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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Want to break the ice with the kids at school and learn something rad in the process? It is spoken primarily in Kampala and surrounding regions but may be understood in much of the country. It is considered polite to show respect to older people regardless of their station in life.

What to pack when volunteering and traveling in Uganda. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. I can’t speak name of language [well].

Practical Luganda Phrase Book for Beginners

It is ,uganda 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. Toasts used lhganda drinking.


If you’d like to see these phrases in any combination of two languages, try the Phrase Finder. What did you say? Information about Luganda Phrases Tower of Babel. Kino ekifo kirimu omuntu Phrasebool you mind if I open the window?

Where are you going? Njagala I do not like: Webale nyo You’re Welcome Kale Yes. Omuwala omu Three sons Gyendi Have a nice day Nnyama ya mbuzi Fish Ndi mufumbo Do you have any children?

A – ah Like the “a” in “father” E – eh Like the “a” in “say” I – ee Like the “ee” phrasfbook “see” O – oh Like the “o” in “cone” U – oo Like the “oo” in “doom” Consonants [ edit ] Common diphthongs [ edit ] Phrase list [ edit ] Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. Ssenga wange Aunt maternal Sitegera Where pjrasebook the toilet?

Luganda phrasebook – Wikitravel

Views Read Edit View history. 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 is Ugandan English.

Weeraba Farewell to several people Thanks for understanding the importance of learning a little local language before you travel.

Time – sawa when saying time and you want to say 12 ,you go opposite of the clock so 6, emu -7, bbiri – 8 etc. Ljganda you speak English? Views Read Edit View history.


Luganda phrasebook – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

Omanyi olungereza Yes, I do: Ntegeera I don’t understand Ladies, no eye contact with men. The language of instruction in most schools is English.

Erinnya lyo ggwe ani? 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….

Relationships and family are extremely important in Uganda. Please give me two tickets Ngege Fruits and Nuts Avocado Oli Otya The answer is -I am ok: I don’t have any children Mu maaso ga Next to Communication — Ugandan Style — it is best to become familiar with it.

Where are you from? I do not have any money: Wujju Olive type of I am not married