Important Luganda Phrases to learn in Uganda

Important Luganda Phrases to learn in Uganda

Important Luganda Phrases to learn in Uganda; I’m just looking………..Ndabako bulabi
What is the normal price of this?…..Omuwendo ogwa bulijjo sente meka?
Can you write down the price?…….Osobola okuwandiika wansi omuwendo?
Do you accept credit cards?………… Mukkiriza kaadi?
May I try this on?…………..Nsobola okukyegezaamu
Do you have others?………Olina ebirala?
We don’t have any…………Tetulina
Can I see it?…………………Nsobola okukiraba?
I don’t like it…………………Sikyaagala
I will take it………………….Nja kukitwaala
I’d like to look at blouses…..Njagala kulaba ku bbulawuzi
How much is this?…………………Kino sente mekka?
Where are these goods made?…Bino bikolebwa wa?
Do I need insurance?…………….Neetaaga yinsuwa?
Free of charge………………..Kya bwereere

Good morning ……………….Wasuze otya nno? (literally ‘how was your night?’)
Good afternoon………………Osiibye otya nno? (literally, ‘how was your day?’)
Good evening……………….. Osiibye otya nno?
[The one asked responds with “Bulungi” (i.e. ‘fine’) and repeats the inquiry]

Hi? (informal)……………………………………….Ki kati?
How are you?………………………………………..Oli otya?
I am OK……………………………………………….Gyendi
Have a nice day……………………………………..Siiba bulungi
Good night…………………………………………….Sula bulungi (on retiring)
Farewell (to one person)………………………….Weeraba
Farewell (to several people)…………………….. Mweraba
Welcome (to one person)…………………………Tukusanyukidde
Welcome (to several people)…………………….Tubasanyukidde
See you later………………………………………….Tunaalabagana
Please……………………………………………………Mwattu
Please shut the door…………………………………Mwattu ggalawo oluggi
Please clean my room……………………………….Mwattu longoosa ekisenge kyange
Please come in…………………………………………Mwattu yingira
Please sit down………………………………………..Mwattu tuula wansi
Thank you………………………………………………Weebale
You are welcome……………………………………. Kale
Excuse me (to get attention)……………………….Owange
Pardon? (What did you say?)……………………..Wangi? / Ogambye ki?
I’m sorry (apology)……………………………………Nsonyiwa

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