"If you drink alcohol, you will get drunk"

Translation:Ukinywa pombe utalewa

March 20, 2017



Ninaweza kusema pia "Ungenywa pombe ungelewa"?

March 20, 2017

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I think that's more of a "If you drank alcohol, you would get drunk". There's a slight difference in meaning between the English sentences; one has more of a counterfactual meaning (i.e. "If you drank alcohol, you'd get drunk, but you don't, so you won't"). I'm not a native Swahili speaker, so I don't know if the version of the sentence with -nge- carries that same counterfactual sense.


Ninaweza kusema pia - "mkinywa pombe, mtalewa" ?


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