Translation:They are learning
So kusoma means "to read" and "to study", and kujifunza means "to learn", "to teach yourself" and also "to read"? Is that correct? Or kujifunza is to teach yourself or to learn, but we can presume that most of the time you learn reading? I mean, you can read and not to be studying or learning; or you can learn using a video or practicing some action; or to study answering an exercise, for example. I know there are no perfect translations, but I need to know if I'm following the right way or if I'm learning wrong. Thank you!
Kusoma == to read or sometimes to study. Because you are reading in a way you are studying the topic of the book. Kujifunza == to teach yourself.
Well if I'm reading a scifi novel then I'm not studying per se but I am acquiring some new knowledge of a distance lands and its adventures. Obviously I'm not going to get quizzed after reading such a lovely book but I learned something about the book.
Studying in raw terms just means you acquired something from reading or watching or an experience. So you are right.
If I hear someone mention Kusoma, I immediately think 'read' but 'study' is not that far off either.
Does that help a bit? Let us know.