Bemba-English Dictionary: Na – Nyu

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Bemba    –    English   

Na                         And

Naboya                Molar tooth

Nabwinga            Bride

Nacibe                 Let it be

Nacimbusa          Midwife

Nacine                 Indeed / It is true

Nacisungu           Virgin

Naendi                 Indeed / Quite so

Nafyala                His or her mother-in-law

Nafyalebo           Their mother-in-law or daughter-in-law

Nafyalenwe        Your mother-in-law or daughter-in-law

Naka                    Tired

Nakabili               Once more / Again

Nakabumba       Potter / Moulder (female)

Nakabundu         Quail (a variety of bird)

Nakabushe        Indeed / In fact

Nakalimo            May be / Perhaps / Probably / Likely

Nakalya              Not at all

Nakamo             Nothing

Nakanga            All the money / particularly

Nakansha          All the money / particularly

Nakapelele        Winged white ant that flies after light rains and sheds wings on landing

Nakilila               Meek / Be submissive / Docile / Obliging

Nakonde           Tatoo on temples

Nakulu                His or her grandmother

Nalimo               Maybe / Perhaps / Probably / Likely

Nalume              His or her maternal uncle

Nalumebo         Their maternal uncle

Nalumefwe        Our maternal uncle

Nalumenwe       Your maternal uncle

Nama                 Animal / meat / beast

Namabula          A green snake

Namba               Gum / Seal

Naponga           Maybe / Perhaps / Probably / Likely

Nampundu         Mother of twins

Namutekenya    Driver / Pilot

Nana                  In that case

Nañgana            Be lazy / Idle / Be soft

Nangu                Although / Though / In spite of / Notwithstanding / Even if

Nangula              Although / Though / In spite of / Notwithstanding / Even if

Nankwe              Fellow / His or her companion

Na                      Also

Naosa                Rudder / Oarsman

Nasenge           His or her paternal aunt

Nasengebo       Their paternal aunt

Nasengefwe      Our paternal aunt

Nasengenwe     Your paternal aunt

Nasha                Soften / Subdue / Tame / Persuade / Give moderately

Nasuna              Inflammation of the gums

Naya                  Cook mush

Ncemeko          Filter / Strainer

Ncende             Place / Space / Sopt / Room

Ncendwa          Jaw

Ncentu               Unfaithfulness of a wife

Ncila                  Unfaithfulness of a husband

Nciliko               Cork / Stopper

Ncilwilo              Corkscrew

Ncinde               Axe when used as a spade

Ncinga              Bicycle

Ncito                 Work

Nda                   Louse

Ndaka              Mortar for building

Ndakai             Immediately / Presently / At once / At this moment / Instantly

Ndalama         Money / Cash

Ndale              A type of tree

Ndawa            Medicine / Drug / Remedy

Ndeke            Aeroplane

Ndele             House snake

Ndelema       An edible variety of mushroom

Ndeleshi       A woman's dress / Frock

Ndi                Very hard

Ndifai            Wine

Ndimi            Tongues

Ndo               Camp site / Stage on a journey

Ndobâni      Fish hook

Ndoshi          Witch / Sorcerer

Nduba           The Livingstone lourie bird

Ndubulwîla    Advocate / Mediator / Intercessor

Ndume         Brother

Ndusha        Brother

Ndusha        Bile / Gall

Ndyabuluba         Giraffe

Ndyato          Sandal

Ne                  Abbreviation for "Four"

Néfwe            We too

Nelyo             Although / Though / In spite of / Notwithstanding / Even if 

Nelyo……Nelyo          Neither……..nor

Nêma             Grace

Nêmwe          You too

Nengo            Antbear

Nengu            Spy

Nenuka          Be discouraged

Nenuna          Discourage

Nga                When / Whether / If / since / As if

Nga ……. atemwa         Whether ……. or

Nga               How much? / How many?

Ngalande      Embarkment / Dike

Ngalâwa       Rust

Ngamiya       Camel

Ngashi          Coconut

Nge fyo         However / Nevertheless

Ngôli             Crested crane

Ngolofwani   Wheelbarrow

Ngoshe         Common cobra

Ngulu             Spirit possession

Ngulube        Wild pig

Ngwee          Bright / Zambian bronze coin worth 1/100 of one Kwacha

Ni                   He / She / It is ; They are

Nibu               Nib (Tip of ink pen)

Nifi                 Like this

Nifi fine         Quite so!

Nifyo fine      It is so

Ni mukuti     That is to say

Nika              Dambo / Plain / Meadow

Nina              Climb / Ascend

Nini               Little

Ninika          Cause to rise

Nini nini       Tiny

Ninshi          Then / Thereupon

Nja               Lechwe antelope

Njelwa         Brick

Njili              Warthog

Njuka           Playing card

Nkafi            Paddle / Oar

Nkakashi    Mean person / Wicked tongue

Nkalamo     Lion

Nkalamo yabuluko     Man eater lion

Nkalwe        Hardhearted / Inhospitable / Fierce

Nkâma        Secret

Nkanda       Skin

Nkanshi      Frown / Wrinkles

Nkasu         Robe / Gown

Nkashi        Sister

Nkasa         On foot

Nkatu          Foot marks

Nkôba        Heron / Tick bird

Nkoko        Chicken / Hen / Fowl

Nkokolembe      Turkey

Nkola         Snail

Nkole         Prisoner / Captive

Nkoloko     Clock

Nkolokoso   Ankle

Nkolonga     Bar / Log fence

Nkoma matwe      Deaf person

Nkombe       Envoy / Messenger

Nkombe       Breast bone (Sternum)

Nkomfola musunga         Index finger

Nkonde         Banana / Banana tree

Nkondo         War / Battle

Nkondo ya bukaya      Civil war

Nkondokondo       Green pigeon

Nkongole       Debt

Nkonko          Pure / 100% / Real

Nkonkoni       Elbow

Nkonshi         Heartbeest

Nkonto          Walking stick

Nkosho         Sacrament of Confirmation

Nkuba           Lightning / Thunder

Nkuku           Dandruff

Nkula            Red powder (ceremonial makeup)

Nkumba       Domestic pig

Nkunda        Pigeon

Nkupiko       Lid / Cover

Nkupo          Book cover / Envelope

Nkuta           S.O.S. / Call for help

Nkwale        Partridge (bird)

Nkwashi      Fish-eagle

Nkwêla        Shield

Nobe          You too

Noko           Thy mother

Nokofyalwa    Thy mother-in-law / Thy daughter-in-law

Nokokulu     Thy grandmother

Nokolume    Thy maternal uncle

Noko mwaice     Thy maternal aunt

Noko senge        Thy paternal aunt

Nomba         Now / However

Nomba         Recent / Modern

Nombaline    Immediately / Presently / At once / At this moment / Instantly

Nona            Fatty / Oily

Nôna            Sharpen

Nondo          Hammer / Gizzard / Kind of water bird / kind of water snake

Nongo          Clay pot

Nonka          Prosper

Nsa              Hour / Watch

Nsaka         Gazebo / Open rest hut / Shelter / Sitting room

Nsakalabwe       Gravel

Nsakalamenta    Sacrament

Nsakwe      Rough shelter / Hut built with walls made of branches

Nsala          Hunger / Famine / Appetite

Nsalabubenshi        Coqui Frankolin bird

Nsalamu     Dowry / Picture medal / Statue / Image

Nsalu          Cloth

Nsamba     Water iguana

Nsumbu      The right to / Approval

Nsange       Colubus monkey / Blue monkey

Nsani          Plate / Dish

Nsansa       Pleasure / Happiness / Cheerfulness / Joy

Nsansala    Kudu antelope

Nsansalila   Without shelter / Forsaken

Nsashiko    Yeast / Ferment

Nseba         The Wax bill bird

Nsebula      Puku antelope

Nsefu          Eland

Nseko         Laughter / Joke / Fun

Nsele          Insult

Nsemwa    Dried cooked sweet potato

Nsenga      Sand

Nsenshi      Cane rat

Nshi           On the ground

Nshi?          What?

Nshiku       Days

Nshila        Way / Foot path

Nshilila      Kingfisher bird

Nshimbi    Flat iron

Nshimbi    Rubber stamp / Seal

Nshindano  Hypodermic needle

Nshinga     A type of fish

Nshinshi     Cemetery / Graveyard / Burial place

Nshita        Time / Chance / Occassion / Period

Nsobe       Situtunga antelope

Nsofu        Elephant

Nsoka       Snake

Nsokanda      Intestinal worm / Tape worm 

Nsolo        Honey guide bird

Nsoni        Bashfulness

Nsonshi    Roof-tip

Nsoselo    Proverb / Saying

Nsupa       Gourd / Calabash

Ntambo     String / Rope /Wick 

Ntanda-bwanga    Tuberculosis / Consumption

Ntekwe      Snuff box

Ntenda       Sickly / Infirm person

Nteneshi    Collar

Ntengele    Hump of cattle

Ntiku           Hiccup

Ntinti          A lot and in vain

Ntîpu          Curse

Ntongwe    Pea

Ntontoka    Wheelbarrow

Ntontongolo    Cramp

Ntoyo         Ground peas

Ntulo          Source

Ntumba     Dust cloud / Cloud of smoke

Ntunga       Direction 

Ntungu       Castrated animal

Ntungulushi    Leader / Captain / Guide

Ntunka-mafi    Dungrolling beetle

Ntunko      Temptation

Ntuse         Dwarf

Ntwanikane    Mr. what's his name

Ntwenokane   Mr. what's his name

Ntwilo       Peanut butter / Pounded groundnuts

Nukula      Pull out / Pluck out / Root out

Numa       Back / Later on

Nungo      Potash for snuff

Nunka      Smell

Nunkila    Smell good / Scent

Nunsha    Sniff / Smell

Nwa         Drink

Nwena     Drown

Nwensha     Cause to drown

Nya          Pass stool

Nyali        Candle / Wax

Nyanje     Maize 

Nyanji        Railway line

Nyanta    Walk on / Tread / Trample

Nyau        Domestic cat

Nyelele    Ant

Nyenjele  Bell

Nyense    Cricket (insect)

Nyina       His or her mother

Nyonga    Twist / Screw

Nyongâna     Coiled /  Be twisted /  Be curled

Nyunga       Sift

Nyunshi      Newspaper

Nyunsa       Stretch out / Extend

Nyunsuluka      Stretch

 

 

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Click on a letter of the alphabet to get to the appropriate section of the English to Bemba dictionary:

A , BC, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M

 

N ,Ng', O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

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  1. November 11, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Its wak

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