saPrep1likesa ivolike that2as, such asMakolo a matuhu ni sa: Wayawo, Wanyasa,...(Arbow: 5)Other clans are as [follows]: Wayawo, Wanyasa...Nawakavinda nyama za mwe mbago sa mbogo, swala, ntrwiga, mbalanga, mphunda msenge... na matuhu yake. (Arbow: 11)They were hunting meat [animals] in the bush such as buffalo, a kind of antelope, giraffe, another kind of antelope, zebra ... and others.This term is used by Arbow and in Tanzania but not in Somalia.
Sa< Eng SirPrtMr.Sa Mwaliko kakawa.Mr. Mwaliko was late.Sa Dhadhiri nani mkulu.Mr. Dadiri was headman.This particle is used before men's names and is respectful, although not as respectful as Mze.
sa dyeroNG51todaymazumbe ya sa dyero (Arbow)leaders of today2nowadays
sa viya1PPlikeIdi shirika dileta magari tafauti sa viya Honda, Toyota na Acura.The dealer has brought different kinds of vehicles like Honda, Toyota and Acura.2PPthat way3ConjbecauseSaviya ni mtana mwa weyawe, naho hakunga wantru wakammonaBecause she is beautiful among her companions, so [another] she doesn't want people to see her.
saa (masaa)1NG5time(s)Ni saa nyingahi? -- Ni saa kumi kasoro robo.What time is it? -- It's a quarter to four. (= It's a quarter to ten Kizigua time.)This noun is normally NG5, but also can be plural in NG3 in the meanings hours.See: msaa;Nsaa nyingahi?2NG5o'clockNi saa nyingahi? -- Ni saa chenda.What time is it? -- It's three o'clock. (= It's nine o'clock Kizigua time.)Ni saa kumi haluse vino.It's four o'clock right now. (= It's ten o'clock right now Kizigua time.)Ni saa kumi na nusu.It's four thirty. (= It's ten thirty Kiziugua tim.)Ni saa kumi robo.It's quarter after four.3NG5hour(s)Nashegeya kwa mirongo mitatu dala kwa saa.I'm working for thirty dollars an hour.Saa zangu za kwe kazi nasahirwa ni Jon.My hours at work are being checked by Jon.4NG5clock(s)Lete saa iyo!Bring that clock!5NG5watch(es)Miye na Luhizo chiweregishanya saa.Me and Luhizo hawked watches together.Luhizo kaniweregishiza saa zangu.Luhizo hawked my watches for me.Mwaliko ahalalwa ni saa yake.Mwaliko's watch fits him loosely. (lit.: Mwaliko is fit loosely by his watch.)Saa yangu ni fetha.My watch is silver.6NG3huge watchidi saathe huge watch
saa chendaNG5three o'clockNi saa chenda za chisingi.It's three o'clock in the afternoon. (= It's nine o'clock pm Chizigula time.)Ni saa chenda za chiro.It's three o'clock at night. (= nine o'clock am Chizigula time)
saa imwengaNG5seven o'clockNi saa imwenga ya mtondo.It's seven o'clock in the morning. (= It's one o'clock am Chizigula time.)Ni saa imwenga ya chiro.It's seven o'clock in the evening. (= It's one o'clock pm Chizigula time.)
saa kumiNG5four o'clockNi saa kumi za chisingi.It's four o'clock in the afternoon. (= It's ten o'clock pm Chizigula time.)Ni saa kumi za chiro.It's four o'clock at night. (= It's ten o'clock am Chizigula time.)Wata kwinula wawerega na ngoma zawo saa kumi za chiro.The awakeners are walking around with their drums at four o'clock am of the night.
saa kumi na imwengaNG5five o'clockNi saa kumi na imwenga za chisingi.It's five o'clock in the afternoon. (= It's eleven o'clock am Chizigula time.)Ni saa kumi na imwenga za chiro.It's five o'clock at night. (= It's eleven o'clock pm Chizigula time.)Kulawa kwangu ni saa kumi na imwenga.My leaving is at five o'clock (= eleven o'clock pm Chizigula time).
saa kumi na mbiriNG5six o'clockNi saa kumi na mbiri za chiro.I'ts six o'clock at night. (= It's twelve o'clock pm Chizigula time.)Ni saa kumi na mbiri za mtondo.I'ts six o'clock (in the morning). (= It's twelve o'clock am Chizigula time.)Ni saa kumi na mbiri za chisingi..It's six o'clock in the afternoon. (= twelve o'clock pm Chizigula time)This is the zero point on the Chizigula clock. Since it's both the end of the night and the beginning of the morning, one can say either ...za chiro 'at night' or ...za mtondo 'in the morning;.
saa mbiriNG5eight o'clockNi saa mbiri za mtondo.It's eight o'clock in the morning. (= It's two o'clock am Chizigula time.)Ni saa mbiri za chiro.It's eight o'clock in the evening. (= It's two o'clock pm Chizigula time.)Ni saa mbiri wa nusu za chiro.It's half past eight o'clock at night. (half past two pm Chizigula time)Ni saa mbiri na robo za mtondo.It's a quarter past eight o'clock in the morning. (= quarter past two am Chizigula time)Ni saa mbiri na (ma)dakika mirongo minne na shano za chiro.It's eight forty-five in the evening. (= two forty-five pm Chizigula time)
saa mfungateNG5one o'clockNi saa mfungate za chiro.It's one o'clock at night. (= It's seven o'clock am Chizigula time.)Ni saa mfungate za chisingi.It's one o'clock in the afternoon. (= It's seven o'clock pm Chizigula time.)
saa mnaneNG5two o'clockNi saa mnane za chisingi.It's two o'clock in the afternoon. (= It's eight o'clock pm Chizigula time.)Ni saa mnane za chiro.It's two o'clock at night. (= It's eight o'clock am Chizigula time.)Dyero nna wahadi na dektari saa mname.Today I have an appointment with the doctor at two o'clock.
saa mtandatuNG51twelve o'clockNi saa mtandatu.It's twelve o'clock. (= It's six o'clock Chizigula time.)2midday3noonNdege yangu yenuka saa mtandatu.My flight leaves at noon.
saa nneNG5ten o'clockNi saa nne za mtondo.It's ten o'clock in the morning. (= It's four o'clock am Chizigula time.)Ni saa nne za chiro.It's ten o'clock at night. (= It's four o'clock pm Chizigula time.)Kaneva ukaunga kwita na miye, nibasa saa nne.If you want to go with me, come to me at ten o'clock. (= four o'clock Chizigula time)
saa ntratuNG5nine o'clockNi saa ntratu za mtondo.It's nine o'clock in the morning. (= It's three o'clock am Chizigula time.)Ni saa ntratu za chiro.It's nine o'clock at night. (= It's three o'clock pm Chizigula time.)Saa ntratu nachigaluke chigona kale.At three o'clock p.m. (= 9 o'clock) we'll have already been sleeping.
saa shanoNG5eleven o'clockNi saa shano za mtondo.It's eleven o'clock in the morning. (= It's five o'clock am Chizigula time.)Ni saa shano za chiro.It's eleven o'clock at night. (= It's five o'clock pm Chizigula time.)Kila siku nagona mpaka saa shano za msi kwa sababu nadyenderwa ni ndege.Every day I sleep till eleven o'clock in the daytime because I have airplanes going for me.
sababuNG51cause(s)Sababu ya moto udya ko mnima ni ubaulo.The cause of that fire on the hill is lightning.Silaumiywa mara nyingi bila sababu.I got blamed a lot of times without cause.See: kusababisha, kwa sababu ~ kwasabu.2reason(s)Sababu ya kuleta kamera ino hano ni mbwani?What is the reason for bringing this camera here?Sababu iyo azimwire kudyibu maswali ni kusoma kudyeche.The reason he couldn't answer questions is [because of] little studying.Mnungu ana sababu nyingi za kuharamisha mphombe.God has many reasons for prohibiting alcohol.
sabanoNG51sheathe(s)Nna sabano mbiri na ngola mbiri.I have two sheathes and two knives.Ngola zangu nazisomeka mwe zi sabano.My knives, I forced them into the sheathes.2scabbard(s)Sabano yo upanga itatuka.The scabbard of the sword is torn.3holster(s)Sivala sabano mbiri za bundiki.I'm wearing two holsters.
sabhura (masabhura)< SomNG31blackboardSabhura dyawandikwa na choki.The blackboard is written on with chalk.Fucha idi sabhura!Erase the blackboard!Hangusa idi sabhura!Clean the blackboard!Sabhura dino hadihanguswa male.This blackboard has not been wiped clean at all.2chalkboardMwalimu kafuchizwa sabhura dyake ni wanafunzi.The teacher got his chalkboard wiped off by the students.Mwalimu akunga asome kwe di sabhura.The teacher wants you to read at the chalkboard.Mwalimu wetu amemeza sabhura kila mtondo kwe skulu.Our teacher fills up a chalkboard every morning at school.
sabililahiAdvwithout pretenseNambiza wantru wangu chi sabililahi.I'm helping my people without pretense.
sabuni< ItNG51soap, bar of soapSisafishiza mazi na sabuni.I used water and soap to clean.Nguwo zangu sizihufa vedi na sabuni.My clothes, I scrubbed them well with soap.Sihola chifulo cha sabuni mwe di bhafu.I scooped off soap foam in the tub.Sabuni mbiri sizihutira nguwo zino.Two bars of soap, I used them to wash these clothes.See alternate pronunciation: shabuni.2soapyOvaroli dyangu dichofekwa mo mazi ye moto na sabuni.My overalls have been immersed in the hot and soapy water.
sadaNG5measlesWana sada.They have measles.Sada zao zihona.Their measles healed up.
sadakaNG51almsMhando ana imani ya kulava sadaka.Mhando has generosity in giving out alms.2donation(s)Nalava sadaka kila wakati.I give donations all the time.See; kulava sadaka.3charityLavani sadaka Mwenyzimungu ammoneni mbazi.Give charity so God will have mercy on you (all).