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Translation:I learn

January 25, 2018



Ji is relfexive, yes?


Correct, -ji- is the reflexive infix. The verb kufunza is a somewhat outdated word meaning to teach or to educate. Therefore the literal translation is "I teach myself" = "I learn"!


Just a little nitpick ... -ji- is not actually an infix. Swahili doesn't have true infixes. It's just a prefix that always comes after other prefixes. An infix comes in the middle of a morpheme (a part of a word), not between other morphemes.

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