How to say less in Swahili: chache


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How to say less in Swahili: chache

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

To say less in Swahili: chache
Say it out loud: “cha cheh

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Some more helpful words in our Swahili Size/Amount category:

enough – kutosha  (koo toh' shah)
extra large – ziada kubwa  (zee ah dah koo bwa)
large – kubwa  (koo bwa)
less – chache  (cha cheh)
medium – kati  (kah tee)
more / plus – zaidi  (za ee' dee)
small – ndogo  (n doh go)

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

Arabic–Akal  (A kal)
Chinese–Shǎo Yīdiǎn  (Shao Ee Dyan)
Croatian–manje  (mahn yay)
Czech–méně  (mehn yeh)
Finnish–vähemmän  (vahh em man)
French–Moins  (mwah)
German–weniger  (veen eh gehr)
Italian–meno  (may no)
Japanese–Sukunaku  (Soo Koo Nah Koo)
Korean–Jeogeun  (Jug Un)
Polish–mniej  (mnyey)
Portuguese–Menos  (men oos)
Russian–men'she  (myen sheh)
Spanish–menos  (may nōs)
Swahili–chache  (cha cheh)
Thai–Noi Kwa  (noi gwah)
Turkish–az  (oz)
Vietnamese–Ít  (Itt)

Most cultures are very generous, especially when it comes to dining their guests. This means that your plate may be filled up more than you are used to. Instead of leaving food in your plate, it is polite to say that you wish to have "less" (chache) food in your plate.

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