Sukuma Sayings

847. KABULA GUDEMA.

Akahayile kenako, kalolile bhulumbazu bho malunde ga mbula. Imbula ulu yuhaya gutula igabhejaga malunde ayo gagalumbelaga na yandya ugutula. Ubhulumbazu bho malunde genayo hubho bhugitanagwa “kabula gudema.” Hunagwene abhanhu ulu bhubhona malunde galumbalaga bhagamanaga giki imbula yahaya gutula bhaja kaya kunguno ya “kabula gudema.”

Akahayile kenako, kagalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agabhonaga mbeng’ho ja jidiku wandya gulima migunda yakwe, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikalaga alidebhile ilikanza lya gwandya ugulima, kunguno ya gujibhona imbeng’ho jinijo ija gwandya go likanza lya mbula. Uweyi agalimaga migunda mitale iyo igampandikilaga majiliwa mingi, ayo gagadulaga uguyilisha chiza ikaya yakwe, umuwikaji bhokwe.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agabhalangaga abhanhu bhakwe ahigulya ya gulidebha ilikanza lya mbula na gulima migunda mitale iyo idulile gubhapandikila majiliwa mingi umukaya jabho. Hunagwene agabhawilaga abhanhu bhenabho giki, bhandye gulima ahikanza lya “kabula gudema.”

Akahayile kenako, kalanga bhanhu higulya ya gulidebha ilikanza lya guitumama imilimo yabho na gulitumila chiza, umukikalile kabho, kugiki bhadule gupandika matwajo mingi, umuwikaji bhobho.

Kutoka 24:15-18.

Luka 12:54-55.

Mhubiri 11:3a.

KISWAHILI: MVUA KUTANDA.

Msemo huo, huangalia giza la mawingu ya mvua. Mvua ikitaka kunyesha huwa inatengeneza mawingu ambayo huleta giza fulani ndipo inaanza kunyesha.  Giza hilo la mawingu ndilo linaloitwa “mvua kutanda.”

Msemo huo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule mbaye huona dalili za kuanza kwa masika, na kuanza kulima mashamba yake, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, huwa anazielewa vizuri dalili za kuanza kwa kipindi hicho cha kulima, kwa sababu ya uchaga kazi wake. Yeye huwa analima mashamba makuwa ambayo humpatia mazao mengi ya kutoka kuilisha vizuri familia yake, katika maisha yake.

Mtu huyo, huwa anawafundisha pia watu wake namna ya kuyaelewa vizuri majira hayo ya mvua na kuanza kulima mashamba makubwa, ili waweze kupata mazao mengi kwenye familia zao. Ndiyo maana, huwa anawaambia waanze kulima wakati wa “mvua kutanda.”

Msemo huo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuyaelewa vizuri majira ya kuanza kuyatekeleza majukumu yao na kuutumia vizuri muda huo, katika maisha yao, ili waweze kupata mafanikio mengi, maishani mwao.

Kutoka 24:15-18.

Luka 12:54-55.

Mhubiri 11:3a.

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ENGLISH: HEAVY RAIN CLOUDS.

This saying looks at the darkness of the rain clouds. When it is about to rain clouds appear on the sky which bring darkness to the point of starting to rain. Those dark clouds are what people call “heavy rain clouds.”

This saying is likened to a man who sees the signs of the onset of spring, and begins to cultivate his fields in his lifetime. This person is well aware of the signs of the onset of the growing season, due to his or her hard working. He cultivates the fertile fields that provide him with plenty of harvest enough to feed his family throughout the year.

This man also teaches his people on how to understand the rainy season enough to start cultivating large fields, so that they can get more products from their farms. That is why he tells them to start plowing during the “heavy rain clouds.”

This saying teaches people on how to properly understand when to start fulfilling their responsibilities for making the best use of that time in their lives, so that they can have more successes in their families.

Exodus 24: 15-18

Luke 12: 54-55.

Ecclesiastes 11: 3a.

846. GUBHINZA LUGIKO.

Akahayikle Kenako, kalolile bhubhinzi bho lugiko lo bhanhu bhalebhe. Ulugiko lunulo, lililibhilinga lya bhanhu abho bhali na bhulingisilo bho guhoyela mihayo yabho. Abhanhu bhenabho ulu bhumala uguyihoyela imihayo yabho yiniyo, bhagabhizaga ni kanza lya gubhinza lugiko. Hunagwene bhagalitanaga likanza lya “gubhinza lugiko.”

Akahayile kenako, kagalenganijiyagwa kubhanhu abho bhali na g’wigwano go guhoyela mihayo yabho na guyimala bhali halumo, umukikalile kabho. Abhanhu bhenabho, bhagiyigwilijaga chiza imihayo iyo igigelaga umukaya jabho kunguno ya bhutogwa bhobho ubho bhugabhambilijaga uguyimama bho ng’wigwano gutale imihayo yabho yiniyo. Abhoyi bhagatumamaga milimo yabho bho gwiyambilija halumo, umuwikaji bhobho.

Abhanhu bhenabho, bhagikolaga na bhabhinzi bha lugiko, kunguno nabho bhagibhilingaga bhayimala chiza imihayo yabho, umukikalile kabho. Hunagwene ulu bhayihoyela imihayo yabho bhagabhizaga ni kanza lya “gubhinza lugiko.”

Akahayile kenako, kalanga bhanhu higulya ya gubhiza na ng’wigwano go gwibhilinga na guyimala halumo imihayo yabho, umukikalile kabho, kugiki bhadule gwikala bho mholele na bhichabho, umuwikaji bhobho.

Marko 6:45-46.

KISWAHILI: KUVUNJA BARAZA.

Msemo huo huangalia uvunjaji wa baraza walio nao watu fulani. Baraza hilo, ni mkusanyiko wa watu wenye malengo ya kuongelea masuala yao. Watu hao wakizimaliza kuziongelea hoja hizo huwa wana muda wa kuvunja baraza. Ndiyo maana huwa wanaamua “kuvunja baraza.”

Mesemo huo, hulinganishwa kwa watu wale walio na uelewano wa kuyaongelea masuala yao wakiwa pamoja, katika maisha yao. Watu hao, huwa wanajulishana vizuri masuala yaliyotokea kwenye familia zao, kwa sababu ya upendo wao unaowasaidia kuyaweka vizuri kwa ushirikiano huo wa pamoja.Wao huyatekeleza majukumu yao kwa ushirikiano huo, maishani mwao.

Watu hao, hufanana na wale wavunjaji wa Baraka, kwa sababu nao huwa wanakusanyika pamoja wanapotaka kuyaongelea masuala yao, katika maisha yao. Ndiyo maana wakimaliza kuyaongelea masuala hao huwa wana kuwa na muda wa “kuvunja baraza.”

Msemo huo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuwa na ushirikiano wa kukusanyika kwa ajili ya kuyaongelea hadi kuyamaliza masuala yao hayo wakiwa pamoja, katika maisha yao, ili waweze kuishi kwa amani na wenzao, maishani mwao.

Marko 6:45-46.

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ENGLISH: TO DISSOLVE THE MEETING.

This saying looks at the breach of the council that certain people have. This council is a gathering of people who aim at talking about their issues. When these people have finished talking about those issues, they set a time for breaking up their council. That is why they often decide “to dissolve the meeting.”

This saying is compared to people who have time for talking about their issues together in their lives. These people are well acquainted with the issues that have arisen in their families, because of their true love for each other that helps them enough to keep them well in their partnership. They fulfill their daily responsibilities because of maintaining nicely such partnership in their lives.

These people are like those who had time for dissolving their council after solving their problems, because they also gather together when they want to talk about their issues in their lives. That is why when they finish talking about those issues they have time “to dissolve the meeting.”

This saying imparts in people an idea on having a co-operative gathering for talking together about various issues until they finish them, so that they can live in peace with each other in their lives.

Mark 6: 45-46.

845. BHUSHU GWA BHUSHU.

Akahayile kenako, kingila kuli munhu uyo agibhona na ng’wiye bho gushiga haho kaya yakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agasumba lugendo lo guja gujibhona nang’hwe haho hakaya yakwe mpaga bhugikala kihamo bhaliilolela. Hunagwene agabhawilaga abhanhu giki bhagalumane, “bhushu gwa bhushu.”

Akahayile kenako, kagalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agayishishaga chiza imihayo iyo otumagwa na bhiye, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikalaga azunije ugutung’wa na bhiye kunguno ya bhutungilija bhokwe bhunubho ubho bhugang’wambilijaga uguishisha chiza imihayo iyo agatumagwa na bhiye, umuwikaji bhokwe. Uweyi agabhagunagaga bhanhu bhingi abho agikalaga nabho, umu bhutumami bho milimo yakwe.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikolaga nuyo agibhona nu ng’wiye bho gushiga haho kaya yakwe, kunguno nuweyi agayishishaga chiza imihayo iyo agatumagwa na bhiye , umukikalile kakwe. Uweyi agabhakomelejaga abhiye bhayishishe chiza imihayo iyo bhagatumagwa na bhichabho, umukikalile kabho. Hunagwene agabhawilaga abhiye bhenabho giki bhagalumane “bhushu gwa bhushu.”

Akahayile kenako, kalanga bhanhu higulya ya gubhiza na bhutengeke bho guishisha chiza imihayo iyo bhagatumagwa na bhichabho, umu bhutumamami bho milimo yabho, kugiki bhadule gwikala bho mholele na gupandika majikolo mingi, umuwikaji bhobho.

Marko 6:6-10.

Mathayo 28:16-20.

KISWAHILI: USO KWA USO.

Msemo huo, ulianzia kwa mtu yule ambaye alikutana na mwenzake kwa kufika nyumbani kwake. Mtu huyo, alifunga safari ya kwenda kumuona mwenzake kwenye familia yake mpaka akafaulu kumfikia na kuishi pamoja naye kwenye familia hiyo. Ndiyo maana huwaambia watu wanaotumwa na wenzao kwamba wakakutane “uso kwa uso.”

Msemo huo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye huufikisha vizuri ujumbe aliotumwa na wenzake, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, huwa anakubali kutumwa na wenzake hao, kwa sababu ya uaminifu wake huo unaomsaidia kuyakamilisha vizuri majukumu aliyopewa na wenzake, maishani mwao. Yeye huwa anawasaidia wenzake kuwa waaminifu kwa kuishi nao, katika utekelezaji wa majukumu yao, maishani mwao. 

Mtu huyo, hufanana na yule aliyeonana na mwenzake, kwa kufika kwenye familia yake, kwa sababu naye huufikisha vizuri ujumbe wa maneno aliyotumwa na wenzake, katika maisha yake. Yeye huwa anawahimiza wenzake kuwa waaminifu wanapotumwa na wenzao kwa kuufikisha vizuri ujumbe huo kwa wahusika. Mdiyo maana huwa anawaambia watu hao kwamba wapelekapo ujumbe wakakutane “uso kwa uso.”

Msemo huo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuwa waaminifu kwa kuufikisha vizuri ujumbe waliopewa na wenzao, katika utekelezaji wa majukumu yao, ili waweze kuishi kwa amani na kupata mafanikio mengi, maishani mwao.

Marko 6:6-10.

Mathayo 28:16-20.

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ENGLISH: FACE TO FACE.

This saying was originated from a man who met his colleague on arrival at his home. Such man made the trip to see his teammate in his family until he managed to reach him and live with him in the family. He was successful enough to solve their issues. That is why he tells people that in order to settle various issues they have to meet “face to face.”

This saying is likened to a person who conveys the message of the good news to others. Such person agrees to be sent by his/her coworkers because of loyalty in fulfilling the responsibilities which are given to him/her by others in lives. He/she always helps coworkers to be honest by living with them in the process of fulfilling daily responsibilities in their lives.

This person is like the man who met his partner by visiting him at the family, because he/she also nicely conveys the message to his/her people in life. He/she always encourages people to be honest when they are sent by others by effectively communicating such message to the concerned. That is why he/she always tells people that when they send a message they have to meet people “face to face.”

This saying teaches people on how to be honest by effectively conveying the message given to them by their people in the performance of their duties, so that they can live in peace enough to achieve great success in their families.

Mark 6: 6-10.

Matthew 28: 16-20.

844. TULO JA MABAMUKILE.

Akahayile kenako, kalolile bhubamuki bho tulo ja ng’wa munhu nhebhe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agagayiyagwa itulo kunguno ya gumana wiganika guti giki okelejaga ugumisha aje uko alipuna. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagayombaga giki ali na “tulo ja mabamukile.”

Akahayile kenako kagalenganijiyaga kuli munhu uyo agikalaga nzugulumatu umu bhutumami bho milimo yakwe, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, aganguhaya dilu ugujutumama imilimo yakwe yiniyo, kunguno ya gwikala alinzugulumatu pye amakanza. Uweyi agaponaga noyi ijiliwa jakwe ulu olima, kunguno ya bhukamu bhokwe ubho gwanguha guja kumilimo na gujuyitumama chiza, umuwikaji bhokwe.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikolaga nuyo alina tulo jagubamuka ulu alina lugendo, kunguno nu weyi agikalaga nzugulumatu umu bhutumami bho milimo yakwe, umukikalile kakwe. Uweyi agabhalangaga abhanhu bhakwe inzila ja gwikala bhali nzugulumatu umu bhutumami bho milimo yabho, kugiki bhadule gupona jiliwa umu migunda yabho. Hunagwene agabhawilaga abhanhu giki bhikale na “tulo ja mabamukile.”

Akahayile kenako, kalanga bhanhu higulya ya gubhiza bhali nzugulumatu bho gwanguha uguja ukumilimo yabho na gujuitumama bho bhukamu bhutale, kugiki bhadule gupandika sabho ningi, umuwikaji bhobho.

1Petro 5:8-9.

KISWAHILI: USINGIZI WA MANG’ANG’AMU.

Msemo huo, huangalia usingizi wa kushituka na kuamka usiku alio nao mtu fulani. Mtu huyo, huwa ana usingizi kushituka hivyo kwa sababu ya kufikiri mara kwa mara kama kwamba amechelewa kuamka aende kule alikopanda kujilawa. Ndiyo maana watu husema kwamba ana “usingizi wa mang’ang’wamu.”

Msemo huo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye huishi akiwa na utayari wa kuyatekeleza vizuri majukumu yake, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, huwa anawahi sana kwenda kazini kwake kwa sababu ya utayari wake wa kufanya kazi vizuri, na kwa muda mrefu. Yeye huwa anapata mazao mengi sana katika mashamba aliyolima, kwa sababu ya bidii yake ya kuwahi kwenda kazini na kuyatekeleza vizuri majukumu yake, maishani mwake.

Mtu huyo, hufanana na yule aliyekuwa na usingizi wa kushutuka kwa kuamka usiku, katika maisha yake, kwa sababu naye, ana utayari wa kuyatelekeza vizuri majukumu yake, katika maisha yake. Yeye huwafundisha wenzake namna ya kuwa na utayari huo wa kufanya kazi, ili waweze kupata chakula kingi, katika utekelezaji wa majukumu yao. Ndiyo maana huwa anaambia watu kwamba, wawe na “usingizi wa mang’amung’amu.”

Msemo huo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuwa na utayari wa kuwahi kazini kwao, na kwenda kuyatelekeza kwa bidii kubwa majukumu yao, ili waweze kupata mali nyingi, maishani mwao.

1Petro 5:8-9.

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ENGLISH:  WAKEFUL SLEEP.

This saying looks a situation of waking up at night that someone has because of being afraid to late to start a journey. Such person falls asleep in such a state of shock that he/she thinks of being late to get up enough to start the journey to somewhere. That is why people say that he/she has a “wakeful sleep.”

This saying is compared to a person who lives with a willingness of carrying out the daily duties in life. This person often goes to work because of his or her enthusiasm to work well for a long time. He/she often gets a lot of produce from the fields which he/she cultivates, because of his/her hard working situation and good performance in life.

This person is like the one who did not sleep well because of being afraid to late to travel, because he/she too, is willing to properly fulfill the daily responsibilities in life. He/she teaches others on how to be ready to work, so that they can have plenty of food that can help them in carrying out their responsibilities. That is why he/she often tells people to have a “wakeful sleep.”

The saying instills in people an idea on how to be ready to work enough to fulfill well to their daily responsibilities, so that they can have more wealth in their lives.

1 Peter 5: 8-9.

843. ONIFUMAGA UMU MISO.

Akahayile kenako, kalolile bhudumi bho gundebha munhu ubho gunhola bho miso. Umunhu ulu utung’wana na ng’wiye uyo adumanaga aliyo uweyi andebhile, agayombaga giki, “onifumaga umu miso.”

Akahayile kenako, kagalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo adatumamaga imilimo iyo adayidulile, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agabhalekelaga bhiye uguitumama imilimo iyo ikilanijije, ubhudula bhokwe, kunguno ya widohya bhokwe, umuwikaji bhokwe. Uweyi agapandika matwajo mingi umubhutumami bhokwe bhunubho, kunguno ya guidilila chiza imilimo iyo ayidulile, umuwikaji bhokwe.

Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikolaga nuyo agaduma ugunmana ung’wuye umu miso gakwe, kunguno nuweyi adaitumamaga imilimo iyo adaimanile, umukikalile kakwe. Hunagwene agayombaga giki, “onifumaga umu miso.”

Akahayile kenako, kalanga bhanhu higulya ya gubhiza na widohya bho guyitumama imilimo iyo bhayidebhile na gubhalekela bhangi abho bhayidebhile, iyo bhadayimanile abhoyi, umukikalile kabho, kigiki bhadule gupandika sabho ningi ja gujibheja chiza ikaya jabho.

Marko 10: 17-21.

KISWAHILI: UMENITOKA MACHONI.

Msemo huo, huangalia ushindwaji wa kumfahamu mtu kwa kumwangalia kwa macho. Mtu akikutana na mwenzake ambaye hushindwa kumfahamu ambaye yeye anamfahamu, humwambia kwamba, “umenitoka machoni.”

Msemo huo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye hazitekeleza kazi zile ambazo hazifahamu, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, huwaachia wenzake wanaozifahamu zile kazi asizozifahamu ili wao wazifanye, katika maisha yake, kwa sababu ya unyenyekuvu wake. Yeye hupata mafanikio mengi katika utekelezaji wa majukumu yake, kwa sababu ya kuzitumia nguvu zake kwenye kazi anazozielewa vizuri, maishani mwake.

Mtu huyo, hufanana na yule aliyeshindwa kumfahamu kwa macho yake yule waliyekutana naye, kwa sababu naye huwa hayatekelezi majukumu yale ambayo hayafahamu, katika maisha yake. Ndiyo maana husema kwamba, “umenitoka machoni.”

Msemo huo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuwa na unyenyekevu wa kuyatekeleza majukumu yale ambayo wanayafahamu, na kuwaachia wenzao wanaoyahafahamu yale wasiyoyafahamu wao, katika maisha yao, ili waweze kupata mali nyingi za kutosha kuziendeleza vizuri familia zao.

Marko 10: 17-21.

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ENGLISH: YOU HAVE GONE OUT OF MY EYES.

This saying looks at a situation of failing to recognize someone on the way to somewhere. Such situation takes place when people who knew each other meet on the way, but one of them fail to remember the other.  The one who does not remember the other says, “you have gone out of my eyes.”

This saying is applied to a man who does not perform tasks which he does not know in his life. This man leaves to his acquaintances that have knowledge on what seems to be unfamiliar tasks to him, so that they can perform them well, because of his humility. He achieves great success in fulfilling his responsibilities, because of applying his energies to the work which he understands well in life.

This man resembles the one who failed to recognize someone whom he/she met, because he also does not perform the duties which he is not aware of them in life. That is why he says, “you have gone out of my eyes.”

This saying teaches people on how to be humble enough to carry out their tasks which they know, and leave to others who understand what they do not discern in their lives, so that they can have enough properties for developping their families.

Mark 10: 17-21.