"Kids like skipping"

Translation:Watoto wanapenda kuruka kamba

September 21, 2017

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kuruka kamba means to skip rope. That is a different activity than skipping.


Is it? Would you define these two terms as you see them, because I have a sneaking suspicion there might be a difference in terminology here. In my part of the world if people are using a skipping rope they are said to be skipping.


Skipping rope is also skipping.


You have to admit that "skipping" and "skipping rope" are two different things. It's misleading to translate "kuruka kamba" as just skipping since "kamba" specifically means "rope". It should be translated as "skipping rope" or "jumping rope". If a kid is just skipping down the road, with no rope involved, you can't say "anaruka kamba".

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