What is the difference between 'kuosha' and 'kufua' because both of them mean the verb to wash. However, when I write, Faridi anafua sufuria, it says that it's wrong. Can someone help?
kufua = to wash (clothes)
kunawa = to wash (hands, face)
kuoga = to wash (whole body, i.e. to shower/bathe)
kuosha = to wash (basically anything else)
And kusafisha? "To clean" what?
you use 'fua' when you're referring to laundering clothes, 'osha' is for pretty much everything else
how about "Faridi anaosha sufuria ya chuma"? It does say that the pot is metal...
the thing is, sufuria is a metal pot, so it's a bit redundant. Sort of like saying a female actress (it goes without saying)
Thanks! That helps!
How would you refer to non-metal pots, then? "Pot" is generally understood to be metal in English, but not all pots are metal, of course.
A pottery pot is referred to as a chungu.
Can someone enlighten me about Kusafisha? When does it apply?
In English, "to clean" is a generic term that applies to washing, vacuuming, and other activities. I imagine it is the same in Swahili. It probably always applies, even if it's not the most specific answer.