conj 1 ikiwa, iwapo, kama ~ you ask me, I will help you kama ukiniomba nitakusaidia ~ he should come please call me iwapo atakuja niite ~ you will wait a moment I will help you kama utasubiri kidogo nitakusaidia ~ I were rich I would buy a car laiti ningekuwa tajiri ningenunua gari ~ we'd started in time we would have finished earlier kama tungeanza mapema tungemaliza mapema. 2 (if meaning when, whenever) kama/kila ~ you mix yellow and blue you get green ukichanganya manjano na buluu unapata kijani. 3 (even) ~ hata kama we'll finish even ~ it takes us allweek tutamaliza hata kama itatuchukua wiki nzima even ~ ingawa, ijapokuwa l'll escort her even ~l'll be late for the movie nitamsindikiza ingawa nitachelewa sinema. 4 as ~ kana kwamba it isn't as ~ we don't know the work si kana kwamba hatujui kazi. 5 (colloq)(if replacing whether, to introduce an interrogative clause) kama let me know ~ you are coming niambie kama utakuja. 6 (a wish or unfulfilled condition)~ only laiti (kama) ntoo many ~ s and buts ngonjera, taraghani.