How to say bank in Swahili: benki


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How to say bank in Swahili: benki

Learning Swahili for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say bank in Swahili: benki
Say it out loud: “ben kee

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Some more helpful words in our Swahili Primary Nouns category:

airport – uwanja wa ndege  (oo wahn jah wahn day gay)
bank – benki  (ben kee)
bar – baa  (bah)
bus – basi  (bah see)
car – gari  (gah ree)
coffeehouse – jumba la kahawa  (joom bah lah ka ha wah)
hospital – hospitali  (hos pee tah lee)
hostel – hosteli  (hos teh lee)
hotel – hoteli  (ho teh lee)
market – soko  (soh koh)
pharmacy – duka la dawa  (doo kah la da wah)
police – kituo cha polisi  (kee too oh cha po lee see)
post office – posta  (pos tah)
restaurant – mkahawa  (mm kah hah wah)
taxi – teksi  (tehk see)
train – gari la moshi  (gah ree la mo shee)

And here’s how to say bank in other languages!

Arabic–Bank  (bank)
Chinese–Yínháng  (Een Hang)
Croatian–banka  (bahn kuh)
Czech–banka  (bahn kah)
Finnish–pankki  (pahn kkih)
French–Banque  (bahnk)
German–die bank  (dee bahnk)
Italian–banca  (bank uh)
Japanese–Ginkou  (Ging Kow)
Korean–Eunhaeng  (Eun Haeng)
Polish–bank  (bank)
Portuguese–Banco  (ban koo)
Russian–bank  (bahnk)
Spanish–el banco  (el bahn koe)
Swahili–benki  (ben kee)
Thai–Thanakhan  (tah nah kahn)
Turkish–banka  (bahn kuh)
Vietnamese–Ngân Hàng  (Ngan Hang)

Whatever culture you might find yourself in, the one thing that you will always be looking for is a "bank" (benki). Either for the purpose of squaring off your transactions, for some extra travellers cheques or for foreign currency exchange. What other institutions will you need? Learn more about them by getting instant access to the Swahili Language Set.


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