Useful Swahili phrases and words…
If you are traveling to East Africa then you are in luck. Being able to say hello and make a few exchanges with the locals in their local language will not only endear you to them, it will make your trip awesome.
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE: Swahili words are always pronounced the way they are written. Literally. There are no silent letters and every syllable must be enunciated.
Jambo? / hujambo? (how are you?) – sijambo (I am fine).
Habari? (how are you?) – nzuri (fine).
Goodbye – Kwaheri.
Saying Thank you and other Courtesies
Swahili Shopping Phrases
Going shopping. These Swahili phrases and words will help you communicate with the seller if they don’t speak English. You might even get a good deal.
If there is an English phrase you might want to use but it is not here then pop it onto the Swahili translator to get Swahili translation of the phrase.
Out and About
Time of Day