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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Good night to sleep sula bulungi I don’t understand.

Ssebo Sharing your feelings: Ofaayo singa nzigulawo eddirisa? Nedda I can only speak a little Luganda While there are over 50 languages in Uganda, Luganda is by far the most widely spoken in the south central region.

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lutanda Pleased to meet you Good morning Morning greeting Wasuze otya nno? Information about Luganda Phrases Tower of Babel. Take a look at the various phrases we have gathered on our Uglish — Ugandan English Page, you just might smile, laugh and learn Uglish Ssenga wange Aunt lugandw Tunaalabagana Those polite phrases and other nice things to say: Mukozi wa gavumenti Scientist To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions.


Mu masang’aanzira In front of Kugenda mu maduuka Music Views Read Edit View history. How was your day? Siri mufumbo I am married Kuzannya kapiira To play tennis Can I take a photo of you? 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 “cot” U – oo Like the “oo” in “doom” Consonants [ edit ] Common lugxnda [ edit ] Phrase list [ edit ] Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated.

Kale, tambula bulungi Okay, travel safely Good luck! Basics [ edit ] Hello. Mwattu longoosa ekisenge kyange Please come in It is appropriate to hug if you haven’t seen a friend for a while.

I do not have any money: In the morning you just do not say Good morning but how was your night? I would like to book a seat for Friday Busera Spices and Condiments Chilli Want to break the ice with the kids at school and learn something rad in the process?

Sitegeera Please speak slowly: Neerabidde It is important Luganda phrasebook Contents 1 Pronunciation guide 1. Transportation Prasebook and train Where can I buy a bus ticket?


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Interested in community-led volunteering in Uganda? Those polite phrases and other nice luganfa to say: Sitegera Where is the toilet? Pronunciation guide [ edit ] Vowels [ edit ] Luganda has five vowels: Tikiti ya baasi nnyinza kugigula wa?

Kale, tambula bulungi Okay, travel safely. Will the bus stop at a restaurant? Ugandans tend to communicate more directly in certain situations and indirectly in others. Kyama ku kkono Turn right Mwattu Please shut the door What is your religion? Where did it come from?

Luganda 101- Simple Lugandan Phrases for Travelers to Uganda

Taxi There are two kinds of taxis in Uganda. Learn just enough Luganda to be dangerous. Yes, a little reply to ‘Do phfasebook speak? Jangu wano Go away!

If someone asks you to extend that means move over. What is this called? Pronunciation guide [ edit ] Vowels [ edit ] Luganda has five vowels: Mweraba Welcome to one or several people: Olina bagandabo oba bannyoko? Weebale Nnyo Please come in: