How to say how much is this? in Swahili: bei gani

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How to say how much is this? in Swahili: bei gani

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

To say how much is this? in Swahili: bei gani
Say it out loud: “bay ee gah nee

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Some more helpful words in our Swahili Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – choo  (chōh)
come with me – kuangalia tu  (koo ah nn gah lee ah too)
do you speak english? – Kiingereza?  (kin geh reh zah)
excellent – bora  (boh rah)
excuse me – kumradhi  (koom rah dhee)
excuse me (to get past) – nipishe  (nee pee sheh)
good / bad – nzuri / mbaya  (n zoo' ree / mm by' uh)
how do you say…? – jinsi ya kusema?  (jeen see ya koo say muh?)
how much is this? – bei gani  (bay ee gah nee)
may I? (point at chair, door) – naweza  (na weh za)
maybe – pengine  (pen gee' nay)
no problem – hakuna matata  (ha koo nuh muh ta ta)
please – tafadhali  (tah fah dah lee)
sorry – pole  (poh lay)
thank you – ahsante  (ah sahn tay)
thanks – shukrani  (shook rah nee)
what is that? – nini hiyo  (nee nee hee yo)
where is… – wapi  (wah pee)
yes / no – ndio / la  (n dee' oh / lah)
you are welcome – karibu  (kah ree' boo)

And here’s how to say how much is this? in other languages!

Arabic–Kam Se'r?  (kam sehr?)
Chinese–Zhègè Duōshǎo Qián?  (Jay Guh Dwo Shao Chyen?)
Croatian–koliko je to?  (koe lee koe yay toe?)
Czech–kolik to stojí?  (ko LEEK tow stoy ee?)
Finnish–kuinka paljon tämä maksaa?  (kuin kah pahlyon tah mah xaah)
French–Combien est-ce?  (comb bee in ess)
German–wie viel kostet das?  (vee feel cost it dahs?)
Italian–quanto costa questo?  (qwan toe kohs tuh kwes toe?)
Japanese–Ikura Desuka?  (Ee Coo Rah Dess Kah?)
Korean–Igeoneun Eolmayeyo?  (Ee Go Nun Uhl Ma Ae Yo?)
Polish–Ile to kosztuje?  (Ela to kosh too' yeah?)
Portuguese–Quanto Custa Isto?  (koo-an toe coos tah ees too?)
Russian–skol'ko eto stoit?  (skohl koh etah stoh eet?)
Spanish–¿cuánto?  (kwahn toe?)
Swahili–bei gani  (bay ee gah nee)
Thai–Ni Thao Rai?  (NEE TAO rai?)
Turkish–ne kadar?  (nay kah dar?)
Vietnamese–Bao Nhiêu?  (Bao Nyoo)

There are many "asking" phrases used all over the world and the most common ones are the one used when asking for the price of an item. When you spot something you like at the local market you can walk up to the seller and ask ""how much is this?" (bei gani)?" This phrase is will come in handy when you are looking to do shopping for items or even souvenirs. Get instant access to the Swahili Language Set.

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