How to say grilled in Swahili: choma


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How to say grilled in Swahili: choma

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

To say grilled in Swahili: choma
Say it out loud: “choh mah

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Some more helpful words in our Swahili Cooking Methods category:

baked – kuokwa  (koo oh kwah)
boiled – chemsha  (cheh mm shah)
fried – karanga  (kah rah n’ gah)
grilled – choma  (choh mah)
rare – mbichi kiasi  (mm bee chee kee ah see)
raw – mbichi  (mm bee chee)
sauteed – kaangwa  (kah ah nn gwa)
spicy – yenye viungo  (yeh n’yeh vee oo n’goh)
stewed – kitoweo  (kee toh weh o’)
stuffed – jaza viungo  (jah zah vee uh nn goh)
well done – ilioiva vizuri  (ee lee oh ee vah vee zoo ree)

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

Arabic–Mashwi  (mash wi)
Chinese–Shāo Kǎo De  (Shao Kao Duh)
Croatian–s roštilja  (sroash tee yah)
Czech–grilovaný  (greel o vahn ee)
Finnish–grillattu  (grill aht tuh)
French–grillé  (gree yay)
German–gegrillt  (geh grillt)
Italian–alla grigia  (all ah greel ee ah)
Japanese–Guriru Shita  (Goo Ree Roo Shee Tah)
Korean–Geurire Guun  (Grill E Goo Oon)
Polish–grillowany  (grillo va' nyh)
Portuguese–Grelhado  (grel ya doo)
Russian– grille  (… nah gree lye)
Spanish–asado  (ah sah doe)
Swahili–choma  (choh mah)
Thai–Yang  (YAHNG)
Turkish–izgara  (uz gar' uh)
Vietnamese–Nướng  (Nuu-Uhng)

"grilled" (choma) food involves dry heat being applied to the surface of the food. Common foods that are made this way are "grilled" (choma) chicken, "grilled" (choma) vegetables, "grilled" (choma) meats and so much more. It's advisable to try locally "grilled" (choma) foods. Learn more about cooking methods from the instant access to the Swahili Language Set.


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