How to say business hours in Swahili: masaa ya biashara

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How to say business hours in Swahili: masaa ya biashara

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

To say business hours in Swahili: masaa ya biashara
Say it out loud: “ma sah ya bee ah sha rah

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Some more helpful words in our Swahili Dining Basics,Time 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)
day after tomorrow – Kesho kutwa  (ke show ku twaa)
grocery store – soko la mboga  (soh koh lah mmboh gah)
marketplace – soko  (soh koh)
menu – menu  (may noo)
one hour – lisaa limoja  (lee sah lee mo jah)
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)
this evening – leo jioni  (lay oh jee oh nee)
this morning – leo asubuhi  (lay oh ah soo boo hee)
tip – bakshishi  (bahk shee shee)
today – leo  (lay oh)
tomorrow – kesho  (keh shoh)
two hours – masaa mawili  (ma sah mm wee lee)
water – maji  (ma jee)
when? – lini  (lee nee)
yesterday; last night – kesho kutwa  (keh shoh koot wah)
you got the time? – saa ngapi?  (sah n gah pee)

And here’s how to say business hours in other languages!

Arabic–Sa'ar El 'mal  (sa hat el amal)
Chinese–Yíngyè Shíjiān  (Ing Yay Shr Jyen)
Croatian–radno vrijeme  (rahd no vree im ay)
Czech–otevírací doba  (oo tev EAR ahsee doe bah)
Finnish–aukioloajat  (ow kih oh loh ayat)
French–heures d'ouverture  (uhr doo vehr chur)
German–geschäftszeiten  (goo shefts zai ten)
Italian–orario di apertura  (oh rah ree oh dee ah pair tur uh)
Japanese–Eigyo Jikan  (Sahn Jee Kahn)
Korean–Yeongeop Sigan  (Young Up Shi Gan)
Polish–godziny pracy  (go jee' nee pra' tzee)
Portuguese–Horário De Serviço  (oh rah ree-oo jee sehr vee soo)
Russian–priyomnye chasy  (pree yom nye che sy)
Spanish–horas de operación  (or us deh ahp ur ah see ōhn)
Swahili–masaa ya biashara  (ma sah ya bee ah sha rah)
Thai–Wela Poet  (way lah buht)
Turkish–iş saatleri  (eesh saht ler' ray)
Vietnamese–Giờ Làm Việc  (Yuh Lam Vee-Ek)

Not all travel is done for purpose leisure, at times you may find yourself traveling to destinations for meetings or business. Here you can inform your host to arrange a schedule to include "business hours" (masaa ya biashara) as well as one that will cater for your leisure. For example, you can have a native tour agent arrange a tour for you of the destination after your "business hours" (masaa ya biashara). "I will be having meetings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. could you arrange for a tour guide to meet me after "business hours" (masaa ya biashara)?" You could say... Get instant access to the Swahili Language Set.

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