How to say no problem in Swahili: hakuna matata

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How to say no problem in Swahili: hakuna matata

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

To say no problem in Swahili: hakuna matata
Say it out loud: “ha koo nuh muh ta ta

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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 no problem in other languages!

Arabic–La Moshkela  (la mosh ke la)
Chinese–Méi Shì  (May Shr)
Croatian–nije problem  (nee yay prah blehm)
Czech–žádný problém  (ZYAHD nee prah blehm)
Finnish–Ei mitään  (ay me taan)
French–pas de problème  (pah deh prah blem)
German–kein problem  (kine prob leem)
Italian–nessun problema  (neh soon pro blaim uh)
Japanese–Mondai Arimasenn  (Mohn Dai Ah Ree Mah Senn)
Korean–Gwaenchanhayo.  (Gwen Chan Ah Yo.)
Polish–Nie ma za co  (Nyeah ma za' tzo)
Portuguese–Não Faz Mal  (nah-oo fah-eez ma-oo!)
Russian–net problem  (nyet prah blyem)
Spanish–no problema  (no pro blame uh)
Swahili–hakuna matata  (ha koo nuh muh ta ta)
Thai–Mai Pen Rai  (mai pen rai)
Turkish–önemli değil  (oh nahm lee dil)
Vietnamese–Không Vấn Đề Gì  (Khom Vuhn De Yee)

"no problem" (hakuna matata)! How courteous is that phrase? Especially when navigating cultures. Showing politeness in Swahili will get more help and quickly. Other courtesy phrases can be accessed through the Swahili Language Set.

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