Kufua to wash, kusafisha to clean.
kusafisha = to clean
kuosha = to wash [general]
kufua = to wash [clothes]; to beat
kunawa = to wash [hands, face] ...
And how is kuosha different from kufua?
osha is usually used to describe cleaning plates. fua is mainly used for clothes.
Why is "Jamila anasafisha nguo" incorrect?
Because you don't use the verb "safisha" for clothes. Just like in English you don't wash a table, but clean or wipe it.
so one would use kuosha for washing a car?
I thought kusafisha means to clean as much as to wash.
Could you tell me where this Swahili comes form? is it standard, is it spoken more in one place /region than in another?