"Mouth"

Translation:Kinywa

August 28, 2017

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What's the difference between kinywa and mdomo? Both are translated as mouth in different exercises in this unit


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As far as I understand it, mdomo is what is externally visible of the mouth (ie. the lips, but probably also used to mean "mouth" as a visible facial feature) whereas the kinywa is the internal space of the mouth, where the food goes.

I guess it might be a bit like, at least in technically correct English, the difference between the vulva (external) and the vagina (internal passage).


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the very first strengthening exercise has "kunywa" translated as "mouth". So either they should both be accepted or the dictionary hints need to differentiate between the two words.

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