LESSON #25: Names of clothes/clothing (majina ya mavazi)

ClothesMavazi (Vazi)

blauzi    

                                  Blauzi

 sketi     

                                       Sketi/Skati


 sheti   

                                       Sheti/Shati

  suruali   

                             Suruali
                                                                                       

viatu

Viatu

kaptura    

                        Kaptura                                                                
koti

Koti

                            soksi               
                 Soksi                                           
 

 kanzu    Kanzubuibui  Buibui
                                                 kanga 

                                         Kanga

(message reads “moyo wangu uniachie” which loosely translates to “don’t mess with my heart” or “leave my heart be”)

kitenge Vitenge (kitenge)

(all pictures courtesy of the web)

Sikiliza:

EPISODE 25: Clothing/Clothes in Swahili
(put the volume really high please, my bad, couldn’t do much shouting I got a cold !)

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4 Responses to LESSON #25: Names of clothes/clothing (majina ya mavazi)

  1. h@cker says:

    yo nice work u guys next time just add some more

  2. fun~lugha says:

    Thank you, been very much busy but will try update once in a while

  3. Cat =^..^= says:

    Most of the jina is missing on the yellow and black khanga above.
    The complete jina on this khanga is:
    CHUKI NICHUKIE MOYO WANGU UNIACHIE
    I have seen several translations of this and I’m not sure which is correct.

    I think it is: Hate me or don’t hate me leave my heart alone.
    Is this correct?

  4. fun~lugha says:

    Hi Cat, thanks for that full msemo there.
    Chuki nichukie means ‘just keep hating me’ so basically the full msemo would translate loosely as ‘keep hating me but leave my heart alone’ or a deeper meaning would be ‘keep hating me but just don’t harm me.’
    ‘Hate me or don’t hate me’ in my understanding would have been uchukie usinichukie
    Or what do you think?

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