Language and Driving in Uganda

So here are a few important phrases to learn in Swahili, starting with the most important:

Choo ido wapi = Where is the toilet?
Jina langu is ______ = my name is
Habari za asubuhi? = News of this morning? (aka good morning)
Habari za mchana? = News of the afternoon? (good afternoon)
Habari za jioni? = News of the evening? (Good evening)
Nzuri = (“it’s good” response for the above)
Nina furahi kuwa pamoja nanyi = I am happy to be here/ to be among you.
Asante = Thank you
Asante sana = Thank you very much
Jambo sana = A“big” hello
Jambo = Hello
Je’huna mke = Don’t you have a woman?
Nina furahi kukuonana = Nice to meet you (singular)
Nina furahi kuwaonana = Nice to meet you (plural)
Jino lako ni nani? = Your name is who? (what is your name)

And here’s what it looks like when Cassandra drives in Uganda and yes…the wheel is on the right side of the car!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s