Swahili Greetings

This is a list of greetings in Swahili. Helpful when trying to check how others are doing or feeling during different times of the day.

Hi!: Shikamo!
Good morning!: Habari za asabuhi!
Good afternoon!: Habari za mchana!
Good evening!: Habari za jioni!
Welcome!: karibu
How are you? (friendly): Habari yako?
How are you? (polite): Wambaje?
What's up? (colloquial) : Vipi?
I'm fine, thank you!: Niko vyema, shukran
And you? (friendly): Na wewe Je?
And you? (polite): labda wewe
Good: nzuri, mzuri
Bad: baya, mbaya
Happy: furaha
Sad: huzuni
Thank you!: ahsante
Thank you very much!: ahsante sana
You're welcome!: karibu
Have a nice day!: kuwa na siku njema
Good night!: usiku mwema
See you later!: tuonane baadaye
Have a good trip!: kuwa na safari njema
It was nice talking to you!: Nimeridhika kuzungumza nawe

The above greetings in Swahili are essential to daily conversations. You are very likely to use at least one of them in any given day. Check out the next topic below or choose your own subject from the menu above.

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