Swahili Translation options

August 27, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Aside from the great living dictionary the Kamusi Project offers Google Translate has opened up its doors for Swahili translation.

It will still take some time before the Google tool, will be flawless as they usually start feeding the tool with official United Nations Documents. In time though the translations will get more accurate.

Head to translate.google.com and try for yourself. Additionally we will start working on implementing it right on our site.

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Swahili to english translation, please ?

November 28, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

This is a song my little daughter learned from a movie, about three years ago, and she still sings it at bedtime sometimes, she uses it as a lullaby for her dolls, She’s only five yr old, but has a very good memory, and retention skills.

The sound of it is very calming and relaxing for her, that she insists that I sing fo her sometimes, But what bothers me is the fact that I don’t know what we are singing. I’m clueless about the meaning of this words:

” Imba wimbo wa upepo
wakati unajiwa na
Imba wimbo wa upepo
wakati ndoto tamu

Lala mpaka usiku uisheni
upepu wa usiku wimbo wakona
Wimbu Wangu Unendelea
Imba wimbo wa upepo
wakati unajiwa na
Imba wimbo wa upepo
wakati ndoto tamu

Lala mpaka usiku uisheni
upepu wa usiku wimbo wakona

Upepu wa usiku wimbo wakona

Unaendelea milele”

Can anybody help?

Thanks, I’ ts from the movie Mighty Joe Young, indeed.
For those who wonder, here’ s the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2lhhZiZwrQ

And here’ s Charlize Theron (the movie star) singing it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGZG4k5dFeI&feature=related
Still my personal favorite is the one with the African Choir.
It’s called Windsong :)

Sing a song
And for a moment
You will be visited by the wind

Sing a song
And for a moment
Dream sweetly of the wind

Sleep now until the night is dawn
The wind and the night song, they are there
However the song, my child, will go on forever.

Bye :)

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what does uko wapi lakini mean?

November 18, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

what does uko wapi lakini mean? I need a Swahili to English translation

but where are you?

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Word Translation?

November 12, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Swahili Word Translation: What is the word NICKEL in Swahili and Afrikaans?

It is NIKELI in Swahili

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English to Kiswahili translation?

November 10, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

English to Kiswahili translation?
How do you say these words/phrases in Swahili:
‘love’ (the idea – ie NOT I love, NOT he loves, etc.)
‘Unity through education’
‘World Peace through education’
‘Opportunity’

if you know any african phrases (english or swahili) similar to these topics, that would be great as well. please no online dictionary translations.

love = penzi
ni kweli penzi jipya lina nguvu za ajabu= It’s true that new love has amazing strength.
Opportunity= nafasi
Unity through education= Umoja kutipia elimu
World peace through education= Amani ya duniani kutipia elimu.

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Swahili translated into english (site or your help)?

November 10, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Swahili translated into english (site or your help)?: I need to know how to say “Angel”, “God’s Gift”, “Star”, “Warrior” “Strong” and/or “Prince” in Swahili. Do you know a site where they do free translations or do you know how to say at least one of those? (if not please do not answer)

Here are the Swahili Translations:

angel – malaika (mar-lar-ee-car)
god’s gift – zawadi ya mungu (say- za-wer-dee yah moo-ngoo)
star – nyota (say nyor-ter)
warrior – mpiganaji
strong – nguvu (say ngoo-voo)

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how do you say this in Ki Swahili????

November 5, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

how do you say this in Ki Swahili? i wanted to say “You did not wear your special bag to school” in Swahili to my mate from Kenya, lol, (its a long story) does anyone speak Swahili here? I would love to ask someone for a few translations :D
Daniel :-)

Swahili Translation by one of our blog readers: “Siyo umevaa mfuko wako maalum shuleni”

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What does Tahira mean in swahili? I know it means "purity and chastity" in Arabic?

November 1, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

My ex reckons its means mentally deficient in his language but I cant find evidence of this in any translation dictionary of English/Swahili, perhaps its slang from Zanzibar, can anyone please help me out to clarify this??

Swahili has a lot of arabic words in the language.
So Tahira means the same in Swahili, as in arabic.

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What is Swahili translation for this phrase?

October 30, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Grant peace to those who love your law.

This is for a women’s program that my mother is organizing, thanks.

Wape amani wale wapendao kanuni yako

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I have a kitenge with the Swahili words "Palipo na upendo mungu huletaheri". Can anyone give me a translation

October 26, 2008 by · 3 Comments 


I could not find "huletaheri" in any dictionaries, but what I could translate would read:
"Where there is love, fate/destiny [huletaheri]

Palipo – where there is…
upendo – love/affection
mungu – fate/destiny/god

huletaheri must be a verb….

This sounds like it could be a proverb or popular saying.

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