"Msimu wa vuli"

Translation:Autumn

April 13, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/BwanaSimba

Indeed, check this out, according to vf-tropi.com. Tanzania's Masika and Vuli Rains Defined

Tanzania has two major agroclimatic areas - the unimodal and the bimodal rainfall areas. The bimodal area has a short-rains minor cropping season, known as vuli, with planting around October/November and harvesting in late January/February; and a main, long-rains season, called masika, following immediately the vuli season, with planting in late February/March and harvesting in July/August. The bimodal areas extend over the northern and north-eastern regions, including Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Moshi, Tanga, as well as Kigoma, Kagera, Mwanza, Mara and parts of Morogoro, Mbeya, Dar es Salaam and Coast. Elsewhere in the country, i.e. the central and southern regions, rainfall is unimodal, with planting starting around November and harvesting taking place from May to July. In some regions, the unimodal or "seasonal rains" are also referred to as masika.

August 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RudolfJan

Thank you for your clarification.

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ElDoctr

It's also not how they would commonly translate it in EA. Should be "season of short rains"

May 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FionaReid5

Short rains yes, but autumn is a temperate term...and Fall north American, it should not be used as the english equivalent?

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EpcotCenter82

This was very confusing, coming across it the first time. It should be a phrase rather than three separate words.

April 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/vtopphol

Is there also a long rainy season?

August 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Renata725212

Yes, long rainy season is called - masika

September 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BwanaSimba

northeast monsoon, i.e. short rain season

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CarelSchmi

To compair this with Autumn doesn't make sense.

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Catriona28475

As the others wrote here, try the more accurate answer "season of short rains" and report it if this answer still isn't accepted.

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MBG266009

It still is not accepted, so I reported it.

January 18, 2019
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