How to say crush in Swahili

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Crush definition in English

Crush has two main meanings in English:

1. compress or squeeze forcefully so as to break, damage, or distort in shape.

2. a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable. (love)

Crush in Swahili

The translation of crush in Swahili depends on the above given definitions:

Crush as compress or squeeze is translated as ponda or funda.

Crush as love is translated as: kuvutiwa, kupenda, kukuwa na hisia, n.k.

Examples of crush in  Swahili in sentences

  • Wanaziponda mazeituni kwa shinikizo kubwa la mbao. (They crush the olives with a heavy wooden press.)
  • Ninavutiwa na wewe. (I have a crush on you.)
  • Nadhani anakupenda. (I think he has a crush on you.)
  • Nitafundia machungwa ili upate juisi. (I’ll crush the juice out of oranges for you.)
  • Vinny amekuwa akimpenda Lucy tangu zamani. (Vinny has always had a crush on Lucy.)
  • Kinu cha upepo hutumiwa kuponda nafaka kuwa unga. (A windmill is used to crush grain into flour.)
  • Usifunde sanduku hii; kuna maua ndani. (Don’t crush this box; there are flowers inside.)
  • Alikuwa na hisia kali kwa mmoja wa walimu wake. (She had a huge crush on one of her teachers.)
  • Inachukua muda mfupi tu kupenda mtu. (It takes a minute to have a crush on someone.)
  • Tumia chokaa na kinu kuponda viungo. (Use a pestle and mortar to crush the spices.)
  • Alikuwa na hisia kwako, unajua. (She had a crush on you, you know.)
  • Baadhi ya vifaa vya kutengeneza havibonyeki kwa urahisi. (Some synthetic materials do not crush easily.)
  • Ni hisia za kawaida katika shule tu. (It’s just a schoolgirl crush.)
  • Nilikuwa na hisia kali kwake. (I had a huge crush on her.)
  • Nyundo kubwa huponda mawe. (Huge hammers crush the rocks.)
  • Alikuwa na hisia kali kwa mwalimu wake wa Jiografia. (She had a huge crush on her geography teacher.)
  • Ponda karafuu mbili za vitunguu. (Crush two cloves of garlic.)
  • Mashine hii imetengenezwa ili kuponda mawe kuwa unga. (This machine is made to crush the rock into powder.)