Swahili 101: Basic greetings

The last time I visited Africa, in 2015, Faraja, the housekeeper at the farm lodge I stayed at in Tanzania, wrote a list of common greetings and phrases so I could begin learning Swahili. Here they are so you can learn, too!

Hi - Jambo

Welcome - Karibu

Thank you - Ahsante

Enjoy it - Furahia

No, thank you - Hapana Ahsante

Delicious food - Chakula kitamu

Good night - Usiku mwema

Happy Birthday - Siku ya kuzaliwa ya furaha

Sleep well - Lala salama

Safe journey - Safari njema

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