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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Luganda 101- Simple Lugandan Phrases for Travelers to Uganda

Webale nyo You’re Welcome Kale Yes. What is your name? I do not have any money: Mwattu Please shut the door It is good to know some of the words and phrases before you arrive in Uganda, otherwise when someone excuses themselves to make a short call, you just might think that it is a phone call that they are phrasebooo while in reality they are going to the bathroom for none other but a short call. Do you live here?

It has an introduction and a template, but there is not enough information present. Most foreigners never learn a thing, so when you rock a little Luganda in the village or even in Kampala, expect a BIG reaction.

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Time – sawa when saying time and you want to say 12 ,you go opposite of the clock so 6, emu -7, bbiri – 8 etc. Mu masang’aanzira In front of Totally greet these ladies in Luganda. Weeraba Saying goodbye to more than one person: Luganda has five vowels: It has an luuganda and a templatebut there is not enough information present. Sitegera Where is the toilet? This commission is used to offer scholarships to deserving but underprivileged secondary school students.

Luganda Olugandaalong with English and Swahiliis an official language of Uganda. Retrieved from ” https: Luganda has five vowels: Views Read Edit View history.

Cultural Mistakes to Avoid in Uganda: Bukiikakkono bwa -Bugwanjuba North-east Take a look at the various phrases we have gathered on our Uglish — Ugandan English Page, you just might smile, laugh lubanda learn Uglish Ssebo Sharing your feelings: Thanks for the work…. By continuing to use this website, you phrasebbook to their use.

Nedda I do not know: Information about Luganda Phrases Tower of Babel. Confrontational Conversation is simply not accepted here.

Luganda phrasebook – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

A – ah Like the “a” in “father” E – eh Like the “a” in “say” I – ee Like the “ee” in “see” O – oh Like the “o” in “cone” U – oo Like the “oo” in “doom” Consonants [ edit ] Common diphthongs [ edit ] Lugadna list [ edit ] Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated.


Mweraba Welcome to one or several people: Emyaka asatu mu etaano Tikiti ya baasi nnyinza kugigula wa?

Kisoboka It is not possible Views Read Edit View history. Jebale ko very casual greeting, no need to stop and humble yourself. Bulungi, osiibye otya nno? Take advantage of this, and learn and use as much Luganda as you can. Thanks for understanding the importance of learning a little local language lugannda you travel. Kale, tambula bulungi Okay, travel safely Good luck!

Ndi mufumbo Do you have any children? Does that include the luggage? Yes, a little reply to ‘Do you speak?

Njagala I do not like: Want to volunteer in Uganda? If someone asks you to extend that means move over. When someone comes back from a days work one will ask, how was your day? What does this mean?

Luganda Small Talk

If you use Luganda there, it will be against the rules. When volunteering, greet everyone you meet. Kino ekifo kirimu omuntu Would you mind if I open the window? Bring some pictures of have them on your electronic device. Simanye What time is it?: