"Fulana"

Translation:A t-shirt

March 24, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caroline202140

I thought fulana meant a sweater or pullover?


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

Both ... also a singlet. It's from the English word "flannel".

The Oxford Swahili dictionary says:

1
vazi linalovaliwa ndani ya shati au kanzu.

2
vazi la kitambaa lililofumwa k.v. kwa pamba au sufu ambalo huvaliwa kama shati.

Which translated means

"1
a garment worn inside a shirt or robe

2
a garment of knitted/woven cloth, such as cotton or wool, which is worn as a shirt

I think it's basically any soft top covering. If you want to specify that it's an undershirt you can say fulana ya ndani. If you want to specify that it's a t-shirt, you can say fulana yenye mikono (a fulana with arms). A fulana isiyo na mikono is a sleeveless one. If you want to say "sweater", there's also the word sweta or suweta to make it clear.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anne616388

can you translate:" undershirt"as well?


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

N /N class pl fulana

fulana yangu - my t-shirt

fulana zangu - my t-shirts

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