Study Abroad Student Handbook
Kenya Kenya
Center for Global Education

Phrases To Know in Kenya

Arrest

  • I am an United States citizen.
      Mimi ni raia wa Marekani.
  • Please call the United States Embassy/Consulate immediately.
      Tafadhali piga Marekani Ubalozi mara moja.
  • I have a right to call the United States Embassy/Consulate.
      Nina haki ya kuwaita Marekani Ubalozi.

Food and Water

  • Where is the market?
      Ambapo ni soko?
  • Where can I get something to eat?
      Wapi ninaweza kupata chakula?
  • I am allergic to ...
      Mimi ni mzio wa ...
  • Is this safe drinking water?
      Je, hii ni salama ya kunywa maji?
  • I can't/don't eat meat/pork, etc.
      Siwezi / hawali nyama / nyama ya nguruwe.

General Information

  • My name is ...
      Jina langu ni ...
  • Please speak slowly.
      Tafadhali kusema polepole.
  • Where is the nearest (bathroom, telephone, bank, internet cafĂ©, ...)?
      Ambapo ni karibu (bafuni, simu, benki)?
  • Where can I find information about ...?
      Wapi naweza kupata habari kuhusu ...?
  • Can you show me on this map?
      Je, unaweza kuonyesha yangu katika ramani hii?
  • Can you contact this person for me?
      Je, unaweza kuwasiliana na mtu huyu kwa ajili yangu?
  • I don't understand.
      Sielewi.
  • What (time, date, day) is it?
      Nini (muda, tarehe, siku) ni nini?
  • Can you give me directions to ...?
      Je, unaweza nipe maelekezo ...?
  • Can you write this down for me?
      Je, unaweza kuandika hii chini kwa ajili yangu?
  • I'm lost.
      Mimi waliopotea.

Help

  • This is an emergency.
      Hii ni hatari.
  • I need help.
      Mimi wanahitaji msaada.
  • Where is the police station?
      Ambapo ni kituo cha polisi?
  • Where can I get help?
      Wapi ninaweza kupata msaada?
  • Please help me!
      Tafadhali nisaidie!
  • Stop! Thief!
      Kuacha! Mwizi!

Medical

  • My blood type is ...
      Damu yangu ni aina ya ...
  • Please take me to the hospital/doctor.
      Tafadhali kuchukua yangu hospitali / daktari.
  • I'm allergic to penicillin/aspirin.etc.
      Mimi nina mzio penicillin / aspirin.
  • I'm not feeling well.
      Mimi si hisia vizuri.
  • How do I get to the (doctor, hospital)?
      Je, mimi kupata na daktari wa hospitali /?
  • I am diabetic, etc.
      Mimi ni mgonjwa wa kisukari.

Money

  • Do you take travelers' checks?
      Je, kuchukua hundi ya wasafiri '?
  • Do you take credit cards?
      Je, kuchukua kadi ya mikopo?
  • Where can I exchange money?
      Wapi ninaweza kubadilishana fedha?
  • Where is the closest ATM?
      Ambapo ni karibu ATM?
  • I need a cash advance from my credit card.
      Nahitaji mapema fedha kutoka kwa kadi yangu.
  • What is the exchange rate for (dollars) to (local currency)?
      Je, ni kiwango cha ubadilishaji?
  • How much does this cost?
      Kiasi gani gharama hii?

Transportation

  • How long is the trip?
      Muda gani ni ya safari?
  • How much is the ticket?
      Tikiti ni bei gani?
  • Can you take me to a (bus,taxi,train,metro)?
      Je, unaweza kuchukua mimi (kwa basi treni, teksi,, metro)?
  • Please take me to the airport.
      Tafadhali kuchukua yangu uwanja wa ndege.
  • Does this bus/metro stop at...?
      Je, jambo hili bus / metro kuacha katika ...?
  • Are there student rates?
      Je, kuna mwanafunzi viwango?
  • Where can I get a (bus, taxi, train, metro)?
      Wapi ninaweza kupata (kwa basi, teksi, treni, metro)?
  • Where can I rent a car?
      Wapi ninaweza kukodisha gari?
  • What is the fare?
      Gani paka?
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