Swahili Fruits & Vegetables

This is a list of fruits and vegetables in Swahili. Knowing these plants can be helpful when shopping in a grocery store or even restaurant.

Lemons: ndimu
Apples: Tufaha
Oranges: machungwa
Peaches: Pichi
Figs: Tini--
Pears: Pea
Pineapples: nanasi
Grapes: zabibu
Strawberries: Jordgubbar
Bananas: ndizi
Watermelon: tikiti-maji
Avocados: parachichi

Now here is the list of some commonly used vegetables:

Carrots : Karoti
Corn: Mahindi
Cucumbers: Tangopepeta
Garlic: Kitunguu saumu
Lettuce: Saladi
Olives: Mizeituni
Onions: Vitunguu
Peppers: Pilipili
Potatoes: Viazi
Pumpkin: Malenge
Beans: Maharagwe
Tomatoes: Nyanya

The following sentences include some fruits and vegetables mentioned above to show you how you can use them in your daily conversation.

This fruit is delicious: Tunda hili ni tamu
Vegetables are healthy: Mboga ni za afya
I like bananas: Ninapenda ndizi
I don't like cucumber: Sipendi tangopepeta
Bananas taste sweet: Ndizi zina ladha tamu
Lemons taste sour: Ndimu ni kali

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