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Can you help me to figure out some words which seems to have similar meanings?


I am around the middle of the tree, and I am running across some words/expressions which seem to have similar meanings. Sadly, I couldn't find explanations for any of them around the internet. Can you help me?

  • Kwa ajili ya / kwa maana ya

  • Polepole / taratibu

  • Kwa hiyo / kwa hivyo

Asante sana!

April 8, 2017



Difference between polepole and taratibu is that "polepole" means "slowly" and "taratibu" means "cautiously." Often they can be interchangable, but not always.


I'm not 100% sure, but I think the difference between "kwa hiyo" and "kwa hivyo" would be the difference between "for this" and "for that".

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