Time in Swahili

This is a list of time related words in Swahili. This includes days, months, seasons. Very helpful basic vocabulary for anyone. Let's start with days!

Days: Siku
Monday: Jumatatu
Tuesday: Jumanne
Wednesday: Jumatano
Thursday: Alhamisi
Friday: Ijumaa
Saturday: Jumamosi
Sunday: Jumapili

Now we move on to the 12 months of the year. What fun!

January: Januari
February: Februari
March: Machi
April: Aprili
May: Mei
June: Juni
July: Julai
August: Agosti
September: Septemba
October: Oktoba
November: Novemba
December: Desemba

Now let's learn about the seasons, hour, minutes and second...

Autumn: majira ya kupukutika
Winter: majira ya baridi
Spring: majira ya kuchipua
Summer: majira ya joto
Seasons: Misimu
Months: Miezi
Time: wakati
Hour: saa
Minute: dakika
Second: pili

Finally we get to the senences section. This is where you will see some of the above time related words used in a common phrase.

Yesterday was Sunday: Jana ilikuwa jumapili
Today is Monday: Leo ni jumatatu
See you tomorrow!: Tuonane kesho!
I will visit you in August: Nitakutembelea mwezi wa agosti
Winter is very cold here: Msimu wa baridi hapa ni baridi sana
I was born in July: Nilizaliwa mwezi wa julai

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