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"Mkono wa birika"

Translation:Miser

April 7, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NyamNyamNy1

Would anybody happen to know what the literal translation of these words is? The best that I can forge is "Arm of bridge", but I'd be lying if I claimed to see the connection.


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

A birika is a metal vessel for water, like a kettle, etc. Maybe it's some kind of metaphore connected to controlling the amount something pours out?


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

So a miser is a 'jug handle'. How would you say "jug handle" in Swahili?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katie105911

I don't think "mkono" can mean "handle"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ernst557459

TUKI Kamusi: handle n 1 mpini; (of a cup) mkono; (of a bucket) utambo; (of a door or box) kipete.

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