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major language of Uganda

Luganda (Oluganda), 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 guideEdit

VowelsEdit

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")

ConsonantsEdit

Common diphthongsEdit

Phrase listEdit

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.

BasicsEdit

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? 
? ( ?)

ProblemsEdit

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Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

EatingEdit

biringania . aubergine

BarsEdit

ShoppingEdit

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

Learning moreEdit

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