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RR Level 1


Runyankole Runkiga vocabulary


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okweyikirizamu
confidence
Ndiiyo ninaba
I am showering
n'ebyaabo
theirs
Naryaa
he/she is eating
tanka yamizi eriyenyuma yenju
the tank is behind the house
Too bad
nikibi
Twayekunzire
Cherish, love
akacumu
pen
esaano
floor
ekiri kubasika
what they can do best
ekikwijo/ ebikwijo
sugarcane
orwaari
make noise
Kapa eri ahansi yemeza
The cat is under the table
neky'oha? ney'oha?
whose
Ntuura ninyenda kwiija Soroti.
I have always wanted to come to Soroti
Nkahaba ndiyo ninza Bweranyangi.
I got lost on my way to Bweranyangi.
abo
They
Kayarahuka
he/ she has hurried so fast
agandi
ndigye
omufarisi
mattress
Obumuri ni bwa kashagama, ninga bwa kitookye?
Are the flowers red or yellow?
okubiha
to lie
Okutu
ear
okusharaho
reduction/ discount
okuhinga
digging
to walk
okutambura
sabiiti
Sunday
Webare or kare
Ogyendegye
egari yomika
train
oh, you mean you don't eat meat
tokurya nyama
ebindi
other
emwe
1
Okuhata ebitookye
To peel matooke
webaare munonga
thank you so much
ekyozi
pumpkin
oboneire
you are beautiful
Omushaya
jaw
ogume gye
good bye
Mitchell ayekorire enku
Mitchell is carrying firewood
waawe
yours
omweegi
student
ogu ni...
this is
eka
family
akatimba k'ensiri
mosquito net
Ekyenyanja ni ya buraka. Ti ya grey.
The fish is grey. It is not black.
okutagata
warm
kufundikira
to cover
Ninyenda enati (erikushushana negi)
I need a screw that looks like this
okunywa
to drink
omukuru.
old
Maama weye noha?
who is the mother?
webare
thank you
orugyendo
journey
ku-byama
to go to bed
Alison ashutami ahanteebe
Alison is sitting on the chair
eki ekintu
this thing
enyonyi
plane
ego niyeeko
yes, it is
okwitana
killing each other
Emicungwa egi yaakora eshande enuzire munonga.
These oranges make very sweet juice
okwetorora
go around
nkushashure hati, ninga bwanyuma
should i pay you now, or later
tinkutekateka
i do not think so
orwijji
door
nyokwenkuru
grandmother
omwijukuru
grandkid / child
nyinamatsiko
i have hope
narugayo
kurikayo
ori ota?
ndigye
abyami
she is sleeping
Saati ni ya orangi ninga ya grey?
Is the shirt orange or grey?
Obuchumu ni bwa green, ninga bwa white?
Are the pencils green or white?
to cry
okurira
ekyeyerezo
Broom
okwiruka
running
Omugaati ni gwa yellow, ninga gwa brown?
Is the bread yellow or brown
raw
mbisi
omugaiga
rich person
ebijuma
fruits
ngabiira
tell me/ you can tell me
ekine
liver
nibwireki oburungi okukukureeba
when is a good time to meet you?
Alison ariyo naguruka omuguha
Alison is jumping over the rope
okuyonja
cleaning
naikondo
borehole
ahabwaki enturegye zeina amaraka maringwa?
why do giraffes have long necks?
tina atiire ebinika hihi yejirikani
tina put the kettle near the jerrycan
ekibiriti
match boxe
Omugaati ni gwa browni. Ti gwa yellow
The bread is yellow. It is not brown.
hakiri
atleast
amahurire
newspaper
noshoti
it looks like
Ekine
liver
i hurt here
ninshaasha aha
ku-tsiga
to leave behind
ryaari
when
kashengye kanyabwengye.
computer room
Obuzire munonga munywani wangye.
you are so lost my friend
Karoti ni za kashagama, ninga za orange?
Are the carrots red or orange?
omwishiki ayiine eishokye rirungi munonga
She has very nice hair
noshusha
as if
Omwisiki ariyo navuga egari
The girl is riding a bicycle
kitanda
bed
kuhikyeho shaa zingahi
what time do we arrive
ahabwenki otakukunda kurya ebitookye
why don't you love to eat matooke
Omwojo
boy
haihi
near
omuyembe/ emiyembe
mango
Saati ni ya yellow, ninga ya green?
Is the shirt yellow or green?
Okuvuga egari
To ride a bicycle
nikikyerezi
late
waba noyenda ekyokunya?
would you need a drink?
Gyenda oteeke amaizi ga chai
Go and boil water for ka chai
Entangahuzi
Ginger
otakabahurokiriza
do not listen to them
amashemererwa
happiness
okubyama
to sleep
hariyo endijo
is there another one
Shwenkuru wa Efron nimuhango munonga
Efron's grandfather is big
show me where the hospital is
nyoreka aha irawaariro
amizi gari omubaafu
the water is in the basin
okweyambissa
to help your/ yourselves
ensi efunzire
small world
ikumi
10
Entsigo
kidney
Ekubunu
buttocks/ bottom
ogumeho
stay well, bye bye
Kwenda
to want
orw'akataano
Friday
Nobert ni mutabani woha?
Whose son is nobert?
Okugabura emeree
to serve food
okuhungira
dozing
dereva
driver
okwombeka
to build
okunura
sweet
natura
i stay/ live in...
sour
okushaarira
Buuto
Cooking oil
ahabwenki? / ahabwaki
why
ryangye
my/mine
emeza
table
cold
okufukirira/ okufuka
Mukasa ariyo natemba ekisika
Mukasa is climbing the wall
obunafu
laziness
Enyanya niza kashagama. Ti za pinki
The tomatoes are red. They are not pink
Omukundi
navel
Eri nirwariro
This is a hospital
orw'akabiri
Tuesday
Munyanyazi wa Tina noha?
Who is Tina's brother?
liver
ekine
Nibakweta oha?
What is your name?
Ekireju
chin
Ariyo nasindika kahuuba
He is pushing the wheelbarrow
wiki
weeki
omweeji/ omwaana we'shomero
pupil
akagirita
razor blade
n'ekyeeyo
his
Kandi ekya kandi
The other thing
Yongeraho rukumi
add 1,000shs
osibiire ota
nsibiire gye
bishatu
300
Enkomo
back of head
otakafayo nitwiija kireebana
don't worry, we shall meet again
Martha naza omu taxi park
Martha naza omu taxi park
kanaana
8k
omugaati
bread
kashagama
red
eshaho
bag
emyenda
clothes
Amina ariyo nashumuruka omurikanyiina
Amina is walking down the stairs
kubyama
to sleep
Ariyo naziina
She is dancing
hamwe
together
Oweitu ni soroti
I orginate (come from) soroti
Okwamunana
August
omunekye/ eminekye
yellow banana
naruha
tired
orwegire
you have learnt
byanshobera
i do not understand / iam puzzled
emitwaro nkaaga
600k
ekijiko
spoon
yirirayo
please extend
Ninyenda ary'omu ka cupa kakye. Tinkwenda cupa mpango
I want the small coca cola, not the big one
eibondo
stomach
omubiizi
carpenter
Etuutu; empiita
sweat
niinye
it is me
Okwakabiri
February
nka-gyenzire
i would go
enjura egweire nyekiro
it rained last night
nitubasa?
can we?
murekye kwangana
stop hating one another
kyamushana
lunch.
Nogamba orunyankore?
Do you speak runyankore
Ninza kugyezaho ekikubasika
i try my best
kokukigamba nkireeba
i can see what you are saying
emitwaro ashatu
300k
okwijura.
full
okuhandiika
writing
eki
this
bataka
residents, occupants
ruguto
road
Moses ayemerire aharubaju rwomuti
Moses is standing besides the tree
oyine emyaka engahi?
how old are you
omusimali
nail
kuri
if
akashunshura
comb
this year
omwaka ogu
eshaa eziri kwija
later/ time to come
kw-etegyereza
to understand
konka
however
ningira
i think
ehuma
fork
ndiyo ninyara ekitanda
i am laying the bed
Eri izooba ni orw'okubanza.
Today is Monday
osibiire gye?
did you have a good night
ekihama
secret
Okuhata ebitookye
To peel matooke
ekyokubanza
first of all
obuhwezi
help
isya. munonga
to breath deeply
n'ekyazingahi
how much is
okubyama
sleeping
embwa eriyo mukiju kyayo
the dog is in the kennel
mushaanju
7
later
obwanyuma
today is 7th July
erizooba norunaku rwomwezi mushanju
kihindira
to change
Aha rw'okubanza noija kuza aha ishomero?
Will you be reporting to school on Monday?
eidirisa
window
Kapa ya grey
The grey cat
Ekikumi (e) kishaija
thumb
rwenda
900
ekinuko
bad smell
Mugisha nasindika kahuba
Mugisha is pushing a wheelbarrow
wangye
mine
omuka
home
eki tikikumpika
this does not fit me
Obuso
forehead
entonga
egg plants
taata
father
ensi efunzire
small world
Doodo
Doodo
emitwaro kinaana
800k
what is the day today
erizooba norwakangahi
Nazaana
he/she is playing
Ogu nomuzigiti
This is a mosque
obusingye.
peace
Ayemereire
She is standing
abaana
children
yellow
kitookye
obwengye
wisdom
n'ekyaakyo
its
ishe
his/her father
ego
yes
nindya
eating
runaana
800
neza.
will
Nimanya orunyankore, kwonka nimanyi kakye kakye...
I know some Runyankole, however i can speak just a little
okuzina
to dance
amaarwa
beer
narya ebitokye byingi
I ate too much matooke.
ontware owaawe
take me to your home (family)
okutiina
fear
Boxi ni ya red, ninga ya yellow?
Is the box red or orange?
nogambaki
ndyaho/ tinyine nshonga
Wariire kyamushana?
Have you eaten lunch yet?
omutwaro
10k
emitwaro kyenda
900k
ariyo nateera omwana
she is beating the child
Mugyenzi weitu
Our colleague
kukira
better than/ better/ more than
oriyo
are yoy there
kw-ijuka
to remember
mpaho
please give me
makumi ana
40
ekitakuremera
light
obusaasi
pain
nyingi/ byingi
too much
entaama
sheep
Noza nkaahi
Where are you going?
embaata
duck
ebyaro
villages
too good
nikirungi, kani kirungi
okugambura
gossipping
ryaari/ habwireki/ shazingahi
when
turimu
we are in
Ninyenda enati (nkegi)
I need a screw that looks like this
Jude ariyo natambura mpora
Jude is walking slowly
emitwaro etaano
50k
enjura yahwayo
Rain has gone
ningira/ nintekateka
I think that...
embooga
sauce
akwise bulb
he is holding a bulb
ishokye
hair
maama
mother
okushashura
to pay
orw'okubanza
Monday
okugambura
gossipping
ekyozi
pumpkin
tinkgyendereire
i didn't mean to
butandu
danger
Entara, orugari
Basket (Flat winowing)
okwitana
killing each other
egahi?
how many?
obwooro
poverty
ekiniga
anger
akachumu
pen
kigumire
difficult
itwe
We
Enyugunyu
hip
Enyaanya ni za kashagama, ninga za pinki?
Are the tomatoes red or pink?
okushemererwa
to be happy
long ago
iyaniira
esimo eriyo negamba
the phone is ringing
ntekyire
cooking
Okuguru
leg
Omutima
heart
murekye kwangana
stop hating one another
Ekibero
thigh
ku-cwa, ku-henda
to break
kihikire
right
ekikopo
cup
ninkukunda munonga
i love "you so much"
Nsaasira
I am sorry
enyuma
behind
kare
okay
Nozahi
where are you going
omubi
ugly
neeshusha nungi
it looks nice
okubugana
to meet/ meeting
miryoni emwe
1 million
ninza bushenyi
I am going to Bushenyi
orare-gye
good night/ sleep well
omururu
greediness
markets
obutare
sharpener
sharpener
ku-baasa
to be able to
i can not walk
tinkubaasa kutambura
omunwa
mouth
Omwana ariyo narira
The baby is crying
nyabaze
thank him/her
ka ngyende
let me go
kasuku
parrot
shops
amaduuka
tindaze
iam not going
iwe
You
ngaha
no
okunyanga
to hate (someone)
kenda
9000
Ahaha
Here
kikazi
hot, attractive lady
oreire ota
ndeire gye
omu
is, in, into
embuzi
goat
orw'akana
Thursday
kushaba
To ask for/to pray for
enjara
hunger
arwire
ill
egi nenju
This is a house
erizooba
today
Amaraka
outer throat
ekitabo kyagwa enyuuma yekabada
the book has fallen behind the cupboard
omufaratsi
mattress
Omwishiki akikire omwana
The girl is carrying a baby
Okwamwenda
September
ebikukundwa nana ebikwangwa
likes and dislikes
calf
akana k'ente / enchwamutwe
ku-manyisa
to mean, tell, state
omucheeri
rice
okushoma/ okweega
learning
abantu
people
ecupa
bottle
Okwikuminakumwe
November
Okwakashatu
March
okushomesa
teaching
omubwire Butari bwahare
earlier
ekishaye
football pitch
bathroom
ekinabiro
Ako nakatare
This is a market
Okuju
knee
agandi nyabo
how are you madam
ekitekyere
yam
tindi
not
Alison ayekorire eshaho
Alison is carrying a bag
webare
thank you
sabuuni
soap
Nashemererwa okukureeba
Glad to meet you
tinkwenda
i don't want
kawarahuuka
you hava really hurried
Omukazi
women
emapare ngufu
shorts
nohurira ota?
how are you feeling?
kumanyisa
To mean
Enyindo
nose
bakama bangye
my bosses
kwombeka
to build/ set up
eibondo
stomach
okusiika
cooking
emitwaro ana
400k
Orissa embabazi
bambi
nezi eshaha
this time
Ninduga soroti
I come from soroti
i do not eat meat
tinkurya nyama
"ninshaba kugamba na Bridget n'omurumuna aha siimu nyenkyakare kyaba nikibasika"
I would love to say hi to Bridget and her sister tomorrow over the phone if it is possible
Teacher weitu
our teacher
Ahamaisho
face
abaana
children
entambura
means of travel/ movement
buhoro gye?
are you okay?
Ebitsya
neck
Kooti ni ya white. Ti ya kitookye
The coat is white. It is not yellow
ku-garukayo
to go back; to return
omuheereza
waiter, waitress
burankiti
blanket
Aka nakasisira
This is a hut
Omukasheshe
Morning hours
waaba
if
Murumuna wa Alison noha?
Who is Alison's sister?
buraashi y'amino
toothbrush
okwezi/ omwezi okuhire
last month
Entetere
Pumpkin seeds
oruguuto
road
omucungwa/ emicungwa
orange
agandi
hi/ how are you
mukama akuhe omugisha
God bless you
nobasa kubutakumanya
you never know/ you might not know
ente
cow
bring me drinking water
ndetera amizi go kunywa
enshande
juice
Ebireju
beard
Group of women
Ba nyabo
Ekyara
finger nail; toe nail
Eitama
cheek
eizooba rirungi
Good day
buryo
right
eminekye
yellow bananas
Orukumu
finger
butoosha
usual
itafaari/ amatafaari
bricks
itwe
us
ningambamu kakye
I speak a little
ngaaha
no
embwa
dog
kugyenda
to go
ebigufu
short
ninkukunda
i love you
enshonga
problem
obusiru/ akahugye
stupidity
oreire gye?
did you have a good morning
ina
4
keenda
9000shs
abazaire baawe bariho?
are your parents alive
tinkaashweirwe
I would not get married
Michelle ariyo natambura supidi
Mitchelle is walking quickly
busha
empty
Noyija ryaari?
When are you coming over?
okurahuka
quick
taata yaza omumisiri
daddy has gone to the garden
enyanja
lake
amaani
strength
ntarikukimanya
i didn't know
i can walk
nintabura, ninmbasa okutambura (nsobola okutamula)
buri izooba
everyday
Group of men
Ba ssebo
enanansi/ enanansi
pineapple
okuremera
heavy
i feel very cold
nimpurira empeeho
eshagama ye
his blood
Eibega
shoulder
endururwe
pancreas
ni
is, are
Orubaju
rib
akashondaburo
epiglottis
ekyozi
pumpkin
the day after yesterday
eijjo
esoforia
saucepan
please let me pass
ninshaba kurabaho
imwe bihangirwe bya ruhanga
you creatures of God
kugyendagana
To go together
Ejaga eri hihi naka stool
The jug is near the stool
Burizooba nindya kyansya
I have breakfast every morning
Ekifuba
chest
ekyokutangaaza
surprise
amakuru
news
kubanza
To do first
akame
rabbit
kurungi
well/ feeling well
obushaza
peas
emirimo
jobs
Oha?
who
Enkokora
elbow
ekishengye
room
embeba
rat
taata
my father
nogambaki
how are you doing
Orurimi
tongue
n'enju
and a house
enjara.
hungry
this month
okwezi ogu
tray ya amahuri eri'aha meza
the tray of eggs is on the table
ejirita
razor blade
this has cooled
kya hoora, ebi bya hoora
nguza
sell me
nikare
early
ekide
bell
omusinzi
drunkard
Okuhurikiriza radiyo
To listen to a radio
Cabagge
Cabagge
Yebare kuteeka ebyokurya binuzire nyabo.
Thank you for preparing very delicious food madam.
igana
100
natoroka aha ishomero
she/he escapes from school
Enyonyi eriyo neguruka aheiru yomutii
The bird is flying over the tree.
hariya
there
ekaraamu
pencil
ekibiina
classroom
Nikiiha
which one
Okusiimura enju
To mop the house
Eriisho
eye
omucwe
habit
emitwaro shanju
700k
kamiina
toilet
the doctor is not there
omushaho tariho
tomorrow evening
nyenkyakare omu'mwebazyo
eki nikyo naba ninyenda yenyini
this is exactly what i wanted
obuzire
you are lost
omupiiral
ball (football)
okunyiiga
sadness
Ninshunshura eishokye buri kasheshe
I comb my hair every morning
Omwoju ariyo nayetorora enju arikwiruka
The boy is running around the house
ninza
i am going
ninyija kukitwara
i will take it
enyanya/ enyanya
tomatoes
Ayekorerire Enyungu
She is carrying a pot
kugamba
to greet
obureega
bras
empunu
pig
Onyoreke
you show me
Embwa ni za black, ninga za brown?
Are the dogs black or brown?
ariyo nayeshuka amizi gokunywa
she is pouring herself drinking water
waheza?
have you finished?
waaba nooyenda kiza omu tauni
if you want to go town
Egi neduuka
this is a shop
okwetegyereza
clever
ekitabo
book
esiimu yaawe etwire etariho
your phone has been unavailable
Those who are still out there hustling
Those who are still out there hustling
rukundo
love
Ninzana burizooba
I play every day
amagara?
nimarungi/ nimabi
noyenda kuryaki?
What do you want to eat?
agandi ssebo
how are you sir
byingi
many
okukara
smoking
Okwakatano
May
efuka
hoe
Akanwa
mouth
Eshande y'omuyembe enuzire?
is the mango juice sweet?
Obukaramu nibwa white. Ti bwa green.
The pencils are white. They are not green
entebbe
chair
nitwiija kireebana
we shall see again
okuguza
yelling
tinakukyenga
i have not understood you
Egari eyegami ahakisika
The bicycle is leaning on the wall
Omu'mwebazyo
Evening hours
Nibanyeta (Jude)
I am called Jude
ningira
i think
okugambuura
gossiping
omurengo gwa
a heap of
nokoma nkahi
where are you going
"nka"-
i
ebinyasi
grass
nyokwento/ mawento
aunt
Ariyo natorotora omuyembe
She is picking a mango
noyehurira ota?
ninyehurira/ ninyehurira gye
abazaire
parents
Ariyo nakurura embuzi
He is pulling the goat
nibigahi
how many
bitware ebi byoona
take all these
empare naingwa
trouser
omu/omuri
is in, into
agandi
nimarungi
omumiro
oesophagus
rubber
rubber
ariyo nashweka esihani
he is covering the plates
eshagama ye
his blood
butto
cooking oil
ku-teganisa
to bother
obandamukiza
"Send them my regards/ greetings "
Taata weye noha?
Who is her father?
kashanzu
7000Shs
kikwate gye nobwegyendesereza
handle this very carefully
Ekitabo ni kya buraka ninga kya purple?
Is the book black or purple?
nshanju
70
ebyo'okushemererwa
entertainment
Jaga ni za blue, ninga za kitookye?
Are the jugs blue or yellow?
Kyonka nimpurira embeho nyingyi
i am feeling very cold
amara amakye
small intestines
mweenda
9
abanywani
friends
yafiire
they, he , she died
okuzina
dancing
gamba mpora mpora
Speak slowly
Nanye Ndi omgyenyi omu 'Lira. Nyizire okukora omurimo gwa company kumara wiiki emwe, kwonka nimbera o'mu kampala Kandi oweitu omukyaro ni Soroti
I am in Lira to do some work, however i stay in kampala and i come from soroti
Esabuni ni ya pinki. Ti ya buraka
The soap is pink. It is not black.
kuhereza
To give/assist
i am pregnant
nyine enda
ekyeyerezo
broom
nindugiraho nkahi
where do i get off from
what kind of cold soda is there
oyine yo soda ki eri kufuka
enkoko
hen
okuguruka
jumping
orutimbe
curtain
munyanyazi
brother
Nyine munywani wangye, nibamweta Emmanuel, nagyezaho (kunyegyesa) orunyankole
I have my Friend called Emmanuel who is teaching me the language
Okwahwa
armpit
Ekooti niya white ninga ya kitookye?
is the coat white or yellow?
kwimuka
to wake up
ekiro
night
orw'amukaaga
Saturday
Alison ariyo nashoma ahunami
Alsion is reading quietly
ego
yes
Okwakana
April
webaare kusiima
you are welcome (thank you for appreciating)
okwezi
month
orw'akashatu
Wednesday
kwotsya
hot
enyungu
pot
waawe
your
Ninteekateeka kukutayaayira aha rw'akabiri.
I plan to visit you on Tuesday
what is the date today
erizooba nibirobingahi
okwirukanga
running
Nyenkyakare
Tomorrow
sho
your Father
bata? kita?
how
makumi abiri
20
Okushoroza ebitabo
to collect books
nyomwebazyo
yesterday
Ekihaha
lung
irawaariro
hospital
kushutama
to sit
emizaano
sports/ games
iwe
you
okwetiina
shyness
kwenda
in order
agandi
nigye
Obushoshorenchi
Section, clause, chapter, article
Enyonyi neguruka aheiguru ye ekanisa
The aeroplane is flying over the curch
enkoba / orukoba
belts
okwezi/ omwezi okurikwija
next month
Nikiiha aha bishumurizo ebi ekiri'kwigura aha rwigi orw'omumeisho
which of these keys is for the front door
ninkusisira
i miss you
esente
money
ninaba ahamaisho buri kasheshe
i was my face every morning
sismuka
wake up
Kyanshemeza
What amused me
omushuma
thief
okuweba
to forget
Cabbage ni za white, ninga za green?
Are the cabbages white or green?
okwotsya
roasting
Ekibiriti