LESSON #85: Kupiga…

The verb kupiga can be used in combination with different nouns to mean many things. The verb itself means to hit or beat.

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The list is pretty much inexhaustible so here’s a couple of phrases:

  • Kupiga mswaki  

    – to brush one’s teeth

  • Kupiga simu 

    – to make a phone call

  • Kupiga kelele 

    – to shout/scream

  • Kupiga domo – to talk (and talk, and talk…)
  • Kupiga makofi – to clap
  • Kupiga ngoma 

    – to beat/play drums Read More

Translation Challenge #4…(eng-swa)

“Last night I had a strange dream. In it, I was being strangled by an unknown person. I tried to scream and ask for help but no sound would come out. As I started losing consciousness , I faintly heard mom’s voice calling me. I tried hard to respond but couldn’t………..then I suddenly woke up!”

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