndikizo, umufundikizo
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corpse    ikigaga, ikigagara, umuvyīmba, ikiziga
(fresh) umupfu
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councilor    (of chief's council) umunyekōmbe
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counsel    ināma, ingīngo
(one who gives) umuhanūzi
(to reject) gusaragurika
(to take) guhūza ināma
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countless things   umurēngera
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courageous person   umuhizi, intwāri
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cousin    (paternal) mwēne dāta wācu, mwēne wācu
(maternal) umuvyara, bavyāra bācu
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cover    igipfūndikizo, umupfūndikizo, umufundikizo, umufunyiko, igifunyiko
(duvet cover) igisaswa
(of basket) umutemere
(of kettle) umupfuniko
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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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coward    umunyabwōba, umutinyi
(to be) kudugudwa
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crack    umuga, umugāga
(med) umusaru
(in earth) ikigāga
(in foot) ikivutu
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craftsman    umunyamwuga
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cramp    ukudadara kw'umutsi
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crane    (golden-crested) umusāmbi
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crazy    (person) umusazi
(to be) gusara
(to talk or act like a ~ person) gusaragurika
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cream    urubu, urukoko
(line left by ~ on container) uza
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crease    (as in cloth) umupfunyu
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creator    Umuremyi, Rurema
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crime    igicumuro
(to commit) gucumura
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criminal    (person) umugarariji
(~ bonds) imvuto
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cripple    ikimuga
(person born crippled) ikirema
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crippled    (to be) guhinyiza, kumugara
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cross    umusaraba (Sw.)
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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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crown    urugori
(worn by dancers) umugāra
(woven or plaited) igitsibo
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current    (of stream) umukuba
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curse    umuvumo
(to ~) kuvuma
(to ~ each other ) kuvumana
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cushion    umusego
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custom    umugēnzo, ingeso
(ancient) akārānda
(to persist in old) kuzīrōra
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customer    umuguzi, umukiriya
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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) gukēra
(off top of tree) gukēra
(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) gukēra
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cutting    (for planting) ikiguti, igikoti, akagegene k'igiti
(of manioc) ikigoti, ikigotigoti, ikiguti
(of sweet potatoes) umubuto, umujishi, umuvyaro
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dance    intāmbo
(of men) umuhamirizo, ibirorēro, agasimbo, umuyebe
(of women) ihunja, imisambi
(of women, celebrating a child's birth) umutsibo
(of women celebrating the birth of twins) igisuru
(non-traditional, of youth) ubusambiri
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darkness    umwījima, umwīza
(great) umuzimagiza, umuzitanya
(in daytime) ubwīrakabiri
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dash    (punctuation) umukwēgo, agakwego
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daughter    umukōbwa
(of my, your, his sister if one is girlof my, your, his brother if one is boy) umukōbwācu, umukōbwānyu, umukōbwābo
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daughter-in-law    umukazāna
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dawn    amacāca, umutwēnzi, umuseke, ubuca
(night is almost over, about to dawn) ijoro rishira ubuca
(when ~ broke) umutwēnzi ukitse
(to ~) guca, gutambika
(to become light, very early just as darkness ends) gutamānzuka, gutamānzura
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day    umusi, umunsi
(~ before yesterday, ~ after tomorrow) hirya y'ejo
(it is ~) harakeye
(on a certain ~) umusi ur'izina, umunsi ur'izina
(the next ~) bukeye
(today) uyumusi, uyumunsi
(time of day) :
(9 to 10 a.m.) kumusase
(noon) umutāga, ku mamima ngohe
(middle of day) amashōka
(about 3 p.m.) amasubirayo y'inyana
(after dark) bwateranye
(to be ~) guca
(to spend all ~) kwīrirwa
(to start the ~) kuramuka
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daytime    umurāngo, umutāga
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dazzling brightness   (sun, moon) umutāri
(to be) gukayāngana
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deceitful    (person) umunyagahwāyi
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deceive    kudendekeranya, kugūnga, guhēnda, guhūmba, guhumbūra, gukēkeza, kurema, kurementaniriza, guhemukira, gusuka
(~ another to make him give money) kurimānganya
(to ~ each other, be skillful at ~) guhēndana
(habitually) gusukasuka
(in light joking way) guhēndahēnda
(oneself) kwīhēnda, kwībesha
(making others think you've done a miracle when it's only a deception) uburyi
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deceiver    umuhumbūzi, umuhūmvyi, umusukanyi
(one who goes about lying) indimanya
(to be a skillful) guhēndana
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defeat    umushombo
(to ~) kunēsha, gutsīnda
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defender    umutabāzi, umuvunyi
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deliverer    umurokozi
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descend    kumanuka
(as tree) kwūruruka
(to cause to) mumanura
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descent    umumanuko, akamanuko
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destroyer    umuranduzi, umwōnōnyi
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difficult    (person) umuhāmbāzi
(this is ~!) biragōye
(to be) kugōra, gukomera
(to be absolutely too ~ for) kunanirana
(to be ~ to say or know) kuzīnda
(to be too ~ for) kunanira
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digestive system   ibihimba vy'ihokwa
(-ka), inzira y'ibiribwa, ibihimba vy'umubiri vyo guhokwa
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direct    (to be) kubanguka
(to ~ towards) kwerekeza
(to make straight for) gutūmbereza
(to show the way, put on right path) guhubūra, kuzimurura
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director    umuyobozi
(cooperatives director) umuyobozi w'ikoperative, w'ishirahamwe
(principal) umuyobozi w’ishule
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disagree    (to) guhāzāna, kuvuguruza, guhīngāna, gutāta
(one who always disagrees in a council meeting) ikirandamuke
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disappoint    guhemuka, guhemukira
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discussion    imbūrano, umubūrano, igihāri, impaka, impāri
(to lead ~) kuremesha ikiganiro
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dismayed    (to be) kuranduka umutima, kumāramāra
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distress    ubucumukure
(to be in) gucumukura
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ditch    umufunegi, umufuregi, umukuku, umuvo
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divine    guhinyuza, gupfīndūra, kuragura, kuvōvōta
(to have a witch doctor divine) kuraguza
(one who divines) umuraguzi
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division    amacakubiri, umuce, urugabano, igice, igitēro
(where there has been agreement) umucāno
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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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doctor    umugānga, umuvūzi, dogiteri
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door    urūgi, umuryāngo, umwāngo
(piece of wood for closing) ikibāndo
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doorway    umuryāngo
(to close ~ with branches) guhāngāza
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dried meat   umurānzi
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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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drinker    umunywi
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drip    kujējēta, kujōjōta, gutōnyānga
(med) ugutera iserumu
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driver    umushoferi, umudereva
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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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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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dry    (vi) kwūma,
(vt) kwūtsa, kwūmya
(in sun or near fire) kukishirīza
(to be) kugaduka
(to become) gukanyuruka, kwūka
(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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dung    amavyi, amase
(human) umusarani
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dust    umukungugu
(to ~ off) gupāngūsha (Sw.), kwēyēra
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duty    umurimo
(to do one's) gushimika
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dying    (person) umuhwēre
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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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earthquake    umushītsi, igishītsi
(rumble of) umugigimo
(to quake) kunyiganyiga, gutigita
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earthworm    umusiba
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edge    imbiga, urubiga, inkombe
(of sword, knife) ubūgi
(of cloth) umusozo w'impuzu
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egg yolk   umutugutu
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eight    umunāni
(eight times) umunāni
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eighty    mirongumunāni, mirongwināni
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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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elderly    (person) umusāza
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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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employee    (paid worker) umucāngero
(workman) umukozi
(someone instructed to work or overseen at work) umuyoborwa
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employer    umukoresha
(my, our) dātabuja
(your) shōbuja
(his their) shēbuja
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end    iherezo, umuhero, ihero, ubuherūka, impera, imperuka, itahīriro
(~ of boat) umukōndo
(at the ~ of every year) uk'umwāka utāshe
(to be the ~) kugwa mahera
(to be at an ~ of one's resources) kuzigirizwa
(to be at the ~) kwīherezo
(to be at an ~ of one's patience) kudundumirwa
(to be coming to an ~) guherengetera
(to come to an ~) guhenebēra, guhera, kunyika
(to ~ a conversation) kwīkebanura
(to finish) guheza
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enemy    umwānsi, umumēnja, umurwānizi
(to help another overcome an ~) gukōndōrera
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eraser    umupīra (Sw.)
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erect    (to stand) kwēma, kwemarara
(for a long time) gushibama
(one who stands ~) umushibamyi
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eucalyptus tree   umukaratūsi, igikaratūsi
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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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exchange    gukāba, kugurāna
(clothes or other article for a time) kunyurānyura
(greetings) kuramukānya
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excrement    amavyi
(human ~) umusarani
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exhorter    umusigūzi
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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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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) guhura
(to remove foreign body from ~) gutosōra
(to wash in one's ~) kwīhura
(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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fable    umugani
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fail    gucumukura
(another) guhemukira
(to accomplish what one started) kugaburura
(to do what one intended) kudehūra
(to find) kubura, guhusha
(to give what one promised) kugaramāngira
(to keep one's word) guhemuka, kwīrahuruza, gutēzūra
(to return) kugīrīra
(in on'e task) gusibanganya
(to be unable to do what one attempts) gutāna
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false    (to reveal what is) guhūmuriza
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family    indimwe, umuryāngo
(last one of family who has no children) imponnyi
(members of) abavandimwe
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favorite    (person) umutoni
(~ child) umuhērerezi
(~ servant or friend) umwīshikira
(to be) gutona
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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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feast    amazimāno, inzimāno
(to give a ~ to) kuzimāna
(one who is in charge of food at) umuteretsi
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feces    (human) umusarani
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fee    ikibuguro, ihadabu (Sw.)
(paid for permission to buy or sell) ingorore
(payed to shaman) ingemu
(to collect) kubuguza
(to pay) kubugura
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fellow    agashusho, agacapo k'umuntu
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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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fever    (illness) inyōnko, umururūmbo
(temperature) umuriro, umucānwa, ubushūhe
(to have high fever) umucānwa ururumba (from kururūmba)
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fighter    umusīnzi
(to seperate ~s) kubangūranya, gutatūra
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find    kurōnka, gusānga
(fault with everything) kunēbagura
(new building site) kugerēra
(one's way after being lost) guhubūka, kuzimuruka
(to be able to be found when looked for) kurondereka
(to fail to ~) kubura, guhusha
(something you ~) ikinobano
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finger    urutoke
(thumb) urukumu
(index) nkumbaruboko
(middle) nsūmbazōse
(fourth) marere
(little) uruhererezi
(extra) indorerezi
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fire    umuriro
(bit of) umucānwa
(built for cows) icōtero
(made in enclosure for animals) igicāniro
(to blow the) kwātsa
(to destroy by) kuyigiza
(to extinguish) kuzimya
(to go out) kuzima
(to keep ~ going) gucānira
(to light) kudomeka
(to make, start, build) gucāna, gukongereza
(to put out) kuzimya
(to put wood on ~) gukomānya
(to set ~ to) guturira
(to fire from job, dismiss, throw out of house) kwirukana
(altar fire) igicāniro
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first fruits   umushūzo
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fisherman    umurovyi
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flashlight    isitimu, itoroshi, itoci
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flatterer    umunyagahwāyi
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flesh    inyāma, umubiri
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flower    ishurwe
(calix) ingovyi
(stamen) umweza
(pistil) isage
(pollen) umurāyi
(ovary) intorobwa
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fold    umupfunyu, umuzīngo
(for sheep) uruhongere
(to ~) gukuba, gukubiranya, gupfunya, kuzīnga
(~ hands together) gufumbata
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follower    umugendanyi
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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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fool    igihūza, ikijūju, umutūngu
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foot    ikirēnge
(of animal) ijānja
(of animal or person) umugere
(of bed) imirāmbizo
(of mountain) umucāmo
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foreigner    umunyamahānga, umunyankīko, akavāntāra
(from across border) injabuka
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fortunate    (person) umuhīrwe
(to be) gucuna, guhīrwa, kuroranirwa
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fountain    umugezi, isōko
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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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frightened    (to be) guhagarika umutima, gucīka ivutu
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fruit    icāmwa, imbuto
(to bear) kwāma
(to cease to bear) kwāmurura
(to drop, tree) guhunguruka
(to gather) kwāra
(stewed ~, ~ compote) ivyāmwa bitekanye isukari
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frying fat   amavuta acemutse batekamwo ifiriti
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funnel    umubirikira
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game    (play) igikino, urukino, umukino
(game field) urukino
(traditional board ~) igisoro, urubugu
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garbage    umwāvu, umucafu
(~ can) ico batamwo umwavu
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garden    umurima
(to gather from) kwāha, gusoroma
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garden shears   umukasi w'amababi, umukasi minini
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gardener    umurimyi
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garment    umwāmbaro, impūzu
(for work) icāmbazo
(long) umwitēro
(long, trails on ground) imvune
(of barkcloth, nicely sewn) indemano
(outer) ipfūndo, umutamana
(that is too big) igisāga
(that isn't very long) igikwēmu
(with sleeves or armholes) umwīnjiro
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gather    kumyōra
(building materials) guhumbira
(firewood) gusēnya
(food from garden) gusoroma, kwāha
(fruit) kwāra
(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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germ    umukorobe
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ghost    umuzimu, igikānge
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gift    ingabano, ingabire, ishikanwa, itūro, ingemu, ikado
(of appreciation or thanks) ishīmwe, igishīmo
(given on return from journey) iganūke
(nothing expected in return) impāno
(to chief to get something from him) ingororano
(to make up for offending someone) icīru
(to offer ~) gutereka, gutūra
(to pass out ~, distribute) kugaba
(to present, with something expected in return) kugemura
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giraffe    umusumbarembe
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girdle    umukānda
(to wear a) gukenyera
(with) gukenyeza
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girl    umukōbwa, umwīgeme
(~ reaching age of puberty) umuzēzwa
(teenage ~) inkumi
(beautiful ~) nyiramwiza
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gloat    (over) kwītāmba ku muvyimba
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glutton    umunoho
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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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go-between    (in a marriage) umureshi
(to act as) kurehereza, kuresha
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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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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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gourd    igikunga, ikirende, umutānga
(long) umukuza
(broken) ibibarara
(as object of worship) intendēri
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government official   bulamatāri (Sw.), umusirikāre
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grape    uruzabibu
(grapevine) umuzabibu
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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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grave-digger    (one who helps bury) umuhāmvyi
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gravel    umucānka
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green bean   umubimba, umukonyogo, umukerere
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greet    gusanganira
(by oneself in person or in letter) kuramutsa
(for) gutahiriza
(for another) gutāsha
(one another) kurakanya
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greeting    indamukanyo
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grief    umubabaro, amaganya, agahīnda
(to be in) kuganya, kuganyira
(to torment oneself with) kwīyambagura
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grieved    (to be) kwiganyira, kwītsa umutima
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groan    umuniho, akaborōgo
(to ~) kuniha
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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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grow    gukura, kwāruka, gukaka
(after cutting) kunaga
(larger, esp. moon) gutūbūka
(let hair ~ long) gutongoza
(old) gutāma
(rapidly in spurts) kuvugumuka
(smaller, sometimes used of moon) gutūba
(to cause to grow) gukuza
(to not ~, plant) kunyigīra
(to not ~, because of too many seeds) kuzīnga
(very fast, child) kugurugūmba
(well) kubaduka
(child that doesn't ~ properly) imfunnya
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grudge    umujinya, ishavu, inzika, inzigo, igono
(lasting) isata burēnge
(that never ends) akazika
(to have ~ against) gukanira
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grumbler    umutāsi
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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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guardian    (one who rears child) umurēzi
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guest    umushitsi
(to go together to produce food for) gutērēra
(to have a ~ arrive just as food is all consumed) kwēnzūra
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guide    umurōngōzi
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gush    (of water, blood) umupfūnda
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gutter    umufurege, umuserege, ikanivo
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guy    agashusho, agacapo k'umuntu
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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) kwīkera
(to let grow long) gutongoza
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hand    ikiganza
(back of) igikōnjo
(palm of) umunwe, urushi, ikiganza
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handicapped person   ikimuga
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handle    (of hoe) umuhini, umumezo
(of spoon, etc.) inkondo
(of cup) ikigōmbo
(of bucket) umukono
(to put on, esp. hoe) gukwikira
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happiness    umunēzēro, ikinēzēro
(joy so great it hurts) ikigūmbagūmba
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hard    (to be) kuguma, guhāmbāra, gukara, gukomera, kudadarara, gukomāntara
(to be, earth) gutūta
(to be difficult) kugōra, gukomera
(to have a ~ life) kunamba
(to make ~ for one who has lost a loved one by reproaching the dead) kwītāmba ku muvyimba
(to make ~, hearted) gukomāntaza
(to take out of ~ places) kugobōtora
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hard person   umuhāmbāzi
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harper    umucurarānzi
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harsh    (person) umuhāmbāzi
(to be) guhāmbāra
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harvest    ishwābūra, ivyīmburwa, ibirimwa, umwīmbu
(esp. millet) igenya, igesa
(to ~) kwīmbura, gushwābūra
(corn) kumyōra
(millet) kugenya, kugesa
(esp. perennial plants, fruit) kwāra
(to be ready for) kwīyerēra
(to put away the) kwīmbura
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harvester    umwīmbuzi
(millet) umugenyi
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hatred    ubwānkanyi, urwānko, agahamo, uruhamo
(where there has been love) umucāno
(among members of polygamous family) akēnese
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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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head    umutwe
(cold in) agahiri, akamango
(of grain) umuhānyu
(pad, when carrying load) ingata, urugata
(to head up, grain) kubogeka, guhaga, kuyāngika
(to head up, cabbage) gufumbata
(to bow one's) kwūnama
(to carry on) kwīremēka, kwīkorera
(to lift up) kuraramuka
(to lose one's) gucika ivutu, kuzimagirika
(to raise one's) kwūnaka, kwūnara, kurāngamīza
(to remove load from) gutūra
(to shake one's ~ in anger or disgust) kuzūnguza umutwe
(to tip back) kurarama
(to tip to one side) guhengama
(to turn one's) gukebuka
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headache    (to have a ~) kumeneka umutwe
(morning after) ibirare
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head-dress    (woven of long hair and worn by dancers) umugāra
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headman    umutōza
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heap    ikirūndo
(small heap of products on market) umufungo
(to make a) kurūnda
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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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heat    ubushūhe, indugūmba, umururūmbo, ikibēngebēnge
(with high humidity) agashūhe
(male animal in) ishāshi
(to be in, animals) kwimanya
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heathen    umupagani, umushēnzi
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heir    samuragwa, umuragwa
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helper    umutabāzi, umufasha
(of the sick) umurwāza
(group of attendants or helpers to elders) ubukūngu
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hem    umubarīro, umusōzo, umukūnjo, umuzīngo
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herd    isho, ubusho
(of animals) umukuku
(of sheep) urwūri
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hill    umusozi, umudūgo, umutumba
(brow of) igikombe
(of earth, to plant in) iburi
(slope of) inkūka, akamanuko, umurwa
(top of) impīnga
(little hills) ubutumba
(very big ~) igisozi
(white ant hill) umugina
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hoe handle   umumezo, umuhini
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hole    (deep ~ in ground in grassy place) igihuma
(for planting beans) ibāngo
(in paper, cloth, container) intoboro, icehere
(in ground) ikuzimu, i kuzimu, ikinogo, icōbo, urwōbo, igishimu
(small ones like rats make) umwōbo, umwēnge
(to get a ~ in) gutoboka
(to ahve ~ from insects) kunyengetērwa
(to make ~) kunyengetēra
(to make ~ in stone) gukorogoshora
(to make a small ~ for setting out tree or plant) gukoba
(to tear a big ~, vi) kumānyuka
(to tie up ~ in sack) gutubika
(to pierce a ~) gutobora
(thing with ~ in it) umwēnge
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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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homosexual    (person) umutinganyi, umukonotsi, umuswezi, umubidadi, umugeyi
(to be gay) kunōnōka
(to have ~ intercourse) kwitomba, guswerana, kuryana akameka
(to act as ~, commit ~ acts) gutingana
(to have ~ intercourse, rude) guswerana nk'imbwa
(effeminate traditional priest) ikihindu, ikimaze
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honesty    inyankamugayo
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honored person   umuninahazwa, umutūngwa, umwūbahwa, nyakubahwa
(in adressing him), umupfāsoni
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horn    (musical) inzamba
(of animal) ihēmbe
(small, used for tobacco) inconco, iconco
(used by witch doctor) urukorōnko, inkorōnko
(maze of horns) inka zishashe amahēmbe
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house    inzu
(in ruins) umusaka
(little ~, built for spirit of one who has died) nyabugoro
(of king) ingoro
(temporary) urusāgo, igikāri
(small, cabin) akazu
(with high pointed roof) umushonge, agashūngēre
(place opposite door of ~) umukōndo
(to cause to fall down) gusambūra, gusēnyura, guhenūra
(to chase others out of ~) guturumbura
(to fall down) gusāmbuka, gusēnyuka, guhenuka
(to put roof on) gusakāra
(to repair a) gusanura
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however    mugabo, yamara, ariko, nubwo
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human    buntu
(human being) umuntu
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hunter    umuhīgi
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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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hyphen    umukwēgo, agakwego
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ignorant    (person) umutūngu, inyoberwa
(to be) kudebagura
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immunity    (med) ukwirwanira kw'umubiri
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important    ngombwa, –kuru
(person) umukuru
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impotent    (to be) kumugara
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in    mu, muri
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industrious    (person) umunyabwīra
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influence    (man of) umushīngantāhe
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inhabitant    (of Burundi) Umurundi
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inhale    gukwega impwemu
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inheritance    umwāndu, uburage, umurage, iragi
(inherited property) ishāmvu
(inherited property or position) akārōnda
(to leave ~) kuraga
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insect    igikōko, agakōko
(many small) ubukōko
(ant, flying, edible) iswa
(ant, pincher) intozi, urutozi
(ant, soldier) uburima
(ant, sugar) ikinywabūki
(ant, tiny) ubunyegeri
(ant, white) umuswa
(ant hill, white) umugina
(bedbug) igiheri, igihere
(bee) uruyūki
(bee, carpenter) imvūndēri
(bug) agasīmba
(bumblebee) impingwe
(butterfly) ikinyungunyungu, ikinyugunyugu
(centipede, small) inyōngōri
(chigoe flea) imvūnja, ivūnja
(cicada) ijeri
(cockroach) inyēnzi
(fly, big, tsetse) ikibugu
(fly, house) isāzi
(flea) imbaragasa
(gnat) agatūku, ubutūku
(grasshopper) uruhige, agahōri, igihōri
(jigger) imvūnja, ivūnja
(locust) uruyige
(louse) inda
(mosquito) umubu
(moth) ikinyungunyungu
(tick) inyōndwi, inyōndwe
(tick that causes recurrent fever) igitangu
(tiny ~ in eye) akanyarira jisho
(wasp) ivūbi
(to sting or bite) gusurira
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instrument    igikoresho
(musical, zither or harp) inānga
(monochord instrument) umuduri, indonongo
(musical, lamellophone) ikembe
(musical, with string) agahugūgu
(large bow-like instrument) idono, indono
(sharp) inkazi
(to play) kuvuza, gucurarānga
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interior    (of earth) ikuzimu, i kuzimu
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intimate    (friend) umukūnzi, somambike, pfampfe
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invalid    umurwāyi
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irrigation    (canal) umugazo
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itch    amahere, uruhere, uburyi, ukuribwa ku mubiri, ugusasatwa, ukuribwaribwa
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jam    ikonfitire, umutsima w'ivyamwa
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jar    agacupa k'umunwa wagutse
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jaw    (lower) umubangabanga
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joy    umunēzēro, ikinēzēro, akanēza
(great) akanyamunēza
(so great it hurts) ikigūmbagūmba
(cry of) impūndu
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judge    umucamānza, umucamatēka
(with final decision) kamaramagāmbo
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July    ukwēzi kwa ndwi (or, kw'indwi), Mukakaro
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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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junior    umuhererezi
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kick    umugere
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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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kraal    urugo
(entrance to king's) ikirīmba
(head of) sēnaka
(owner of) umutūngwa, nyene
(with many houses of members of one family) ikigwati
(within the kraal) intangāro
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labor    ubucumukure
(childbirth) ibise
(to ~) gutama, gucumukura
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lake    ikiyaga, itanganyika
(middle of) igezi, umutānga
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lameness    ubumuga
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lampshade    agakingamuco
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launderer    umumesūzi, umumeshi
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lazy    (person) umunebwe
(very lazy person, rude, derogative) ikinebwe
(to be) kudeha, kunebwa
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lead    (to) kwōsha, kurōngōra
(a discussion) kuremesha ikiganiro
(esp. cows) gucūra, kuyobora, gushorera
(animals to drink) gushōra
(astray) guhuvya, kuzimiza
(cows to pasture) guturutsa
(to attack) kugomora
(out, to show the way to one who is lost) kuzimurura
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leader    indōngōzi, umugabīsha, iremezo, umurōngōzi, umutegetsi
(to choose) kwātira
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leaf    ibabi, ikibabi
(banana, dry) ihuba, igihūnda
(banana, green) umutōto
(central part of banana ~) ikigongogongo
(bean) umukubi
(pumpkin) umusoma
(used for perfume) imbazi
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learn    kwīga, kwīgīshwa, gusharira
(by heart) gufata ku mutwe
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lemon    indimu
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lemon-tree    igiti c'indimu
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length    umurambararo, uburēbure
(to be of equal ~ or height) kurēha
(to arrange according to ~ or height) gusūmbanya
(to make of equal ~) kurēsha
(to not be of equal ~ or height) gusūmbana
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leper    umunyamibēmbe, umubēmbe
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liar    umubēshi, umusukanyi
(one who goes about lying) indimanya
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lid    igipfūndikizo, umupfūndikizo, umufundikizo, umufunyiko, igifunyiko
(esp. of basket) umutemere
(to take lid off basket) kurura
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lift up   gukiriza, guterura
(from ground) kurārūra
(one who is lying down) kuvyūtsa
(the head) kuraramuka
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light    (daylight) umuco
(torch, or artifical light) urumuri, amatara
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lighten    (a load) kuremurura
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lightning    umuravyo
(to flash) kurabagirana, kurabiriza, kuravya
(to be struck by) guhūndagara
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line    umurōngo
(of people, animals, etc.) umuhururu, umukuku
(typographical) umukwēgo, agakwego
(to ~ up, vi) gutōnda
(to ~ up, vt) gutōndēsha, gutōndekanya
(to march in a ~) gutōndekana
(to ~ up workers) kurārika
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lines    (or rows on baskets or cloth, e.g. corduroy) umuhiro
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lip    umunwa
(turning down of lower ~) injebejebe
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living    (together) umubāno
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lizard    umuserebanyi
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load    umutwāro, umuzigo
(to cause another to put down) gutūza
(to give someone a heavy ~) kuremēka
(to lighten) kuremurura
(to remove ~ from head) gutūra, gutūnda
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loin cloth   umukenyero
(small ~) agahūzu
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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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Lord    umwāmi, umukama
(the Lord, Eternal One) ūhoraho
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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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lovable person   umunyagikūndiro
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love    urukūndo
(strong, everlasting) akaramata
(end of loving another) agahararo
(one who loves) umukūnzi
(to fall in ~) kubēnguka
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lump    (clay, blood clot) umugoma
(in food) agatiribwa, igihōmba, ikinonko
(of bread) intore
(on back) inyōnzo
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machete    umupānga (Sw.)
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magician    umumago
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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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male    izinamuhūngu
(animal, esp. goat) impfīzi, imfīzi
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man    (married) umugabo
(of influence) umushīngantāhe
(old) umutāma
(young, unmarried) umusore
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mark    (made by hoe or axe) ibāngo
(of a blow) umuramu
(to ~) kudoma
(to have marks, scratches, as pot) gusaragurika
('get on the mark') gutuna
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marriage    (wedding) ubukwe
(go-between for) umureshi
(to act as a go-between) kuresha
(to be accompanied to, as bride is) gushingīrwa
(to be attendant for) gushingīra
(to be paid for, for ~) gukōbwa
(to go to a wedding feast) gutāha ubukwe
(to take marriage vows) kuragana
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marrow    (in bone) umusokōro
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marsh    ikidigi, urufūnzo, umurago
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master    Bwana (Sw.), umukama, umushīngantāhe, nyene
(my, our) dātabuja
(your) shōbuja
(his, her, their) shēbuja
(of an art) umuhīnga
(to be) kugaba
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mat    (grass mat to sit on) umusēzero
(made of slipt papyrus) ikigāra, ikinyāmbuga
(sleeping) ikirago
(small) umukeka
(very nice, used by king or chief) indāva
(worn-out) umusāmbi
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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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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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meek    (person) umugwanēza
(to be) gutēkereza
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member    (of group) umunywanyi
(of chief's council who listens to trials) umunyekōmbe
(of family) abavandimwe
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mending    ukuremura, ugusana
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meningitis    umugiga
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menu    ikarita ivyērekana
(set ~) imfungurwa zitegekanijwe ku munsi
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merchant    umuhānjuzi, umunyebahasha, umudāndazi
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merciful person   umunyembabazi
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messenger    intumwa, umutumwa
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metal    icūma
(foot piece on spear) umuhūnda
(ore) ubutare
(piece placed on stoves over fire to set pot on) ikinjanja
(sheet of, for roof) ibāti
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metal worker   umucuzi
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microbe    umukorobe
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middle    amacāmbwa
(in the ~) hagati
(in the ~ of day) amashōka
(in the ~ of lake, river) idāmba, umutānga
(of lake, see, jungle) igezi
(to go down the ~ of path or country) kwātīra
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milkman    umukamyi
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millet    uburo
(one head) ururo
(harvest of) igenya, igesa
(harvester) umugenyi
(to harvest) kugenya, kugesa
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minister    (servant) umusuku
(prime minister) Ministre mukuru
(cabinet minsiter) umushikiranganji
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misdeed    umuziro
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miserable person   umugōrwa
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mist    urwīrungu, igipfūngu
(to ~) kunyanyāga
(condensation) umuhisha
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mister    Bwana (Sw.), Bgana, umushīngantāhe
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mold    ifīra
(on food) umufyīra
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monarch    umukama
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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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mood    (gram.) umuvugire
(temper) ibicunduguta, imico
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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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mosquito    umubu
(~ net) umusegetera
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mother    (dearly loved) māma w'umukōndo
(my, our) māma, māwe, ma
(your) nyōko (sometimes with negative implication, rude derogative)
(his, her, their) nyina
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mould    (bricks, pottery) kubūmba, gufyātura
(mold) ifīra
(on food) umufyīra
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mountain    umusozi
(large ~) igisozi
(foot of) umucāmo
(peak) impīnga
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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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move    (vi) kwīmuka
(vt) kwīmura
(about) gutēmbēra (Sw.)
(things to another place) gutūnda, gutereka
(to another chieftanship) gucikira
(to a new location) kujōnjōra
(to cause to move) gusegenyesha
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much    cane, –inshi
(very much) rwōse
(to be too much) gucāguka
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mud    ivyōndo, uburongo, urwōndo
(black) urushānga
(to be stuck in) gushāya
(to get out of) gushāyūka
(to pull out of) gushāyūra
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muddy    (deep ~ place) ishāyo
(to be) gushāya
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multiplicand    ingwizwa
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multiplier    ingwiza
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multiply    (vi) kugwīra, gusagāra
(vt) kugwīza, gucimbataza, kwūngura
(because of having fed well, cows) kugisha
(rapidly, as insects) kujagata
(rapidly) kurōndōka
(as seeds, cows, etc.) kurondōra
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multitude    intēko, ishengero
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mumps    amasambambwika
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murder    ubwīcanyi
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murderer    umwīcanyi
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muscle    inyāma y'umubiri, umurya, umusoso, umutsi
(to be sore in) kunywāguka
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mushroom    igihepfo, igihefo, igihefu, ikizinu
(little) ubumegeri
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musical    (instrument, esp. zither) inānga
(with strings) agahugūgu
(large bow-like instrument) idono, indono
(to play) gucurarānga, kuvuza
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must    (to have to) kurīnda, gukwīra
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musty    (to get) gutūnda
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muttering    umwīdodōmbo
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nail    umugera, urumāmbo, umusumari (Sw.)
(fingernail, toenail) urwāra
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navel    umukōndo
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necklage    (chain worn on neck) umugufu
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needlework    umubarīro
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needy person   umukene
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neighbour    umuturanyi, umubānyi
(to be) kumana
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nephew    (son of brother) umuhūngwacu, umusēngezana
(nephew or niece, child of one's sister if one is a boy) umwīshwa
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nerve    umutsi
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net    (for fishing) urusēnga
(mosquito ~) umusegetera
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neuralgia    ububabare bwo mu mitsi
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newcomer    umucīkire, incīkire
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news    inkuru, amakuru, indemano, impūha
(in TV, radio) amakuru
(esp. of battle) imigūko
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niece    (daughter of sister, if a girl; daughter of brother, if boy) umukōbwacu, umukōbwanyu, umukōbwabo
(daughter of brother, if one is a girl) umusēngezana
(daughter of one's sister if one is a boy) umwīshwa
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night watchman   umurāririzi, umunyezamo (Sw.), umuzamu (Sw.)
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noble person   umupfāsoni
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noise    urwamo
(loud, frightening) umuturagaro
(esp. of battle or strife) umuvurungano
(of earthquake, or approaching storm) umugigimo
(of rain, thunder) umuhīndo
(of wind, rain, running feet, etc.) igihīnda
(to make a big) kwāsana, kubomborana, kubugiriza, gusāma
(to make a lot) kuvurungana, kuyogora
(to make a loud frightening) guturagara
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noun    izina
(class of) umutigiri
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November    ukwēzi kwa cumi na rimwe (or, kw'icumi na rimwe) Munyonyo
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oarsman    umusōza
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occupation    umurimo, igikorwa
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odor    (of scorched flesh or hair) umubabwe
(mouth ~) ubwaku
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official    (of government) umusirikare, bulamatari
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old    (age) ubukuru, zabukuru
(man) umutāma
(person) umusāza
(woman) umutāmakazi, umukamakare
(to be) kurāmba
(to be, but still strong) kugwagura, guhūmura
(to become) gusāza
(to become, woman) gukēcura
(to grow) gutāma
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one    -mwe, rimwe
(one solitary thing) urudēnde
(one banana, head of grain, etc.) umuhānyu
(to come ~ by ~) gutororokanya
(~ by ~) isorōsoro
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open    (vi) kwāturuka, gukīnguruka, gupfunduka
(vt) gufungūra (Sw.), kugarānzura, gukīngūra, gupfundurura, kurura, kwūgurura, kuzibūra
(the eyes) gukanura
(the eyes of another) guhura
(flower) kwātura
(the mouth) gutēranura umunwa, kwāsama
(mouth, or book) kubūmbūra
(suddenly, vi) kuzibūka
(to be ~ to view) kugaragara
(to be wide ~) kurāngāra
(to leave ~) kurāngāza
(space) agahīnga
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opponent    (in game) uwo muhiganwa, uwo mudasangiye umurwi, uwuhiganwa
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orange    (fruit) icunga, umucūngwe, umucūngwa
(color) umutugutu
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originate    (person) kwāka, kwānduruka, gukomoka
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outcry    imigūko
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outer    (garment) umutamana
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overflow    ibibōgabōga, umusēsekara
(place where river has overflowed the banks) ikidēngeri
(to ~) kubōgabōga, gusēsekara
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overthrow    umushombo
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owner    (of) nyene
(of kraal) umutūngwa, sēnaka
(to be sole) kwegukira
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package    uruboho, umuzigo
(of goods) ipaki
(small) itu
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pagan    umupagani
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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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pallbearer    umuhāmvyi
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palm    (of hand) ikigānza, urushi, umunwe
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parable    umugani
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paralysis    ubumuga, ugukongatara
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paralyzed    (to be) kumugara, kuremara
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parent    umuvyēyi
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part    igice, igicuri, umugabane, ikigabane, igihīmba, ingaburo
(to be ~ of) gukukira
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partition    ikibambāzi, umukīngo, urusīka, igisīka
(of reeds) impete
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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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patch    ikiremo, ikiraka, icome
(to ~) gutera ibiremo, kuremura
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path    inzira, irāngo, umuyobōro
(made by cows) umuhōra
(of water in heavy rain) umuvo
(wide) igihamo
(to go along right in, esp. animals) gutōta
(to go down the middle of) kwātīra
(to light the) kumurika
(to put on the right) guhubūra
(into rugo) umuharuro, umurombero
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pattern    ikigereranyo, igipapuro c'umuderi
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pay    ingero, urugero, igihēmbo, impēmbo
(salary) umushahara
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peace    amahoro, impore, amarembe, ihūmure, ubutekanyi
(to make ~) kubangūranya
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pen    (for writing) ipirimu
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pencil    ikaramu (Sw.)
(for slate) idushi
(~ box) agapfuko k'amakaramu
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pestle    (for grinding in mortar) umusekuzo
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pillow    umusego
(to ~ one's head) gusegura
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pin    umusumāri (Sw.), agapengeri
(clothespin) umunēngo
(safety) igikwāsho, igikwāshu
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pincer    (of wood used by snuff smokers) umunēngo
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pipe    (as hollow bamboo) umugano
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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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plan    imigabo, umugambi, integuro
(upset plans) inkomānzi
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plant    imbuto, ikimera, ibitērwa
(small) urugāmba
(small trees that start up around big one) umuvyāro
(stunted) ikirūmbirane
(young for transplanting) ingemwe
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planter    umubivyi
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plateau    (high) umugāmba
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play    (to) gukina, gufyina, gufyinata
(musical instrument) kuvuza, gucurarānga
(musical instrument vigorously) kwōmānza
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player    (of musical instrument) umucurarānzi
(sport) umukinyi
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pleurisy    umusōnga, igifuka
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plug    (stopper) igipfūndikizo, umupfūndikizo, umufundikizo
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plunderer    umusahuzi
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pneumonia    umusōnga
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pocket    umupfuko
(to take from pocket or other concealed place) kugoborora
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point    umugera, isōnga, igisōnga, umusōnga
(to reach a certain ~) kugera
(to sharpen to a ~) gusongora
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pointer    (of scales) urushinge rw'umunzane
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pollen    umurāyi
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pool    (of water) ikidēngēri, umunyika
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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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pork butcher   umuyangayanga w'ingurube
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porridge    umwengano, umusururu, igikoma
(thick bread-like) ubugari
(to stir) gushigisha
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portion    umugabane, ikigabane, ingaburo
(big, of food) irobe
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possessions    umurēngera, itūnga, imbombovu, ubutunzi, amarōnko
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pot    (clay cooking) inkono, inaga, impānge
(for water) umubīndi, umuhānge, umukātwa, ikibīndi
(coffee ~) ibirika y'ikawa
(small for butter) urwāvya, ikebano
(very large) intāngo
(with long narrow neck) agakarabo
(cooking pot) isafuriya, isafuria
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potter    umubūmvyi
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poverty-stricken    (person) umufafara, umufafare, nyarucari
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praise    ishīmwe, amatāzīrano
(person worthy of ~ or love) umunyagikūndiro
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preacher    umusigūzi
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present    (gift) ingabire, ishimwe, impano, ikado, itūro
(to give) kugabira
(to receive) gushikirwa
(to ~ a gift with something expected in return) kugemura
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priest    umuhērezi
(traditional gender-crossing ~) ikihindu, ikimaze
(catholic priest) umusaseredoti, umupadiri
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prince    (blood relationship) umuganwa
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prison    ibohero, umunyororo
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prison cell   (tiny) umugāso, ingōbāne
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prisoner    imbohe, umunyororo
(to escape) gutoroka
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prohibition    umuziro
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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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prone position   (anything in) umurambararo
(to be in) kwūbika inda
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prosperity    umugisha
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prophet    umumenyi, umuhanūzi
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protein    indemamubiri
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proverb    umugani
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puff    (with exertion) guhēka
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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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pumpkin    umwūngu, igihaza
(leaves) umusoma
(plant) uruyūzi, umuvyūka
(seed) uruyūzi
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pupil    (student) umwīgīshwa, umunyushure, umunyeshure (Rw.)
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purpose    urwēgo, umugambi, igituma
(on ~) ibigirānkana
(to do it on ~) kubigira ku mpaka
(or, ibigirankana)
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pygmy    umutwa
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queen    (wife of king, or of great chief) umwāmikazi
(ruling, mother of king) umugabekazi
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rags    agashāmbara, umushāmbara
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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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rain maker   umuvurati
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rainbow    umunywamazi, umukororōmvyi
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raise    gusokōra
(animals) gutūnga
(arm) kurāmvura, gutarika
(arm to strike, to pull a bow) kubangurira
(clamor) kugūka
(eyes) kurarama
(from dead) kuzūra
(higher) kurārūra
(in sense of increase) kwongera
(head) kurāngamiza, kwūnaka, kwūnara
(up) kumanika, kwūnaka, kurāngamiza, kwūnara, kuraramuka, kuvyūra, kuvyūtsa
(voice) kurangurura
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rank    igiti
(person of high ~) umupfāsoni
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ravine    imānga, ikimānga, umukuku
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reach    (to) gushika
(a certain point) kugera
(for) kurondera
(term, pregnancy) kuramukwa
(goal) gushika kw'ihangiro
(up) gutaramura
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recover    (get well) gukira, kurokoka
(from fear or anger) guhūmura
(sight) guhuka
(when others around are dying) kurokoza
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reddish    umugina, urugina
(to become, fruits) kubēnja
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redeemer    umucūnguzi
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regularity    (work) ubwira, umwēte mu bikorwa
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relieve    (need) gukenūra
(another, as soldier) kugombōra
(one's own need) kwīkenūra
(to go to give things to one whose house has burned) gusuhūza
(to be relieved of load) kuremurukwa
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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) kurura
(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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remuneration    ingemu
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reproach    (bringing ~ on others) ububwa
(~ a dead person thus making it hard for loved ones) kwītāmba ku muvyimba
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rescuer    umurokozi, umukiza
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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, kugūka
(against king) kugesera
(to subdue) kugandūra, kugomora, kugomoza
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revolutionary    umugesera, umugome
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rice    umuceri
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rich man   umutūnzi, umukire
(food and drink of) igiturire
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riches    itūnga, ubutūnzi, ubukire
(great) umurēngera
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righteous person   umugorotsi
(to be) kugororoka
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righteousness    inyankamugayo
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rip    gusonoroka, kubārurura
(grass from house) gukākura
(to tear a big ~) kumwanyuruka
(up, vt) gutantamura
(up, vi) gutantamuka
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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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river    urūzi
(bank) inkokoro, inkengera, inkombe
(current of) umukuba
(gentle flowing of) akayōmbēro
(middle of) umutānga, idāmba
(to cross over) kujabuka
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road    umuhanda, ibarabara, umuharuro, irāngo
(main ~) ihwaniro ry'amabarabara
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roadman    umunyubarabara
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roll    umuzīngo
(of church members) itōrero
(to roll, vi) gutembagara
(about, vt) kujegeza
(about on ground, vi) kuvurūnga, kwītēmbagaza
(along) gusegenyeza, gusegenyēsha
(over) gutēmbagaza
(up) gukuba,
(vt) kuzīnga
(up several times) kuzīngazīnga
(up, vi) kwīzingīra
(up, a skin that's been wet, vi) gukōba
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roof    igisēnge
(house with high pointed ~) umushōnge, agashūngēre
(to put on a) gusakāra
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root    umuzi, igishitsi
(of word) itsina
(to pull out by roots) kurandura, gusitura, kumomora
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rope    ingoyi, umugozi, akagozi, umuzana, ikiziriko
(to bind criminal) imvuto
(heavy) injīshi
(loop of) impururu
(made of papyrus) umuhotora
(woven or plaited) igitsibo
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row    umuhururu, umurōngo
(of people or animals) umukuku
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rower    umusōza
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rows    (on basket, cloth) umuhiro
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royal place   umurwa
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rubber    umupira (Sw.), igikawucu
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rubbish    umucafu, umwāvu
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rug    (small) umukeka
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ruins    (house in) umusaka
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ruler    umugabīsha, umugezi, umutegetsi
(to sit) kuvyāgira
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rumble    (of earthquake, or approaching storm) umugigimo
(in stomach) kuborōga, kugonga
(thunder) guhīnda
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sack    umupfuko, isaho
(burlap) igunira
(long narrow for food) indebuye
(made of skin) umukuza
(to tie neck of) kuniga
(to tie up hole in) gutubika
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sadness    akabōnge, umubabaro, intimba
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salary    igihēmbo, umushahara, impēmbo
(to demand, to ask for) guhembesha
(to pay) guhēmba, kugerera
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salt    umunyu
(native crude, made by soaking ashes of a certain plant) umugōnzo
(food without) ibise
(to give salt to domestic animals) kwūhīra
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saltcellar    agashinguramunyu
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saltshaker    agashinguramunyu
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sand    umusēnyi
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sandpit    ikinogo c'umusenyi co gushushanya mwo
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satchel    agasaho k'umunyushure
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saved    (person) umurokore
(to be) gukizwa, kurokoka
(to be for a year, beans) guhitira
(to be for several years, beans) guhitikirana, guhitirana
(something that's been saved up for a year) igihitira
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savior    umurokozi, umukiza
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saw    urukero, urukerezo, umusumēno
(to ~) gukerera
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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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scales    ibikaragāshi
(for weighing) umunzāne
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scar    inkovu
(from medical cutting) ururāsago, indāsago
(left by person scratching or biting another) inkogote
(on gourd or skin) umuguma
(of plant) ibango
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schoolbag    agasaho k'umunyushure
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scissors    umukasi, amakasi, imikasi
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scorn    umugayo, akagayo, agasūzuguro
(one who scorns others) umucōkōranyi
(spit spurted from between teeth as indication of) inyeri
(to ~) guhinyura, kunēma, kugaya, gukēngēra
(to show ~ by spitting out) gucīra inyeri
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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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seam    umubarīro
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seat    icīcaro
(bench) intebe ndende ifise umudo
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secret    ibānga
(to betray) kumena ibānga, guhemuka
(one who can't keep) igihururu
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section    (of people) umuco, igico
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security    umutēkano, ingwāti
(to give as pledge or security) kugwatiriza
(to receive back) kugwatūra
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see    kubona
(after being blind) guhuka
(see here!) erega
(that someone wishes to see you alone) gukebuka
(through deceit) guhinyura
(with comprehension) kurabukwa
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segment    (of population) umuco, igico
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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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serum    serumu, iserumu
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servant    umushūmba, umusuku
(girl) incokere
(esp. at table) umugabuzi
(female) umuja
(male) umugaragu
(trusted, favorite) umukevyi
(to be ~ to) kujakarira, gusukūrira
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sever    (to) guca
(with one blow) gutemura
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severe    (person) umuhāmbāzi
(one who is great, severe, wise) akaranda
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sewing    umubarīro
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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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shaved    (to be) kumōbwa
(to have hair ~ off) kwīkera
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sheaf    (of grain) umukama
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shear    (to ~, as sheep) gukēra
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shell    (of gun) urusoro
(peanuts, etc.) ibishishwa
(egg) ikibarara
(carapace) ikigaragamba, umuruka
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shelter    (from rain, crude) umutāra
(for animals) uruhongore
(for cows) irāro
(to ~) gukīnga
(to ~ oneself behind) kwīkingiriza
(to take ~ in rain) kwūgama
(to give ~) kwūgamīsha
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shin    umurundi
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shine    kwāka, kumurika
(brilliantly) kuyagiriza
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shiver    (to) kudēgedwa, kudēgemwa, kujugumira, guhīnda agashitsi, kuja mu gashitsi
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shoot    (sprout) umunago
(tiny, of bean or other plant) umugoreko
(new shoots of grass, fresh pasture) umugutu
(to send forth shoots) gutōha
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shopkeeper    umunyabutike
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shopper    (in shop) umuguzi, umuranguzi, umukiriya
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show    kwereka, kwerekana, gufurūra, guserura, kubonēsha
(contempt, by spitting) gucīra inyeri
(off) kwīkakīsha
(oneself) kwibonekeza, kwībūra
(the way) guhubūra, kurangīra, kuyobora
(the way to one who is lost) kuzimurura
(to not ~ one's feelings) kwīrengagiza
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sibling    umuvukanyi
(my ~ of the same sex) mwēne wācu
(to be) kuvūkana
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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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sigh    guhēka, guhumēka, kuniha
(with disgust or displeasure) guhigimānga
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sight    (come into) kurēnguka
(to pass out of) kurēngēra
(to recover) guhuka
(to restore) guhura
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sin    icāha, igicumuro, ikigabitānyo
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singing    ururirimbo, indirīmbo
(dancing with ~) uruvyino
(pastoral ~, sung poetry) ibicuba
(sung legend) igitito
(post-drinking song) amayaya
(pastoral ~) umuvovoto
(sentimental evening ~) ikilito
(~ for the hunt) gukokeza
(to lead in ~) kuririmbisha
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single    (one) -mwe, umwe, rumwe etc.
(one banana, head of grain, etc.) umuhānyu
(single object) urudēnde
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sinner    umunyavyāha
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sister    mwēne data, mwēne se, mwēne nyina
(older ~ of girl) mukuru, mukurwanje
(of boy) mushiki
(younger ~ of girl) mutoyi, murumuna
(of my father) māsenge
(of your father) nyogosenge
(of his, her, their father) inasenge
(of man's sister or woman's brother) mwishwa
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sister-in-law    (my) muramukazanje
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sit    kwīcara
(to ~ fidgeting, or to go from place to place to ~ because others speak evil of you) kuyugayuga
(of kings or rulers) kuvyāgira
(together talking for a long time) gutūrika
(to fix up nice place to ~) gusēzera
(place to ~) icīcaro, umusēzero
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skilled    inkerebutsi
(person) umuhānga, umuhīnga, umuhizi, umugesera, umufūndi (Sw.), umuntu w'inkuba
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skinned    (to be ~ by a blow) kuramuka
(to be ~ by falling) gukunguka
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skunk    umusakanyika
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slanderer    umucōkōranyi
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slave    umugurano
(slave trader) umuguranyi
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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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slide    (to) kunyika, gusiduka, gutemuka
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slope    inkingu
(of hill) inkūka, akamanuko, umurwa
(steep) agahanamo
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snare    akamashu, umutego, imero
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sneeze    kwāsamura
(to get in nose and cause to ~, as pepper) gusagāra
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soil    ivu, agataka
(with much clay in it) inōmbe
(to soften up) kwōrohereza
(to be worn out) gutītūka
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soldier    ingabo, umusirigana, umusoda, umusirikare, intōre
(ants) uburima
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son    umuhūngu
(of) mwene
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soot    umusēngesēnge, umuvyiro
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sore    igikomere
(little) akarōnda
(to be) gutonekara
(in one's muscles) kunywāguka
(to hit a ~ place) gutoneka
(to have running sores) kujējēta
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sorrow    umubabaro, akabōnge, agahīnda, ishavu, intūntu, intimba
(words that remains in heart causing sorrow) isata burēnge
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sound    (whirring, wind blowing through things, or stick whipped through air) umuvuguvugu
(well) kwūmvīkana
(to make a bubbling ~) gusāma
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sower    umubivyi
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spare parts   (cloths) igitambara baremuza yatabutse
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spark    isase, umusēngesēnge
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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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spine    uruti rw'umugongo
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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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spirit    (alcoholic) rutuku, umuraha
(med) arukoro, ubwayi
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spokesman    imvuzi, umuvuzi
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spoon    ikiyīko
(large wooden ~) umucumbisho
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spot    ibara, indome, irabagu, ikirabagu, agasembwa
(in sense of dirt) icēyi
(opposite door of house) umukōndo
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spring    umugezi, isōko, imbizi
(thermal ~) amashūha
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sprout    umugera, ingūndu, umunago
(bean) umugōndōra
(sorghum) ikirōnge
(to ~) kumera
(to ~, millet) gusēsa
(after cutting) kunaga
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spurting    (of blood) umupfūnda
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spurts    (to grow rapidly in) kuvugumuka
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spy    umutasi, inderetsi
(to ~) gutata
(to ~ on) gusūra
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squash    umwūngu, igikunga
(leaves) umusoma
(seed, plant) uruyūzi
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staring    (in evil manner) umufyure
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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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steam    umuhīsha, umwūka
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stem    umutūmba
(of word) itsina
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stern    (of boat) umukōndo
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stethoscope    icuma gipima itera ry'umutima, icuma gipima indihaguzi
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steward    umujēnāma, umujanāma
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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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sting    (of bee) urubōyi, umugera
(to ~ or bite, insect) gusurira
(sharpness of beer, etc.) ubukare
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stir    gucucuma, kuvānga, kuvāngavānga, kuvurūnga
(around) gucambagirana
(in one's sleep) guhahamuka
(porridge) gushigisha
(up trouble) kugūka
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stitch    umubariro wo ku ruhande
(to ~ up) gusubira, kubarīra
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stomach    inda, umushīshīto
(big, fat) ikizeze
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stopper    igipfūndikizo, umupfūndikizo, umufundikizo
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storekeeper    umunyabutike
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storm    (wind and rain) inkūbi
(wind) inkūrūma
(noise of approaching) umugigimo
(thunderstorm) ikivura
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story    (in sense of fable) umugani
(in sense of riddle) igisōkōzanyo
(fairy) igitiko
(news) inkuru
(sung legend) igitito
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strain    (muscle) gukāshuka, guhānyuka
(water) kumimina
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stranger    umunyamahānga, umunyankīko
(from across border) injabuka
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streak    (caused by water, sweat) umukororōmvyi
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stream    icōgo, urūzi
(current of) umukuba
(middle of) umutānga, idāmba
(tiny) umugēnde, imbizi
(winding) ikigobe
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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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string    umugozi, akagozi
(of bow) uruvuto
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strip    (leaves from tree or stick) gukōkōra
(one of his clothing) gukoba, gukākagura
(cloth) igitabu c'impuzu
(paper) umuzingo
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stripe    (from beating) umumyōre
(mark of a blow) umuramu
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strong    (person) umunyenkomezi
(something which appears to be ~, but is weak) igihōmbe
(to be) guhāngama, gukomera, kurema, kurama, kunōnōka
(to be very) gutetera, gushikama
(to make) gukomeza
(to make very) gushikama
(to remain) gushikama
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stuck    (in mud) gushāya
(to get) guhamāngira
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stuff    (to ~ a mattress) kugira umudo, gukora umudo
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sub-chief    umutwāre
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sucker    (on plant) ingūndu, umuvyāro
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suffer    kubabara, gucumukura
(because of certain thing) kuzira
(much) gusinzikara
(pain without complaint) kwīyumānganya
(to cause to) kubabaza, gusinzikaza
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suffering    umubabaro, ibara
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Sunday    icūmwēru, umusi w'Imāna, kuw'Imāna, kuwa Mungu (Sw.), kw'iyīnga
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sundown    (toward) umuhīngamo
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superintendent    umushikirwa, umuntu ahishirigwa
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superstition    (observing certain days) kuziririza
(pagan ~) ubuzimuzimu
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surgeon    umuganga abaga abantu
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surplus    umusesekara, igisāga
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surprise    (to) kujegeza, kujorera, gutangāza
(to be taken by) gufata mpiri
(to jump in) guhababuka, kuzanzamuka
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swallow    kumira, gutamira
(gluttonously) kumiragura
(to give too much to ~ at one time) kuramagiza
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swamp    urufūnzo, umurago, ikidigi
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sweater    umupira (Sw.)
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swell    kuvyīmba, kubōmboka, gutumba
(as beans) gukakama
(as beans, bread) gututūmba
(bread) gukuka
(esp. dead animal, also beans) gutumbagana
(in welts) kuramura
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tadpole    ikinyamurobo
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tail    umurīzo
(to cut off tail of animal) gukēra
(to wag ~) kuzungagiza
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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) kurura
(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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tale    umugani
(to tell ~s) gutika
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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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tan    (hides) guhara, guhaza
(color) umuyēnzi
(goats' hair) umufumbēre
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tanner    umuhazi
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task    igikorwa, akazi, umurimo
(assigned) ibāngo
(to begin ~) kwāhuka
(to be one's) kwegukirae.g. negukiye kwigisha
(to cause to work at several ~ at once) kujuragiza
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tax    ikōri, ibirāre
(to collect) gutōreza
(tax official, tax collector) umutozakori
(to pay taxes) gutanga ikōri
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tax collector   umutōza,