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"Misumari na mizizi"

Translation:Nails and roots

April 25, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/syntyche1981

This sounds like a metal band who are proud of their common ancestry.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MadcapJake

Or maybe a metal reggae band


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esperanto1887

what is meant by "nails and roots"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AGreatUserName

Nails (as in the things you hit in with a hammer) and roots (parts of a plant) ... just that, no further context.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esperanto1887

And I thought of the things you have on the fingers (or should you say 'fingernails' in good English?) anyway, your explanation isn't more logical :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AGreatUserName

Yeah, that would kind of make more sense, but no, they taught us the word for the metal things.

(And yeah, you can say 'fingernails' but when it's clear, just 'nails' is enough.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KenMur

Now they clarify this by adding "construction" to the translation


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phmeza

In what world do these go together?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AGreatUserName

“What do you have in your pockets?”
“Um, just nails and roots.”

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