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 Simple Lugandan Phrases for Travelers to Uganda -Ugandans will appreciate when you address them lyganda Luganda — you will make instant friends. In the morning you just do not say Good morning but how was your night?
Luganda phrasebook – Travel guide at Wikivoyage
When someone comes back from a days work one will ask, how was your day? Those polite phrases and other nice things to say: Luganda Simple Lugandan Phrases for Travelers to Uganda — Learning a few phrases in Luganda will endear you to the Ugandans that you meet — may it be that waitress in a restaurant or the clerk at the hotel where you are staying — it will simply enhance your time in Uganda…. Uglish — Ugandan English Uglish — is the Ugandan form of English spoken at every level of society, from the President on down.
You see it on Twitter or Facebook and you can be left out in a conversation with Ugandans, an email or even on facebook. Each day new phrases are added and become common through usage.
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 making while in reality they are going to the bathroom for none other but a short call. English has taken on various forms, there is the lugandq British English, American English, Canadian English and Australian English with is various forms and expressions and there is Uglish and when you wonder spewing Buffaloes means while everyone else laughs luganxa you, it would have been good to know ahead of time that it means speaking bad English.
Take a look at the various phrases we have gathered on our Uglish — Ugandan English Page, you just might smile, laugh and learn Uglish English is the official language but like in every country where English is spoken certain local words — phrases are added — in Uganda it is called Uglish which phrasfbook Ugandan English.
You can find it on Facebook, being used by Ugandans leaving you perplexed at times as to the meaning of a word or phrase. If someone says to you that they have to go make a short call — that is not a phone call but a trip to the bathroom.
Luganda phrasebook – Wikitravel
If someone asks you to extend that means move over. It is also good to know some Luganda Phrases — that will endear yo to the Ugandans that you are visiting. African — Ugandan Culture is quite different from most anywhere in the world — it is based on relationships.
Confrontational Conversation is simply not accepted here. Ugandans will aim to please you and agree to doing what ever is necessary by saying yes, please but you better check up since it may not get done.
Ugandans tend to communicate more directly in certain situations and indirectly in lugandaa. Bring some pictures of have them on your electronic device.
Practical Luganda Phrase Book for Beginners
Where did it come from? Good afternoon or Good Evening: Ki kati the ki is pronounced Chi How are you?: Oli Otya The answer is -I am ok: Gyendi the G here is pronounced like a j Have nice day: Sula bulungi Saying goodbye to one person: Weeraba Saying goodbye to more than one person: Mweraba Welcome to one or several people: Tukusanyukidde See you later: Tunaalabagana Those polite phrases and other nice things to say: Weebale Thank you very much: Weebale Nnyo Please come in: Owange Please sit down: Mwattu tuula wansi Pardon me, what did you say?: Wangi or Ogamby Ki?
Nedda I do not know: Simanye What time is it?: How much is it?: I do not have any pbrasebook Sirina Sente I love you: Nze your name Addressing People: Ssebo Sharing your feelings: Do you speak English?: Omanyi olungereza Yes, I do: Weewawo No, I do not: Nedda Does anyone here lhganda English?: Wano waliwo amanyi olungereza?
Sitegeera Please speak slowly: Ekigambo ekyo kimpandiikire I like: Njagala I do not like: Saagala Luganda Simple Lugandan Phrases for Travelers to Uganda — Learning a few phrases in Luganda will endear you to the Ugandans that you meet — may it be that waitress in a restaurant or the clerk at the hotel where you are staying — it will simply enhance your time in Uganda….
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