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Eya mukwai

A polite way to say "yes" to a greeting (such as "Mwashibukeni mukwai"/"good morning")

Endita mukwai

A polite way to say "thank you" in response to a greeting (such as Mwashibukeni mukwai)

Mwashibukeni mukwai

Good morning

Mulishani?

How are you?

Bwino

Fine

Mwapoleeni mukwai?

Are you well?

Ala, nindwaala

No, I am ill (in response to "Mwapoleeni mukwai?")

Awe or Ala

No

Eya

Yes

Mwabombeni

Greetings (to someone at work)

Mwalileni

Greetings (to someone resting or eating)

Mwaikalenipo mukwai

Greetings (when you arrive at a host's house)

Mwatandalenipo mukwai

Greetings (when you greet a guest in your house)

Ifintu filibwino

How are things?

Kalibu

Welcome

Shaleenipo

Goodbye

Tukamonana mailo

See you tomorrow

Twalamonana

See you later

Mende bwino!

Safe journey!