Help:Basic words in Swati (síNgísi)

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This a page designed to help English-speaking users learn some basic Swati words and phrases. Here is a list of some words in English and their equivalents in Swati.

Greeting[hlela | edit source]

  • Hello - Sawubona
  • How are you? - Unjani?
  • I am fine. - Ngikhona
  • I am fine, thank you. - Ngikhona ngiyabonga
  • Goodbye - Sala kahle
  • Good luck - Inhlanhla lenhle
  • Have a safe journey. - Ube (singular) / Nibe (plural) neluhambo loluphephile

Expressions[hlela | edit source]

  • yes - yebo
  • no - cha
  • please - ngiyacela
  • thank you - ngiyabonga
  • you're welcome - wamukelekile
  • help - sita (singular) / sitani (plural)
  • danger - ingoti
  • emergency - simo lesibucayi
  • excuse me - lucolo
  • come here - wota lapha
  • I am sorry. - Ngiyacolisa
  • I love you. - Ngiyakutsandza
  • happy birthday - lusuku lwekutalwa loluhle
  • merry christmas - khisimusi lomuhle
  • good luck - inhlanhla lenhle

Questions / sentences[hlela | edit source]

  • Do you accept (credit cards/traveler's cheques)? - Uyawavuma (emakhadi etikweledi/emasheke etivakashi)?
  • How much is this? - Kubita malini loku?
  • I want ... - Ngifuna...
  • What are you doing? - Wentani?
  • What is the time? - Ngicela sikhatsi?
  • Where are you going? - Uya kuphi?
  • Where is ...? - Uphi ...?
  • I don't know - Angati
  • Ngibuya nga ... - I come from ...

Numbers[hlela | edit source]

  • 1. - one - kunye
  • 2. - two - kubili
  • 3. - three - kutsatfu
  • 4. - four - kune
  • 5. - five - kusihlanu
  • 6. - six - kusitfupha
  • 7. - seven - kusikhombisa
  • 8. - eight - kusiphohlongo
  • 9. - nine - kuyimfica
  • 10. - ten - kulishumi
  • 11. - eleven - lishumi nakune
  • 12. - twelve - lishumi nakubili
  • 13. - thirteen - lishumi nakutsatfu
  • 14. - fourteen - lishumi nakune
  • 15. - fifteen - lishumi nesihlanu
  • 20. - twenty - emashumi lamabili
  • 21. - twenty one - emashumi lamabili nakunye
  • 22. - twenty two - emashumi lamabili nakubili
  • 50. - fifty - emashumi lasihlanu
  • 100. - hundred - likhulu
  • 1000. - thousand - inkhulungwane

Computers and Internet terms[hlela | edit source]

  • computer - ngcondvomshini
  • e-mail - i-imeyili
  • Internet - i-inthanethi
  • Internet café - likhefi le-inthanethi
  • website - i-webhusayithi

Colours[hlela | edit source]

  • colours - Imibala
  • black - mnyama
  • brown - bubendze
  • green - uluhlata satjani
  • grey - bhidzi
  • gold - golide
  • yellow - mtfubi
  • white - mhlophe

Days and months[hlela | edit source]

  • today - lamuhla
  • yesterday - itolo
  • tomorrow - kusasa
  • next week - liviki lelitako
  • last week - liviki leliphelile
  • next month - inyanga letako
  • last month - inyanga lephelile
  • Monday - uMsombuluko
  • Tuesday - Lesibili
  • Wednesday - Lesitsatfu
  • Thursday - Lesine
  • Friday - Lesihlanu
  • Saturday - uMgcibelo
  • Sunday - Lisontfo
  • January - Bhimbidvwane
  • February - Indlovane
  • March - Indlovu
  • April - Mabasa
  • May - Inkhwekhweti
  • June - Inhlaba
  • July - Kholwane
  • August - Ingci
  • September - Inyoni
  • October - Imphala
  • November - Lweti
  • December - Ingongoni