How to say I would like… in Swahili: ningependa

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How to say I would like… in Swahili: ningependa

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

To say I would like… in Swahili: ningependa
Say it out loud: “nee n’geh pen dah

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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 would like… in other languages!

Arabic–Awaddu  (A wad du)
Chinese–Wǒ Xiǎngyào  (Wo Shyang Yao)
Croatian–ja bih…  (yah beeH…)
Czech–ja chci…  (yah hsceh…)
Finnish–haluaisin…  (ha luai sin…)
French–je voudrais…  (jhay voo draw…)
German–ich hätte gerne…  (iHk hetteh gehr neh)
Italian–vorrei  (voar ray)
Japanese–…Wo Kudasai.  (…Woh Koo Dah Sai.)
Korean–Jeoneun …Reul Wonhaeyo.  (Joh Nun …Reul Won Hae Yo.)
Polish–Chciałbym  (ktzyau' bym)
Portuguese–Eu Gostaria De...  (e-oo go tahr ee-aa jee…)
Russian–Ya by hotel(a)…  (Ya by hah tyel(a)…)
Spanish–me gustaría…  (may goos tuh ree' uh…)
Swahili–ningependa  (nee n’geh pen dah)
Thai–Ao …  (ao …)
Turkish–ben … istiyorum  (ben ees tee yore um)
Vietnamese–Tôi Muốn  (Toy Moouhn)

Having perused the menu items and seen what you wish to try out from your restaurant of choice, you'll go ahead and say ""I would like…" (ningependa)" in Swahili as you voice your food order. Get instant access to the Swahili Language Set and enjoy your dining experience!

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