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Archive for the month “January, 2016”

Translation Challenge #6… (swa-eng)

Nina furaha sana kusherehekea mwaka mmoja tangu tovuti hii kuanzishwa. Kusema ukweli sikuanza na matarajio makubwa, nilitaka tu kuwaonyesha wanafunzi wangu sampuli za mbinu ninazotumia kufundisha na pia kuwapa watu wasiojua Kiswahili ladha kidogo tu ya lugha hii, yani tunaita kionjo. Mwanzoni watu walikuwa wanakuja tu wanachungulia wanaondoka, bila hata kuniachia mawazo yao. Ila sasa Read more…




Free Swahili Lessons (happy birthday FL!)

Looks like Fun-Lugha will be a year old (yay!) in 2 days (or is that 1 day since its practically 12am in EA). So in true FL style we are celebrating with a couple of freebies-ok just 1 freebie actually! As usual it is the free Swahili lessons but this time the rules are changing a bit and for reasons best kept to myself (you can ask me privately if really curious!) I’ll only be offering this Read more…

Siku ya Wapendanao (Valentines Day)

Well Valentines Day only made its way to our side of the world around the mid 90s, not that nobody paid any mind to it, just that such people were in the minority. And it wasnt until sometimes after the turn of the century that people really started to cash in on the concept-love & money, forever inseparable hey?!

So anyways if you need to express yourself today and have no idea how to go about it Read more…

Nipo mazoezini!

So I haven’t posted a thing in days due to a couple of reasons. 1) new clients thats taking 5 days off my week (and paying me really well too-win win!)
2) Still trying to figure out how to relocate my blog-headache! Read more…

Fun~Lugha is moving! (#progress!)

So we’ll soon be a year old and what better way to celebrate that than moving to a brand new domain name with hopefully brand new features! How soon will that be? Well as soon as I can make sense of all the mumbo jumbo disguised as ‘easy to follow instructions’-ha! easy indeed! Read more…

Dar- Must visit (So says the NY Times!)

So this is what the NY Times had to say about Dar when it placed it 39th among the top 53 places to visit in the world in 2014.

“On the African coast, music thrives in a commercial capital.

Tanzania may be best known for the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and the game-packed plains of the Serengeti, but the real pulse of the country is found in its largest city, Dar es Salaam. Read more…

Snura’s ‘majanga’

When I finally get to start on the Swahili & lyrics segment that’s long overdue,  this tune will definitely be one of the first ones I’ll cover.  It was so popular here in TZ last year (it still is actually) and until now people still refer to the word majanga when things aren’t so good. Majanga is a Swahili word meaning Read more…

What’s it in your language…#8


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Taste of Tanzania (tamu sana!)

I came across the above article on a local newspaper and had to share. That’s because I frequently visit this lady’s website ( and her recipes are beyond amazing. Read more…

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