Bemba Phrases to Use in Emergencies.
In this lesson you will learn some phrases that will come in handy in emergency situations. It will help you to understand what someone may be trying to communicate to you in an emergency. It can also prepare you to communicate in Bemba when you are faced with an emergency.
If you cannot remember any Bemba words in an emergency, just speak in English. There is a good chance that someone will understand you because most people have been to school and English is the official language in school.
There are some terms, such as First Aid Kit, that we don’t have in Bemba. We have used the English term. You will find that most Bemba people will tend to use the same English terms.
Where is the toilet? = Icimbusu cilikwisa, mukwai?
Can you help me please? = Ngafweniko, napâpâta?
Can I use your phone, please? = Kuti nabonfyako foni, mukwai? / Ndelombako phoni (“I am begging for a phone”)
Do you have a First Aid Kit? = Bushe namukwata First Aid Kit?
Call an ambulance = Iteni Ambulance
Call a doctor = Iteni Doctor
Call a nurse = Iteni ba Nasi
Call the police = Iteni ba kapokola (Iteni ba Police)
Call the fire brigade = Iteni ba Fire Brigade
Help! = Ngafweniko! / Nafwa ee! (“I am dying!”)
Look out! = Moneni!
Stop! = Iminineni! (“Stand still”)
Thief! = Kabwalala!
Leave me alone! = Ndekeni nemwine!
Go away! = Fumeni apa!
There has been an accident! = Kuli amasanso!
It’s an emergency! = Masanso!
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