Free English To Bemba Translation Service

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KitweOnLine is offering a service to translate phrases and short sentences from English to Bemba. If you want to learn Bemba language phrases or sentences, just submit them in the box below and we will do our best to  interpret them for you.

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  360 comments for “Free English To Bemba Translation Service

  1. Mel
    July 26, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Hi, could you please help translate the following sentence, thanks in advance:

    Akamwana ako nimbama. Mwimbona amamba pamenso nine nafyala imbeka

    • JS
      July 31, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Hi Mel. “Imbama” in Bemba is someone or something good or beautiful.
      “Akamwana ako nimbama.” = That baby/girl is pretty.
      “Mwimbona mamba panuma, nine nafyala imbeka.” = (A Bemba saying used by parents bragging about their offspring) Don’t be fooled by the scales on my back (i.e. I may look ugly but …), I am the one who gave birth to that beauty.

      • Mel
        July 31, 2015 at 1:38 pm

        Natotela sana JS!

  2. Mac
    June 11, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    My father worked in Zambia for many years and was given a nickname by the men he worked with – something like ‘Kynama’ which, we always thought meant something like ‘raw meat’. Can you clarify please?

    • JS
      June 12, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      Hi Mac,
      Inama means meat in Bemba. If the nickname was in another Zambian language, it could have meant something else. In which part of Zambia was he?

  3. Laren
    April 12, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Hello, I have this sentence on a (chiefs) walking stick, but I don’t know which is the right order of saying. Can someone help please?

    Side 1: temba nshiku
    Side 2: nasho shiku tembe

    And what is the translation in English?
    Thanks in advance

    • JS
      April 17, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Hi Laren,
      I the correct order would be “Temba nshiku nasho shiku tembe.”
      The advice is to live each day to the best of your ability and the days, in return, will serve you well.
      (“Temba” is short for “Tentemba” = Treat with tender loving care)

      • Laren
        April 22, 2015 at 9:24 pm

        Thank you very much JS. All the best.

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