How to say car in Swahili: gari


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How to say car in Swahili: gari

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

To say car in Swahili: gari
Say it out loud: “gah ree

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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 car in other languages!

Arabic–Sayara  (sa ya ra)
Chinese–Qìchē  (Chee Chuh)
Croatian–automobil  (ow toe moe beel)
Czech–auto  (ow toe)
Finnish–auto  (ow toh)
French–Auto  (ow toe)
German–das auto  (duhs ow toe)
Italian–auto  (ow toe)
Japanese–Kuruma  (Koo Roo Mah)
Korean–Cha  (Cha)
Polish–samochód  (sah mo' hood)
Portuguese–Carro  (kah hoo)
Russian–mashina  (mah shee nah)
Spanish–coche  (koe chay)
Swahili–gari  (gah ree)
Thai–Rot  (roht)
Turkish–araba  (ah rah bah)
Vietnamese–Xe Hơi  (Se Huhy)

Will you be travelling by "car" (gari) or by train? Either way, you will need to know the names of these two phrases. Now you know what "car" (gari) is in Swahili. Learn about other modes of transport using our instant access to the Swahili Language Set.


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