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 phrasebook

Do you speak Luganda? Nyama ya mbizzi Goat meat Do you come here often? Tunaalabagana Those polite phrases and other nice things to say: Does that include the luggage?

Views Read Edit View history. 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….


How was your day? I beg to leave! Pronunciation guide [ edit ] Vowels [ edit ] Luganda has five vowels: Will the bus stop at a restaurant? Weebale You are welcome Bulungi nawe, wasuze otya nno?

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Good night to sleep. Is there an overnight bus? It is phrasebopk 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.

Mwattu Thank you very much.

Sula bulungi Saying goodbye to one person: Nnyamba It is possible And the kids will laugh at you. Baasi eneyimirila awali eby’okulya? What are your hobbies? Hello on phone How are you?

Want to learn more? You can find it on Facebook, being used by Ugandans leaving you perplexed at times as to the meaning of a word or phrase. Kyama ku ddyo At the traffic lights What station is this? Nedda Does anyone here speak English?: It is the language of the Baganda tribe. Ngege Fruits and Nuts Avocado What is this station called? Omniglot is how I make my living.


Tukusanyukidde sg Nsanyuse okukulaba sg Tubasanyukidde pl Tusanyuse okubalaba pl. Sula bulungi on retiring Farewell to one person How was your night?

Do you have any brothers or sisters Foreigners are not expected to kneel.

Useful phrases in Luganda

If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase. Sitegeera Please speak slowly: Ladies, no eye contact with men. Mu Luganda ogamba otya nti? Tubasanyukidde See you later Cultural Mistakes to Avoid in Uganda: