TANZANIA – THE LAND OF SERENGETI, ZANZIBAR & AFRICA’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, BY AFRICA4U AWARD WINNER – HAPPYNESS

Tanzania the land of Serengeti ,Zanzibar and Africa’s highest mountain (Mt Kilimanjaro).
Tanzania has whatever you are dreaming about – be it tropical islands, climbing the highest mountain in Africa, diving for marine treasures or watching the annual migration of plains game. It boasts some of the most romantic and tropical beaches in Africa – Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Islands.
The Tanzania people are warm and friendly. There are more than 130 ethnic groups in existence. Despite there being so many different cultures, Tanzania has had a peaceful history and an enviable political stability .

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Here are some Swahili-English
BASIC PHRASES
Jambo – hello, how are yo
Nzuri – ok, fine, good
Nakupenda – I love you
Nakupenda pia -Love you too
Hakuna matata – no worries/no problems
Sijambo – Am fine
Karibu – welcome, come in, also said when offering something
Ndege – plane
Kwaheri – goodbye
Njia – road/path
Asante – thank you
Bwana – mister
Mama – woman
Pole pole – slowly
Kijana – youth
Haraka – faster
Mtoto – child
Jina lako Ni nani – what’s you name
Simama – Stop
Tafadhali – Please
Samahani – Sorry
Ndiyo – yes
Hapana – no
Twende – let’s go
Sijui – I don’t know
Kushoto – Left
Hapa – here
Kulia – right
Lini – when
Juu – up
Kwa Nini – why
Chini – down
Nani? – Who?
Nini? – What?
Kweli – true
Leo – today
Kesho – tomorrow
Choo – toilet
Mchana – daytime
Bafu – bathroom
Usiku – night time/at night
Asubuhi – morning/in the morning
Mapema – early
Nipe – give me
Dakika – minutes
Tena – again
ANIMALS (BIG FIVE)
Tembo- elephant
Simba- lion
Chui – Leopard
Faru- rhinoceros
Nyati – buffaloes

VERBS
To eat – ku-la
To drink – Ku-nywa
Simba – Lion
To stay – Ku-kaa
To see – kuona

MORE BASIC PHRASES
Mambo – hello impolitely
To look – kutazama
Sawa – ok
To buy – kununua
Habari –hello/hi
To love – kupenda
Habari za asubuhi – good morning
To be/become – kuwa
Habari za jioni – good evening
To come from – kutoka
Usiku mwema – good night
PRONOUNS
Kwaheri – good bye
Us – sisi
Tuonane – see you
Samahani – excuse me
You – ninyi
Samahani – sorry
Them – wao
Me – mimi
You – wewe
Him/her – yeye

 

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