English-Bemba Dictionary: Sa – Sy

 

English-Bemba Dictionary: Sa – Sy

 

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English –  Bemba

Sable (antelope) Kanshilye

Sabre     Lupanga

Sack       Isâka

Sacrament           Nsakalamenta

Sacred   Takatifu

Sacrifice               Cîta

Sad         Languluka

Sadness Ca bulanda / Cililishi

Safe       Pusuka

Safety pin            Kanapini

Saint      Mutakatifu

Salary    Malipilo

Saliva     Mate

Salt        Mucele

Salute    Posha

Salvation             Ipusukilo

Same     …Mo  ….ine

Sample  Cilangililo

Sanction              Suminisha

Sanctity Butakatifu

Sand      Mucanga / Musenga

Sandal   Ndyato

Sap         Menshi

Sash       Mushipi

Satan     Shetani

Satisfy   Linga

Saturate               Bomfya sâna

Saturday              Cibelushi

Sauce    Muto

Savage  Mutûtu

Save       Pususha

Saviour  Mulubushi

Saw (n)  “So”

Sawyer  Fundi wakulepule mbao

Say         Sosa / Eba / -ti

Saying   Nsoselo

Scabies  Lupele

Scaffold               Cintamba

Scald      Oca

Scale      Cipimo

Scandal Ishiku

Scandalize           Shikula

Scapula Ikôpe

Scar       Cibala

Scarce   Cepa

Scare     Tinya

Scatter  Salanganya

Scent Cena

Scholar  We sukulu

School   Isukulu

Scissors Shisala

Scoff      Wêla

Scold     Kalipila

Scorpion      Kamini

Scrape   Pala

Scratch  Fwena

Scream  Kûta

Screen   Cinga

Screw    Lusunga

Scrub     Kolopa / Pukusa

Sea         Bemba

Seal        Namba

Search   Fwaya

Season  Cipande ca mwaka

Season (v)            Lungo mucele

Seat       Cipuna

Secret    Nkâma

Secretly Mu bumfisolo

Section  Citente

Secure   Poka

Seduce Tûnka

Seducer Katûnka

See         Mona

Seed      Mbuto

Seek       Fwaya

Seem     -ba nga

Seer       Wa ngulu

Seize      Ikata

Seldom  Limo limo

Select    Sala

Self        Ine

Sell         Shitisha

Seminary             Seminalio

Send      Tuma

Sense     Mâno

Sensible               Wa mâno

Sensitive              Tefya

Separate              Lekanya / Pâtula

September          Lusuba lunono

Serious  ….Kalamba

Sermon Mafundisho

Serpent Nsoka

Serval cat            Mbale

Servant Mubomfi

Serve     Tumika

Serviette              Citambala ca pe têbulo

Set         Bika

Settle     Ikala

Seven    Cine lubali

Several …mo  ….mo

Severe   Kali

Severity Bukali

Sew        Bila

Shade    Cintelelwe

Shadow Cinshingwa

Shake    Sukunsha

Shallow Selauka

Shame   Nsoni

Shameless           Bule nsoni

Shape    Musango

Share     Cipande

Share (v)              Akana

Sharp     Twa

Sharpen               Nôna

Shave    Beya

She         a….

Shed      Itanga

Sheep    Mpanga

Sheepfold            Icinka

Shelf      Lwino

Shell       Cipâpa

Shelter (n)            Nsaka

Shelter (v) Cinga

Shepherd             Kacema

Shield    Nkwêla

Shift (something)              Sesha

Shift (elsewhere)               Sela

Shine     Balika

Ship        Bwato / Shitima

Shirt       Ilaya

Shiver    Tutuma

Shoe      Lusapato

Shop      “Ishôpo”

Shoot (stump)     Cimpûsa

Shore     Lulamba

Short     Ipi

Shorten Cefya

Shortness            Bwipi

Shorts(pants)      Kaputula

Should   -Fwile

Shoulder              Kubeya

Shoulderblade    Ikôpe

Shout     Kawêle

Shovel   Fosholo

Show (n)              Bulangisho

Show (v)               Langa

Shrink    Tunkana

Shun      Taluka

Shut       Isala

Shy         Ba ne nsoni

Shyly      Nsoni nsoni

Shyness Nsoni

Sick (ill)  Lwala

Sick (nausea) Musêlu

Sick(patient)        Mulwêle

Sickle     Cikwakwa

Sickly     Lwalilila

Sickness               Bulwele

Side        Lubali

Sieve      Sefa

Sift         Nyunga

Sigh        Teta

Sight      Menso

Sign        Cishibilo

Sign (signature) Lembe shina

Signature             Ishina

Signify   Tîla

Signpost               Cipampa

Silence  Tondolo / Congo

Silent     Talala

Silently  Tondolo / Shilili

Silk         Shiliki

Silliness Butumpe / Buwelewele

Silly        Tumpa

Similar   Palana

Simple   -Anguka

Sin          Isambi

Since      Ukufuma

Sincere  Wacishinka

Sinew    Lushipa

Sing        Imba

Singe     Baba

Singer    Muomba

Single    …Mo

Single (unmarried)            Ushaupwa

Sink (ship)            Bunda

Sink (in mud)       Tika

Sinner    Mubifi

Sip          Cimfula

Sir           Mukwai

Sisal       Bukonge

Sister     Nkashi / Mâma

Sisterhood           Bumâma

Sit           Ikala

Site        Incende

Sitting Bwikele

Situated               Bêla

Situtunga (antelope)        Nsobe

Six          Mutanda

Size        Cipimo

Skeleton              Misakalala

Skid        Sholoka

Skill        Bufundi

Skim       Ambulula

Skin        Nkanda

Skin (v)  Funde nama

Skirt       Cifunga

Skull       Cipanga

Sky         Mûlu

Slander  Lwambo

Slap        Lupi

Slash (grass) Kumpe cani

Slate      Seleti

Slaughter             Cinja

Slave      Musha

Slave trade          Bunonshi bwamu bantu

Slavery  Busha

Slay        Koma

Sleep     Tulo

Sleepy   Shipula

Slice       Kapande

Slide (down)        Telemuka / Solomoka

Slightly  Panôno

Slip         Pusumuka

Slippery Telela

Slope     Matelo

Slow      Shingashinga

Slowly   Panôno panôno / Buchebuche

Smack   Lupi

Small     Nôno

Smallness Buce

Smallpox              Kampasa

Smash   Toba

Smeer    Shinga

Smell     Bununko

Smell (scent) Bwema

Smelter Ilungu

Smile     Censa

Smoke   Cushi

Smoker Kapêpa

Smoking (habit)  Bulembo

Smooth Telela

Snail       Nkola

Snake    Nsoka

Snap Kontola

Snare     Citeyo

Snatch   Sompola

Sneeze  Tesemuna

Sniff       Nunsha

Snore     Fôma

Snout     Kanwa

Snuff      Fwâka

Snuffbox              Ntekwe

So Ifyo

Soak      Bomfya

Soap      Isopo

Society  Kabungwe

Sober     Kololoka

Sod        Cishinde

Soft        Nang’ana

Soften   Nasha

Soil         Mushili

Soldier   Mushilika

Sole       Cinyantilo

Solid      Kosa

Some     ….mo ….mo

Somebody           Muntu

Something           Cintu

Son-in-law           Mupongoshi

Song      Lwimbo

Soon      Panshita inôno

Soothsayer          Wa ngulu

Soprano               Ishiwi lya pa mûlu

Sorcerer               Muloshi

Sorcery Buloshi

Sore       Cilonda

Sorghum              Sonkwe

Sorrow  Bulanda

Sorry      Ba no bulanda / Lunguluka

Sorry      Yangu! / Yaba!

Sort        Musango

Soul       Mutima

Sound    Congo

Soup      Muto

Sour       Sasa

Source   Ntulo

South     Kapinda ka ku kulyo

Sow       Tanda

Space    Ncende

Spanner               Shipanala

Spare     Sunga

Spark     Lusase

Sparrow               Kancelelya

Speak    Sosa

Spear     Ifumo

Species  Bwina

Specimen             Cilangililo

Spectacles           Makalashi

Speech  Mashiwi

Spell (bind)          Bwanga

Spell (letters)      Lumbule filembo

Spend    Pôsa

Spider    Tandabube

Spill        Itila

Spin (thread) Pyato bushishi

Spinach Musâlu

Spine     Longololo lwa numa

Spire      Lupunga lwa njelwa

Spirit (life)            Mweo

Spirit (evil)           Cibanda

Spit        Fwisa mate

Spittle    Mate

Splash    Sabaula

Speen    Lamba

Splint     Kapekesa

Splinter Pandaula

Split       Lepula

Spoil      Onaula

Spook    Mulungulwa

Spoon    Supuni

Spoor    Makasa

Spot       Ncende

Spotted Balâla

Spouse  Muka / Mwina

Sprain    Minya / Byutula

Spray     Kana

Spread   Ansa

Sprinkle Kana menshi

Sprout   Mena

Spy         Nengu

Square   Cibwanse

Squat     Peta makunda

Squeeze               Kama

Squint    Shongoka menso / Uluka menso

Stab       Lasa

Stable    Itanga

Stagnant              Cikalishi

Stain      Imata

Staircase              Mutanto

Stammer              Bulubusa

Stamp    Nshimbi

Stand     Ima

Star        Intanda

Stare      Tumbula menso

Start      Tampa

Startle   Fulumuna

Starve    Fwa ku nsala

Station  Citeshoni

Statue   Nsalamu

Stature  Cîmo

Stay       Ikala

Steak     Mutante

Steal      Iba

Steam    Cushi

Steamer               Shitima

Steep     Lundumana

Steer      Tekenya

Steinbuck             Katili

Stem      Mukonso

Step       Lutampulo

Sterile    Ba ng’umba

Sterility Bung’umba

Sternum               Nkombe

Stew      Ipika

Stick       Cimuti

Stick (adhere)     Kambatila

Sticky     Limbuluka

Stiff        Tikama

Still         Na nomba

Sting      Lubola

Stink      Nunko bubi

Stir         Kumba

Stomach              Cifu

Stone     Kabwe / Ibwe

Stool      Cipuna

Stoop    Batalala

Stop       Leka

Stopper Nciliko

Store     Ishitôlo

Stork      Cipansa nkola

Stork (marabou) Mukanga / Cipampa

Storm    Cibulukutu

Stormy  Bundama

Story      Mulumbe

Stout     Tuluka

Stove     Citofu

Straight Lungama

Straighten           Lungamika

Strain     Cemeka

Strainer Ncemeko

Strange Belebensa

Stranger               Mweni

Strangle               Kufula

Straw     Câni

Strawberries Matunda

Stream  Mumana

Street    Musebo

Strength               Maka

Strengthen          Kosha

Stress (emphasize) Shimpe shiwi

Stretch  Olola

String     Mwando

Strive Bomba na maka

Stroke   Lupumo

Strong   Ba na maka

Struggle               Bomba na maka

Stubborn              Koso mutwe

Student Musambilila

Stump    Cishiki

Stunted Tusa

Stupid    Tumpa

Sty          Kasokopyo

Subdue  Nasha

Submission          Bupete

Subtract               fumya

Succeed               Pwishisha

Successor            Mupyani

Suck       Onka

Suckle    Onsha

Suddenly              Apo pêne

Sue         Pinda

Suffer    Cûla

Suffering              Bucûshi

Sufficient             Linga

Sugar     Shûka

Suggest  Eba

Suicide  Iipayo mwine

Suit        Suti

Sulk        Shuluka

Sum up Longanya

Summon              Ita

Sun         Kasuba

Sunday  Nshiku ya Mulungu

Superior               Cila

Supervise             Angalila

Supply   Fwaila

Support Cafwilisho

Suppose               Nga cakuti

Sure       Ishiba

Surely    Cine cine

Surface Ca pa mûlu

Surpass Cisha

Surprise Pumikisha

Surrender            Cimba

Surround              Shinga

Surveyor              Mangamêla

Suspect Tanganya

Suspend               Binda ku…

Suspenders          Makwelelo

Suspiscion           Mutunganya

Suspiscious          Ba no mutunganya

Swallow               Kamimbi

Swamp  Nika

Swarm   Ifungu / Ibûmba

Sway      Sunsha

Swear    Lapa

Sweat    Libe

Sweep   Pyanga

Sweet    Lowa

Swell      Fimba

Swelling               Cipumba

Swim     Owa

Sway      Sunshya

Swollen Fimba

Sword    Lupanga

Syphilis  Kaswende

 

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  2 comments for “English-Bemba Dictionary: Sa – Sy

  1. January 16, 2016 at 6:41 am

    what das shirt in bemba

    • JS
      January 26, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      Hi Jonathan,
      Shirt = ishati / ilaya

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