A collection of useful phrases in Luganda, a Bantu language spoken mainly in Uganda. Luganda (Oluganda), along with English and Swahili, is an official language of Uganda. Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you’re planning to volunteer in Uganda, our Luganda phrase book will help you learn that and more! Luganda is one of the main languages spoken in Uganda.

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Wasuze otya Good evening.

Luganda phrasebook

None of these dudes speak English. What is this called? Tubasanyukidde See you later I miss you I love you Nkwagala Get well soon Go away!

Tukusanyukidde sg Nsanyuse okukulaba sg Tubasanyukidde pl Tusanyuse okubalaba pl. Kino ekifo kirimu omuntu?

Useful phrases in Luganda

Ku bitaala At the junction Help me Nnyamba ko Look out! Wujju Olive type of Mwattu Please shut the door Volunteers should expect to be asked about marital and parental status A LOT. Do you come here often? Nyama ya mbizzi Goat meat Confrontational Conversation is ljganda not accepted here.


Will the bus stop at a restaurant?

Can I take a photo of that? Omniglot is how I make my living. Wangi or Ogamby Ki? Sirina baana I don’t have any children yet Kalo Yam different types Emyaka abiri 20 35 years old Is it near here?

Want to learn more? Maama wange omuto Uncle paternal Ekyo nsobola okukikuba ekifananyi? Thanks for the work…. Kyama ku ddyo At the traffic lights Ekigambo ekyo kimpandiikire Please repeat it Taxi do not use meters but a predetermined fixed rate which is negotiable for special hire taxis. Mwattu tuula wansi Thank you This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated.

Our currency, the Uganda shilling, comes in denominations with more zeros than you are used to.

Luganda phrasebook – Wikitravel

Lugandaalong with English and Swahiliis an official language of Uganda. It is appropriate to hug if you haven’t seen a friend for a while. Owange Please sit down: Please give me two tickets Tikiti ya baasi nnyinza kugigula wa? Kissing in public is frowned upon. Waliwo baasi egenda eggulolimu?


Eno sitenseni bagiyita batya? Most foreigners never learn a thing, so when you rock a little Luganda in the village or even in Kampala, expect a BIG reaction. Oli otya sg Muli mutya pl Ka jambo inf Ogamba ki?

Luganda 101- Simple Lugandan Phrases for Travelers to Uganda

Baasi eneyimirila awali eby’okulya? Other collections of Luganda phrases http: Learn these respectful forms of address in Luganda and place them after your greetings and other questions. To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions. Busera Spices and Condiments Chilli If you’d like to see these phrases in any combination of two languages, try the Phrase Finder.

Do you live here? What is your name