Arriving in Rwanda – Basic Kinyarwanda

Have you always wanted to learn Kinyarwanda, or need to know the language for your visit, work or studies? This free article will help you learn basic Kinyarwanda phrases that you can use upon your arrival in Rwanda.

You will learn by cards that you can flip upon a click or a tap, and a vocabulary quiz at the end. By enrolling in the full course, you will get two more exercises on this topic, and you will also be able to track your progress with points and rewards.

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Here is my passport
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Dore paseporo yanjye

I'll be staying for a few days
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Nzamara iminsi mike hano

I'll be staying for a few weeks
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Nzamara ibyumweru bike hano

I don't know yet
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Sindabimenya

I'm here for vacation
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Ndi hano ku mpamvu y'ibiruhuko

I'm here for business
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Ndi muri afere

I'm just passing through
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Ndi kwitemberera gusa

I'm sorry, I don't understand
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Nyabuneka, sinsobanukiwe

I have nothing to declare
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Ntacyo mfite nerekana

I have ___
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Mfite ___

It is for personal use
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Ni icyo nkoresha kugiti cyanjye

It is a gift
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Ni impano

Your passport, please
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Paseporo yawe, nyabuneka!

Do you have anything to declare?
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Hari ikintu ufite cyo kwerekana?

Please, open this bag
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Fungura iki gikapu

You will have to pay duty on this
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Uratanga imisoro kuri iki

Do you have more luggage?
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Hari indi mitwaro ufite?

Porter
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Umwikorezi

Please take this luggage
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Nyabuneka, fata iki gikapu

That is mine
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Icyo ni icyanjye

That is my bag
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Icyo ni igikapu cyanjye

That is my suitcase
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Iyo ni ivalisi yanjye

There is one piece missing
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Hari ikibura

Please take this to the ___
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Nyabuneka jyana ibi ku/mu ___

_Car
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Imodoka

_Bus
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Bisi

_Taxi
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Tagisi

How much is that?
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Ni angahe?

Where can I change money?
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Navunjisha he?

Money
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Amafaranga

Dollars
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Amadolari

Traveller's checks
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Sheki z'urugendo

What is the rate of exchange?
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Ikivunjo ni angahe?

How do I go to ___ ?
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Nagera nte ku ___ ?

Where is a taxi for ___ ?
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Tagisi yerekera ku ___ irihe?

How much to go to ___ ?
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Ni angahe kugera ku ___ ?

Vocabulary Quiz

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Here is my passport

Correct! Wrong!

I'll be staying for a few days

Correct! Wrong!

I'll be staying for a few weeks

Correct! Wrong!

I don't know yet

Correct! Wrong!

I'm here for vacation

Correct! Wrong!

I'm here for business

Correct! Wrong!

I'm just passing through

Correct! Wrong!

I'm sorry, I don't understand

Correct! Wrong!

I have nothing to declare

Correct! Wrong!

I have ___

Correct! Wrong!

It is for personal use

Correct! Wrong!

It is a gift

Correct! Wrong!

Your passport, please

Correct! Wrong!

Do you have anything to declare?

Correct! Wrong!

Please, open this bag

Correct! Wrong!

You will have to pay duty on this

Correct! Wrong!

Do you have more luggage?

Correct! Wrong!

Porter

Correct! Wrong!

Please take this luggage

Correct! Wrong!

That is mine

Correct! Wrong!

That is my bag

Correct! Wrong!

That is my suitcase

Correct! Wrong!

There is one piece missing

Correct! Wrong!

Please take this to the ___

Correct! Wrong!

_Car

Correct! Wrong!

_Bus

Correct! Wrong!

_Taxi

Correct! Wrong!

How much is that?

Correct! Wrong!

Where can I change money?

Correct! Wrong!

Money

Correct! Wrong!

Dollars

Correct! Wrong!

Traveller's checks

Correct! Wrong!

What is the rate of exchange?

Correct! Wrong!

How do I go to ___ ?

Correct! Wrong!

Where is a taxi for ___ ?

Correct! Wrong!

How much to go to ___ ?

Correct! Wrong!

Arriving - Vocabulary
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