1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Swahili
  4. >
  5. "Mkulima anapanda mche"

"Mkulima anapanda mche"

Translation:The farmer is planting a seedling

January 18, 2019

4 Comments


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

I feel like 'seedling' should be interchangeable with 'seed'. 'The farmer plants a seed' should be an acceptable translation, right?


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

nope, 'seed' is mbegu. A seedling is a seed that's already sprouted


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

And you can't plant seeds, you sow them: kupanda mbegu?


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

Couldn't this also be "The farmer GROWS a seedling?"

Learn Swahili in just 5 minutes a day. For free.