Swahili-English dictionary

5000 Word Swahili Dictionary

A great companion for Swahili language learners, from beginner to intermediate level. Includes the most commonly used words in Swahili today. You can view the PDF dictionary on your smartphone or your iPad (using the free iBooks app).

5000 Word Swahili Dictionary


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5000 Word Swahili Dictionary

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Key Points

  • Includes the most important words in Swahili
  • Swahili-English and English-Swahili
  • Essential vocabulary marked in bold


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Online Swahili dictionary

This Swahili dictionary contains the 5000 most used words in Swahili which are essential for day to day communication. Along with the meaning of the word, the dictionary will also provide usage examples.

the house
nyumba yake
his house
Nyumba ni kubwa
The houses are big
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About Swahili

About Swahili

Swahili is spoken in Tanzania, Kenya, Congo and Uganda. You'd like to improve your Swahili vocabulary? Download our Swahili PDF dictionary now and learn new Swahili words today!

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Basic words and phrases in Swahili

Learn to get by in Swahili with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Swahili, introduce yourself in Swahili and even hold a conversation in Swahili after you have met someone.

Ni kwema inje.
It is nice.
Kuna upepo.
It is windy.
Hali ya hewa iko je?
What is the weather like ?
Kuna jua.
It is sunny.
Speak! Swahili

Speak! Swahili

Learn Swahili now. You'll begin with simple Swahili phrases and day to day vocabulary and advance at your own pace... seeing, listening and responding in Swahili. Fun to use and also fun to learn! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a comprehensive Swahili language course for Windows. If you have a Windows laptop, this will be an excellent way for you to learn Swahili.

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You can learn Swahili in just 9 easy steps.

You can go from beginner to fluent in Swahili in a short time and our nine-step Swahili learning guide will show you how. We'll be talking about Swahili greetings, nouns, adjectives and verbs. The guide provides an overview of each step in the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Swahili.

Swahili learning guide : Step 9

In the previous steps, you learned about Swahili greetings, Swahili nouns, Swahili adjectives and Swahili verbs. In this step, we highlight the use of possessive pronouns in Swahili. You'll learn phrases like nyumba yangu, kitabu changu and meza yangu (my house, my book, my table). You'll also learn nyumba yako, kitabu chako and meza yako (your house, your book, your table). You'll see an easy to follow lesson which includes numerous useful examples in both Swahili and English. To get started with step 1, simply click the 9-step speedometer symbol.

On the Road! Swahili

On the Road! Swahili

Make the most of your trip to work by learning Swahili words and phrases on the way. With this audio CD, you'll learn 1000's of Swahili words & phrases in a very short time. The voice is in both Swahili and English. Just listen, absorb and enjoy! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a learn Swahili audio cd. If you have a CD player at home or in your car, this is the Swahili course for you.

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