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Luganda phrasebook

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Luganda, along with English and Swahili, is an official language of Uganda. It is spoken primarily in Kampala and surrounding regions but may be understood in much of the country.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Luganda has five vowels: a, e, i, o, u. pronounced the same as in Spanish:

A - ah (Like the "a" in "father")

E - eh (Like the "a" in "say")

I - ee (Like the "ee" in "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. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.

Basics[edit]

Hello. 
(oli otya to one person, muli mutya to more)
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
oli otya ? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
bulungi . ( )
What is your name? 
 ? (Erinnya lyo ggwe ani?  ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. (Mwattu )
Thank you (very much). 
Webale (nyo).
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. ( )
No. 
. (nedda )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
. ( )
Goodbye 
. ( )
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? (Omanyi olungereza ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
. (Wasuze otya )
Good evening. 
. (Osiibye otya nno? )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. (Sitegera )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems[edit]

Numbers[edit]

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Months[edit]

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Eating[edit]

biringania . aubergine

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

Learning more[edit]

This Luganda phrasebook is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!