Swahili Jobs

This is a list of jobs in Swahili. This will help you describe what you do for a living. It is especially useful when introducing yourself.

Doctor: Daktari
Policeman: polisi
Teacher: mwalimu
Businessman: mfanyi biashara
Student: mwanafunzi
Singer: muimbaji
Engineer: Mhandisi
Artist: Msanii
Actor: Mwigizaji
Actress: Mwigizaji
Nurse: muuguzi
Translator: Mkalimani

These examples will help you answer the question "What do you do?" or "What do you do for a living?". Note how the personal pronouns are used with the nouns in this sentence.

I'm looking for a job: ninatafuta kazi
I'm an artist: Mimi ni msanii
He is a policeman: yeye ni polisi
She is a singer: yeye ni muimbaji
I'm a new employee: mimi ni mwajiriwa mgeni
I have a long experience: Nina ujuzi wa muda mrefu

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