"I wash clothes with soap"

Translation:Ninafua nguo na sabuni

February 22, 2017

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Wowza42

What's the difference between kufua and kuosha? Are they used in different contexts or is it an error that 'ninaosha nguo na sabuni' isn't accepted?

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hrhtheother

I dont understand why nonaosha is not correct as well

December 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/frank856835

the translation says kwa is acceptable but marked wrong

March 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Svea_DE

I think you have to use "kufua" with clothes. I don't recall that "kuosha" has been ever used for clothes, but for dishes etc.

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BenConway6

Can we have an explanation about the difference between osha, fua and safisha? It seems like guesswork most of the time to know which to use.

December 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Svea_DE

kufua = to wash, to do the laundry
(clothes, laundry!)

kuosha = to wash, to rinse
(dishes!)

kusafisha = to clean, to wash, to rinse
(e.g. car, bucket, dishes (sometimes), child etc., but not own body)

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BenConway6

Thank you! Asante!

December 30, 2018
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