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"Nikapika na nikafua"

Translation:I cooked and washed clothes

November 10, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aboutpurpo

Is kufua only used for washing clothes?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AGreatUserName

Yeah, it otherwise means "beat", so you can think of it like the beating of clothes against rocks to clean them out, even if it's done in a washing machine now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davy_in_Kenya

Why is this past tense?

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