How to say I am thirsty in Swahili: nahisi kiu

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How to say I am thirsty in Swahili: nahisi kiu

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

To say I am thirsty in Swahili: nahisi kiu
Say it out loud: “nah hee see kee uh

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Some more helpful words in our Swahili More Dining Basics category:

...some (of) – baadhi ya  (baa dhi yah)
...this/that – hii/ile  (hee/eelé)
all done – tumemaliza  (too may mah lee zuh)
another – ingine  (eeng’ ee neh)
Bon appétit! – Bon appétit!  (Bon appétit!)
can I have…? – naweza pata  (nah weh zah pah tah)
can I see…? – naweza ona  (nah weh zah o’nah)
can we have...? – twaweza pata  (twah weh zah pah tah)
can we see ...? – twaweza ona  (twah weh zah o’ nah)
Cheers! – sawa!  (sah wah!)
Eat! Eat! – kula! kula!  (koo lah! koo lah!)
I am hungry – nahisi njaa  (nah hee see n’jah)
I am thirsty – nahisi kiu  (nah hee see kee uh)
I ate – nisha kula  (nee shah kuh lah)
I would like… – ningependa  (nee n’geh pen dah)
we ate – tusha kula  (too shah kuh lah)
we ate well! – tulikula vizuri  (too lee kuh lah vee zuh ree)
we would like… – tungependa  (too n’geh pen dah)

And here’s how to say I am thirsty in other languages!

Arabic–Ana 'Atshan  (ana hat shan)
Chinese–Wǒ Kě Le  (Wo Kuh Luh)
Croatian–Ja sam žedan  (ya sahm zhay dun)
Czech–mám žízeň  (mahm zyee zehn)
Finnish–Minulla on jano  (Mi null lah on ya noh)
French–J'ai soif  (zhay swahf)
German–Ich habe durst  (iHk ha bay durst)
Italian–ho sete  (ōh say tay)
Japanese–Nodo Ga Kawaki Mashita  (Noh Doh Gah Kah Wah Kee Mah Shee Tah)
Korean–Mokmallayo.  (Mok Mal La Yo.)
Polish–Jestem spragniony  (Ye'stem spraq neeo' ny)
Portuguese–Estou Com Sede  (ehs tow kohm se jee)
Russian–Ya hochu pit'  (Ya hah choo peet)
Spanish–tengo sed  (tango sehd)
Swahili–nahisi kiu  (nah hee see kee uh)
Thai–Hio Nam  (hee-ew nahm)
Turkish–i susadım  (ee soo sah dim)
Vietnamese–Tôi Khát  (Toy Khah)

How do you ask for a glass of water or drink from your host in Swahili? Just say, "I am thirsty" (nahisi kiu). To select the drink you would like, learn their names in Swahili by getting instant access to the Swahili Language Set.

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