How to say small in Swahili: ndogo


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How to say small in Swahili: ndogo

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

To say small in Swahili: ndogo
Say it out loud: “n doh go

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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 small in other languages!

Arabic–Sagheer  (sa geer)
Chinese–Xiǎo  (Shyao)
Croatian–mali  (mah lee)
Czech–malé  (mahl eh)
Finnish–pieni  (pe eh ni)
French–Petit  (puh tee)
German–klein  (kline)
Italian–piccolo  (pee koh low)
Japanese–Sumōru (Chiisai)  (Soo Mall (Chee Sai))
Korean–So  (So)
Polish–mały  (ma' ly)
Portuguese–Pequeno  (peh ken oo)
Russian–malen'kiy  (mah leen keey)
Spanish–pequeño  (pay kain yo)
Swahili–ndogo  (n doh go)
Thai–Lek  (lek)
Turkish–küçük  (koo chuk)
Vietnamese–Nhỏ  (Nyuh)

"small" (ndogo), medium, large are the standard measurements of almost everything including meals and drinks in the Swahili culture. Now that you have learnt how to say "small" (ndogo), learn the translation of medium and large through our instant access to the Swahili Language Set.


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