Shembeteng Dictionary: Popular Words, Meanings, memes and Shembeteng facts
Have you come around the new Sheng language in Kenya popularly known as Shembeteng?.
Here is how to speak in Shembeteng language correctly, funny Shembeteng memes, and Popular words used in the Shembeteng language and their meanings.
The language follows five different variations of the usual vowels in the format of: Mbata, Mbete, Mbiti, Mboto, Mbutu.
All you need to do is add either Mbata, Mbete, Mbiti, Mboto or Mbutu into existing words to completely change how they sound.
The Mbata, Mbete, Mbiti, Mboto or Mbutu take cue from a preceding vowel in any word; like ‘Mbiti’ will follow the vowel I, ‘Mbutu’ follows the vowel U and so on and so forth.
Take ‘Shembeteng’ for instance, the vowel in the Original word ‘Sheng’ is ‘e’. So the ghetto vowel to use is ‘Mbete’.
More, ‘shembeteng’ examples;
Love. Vowel O- Ghetto Vowel ‘Mboto’; Lombotove.
Kiasi. Vowel A – Ghetto Vowel ‘Mbata’; Kiambatasi.
Kuja. Vowel U. – Ghetto Vowel ‘Mbutu’; Kumbutuja.
Cheza. Vowel E – Ghetto Vowel ‘Mbete’; Chembeteza.
Remember.. Shembeteng cannot be applied to people’s names
Popular Shembeteng Words and Phrases:
Naskimbitia – I can hear
Nakulombotove – I love you
Mazembete – girls
Mzimbiting – an older man or a dad
Lumbutuku – dressing smart
Kizumbutungu – English
Mshombotosh – a grandmother
Mrombotoko – mother
Jimbitinga – stupid
Rumbutungu – money
Kuntaka – a fool
Zombotote – all of it
Nakuhambatate – I hate you
Kiambatasi – a little
Wambatangu – mine
Fomboto – follow
Gembeteto – ghetto
Jembeteshi – a group or a gang