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"The mother takes care of her children."

Translation:Mama anatunza watoto wake.

November 16, 2019



It’s because of the “noun class”. It is conjugated wake because watoto is in the “wa” class. I suggest you read the notes on the lesson, it’s the lightbulb symbol. Or you can check out this handy resource: https://www.swahilicheatsheet.com/#nounclass


Could "Anawatunza" work or would it be redundant (or maybe just wrong)?


Wouldn't you need an Object Marker (watoto - wa) as children are animate? Mama anawatunza watoto wake

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