Swahili – lesson five

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Today we’re getting started on words and phrases you might use on safari. Take note and practice well. Your guide will be impressed!

Ni salama Kwenda kwa miguu huko? Is it safe to walk there?

Ni umbali gani kwenda…? How far is it to…?

Ni kitu gani kile…? What kind of … is that?

Mnyama/ndege/mauwa/mti animal/bird/flower/tree

mlima/milimani mountain/mountain range

iwa lake

mbuga savannah

jia track

hifadhi ya mazingira nature reserve

mbingu sky

nyota star

jua sun

mvua rain

Next lesson will cover Swahili names for animals you will likely see on safari. Stay tuned!

Photos courtesy Gretchen Healey

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