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Swahili translation: karibuni


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03:50 Dec 4, 2003
English to Swahili translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: welcome
As in, "I WELCOME you to my house."
Swahili translation:karibuni
It is said to welcome somebody inviting him to enter.
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Etienne Munyazikwiye
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5 +1karibuni
Etienne Munyazikwiye
5karibuRowan Morrell



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This is the Swahili word for welcome. The site below has a specific example of the word used when welcoming someone to your house. The visitor says "Hodi", and the host says "Karibu", which means "Welcome" and also, "Come closer".

    Reference: http://www.jambokenya.com/jambo/swahili/swahil03.htm
Rowan Morrell
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It is said to welcome somebody inviting him to enter.

    Reference: http://www.proz.com/pro/58873
Etienne Munyazikwiye

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agree  Rowan Morrell: Although isn't this the plural form, with karibu being the singular?
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