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  • IPA(key): /sawuˈɓona/, [sawuˈɓɔːna]


Contraction of siyawubona (we see you). The use of wu- as an object concord is rare outside this phrase; ku- is the usual second person object concord.


sawubona (to one person, to multiple people sanibonani)

  1. hello
  2. good day (good morning, good afternoon, good evening)

Usage notesEdit

The singular form sawubona is used to greet a single person of similar age that you know well. For multiple people, or to respectfully greet a single person, sanibonani is used.