"Mouth"

Translation:Kinywa

August 28, 2017

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Ama297096

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

August 28, 2017

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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).

August 28, 2017

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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.

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lmz91C

As i had understood, but apparently im wrong, mdomo is lips and kinywa mouth

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Catriona28475

Looks like you are right.

March 7, 2018
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