"Kondakta"

Translation:A conductor

February 22, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

I assume this is the assistant on a bus who takes passengers' fares (as well as the more familiar English meaning of somebody with similar tasks aboard a train)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/likes2hike

Correct (source: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kondakta).

Fun fact: a conductor of an orchestra is a muongozaji wa muziki (from kuongoza -- to lead, guide or direct). Or as Tanzanians have joked to me, "baba muziki" which I think is great!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AGreatUserName

Apparently a "conductor" as in a material that transmits electricity, heat, light or sound is an utingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mamvula

I think this is the first time I have seen the word for conductor in full. In normal use people only say "konda"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whsndstalb

does kondakta also apply to things that conduct energy like wires?

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