How to say beer / wine in Swahili: pombe / mvinyo

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How to say beer / wine in Swahili: pombe / mvinyo

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

To say beer / wine in Swahili: pombe / mvinyo
Say it out loud: “pōm bay / m vee' nyoh

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Some more helpful words in our Swahili Dining Basics category:

beer / wine – pombe / mvinyo  (pōm bay / m vee' nyoh)
beverage – kinywaji  (keen wah jee)
business hours – masaa ya biashara  (ma sah ya bee ah sha rah)
casual restaurant – hoteli  (hoh teh lee)
check – ankar  (ahn kar)
coffee / tea – kahawa / chai  (kah ha wah / chai)
grocery store – soko la mboga  (soh koh lah mmboh gah)
marketplace – soko  (soh koh)
menu – menu  (may noo)
restaurant – mkahawa  (mm kah hah wah)
service charge – huduma ya malipo  (hoo do ma ya ma lee po)
table for two – meza ya wawili  (meh za yah wah wee’ lee)
tip – bakshishi  (bahk shee shee)
water – maji  (ma jee)

And here’s how to say beer / wine in other languages!

Arabic–Bera / Nebeeth  (be ra / ne beeth)
Chinese–Píjiǔ / Pútáojiǔ  (Pee Jyo / Poo Tao Jyo)
Croatian–pivo / vino  (pee voh / vee no)
Czech–pivo / víno  (PEE vo / VEE no)
Finnish–olut / viini  (oh lut / vee ni)
French–Bière / Vin  (bee airh / vah)
German–bier /wein  (beer / vine)
Italian–birra / vino  (beer uh / vee no)
Japanese–Bīru / Wain  (Bee Roo / Wah In)
Korean–Maekju / Wain  (Maek Joo / Wine)
Polish–piwo / wino  (pee' vo/ vee' no)
Portuguese–Cerveja / Vinho  (sehr vay juh / veen yoo)
Russian–pivo / vino  (pee vah / vee noh)
Spanish–cerveza / vino  (sair vay sah / vee no)
Swahili–pombe / mvinyo  (pōm bay / m vee' nyoh)
Thai–Bia/Wai  (bee-ah/wai)
Turkish–bira / şarap  (beer uh / shaw rup)
Vietnamese–Bia / Rượu Vang  (Beeuh / Ruu Vahn)

No journey is complete without sampling the local brew, that is "beer / wine" (pombe / mvinyo). Most destinations have bars and restaurants serving the best "beer / wine" (pombe / mvinyo) in their menu, you can tell this by looking at the prices, local "beer / wine" (pombe / mvinyo) customarily comes with the local name and you can easily order for a beer or two or a glass of wine to identify with the natives. Learn more about local brews by getting instant access to the Swahili Language Set.

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