Here are some of the most translated words and phrases when using our Kinyarwanda translation services.
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking) Kubuzima bwacu!
Have a nice day Umunsi mwiza
Bon appetit / Muryoherwe
Have a nice meal Muryoherwe
Bon voyage / Urugendo rwiza
Have a good journey Urugendo rwiza
I understand Ndabyumva
I don't understand Simbyumva
Good luck! Amahirwe masa
I don't know Simbizi
Please speak more slowly Vuga buhoro buhoro
Please say that again Subiramo
Ushobora gusubiramo? Please write it down
Do you speak English? Uvuga icyongereza?
Do you speak Kinyarwanda? Uvuga Ikinyarwanda?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
How do you say ... in Kinyarwanda? Uvuga ngwiki ... mu Kinyarwanda?
Excuse me Imbabazi Ndasaba inzira Mbabarira (sg) Mutubabarire (pl)
How much is this? Nangahe?
Sorry Mbabarira Ihangane
Thank you Murakoze
Reply to thank you Ntacyo
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Aho kwituma ni he?
I miss you Ndagukumbuye
I love you Ndagukunda
Get well soon Urware ubukira
Go away! Genda!
Welcome Murakaza neza
Hello (General greeting) Muraho
How are you? Amakuru? (News?)
Amakuru yawe? (Your news?)
Umeze gute? (You good?) - sg
Mumeze gute? (You good?) - pl
Biri kugenda bite? (or Bite byanyu, Bite se? (inf)
Bite se sha? (inf)) How are you?
Reply to 'How are you?' Ni meza
Meza neza (I go good)
Tumeza neza (We go good)
Nibyiza, murakoze, nawe se?
Long time no see Hashize iminsi tutabonana
What's your name? Witwa nde? Nitwa gute?
My name is ... Nitwa ...
Where are you from? Muturuka he?
Pleased to meet you Ndabishimiye (sg)
Nishimiye kuba menya (pl/frm)
(Morning greeting) Mwaramutse
(Afternoon greeting) Mwiriwe
(Evening greeting) Mwiriwe neza
Good night Muramuke
Leave me alone! Mvaho! Ndakwiyamye!
Call the police! Hamagara polisi!
Christmas greetings Noheri nziza n'umwaka mushya muhire
Easter greetings Pasika Nziza
Birthday greetings Isabukuru rwiza
Ugire umunsi mwiza wivuko ryawe
My hovercraft is full of eels Gutwara ibintu nabantu kumaz
(My water car is full of thin fish)