One of the ways kuavoid attacks Nairobi ni kutambua sheng juu itafanya wasee wajue wewe ni mmoja wao especially kama umetoka ocha.Hapa hivi ni baadhi ya common sheng na maana yao wasee wa mtaa hutumia kucommunicate.
Mared-rose, mawoiye, dame, supuu, shore, mroro – beautiful ladies.
Kulamba lolo – to give a blow job.
Kuwa mnati – to be pro at something.
Thao kappa, ngiri, ndovu– a thousand shillings.
Punch, jirongo – five hundred shillings.
Rwabe – two hundred shillings.
Bonga mavi – to talk badly/ to talk shit.
Mkwanja, dau, ganji, chapaa – money.
Ashuu, ndee, kindee – ten shillings.
Ngovo, kobole – five shillings.
Wewe ni fala – you are a stupid person.
Nikunoma, nikungori – there is trouble.
Ingiza njeve – being scared.
Njeve – cold.
Fegi, fuaka – cigarette.
Bangi, juala, gode – bhang.
Karao, gova – police officer.
Mokoro, masa, madhe – mother.
Mbuyu, fathe, buda – father.
Ndai, dinga, moti – car.
Nyong’inyo zinatupa – smelling socks.
Ndula, njumu – shoes.
Huyu mshe amechapa – this lady is ugly.
Niko poa – I am cool.
Doze – sleep.
Mzae amewaka – the old man is drunk.
Ameishia ocha – gone to the village.
Most words za sheng hubadilisha na kusemwa kutoka mwisho ili kuficha some words like finje to njefi to mean firty shillings. However, sheng hudiffer from mtaa moja to the other
Get breaking news from Nairobi as they happen! WhatsApp the word Nairobi to 0717410719
Thank you for reading my article! You have contributed to my success as a writer. The articles you choose to read on Hivisasa help to shape the future of news across Africa.