How to say garlic in Swahili: kitunguu saumu

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How to say garlic in Swahili: kitunguu saumu

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

To say garlic in Swahili: kitunguu saumu
Say it out loud: “kee too n’goo sah oo moo

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Some more helpful words in our Swahili Vegetables category:

artichokes – aubergine  (aubergine)
beans – maharagwe  (mah hah rah gwe)
carrots – karoti  (kah roh tee)
chickpeas – mbaazi  (mm bah ah zee)
cucumber – tango  (tah n’goh)
eggplant – biriganya  (bee ree gah n’yah)
garlic – kitunguu saumu  (kee too n’goo sah oo moo)
lentils – ndengu  (n’ deh n’goo)
mushrooms – uyoga  (oo yoh gah)
olives – mizaituni  (mee zah ee too ni)
onions – vitunguu  (vee too n’goo)
peppers – pilipili  (pee lee pee lee)
potato – viazi  (vee ah zee)
salad – mboga  (m’ boh gah)
spinach – mchicha  (m’ chee chah)
tomatoes – nyanya  (nyah nyah)

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

Arabic–Tom  (tom)
Chinese–Dàsuàn  (Da Swan)
Croatian–češnjak  (chesh nee yahk)
Czech–česnek  (ches nek)
Finnish–valkosipuli  (vahl coh sip uh lih)
French–ail  (eye)
German–knoblauch  (canoo blau)
Italian–aglio  (ahl yo)
Japanese–Ninniku  (Nin Nee Koo)
Korean–Maneul  (Ma Neul)
Polish–czosnek  (chos' neck)
Portuguese–Alho  (aal yoo)
Russian–chesnok  (chee snohk)
Spanish–ajo  (ah hoe)
Swahili–kitunguu saumu  (kee too n’goo sah oo moo)
Thai–Grathiam  (grah tee-em)
Turkish–sarimsak  (sah' rim sahk)
Vietnamese–Tỏi  (Toy)

Food in native lands is always different from what you have at home and it's always a great idea to try and sample as much native food as possible when on tour. The food flavoring also is different and the use of herbs such as "garlic" (kitunguu saumu) enhances the food flavor. Learn more about other spices through the instant access to the Swahili Language Set.

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