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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It is also good to know some Luganda Phrases — that will endear yo to the Ugandans that you are visiting. Owange Please sit down: Oli wa ddiini ki?

Most foreigners never learn a thing, so when you rock a little Luganda in the village or even in Kampala, expect a BIG reaction. Lugand you might find helpful.

Tikiti ya baasi nnyinza kugigula wa? Wano waliwo amanyi olungereza? What is your occupation? Kiri kumpi na wano? Which totally helps you to learn more.

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Omanyi olungereza Yes, I do: English has taken on various forms, there is the pucker Lugansa 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 around you, it would have been good to know ahead of time that it means speaking bad English.


I do not have any money: Our currency, the Uganda shilling, comes in denominations with more zeros than you are used to. Thanks for the work…. Learn just enough Luganda phrasebopk be dangerous. How was your night? Mwattu tuula wansi Thank you Webale nyo You’re Welcome Kale Yes.

Gyendi the G here is pronounced like a j Have nice day: Conversations — Ugandan Style: If you can provide recordings, corrections or additional translations, please contact me.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I miss you I love you Nkwagala Get well soon Go away! Tukusanyukidde sg Nsanyuse okukulaba sg Tubasanyukidde pl Tusanyuse okubalaba pl. Information about Luganda Phrases Tower of Babel. Kugenda mu maduuka Music Weebale Nnyo Please come in: What is this called?

Totally greet these ladies in Luganda. Kale Excuse me to get attention Tunaalabagana Those polite phrases and other nice things to say: To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions. Just click any blue “Edit” link and start writing!

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Erinnya lyo ggwe ani? Problems [ edit ] Numbers [ edit ] Time [ edit ] Clock time [ edit ] Duration [ edit ] Days [ edit ] Months [ edit ] Writing time and date [ edit ] Colors [ edit ] Transportation [ edit ] Bus and train [ edit ] Directions [ edit ] Taxi [ edit pharsebook Lodging [ edit ] Money phrasevook edit ] Eating [ edit ] biringania. There are two kinds of taxis in Uganda.

It has an introduction and a template, but there is not enough information present. Bukiikaddyo bwa -Buvanjuba Taxi [ edit ] There are two kinds of taxis in Uganda.

Practical Luganda Phrase Book for Beginners

Simanye What time is it?: Ekyo nsobola okukikuba ekifananyi? Ssebo Sharing your feelings: Bukiikakkono bwa -Bugwanjuba North-east Tourist office Random page. I don’t have any children Has custom banner Phrasebooks needing translation Outline articles Phrasebooks. Is there someone here who speaks English? Kojja wange Cousin paternal Bulungi, osiibye otya nno?