"Wanapanda miti ambayo ni mirefu"

Translation:They are climbing trees which are tall

October 7, 2017

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should be trees which are tall. Long trees would be tall ones laying on the ground.

October 7, 2017

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Well, I think also the latter would be translated the same way ... but yeah, it's much less likely that you'd talk about someone climing felled trees.

October 8, 2017

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-refu is translated as tall elsewhere (you don't have long people or giraffes), why not here? Upright things are tall, horizontal things are long. You don't climb horizontal things.

August 22, 2018

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I find it interesting that planting trees and climbing trees would be said the same way? Is there a way to distinguish the two?

February 12, 2019
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