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8.8: Matumizi ya Lugha

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  • SARUFI: MNYAMBULIKO WA KUFANYANA
                     MNYAMBULIKO WA KUFANYUA

    The Reciprocal form (Mnyambuliko wa Kufanyana) expresses interaction, and is marked by – an –.
    E.g.
                 penda, love                                pendana, love each other/one another
                busu, kiss                                   busiana, kiss (each other)
                samehe, forgive                          sameheana, forgive each other
                kubali, agree                              kubaliana, agree (with each other)
                pa, give                                      peana, give each other

    Examples:
    Walipomaliza kusalimiana Zakaria alitikisa kichwa.

    When they had greeted each other Zakaria shook his head.
    –> salimu, greet
    Walitazamana machoni.

    They looked into each other’s eyes.
    –> tazama, look

    Kumbuka:
    Tulionana naye. 1. We saw each other/met with him/her. (2 people involved)
    2. We saw/met with him/her.(3 or more people involved)

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