So far we learned "kutembea" means "to walk". But does Swahili speakers use this verb to express other types of moving also, like gliding (snail), slithering (snake) etc.?
Indeed, a snail doesn't walk, it creeps or crawls, which in Swahili is ku-tambaa.
I thought we can't use "walk" for snails - because they have no legs? I thought the appropriate word was "crawl" or "slide/glide"?
But well, what do I know?
A snail does not walk.
Technically, the common way to say that in English would be "a snail is walking slowly" but wouldn't it also make sense that "a snail is slowly walking?" right??