Translation:Season of short rains

April 25, 2017

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I was a PC Volunteer in Kenya. There are two rainy seasons and they don't always come at predictable times. They don't correspond to seasons as we know them in the Northern hemisphere (so it is inaccurate to translate them as autumn or summer, etc.). The short rains are heavy bursts of rain. They come every day during that season but don't last all day. The long rains are drizzles that can last day after day.


RPCV TZ. Yes. Long rain season = rain all damn day. short rain season = rain most days but for short periods.


Trying to guess whether they want "rain", "rainfall", or "rains" on this exercise is driving me crazy

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Isn't it rather a short season of rains instead of a season of short rains?


Hmm, I would assume this means that it's a season (of no specified length) characterised by short rains, and then when the rainy season comes, that brings more substantial, longer periods of rain. That's just going from their phrasing.

If you're right, what would distinguish the short season of rains from the immediately following rainy season?


I'd agree with you, that it's the short season of rains that occurs ~November as opposed to the longer rainy season ~April - May


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