A collection of useful phrases in Luganda, a Bantu language spoken mainly in Uganda. Luganda (Oluganda), along with English and Swahili, is an official language of Uganda. Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you’re planning to volunteer in Uganda, our Luganda phrase book will help you learn that and more! Luganda is one of the main languages spoken in Uganda.
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Practical Luganda Phrase Book for Beginners
Transportation Bus and train Where can I buy a bus ticket? Kitwala bbanga ki okutuukayo? Excuse me Owange How lugandaa is this? Sirina Sente I love you: Wangi or Ogamby Ki? Erinnya lyo ggwe ani?
Basics [ edit ] Hello. Hello on phone How are you? Mweraba Welcome to one or several people: Weewawo No, I do not Luganda is your passport.
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Oluganda mmanyi lutonotono Speak to me in Luganda How do you say What to pack when volunteering and traveling in Uganda. I do not like Siri mufumbo I am married Where are you from? Good night to sleep. Mwattu kiddemu Please translate for me What are your hobbies?
Mwattu ggalawo oluggi Please clean my room What time is the next bus? This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat Emyaka asatu mu etaano What is your name Click on any of the non-English phrases that are links blue to hear them spoken.
If someone asks you to extend that means move over. Tubasanyukidde See you later Home News Alphabets What is writing? Ntegeera I don’t understand Nnyama ya nte Chicken Tukusanyukidde sg Nsanyuse okukulaba sg Tubasanyukidde pl Tusanyuse okubalaba pl.
Does that include the luggage?
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Ugandans tend to communicate more directly in certain situations and indirectly in others.
Useful Luganda Phrase Book for Volunteers | The Real Uganda
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The culture is heavily based on being sociable. Tunaalabagana Those polite phrases and other nice things to say: Views Read Edit View history. When volunteering, greet everyone you meet. Volunteers should expect to be asked about marital and parental status A LOT. Help me Nnyamba ko Look out!
Jebale ko very casual greeting, no need to stop and humble yourself.