we    twebwe, tweho
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we   you (sing.)
weho you, etc. (in contrast to another)
nāwe and you
nkāwe like you
yewe! you there! (sing.), (exclamation of surprise)
yemwe! you there!
yemwe gaye! (exclamation of astonishment)
  he, she, him, her
na wē and he, and she
nka wē like him, like her
-we     adj    your (sg.)
-iwe     adj    his, her
-mwe   adj    1. one, single, 2. some (with pl. prefix), 3. same, (see hamwe, kumwe, kimwe, rimwe, rimwe na rimwe)
-kenewe   adj    necessary
turikumwe   phr    we are together, we'll stay in touch, we'll see us (greeting when parting from friends)
tbwe   we, us
tweho we (in contrast to others)
nātwe and we, us
nkātwe like us
twempi both of us
twese all of us
anyone    umuntu uwo ari we wese, uwariwe wese
En-En dictionary 
us    twebwe, tweho
(and us, we) nātwe
(both of us) twempi
(all of us) twese
(like us) nkātwe
En-En dictionary 
twe   we
hamwe   adv    1. together, here together, 2. equally, even, same
kimwe   adv    similarly, likewise, comparably, correspondingly (from -mwe)
rimwe   adv    once
agatwe   7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
(no pl.) roof top
ubukwe     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
ubumwe     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
emwe   excl    you there!
jēwe     I, me
jeho I (in contrast to another)
nānje and I (me)
nkānje like me
nāwe   and you
wewe   you (sing.)
wēwe   he, she
yewe   excl    you there! (sing.), (exclamation of surprise)
dāwe (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
my, our father
māwe     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
my (our) mother
kumwe   adv    together with, together as one
nkāwe   like you
sabwe     excl    present! here! (exclamation to a superior, lit. let it be asked)
yemwe   excl    you there!
ikēkwe     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
(no pl.) mistrust, doubt
ikinūbwe     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
(no pl.) hard feelings, grudgingly
imirarwe    2    (no sing.) 1. sassiness, 2. impoliteness
ingwe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
ububabwe   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
ubunebwe     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) laziness
uruhorwe     6  class 6
singular: uru-
(no pl.) unmixed beer (undiluted)
mwēbwe     you (pl.)
mho you, in contrast to others
nāmwe and you
nkāmwe like you
agatēmbwe     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
(no pl.) cliff, steep place
akagōngwe     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
(no pl.) 1. pity, 2. compassion
ibikenewe  4    1. need, 2. necessity, essential thing
icārimwe     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
(no pl.) all together, in unison
inyakamwe     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
person living alone, one by himself
uduharawe    7    small red beans
umukwe (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
bridegroom, groom
umunwe (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
hand (esp. palm)
umutwe (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
1. head, 2. mind
hambewe   excl    (exclamation of surprise)
rurabwe     seeing one indistinctly because he went too fast
yambewe   excl    (an exclamation of surprise)
mwīriwe    n    1. good afternoon, good evening, 2. hello (in afternoon/evening, greeting used when meeting for second time same day)
sebukwe (ba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
father-in-law (of someone else)
isambwe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
ishīmwe (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. praise, 2. gift of thanks, 3. compliment
ishūrwe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
itāmbwe (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
measure (by hand or by steps)
impuhwe (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
mercy (actually the fear to hurt another because you love or pity him)
indimwe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
abavandimwe family members
indurwe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
gall, bile
ingemwe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
young plants to be transplanted
urwedengwe   6  class 6
singular: uru-
women's dance, characterized by movement of the shoulders, Ngozi and Buyenzi regions
ntanumwe   phr    nobody, no one
inabukwe (ba inabukwe-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
agashūrurwe     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
(no pl.) whirlwind
akāhebwe (utw-)     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
1. something forsaken, 2. worn out thing
icāgezwe (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
ikinebwe (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
very lazy person (rude, derogative)
imbwēbwe (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
jackal, fox
impingwe (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
intāmbwe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
inyōndwe (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
tick (insect)
ivyōngoshwe    4    whispers (sound of)
muramuwe (ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
brother-in-law (his, her)
murumwanje my brother-in-law
ubuhīrwe (ama-)     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
plural: ama-
1. blessing, 2. chance, good fortune, 3. privilege, benefit, advantage, 4. fun
ubusagwe (ama-)     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
plural: ama-
poison of snake or other animal (in mouth)
umubabwe (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
odor (of scorched flesh or hair)
umuhīrwe (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
fortunate person
umunebwe (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
lazy person
utwōngoshwe  7    whispers (sound of)
akamwemwe (utu-)     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
igihembwe (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
semester, school term
ikibitswe (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
stock (from kubīkwa)
ikigongwe (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. mercy, 2. pardon, forgiveness, 3. pity
indogobwe (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
ubusugurirwe     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) anger (note above)
umucūngwe (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
orange (fruit)
umugāmbwe (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
political party
nta n'umwe   phr    nobody, no one
ntanakimwe   adj    nothing
nyōkobukwe     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
your mother-in-law
icahinguwe (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
product, article, manufactured item, something fabricated
kugwa mu gahundwe (-gūye)   phr    to be dumbfounded
tega iminwe   phr    hold out your hands
ishirahamwe (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
association, NGO, organisation
ikishingūwe (-shingūye) (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
stock (from gushingūra)
imvugarimwe (im-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
all speaking together
umuvandimwe (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
family member
urubangāngwe (im-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
wheel (made of wood or reeds long ago, now bicycle wheel)
gutāha ubukwe (-tāshe)   phr    to go to wedding feast
mu maso hiwe   phr    in his face
nta na kimwe   phr    neither, none
rimwe na rimwe   phr    sometimes
umubambāngwe (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
thorn tree
ururangiranwe (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
1. something well known, 2. person well known
kumeneka umutwe   phr    to have a headache
ikirangiranwe (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. something well known, 2. person well known
ikiyayuramutwe (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
drug addiction
kuzūnguza umutwe (-zūnguje)   phr    to shake one's head in anger or disgust
nigiria ikigongwe   phr    excuse me
ni vyiza kubonana nāwe   phr    nice to meet you, nice to see you
-bisi   adj    1. raw, uncooked, 2. fresh, 3. cold, cool, 4. wet
-mpi   adj    both (bōmpi, tmpi, mmpi, etc.)
agatēte (udu-)     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
1. pieces of a certain kind of grass used for weaving, 2. bits of things used by witch doctor to divine
akabindo (utu-  7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
napkin, sanitary towel
akagomba (utu-)     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
akarīnda (utu-)     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
plural: utu-,udu-
akēnese     7  class 7
singular: aka-,aga-
1. hatred or jealousy among members of a polygamous family, 2. projection of any kind of building (such as church tower, comb on house, etc.)
amarēba    5    (no sing.) magic, miraculous things (not by God's power)
amarira    5    (no sing.) weeping
ariko     conj    but, however
bihurugūshwi    4    kwumva bihurugushwi to be unable to hear well
da   1  class 1
singular: umu-
(my) father (short form of dawe)
gucobogora (-cobogoye)     v    1. to become poor after wealth, 2. to be tired and discouraged
gucobogoza (-cobogoje)     v    1. to wear out (vt), 2. to exhaust, 3. to exaggerate, 4. to speak hatefully to another, 5. to tarnish, besmirch, smirch
gucūka (-cūtse)     v    1. to dry up (breasts), 2. to be weaned (baby)
gucurīra (-curīriye)     v    1. to call to someone that cannot answer, 2. to make fun of someone by recalling the good he has lost
gucūtsa (-cūkije)     v    to wean
gufata neza (-fashe)   phr    1. to manage well, 2. to be responsible
gufuba (-fuvye)     v    1. to wear, 2. to hide (vi)
gufurāngana (-furānganye)     v    to turn bad suddenly (weather, attitude, etc.)
gufurungana (-furunganye)     v    to turn bad suddenly (weather, person's attitude, etc.)
guha ikāze (-haye)   phr    to welcome
guhekenywa (-hekenywe)     v    to be chewed
guherekezwa (-herekejwe)     v    1. to be followed, 2. to be accompanied
guheza (-heje)     v    1. to finish, to complete, to end (vt), 2. to achieve, 3. to conclude, 4. to exhaust
(often used for 'then' when one action is directly followed by another, e.g. Umwigisha ahanura abana, araheza arabasezera = the teacher admonished the children, then he bid them goodbye)
guhīngūra (-hīngūye)     v    1. to answer (as on exam), 2. find the solution, 3. to repair or improve another's work, 4. to exercise an art, trade, 5. be skillful, to perfect, 6. to return from running away
guhombōza (-hombōje)     v    to use up or wear out completely
guhūnda (-hūnze)     v    1. to wear many clothes, 2. to form grains
guhwahuka (-hwahutse)     v    to be light (in weight)
guhwahura (-hwahuye)     v    to make light (weight)
guhwerwa (-hwewe)     v    to be weaned (animal)
guhweza (-hweje)     v    to wean (of animals)
guhwihwisha (-hwihwishe)     v    1. to not be certain who a person is, 2. to go carefully because you don't know the path well
gukakama (-kakamye)     v    1. to be exuberant, vivacious, 2. to increase, 3. to swell or rise (as beans, etc.)
gukakamisha (-kakamishije)     v    to cause to rise, swell
gukāma (-kāmye)     v    to praise the wealth of another
gukavya (-kabiye)     v    to put food in sun to dry, to dry up (flower, corn silk)
gukēba (-kēvye)     v    1. to be jealous (esp. between wives), 2. to mistrust
gukenyera (-kenyeye)     v    1. to persist patiently, 2. prepare to fight, 3. to wear belt, girdle, to tie in at waist
gukēra (-kēreye)     v    1. to rejoice at arrival of someone, 2. give warm welcome (one does not say it of himself)
gukira (-kize)     v    1. to get well, recover, heal (vi), 2. to be safe, 3. to be rich
gukoba (-kovye)     v    1. to make a litle hole in ground for planting a tree or plant, 2. to dig up sweet potato with fingers, dig as chicken does, 3. to strip one of his clothing
gukōba (-kōvye)     v    to draw up, roll up (vi), (e.g. a skin that's been wet)
gukomera (-komeye)     v    1. to be well, to be strong, to be in good health, 2. to be difficult, to be hard, to be tough, robust, 3. to strike at, for
gukubūra (-kubūye)     v    to sweep, clean with brush
gukubūrira (-kubūriye)     v    to sweep at, for
gukubūrwa (-kubūwe)     v    to be swept
gukubūza (-kubūje)     v    to sweep with, help to sweep, cause to sweep
gukuka (-kutse)   v    to rise, to swell (of anything containing leaven)
gukuririrwa (-kuririwe)     v    to be followed, to have younger brothers or sisters
gupfundika (-pfunditse)     v    1. to weave, 2. to knot
gupima (-pinye)     v    (Sw.) 1. to measure, 2. to examine, to assess, 3. to weigh, 4. to rate, to evaluate
gusanganira (-sanganiye)     v    1. to go to meet, 2. to greet, 3. to welcome
gushīngira (-shīngiye)     v    to be a wedding attendant
gushīngirwa (-shīngiwe)     v    to be accompanied to wedding (as bride is)
gushira (-shize)     v    1. to put, to place, 2. to wear out, to finish (vi)
gushiringitira (-shiringitiye)     v    1. to rub to keep from swelling, 2. to be consumed (e.g. candle)
gusimbagurika (-simbaguritse)     v    1. to jump, leap, 2. to do or answer quickly without thinking, 3. to pound (heart)
gusobanganya (-sobanganije)     v    to thoroughly mix up, interweave
gusobanya (-sobanije)     v    to interlace, weave
gusonoroka (-sonorotse)     v    (Sw.) 1. to rip (vi), 2. to come unsewed
gusorora (-soroye)     v    to come up thickly and thus not do well (of plants)
gusōsa (-sose)     v    1. to taste good, have good flavor, 2. to be sweet
gusōza (-shoje)     v    1. to finish weaving an article, 2. to row, to paddle (boat)
gusūriranya (-sūriranije)     v    to splash and tumble (water in river), to tear along (as rain sweeps away everything), to dig out grass rapidly, to do quickly
gutamirwa (-tamiwe)     v    to be swallowed, put in mouth
gutamiza (-tamije)     v    to tire out, wear out (vt)
gutamya (-tamije)     v    1. to exhaust, 2. to weary, 3. to be beyond what one can do
gutara (-taze)     v    1. to be late (of rains), to not fall, 2. to put near fire to dry, scorch or roast, 3. to put beer in a warm place, 4. to argue and swear that you're right, 5. to take one's case to chief knowing you're right
gutēgekanya (-tēgekanije)     v    1. to hesitate between two actions, 2. to have several plans of what to do so that at least one will please the other people, 3. to have two methods of defending yourself, but use the one you hadn't planned on
gutēkereza (-tēkereje)     v    to be meek, mild, well-behaved
gutītūra (-tītūye)     v    1. to hate, despise, 2. to disillusion, 3. to cause people to hate that which they had liked, 4. to lose original force, to weaken
gutobora (-toboye)     v    1. to pierce, make a hole, 2. to speak distinctly, 3. to be straight-forward, to have nothing to hide, 4. to hear well, 5. to complete a thing
gutsiba (-tsivye)     v    to weave, plait
gutuka (-tutse)     v    1. to slander, 2. to swear at, 3. to insult
gutumba (-tumvye)   v    to swell
gutumbagana (-tumbaganye)     v    to be swollen, to swell (esp. of dead animals, also of beans, etc.)
gutūnda (-tūnze)     v    1. to get mildewed, musty, 2. to move things to another place, to unload
gutura (-tuye)   v    to live at, to dwell, to inhabite, to reside
gututūmba (-tutūmvye)   v    to ferment, to swell (as bread, beans, etc.)
gutwīkīra (-twīkīriye)   v    to cover well, to veil, to disguise
hagati   adv    between, in the middle, in the midst of, in the center
iburēngerazūba    n    west, westwards
icūmwēru (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. Sunday, 2. week (Rw)
icūya (ivy-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. civet cat, 2. perspiration, sweat
kubira icuya to perspire
igihēko (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
amulet, charm (article supposed to have special power to protect)
igihōmbe (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
something which appears to be strong but is weak
igihuma (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
deep hole in ground in a grassy place where pregnant girls and lepers were thrown
igikānge (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
ghost (thing which resembles person but has supernatural powers)
igikombe (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
brow of hill, slopes between two hills
igisubizo (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. response, reply, answer, 2. outcome, result
igitangurirwa (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. spider, 2. spider web
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)
ikabutura (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
short trousers, shorts (not underwear)
ikambambiri (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
sandal with strap between the big and other toes
ikariso (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
underwear, slip, boxer shorts (from Fr. caleçon)
ikāze     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
(noun, no pl.) welcome
ikēba    n    1. jealously (esp. between wives of same husband), 2. speaking evil of another with whom you share work
ikembe (i-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
lamellophone composed of a hollowed-out box on which are fixed strips of metal or bamboo of various lengths
ikidēngēri (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
pool, place where water has overflowed its banks, floods
ikijūmbu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
sweet potato
ikijūmpu (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
sweet potato
ikiragamo (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
dwelling place, housing
ikirangiranwa   4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
(no pl.) well known person or thing
ikirēre (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. sky, 2. air, weather, atmosphere
ikirungu (ibi-)     4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
bulb (as of flower)
ikivyīmba (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
1. tumor, 2. swelling (from kuvyīmba)
ikizungu (ibi-  4  class 4
singular: iki-,ic-
plural: ibi-,ivy-
anything of European or westerners culture
imbaraga (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. strength, power, 2. authority, 3. potency
imbeho (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. cold (weather), 2. winter
impīngūro (im-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
answers (as on an exam), redoing an unsatisfactory job
inabuderi (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
kind of sweet potato
inakwezi (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
kind of sweet potato
inangoma (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
kind of sweet potato
inanyaru (i-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
kind of sweet potato
indushi (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
weary, unfortunate person
indwi     1. seven, seven times, 2. week
indwi iheze   phr    last week
indwi iza   next week
ingānji (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
power, authority
injebejebe (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
wrinkle (actually, turning down of lower lip), red thing on chicken below beak (wattle)
inkukūra (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
very heavy rain (sweeps away crops or hillsides)
intege nke   phr    weakness
intorobwa (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
ovary of flower
intwāri (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
one who has power, goodness, courage
intwāro (in-  3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
inyambarabāmi (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
king's clothing, esp. animal skins worn by kings or great chiefs, or jewels
inyeri (in-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. spit, spurted from between teeth as indication of scorn, 2. contempt, scorn
inyīshu (iny-)     3  class 3
singular: i-,in-
plural: i-,in-
1. answer, reply, 2. payment of debt
iriba (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
well, valley with water
isage (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
pistil of flower
isōgi (ama-)     5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
edible weed (for greens)
iyīnga (ama-  5  class 5
singular: i-,iri-
plural: ama-
week, Sunday
karibu   excl    welcome (from Sw., lit: draw near)
kāze     excl    welcome
kira   phr    bless you! get well! (imperative of gukira)
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
igihba, 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 ~
ku musase     phr    morning between 9 and 10 o'clock
kubaduka (-badutse)     v    1. to get up quickly, 2. to grow well
kubagara (-bagaye)     v    to weed by hand
kubagarira (-bagariye)     v    to weed for, at
kubagarwa (-bagawe)     v    to be weeded
kubagaza (-bagaje)     v    to cause to weed
kubāndūka (-bāndūtse)     v    to rise (of sun) (e.g. umutnzi urabandutse)
kubira icuya (-bize)   phr    to perspire, to sweat
kubōmboka (-bōmbotse)     v    1. to swell up, 2. get big (e.g. skin in water), 3. get soft in water (from kubomba)
kubūngwa (-būnzwe)     v    1. to be wormy, 2. to have weevils
kubura Shinge na Rugero (-buze)   phr    to lose control, to fail badly (Shinge and Rugero are two strategic hills that Rwanda lost to Burundi in a famous historic battle between the two kingdoms)
kudendebukirwa (-dendebukiwe)     v    1. to be weak, 2. to be tired without reason, 3. to be faint
kudūndēga (-dūndēze)     v    1. to be still alive, 2. to be well (often used of old people)
kugabanuka (-gabanutse)     v    1. to diminish, to reduce, 2. to be weak, 3. to separate oneself
kuganūka (-ganūtse)     v    1. to send greetings, 2. to go home (often used in farewell to one's superior: ndaganutse)
kugānza (-gānje)     v    to rule over, govern (past also njije)
ganza, sabwe! long live the king! (greeting to superior)
kugēnza (-gēnjeje)     v    1. to watch carefully, 2. to cause to go well, 3. to lie in wait for
kugenzūra (-genzūye)     v    1. to judge weather by sky, 2. to try to know something, 3. seek information, 4. to inspect
kugira intege (-gize)   phr    to be weak
kugisha (-gishije)     v    1. to take to greener pastures, 2. to increase, multiply (because of having fed well) (vi)
kugōgōra (-gōgōye)     v    to get very thin, lose a lot of weight
kugoyagoya (-goyagoye)     v    1. to do something unwillingly, 2. to be weak, 3. to limp, 4. to go slowly, 5. to be about to die, 6. to flutter, 7. waver (as flame in wind)
kuguma (-gumye)     v    1. to stay, remain, abide, 2. to dwell, 3. to be hard, 4. to be well
kugurika (-guritse)     v    to sell well (from kugura)
kujīsha (-jīshe)     v    1. to weave, knit, tie cow's legs while milking, 2. to make wax for honey (bees), 3. to close doors (used only in speaking of royal palace)
kujīshira (-jīshiye)     v    to weave at, for
kujīshīsha (-jīshīshije)     v    to cause to weave, weave with
kujōba (-jōvye)     v    to be soaked, dripping wet
kumadika (-maditse)     v    1. to plate as with silver, 2. to weld, 3. to graft tree, 4. to trade butter for other things
kumanura (-manuye)     v    to lower, cause to descend, bring down, take down, drop down
kumenyēkana (-menyēkanye)     v    to be well known
kumirwa (-mizwe)     v    to be swallowed
kumugara (-mugaye)     v    1. to be or become weak, 2. to be impotent, 3. to be paralyzed
kunamba (-namvye)   v    1. to struggle, have a difficult life, 2. to lose weight
kunya (-neye)     v    to defecate, to do a pooh, to excrete, to have a bowel movement
kunyāgira (-nyāgiye)     v    to drench, wet (rain)
kunyāgirwa (-nyāgiwe)     v    to get wet in the rain
kunyāgiza (-nyāgije)     v    to cause to get wet, expose to rain
kunyīngisha (-nyīngishije)     v    to shake down (as when measuring), to rub a bump so it doesn't swell or hurt
kunyura (-nyuze)     v    1. to go back and forth, 2. to come across, 3. to pass between, 4. travel through a country, 5. to undergo, go through
kurahīra (-rahīye)     v    to vow, swear, take oath
kuramagura (-ramaguye)     v    to beat (raising welts)
kurambira (-rambiye)     v    to weary by a long speech or delay
kurambirwa (-rambiwe)     v    1. to be wearied by long speech or delay, 2. to become impatient, 3. to be bored
kuramuka (-ramutse)     v    1. to be, to start the day
aramutse agenda and then he went
2. to be skinned by a blow
kuramura (-ramuye)     v    1. to swell up in welts (when beaten or burned), 2. to strike another and peel the skin off, 3. to put temper in metal, 4. to wean
kurandagura (-randaguye)     v    to resist or fight, to eat, bite (as animal, pain), to weed out grass quickly
kurangiranwa (-rangiraniwe)     v    to be well known
kuregarega (-regareze)     v    1. to be weak and floppy, 2. to work carelessly wanting to quit, 3. to work lazily
kurehereza (-rehereje)     v    to act as go-between for
kurēmba (-rēmvye)     v    1. to be smooth, silky soft, 2. to put forth new leaves, 3. to be fresh, attractive (person), 4. to get well after serious illness
kuremēra (-remēreye)     v    to be heavy, to weigh down
kuremērwa (-remērewe)     v    1. to be weighed down, heavy-laden, 2. to be pregnant
kurēngagiza (-rēngagije)     v    to wait, delay to answer, to do a sloppy job
kurēnguka (-rēngutse)     v    1. to approach, come into sight, 2. to introduce oneself, 3. to answer to a superior when called, to come running
kuresha (-reheje)     v    1. to act as go-between for a marriage, 2. to negotiate
kuriba (-rivye)     v    to weigh (vi), be heavy
kurira (-rize)     v    to cry, weep
kuririra (-ririye)     v    to weep over
kuririrwa (-ririwe)     v    to be wept over
kuriza (-rijije)     v    to cause to weep
kurizwa (-rijijwe)     v    to be caused to weep
kurokoka (-rokotse)     v    1. to get well, 2. to be saved
kurokoza (-rokoje)     v    to get well when others around are dying, to save by means of
kuruha (-rushe)     v    to be tired, weary
kuruhira (-ruhiye)     v    1. to do the work of another without approval, 2. to get weary at, for
kuruhīsha (-ruhīshije)     v    to make weary
kuryāgūmba (-ryāgūmvye)     v    to answer back lots of words to one who reproves you
kuvūmbura (-vūmbuye)   v    1. to have natural intelligence (yavumbuye ubwenge), 2. to pick up droppings of animals and put them in garden
kuvyīmba (-vyīmvye)   v    to swell up
kuvyimbīsha (-vyimbīshije)   v    to cause to swell
kuvyimbīshwa (-vyimbīshijwe)   v    to be caused to swell
kuvyīmbūka (-vyīmbūtse)   v    to reduce swelling (vi)
kuvyīmbūra (-vyīmbūye)   v    to reduce swelling (vt)
kuwa gatatu  n    Wednesday
kuyōka (-yōtse)   v    to diminish (vi), to get thin, to not be well
kuzibūka (-zibūtse)   v    to open (vi), clear (vi), to hear well suddenly (vi)
kuziza (-zize)   v    to forbid (because you don't want him to get along well), to harm or kill because of revenge
kwābīra (-ābīriye)   v    1. to wed, to marry, 2. to receive, 3. to reach out for
kwābīrana (-ābīranye)   v    1. to wed each other, to marry each other, 2. to receive each other, 3. to reach out for each other
kwāmbara (-āmbaye)     v    to wear, to put on (clothes), to dress oneself
kwāna (-ānye)     v    to weep (baby)
kwānīra (-ānīriye)     v    to weep
kwātura (-ātuye)     v    1. to make known, 2. bring into open from hidden place, 3. to confess, 4. to pronounce clearly, to articulate, 5. to open (flower)
kwēnzūra (-ēnzūye)     v    1. to sweep, clean up, 2. to burst into light (dawn), 3. to have guest arrive just as food is all consumed
kwēyēra (-ēyēye)     v    to sweep, to dust
kwēyērera (-ēyērereye)     v    to sweep at, for
kwēyēreza (-ēyēreje)     v    to cause to sweep, sweep with
kwēyērwa (-ēyērewe)     v    to be swept, cleaned
kwēza (-ējeje)     v    1. to purify, to cleanse, 2. to make white (from kwera)
kwīrengagiza (-īrengagije)     v    1. to procrastinate, 2. put off doing what one should, 3. to act indifferent, 4. to ignore someone, 5. to not give answer when asked, 6. to not show one's feelings, be reserved
kwīrimbūra (-īrimbūye)     v    1. to think, to consider, to weigh pros and cons, 2. to acknowledge to oneself one's guilt
kwīririra (-īririye)     v    1. to weep for oneself, 2. to be worried
kwīriza (-īrijije)     v    to cause oneself to weep, weep without reason
kwīshura (-īshuye)     v    1. to answer, to reply, to respond, 2. to pay, 3. to pay a debt
kwīshurira (-īshuriye)     v    1. to answer, 2. to pay at, for
kwīshuriza (-īshurije)     v    1. to cause to pay, 2. to answer by
kwīshurwa (-īshuwe)     v    1. to be answered, 2. to be paid
kwīsiba (-īsivye)     v    1. to swear, 2. to vow
kwītaba (-ītavye)     v    to answer when called
kwītabira (-ītabiriye)     v    1. to answer at, for, 2. to participate
kwīyereka (-īyeretse)     v    1. to show oneself, 2. to parade, dance as traditional warriors did displaying their weapons
kwīyuhagira (-īyuhagiye)     v    1. to bathe oneself (formerly a ceremonial cleansing, but now bathing in general), 2. to shower
kwōga (-ōze)     v    1. to swim, go in water, 2. to wash oneself, 3. to shower, to bath
kwōroha (-ōroshe)     v    1. to be easy, to be simple, 2. to be soft, 3. to be light (in weight)
kwumva bihurugūshwi (-umvise)   phr    to be unable to hear well
kwūmvana (-ūmvanye)   v    to understand each other well
kwūmvīkana (-ūmvīkanye)   v    1. to understand one another, 2. to sound well, 3. to be heard plainly, 4. to be clear (understandable), 5. to come to a compromise
ma   1  class 1
singular: umu-
(my) mother (short form of mawe)
mirongwibiri   adj    twenty
mugabo     conj    1. but, 2. however, 3. nevertheless
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)
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)
n'amahoro   phr    1. it it peace? is all well? (as question), 2. it is peace! it's all well! (as answer)
n'amarembe   phr    it is peace! it's all well! (as answer to question n'amahoro)
ndagumye   phr    I'm well (said as answer to the question: uragumye?)
ndakomeye   phr    I am fine (said as answer to the question: urakomeye?)
nēza     adv    nicely, well, fine
nivyo     is it like this? isn't it? (answered by nivyo or sivyo)
no     conj    and (between infinitives or preceding mu or ku)
kurima no gusatura biraruhisha Hoeing and splitting wood is tiring
rukinzo   6  class 6
singular: uru-
traditional sacred royal drum accompanying the king wherever he went, was exchanged with every new reign
rutuku   6  class 6
singular: uru-
prohibited locally brewed spirit made of manioc
sasarugari    n    kind of sweet potato
sivyo     isn't it? (answered by nivyo)
(ba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
father (of person spoken to)
so wawe your father
so wanyu your paternal uncle
ububāsha     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) 1. power, 2. ability
ubukame     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) sap (sweet)
ubukire   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
riches, wealth
ubumuga     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
paralysis, diability, handicap, weakness, lameness
uburagamo     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) dwelling place
uburēngero   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
west, westwards
uburiba   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
uburuhe     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) weariness, fatigue
ubushobozi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) power, ability, strength, potential
ubutame     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) weariness
ubutegetsi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
ubutumbi   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(med.) swelling
ubutūnzi     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) 1. wealth, possessions, riches, 2. economy, 3. treasure
ubuvyimbe   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
ubuzimuzimu   8  class 8
singular: ubu-
1. things used in worship of Kiranga, thought to have special powers, 2. spirit worship, 3. superstitions
ubwība     8  class 8
singular: ubu-
(no pl.) 1. thievery, 2. time woman spends in house between birth of child and time she goes out
umubangabanga (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
lower jaw
umubivyi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
sower, planter
umubuto (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
sweet potato vines
umucūko (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
weaned child
umugēndanyi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
follower, companion
umugoyigoyi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
weak person (because of illness, etc.)
umuguma (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
weak place, as scar, on skins or gourds
umuhamagazi (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
lowest rank in traditional Burundian administration
umuhana (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
1. village, 2. neighbourhood, 3. locality, area around village or dwelling
umukakampiri (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
red flowering vine
umukenyezi (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
woman, female (lit. someone wearing a wrap skirt)
umukōbwa (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
1. girl, 2. daughter (lit. the one to be given a dowery)
umukororōmvyi (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
1. streak (caused by water, sweat, etc.), 2. rainbow
umukūnzi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
1. intimate friend, 2. one who loves, lover, 3. fiance, 4. sweetheart, darling
umukurira (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
a weaned child
umunara (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
umunyagisagara (aba-  1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
city dweller
umupira (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
(Sw.) 1. ball, 2. sweater, pullover, 3. eraser, rubber
umuramu (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
mark of a blow, welt
umureshi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
go-between in arranging a marriage
umushishagu (imi-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
umusōza (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
rower, oarsman
umuswezi (aba-)     1  class 1
singular: umu-
plural: aba-
1. sexually very active person, 2. homosexual person, gay person (from guswera)
umuvyūka (imi-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
sweet potato vines, pumpkin vines
umuyaga nkuba   phr    electricity, electrical power
umuyagankuba   2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
electricity, electrical power
umuyebe   2  class 2
singular: umu-
miming dance of men wearing birds feathers, Imbo region
umweza (imy-)     2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
stamen of flower
umwiko (imy-  2  class 2
singular: umu-
plural: imi-
urakomeye   phr    are you well? how are you? (from gukomera) (replied by ndakomeye!)
urubuga (im-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
1. web, 2. website
urudēndevu (in-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
weak, faltering person, anything very soft (lacking stiffness)
urufūri   6  class 6
singular: uru-
bad weather (cloudy but not rainy)
uruhusha (impusha)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
1. permission, 2. rest, 3. vacation, 4. week
urunyariro   6  class 6
singular: uru-
(no pl.) backyard, behind the backyard (where one went to urinate, from kunyara)
urura rw'amase   phr    bowel
ururangiranwa     6  class 6
singular: uru-
(no pl.) well known person or thing
urusīma     6  class 6
singular: uru-
illness where abdomen swells and fills with fluid
urusīna     6  class 6
singular: uru-
illness where abdomen swells and fills with fluid
urusōgo (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
edible weed (for greens)
urutabonwa (in-  6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
jewel, gem
urwāmfu (inz-)     6  class 6
singular: uru-
plural: in-
weeds (of a certain sort, used in basketry)
vunumuhini  n    kind of sweet potato
yamara   conj    but, however
accept    kwemera
(to cause to) kwemeza
(a decision in spite of oneself) kujanirana, kujaniranwa
(not accept helpful suggestions) gutagara
(not accept judgement rendered) kudadika, gutagara
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accompany    kwāmbukana, kugendanira, guherekeza
(to be accompanied to wedding, as bride is) gushīngirwa
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acknowledge    kwemera
(refuse to ~ one's wrong) kudadarara
(to oneself one's guilt) kwīrimbūra
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act    (to ~ as go-between) kurehereza
(~ as if to beat, but not do it) kugera
(~ foolishly) kwītūtānya, gusaragurika, kudāyāngwa
(~ foolishly in fun) gupfyina
(~ homosexually) gutingana
(~ ignorantly) kwītūtānya
(~ indifferent) kwīrengagiza
(to ~ or go secretly because of fear) kwōmba
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admit    kwemera
(to cause to) kwemeza
(one's wrong to avoid being caught) kwīyagiriza
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advantage    akarusho, ubuhīrwe
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aerial    (radio) agakwegamajwi, antene y'iradiyo
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afternoon    inyuma ya sasita, ku muhīngamo, umuhīngamo
(late, early evening) umugorōba, akagorōba
(good afternoon!) mwīriwe
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agree    guhūza imitima, guhwānya
(~ to) kwemera, gushīnga
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aim    urgo
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air    impmu, impemu, ikirēre
(to air) kwānikira
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albino    nyamwero
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all    –ōse
(all right) niko, ni ko
(together) icārimwe
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amused    (to be, child) kudāga
(to be secretly) gutngera mw ijigo
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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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anger    uburake, uburakari, ishavu, ubusugurirwe,
(rare) ipfūhe, ifūhe
(to soften another's) gufyīta
(to tear clothes in) kumwāga
(to treat with) gushinyagura
(word that remains in heart and causes anger) isata burēnge
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animal    (domestic) igitungano
(wild) igikoko, inyamāswa
(male in heat) ishāshi
(of nice disposition) ikirende
(track of) umwānza
(truly animal) bukōko
(young of) umukāngara
(young of small) imbūnda
(antelope) impōngo
(small antelope) ingeregere
(bat) agahūngarēma
(bear) idubu
(buffalo) imbogo
(young bull) ishūri
(male calf) ikimasa
(camel) ingamiya, ingameya
(cat) akayabo, akayabu
(chameleon) uruvo, uruvuruvu
(cheetah) igikara
(civit cat) icūya
(crocodile) ingōna
(deer) impōngo
(dog) imbwa,
(female) imbwakazi,
(wolf-like wild) ibīngira
(donkey) indogoba, indogobwe
(elephant) inzovu
(ferocious) igisimba
(fox) imbbwe
(frog) igikere
(gazelle) ingeregere
(giraffe) umusumbarembe
(goat) impene,
(male) impfīzi,
(young male goat) agasugurume
(goats) intūngwa, igitūngwa
(hare) urukwāvu
(hippopotamus) imvubu
(hyena) imfyisi
(jackal) imbbwe
(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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anniversary    (birthday) umusi w'icibukiro ushika rimwe mu mwaka
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antenna    (radio) agakwegamajwi, antene y'iradiyo
(feeler of insect) uduhembe, udutonzi
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application    umte, impera y'icigwa
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approach    kgera, kurēnguka
(a lesson) gutangura
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April    ukzi kwa kane, Ndamukiza, Kabozambuba
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argue    (the liking to ~) amahāne
(to ~) guhārīra, kuja impāri
(to ~ about) gukiranira
(to ~ and swear that you're right) gutara
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article    (news) ingingo z'ikinyamakuru
(product, item) icahinguwe, akagenegene
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asphyxiation    ukubura impwemu, ugupfundwa, ukunigwa n'ukubura impwemu
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attendant    (to be a wedding ~) gushīngira
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August    ukzi kwa munani, Myandagaro
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balance    (weighing) umunzāne
(of budget) uburinganire bw'ibisohoka n'ivyīnjira
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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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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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beat    gukubita, kujānjagura, gushinyagurira, gushishagura, gutonagura
(act as if to ~, but not do so) kugera
(~ around the bush) gukingitiranya
(clothes) kunyukura
(heart) gutera indihaguzi
(drum) kuvuza
(raising welts) kuramagura
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bee    uruyūki
(carpenter) imvūndēri
(to catch swarming bees) gutururuza
(to put in new hive) kwātira
(~ sting) urubōyi
(~ hive) igitiba
(bring down ~ hive) kwegura
(to put up ~ hive) kwegeka
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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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believe    kwīzēra, kwīzigira, kwemera
(cause to) kwīzēza
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belt    umukandara, umusipi (Sw.)
(to wear a ~) gukenyera
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benefit    akamaro, ikimazi, ubuhīrwe
(economy) inyungu
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bicycle    ikinga (from Sw.), igāri, igāre (Rw.)
(wheel) urubangāngwe
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bile    indurwe
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birthday    umusi w'icibukiro ushika rimwe mu mwaka
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blessing    umugisha, umuhēzagiro, ubuhīrwe
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blur    (seeing one indistinctly because he went too fast) rurabwe
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bold    (to be) gushirukanya, kwūbahuka
(esp. young girl) kwerura
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bonus    agashimwe, agashirukabute
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breath    impmu
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breathe    guhēma, guhumēka, gukwega impwemu
(hard) guhēmūka
(heavily and noisily) gufūha, gupfūha
(with difficulty, child) gufūrēka
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breathing    (respiration) ugusohora impwemu
(~ in) ukwinjiza impwemu
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bridegroom    umukwe
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brilliance    (of something spotlessly white) umru
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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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brother    (my) mne data
(your) mne so
(his, her, their) mne 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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bulb    iteke
(as of flower) ikirungu
(light) ampuru, irampuru
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bumblebee    impingwe
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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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burst    (vi) gusāba, guturika
(vt) guturitsa
(into light, dawn) knzūra
(open, vt) kwāturura
(open in garden, overripe) gusaragurika
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call    (to ~) guhamagara
(in sense of name) kwīta
(continuously and persistently) kuvumereza
(for help) kwāmbaza, gutābaza, gutaka, gutakāmba
(from hill to hill) gusemerera
(loudly for help) gutakāmba
(across the hills, implies scorn of one doing it) kumoka
(to one who cannot answer) gucurīra
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canine    ibna
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carnivorous    gitunzwe n'inyāma cane cane
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carry    guterura, gutwāra
(away, as water does) gukubebera
(carefully, lest it break or spill) kwengēnga
(for) gutwāza
(in basket, person not sick) kurerura
(on back) guheka
(on head) kwīkorera, kwīremeka
(on head, without using hands) kwirēngera
(and put down frequently) gusengenyeza
(water) kuvōma
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cat    injangwe, akayabo, akayabu
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cellulose    imfungurwa ziva mu biterwa, zifasha amara gukora neza, ubugwegwe bashobora guhinguramwo impuzu
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chance    amahīrwe
(to not have a) guhumirwa
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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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citrus fruit   ivyamwa vyo mu bwoko bw'imicungwe, indimu
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city    umuji (Sw.)
(large) igisagara
(~ dweller) umunyagisagara
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clean    -īza
(to be) guca
(to become) guhumānuka
(to make) gusukura, guhumānura
(out ear wax) gukurugutura
(out path) gusibūra
(sweep) gukubūra
(up) knzūra
(up a field) gukāngaza
(up a place) gukēsha
(up one's plate completely) gukōmba inkono
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cleanse    kza, gukēmūra
(~ house ceremoniously after death) kwīkōmvōmvora
(oneself) kwīsukura
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cliff    agahanamo, umukuka, imānga, ikimānga, agatēmbwe
(from which unmarried pregnant girls are thrown) urusumanyenzi
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close    (to) gufunga (Sw.), gukīnga, gukīngiriza, kurumya, kwūgara
(doors of royal place) kujīsha
(entrance with branches) guhāngāza
(hands together) gufumbata
(one's eyes) guhumiriza
(path) gutangīra
(to make another to ~ his eyes) kwūnamika
(up completely) guhindira
(to get close together) kwegerana
(to put things or people ~ together) kwegeranya
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clothes    impūzu, umwāmbaro, icāmbarwa, inyāmbaro
(very nice, colorful) uruhwijima
(worn out) agashāmbara, umushāmbara
(to put on, wear) kwāmbara
(to put on) kwīyambika
(to rinse) kurongorora
(to scrub, to beat, to rub) kunyukura
(to take off) kwīyambura
(to tear) gukākagura
(to tear in anger) gukākura, kumwāga
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clothing    umwāmbaro, impūzu, icāmbarwa
(for work) icāmbazo
(of king, esp. animal skins or jewels) inyambarabāmi
(worn underneath outer garments) umugega
(to remove) kwāmbura
(to strip one of his) gukoba
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cold    –bisi
(in chest) agaherēra
(in head) agahiri, akamango, akamangu,
(cough) inkorora
(common cold, flu) ibicurane
(weather) imbeho, ubukonje
(weather, severe) igikonyozi
(to be) gukōnja, gukanya, gutīmba
(to be drawn up from ~) gutetera
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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) kra
(to become yellow or reddish, in ripening) kubēnja
(to colour) kuraba
(to ~ in) gusiga amabara
(to change ~, fade) kubēnjūka, kubēngūka
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come    kūza
(all together suddenly) kurandamuka
(apart) gushānyūka, kudohōka
(to come at) (time) kuzīra
(to do something) guherūka
(to an end) guhenebēra, guhera, kunyika
(be coming to an end) guherengetera
(down) kumanuka, kumanuza, kwūruruka
(from) kwāduka, kwānduruka, gukomoka, guturuka, kuva, kuvuduka
(to greet often when one is in disfavour in hopes of gaining favour) kuneganega
(~ here) ingo, ngo, ngwino
(into sight) kurēnguka
(to light) guhinyuka, kwāndagara
(one by one) gutororokanya, gutēraterana
(out, teeth, hoe handle, etc.) guhongoka
(out, stake) gushingūka
(out of water) kwōgorora
(suddenly) guturūmbuka
(to, after fainting) guhembūka
(to pieces) gusambūka
(to the throne) kwīma ku ngoma
(together, crowd) gukungēra
(unexpectedly) kwubīra
(unsewn) gusonoroka (Sw.)
(untied) kubohōka, gupfunduka
(up of itself) kwimeza
(up out of water) kwiburuka
(up thickly, thus not do well) gusorora
(upon suddenly) kwūbuka
(when called) kurabuka
(with) kuzanana
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command    ibwīrizwa, itegeko, itegekoicāgezwe, amatēka
(one who gives commands) umugezi
(to ~) kubwīriza, kugera, gutegeka
(a person to do what he doesn't want to) kuzingirikira
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commandment    icāgezwe, ibwīrizwa
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compassion    akagōngwe
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confess    kwātura, kwīhana, kwīrega, kwemerana
(one is wrong to avoid being caught) kwīyagiriza
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confinement    (time woman spends in house between birth of child and time she goes out) ubwība
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contemplate    guhānga, kwīhweza, kwītegereza
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convince    kwemeza, gutururuza, guhinyuza
(to be convinced, after proof or persuasion) gushirwa
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cool    -bisi
(to) guhora
(to be, weather) gupfuka
(to cause to) guhoza
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corn    ikigōri
(cob) igitiritiri
(early kind) isega
(kind with big kernel) ikijigo
(ground corn that has first been roasted) igikweme
(silk) ubusage
(tender new) igishōro
(yellow kind) amashigisha
(to shell) guhungura, kuvūngurīsha
(wheat) ingano
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cousin    (paternal) mne dāta wācu, mne wācu
(maternal) umuvyara, bavyāra bācu
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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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cutting    (for planting) ikiguti, igikoti, akagegene k'igiti
(of manioc) ikigoti, ikigotigoti, ikiguti
(of sweet potatoes) umubuto, umujishi, umuvyaro
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danger    akāga, irīnde
(to go into without regard to oneself) kwīroha
(to warn of) kubūrira
(to watch out for) guhwebutsa
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dash    (punctuation) umukgo, agakwego
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dawn    amacāca, umutnzi, umuseke, ubuca
(night is almost over, about to dawn) ijoro rishira ubuca
(when ~ broke) umutnzi ukitse
(to ~) guca, gutambika
(to become light, very early just as darkness ends) gutamānzuka, gutamānzura
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deal    (kindly with) kngēnga
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debit    umnda
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debt    umnda, ideni
(payment of) inyīshu
(to be in ~, but refuse to pay) guherana, kurīrīra
(to pay a ~) kwīshura
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December    ukzi kw'icumi na kabiri, Kigarama
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delay    (to) guteba
(to answer) kurēngagiza
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deliver    (sense of save) gukiza
(child) kuvyāra
(to be about to, cow only) kwerēra, kudigiriza
(help to) kuvyāza
(to take something out to an appointed place) gusokorora
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die    (to) gupfa, gucīkāna, guhra, kuranduka
(of king) gutānga
(esp. of one who has been ill for a long time) kudēndūka
(to be about to) kugoyagoya
(suddenly) kweguka, kugaduka
(suddenly and unexpectedly) gukenyuka
(used of person scorned by others) kwijajara
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dig    kwīmba, kurima
(and break through to hollow place) guhubura
(as chicken does) gukoba
(out grass rapidly) gusūriranya
(under crop, grass) kuzika
(up) gusibanganya
(up the earth) gutaba
(up sweet potatoes with fingers, or, to make hole for setting out tree) gukoba
(to be impossible to dig even though water is on top) gutūta
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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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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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dock    (to ~ a boat) kgera inkengera z'uruzi
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donkey    indogoba, indogobwe
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doubt    ikēkwe
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dowry    (price) inkwāno
(to have dowry paid for) gukōbwa
(to pay) gukwa
(to receive) gukrwa
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drag    (to) gukga
(along) kunyogōmba
(along quickly) gukūbēba
(along a very heavy thing) gukurura
(on ground) gukūba
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draw    gukga, gusokōra
(lots) gupfīndana
(near) kwegēra
(pictures) gushushanya
(things back together) guhindānura
(up) gukōba
(water) kudaha, kuvōma
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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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dust    umukungugu
(to ~ off) gupāngūsha (Sw.), kyēra
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dying    (person) umuhre
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earnestness    umte, ifūhe
(at a task) ubwīra
(to work with) gushira igikonyo
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enegetic    (to be) guciririka, gukovya, kwigumira, gushiruka ubute, gushiruka umte
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enthusiasm    umte
(to lose one's) kudehūra, gutenzekanya, gutēzūra
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erect    (to stand) kma, kwemarara
(for a long time) gushibama
(one who stands ~) umushibamyi
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escape    (narrow) agahēngekezo
(to ~) kudohōka, gucīka, gutoroka, kuzibukīra
(to barely ~ an accident) guhakwa, knda
(the memory) kuzīnda
(to secretly help someone to ~ by taking his things for him) kunyuruza
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even    na, hamwe
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evil    ikibi, ububi, inābi
(adj.) –bi
(to speak ~ of) gukana, kunegura
(to speak ~ of one another) gucurikanya
(to speak ~ of a ruler) kuyoba
(to seek out ~ doer, witch doctor) kuragura
(to have witch doctor seek out ~ doer) kuraguza
(to sprinkle 'medicine' around house to protect it from ~) kurēmbeka, gutota
(to chase away ~ spirits) gusēnda
(to succeed in persuading someone to leave his ~ ways) gukōndōra
(speaking ~ of another with whom you work) ikēba
(~ deed) ubuhūmbu
(example) akābarore
(~ language, esp. young girl's) ubweruzi
(~ look) igitsūre
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examine    gucaca, gucunaguza, gucunaguriza, gupīma, gusūzuma, guhwebutsa, kurāba
(to look intently at) kwihweza
(in prospect of bying) kugaragura
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exclamation    (of astonishment) yemwe gaye!
(watch out!) mpore!
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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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fall    kugwa, gutēmba
(accidentally on spear and be injured) gushōka
(and hurt oneself) kunywāguka
(and skin oneself) gukungagurika
(before) kwikubita imbere
(down) kwikubita hasi, kwītēmbagaza
(down, as branches blown down) gukoragurika
(down, as house) guhenuka, guhomyoka, gusambūka, gusēnyuka, gusituka
(down continually or in abundance) gukoragurika
(down together, usually in fright) guhindikirana
(down from above) kweguka, gukoroka, gushunguruka, gutibuka
(from high above) guhanantuka
(from stalk) guhūnguka
(heavily, rain) kuzibiranya
(in cascade) gushunguruka, gusūma
(in, cause to) gusitura
(in love) kubēnguka
(into water or food) kudibuka
(not fall, rain) gutara
(to the ground) guhūndagara
(with) gukorokana
(with a din) guhongoroka
(to cause to fall) kugwisha, gukungagura, gutēmvya
(to cause to fall down) guhenura, gusēnyura, gukorora
(let fall drop by drop) gutōnyāngiriza
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family    indimwe, umuryāngo
(last one of family who has no children) imponnyi
(members of) abavandimwe
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father    (my, our) dāta, we, papa, da
(your) so
(his, her, their) se
(~-in-law) sebukwe
(~ of twins) sebabiri
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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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February    ukzi kwa kabiri, Nyamagoma, Ruhuhuma
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feelings    (hard) umwīkomo, ikinūbwe
(to hold hard ~) kwīdōga
(to hurt another's ~) gusesereza
(to not show one's ~) kwīrengagiza
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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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fibre    ubugwegwe
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fill    (to) kwūzuza, kwūzuriza
(to the brim) kunengesēra, kunengeserēza
(up) gupfunereza, gutsīndāza
(to ~ the gap, blank) gusubiramwo ibitategerewe
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finish    (vt) guheza, kwāhukānya, kumara, kurangiza, gusōzēra, gutōza, gushirīsha
(vi) guhera, kwāhukāna, kurangira, gushira
(completely, vi) kwīramvura, gukōmvōmvoka
(vt) gukōmvōmvora, kumarīra, kumaramara, kunōnōsora, guherengeteza, guheraheza
(each other off) kumarana
(food) gukōmba
(weaving an article) gusōza
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flower    ishurwe
(calix) ingovyi
(stamen) umweza
(pistil) isage
(pollen) umurāyi
(ovary) intorobwa
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forecast    (to ~ weather by sky) kugenzūra
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forsaken    (field) ikirare
(thing) akāhebwe
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fortunate    (person) umuhīrwe
(to be) gucuna, guhīrwa, kuroranirwa
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fortune    (good) ihīrwe, ubuhīrwe
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fox    imbbwe
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fruit    icāmwa, imbuto
(to bear) kwāma
(to cease to bear) kwāmurura
(to drop, tree) guhunguruka
(to gather) kwāmūra
(stewed ~, ~ compote) ivyāmwa bitekanye isukari
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gall    indurwe
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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) igikmu
(with sleeves or armholes) umwīnjiro
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gem    (jewel) urutabonwa
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gentle    (to be) kwengēnga
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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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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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girdle    umukānda
(to wear a) gukenyera
(with) gukenyeza
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give    guha, guhēsha, gutānga
(back) gusubīza
(back cow, calf to one from whom one received a cow) kwōkōra
(birth) kuvyāra
(birth, cow about to ~) kudigiriza
(cow a second time to one who has brought many gifts) guhetera inkoni
(example) kugereraniriza, guha akarorero
(gift to bride so she will talk) guhorōra
(give me...) mpa
(good measure) kunengesēreza
(in to) kurōnsa
(information) kurangīra
(life to) kubēshaho
(more) kwongera, kwongeza
(oneself to) kwīhāmbīra
(oneself to service of Kiranga) kubāndwa, kuvōvōta
(over a possession) kwegura
(penuriously) kuzirukanya
(pledge or security) kugwatiriza
(present) kugabira
(refuse to) kwīma
(refuse to ~ another his own) kugūnga, kwīmana
(sacrifice) gushikana
(someone a hand) gusahiriza
(someone a heavy load) kuremēka
(to) guha, guhēra, guhēreza, kurōnsa, gushikiriza
(to each other) guhāna
(to each other often) guhānahāna
(to one whose house has burned) gusuhūza
(talk) kugamba
(up everything) kwīgura
(warm welcome, one does not say it of himself) gukēra
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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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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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grind    gusya, gukwema, kunoza, kumenagura, gusyokora
(in wooden mortar) gusekura
(poorly, coarsely) guhera
(quickly) gukwemagura
(to crush grain before grinding) kuvūngurīsha
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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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grudgingly    ikinūbwe
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guest    umushitsi
(to go together to produce food for) gutērēra
(to have a ~ arrive just as food is all consumed) knzūra
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hand    ikiganza
(back of) igikōnjo
(palm of) umunwe, urushi, ikiganza
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hands    (to close together) gufumbata
(to pour water on another's) kwūhīra
(imperatif: ”hold out your ~!”) tega iminwe
(to lay ~ on) kurambikakw ibigānza
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hard feelings   umwīkomo, ikinūbwe
(to hold) kwīdōga, kugira umwīkomo
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harvest time   umro, iyēra, iyīmbura
(millet) igesa
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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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he    , we
(in contrast to another) weho
(he says) ngo, ati
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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) kwūnamūka, kwūnamūra, 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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hear    kwūmva
(to be unable to ~ well) kwūmva bihurugūshwi
(well) gutobora
(well, suddenly) kuzibuka
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hello    (morning) bwakeye
(afternoon) mwīriwe
(informal) yambu, bite, amaho, gute, gute none, vyifashe gute
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help    gufasha
(another get up) kuvyūra
(exclamation: help please!) ntabāra
(in battle) gutabāra
(in trouble or grief) kwīrūra
(one another) gufatanya
(one another in loaning what is needed) gutērēra
(one in trouble) kmanga
(oneself even if you do not know how to do the thing) kwīgereza
(oneself, relieve one's own need) kwīkenūra
(overcome an enemy) gukōndōrera
(secretly someone to escape by taking his things for him) kunyuruza
(sick person walk) kwāndāza
(to call for ~) kwāmbaza, gutabāza
(~ to carry) gutwāza
(to cry out for) kuborōga
(to go to ~ another in his work) gusāsira
(without expectation of reward) gutabāra
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her    we, –iwe
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here    aha, hano, ino, ngaha
(exclamation to superior: here!) sabwe
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hesitate    guhigima, guhīngītana, kwīyubāra, guhigimānga, gukēkeranya, kujuragirika
(between two actions) gutēgekanya
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him    we
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his    –iwe
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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, umnge
(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) umnge
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Holy Spirit   Mpwemu Mweranda, Mpwemu Yēra
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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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hoop    uruzego, urubangangwe, urujagwe
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hyphen    umukgo, agakwego
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I    we, je
(concerning me, I in contrast) jeho
(and I) nānje
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immaculate    (something spotlessly white) umru
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impoliteness    imirarwe
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indistinctly    (seeing one ~ because he went too fast) rurabwe
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individual    (an) inyakamwe
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ingredient    imfungurwa zikenewe mu guteka
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inhale    gukwega impwemu
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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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intelligence    ubuhanga, ubnge, ubuhīnga
(to have natural ~) kuvūmbura
(e.g. yavūmbuye ubnge)
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intelligent    (to be) gukerebuka, kugira ubnge
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jackal    imbbwe, imbwebwe
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January    ukzi kwa mbere, Nzero
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jaw    (lower) umubangabanga
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jealous    (to be) gusharika, kugira ishari
(between wives) gukēba
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jealousy    ishari, ukwīpfūza
(between wives, or another with whom you share work) ikēba
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July    ukzi kwa ndwi (or, kw'indwi), Mukakaro
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June    ukzi kwa gatandatu, Rwirabura, Kiyumpu
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just person   umranda
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knowledge    ubnge, inkenuzo, ubumenyi, ukumenyēra
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known    (to be) guhinyuka
(to be well ~) kumenyēkana, kurangiranwa
(to become) kwāmāmara, guhishūka
(to be made) kwāndagara, kwāndagaza
(to make) krura, gukwīza, kumenyēsha
(to make) gukwīragiza, kurānga, guserura, kwāngaza, kwātura, guhishūra, kwāmāmaza
(well ~ person or thing) ururangiranwe, ikirangiranwe
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language    ururimi
(evil, esp. of young girl) ubweruzi
(to speak in a mysterious ~) gufobeka
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laugh    gutnga, gusekaseka
(at) kwīshinyira, gushinyira, gutnga
(at secretly) gutngera mwijigo
(for nothing) gushinyagura
(to make others ~) guswāganya, gutnza, gutngēsha
(one who makes others laugh) akagūgu
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laughter    ibitngo
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laundering    kweresha impuzu
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laziness    ubunebwe, ubute
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lazy    (person) umunebwe
(very lazy person, rude, derogative) ikinebwe
(to be) kudeha, kunebwa
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lean    (against, vt) kwegamika, kwegeka
(against, vi) kwegamira
(forward, preparing to run) gutuna
(on, esp. in getting up) kwīshimikiza, gushimikira
(over) guhengama
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learn    kwīga, kwīgīshwa, gusharira
(by heart) gufata ku mutwe
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leopard    ingwe
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lily    (blood, wild flower) umwangange
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line    umurōngo
(of people, animals, etc.) umuhururu, umukuku
(typographical) umukgo, agakwego
(to ~ up, vi) gutōnda
(to ~ up, vt) gutōndēsha, gutōndekanya
(to march in a ~) gutōndekana
(to ~ up workers) kurārika
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lion    intāmbwe, intare
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lip    umunwa
(turning down of lower ~) injebejebe
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live    kuba
(live at, to dwell) gutura
(breathe, to still live) guhēma
(to be alive) kubaho
(to cause to) kubēshaho
(long time) kurāmba
(near a public place) guhorahabona
(together) kwāmana, kubāna, kumana
(long live the king!) ganza, sabwa!
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look    (evil) igitsūre
(all about) kuraraguza
(around on all sides) kweraguza, gukebaguza
(at) kurāba, kurereka, kurora, kwirora
(at carefully) guhba, kwīhza
(at hastily) kurangaguza
(at in wonder) gusamāra
(at intently) kwīhza, kwītegereza
(to let look for) gushakisha
(look at me!) kundāba
(at one thing after another, many things) kurābarāba
(at oneself) kwīrāba
(at repeatedly) gukanaguza
(at without paying attention) gusamāra
(at with disapproval) kurāba igitsūre
(behind) gukebuka
(carefully to see if anyone is there) gukengūza
(down, to make another) kwūnamika, kwūnamīsha
(for) kurereka, kurondera
(esp. to feel around) gukabakaba
(for a fault in one another) kugenzanya
(from side to side trying to see everything) kurunguruka
(in the face, to be unwilling to) kwīyobagiza
(like) gushusha
(over, in prospect of buying) kugaragura
(straight up) kurarama
(through) gusesa
(towards) kwerekera, gutūmbēra
(up) gukanura, kurangamiza, kurangamira, kuraramura
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lose    guhōmba, guta, gutakaza
(by death) gupfīsha
(by death, one's child) gupfusha
(interest) gutenzēkanya, gutezēkanya, gutēzūra
(one another) gutāna
(one's head) gucika ivutu, kuzimagirika
(one's husband or wife by death) gupfākara
(one's zeal or enthusiasm) kudehūra
(original force) gutītūra
(to cause to) gutēsha
(to ~ elections) gutindwa amatora
(to ~ reason) gusara
(to make another ~ his case) kuzingirikira
(one who has lost everything in trial) imvumure
(weight) kugōgōra
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magnet needle   urushinge rukwega ivyuma, ruriko isumaku
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maintain    kugumya, kugumiriza
(one's position, argue and swear that you're right) gutara
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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) kza
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mango    ummbe
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March    ukzi kwa gatatu, Ntwarante
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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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marry    (each other) kwābīrana, kuragana
(each other, rude) kurongorana
(of bride) kwābīrwa, kurongorwa
(of groom) kwābīra, knda (rude), kurongora
(a widow and go to her kraal) gucūra
(to refuse, esp. girl to refuse to marry a certain man) kubēnga
(to take wife without marrying her properly) gucīkiza
(to go to husband without being married) gucīkira
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May    (month) ukzi kwa gatanu, Rusama
(month of heavy rains) urushāna
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me    we,
(and me) nānje
(like me) nkānje
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measure    ingero, urugero, urugezo
(tape ~) imetero y'impuzu
(by hand or by steps) itāmbwe
(of work) ikivi
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member    (of group) umunywanyi
(of chief's council who listens to trials) umunyekōmbe
(of family) abavandimwe
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menu    ikarita ivyērekana
(set ~) imfungurwa zitegekanijwe ku munsi
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mercy    imbabazi, ikigōngwe
(fear to harm another because you love him) impuhwe
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milk    amata
(human) amabērebēre
(buttermilk) amaterere
(skimmed) amatererwa
(given to sick) umrēra
(sour) urubu
(containers, table or shelf for) uruhīmbi
(cup) icānsi
(to have dirt in ~) gutobeka
(to pour ~ down another's throat) kuramiza
(to put skin of dead calf before cow so she will give milk) kwōrokēra
(to remove a foreign body from) gutosōra
(to sour, curdle) kuvura
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miracle    igitangāza, akūmiza
(not by God's power) amarēba
(making others think you've done a ~ when it's only a deception) uburyi
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mistrust    ikēkwe, amakēnga
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mongoose    isambwe
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month    ukzi
(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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moon    ukzi
(name of) Nzero
(to wane) gutūba
(to wax) gutūbūka
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mother    (dearly loved) māma w'umukōndo
(my, our) māma, we, ma
(your) nyōko (sometimes with negative implication, rude derogative)
(his, her, their) nyina
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mother-in-law    (my) mābukwe
(your) nyokobukwe
(his, her, their) inabukwe
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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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native    imvukira, umwenegihugu
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near    hāfi, hāfi ya (followed by 'ya' if there is an object)
(to be) kubāngikana
(to draw ~) kwegēra, kwīyegereza
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necessary    (adj.) -kenewe, bikenewe, zikenewe etc.
(to be) gukwīra
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need    ubukene, ibikenewe
(to be in ~) gukena
(to ~) gukenera
(to be in, having lost one's possessions) gusurura
(to have ~ of) kwōndera
(to help one another in loaning what is needed) gutērēra
(to relieve) gukenura
(supplying of) ubukenuke
(to have one's needs supplied) gukenuka
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nice    -īza, nyawo, etc.
(to be ~ to look at) kuroreka
(~ to meet you) ni vyiza kubonana nawe
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ninety    mirongwicēnda, mirongurnda
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nothing    (a ~) imburūngu, igaragara
(adv.) ubusa
(adj.) ntanakimwe
(to say ~) kunuma
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November    ukzi kwa cumi na rimwe (or, kw'icumi na rimwe) Munyonyo
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observation    icashitsweko
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observe    kwītegereza, kurāba
(carefully) gukengūza, kwihza
(class distinctions) kuzīrōra
(to superstitiously ~ certain days) kuziririza
(a taboo) kuziririza
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October    ukzi kwa cumi (or, kw'icumi), Gitugutu
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odor    (of scorched flesh or hair) umubabwe
(mouth ~) ubwaku
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once    rimwe
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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, kurumūra, kwūgurura, kuzibūra
(the eyes) gukanura
(the eyes of another) guhumūra
(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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orange    (fruit) icunga, umucūngwe, umucūngwa
(color) umutugutu
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over-crowded    (to come up thickly and thus not do well) gusorora
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overflow    ibibōgabōga, umusēsekara
(place where river has overflowed the banks) ikidēngeri
(to ~) kubōgabōga, gusēsekara
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owner    (of) nyene
(of kraal) umutūngwa, sēnaka
(to be sole) kwegukira
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palm    (of hand) ikigānza, urushi, umunwe
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pardon    ikigōngwe
(to ~) kubabarira, kurekurira, guharira
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pass    guhita
(allow to) kubisa
(allow another to) kubisiriza
(between) kunyura
(by) guhita, gukīkira
(by, but not meet) guhubana
(gas) gusurira
(out gifts) kugaba
(out of sight) kurēngāna
(over, by, aside) kurēngāna, kurēngānya
(the night) kurāra
(through) guca
(to bring to ~) gucimbataza
(to go through a narrow ~) kunyegētera
(to bring in passing) guhitana
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impertinent    (person) umweruzi
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pistil    (of flower) isage
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pity    akagōngwe, ikigōngwe
(without ~) utwininga, irarīrari
(to have ~ for) kubabarira
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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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poison    ubumara, uburozi, ishano
(of snake or other animal, in mouth) ubusagwe
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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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porridge    umwengano, umusururu, igikoma
(thick bread-like) ubugari
(to stir) gushigisha
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possess    gutūnga, kwegukira
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potato    (sweet) ikijūmbu, ikijūmpu
(sweet, vines) imibuto, imivyūka
(white) ikiraya, ikiyāra, igihaya, intofanyi
(fried chips) ifiriti
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praise    ishīmwe, amatāzīrano
(person worthy of ~ or love) umunyagikūndiro
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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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present    (exclamation to a superior) sabwe!
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product    icahinguwe, akagenegene, ibicuruzwa
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projection    (of any kind on building, as church tower, comb on house, etc.) kenese
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prop    urgo
(for closing door) ikibāndo
(something on ground, not high up) gushigikira
(up) kwegeka
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prove    kwāgiriza, kwerekana, guhinyuza, kujījūra
(that a drink is not poisoned) kurogoza
(to one that he's wrong) kujīnjibura
(a prove) icemezo
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publicly    (to tell) kwerura
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pull    gukga, 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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pure    (esp. beer undiluted with water) –novu
(to be) guca, kra
(to become) guhumānuka
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purify    kza, guhumānura
(oneself) kwīsukura
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purpose    urgo, umugambi, igituma
(on ~) ibigirānkana
(to do it on ~) kubigira ku mpaka
(or, ibigirankana)
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put    gushira
(away) kubīka, gushingūra
(away the harvest) kwīmbura
(away beans for a year) guhitiza
(away for a year, to be ~) guhitira
(away, for several years) guhitikirana, guhitirana
(away, to take to) kwāndūra
(back) gusubīza
(bees in new hive) kwātira
(down) guhwāmika
(down roughly) gusekura
(forth new leaves) kurēmba
(hand to face in gesture of surprise) kujorerwa
(handle on) gukwikira
(higher) gukiriza
(in certain place) kugabānyānya
(in order) kurorānya
(into water) kurobeza
(near fire to dry) gutara
(on clothes) kwāmbara, kwīyambika
(on nice smelling stuff) kwōsa
(off doing what one should) kwīrengagiza
(oneself above where he belongs) kwītāra
(out fire, light) kuzimya
(out great branches) gusagarara
(out in sun) kwānikira
(outside) gusohora
(right) gutūngānya
(skin of dead calf before cow to make her give milk) kwōrokēra
(something cool on burn) gupfuvya
(somewhere) gushiraho
(things together) kurementanya, gusorōranya
(to bed) kuryāmika
(together) kwegeraniriza, guhūza, gutororokanya, kwegeranya
(to one side) guherereza
(to sleep) gusinziriza
(to work) kwāhura
(up, e.g. arms) gutarika
(up bee hive) kwegeka
(wood on fire) gukomānya
(yeast in beer) kubetera
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quiet    agahkēre
(to be) kunuma, kurema
(to remain) kwīyorosha
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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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razor blade   urmbe (Sw.)
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receive    (to) kwābīra, kwākīra, kurōnka
(back security) kugwatūra
(from someone's hands) knda
(in one's hands) kwābīra
(loan and then not pay back) guherana
(more) kurushiriza
(physically) gutēga
(presents) gushikirwa
(something as a gift or loan and repay reluctantly and late) guhasha
(place to receive money or other things) iyakīriro
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recover    (get well) gukira, kurokoka
(from fear or anger) guhūmura
(sight) guhumūka
(when others around are dying) kurokoza
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reduce    (~ swelling, vi) kuvyīmbūka
(vt) kuvyīmbūra
(diminish) kugabanuka
(to ~ price) kugabanya
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regularity    (work) ubwira, umte mu bikorwa
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respond    kwīshura
(when called) kwītaba
(to answer to superior when called) kurēnguka
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retort    (answer back lots of words to one who reproves) kuryāgūmba
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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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ripen    kra
(become yellow or reddish) kubēnja
(for certain fruites, esp. bananas) gusha
(of fruits) kurunguriza
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rise    (arise from lying) kuvyūka
(of sun) kubāndūka, kurasa (e.g. umutnzi urabāndūtse)
(of anything containing leaven) gukuka, gukakama, gututūmba
(from the dead) kuzūka
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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 top   agatwe
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rub    gusīga
(bump so it doesn't swell) kunyīngisha, gushiringitira
(clothes) kunyukura
(eyes in order to see, esp. one who has conjunctivities) guhofōra
(grain to take off chaff) kuvūngura
(off dirt) guhungura
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rule    (to) kugera, kugaba, kugānza, guhahaza
(kindly) kwengēnga
(try to in another's place) kurēngera
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same    (the) hamwe
(to be the) kungana
(to be the ~ size) kuringanira
(to be ~ length, height) kurēha
(to make ~ length, height) kurēsha
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sandal    inkto
(with strap between the big and the other toes) ikambambiri
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sap    (sweet) ubukame
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sassiness    amanyama, imirarwe
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scales    ibikaragāshi
(for weighing) umunzāne
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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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search    kwīhza, gusesa
(carefully) gusūra
(for) guhama, kurondera
(for a buyer) kubūnga
(carefully to see if anyone is there) gukengūza
(to make ~ for) gushakisha
(in vain) kujarajara
(research) gusesangura
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seeing    (face to face) ubwāmāso, imbonankubone
(~ one indistinctly because he went to fast) rurabwe
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sell    kugura, kudāndaza, gushōra
(to buy and sell) guhānjura
(well) kugurika
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sense    ubnge
(to ~) kwūmva
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senseless    (one) imburabnge
(one who speaks with ~ repetition of words) ikirogorogo
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September    ukzi kwa cēnda (kw'icēnda), Nyakanga
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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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shameless    (to be) gushirukanya, kwerura
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she    , we, weho
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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) mne wācu
(to be) kuvūkana
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single    (one) -mwe, umwe, rumwe etc.
(one banana, head of grain, etc.) umuhānyu
(single object) urudēnde
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sister    mne data, mne se, mne 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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smell    ububabwe, ubumote
(to ~, vt) kwīnukiriza, kwūmva, kwūmviriza, kwīmōtereza
(to smell bad, vi) kunūka
(to smell good, vi) kumōta
(smell spreading, smell filling the air, vi) gutāmirana
(to put on nice smelling stuff) kwōsa
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smile    akamwemwe
(to ~) kumnyura
(often) kumwenyagura
(manifest pleasure, but not necessarily show teeth) kumwemwamwemwa
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snail    igifwera
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some    -mwe
(with plural prefix) e.g. bamwe-bamwe, or bamwe
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sometimes    rimwe na rimwe, rimwe-rimwe, hamwe-hamwe
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son    umuhūngu
(of) mwene
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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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span    (measure by hand) itāmbwe
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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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spirit    igihūme, impmu, 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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spit    amate, igikororwa
(spurted from between teeth as indication of scorn) inyeri
(to ~) gucīra amate
(to ~ on) kuvuma amate
(~ up milk, baby) kubōga
(~ up phlegm) kuruka
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stamen    (of flower) umza
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stand    guhagarara
(erect) kma, kwemarara
(erect for a long time) gushibama
(in a certain place) kubisiriza
(in another's light) gukīnga
(in line) gutōnda
(on tiptoe) gushīnga amano, gusumburuka
(on tiptoe to get something) gusumburukwa
(up) guhaguruka, kuva hasi
(to have one ~ up) guhagarika, guhagurutsa
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steep    (place) agatēmbwe
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step    intambuko
(measure by steps) itāmbwe
(place where steps are cut in hillside) ubukiru
(to ~) gutambuka
(aside to make light) gukīngūra, gukīnguruka
(on) guhonyora
(take little steps) kunyonyera
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stillness    agahkēre
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stock    ibishinguwe, ibibitswe
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stoke    (fire) kubeba, guhuha, kwenyegeza, kuvuguta
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streak    (caused by water, sweat) umukororōmvyi
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stretch    (vi) kwāguka, kweguka
(vt) kwāgura
(oneself) kwīgorōra
(oneself out on ground) kurambarara
(a bow) gufōra
(out, vi) kwirāmvura
(out, as skin for drum) gukana
(out arm) kurāmvura
(out skin to dry by pegging) kubāmba
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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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Sunday    icūmru, umusi w'Imāna, kuw'Imāna, kuwa Mungu (Sw.), kw'iyīnga
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surrender    (a possession) kwegura
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survive    (get well, be saved) kurokoka, kurokoza
(left alive after plague) kwōkōka
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suspended    (to be, in air) kwenēna
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sweep    gukubūra, knzūra, kyēra,
(away, as rain water) gusūriranya
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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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swing    kwenēna
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talk    kuyāga, gusakuza, kugānīra
(foolishly, or act) gusaragurika
(give discourse) kugamba
(in one's sleep) kurāzirana
(lightly) kujajura
(loudly) guhogora
(a lot) kuregeteza
(nonsense when drunk) kuvōvōta
(over) gutegēranya
(slanderously) kuvōvōta
(together in whispers) kunwengurana, kwītōnganya
(to oneself) kwītonganya
(unkindly to each other) kurandagurana
(when one shouldn't) kuyogora
(with someone to try to persuade her to elope) gucīkiza
(to sit together talking for a long time) gutūrika
(one who talks a lot, esp. tells others what to do) ingāre
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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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teeth    amēnyo (see also tooth)
(grinding of) insya z'amēnyo
(very close together) impatane
(to brush the) kwīnyugunura, kwīyugunyura
(to get the first) kra
(to grit) gukomānya, kuzyēgenya
(to grit one's ~ to avoid showing pain) gushinyanga, gushinyiriza
(to notch) guhongora
(to pull) guhongora
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tell    (one who tells others of good things, tells them where to go to find something good) umurānzi
(one who refuses to do as told) intābarirwa
(to ~) kubara, kubarira, kubwīra, gukerutsa, kurānga
(all about something) kujōja
(certainly) kujījūra
(dream) kurōtōra
(events) kudōnda
(fairy tales, stories passed down from long ago) gutika, kugana
(how one's affaires are going) kwīrāta
(make one ~ truth) kurahuruza
(publicly) kwerura
(someone that his friend has died) guhebūza
(something in a kind, easy way) kubembetereza
(to, divulge secret) gukerukiriza
(to others what you've heard) kwīgānīra
(what one has done) kwīyagiriza
(what one has heard while eaves-dropping) gutumbūra
(whole truth without hiding a thing) kwātagura
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textile    ubugwegwe bahinguramwo impuzu
(~ mill) uguhingura inyuzi
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thanks    (gift of) ishīmwe
(in advance) uzoba ukoze
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then    buno, maze, rero, kuramuka (e.g. aramutse agenda – and then he went)
(and ~) kāndi
(and ~ afterwards) hanyuma
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thin    -to, -tō-to, -toya, -tonya
(person who gets ~ gradually) umunywera
(to be, from hunger, bones show) kugōberwa
(to become) kudohōka, kugeruka, kunohoka, kwōnda, kuyōka, kwīfūtānya
(to become from work or worry) kunohorwa, kugōgōra
(to get very) kugōgōra
(to ~ out plants) kwānkanya
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thing    ikintu
(forsaken, worn out) akāhebwe
(very tiny) akazatsa
(discarded things) umwāvu
(of no value) ikija
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thorn    ihwa, igisata
(bush) igisata
(tree) umubambāngwe, umugūnguma, umurīnzi, umutobotobo, umunyinya
(to remove) guhāndūra
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throw    (to) guta, gutēra
(apart) gukumira
(at each other) gutēranya
(away) guta
(down) kujegeza
(down from above) gukorora
(forcefully) gushibura
(on ground) kwegura, gukungura
(out) gukugunya, kujugunyika
(stick on ground which tumbles end over end) kubirika
(water) kumīja
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tick    inyōndwe, inyōndwi
(that causes ~ fever) igitangu
(cattle ~) uruguha
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time of day   amango
(dawn) umutnzi
(early morning) agatōndo
(morning) igitōndo
(between 9 and 10 am) ku musase
(near noon) umutāga, ku mamina ngohe
(about 1 pm, when cows leave drinking place) amahodoka
(about 3 pm) amasubirayo y'inyana
(toward sundown) umuhīngamo
(after dark) bwateranya
(sun low, but visible) ikirēngazūba
(early evening) akagorōba
(late afternoon or evening) umugorōba
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together    hamwe
(all) icārimwe
(living) umubāno
(all speaking) imvugarimwe
(with) kumwe
(sticking) akaramata
(trees grown very close ~) impatane
(to be) kumana
(to bring) gukoranya, gutēranya
(to come, as crowd) gukungēra
(to come all ~, suddenly, as at call of trouble) kurandamuka
(to crowd ~) kwegerana
(to get close) kwegerana
(to go ~ to see something, of many people) gukōndōrera
(to live) kubāna
(to live, be always) kwāmana
(to meet) gukorana, gutērana
(to cause to meet) gukoranya, gutēranya, guhūza
(to put) kwegeraniriza, guhūza
(to put things or people close ~) kwegeranya
(to spend time) kumarana
(to stick, vi) gufatana, kumata
(to stick, vt) gufatanya, kumatanya
(to strive and crowd) kuvurungana
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tooth    iryīnyo
(back) ijigo
(cuspid) ibna
(front) amarwi
(wisdom) muzitsa, mutsitsa
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top    (of roof) agatwe
(of mountain or hill) impīnga, igikombe
(to arrive at) kurēngēra
(to cut ~ of grass or tree) gukēmūra
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toward    (the top) haruguru
(to be looking) gutūmbēra
(to go) kwerekera, kwerekeza
(to direct ~) kwerekeza
(to look) kwerekera
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transplant    (young plants for transplanting) ingemwe, umuvyāro
(to ~) kubadika, kubātura
(to make little hole in ground for planting tree or plant) gukoba
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trouble    icāgo, amaganya, amagōrwa, amarushwa, akaga
(to ~) kugōra
(to be free from ~, when others have it) gucuna
(to help one in ~) kwemānga
(to stir up ~) kugūmūka
(med) uguta umutwe
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turn    urubu
(to take) kuja imbu, kwākīrana, kwākīranwa, gukūranwa
(to have one's) kuramukirwa
(about, vt) kuzūnguza, kuzūnguriza
(against) guhinyura
(against one you've loved) gucāna
(around, vi) guhindukira
(around, vt) guhindukiza
(around several times, vt) kuzungagiza
(away, vt) guhīnda
(back, vt) gukuba
(as fold)
(bad suddenly, e.g. weather, attitude) gufurūngana, gufurāngana
(on side, vt) guhēngeka
(one's head) gukebuka
(over and over, vt) kugaragura
(right side up) gucurūra
(upside down) kwūbika, gucuramika
(upside down or wrong end to) gucurika
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unable    (to be) kudashobora
(to do what one attempts) gutāna
(to hear well) kwūmva bihurugūshwi
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unashamed    (to be) kwerura, kutagira isoni
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uncertain    (to be) guhugūmba
(to be, of what to do) kuzāzānirwa
(to be, of what a person is, to go carefully because one does not know the path well) guhwihwisha
(to go ~ of the way) guhushagirika
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unison    (in) icārimwe
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unity    ubumwe
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vacillate    kugaragurika
(between two actions) gutēgekanya
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venom    (poison of snake or other animal, in mouth) ubusagwe
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vine    (creeping) igitēza
(grape) umuzabibu
(of certain sort) umurāndarānda
(red flowering) umukakampiri
(sweet potato) imibuto, umuvyūka
(pumpkin) umuvyūka
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wasting disease   (person with) umunywera
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watch    kurīnda, guterama, kuba māso
(as night watchman) kurārīra
(i.e. workers) kurereka
(carefully) kugendeza, kugēnza
(flock) kuragira
(for) gusūra
(house) gusānga
(out for danger) guhwebutsa
(over) kubūngabūnga, kugendeza, guteramira, kuzigama
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weak    (person) umugoyigoyi
(~ and faltering person) urudēndevu
(place, as scar, on skins or gourds) umuguma
(something that appears to be strong but is ~) igihōmbe
(to be ~) kudendebukirwa, kugabanuka, kugira intege, kugoyagoya, kumugara
(to be ~ and floppy) kuregarega
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weaker    (to lose original force, to be ~) gutītūra
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weakness    intege nke, ubumuga
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wealth    ubutūnzi, ubukire
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wean    gucūtsa, kuramura
(of animals) guhweza
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weaned    (to be, baby) gucūka
(animal) guhwerwa
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weapon    intwāro, icūma
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wear    kwāmbara, gufuba
(belt, girdle) gukenyera
(many clothes) guhūnda
(out) gushira, gutamiza
(out completely) guhombōza
(out person) gutamya
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wearied    (to be ~, by long speech or delay) kurambirwa
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weariness    uburuhe, ubutame
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weary    (person) indushi
(to ~) gutamya, kurambira
(to be) kuruha
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weasel    akarīnda, akagomba
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weather    (severe cold) igikonyozi
(cloudy but not rainy) urufuri
(to be cool) gupfuka
(to turn bad suddenly) gufurūngana
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weave    (to) kujīsha, gupfundika, gutsiba, gusobanya
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weaver    uwujisha impuzu
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weaving    ukujisha impuzu
(certain kind of grass used for ~) agatēte
(to finish ~ an article) gusōza
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web    urubuga
(spider ~) igitangurirwa
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wedding    ubukwe
(to be ~ attendant) gushīngira
(to go to ~ feast) gutāha ubukwe
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weed    urwāmfu
(edible for greens) ubwākara, inyabutongo, isōgi, urusōgo
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week    uruhusha, icūmru, iyīnga, indwi
(last week) indwi iheze
(next week) indwi iza
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weep    kurira, kwānira, kwāna
(to weep over) kuririra
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weeping    amarira
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weevils    (to have) kubūngwa
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weigh    (to) gupīma, kuriba
(down) kuremēra
(to ~ pros and cons) kwīrimbūra
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weighed down   (to be) kuremērwa
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welcome    ikāze
(welcome!) kāze, karibu (Sw.)
(to ~) guha ikāze, gusanganira
(to give warm) gukēra (one does not say this of himself)
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weld    kumadika
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well    nēza
(to be) kuguma, gukomera
(to be, esp. of old people) kudūndēga
(to not be) kuyōka
(to get) gukira, kurokoka
(to get after serious illness) kurēmba
(to get when others around are dying) kurokoza
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well-behaved    (to be) gutēkereza
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well-being    ukubaho nēza
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welt    umuramu, umushishagu
(to swell up in ~ when beaten or burned) kuramura
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west    iburēngerazūba, uburēngero
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wet    –bisi
(vt) kunyāgira
(to be dripping) kujōba
(to get ~ in rain) kunyāgirwa
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wheel    (made of wood or reeds long ago, bicycle wheel) urubangangwe
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whirlwind    igihūhūta, agashūrurwe
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whisper    (to) kwītōnganya, kwōngorera, kunwengurana
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whispers    ivyōngoreranyo
(sound of) ivyōngoshwe, utwōngoshwe
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white    cēra
(anything ~) igitare
(cow) igihororo
(something spotlessly) umru
(person) umwera, umuzūngu (lit. one who aimlessly travels around)
(potato) igihaya, ikiyāra, ikiraya, intofanyi
(to be) kra
(to make) kza
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willing    (to be) kwemera
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wisdom    ubnge
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wise    (person) umunyabnge, akaranda
(to be) gukerebuka
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with    na
(between two infinitives) no
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without    (without is expressed by a verb in the –ta– negative, e.g. He went without saying Goodbye = Yagiye atavuze N’agasaga)
(~ pity or regarding) utwīninga, irarīrari
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woman    (lit. one wearing a wrap skirt) umukenyezi
(married ~) umugore
(lady-like, respected) umupfasoni
(elderly, respectful term) umukamakare
(elderly, disrespectful term) umukēcuru
(who has left many husbands and finally goe's to parent's home to build) igisubiramuhira
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worn out   (clothes) agashāmbara, umushāmbara
(mat) umusāmbi
(thing) akāhebwe, umushiro
(to be, of soil no longer productive) gutītūka
(to become) gusāza, gucobogora, gutama
(to repair repeatedly something absolutely ~) gusanasana
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you    (sing.) wewe, weho, we
(pl.) mwebwe, mweho
(and you) nawe, namwe
(like you) nkawe, nkamwe
(mainly in greetings, questions) ga
(you there!) yewe! yemwe!
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young    –to, -tō-to, –toya, –tonya
(of animal) umwāna, icāna, umukāngara
(of small animal) imbūnda
(plants for transplanting) ingemwe
(girl, unmarried) inkumi
(man, unmarried) umusore
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your    (sing.) -we, –āwe
(pl.) -nyu, –ānyu
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zeal    umte, umwītwaririko, ishāka, ifūhe
(to have) gushiruka umwete, gushira igikonyo
(to lose one's) kudehūra
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zealous    (to be) kwītwaririka, gushiruka ubute, kugira umte
(to be ~ to accomplish) gufūhira
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citizen    umwenegihugu
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national    (person) umwenegihugu
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bishop    umwepiskopi, umusenyeri (catholic)
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archbishop    umwepiskopi mukuru
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association    ishirahamwe
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semester    igihembwe
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term    (school ~) igihembwe
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trimester    igihembwe
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drug    (medical) umuti
(narcotic) ikiyobezabwenge
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sex    (to have ~, to lie down together) kuryamana
(to marry, to have ~, only used of men) kurongora
(to be married, to have ~, only of women) kurongorwa
(to have ~ without being married) kurongorana
(to have ~, only used of men, rude) guswera
(to have ~, only used of women, rude) guswerwa
(to have ~, to fornicate) kwenda, kurya umwana
(to have homosexual intercourse) kwitomba, guswerana, kuryana akameka, kuryana inyuma
(to make love like dogs, to have homosexual intercourse, derogative) guswerana nk'imbwa
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party    (political) umugambwe
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westwards    iburēngerazūba, uburēngero
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bachelor    (unmarried young man) umusore
(middle aged) igikwerere
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sweet    (to be tasting sweet) gusosa
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Wednesday    kuwa gatatu
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item    ikintu
(article, product) icahinguwe, akagenegene
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intercourse    (to have ~, to lie down together) kuryamana
(to marry, to have ~, only used of men) kurongora
(to be married, to have ~, only of women) kurongorwa
(to have ~ without being married) kurongorana
(to have ~, only used of men, rude) guswera
(to have ~, only used of women, rude) guswerwa
(to have ~, to fornicate) kwenda, kurya umwana
(to have homosexual ~) kwitomba, guswerana, kuryana akameka
(to have anal ~) kuryana inyuma
(to make love like dogs, to have homosexual ~, derogative) guswerana nk'imbwa
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eleven    icumi n'umwe
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intellect    ubnge
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fuck    (to ~, only used of men, rude) guswera
(to ~, only used of women, rude) guswerwa
(to ~, to fornicate) kwenda, kurya umwana
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fucker    umuswezi
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activity    umte
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approve    kwemera
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attract    gukga
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cover    (to ~) gupfuka, gufuka
(to ~ oneself) kwīpfuka
(to ~ dish, etc.) gupfūndikira
(to ~ a basket) kurumya
(mouth of another with hand to keep him from making a sound) gupfūnda
(well) gutwikīra
(to take ~ from rain) kwūgama
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envision    (to) kwīhza
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equally    hamwe
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fun    ubuhīrwe
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person    umuntu
(bad) umubi
(Black or African) umwirabura
(cross) ibāmba
(courageous) intwāri
(dedicated to Kiranga) igihba, igishegu
(dishonest) igihūmbu
(elderly) umusāza
(fearful) igihumura
(from far away) umunyankīko
(good, kind, just, holy, righteous) umwerānda
(grammar, ~ of verb) umuvugwa
(handsome) umuhizi
(hard to get along with) ikigoryi
(harsh) umuhāmbāzi
(honest, speaking truth) imvugakuri, umunyakuri
(honorable) umupfāsoni, umwūbahwa, nyakubahwa
(intelligent, skilled, eloquent) umuhānga
(kind and charitable) umukūndanyi
(lovable) umunyagikūndiro
(malformed) ikirema
(mean and quarrelsome) ikijōra
(meek) umugwanēza
(merciful) umunyembabazi
(miserable) umugōrwa
(of high rank, noble character) umupfāsoni
(of nice disposition) ikirende
(one by himself) inyakamwe
(sharp) inkazi
(skillful) umuntu w'inkuba, umugesera
(strong) umunyenkomezi
(stubborn) intakonywa, intābwīrwa
(tall, fat) ikigwīnyīra
(weak) umugoyigoyi, urudēndevu
(white) umuzungu, umwera
(who is great, severe, wise) akaranda
(with many children) umurēngera
(worthy of praise or love) umunyagikūndiro
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judge    (to ~) guca itēka, guca urubānza
(~ weather by sky) kugenzūra
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kind    (to be) kugira umutima mwiza
(to be very ~ to) kubukabuka
(~ person) umushiranzigo, umranda
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weight    uburiba
(to lose) kunamba
(to lose a lot of ~) kugōgōra
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good evening   mwīriwe (used any time during the day or evening when greeting one after first time)
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innocent    (to be) kra
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praise    (to) gushīma, guhīmbāza, gushemagiza, gutāzīra, guhaya, gushīmagiza
(for something received) gushemeza
(highly) kuninahaza
(highly, one of whom you've heard) gusāsira
(often) guhayagiza
(oneself) kwīhaya, kwīshima
(oneself often) kwīhayagiza
(the wealth of another) gukāma
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massage    (to ~) gusīga
(to ~ a bump so it doesn't swell or hurt) kunyīngisha
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cry    (to ~, weep) kurira, kwāna, kwānira
(to give ~ of alarm) gukoma induru
(to give startled ~) gutura ubuku
(to sob silently) gupfunagira
(out) kuyogora
(out for help) kuborōga
(to ~, young about to die) kwānāna
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gay    (homosexual person) umutinganyi, umukonotsi, umuswezi, umubidadi, umugeyi
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concerning    (~ me) jēho
(~ him, her) weho
(~ us) tweho
(~ you, pl.) mho
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manage    (to ~, control) gutwāra
(to ~ well, be responsible) gufata neza
(to ~, succeed) gushobora
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modern    kigezweko, -gezweko
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necessity    ibikenewe
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following    (the ~) ibikwirikira
(beside) iruhānde, hambavu
(~ day) bukēye
(~ week) indwi iza
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plant    (to ~) gutēra
(to ~ broadcast) kumījīra
(first) gushūza
(small seeds) kubiba
(to be loaded with fruits or grain) gutēngerera
(to be lush and green) gutotahara
(to come up thickly and thus not do well) gusorora
(to have abundant leaves and branches) gusagaba
(to help ~, throw beans in soil as other hoes) gutēragira
(to put forth branches) gushamika
(to put out big spreading branches) gusagarara, gutabarara
(to send forth shoots) gutōha
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point    (to) kwereka
(to ~ at) kugena, kugenekereza, gutūnga urutoke
(~ out the way) kugereraniriza
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consciousness    ubnge
(to regain ~) kurabūka
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drug addiction   ikiyayuramutwe
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altruism    akagōngwe, ubukūndanyi, ubuntu
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surprised    (to be) kujorerwa, gufata mpiri, kugwa mu gahundwe
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weed    (to ~) kubagara
(out grass quickly) kurandagura
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well    (hole) iriba
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witness    (to ~) gushīnga intahe, guhamya, kwāgiriza
(fearlessly in behalf of another) kwemānga
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no one   nta n'umwe, ntanumwe
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clever    (to be) kugira ubnge
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neither    nta na kimwe
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cycle    ukzi
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fornicate    (to) gusāmbana, kwenda, kurya umwana
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similarly    kimwe
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likewise    kimwe
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comparably    kimwe
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website    urubuga
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privilege    ubuhīrwe
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compliment    ishīmwe
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nationality    ubwenegihugu
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conviction    ukwemera
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philosophy    imbagarabwenge
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