How to say please in Swahili: tafadhali

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How to say please in Swahili: tafadhali

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

To say please in Swahili: tafadhali
Say it out loud: “tah fah dah lee

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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 please in other languages!

Arabic–Arjuk / Men fadlak  (ar juk / men fad lak)
Chinese–Qǐng  (Ching)
Croatian–molim  (moe leem)
Czech–Prosim  (pro SEEM)
Finnish–kiitos  (kee eh tos)
French–S'il vous plaît  (see voo play)
German–bitte  (bit tuh)
Italian–Per favore  (pear fa vor reh)
Japanese–Onegai Shimasu  (Oh Neh Gai Shee Mass)
Korean–Butakhaeyo.  (Boo Taak Hae Yo.)
Polish–proszę  (pro' sheh)
Portuguese–Por Favor  (pohr fah vohr)
Russian–Pozhaluysta  (Pah zhah looy stah)
Spanish–por favor  (pore fah vore)
Swahili–tafadhali  (tah fah dah lee)
Thai–Chuai  (CHOO-ai)
Turkish–lütfen  (loot fahn)
Vietnamese–Làm Ơn  (Lam Uhn)

When communicating with people it's important you learn how to use courtesy phrases such as "please" (tafadhali). This courtesy phrase can be used to show politeness or when requesting for something e.g. " "please" (tafadhali) notify me when the next bus arrives" or " could you take me deeper into the forest next time "please" (tafadhali)?" Get instant access to the Swahili Language Set.

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