"You are wearing a nice shirt"

Translation:Unavaa shati zuri

February 23, 2017

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Isn't it "-navaa" for putting on something, and "-mevaa" for a state of wearing it already?


That is the way I have understood it too.


When learning other languages, we got to leave our language way of thinking. It's hard, but necessary to, because there's no perfect translation to so many situations, and we have to be flexible.

In this case, it looks like the verb -vaa (infinitive "kuvaa") means "to put on" or "to wear", and the context will define the meaning each time you see/use that.


Basic is infinitive "kuvaa" and than is necessary to conjugate the verb with persons and the times.


why is it just Zuri, rather than another conjugation of the word?

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