Learn Essential Basics Phrases in Luganda Language

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Yes

Wangi


No

Nedda


Please

Bambi


I am sorry (forgive me)

Nsaba Kunsonyiwa


I don't know...

Simanyi


Do you understand me?

Ontegedde


I don't understand...

Sibitegeera


Do you speak English?

Oyogera Oluzungu?


I need some help

Nsaba kunyambako


Which way to…?

Nyinza kutuukayo ntya?


What time is it?

Ssaawa mmeka?


How much is this?

Kino kya mmeka?


Where are you from?

Ova wa


What do you think?

Okilowoozako ki?


What do you do?

Okola mulimu ki?


How can I help you?

Nkuyambe ntya oba?


That's very good/Excellent

Ekyo kilungi


I don't think so(disagreeing)

Silowooza


What is this?

Kiki kino?


I need a doctor

Neetaaga Omusawo


Help!

Nnyamba


God bless you

Mukama akuwe Omukisa


You scared me

Ontiisizza


I love you.

Nkwagala


Stop crying

Lekerawo okukaaba


Keep quiet / Shut up

Silika


I am hungry

Enjala ennuma


I am thirsty (I want water)

Ennyonta ennuma/Njagala kunywa ku mazzi


Let me pass

Kampitewo


What do you want?

Oyagala ki?


Are you happy?

Oli musanyufu?


God is good

Mukama mulungi


Come back

Komawo


Please extend

Semberayo


That's good

Kirungi


Have you heard?

Owulidde


I do not have ____

Sirinaa___


I forgot_____

Neerabidde____


I'm sorry to hear that

Ekyo nga kibi


May I have___

Mbadde nsaba ku _____


Now

Kakati


Is [David] there?

David wali?


[David ] is not there

David taliwoo


That's it

Kye kyo!


This is yours

Kino ki kyo


You are late!

Okereye!


What?

Eki?


When?

Eddi?


Why?

Lwaaki?


Who?

Ani?


What is that?

Ekyo kiki?


What did you say?

Ogambye ki?


King

Kabaka


Queen

Nabagereka


No worries

Tewali buzibu


Water

Amazzi


Fire

Omuliro


Stop!

Lekerawo


I will be with you in a minute/moment

Naatera okutuukako


Don't worry

Teweeraliikirira


That's a good idea

Ekyo kirowoozo kirungi


I don't know how to use it

Simanyi nkozesa yaakyo


I don't like it

Sikyagala


Let me check

Kankebere


Never mind

Tofaayo


More than that

N'okusinga ekyo


Just a little

Katono nnyo


Next time

Omulundi omulala


Nothing

Tewali


Not yet

Tekinnaba/Sinnaba


Of course

Era ddala


Really?

Okakasa?


Take it outside

Kitwale wabweru


That looks great

Ekyo kilungi


That's alright

Tekirina buzibu


That's enough

Ekyo tekimala


That's fine

Ekyo kilungi


That's it

Kyekyo


That's not right

Ekyo ssi kituufu


That's too much

Ekyo kingi


What happened?

Ki ekyabaddewo?


Why are you laughing?

Lwaki oseka?